If the last year has taught us anything, it is the importance of ensuring we do everything we can to protect, maintain and develop our immune system. Recent research suggests that perhaps the most effective way to provide our immune system with some much needed extra protection is via Vitamin 3 (also known as Vitamin D3, Vitamin D, Vita-algae D3).
Taking supplements is nothing new for people with active lifestyles. If you’re like us, you might have a cupboard or two full of various bottles and jars—and you might be wondering why adding CBD oil and Vitamin D3 to the mix is worth the effort. After all, if you’ve managed to run marathons or just drag yourself to the gym a few times a week—without this combination, why start now?
CBD Oil and Vitamin D3 can both individually help you to navigate the highs and lows of a hectic life, but they can be even more effective when you use them together. The strengths of one perfectly complement the other, to help you to achieve a healthier mind and body.
What Is CBD?
As the legal cannabis market is quickly taking the world by storm, CBD as a readily available legal supplement has also risen to fame. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many active compounds found in the Cannabis and hemp plant. THC is probably the most well-known, thanks to its psychoactive properties ie. making you “high” but CBD will not make you high. It instead has many health and wellness benefits.
CBD is still a fairly new compound in the wellness world, and there is a lot of clinical studies on the way. There are already millions of people around the world who have experienced the benefits it can have though.
People who try CBD are adamant that it has many therapeutic properties which is why it is proving to be so popular. CBD products come in many forms including oils, tablets, drops, balms as well as others you wouldn’t expect, such as chocolate. It’s clear that there’s something about this particular supplement that people just can’t seem to get enough of, but why?
What does CBD do?
Any claim about CBD’s effects should come with a very, very prominent disclaimer: by scientific standards, researchers have been studying the molecule for a relatively short time. That means many questions about CBD’s potential benefits are yet unanswered, however there are more and more studies about the positive effects CBD has on your health.
What we do know, is that CBD does the majority of its work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This is a network of receptors located throughout your body, from your brain to your skin or your gut.
When CBD comes into contact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, known as cannabinoid receptors, it ‘activates’ these receptors. Scientists think that activating these receptors could impact a wide array of body functions. And since cannabinoid receptors can be found just about everywhere in your body, that explains why CBD can be effective for so many ailments.
But effective for what, exactly? That depends from person to person, as there are a wide variety of reasons why people use CBD. According to a 2019 study on CBD in the UK, ‘a sizable proportion of regular CBD users are deriving – or claiming to experience – … benefit from the CBD they buy.’
What Is Vitamin D3?
It’s a vitamin. It’s good for you. And you’re probably not getting enough of it.
That’s a quick summary of most people’s knowledge about vitamin D3. If you’re the health conscious type, you might be aware of some association with Vitamin D and the amount of sunshine you get. All you really need to know about Vitamin D3 is:
- Sunshine helps your body produce vitamin D3. If you spend a lot of time outside during the spring and summer, your body automatically creates the Vitamin D3 it needs when the sun hits your skin. But according to the NHS, it’s a good idea to augment your body’s natural Vitamin D3 production if you spend a lot of time indoors, especially during autumn and winter. Or if you live in the UK where sun can be sporadic…
- Vitamin D3 isn’t found in many foods. Whilst fruits and vegetables are typically vitamin-rich foods, Vitamin D3 isn’t found in many of them. In fact, the only common foods to contain this particular vitamin are oily fish, red meat, egg yolks, and liver. As a result, many people, especially vegetarians and vegans could find it easier to get the Vitamin D3 they need in a supplement form. The NHS suggests taking 10 micrograms of Vitamin D3 per day.
What does Vitamin D3 do?
One of Vitamin D’s key jobs is to regulate the body’s levels of calcium, milk in the UK generally isn’t ‘fortified’ with Vitamin D3. That doesn’t mean the vitamin’s role in maintaining strong bones and teeth is any less vital. In fact, Vitamin D3 deficiencies can cause an array of issues for both children and adults. Fortunately, these are easy to avoid by taking the right supplements or vitamins.
Studies have also shown that Vitamin D may have mood-boosting effects. Other research has suggested Vitamin D supplements could help with weight loss too. But, scientists are quick to qualify that these findings are never a one size fits all. There’s rarely, if ever, a silver bullet for such complex issues as mood and weight. Vitamin D3 is still great for those looking to maintain active and healthy lifestyles, making it an ideal match for CBD too.
Why do CBD Oil and Vitamin D3 go so well together?
Many of the scientific findings on Vitamin D3’s benefits dovetail with studies examining CBD’s effects on the same issues. Again, it’s important to point out just how preliminary the research on CBD is. However, there’s an argument to be made that blending CBD Oil with Vitamin D3 could yield synergistic benefits, in which the qualities of one supplement help to accentuate the similar qualities of the other.
For many athletes, using CBD oil after arduous training routines (or before they power through in the first place) have better recovery results. Adding Vitamin D3 to the equation can not only help keep your bones strong and healthy, it could also help them maintain a positive mindset during the rigours of training too.
How to use CBD Oil and Vitamin D3
Both CBD Oil and Vitamin D3 are fat soluble—in other words, they dissolve when exposed to fats. This might sound odd, but it’s actually essential for your body to process these supplements efficiently.
The molecules of CBD and Vitamin D3 are a bit large for your body to process ‘raw,’ so they need to be broken down into more ‘digestible’ chunks first. Here, a healthy fat like medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is the perfect companion. That’s why we use only these top quality ingredients in our Pro CBD Oil.
Oil tinctures are the ideal delivery method for a CBD – Vitamin D3 duo. This form of supplement has been around for thousands of years, and it’s remained remarkably consistent during that time. A tincture is simply a liquid blend of the supplement, in this case, CBD and Vitamin D3 — with a ‘carrier oil’ such as MCT oil. This allows your body to absorb the whole mix more effectively for better results.
Why choose fourfive?
Vitamin D has been a main fixture in the health and wellness world for decades. The UK government has established guidelines for its production and use that gives people peace of mind when they buy Vitamin D supplements. CBD Oil, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer but after recent legislation it is becoming much more regulated.
This is why third-party lab testing is essential to choosing a quality CBD product. Whether they’re enriched with Vitamin D or not, a reputable CBD company will send its products to an independent laboratory for testing. This not only ensures that the CBD product is legal under UK law (i.e. contains less than 0.2 percent THC), but also that it has the proper amount of CBD.
Lab tests will also verify that our CBD is free of contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals, neither of which we want to put into our bodies. If you’re going to the trouble of eating a healthy diet and working out regularly, why undo that effort with supplements that aren’t up to the same high quality standard?
Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find CBD supplements that make the grade. Here at fourfive, we take pride in holding each and every one of our products to the highest standards, including our Vitamin D3 enriched CBD Oil. Backed by world class athletes, trusted by YOU.