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

As fireworks light up the sky this Independence Day, it’s important to remember that loud pops and booms aren’t enjoyable for everyone. For veterans who have endured traumatic experiences during their service, fireworks can trigger symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bringing back distressing memories and emotions associated with combat or other harrowing events. Similarly, dogs, with their acute hearing, find the loud, unexpected noises of fireworks not only startling, but often painful and confusing.

Wherever you find yourself this July, there’s really no avoiding the loud celebrations, but there are some strategies we can use to help our beloved pets and home heroes stay comfortable. CBD, a natural, non-psychoactive hemp-derived compound, is a safe and effective way to help. 

CBD works by balancing the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety while promoting a greater sense of calm. According to a 2019 case series published by the National Institute of Health, CBD reduced distressing effects in veterans, offering promising prevention for the stress-inducing effects of fireworks. 

Earlier this year, the National Animal Supplement Council announced the publication of a landmark safety study of CBD products in healthy dogs, further supporting the use of CBD as a safe and effective option for managing stress and anxiety in our furry companions.

In light of these promising findings and countless others, it’s clear that CBD holds significant potential for alleviating stress and anxiety in both humans and animals. If you have a pet at home, a friend or family member in need of well-being, or are seeking relief of your own, wellness experts at Sunmed | Your CBD Store Braintree can help point you in the right direction. Our third-party tested, award-winning formulas have helped millions of people (and pets) discover a better quality of life.

The Sunmed CBD product line includes clinically proven sleep and weight-loss supplements, USDA organic oil tinctures, and National Animal Supplement Council-approved, veterinarian-formulated CBD pet products, and more. Visit our Braintree store at 381 Washington St., Braintree, for free samples and claim 20% off your purchase when you mention this article.

Lyn Hart, Wellness Expert and Sunmed | Your CBD Store Owner, can be reached at 381 Washington St., Braintree, 781-228-6179.