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Beam CBD: CBD Products Review and Company Guide

Beam CBD: CBD Products Review and Company Guide

Are you into physical activities – whether it be CrossFit, triathlons or bodybuilding among others? One thing most sports have in common is an individual’s ability to push their body to the brink of destruction. How is this true? Many athletes have at least experienced a head injury or concussion of sorts, not to forget knee injuries and other pain.

Is this the end of the world for said individuals? Not quite, and beam aims to introduce a new perspective on recovery. The following review will look closely at how beam’s belief in CBD is voiced and packaged globally. Some of the factors that will expounded upon include beam’s story, and how that has been reflected in the products offered.

Here’s the beam story

Co-Founders of beam, Matt and Kevin created the brand after having pushed their bodies to the limit. As active people, both found enjoyment in sports but were left with aches, pains, increased stress and sleepless nights among others.

The duo went on to researching for natural solutions and it wasn’t until four years ago that CBD entered their lives. Since its uses, they’ve seen reduced inflammation, better sleep and less anxiousness. Eventually, bean was established to tend to all consumers – sports players, parents, or someone who needs to achieve a sense of calmness.

Does the story sound familiar? Don’t be surprised, as this only goes to show the validity of the claims that currently exist surrounding CBD uses.

beam’s CBD infusions

beam currently offers a number of CBD products including tinctures, salves, and protein bars (not to forget bundle sales). Here’s a quick look at some of their essentials:

the bar (cacao, vanilla or cacao & vanilla flavors)

the bar is a full spectrum CBD-powered protein bar that can be taken as a post-workout or mid-workday. With 14 grams of plant-based protein and CBD, consumers can expect to attain recovery in a matter of no time.

It is supposedly as natural as it gets! For instance, in place of sugar, the natural sugars found within ingredients like dates and coconuts are used. Given the presence of CBD, it has been noted that it contains 0% THC (no mind-altering properties whatsoever).

the fixer

the fixer is a topical solution that aims to alleviate target-specific pain. It also uses lavender and eucalyptus oils in what appears to be an attempt to induce a sense of calmness and further rid one of inflammation. Former ‘The Fittest Man on Earth’ title holder, Mat Fraser supposedly uses the beam ointment. In a previous interview, he said: “I also started using Beam […] This year I was having trouble with one of my knees every morning and night, I use it for that.”

the one (natural or fresh mint flavors)

the one is a CBD tincture that claims to achieve calmness and better rest while improving one’s focus levels. Consumers can either choose between 1000mg of CBD (33.33mg per serving) or 1500mg (50mg per serving).

beam Final Thoughts

Based on the analysis above, beam’s mission to serve consumers of all works of life is clearly evident, as they didn’t simply stick to sports-related health, but wellness in general.

Despite having a limited number of products to choose from, their dedication in making each one as on point as possible is clear, not to forget the extent they go in educating consumers. This is stated based on product descriptions, preference of natural ingredients and ensuring that different potency levels are delivered.

The duo’s aim towards helping consumers get started is also witnessed via their quiz. Upon answering a basic set of questions including their knowledge on CBD, reason for visiting their webpage and the specific health concern needing support, the website will give a number of options to choose from their line. This eliminates the process of second-guessing one self, especially if the consumer is new to CBD.

For more on beam, visit here.

Catherine is one of our most respected contributors and active providers of cannabis-related guides and insights here at TOC. She is very well educated with a Bachelors from Smith College, Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona, Certificate in Computer Programming College of Saint Rose and was a writing teacher at the University of Illinois. Her writing has been featured in many major publications and has full intentions of being a transparent and authentic leader for all CBD and hemp oil articles.

Beam CBD: CBD Products Review and Company Guide Are you into physical activities – whether it be CrossFit, triathlons or bodybuilding among others? One thing most sports have in common is an individual’s ability to push their body to the brink of destruction. How is this true? Many athletes have at least experienced a head […]

I Started Using CBD Oil Every Day—and This Is How It Changed My Life

Better sleep, energy for workouts, and a compliment from my husband make it all worthwhile.

