The Science of CBD Calm Gummies: Stress Support
May 9, 2021
It’s stressful times in a stressful world. It’s easy to feel tense, irritable, and discontented. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many ways to take care of yourself – and we’re adding one more: Calm Gummies.
Here at CV Sciences, we combined three powerful ingredients into a tasty gummy to help support a sense of relaxation and a Zen state of mind. With CBD, L-theanine, and 5-HTP, these gummies may help ease your tension, soothe your nerves, and support a positive mood.
We start with our signature: CBD in a full-spectrum hemp extract. Each gummy includes 10 milligrams of CBD, plus 10 milligrams of the other hemp phytonutrients such as the minor cannabinoids, the terpenes, and the fatty acids that support our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The human endocannabinoid system helps to modulate fear, anxiety, and stress and CBD, as a phytocannabinoid, works by activating the ECS’s protective effects and mental calming. These ingredients from hemp work together to help promote a sense of calm and balance. It’s why so many people have turn to CBD-rich hemp extracts these last years to help with their occasional anxiousness and a healthy stress response.
Then we add two more ingredients famous for their healthful and calming effects on the body and mind:
L-theanine is the amino acid in green tea and black tea that causes its relaxing effects, and has other helpful benefits for your immune system. Around the world, there’s many different legends about the source of tea - and most involve it being a beneficial gift from the gods. Besides water itself, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world, and across Asia, tea is a medicinal beverage. Because of its ability to promote relaxation and a healthy stress response, we include 100 milligrams of L-theanine in our Calm Gummies.
Often referred to as theanine, your brain uses L-theanine as a precursor to produce the important neurotransmitter glutamate. Studies in animals also indicate that L-theanine increases the levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. In humans, while more research is needed, a limited number of clinical studies have found L-theanine to help with mood, cognition, and anxiety-like symptoms. In a study with the acute stressor of having to do mental arithmetic, L-theanine reduced the heart rate and eased the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. In one intriguing study with 8 human volunteers, 200 milligrams of L-theanine increased the participant’s amount of α-brain waves (the same brain waves increased by meditation). L-theanine, especially when taken with caffeine, is also linked to benefits such as improved concentration and learning ability.
The amino acid 5-HTP is great because of its ability to enhance your levels of serotonin and is called the neurotransmitter of happiness. As you can see in this review, when you take 5-HTP orally, 70% of it gets to your bloodstream. From there, it crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it can convert to serotonin. And serotonin is linked to more than your mood. Your gut has more serotonin receptors than your brain – and with the power of the gut-brain axis, healing your digestive system helps ease your mind. Serotonin also affects your sleep, your appetite, and even your transmission of pain signals. If you’re happy, it doesn’t hurt quite as much when you bash your thumb with a hammer.
We include 50 milligrams of 5-HTP in our Calm Gummies, and we source our 5-HTP from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, an African shrub rich in these amino acids. 5-HTP’s ability to lessen occasional anxiety and to support a healthy stress response makes it an important part of Calm Gummies.
Find your peace
We created these gummies to taste great and to help ease your worried mind. It’s stressful times and mixing together some of humanity’s oldest calming plants is a great way to find your place of Zen. With CBD, theanine, and 5-HTP, we created our Calm Gummy to help you deal with the stresses of life.
Try one today to find your calm.