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Another Celeb Joins the CBD Bandwagon – Endorses CBD Product Line

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Braunwyn Windham Bruke

Adapting to reality television appearances can be quite overwhelming for some people, however, the new star Braunwyn Windham-Bruke of the Real Housewives from Orange County said that the journey has been relatively easier for her. Although Brauwyn still experiences anxiety, which is talked about openly in the Real Housewives series, especially by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. 

Reports from Bravo suggest that Brauwyn has discovered a solution for his anxiety – CBD.

Braunwyn was interviewed by The Feast, speaking with Bravo HQ, telling the media outlet that the celeb has tried CBD products from a brand named VENA Wellness, the product line of a co-star Tamra Judge. 

Braunwyn stated that she along with her whole family uses CBD for treating anxiety. The actress explained how CBD has been quite effective to her health and worked “really well” with the CBD tincture she uses and said that Tamra has taught her how to get the best out of CBD products – sublingually. 

She admitted that she used to take the formula the wrong way earlier, however, Tamra educated her on the proper use of CBD – under your tongue, and avoid swallowing it immediately. Braunwyn said that she also incorporated her VENA cooling cream into her daily life use for acute pains and general aches that come along with aging. 

CBD is an anti-inflammatory and non-psychoactive compound which is found in abundance in the hemp plant, which belongs to the cannabis genus. It was legalized in the United States in December 2018 under the Farm Bill act. The federal government removed hemp-derived cannabinoid from the list of Controlled Substances Act and made it legal to produce, process, sell and use hemp-derived cannabinoid. 

Despite legalizing CBD, the federal government capped the higher limit for THC usage at 0.3%. THC or tetrahydro cannabinoid is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana which is responsible for the ‘high’ that people get while smoking pot or weed. It causes hallucinations and is known to even give rise to permanent mental disorders if used for a long period in high potency.

The potency of a drug is defined by the strength of that compound, the higher the potency, the higher its effect. 

The government has set stringent regulations that every unit of CBD based product can contain a maximum of 0.3% THC only, any concentration above that will be considered illegal. But the lack of proper equipment to accurately identify specific levels of THC concentration has caused chaos and got many innocents arrested for CBD use. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still prohibits CBD infused food and warns companies and restaurants to refrain from adding CBD to any food, beverage or dietary supplement in any form. The agency is yet to build a regulatory framework for CBD which will ensure safe and regulated CBD based products for use. 

The FDA recently issued a warning letter to Curaleaf, a well-known brand that used to sell CBD based edibles and other products. FDA warns companies to not mention health claims in their marketing campaigns when advertising for CBD products. Although CBD is well known for its medical benefits, there is a lot of research that needs to be done to ensure that it is safe for human consumption. 

The World Health Organization reports that there has been no significant reports with side effects related to CBD. Many patients have found this compound useful and have started relying on CBD for their medical treatments. 

From beauty and wellness to lifestyle and health, CBD is present in a gamut of products, ranging from topicals, creams, ointments, tinctures, oils, gummies, beer, cocktails, burgers, pizza, and many more. 

Several people have reported benefits of CBD and said that it improved their sleeping patterns, reduced anxiety, pain, depression, stress, acute aches, inflammation and also enhanced their overall quality of life. 

The dilemma of whether CBD is safe or not is yet to be cleared by the FDA, till then, consumers are warned against unregulated CBD products in the market. 

Ivan writes about Cannabis at The Cannabis Radar. He has a degree in Nutrition Sciences from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre. He likes to spend his spare time reading to his daughter or spending time with his wife.

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