CBD and Vitamin D3

Before we start talking about what CBD, we need to make sure we put out this disclaimer: by scientific standards, researchers have been studying the molecule for a relatively short time. Many questions about CBD’s potential benefits are not yet answered, and the answers we do have would need to be verified and reverified many before scientists accept them as the total and complete truth.

Now that that's out of the way, we can tell you what we do know. CBD does the majority of its work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS. We've explained how that works in this article.

We know a lot more about vitamin D. We know it's good for you. We know you're probably not getting enough. You may know you can get vitamin D from the sun, but how much do you really know about how your body uses it? Never fear. We'll tell you.

Sunshine does help your body produce vitamin D3. If you spend a lot of time outside during the spring and summer, your body will create the vitamin D3 it needs when the sun hits your skin. You may need more than your body can produce, though, especially during fall and winter when you may not be outside as much.

It's hard to get enough Vitamin D3 through your diet. The main foods to contain vitamin D3 are oily fish, red meat, egg yolks, and liver. No fruits and veggies to speak of. This leads many people to get the vitamin D3 they need through a supplement.


What Does Vitamin D3 Do?

Vitamin D3 helps build strong bones and teeth. This is why it's often added to milk. It can amplify the effects of calcium when it comes to bone building. Vitamin D3 can also boost your mood and even help with weight loss.

Vitamin D3 deficiencies can cause fatigues, mood disorders, and muscle aches for both children and adults. Fortunately, these are easy to avoid by spending time outside and taking supplements.

As you can see, vitamin D3 is essential for those looking to maintain active lifestyles. It's a great match for CBD for several reasons.



Why Do CBD Oil and Vitamin D3 Go So Well Together?

Both CBD oil and vitamin D3 are fat soluble—in other words, they dissolve when exposed to fats. This might sound weird, but it’s essential for your body to process these supplements properly. Some supplements are water-soluble, which means they dissolve in water. Vitamin C and vitamin B6 are both water-soluble. Some, like vitamin D3, are only useful if there is fat to dissolve them in. CBD is an oil, so it's perfect to pair with vitamin D3.

Research has shown that lower levels of vitamin D3 can negatively affect cellular signaling and neural activity in the brain. This means that if you don't have enough vitamin D3, your ECS might not be functioning at its highest level. The CBD allows for the prolonged usage of stored-up endocannabinoids and can help protect your vitamin D levels, which is an amazing thing for your body.

Many of the scientific findings on vitamin D3’s benefits correspond with studies examining CBD’s effects on the same issues. As we said, it’s important to emphasize that the research on CBD is preliminary, but the two seem to amplify the benefits of each other.