Let’s talk about a common question: Can I mix CBD oil with melatonin? So, you’re laying in bed having trouble sleeping, again. I’ve been there. I understand the frustration of feeling tired and having your mind conspire against you. There is, however, some good news – and it revolves around mixing CBD and melatonin.
According to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, about one in four Americans develop acute insomnia each year. Is your insomnia a chronic problem? If so, you may have turned to common home remedies like aromatherapy, white noise, and melatonin. But what about CBD oil?
The fact that you’re reading this probably means that you’ve heard of the benefits of CBD. You may even be wondering if it’s safe to take CBD together with melatonin.
The answer may not be what you think….
What is Melatonin?
According to the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, “Melatonin is a hormone responsible for controlling your natural sleep-wake cycle.” Melatonin levels in the bloodstream are at their highest at night, largely because darkness stimulates the production of melatonin — hence why we naturally feel sleepy at night.
How does it work? Science incoming! Melatonin can affect sleep-promotion and the sleep/wake cycle actions via a precise regulation of both the melatonin 1a and melatonin 1b receptors. These receptors are the main melatonin receptors in humans, and mammals in general.
This is also why researchers believe that melatonin supplements, which artificially increase melatonin levels, can provide some relief against insomnia, jet lag, and delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS).
Unlike other sleep medications, melatonin supplements produce little to no side effects such as addiction or diminished response after continuous use. However, experts note that melatonin is generally safer for short-term use.
Most melatonin supplements are commonly available in pill form and can be taken orally. Melatonin is most effective when directly absorbed into the bloodstream, just like CBD. This is simply another reason that CBD and melatonin work so well together.
Typical doses of melatonin can range anywhere from 1mg to 20mg. This is a very wide range, and most people should consider starting off on the lower end. Melatonin can be extremely effective at it’s job, which is to help promote a healthy sleep.
In fact, melatonin is a controlled substance in some parts of the world. That’s just how effective it can be.
The results of taking melatonin can also vary from one person to another. If you’ve taken melatonin before bedtime, you may have felt a bit drowsy. However, it probably took too long to fall asleep – if you even fell asleep. Maybe you fell asleep, but woke up repeatedly.
One reason this happens is that your mind may not have had enough time to calm down and prepare for sleep, which can also make it difficult to stay asleep.
This is where CBD, or cannabidiol, can help….
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What is CBD and Will it Help Me Sleep?
While melatonin plays a vital role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle, it does not put you to sleep effectively. Rather, the hormone alerts the brain of the need to fall asleep.
Sometimes (rarely – actually), this is enough to help people suffering from very minor sleep problems get some sleep again. So, melatonin on it’s own might be what some people need, but a vast majority of people who suffer from sleep disorders need something that is significantly stronger.
This is where mixing CBD and melatonin together comes into play.
Let’s take some time to go over exactly what CBD is, and why it works best as a sleep aid when you mix CBD and melatonin.
Cannabidiol, or CBD
CBD is a cannabinoid (fancy word for ‘plant chemical’) that is found within the cannabis plant.
It boomed in popularity shortly after the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 decriminalized hemp products and hemp-based products.
The catch is, the hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC. There are plenty of other cannabinoids within cannabis, over 124 to be exact. As more research is conducted, more of these plant-based chemicals are found.
Most people are familiar with the cannabinoid known as THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the psychoactive in cannabis that makes people feel high. Hemp-based products cannot get you high, not even a little bit.
This image does a great job of showing the differences between how hemp and marijuana leaves look.
This means that people can now reap all of the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant with no psychoactive effects.
We still have a lot to learn about CBD, and the other cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. A few of the things we have learned so far from studies point to the fact that CBD may be able to address the following symptoms, effectively:
- Aches and pains
- Immune system reinforcement
Cannabidiol really does seem to be the next big therapeutic medicine, and the more studies that are completed, the more confident I am that it will continue to rise in popularity. The Agricultural Improvement Act I mentioned earlier was just the spark that gave wild growth to a brand new industry.
