Get a good night’s sleep with four of the most promising compounds for natural sleep support – melatonin, L-theanine, CBD, and CBG.
Sleep problems have become increasingly common in America. One in four adults report insufficient sleep at least 15 out of every 30 days. Sleep issues can greatly hinder your ability to function and can lead to other health problems. Having a sleep aid handy can be a godsend when you’re tossing and turning. After extensive research and testing, we found the optimal blend of natural ingredients to help you sleep better: CBD, CBG, melatonin, and L-theanine. Combining all four of these, Crescent Canna’s CBG + CBD Sleep Gummies are the ultimate sleep aid. But what do each of these ingredients do?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most popular and abundant derivative of the hemp plant. By connecting to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD enables chemical reactions that help regulate processes and maintain homeostasis, i.e., maintenance of a stable physiological environment. Evidence suggests that CBD has a “calming effect . . . in the central nervous system” aiding your relaxation before bed. CBD also seems to have a “capping effect” that prevents excessive cortisol secretion as you turn in for the night. This is helpful because too much cortisol reduces melatonin levels, making it harder to sleep. The soothing effects of CBD are especially helpful if stress, anxiety, or racing thoughts tend to keep you up at night.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid in the hemp plant. Because all other cannabinoids are derived from the acidic form of CBG, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), CBG has been dubbed “The Mother of All Cannabinoids.” CBG is less abundant than CBD and Delta-9 THC, typically constituting only about 1% of the cannabis plant, whereas up to 25% is CBD and up to 30% is THC. While it’s not as common in the cannabis plant, it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular cannabinoids to use for wellness benefits. CBG is often used to promote mental relaxation and well-being, effects that are conducive to a good night’s sleep. It also reduces inflammation and improves poor digestion, problems that can impair sleep.
The most popular natural sleep remedy is melatonin, which has been used for decades to aid sleep. Melatonin supplements are derived from plant sources, with the plant-derived melatonin mimicking that which is produced by the body’s endocrine system. Melatonin is an essential neurotransmitter that regulates circadian rhythm. When all is well, it peaks as nighttime falls, signaling the body to sleep. But melatonin production can be disrupted by poor diet, changes in time zone, stress, and other factors. For sleep to occur, levels of cortisol, serotonin, and melatonin must be properly balanced. Consuming melatonin as you prepare for bed may correct an imbalance of these neurotransmitters while training your body to produce more melatonin.
Found in tea plants and some mushrooms, the amino acid L-theanine is known for its ability reduce stress and induce sleep. L-theanine promotes relaxation by boosting levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid and other calming chemicals, like serotonin and dopamine. At the same time, it lowers the levels of excitatory chemicals associated with stress and anxiety. L-theanine can trigger the release of alpha waves, which are present during REM sleep and during wakeful relaxation, your state of mind when you are meditating or daydreaming. These alpha waves help you stay asleep and feel well-rested after you’ve woken up.
Can Melatonin, L-Theanine, CBD, and CBG Be Taken Together?
Yes. In fact, these natural compounds are often combined in sleep-enhancing products. Cannabinoids taken together will not cause any interactions since they both come from the same part of the same plant. In fact, combining cannabinoids is a good thing. When combined, cannabinoids synergistically enhance one another to offer stronger benefits. This is known as the entourage effect and it’s present in full-spectrum CBD. Melatonin may have structural similarities with cannabinoids that enable it to work synergistically with CBD and CBN in the same way that these cannabinoids work synergistically with each other. Often mixed with cannabinoids, L-theanine has similar mood-boosting and relaxing effects.
The Perfect Combination for a Good Night’s Sleep
Individually, CBG, CBD, L-theanine, and melatonin help you get a good night’s rest. Taken together, plant synergy allows them to offer an even stronger response to help you fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly. Crescent Canna’s CBG + CBD Sleep Gummies contain 10 mg of CBD, 10 mg of CBG, 4 mg of melatonin, and 20 mg of L-theanine. With the perfect amount of each sleep-enhancing compound, these delicious CBD gummies are the ultimate sleep aid.