Sulforaphane (Broccoli extract)
The endocannabinoid system (ES) helps regulate appetite, sleep, and immunity — among other things — with the goal of always trying to bring the body into homeostasis, which is science-talk for balance, something we all could use more of. The ES can mellow you out when you’re feeling hyper and cheer you on when you’re feeling draggy. CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system and can be extracted from hemp. Unlike the cannabinoid THC — found in marijuana — CBD does not get you high in any way.
Until now, it was difficult to get a high-quality, pure CBD product made exclusively from hemp, but now that Barlean’s has entered the field, CBD is becoming widely available. Barlean’s is the first nationally known company to put its name and reputation on a CBD oil — and if you’re going to try it, that’s the brand I’d recommend. I’ve been taking it since it’s been introduced and I can absolutely feel the difference.
With two columns on supplements back to back, it’s worth pointing out that supplements are supplemental. They’re one spoke in the wheel — albeit an important one.
To get the most out of them, you’ve also got to do the basics: 1) stop smoking, 2) go for a walk every day 3) sleep soundly 4) build healthy nourishing relationships.
Add clean healthy food and daily supplementation to that prescription, and I believe we could change the lives of an awful lot of people.
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Jonny Bowden, “the Nutrition Myth Buster,” is a board-certified nutritionist and the best-selling author of 15 books including The Great Cholesterol Myth, Living Low Carb, the 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth and Smart Fat. To learn more about healthy living, motivation and nutrition, visit jonnybowden.com.
Note: The statements presented in this column should not be considered medical advice or a way to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. Dietary supplements do not treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a medical professional before altering your daily dietary regimen. The opinions presented here are those of the writer.