Everything you need to know about all things CBD
Looking to try CBD? Somehow, it seems like a million different companies sprang up overnight, promising everything from a good night's sleep to changing your life.
Is it all a placebo? Is it weed in disguise?
It's neither. Hemp extract is known to contain beneficial plant properties that work with the body's endocannabinoid system to promote rest, ease discomfort, and help you stay calm and unwind.
We were overwhelmed by the chocices until we found Brandless; the online marketplace is THE place to go for high-quality health products without the inflated price tags. Their educational quiz will instruct you on the best CBD products for your needs and lifestyle.
Here's our round-up of the best CBD options for YOU. Read our list to find your new favorite.
Best For Sleep- Plant People's Drops+ Sleep
Cannabis already has sleep-inducing properties, particularly in indica strains that are higher in CBD. So a hemp-derived CBD with CBN and less than 0.3% THC is a targeted blend just for sleep, without the cannabis high. This tincture provides a blend of terpenes that are formulated to promote rest.
Users report falling asleep more easily, so save this for half an hour before bedtime. Simply take half a dropper (it automatically fills for you), place under your tongue, and hold for 30 seconds before swallowing. CBD contains no addictive properties and this one comes in regular and double strength doses, for when your mind is particularly strong.
Best For Stress- Plant People's Be Calm Capsules
These THC-free capsules are formulated for everyday use to combat daily anxiety. With only 15MG of CBD per capsule, these gentle relaxers also have 525MG of herbs per capsule.
Albizia bark, avena sativa, ashwagandha, schisandra berry, holy basil, and L-Theanine have been known to support balance and curb an overactive adrenal response in stressful situations.
With CBD as one of many ingredients, they all All of the ingredients work together to promote joy and wellness.
Best For Newbies- Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Extract
Although nothing on this list will get you high, there is ZERO chance this one will get you high. It's broad-spectrum, so it contains less than 0.01% THC of any psychotoxic compound, but plenty of other compounds with benefits. This company was founded in 1998 to sell hemp products, so they know what they're doing with this tincture that promotes total body wellness.
Best For Easing Discomfort- Plant People's Balm+ Relief
Starting with soothing shea butter, this topical hemp-infused balm is perfect for rubbing onto sore muscles or your knee that always acts up in the rain. Just rub it in, and you may notice an ease to all your discomforts. Arnica and corydalis are added for maximum absorption and hyper-targeted relief.
Best If You Hate The Taste- Sunsoil Softgels
Sunsoil delivers CBD in a familiar softgel. At 20mg per capsule, they're more exact than tinctures and only end up costing $1 a serving. The hemp is farmed from Vermont using pesticide-free environmentally-friendly practices
All of these products can be found on Brandless. They're revolutionizing the budding (pun unintended) CBD industry, by only offering brands that are transparent about their ingredients and potencies. They also ship to every state and offer a range of high-end affordable lifestyle products to enhance your day-to-day.If you're still not sure what's right for you, or are looking for something else, check out their quiz (CBD protein powder, anyone?) to find your new plant-powered wellness advocate.
Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.
Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.
In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.
Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.
Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.
After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."