Getting a sufficient dose of Vitamin D can be as easy as sprawling yourself out on a sun lounger by a pool in the south of France. Or even spending 5 to 10 minutes a day catching some rays in your garden. Basically, getting enough vitamin D can literally be a walk in the park. However, as cultural and behavioural shifts continue to take place, more of us are spending longer times indoors. Wearing sunscreen and long-sleeved clothing can protect us from the sun’s more harmful effects, but it seems that an increasing number of people are also ending up deficient in this crucial vitamin.
Despite widespread knowledge of vitamin D’s ability to strengthen our bodies and build up our natural defences, the UK and this compound have not always gone hand in hand. Our stereotypical rainy and grey weather is not exactly famous for providing us with abundant sunshine, and rickets, a condition caused by a lack of vitamin D, has even historically been referred to as the ‘English disease’. In recent years, vitamin D deficiencies have only worsened. With 1 in 5 UK citizens currently suffering from a lack of the sunshine vitamin, we stand to face nothing short of a global health problem. Before panic ensues, we should ask ourselves what this ignored epidemic means, and what can we do to prevent it.
Enter CBD. By now, you’ve probably heard the term CBD, or Cannabidiol, being thrown around quite a lot. Whether you’re already an avid CBD user, or you’ve caught wind of it through an article, a friend, or celebrities like Kim K, you’re probably aware that CBD is being widely accoladed for boosting you wellness. But have you ever thought about boosting its power by combining it with vitamin D?
Hold tight while we jump down the vitamin D rabbit hole together, and explore the various benefits and obstacles to receiving this vital compound. We will then uncover how its advantages can be amplified through the use of CBD.
The sunshine vitamin – what does it do?
Aiding healthy growth in children
Improving your body’s overall strength
Reducing levels of anxiety and depression
Encouraging weight loss and helping the prevention of heart disease
How can you get your much-needed dose of vitamin D?
Eating vitamin D-rich foods
Taking vitamin supplements
Why are so many people becoming vitamin D deficient?
Change of lifestyles
Change in climate
What happens when you don’t get enough vitamin D?
Fatigue and tiredness
Depression or low mood
Cold and flu
Higher risk of autoimmune diseases and certain types of cancer
What is CBD?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids present within the cannabis plant. CBD is a completely non-toxic compound, unlike its chemical counterpart tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so you can explore its therapeutic benefits without being subjected to the risk of any intoxication. The reason why CBD has been recently making a massive splash in the wellness industry is because of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial qualities that make it incredibly effective at improving a range of mental and physical symptoms. Most notably, this remedial compound has proven to be especially effective at reducing levels of anxiety, helping you get a better night’s sleep, soothing chronic pain, and improving a variety of skin conditions.
CBD products come in a variety of forms, which are bound to increase as the compound gains in popularity. The most common forms include CBD oils, tinctures, capsules, topical creams and cannabinoid-infused food and drinks.
How does CBD work?
CBD and vitamin D – why they’re such a dynamic duo!
Give your immune system that extra push
Vitamin D and the ECS
CBD helps to balance out the symptoms of vitamin D deficiencies
A vegetarian and vegan source of vitamin D
Aside from the benefits of direct sunlight, various types of meat and dairy are also a great way to ensure you’re maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D. However, since foods that are naturally rich in vitamin D are neither vegetarian or vegan, they are not a very attractive option for those on plant-based diets. Luckily enough, CBD is also completely vegetarian and vegan, so if you’re plant-based this is a great option for you too. In addition to this, CBD is naturally great at boosting your endurance and is thus perfect for vegans or vegetarians who may struggle with their energy levels.
How do I get my fix of CBD and vitamin D?
As luck would have it, here at Goodbody, we offer a diverse range of CBD products that cater themselves to everyone from seasonal users to those looking to dip their foot in the cannabinoid pool. All of our cannabidiol products feature high cannabinoid counts, and we offer vitamin D and CBD combination products that tailor specifically to those of you looking to top up on your vitamin D intake. Here’s a rundown on all the best ways to get your fix of vitamin D through CBD.
CBD oil is the form of cannabidiol that comes with the most effective and useful applications. You can infuse it into food and beverages, massage it into your skin, consume it sublingually by squeezing a couple of droplets under your tongue with a pipette, or even with a syringe to help you get the perfect quantity of CBD every time.
We’ve just launched our Goodbody vitamin D and CBD oil range to help you reap the most benefits from cannabidiol and the sunshine vitamin side by side. Our oils come in fresh peppermint and zesty orange and lemon flavours and they all contain different levels of cannabidiol and vitamin D, to cater to a range of different tolerance levels. Our vitamin D and CBD products are the best way to sample the immune-strengthening powers of vitamin D alongside the therapeutic agents of CBD, and they also come with