traveling with CBD

If you are new to the CBD world or a longtime user, when planning and going on a trip its normal to wonder whether you should take your CBD oil/gummies/creams with you when traveling.

Are these products legal? Can I pass TSA agents with CBD? Is it helpful to use CBD while you travel?

You have completely psyched yourself out and are now googling the most random questions.

First of all, calm down!

Here is what you need to know about traveling with CBD.

 

Traveling and CBD Mix Well

Yes, it will be helpful to travel with CBD. There is a long list of advantages of CBD and they are actually associated with travel in many aspects.

How?

 

·       It Helps You Sleep Better

We’ve all travelled to some place, possibly been jet lagged, missed our comfy bed and then stayed awake all night.

A study evaluated whether CBD helps you sleep better or not. The subjects were given CBD capsules every day for a month. Approximately 66.7% reported sleeping better. People also experienced reduced levels of anxiety as well which might have been keeping them up in the first place.

Another study looked at how CBD may be affecting the sleep cycle. It was observed that CBD seems to improve symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder. This disorder is associated with poor sleep and nightmares.

If you are a light- and/or anxious-sleeper who is travelling a lot, CBD might be your best bet. Many CBD products designed for sleep also contain Melatonin to promote a more restful sleep, like Therapist Preferred’s Soft Gels with Melatonin for Sleep.

 

·       Helps with Flight Anxiety

Data suggests that nearly 60 percent of people experience flight anxiety whenever they travel while up to 5 percent have a crippling anxiety which is actually classified as a phobia. If you are in that category, CBD may just be your new travel buddy.

CBD possesses anti-anxiety properties. In a study it was seen that people who took 400 mg of CBD orally had reduced levels of anxiety.

Not only social anxiety but CBD is even known to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder. So, if you are having flight anxiety CBD gummies or CBD oil taken orally before a flight might help.

 

·       CBD Can Help with Troubled Posture and Fatigue

What if you are not taking a flight but are planning a golf trip with your buddies, cycling through the mountains or travelling in a car for long hours? Will CBD help?

Oh yes it will.

CBD can help with pain associated with bad posture, inflammation due to strain and overall discomfort. A 2018 research review showed that CBD helped relieve pain and has anti-inflammatory properties.

If you are looking for a travel friendly, topical CBD cream, Therapist Preferred’s highly concentrated, unscented CBD Sports Cream comes in sleek, 1oz size that can fit in your carry-on luggage or your pocket.

 

Is It Legal to Travel With CBD?

Now that we know that you should take your CBD product with you, let us take a look at the legal issues.

First, CBD is legal under US Federal law. Second, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does allow you to travel with CBD. You just have to be sure that the product you are carrying is THC-free. THC is the one that gets you high, and CBD is its calm cousin.

(See this post from the TSA to learn more: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfOvpnHWOr/?utm_source=ig_embed)

Make sure that the product you are carrying is THC-free, declare anything you are carrying truthfully and do not be scared. It is most likely that a TSA agent will stop you because you are nervous and not because you are travelling with CBD.

Still confused? Well, CBD products from Therapist Preferred are all THC-free. Our products are clearly marked THC-free and independently tested to ensure it as well.

Remember, while CBD is legal according to US federal law, some states have not updated their laws according to new science. So, CBD is not legal under some states law. Before travelling to any state, do check if they allow CBD or not. It is just that simple.

The emerging evidence of CBD benefits may further persuade the states to relax their punitive measures on the manufacturers, sale, and the potential use. So, you hopefully you won’t have to do that check in the future.

Now get going and Happy Travels!

About Therapist Preferred

 

Therapist Preferred is a NY based, THC Free CBD company focused on wellness, performance and recovery for active people. Therapist Preferred was launched in 2019 by a Doctor of Physical Therapy & his patient to provide trusted products with premium, natural ingredients.  All products are Made in the USA and Third Party Lab Verified.  Read more about Our Story here.

 

Therapist Preferred's CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are everywhere and that’s a good thing for you. These little bundles of joy are the new craze among celebrities and your friends alike, and you are wondering “What are CBD Gummies?”, aren’t you?

CBD is simply cannabidiol that comes from the hemp plant. No, they will not get you high as they do not contain the key chemical in the cannabis plant that gives you that feeling of euphoria. If you choose a broad-spectrum or isolate CBD, it does not have THC.

THC is the one you want to avoid.

