Photo credit: Yesterday; Danielle St. PIerre
There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.
Tester: Danielle St. Pierre, resident night owl and CBD enthusiast
The Brief: As the CBD wellness space continues to grow and evolve, one interesting sector that’s gaining serious traction is CBD for sleep. As someone who often has a hard time falling asleep at night due to restlessness and anxiety, the discovery of these Ritual CBD Softgels with Melatonin from the very rad, plant-based brand Yesterday Wellness have been a serious game changer for my wild circadian rhythm.
As an editor who has personally tested a lot of CBD-infused skincare products and wellness supplements, I am no stranger to the potential healing benefits of CBD. So, after trying a handful of other natural sleep aids and rituals, I turned to CBD products as part of a greater wellness plan to aid with my wonky sleep patterns.
Some background on the brand: Yesterday Wellness makes premium, organic hemp-based products with simple ingredients that inspire relaxation. Their mission is simple but important, as the brand firmly believes that getting that daily moment of solace is just what we need to be the best possible version of ourselves. I concur.
From CBD oils and capsules to aid with stress and anxiety, to balms formulated with healing herbs like soothing lavender and lemon balm to alleviate soreness and joint pain, Yesterday Wellness offers a tailored CBD product for pretty much any health issue that ails you.
I was also impressed by the brand’s transparency with regards to product quality, testing standards, and thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Yesterday Wellness even offers a curated online journal with resources on CBD education, health, and wellness tips.
So, when a very lovely press contact reached out about the brand’s Ritual Softgels with Melatonin, my inner insomniac rejoiced. Could this be the miraculous natural sleep aid I was missing for most of my adult life?
Melatonin is a hormone that’s produced naturally in the body, and on its own, it aids in regulating the human body’s circadian rhythm to promote restful sleep. Combined with soothing hemp-based CBD (plus numerous other compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) and the superfood MCT-oil that promotes brain function, these Ritual Capsules with Melatonin are like a one-two punch for a more sound slumber.
Photo credit: Yesterday
The chief medical expert of Yesterday Wellness, and founder of MedLeaf RX, Dr. Junella Chin, sums it up quite nicely: „CBD reduces the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, but it decreases overall body inflammation and calms the nervous system. If integrated carefully throughout the day in a microdose regime, it can balance your circadian rhythm and help you with effortless sleep.”
It’s also worth nothing that studies have found that CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties — so it makes a lot of sense that many wellness brands would combine anti-inflammatory CBD with rest-promoting melatonin in one powerful bedtime supplement.
Over the course of an entire month, I took one Yesterday Wellness Ritual Softgel with Melatonin about 1 hour before bed, and I found that my relaxation levels improved quite a bit as I snuggled into my bedtime ritual. These little golden capsules didn’t just help me fall asleep faster — I also woke up feeling clear-headed, with more energy and focus. Sleep is the most underrated element of a healthy lifestyle, and these little capsules are here to help you attain it. I would call these liquid gold.
Closing Argument: If you struggle with restlessness and anxiety before bed, consider weaving these CBD with melatonin softgels into your bedtime ritual. There is a very old saying that „you are what you eat,” but I firmly believe that you actually are how you sleep.
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