People all over the United States are becoming more open to trying this form of cannabis. The fact that CBD won’t get you high is what makes it so lucrative.
The medical community favors medicine that doesn’t offer any effects like euphoria, or other forms of a high. This is because when drugs are effective and non-psychoactive, the potential for substance abuse is almost non-existent. After experiencing the aftermath of the opioid crisis, Americans are looking for effective medicine that isn’t addictive or intoxicating.
CBD may just offer the exact form of relief we all have been searching for.
Let’s dive a little deeper into answering the question: Can I mix CBD oil with melatonin?
Studies on CBD and Sleep Patterns
Before we get into why you would want to mix CBD and melatonin together, let’s discuss the use of CBD (by itself) as a sleep aid.
According to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, small doses of CBD increased the total sleeping time in rats, even during light periods of the day. The study also found the relationship between sleep and CBD is affected by when you take it, and at what dose.
In the experiment, researchers administered injections containing 2.5 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, and 40 mg/kg of CBD on adult male Wistar rats. The researchers then observed the sleep recordings during the light and dark periods for four days.
Scientists discovered that sleep increased in groups treated with 10mg/kg and 40mg/kg of CBD. This is compared to subjects that received a placebo. The findings of the study point to the ability of CBD to interact with serotonin and GABA receptors in the brain.
What is Serotonin?
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter often called the “happy chemical” for its ability to modulate the mood and cognition. GABA is a primary inhibitory neurotransmitter.
It’s required for the reduction of excess activity in the nervous system. Research shows that CBD may interact with these neurotransmitters, helping improve your anxiety and mood. This, in turn, makes it easier to fall and stay asleep.
According to these studies, CBD appears to help get some sleep, but just slightly. Most people with severe forms of insomnia find that CBD alone does not help them sleep better.
The answer to the question, “Can I mix CBD oil with melatonin…” revolves around the synergistic properties of CBD and melatonin, when mixed.
Let’s dig deeper into this…
How Can I Mix CBD Oil and Melatonin?
The relationship CBD and melatonin seem to be complementary. However, different portions of the brain regulate melatonin and CBD.
Melatonin tells your body it’s time to fall asleep. CBD alerts your brain to recruit the right neurotransmitters to help you stay asleep. This is vital, because as some of you may know, just because you fall asleep doesn’t mean you will stay asleep.
How many of you have managed to fall asleep and ‘jolt’ awake? This is one of many examples that show just because you fall asleep, doesn’t mean you can necessarily stay asleep. For a sleep aid to be effective, it has to help your body do both things.
Example of a popular CBD and melatonin sleep aid
In any case, both CBD-rich hemp extract and many melatonin supplements on the market are made from natural ingredients. Together, they can be a potent combination to soothe your sleep problems.
New Phase Blends conducted a trial on their CBD-based sleep aid pictured above. The trial went phenomenally well, and roughly 80% of the users reported a increase in the amount of deep sleep they were able to get, nightly. This trial compared a sleep aid with either placebos, melatonin only supplements, and CBD only supplements.
Our sleep aid did wonders for people, and their after-trial reports prove it.
For great results, you can’t just mix some melatonin and CBD together. The concentration of melatonin and CBD oil, as well as the combination of cannabinoids in the latter, must be measured and dosed precisely.
Did you know that there are many more cannabinoids that might be able to help us sleep better? CBD is simply one of over 124 known cannabinoids that all can do something different to help offer our bodies relief. Here is a list of some other cannabinoids that are also gaining in popularity across America:
- CBN (cannabinol) – another cannabinoid that has limited studies, however, the studies do show a strong capability in helping people sleep better
- CBG (cannabigerol) – shown to reduce intraocular pressure which means it may be an effective treatment in the fight against glaucoma
- CBC (cannabichromene) – another potentially powerful anti-inflammatory compound
While there are several more cannabinoids, these are simply the more popular ones. All of these cannabinoids work extremely well together, hence the discovery of the ‘entourage effect.’ This effect simply means that most of the compounds within the cannabis plant work better together, than they do alone.
