We’re all doing what we need to survive in these weird, stressful times. And for Martha Stewart, who recently launched her own line of cannabidiol (CBD) products, that appears to be eating CBD gummies—a lot of them.
For instance, in a small study published in Neuropsychopharmacology in 2011, people with social anxiety who received CBD before a public-speaking task reported experiencing lower levels of anxiety symptoms during the task than those who received a placebo. But the dose of CBD was a whopping 600 milligrams (in capsules) in this study, which means you probably aren’t going to experience the same effects from a single gummy containing just 10 milligrams. So, hey, maybe Stewart’s onto something with her 20 gummies in a day.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great idea for everyone to go ahead and eat a bunch of CBD gummies every day. The effects that one person feels may be very different from the effects another person gets, as Stewart notes. And remember that CBD isn’t the only thing in these gummies, so you’ll be ingesting a large amount whatever else is in there too.
In some cases, CBD products can be mislabeled and may actually contain THC, which could cause some unpleasant effects that you weren’t expecting. So it’s important to always buy CBD from a reputable source (preferably one that gives you details about the dosing and exactly what form of CBD the product contains).
CBD is a compound found in cannabis and hemp, but it doesn’t produce a classic “high” sensation the way that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does. So taking a whole bunch of CBD gummies isn’t likely to send you down an oh-my-God-I’m-way-too-high anxiety spiral the way that eating, say, too many weed brownies would. But if 20 CBD gummies still sounds like a lot, you would not be wrong.
Few things are more trying than dealing with a stressed-out pet. Whether they’re anxious because of a car ride, fireworks and loud thunderstorms, or being left alone during the workday, keeping your cat or dog calm and cool during tense times is key to maintaining both of your sanities.
, says. “Fortunately, the veterinarian prescribed puppy sedatives to use during especially long drives and airplane rides. Now everyone can have a lovely and restful trip.”
Anxiety can even result in destructive behaviors like digging, scratching, and even result in a pet running away from home. But what to do when stressful situations arise and you don’t have time for a quick trip to the vet? “I love CBD oil for my puppies to keep them mellow and calm,” says Jenni Kayne. The designer and pet parent to a pair of lop-eared rabbits as well as two dogs, Chachi, a Labradoodle, and Tag, an Italian Spinone, also depends on some old-school essentials—rope chew toys and cozy dog beds—to “keep them happy and comfortable” when she and her family are away from home.
“Our Bichon Frise, Precious, gets very nervous traveling,” Robert Leleux, author of The Memoir of a Beautiful Boy
Searching for an easy way to keep your own four-legged family member composed the next time you’re stuck in a stressful situation? We scoured the online marketplace and gathered an assortment of soothing items all designed to naturally appease your pet. From relaxing chew toys to a calming liner for cat carriers, read ahead for more than ten of the best anxiety-reducing pet products that won’t require a trip to the vet.
Combining gourmet flavors, developed by Martha herself, with state-of-the-art CBD isolate, Martha Stewart CBD products make wellness an easier choice, every day.
People who have tried Martha Stewart CBD gummies* agree that they:
Help me balance
*In an independent panel of 310 participants. Read the entire label prior to use. Individual results may vary. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
CBD wellness has never been this inviting, and has certainly never tasted this great.