Broad spectrum CBD gummies simply contain CBD oil without THC. They come in a wide variety of flavors, are easy on the stomach, and popular with both first-time users and people who take them on daily basis.

However, CBD gummies are not FDA approved for any disease or its prevention. Because they are not regulated, you have to be extra careful about the origin and strength of the CBD gummies you are trying. It is important to always buy CBD from a reputable company that gets their products independently tested and posts the lab results on their website.

 

Why Try CBD Gummies?

 

CBD gummies can provide a range of benefits and there are studies that support the use of them.

 

Here are few reasons why you should try CBD gummies:

 

  • Help With Pain and Inflammation

CBD possesses pain-relieving properties. The human body has a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is involved in the regulation of sleep, appetite, pain, and immune system.

Studies show that CBD can manipulate the endocannabinoid receptors which may end up reducing pain, inflammation, and interaction with other neurotransmitters.

 

  • May Lift Up Your Mood and Reduce Anxiety

Other evidence suggests that CBD may be used to help with mood swings and anxiety. Pharmaceutical drugs used for these purposes have been linked with addiction.

One study showed that men who took CBD 90 minutes before public speaking had reduced levels of anxiety. The group given the placebo had no effect on reducing anxiety levels whatsoever.

 

  • They Can Help With Sleep

Taking CBD as a natural supplement before bed may help you sleep better.  Researchers indicate that CBD use before bed helps with the root causes of insomnia and is most effective over time.

When taking a CBD Gummy for sleep, start with a low dose of 10-20mg of CBD and then gradually add as needed.

 

  • CBD Gummies Are Discreet

There are still a lot of unknowns attached with the use of CBD and many do not understand how they work. In office, social and other settings where you need to be discreet, you can easily consume CBD gummies. The gummies are also good to carry while travelling.

 

  • Gummies Last Longer

If you want to chill for a longer duration, using CBD gummies might be the good way to go because your stomach needs time to break them down, absorb and then let them kick in.

With CBD gummies (and other edibles) the effect can last up to 4 hours or more while other delivery methods, like vaping, may only last for 2-3 hours. If you want long term coverage with minimal of doses, gummies are the way to go.

Gummies are easy to use as you do not have to worry how much you are taking. Usually the manufacturer includes the quantity of CBD in every gummy; making them easier on the tummy and the brain.

 

  • They Are Yummy and Colorful

Who wants boring ways of taking supplements? In fact, many people are unable to swallow pills or don’t enjoy the process of putting a dropper of tincture directly under the tongue. CBD gummies are for the fun-loving. They come in wide variety of flavors and now you can choose your favorites among many other options.

Looking for the Best CBD Gummies? Try Therapist Preferred’s CBD Gummies from Therapist Preferred. They come in two delicious flavors: Green Apple and Strawberry Lemonade. Even better- they are vegan, gluten free, kosher, Made in the US from natural ingredients and THC Free!

There are many other potential benefits associated with CBD gummies too including help with subsidizing cancer symptoms, acne, childhood epilepsy, hypertension, heart health, addiction, and prediabetes.

 

Are CBD Gummies Legal?

 

Federal laws dictate that any CBD product that has a THC level below 0.3 percent is legal. Some states have different standards so you should check in with your state.

This is why you should always know how to read labels of the gummies to be on the side of safety. Here are some terms that you should look out for:

  • CBD isolate: This is the purest form of CBD. This means that the product contains 100 percent CBD and nothing else.
  • Broad-Spectrum CBD: CBD gummies with this label mean that they have most cannabinoids, but not the THC. This means you will not get high and the gummies are likely to be easier on your stomach.
  • Full-Spectrum CBD: Full spectrum is what the name indicates; it contains all of the cannabinoids in the weed plant including the THC. If you take these gummies, you may test positive on a drug test for THC.

 

Hopefully you’ve now learned the basics to the question: “What are CBD Gummies?”.  There are a lot of options on the market so do your research to find the trusted CBD gummies that work for you.

 

About Therapist Preferred

 

Therapist Preferred is a NY based, THC Free CBD company focused on wellness, performance and recovery for active people. Therapist Preferred was launched in 2019 by a Doctor of Physical Therapy & his patient to provide trusted products with premium, natural ingredients.  All products are Made in the USA and Third Party Lab Verified.  Read more about Our Story here.

Unlike other wellness trends, CBD has proven it is here for the long haul with more and more active people using it to stay healthy. Learn more about the benefits of CBD for active people and the diverse and easy-to-use ways to take it..

