Some people like their CBD at night with tea, others in the morning with coffee. How is CBD effective for both sleep support and alertness?
It's the relaxing and calming properties of CBD + other phytocannabinoids. If you are having troubles sleeping, feeling relaxed will help you sleep. If you need to focus, being calm paves the way for productivity and alertness.
When you see different versions of CBD products specifically designed for sleep or focus, there are a few things at play here. First, other ingredients may be added to these products to support their target use. For example, a product marketed for sleep support may have melatonin or chamomile added while caffeine or citrus may be added to products to facilitate alertness. Alternatively, there are some cannabinoids known to support sleep or focus [CBN // cannabinol works wonders for sleep support] that may be the dominant cannabinoid in these products.
At Upstream Organics, we do not add melatonin or caffeine. Our list of ingredients for every sublingual oil is simple; cold-pressed full-spectrum CBD + fractionated coconut oil + organic peppermint oil [in Peppermint flavored sublingual oil only]. We allow CBD + other cannabinoids present in our cold-pressed // whole plant products to support you naturally without the side-effects commonly associated with melatonin or caffeine.
Studies to check out:
Review of the neurological benefits of phytocannabinoids // National Institute of Health, 2018
CBD vs. Memory // Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2020