What Makes PurSlep Different from Other CBD Products?
Since antiquity cannabinoids have been used as a treatment for insomnia, and the first reports in western medical literature regarding the therapeutic utility and physiological effects of hemp preparations note their hypnogenic properties. Additionally, this effect appears to be conserved across mammalian species. Given the long-standing recognition of cannabinoids as sleep promoting substances, it is surprising that relatively few studies have examined the role of the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) in regulating sleep cycles/states.
Additionally, cannabinol (CBN), most commonly associated with aged cannabis, is said to potentiate the sedative properties of THC when these two cannabinoids are used together, although this notion may be more modern-day marijuana folklore than scientific fact.
Since approximately one in four Americans develop insomnia every year, (June 5, 2018 study conducted by University of PA School of Medicine) maintaining regular and consistent sleeping patterns is paramount to a person’s health. When a person is unable to obtain enough sleep to recover from the physical and emotional stress of everyday life, this can potentially lead to other debilitating conditions.
Poor sleep is the number one reported medical complaint in the United States and a serious public health concern. The average adult needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per day. Yet, approximately 70 million Americans regularly don’t get enough sleep.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institute of Health (NIH), new findings suggest “sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.” Over 60 percent of American adults report having problems sleeping several nights per week and over 40 million Americans suffer from more than 70 different sleep disorders. The most common sleep-related ailments include:
INSOMNIA – when one cannot fall asleep or stay asleep.
SLEEP APNEA – which involves impaired breathing while sleeping.
RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME – characterized by tingling, discomfort and even pain in the legs that increases at night and is relieved by movement.
CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDERS – when one’s internal clock is off and one’s sleep patterns are disturbed.
PARASOMNIA – which entails abnormal movements and activities while sleeping, including sleep walking and nightmares.
EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS – when an individual experiences persistent drowsiness during daylight hours from narcolepsy or another medical condition.
Poor sleep is a risk factor for serious illness. Compared to people who get enough sleep, adults who are short-sleepers (less than 7 hours per 24-hour period) are more likely to experience one or more of chronic health conditions, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and depression. Those with chronic illnesses are at greater risk for insomnia, which exacerbates their discomfort. Co-morbid medical disorders including conditions that cause hypoxemia (abnormally low blood oxygen levels) and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing), gastroesophageal reflux disease, pain, and neurodegenerative diseases have a 75-95 percent increased risk of insomnia. This is not just a problem in America; it is a global problem that should be considered a pandemic.
Although sleep is essential for our health, its biological purpose is not fully understood. Seemingly inactive states of sleep are actually a dynamic and critical process that helps us store memories, build immunity, repair tissue, regulate metabolism, blood pressure, control appetite and blood sugar, process learning, along with a plethora of other physiological processes – all of which are regulated by circadian rhythms and the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
THE ECS & SLEEP:
The endocannabinoid system has been shown to work in conjunction with the circadian rhythm system of the body to drive homeostasis and restful sleeping patterns.
The following articles have been written on the topic:
Now, you can see why it is vital to get enough sleep on a nightly basis, and this is why we were approached by the largest in-home sleep diagnostic company in the country to create a cannabis-derived sleep formula for people who struggle with falling asleep and/or staying asleep.
PurSlep was the first legal cannabis-derived formula for sleep on the market when we launched it back in 2018. Whereas most CBD sleep formulas contain CBD isolate and ungodly amounts of melatonin, which can be detrimental to getting a good night sleep, our PurSlep CBD oil contains a proprietary blend of L-Tryptophan, Chamomile, Valerian Root, Hops, Melatonin and Gaba. It comes in both a 1500mg CBD concentration and a 500mg CBD concentration, and the formula is full spectrum, so it contains the other healthy compounds in the plant like minor cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes that work in synergy to deliver an effective solution for people with sleep issues.
The formula works so well, that in 2019, while attending one of the largest medical trade shows in the country (Medtrade), we won two awards for its efficacy and effectiveness. This was certainly validation that we created a legitimate formula that could take the place of over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids which can have lots of negative side effects when taken over an extended period of time.
Due to the popularity of PurSlep CBD oil, we launched a PurSlep gummy in at the end of 2021, that contains the same award-winning formula that our PurSlep tincture contains, but we included four additional sleepy herbal ingredients to “kick it up a notch!” Those ingredients are L-Theanine, Magnesium, 5HTP (hydroxytryptophan) and CBN isolate, so now people have a choice between using a CBD oil or “tincture” or a delicious blueberry gummy.
Unlike most CBD sleep gummies on the market that contain high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors and flavors, all our products contain organic ingredients and natural flavors. The sugar sources for our gummies are organic cane sugar and organic tapioca (less than 2 grams per piece) and the color and flavor come from organic juice extract.
To learn more about our award-winning PurSlep products, please visit us at purwell.com or call us at our headquarters to speak with one of our concierge cannabis consultants.