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Cannabidiol (popularly known as CBD) use in sports is increasing rapidly, particularly because of its “non-psychoactive” label. Mounting scientific evidence confirms that CBD can effectively manage sports-related injuries and complications without compromising conscientiousness and mental function. It’s no wonder that many professional and amateur athletes endorse and tout CBD use in sports and recovery.

What makes CBD immensely popular and widely accepted is the fact that it is free from the mind-altering effects associated with its cousin, i.e., marijuana (THC). Unlike THC, CBD does not give you the high.

In fact, CBD is everything THC is not.

CBD provides a holistic effect in your body by smartly maneuvering the biological system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD mimics endocannabinoids, the natural neurotransmitters (molecules) in the body that bind with the endocannabinoid receptors, to reduce pain and inflammation. This phenomenon has made CBD a go-to product for physically active people and athletes participating in sports of all kinds.

 

What is the Scientific Evidence to Support the Claims?

People, who are active and involved in sports, often face issues with pain and inflammation. Review of the observatory scientific studies suggest that CBD has the potential to substantially reduce inflammation and alleviate pain, commonly experienced after intense workout.

While THC also exhibits pain-relieving properties, it can hamper the performance by causing serious side effects such as impaired memory, hallucinations, paranoia and addiction.

Notably, the World Health Organization (2018) report states that unlike other pain-relief substances including THC and opioids, CBD doesn’t cause any serious side effects. Rather, it is beneficial to overcome opioid addiction during relapse.

 

Is CBD Legal to Use?

Ever since the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list (2018) of prohibited substances and the farm bill legalized the production, selling, and product use from hemp extract, countless CBD products have been buzzing the wellness market.

 

How CBD is Benefiting Active People

Despite the resilience and tolerance built over years with exercise, even physically-active and athletic people tend to go “off” time and again. A vast majority of them have already begun exploring CBD products as an alternate and natural means to manage a number of conditions and/or injuries such as:

  • Stress – the Eternal Mess

There is evidence that CBD calms the central nervous system and reduces stress and anxiety. It does so without giving you the high or the “other-worldly” feeling. CBD binds with CB1 andCB2 receptors in the brain and alter serotonin (a happy chemical) signals. Serotonin is a happy chemical that ensures happiness, contentment and self-confidence.

If you are suffering from stress and anxiety, you may want to try our THC-free USDA Certified Organic CBD Oil Tincture. One drop (day or night) can substantially calm your nervous system.

  • Inflammation and Worn-out Muscles

After an intense workout or an injury, active people commonly suffer from inflammation. While inflammation is a defensive reaction and helps the body to fight back infections, abnormal overactivation of immune response results in amplified inflammation levels that are seriously dangerous for the body. They may lead to serious health conditions including, pain, stress as well as depression. Moreover, inflammation also delays the recovery process.

Cannabinoids (CBD) are presumed to effectively reduce chronic inflammation and oxidative stress to the normal levels, allowing less muscle soreness and improved mobility. CBD Sports Cream can considerably reduce cramps and muscle spasms by reducing certain neurotransmitters.

  • Cognition and Memory

CBD use can considerably help in controlling the central nervous system as well as the endocannabinoid system. Both systems, comprising the brain and spinal cord, work by coordinating neuron receptors and transmitters to communicate signals efficiently.

Long continuous strenuous exercises sometimes result in muscles losing strength and consequently slowing down. CBD tinctures and soft gels help improving neuronal coordination for a better muscle movement.

CBD Soft Gels with Melatonin for Sleep are effective in improving sleep duration and quality by reducing stress hormones and anxiety and resuming the normal sleep cycles. It resets the sleep-wake cycle by modulating the endocannabinoid system.

 

Before trying CBD, What You Should Know

Despite the apparent and multiple benefits of CBD, it is highly recommended to seek medical advice and therapy, especially, if you have any medical history, allergy, or are taking other medications that could interfere with the activity of CBD.

Additionally, you should start with the minimum CBD dose and observe your wellness, and respectively scale up or cut down to the optimum dosage according to how your body adjusts to the dose.

 

About Therapist Preferred

Therapist Preferred is a NY based, THC Free CBD company focused on wellness, performance and recovery for active people. Therapist Preferred was launched in 2019 by a Doctor of Physical Therapy & his patient to provide trusted products with premium, natural ingredients.  All products are Made in the USA and Third Party Lab Verified.  Read more about Our Story here.

 

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