BOULDER, Colo. — Charlotte’s Web announced the collaboration of its CW Labs division on a preclinical sleep and anxiety study with the University of Colorado-Boulder’s REACH (Research and Education Addressing Cannabis and Health) Center. The scientific investigation uses the company’s full spectrum hemp formulations with CBN (cannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) and levels of THC below 0.3% to examine the impact on anxiety and sleep quality. The Company is the only hemp CBD brand supporting the University of Colorado REACH Center’s milestone study.
There is limited published preclinical or clinical data on phytocannabinoids other than CBD and THC, especially their effect at levels available in commercially sold hemp-derived CBD supplements. There is some anecdotal evidence on the ability of CBN to help with sleep but little substantiated clinical or preclinical evidence to validate these pervasive claims. Long term, it is anticipated that this study will inform future clinical initiatives to better understand how specific ratios of cannabinoids and different delivery formats are effective at supporting improved sleep quality and instilling healthier sleep architecture in humans.
“Charlotte’s Web is committed to advancing science on the benefits and safety of CBD and other hemp phytocannabinoids through rigorous scientific investigations such as this sleep and anxiety study,” said Tim Orr, senior vice president of Charlotte’s Web and president of its CW Labs division, which currently has more than a dozen scientific research studies underway. “We’re honored to team up with CU’s REACH Center to explore the potential impacts of full-spectrum hemp extract with CBD and CBN on anxiety and sleep quality.”
Monika Fleshner, PhD, Professor of Integrative Physiology, and a member of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado – Boulder is the project lead, and this preclinical study will be conducted in her Stress Physiology Laboratory.
“There is a great need for properly controlled experimental studies that are designed to test the potential neural and physiological impacts of hemp derived phytocannabinoids. With support from CU REACH and Charlotte’s Web, our research will explore both the efficacy and mechanisms of how these substances can affect complex brain-mediated behavior, such as disturbed sleep.”
Elsewhere, the CBDMEDIC brand, part of pioneer and CBD market leader Charlotte’s Web, also recently teamed up with United States women’s soccer icon and leader Carli Lloyd. Lloyd partnered with CBDMEDIC after beginning to use its safe and effective topical CBD products following a knee injury and surgery last year. In doing so, Lloyd has become an advocate for the use of hemp-derived CBD to help athletes and people suffering with pain to find all-natural relief. Lloyd attributes her use of CBDMEDIC as a key factor in her recovery.
“Taking care of and listening to our bodies is extremely important, especially when it comes to pain relief,” said Lloyd. “As a result of my personal experience with CBD products, I want to help other athletes and fitness enthusiasts to continue to push towards their goals, no matter their age or ability.”
During her recovery, Lloyd began using CBDMEDIC topical products, including Active Sport™ Pain Relief Ointment and Active Sport Pain Relief Stick, which offer temporary relief of sore muscles. She also applies CBDMEDIC Arthritis Aches and Pain Relief Cream, which is effective in relieving joint pain and stiffness. All CBDMEDIC products are THC-free and high in CBD.
The upcoming Summer Games represents the first games since the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from the list of banned substances as more athletes are experiencing the safe and effective benefits of CBD.
“Carli Lloyd is a role model as a gold medal–winning Olympian and a dynamic leader in women’s soccer who pushes her performance each year. We believe in Carli and support her advocacy efforts in raising awareness of the benefits of CBD to provide relief for those suffering from pain,” said Deanie Elsner, CEO and president of Charlotte’s Web Inc. “We are thrilled to see Carli thrive on and off the field and knowing that our products have helped her to continue doing what she loves.”