National CBD Month

As we close out 2019 and enter 2020 one thing is certain, there is a national month, day, or year for just about any topic. This past year could be called the year of CBD as the industry experienced a ramp up in sales and variety of products available on the market.
Trista Best
Written by Trista Best, Registered Dietitian
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CBD Month

It makes sense that the first month in the year following CBD’s greatest spike in sales should be considered the first ever National CBD Month. January 2020 marks just that occasion, it is the first National CBD Month and companies are taking advantage of this title.

With the many health claims that are spread through word of mouth, and some company statements, regarding CBD’s efficacy is another reason January is the perfect month to boast about CBD and raise awareness for its potential benefits.

CBD enthusiasts claim the products help in wide to mitigate symptoms of a wide variety of ailments and conditions. This is the primary reason CBD is among the most popular health products in America.

Unless you have been living disconnected from media and society as a whole you have heard of CBD. CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound among 113 other compounds in the cannabis plant. It is the second most well-known as active ingredient, second to THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) the psychoactive ingredient.

CBD product manufacturers source their CBD extract from the industrial hemp plant. These plants are different from traditional marijuana in that it is grown with 0.3% THC or less. This is the legal amount of THC that is allowed to be present in industrial hemp, which is legally grown in most U.S. states.

CBD product enthusiasts claim they experience a wide range of benefits from relief of chronic pain to improved sleep and reduced anxiety, among many others. The extracted compound has boomed in the alternative medicine field, but has begun reaching consumers on every area of the spectrum.

These products can be found in many forms; topicals, oils, edibles, vapes, and even pet products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to provide firm guidance or regulation for the CBD industry. At this point their stance is still cautionary, yet this hasn’t slowed down the industry’s success.

As we close out National CBD Month, January 2020, it is likely the industry will see an uptake in sales once again. Most of the American population is evaluating their lives and health to improve their lives and overall wellbeing for the new year. With CBD being recognized in this most life-altering month it is sure to be an addition into most health regimens and routines.

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Trista Best
Trista Best
Registered Dietitian
Trista Best is a Registered Dietitian, Public Health Dietitian, and former college Nutrition Professor. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2009, Masters of Public Health Nutrition from Liberty University in 2014, and Bachelors of Science in Food and Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2018. Her dietetic background is in Public Health, Medical Grade Supplements, and Childhood Nutrition.

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