Over the last couple of years, the American Psychology Association (APA) has reported in their annual Stress in America survey that millennials are the most stressed generation. Not surprisingly, higher stress rates are reported in direct association with technology use. While 43% of adults are classified as people who are attached to their phone or tablet (i.e., “constant checkers”), this number spikes to 63% of millennials. Almost two thirds of Americans believe they should intermittently unplug from their devices, but very few actually do.
Most people can’t truly “unplug”, which is why Millennials are ordering Cannabidiol Oil, more commonly known as CBD oil, in droves. CBD oil is generating enormous buzz for having some serious health benefits. Studies show that CBD can dial down anxiety, curtail inflammation and body aches, significantly reduce acne, and help quit smoking, driving huge demand. One of more than 85 cannabinoids identified in marijuana and hemp, CBD is typically used for health reasons and, unlike the more widely recognized compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is not psychoactive, meaning it doesn't cause a “high”.
CBD products can be derived from industrial hemp plants or marijuana plants. Brands have cornered this growing market by focusing on high quality, fully organic, hemp-based CBD products. CBD Hemp Oil is made with high CBD and low THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive ingredient in Marijuana. In fact, while THC is found in high quantities in marijuana and low quantities in hemp, the reverse is true for CBD. Make sure you look for brands that are THC-free, meaning you’ll get all the benefits of CBD Oil without getting “high”, making it one of the few CBD Oil products legal in all 50 states.
In fact, many millennials have started taking hemp-based CBD Oil as part of their daily diet, often replacing traditional multivitamins. The hype is real as recent reports indicate that the CBD market is will grow by 700% by 2020, from ~$202 million in 2017 to ~$2.1 billion by 2020. With the benefits of CBD Oil growing by the day – the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended approval for the first CBD medication (Epidiolex) to treat two forms of childhood epilepsy – this growth could be significantly underestimated.
The CBD Oil market can be confusing as there are many different options. The key is to focus on hemp-based products (to avoid psychoactive effects and make sure it’s legal in your area) and to pick a potency (measured in milligrams) that is right for you. Most brands offer a number of different potencies, with the lowest strength typically being around 250 MG and going well beyond 1,000 MG. We recommend starting somewhere in the middle - a 500 MG bottle is a good bet for first time buyers; this way you can scale down by taking a half dose (equivalent to one dose of the 250 mg) or scale up and take two doses (equivalent to one dose of the 1000 mg) relatively cost-efficiently.
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