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.