By Lyn Hart, Wellness Expert and Owner of Local Sunmed | Your CBD Store Braintree

As I navigate my golden years, the search for well-being has taken on a new significance. The modern wellness landscape offers an array of non-pharmaceutical options to manage pain, tension, and feelings of stress – and believe me, I tried most of them. In my experience, CBD was the first natural, plant-derived solution that has worked long-term to manage my everyday well-being.
I know, it’s completely understandable to be skeptical. In fact, I was, too. I grew up in a time when the cannabis plant was classified as a Schedule 1 drug. The psychoactive effects of THC, one of the cannabis plant’s many naturally occurring cannabinoids, caused many reasons to stay suspicious of the plant.

After following the research, and with encouragement from my son to try it, I learned that the cannabis plant itself is not psychoactive or dangerous.

I was struggling with some physical ailments myself, along with some pain and sleep issues. I was really nervous to try it, but my son assured me there would be no psychoactive effects. So I finally took the plunge and tried it. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised with what it did for me! It has definitely helped me understand that I can achieve health without the high!

There are hundreds of non-psychoactive cannabinoids in the hemp plant, such as CBD, CBG, and CBN. But how do these compounds provide natural benefits for health and wellness? And you may also be wondering: how is this plant now legal, after decades of incrimination?

It all starts with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Researchers in the late ’90s found that our bodies have a vital network of receptors located in the central nervous system, peripheral organs, and even immune cells. They also discovered our bodies naturally produce their own endogenous cannabinoids. When these cannabinoids bind to the receptors of the ECS, the system returns to homeostasis, which we experience as relief from tension, mental clarity, relaxation, and overall balance and well-being. How incredible is that?

Now, we all have an endocannabinoid system – but they do not all function the same. Factors like poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental toxins, trauma, and genetic factors can affect how many cannabinoids our ECS naturally produces. And when our ECS is not producing enough cannabinoids, our bodies and minds start to take the back burner. Endocannabinoid dysfunction can manifest itself in many ways: brain fog, intense pain, digestion problems, immune dysregulation, mental health issues, mystery illnesses, and more.

This is where CBD comes in. Groundbreaking research has found that when our ECS isn’t naturally producing enough cannabinoids, a daily CBD supplement can help bring this system back to homeostasis. And as my son and I experienced, the health and wellness benefits can be nothing short of life-changing.
And in terms of legality, yes, CBD is completely legal! The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill defined hemp products as legal, as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC on a dry-weight basis. Since the legalization of CBD, I’ve guided hundreds of people of all ages in the Braintree community and surrounding areas to the best CBD product for their needs at my local Sunmed | Your CBD Store Braintree.

At my store, I carry many different CBD products for sleep, relief, relaxation, recovery, focus, energy, weight loss, and even CBD for pets. It’s been my pride and joy to provide CBD education, and guidance, and open up the community’s eyes to the transformative benefits that a CBD regimen may have on everyday well-being, and in some cases, life-altering health outcomes.

Every Sunmed CBD product comes with third-party lab results to guarantee premium quality, safety, and purity. We also just came out with our first clinically proven hemp product, with guaranteed results for better sleep quality, enhanced sleep onset, less anxiety, and reduced daytime fatigue. It’s a natural supplement with real, scientific outcomes.

Stop in and see us at my store, Sunmed | Your CBD Store Braintree, at 381 Washington St. Mention this column for 15% off your first THC-free CBD product – it’s my gift to you for supporting small local business.

My son Jason and I are the wellness experts, and we can’t wait to introduce you to our modern wellness products that can enhance your golden years and help you find a natural, routine well-being.