I’m not well-schooled in the ways of cannabis—figuring out what CBD is took some time. Until recently I didn’t know my hemp from my weed. THC, CBD…IDK. It’s like trying to get the square root of a number: If I concentrate for a minute, I can figure it out, but really I just don’t care, you know?

Then my friend started selling CBD oil. She’s a stay-at-home mom-turned-yoga instructor and a total straitlaced health nut. I thought, if she was into it, maybe I should learn more. So I found out CBD stands for cannabidiol, a natural extract from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It’s not the chemical in marijuana that brings the high—that’s the THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.

There are still plenty of studies to be done, but so far science has shown that CBD appears to target more than 65 areas in the brain and body that are involved in regulating pain, mood, and sleep. Notably, CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system, enhancing and balancing the messages sent via endocannabinoids and neurotransmitters. By doing so, it has the potential to lower inflammation, ease pain, bring a sense of calm, help those coping with anxiety, and improve sleep.

I want all those things. Inflammation can lead to aches, pains, and acne, and—yes, at the age of 47—I’d be happy to get rid of them. Given that my husband and son have nicknamed me Yelly Melly, I’m guessing I could also do with a deeper sense of calm. And I’m a busy working mom, so sure, I’ll take better sleep!

Inflammation can lead to aches, pains, and acne, and—yes, at the age of 47—I’d be happy to get rid of them.

There are numerous CBD oils and balms (and drink mixes and bath salts and dog treats), but I gravitated toward an oil by Beam for a couple of reasons: It’s THC-free (I’ve learned that some companies don’t filter out traces of THC—I’m not here to get stoned, people), and it’s broad-spectrum, which means beneficial plant compounds, like terpenes and flavonoids, are left in the extract.

I began taking a one-milliliter dropperful of oil, containing 66.7 milligrams of CBD, morning and night. There isn’t an industry-standard recommended dose, so I started with the brand’s lowest potency. I held the drop under my tongue for a minute or so, in order for the cannabidiol to seep into my bloodstream rather than get digested (which is also a good delivery system—just not as direct). It tasted fine, sort of neutral, with a hint of plant life.

A few days later, I took my first barre class. I hadn’t worked out in a year, thanks to a shoulder injury, and I was nervous I’d be in serious pain afterward. It wasn’t too bad. After class, I rubbed some CBD balm on my shoulder. The idea behind balms and lotions is that CBD gets absorbed through the skin, without taking a trip under the tongue and through the bloodstream, so it goes straight to the receptors that need it most. The next day, I took a yoga class (all hail, Groupon!), which didn’t leave me extra-sore or strained either.

Could all this pain-free movement have been a result of the placebo effect? Sure. But I like to think my inflammation was kept in check by my new CBD regimen. Still, I’m no medical expert, so I reached out to Staci Gruber, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery program at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. She told me that anecdotal evidence and pre-clinical trials suggest CBD helps with pain and inflammation, but “we don’t have clinical trial data.”

Also, I stopped having nightmares. Weirdly, I get them a lot—like, I’m driving down the road and suddenly I’m in the ocean. That kinda thing. But since I started taking CBD oil, the nightmares haven’t come. My daily stressors remain the same, but my stress symptoms have lessened, so I’m totally giving CBD oil the credit. I also spoke to David L. Nathan, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and founder of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. He agreed there could be a connection: “All drugs that can help with sleep—and CBD may be one of them—will not affect just the onset and duration of sleep but also the quality of sleep,” he explained.

Inspired by my reduced chronic pain and stress-free slumber, I also started getting up at 5:50 a.m. for a brisk 2-mile walk with my neighbor every morning. And yeah, I’m still taking barre and yoga classes. I’ve got energy for everything!

But the most concrete proof that CBD oil is doing good things for me came about two weeks after I started taking it. I hadn’t mentioned my new CBD routine to my husband, in part because I wanted to assess for myself whether it had an impact. But out of the blue one night while watching TV, he turned to me and said, “Hey, I’d like to thank you for not getting so frustrated lately with me and the boy. I appreciate it.”

Better sleep, energy for workouts, and a compliment from my husband make it all worthwhile.