Veganism + CBD

Despite the many fleeting trends in the wellness industry, it has become clear that veganism is here to stay. Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals. Though there are many ways to embrace a vegan lifestyle, all vegans eat a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs, and honey.

The benefits of veganism spread far and wide, helping this trend outlast other diet fads. First off, there are great environmental benefits that come from reduced meat and dairy farming. In addition, a vegan diet helps support the humane treatment of animals. And lastly are the personal health and wellness benefits that stem from a plant-based diet. Veganism harnesses the benefits of plant-based superfoods, giving your body a healthy and robust assortment of nutrients. 

CBD is becoming an increasingly popular superfood in the vegan diet. CBD is a naturally occurring compound that is extracted directly from the hemp plant. CBD is a healthy and powerful addition to a vegan’s wellness regimen due to its array of nutrients, including:

  • Omega-3s These are great for your heart health, and blood pressure, and for boosting your immune system, which is commonly obtained through non-vegan sources, such as fish and eggs.

  • Protein CBD is an impressive protein source, containing more protein per weight than more than beef or lamb, and popular vegan protein sources, like flax seed. 
  • B-complex vitamins including Vitamin B6, B12, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine
  • Iron  Vegetarians need an animal-free source of iron, and if you’re not keen on taking iron supplements, then taking CBD oil or consuming other CBD products can keep your hemoglobin levels intact and assist with oxygen transportation.
  • Antioxidants CBD is a powerful antioxidant and assists your body by supplying Vitamin C, Vitamin E, flavonoids, and other properties that help in eliminating toxins. 

Before shopping for CBD, it is important to check that although CBD itself is vegan, is its final product form vegan? With the recent boom in the CBD industry, CBD products come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from edibles to skin creams, capsules, and oils. For these products, there can be a grey area concerning whether they are strictly vegan, as it can be hard to trace the exact ingredients of the shell of a capsule, or whether a cosmetic product was ever tested on an animal in the development process. 

If interested in learning more about incorporating CBD into a vegan diet, or learning more about our products, check out our website or contact us via phone or email and we will be happy to help.