Is CBD Oil a Viable Vitamin Supplement?
CBD is becoming a very popular natural remedy for many medical conditions, and research helps support the claims. While we know there is no such thing as a cure-all magical elixir, CBD is proving to be beneficial in helping alleviate symptoms of neurological disorders like depression and anxiety as well as physical aches, pains, tensions and inflammation.
This must mean CBD has an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals to boot, right? If CBD can help stabilize a myriad of painful symptoms and is bursting with vitamins, it must make a great daily supplement. Sounds realistic, but is it?
To save you time searching, we’ve scoured the internet and compiled everything you need to know about CBD as a multivitamin so you can make an informed decision- you’re welcome.
Vitamins & Minerals We Need on the Daily
Industrial hemp is packed full of many vitamins and minerals, but you need to consume both raw and cooked forms to reap most of the benefits. Even if you did juice cannabis leaves and utilize a full-spectrum CBD oil, your body and mind may not perform at their best.
Vitamin A plays a crucial role in developing organs in your body like the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Like CBD, retinol (vitamin A) possesses antioxidant properties. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for people aged 14 and older are between 700-900 micrograms (mcg). Hemp seed oil (not CBD oil) contains a meagre 11 (mcg) per 100g. CBD is definitely not a significant source of vitamin A.
Vitamin B 6 & 12B
Both physical and psychological functions are affected by B vitamins. B6 is beneficial in regulating your nervous system, and B12 helps boost your mood, enhance your memory, protect your heart, repair your skin, calm your nerves, help you sleep and aid your digestive system. Unfortunately, hemp seeds contain less than a gram of B vitamins per 100 grams. CBD oil alone is not a reliable source of B vitamins.
There is no vitamin C in CBD oil, which is unfortunate because vitamin C is an essential vitamin that protects against many deficiencies, but we would never leave you hanging. We’ve formulated a solution that provides the body with head to toe endocannabinoid support with our Nano CBD Vita Gummies. With an added antioxidant boost that helps neutralize free radicals in the body and also supports the immune system.
Good news! A high-quality full-spectrum CBD can be a significant source of vitamin D- if it is fortified with it. If you live somewhere sunny, you are probably reaping enough vitamin D benefits. If not, any typical over the counter multivitamin will contain your RDA. Egg yolks and fatty fish are a great way to get your 600 IU daily.
While vitamin E has many antioxidant properties similar to CBD like helping boost the immune system and possessing anti-inflammatory properties, the comparison stops there. On average you need between 30 IU vitamin E daily, and hemp seed oil contains just over 5% of the RDA.
While full-spectrum CBD oil (when properly sourced) can provide a good amount of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids that play a key role in regulating inflammation, it may not receive all the fatty acids your body needs. DHA and EPA are the most beneficial Omega-3s. Hemp seed oil in its raw form contains up to 28 grams of Omega-6 and 9 grams of Omega-3.
Minerals: Calcium Iron Magnesium and Potassium
Magnesium is the only mineral hemp seed contains. Aside from that CBD is not a significant source of calcium, iron, or potassium.
While there are endocannabinoid receptors located in our digestive system and gut, CBD cannot replace probiotics. Yogurt enriched with probiotics will give you the RDA needed to live a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Incorporating a high-quality CBD oil into your daily regime can in no doubt be a benefit to your body. Cannabidiol calms the chatter of the mind, helps ease the aching pains of physical conditions, and promotes balance within the body.
That being said, there is a gap between the benefits of CBD and the RDA of vitamins and minerals your body requires to function optimally.
However, why settle for either when you can have both. There are CBD enriched multivitamins that promote vitality and help the body perform at its best. Trust us, we're known to know about these sort of things.
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