This is why the proper ratio of cannabinoids is key to mixing CBD and melatonin. It’s not only the CBD that you are mixing. It is all of these vital constituents of the cannabis plant.
What Is the Best Way to Mix CBD and Melatonin?
You could, technically, ingest CBD and follow it up with melatonin.
The effects will likely be minimal – at best, though. This is because the bio-availability of a substance broken down in the body’s digestive system is greatly reduced. This results in only about 20% of the original formulation entering the bloodstream. More effective methods of taking CBD include:
- sublingual administration
- smoking and vaping
- topical administration
A popular product that most people have heard of is CBD drops. These drops are so popular because they work extremely fast and extremely effectively. By placing the drops under your tongue, you allow the sublingual vein to absorb the CBD, which bypasses the digestive tract.
The takeaway here is, by using sublingual CBD you can get more CBD in to your bloodstream – quicker. This means the CBD can quickly get to your nerves, and aid in offering pain relief or anti-inflammatory effects by acting as a blocking agent.
Other methods of taking CBD are just fine, but it’s important to understand the different forms of products so you can make the best decision possible before purchasing.
What Are Good Products that Mix CBD Oil and Melatonin?
With sleep, we developed the most effective way to combine the potency of melatonin and CBD. As one of our flagship products, sleep features a laboratory formulated blend of high-grade CBD oil and premium melatonin to help you build the habit of entering a real and deep sleep.
Most people report quickly falling into a light sleep, followed up by a deep REM sleep within 30mins to 1hour after using our sleep aid. First time users should take this product 1 hour before their normal bed time, and get in a place where they can fully relax and prepare for some good, restful sleep.
If you haven’t tried this sleep aid yet, I cannot wait to hear the results you’ll have with it. We mix CBD oil with melatonin to create a super effective sleep aid.
Remember, we offer a money-back guarantee on all products we sell (eBooks excluded). If you don’t truly enjoy your purchase, please, return it within 30 days of the original order. We will promptly refund you the full amount paid.
New Phase Blends is here to help offer relief – not make a quick buck off people looking for CBD.
Be Careful When Buying CBD-based Sleep Aids
If you’re familiar with the CBD market, you probably already know that it’s still largely unregulated by the FDA. This means that it cannot be referred to as a dietary supplement. Hemp was legalized in 2018, but that doesn’t mean that the FDA now allows the sale of CBD supplements.
For instance, did you know that hemp seed oil has no CBD? The “green rush” that came with the legalization of marijuana has given rise to many brands bottling up hemp seed oil, adorning the product with marijuana leaves, and selling it at a premium with none of the benefits of real CBD.
I’m not trying to scare you into buying New Phase Blends products. I simply want you to know the truth. Do your research about who you’re purchasing CBD products from before adding anything to your cart.
The United States FDA even conducted their own study on CBD products and their label in regards to the amount of CBD in each product. The results were astonishing. Roughly 21% of the products had less than, or no, CBD when compared to their labels supplement panel.
Don’t take sleep problems lightly. Done correctly, taking CBD and melatonin may provide you with the relief you need. For the best results, get the right product for your needs.
Conclusion | Can I Mix CBD Oil With Melatonin?
I hope you have learned enough to answer the question, “Can I mix CBD oil with melatonin?” A lot of people don’t realize CBD alone is a poor sleep aid. Honestly, so is melatonin. Dale Hewett, CEO of New Phase Blends, filed a non-provisional patent with the US Patent and Trademark office that covers the perfect combination of CBD and melatonin to act as a sleep aid.
For those of you who like to jump to the bottom, here is a quick recap on mixing CBD and melatonin:
- Mixing the two in your household is likely not going to get the results you want
- Yes, you can mix CBD and melatonin, but it must be done with high-tech equipment to make sure the ratio of cannabinoids and melatonin is perfect
- Be careful buying CBD products from companies that aren’t reputable
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