Not Pot: Are CBD Gummies Worth the Hype?

By: Valeria Ramos

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If you've been keeping up with trends in the health/lifestyle market, you'll know CBD creams, edibles and sprays have been the latest craze. Recently, Kim Kardashian had a CBD-themed baby shower and CVS and Walgreens announced plans to begin selling CBD products.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant (both for hemp and marijuana). CBD, unlike THC, is non-psychoactive, so there is no high associated with this compound. CBD is reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and neuroprotective properties.

Curious about the CBD craze and the benefits associated with it, I did some research and discovered Not Pot, a CBD gummy brand with great customer service and Instagram-worthy packaging.

I searched through Not Pot's reviews to see what all the CBD fuss was about. Most who tried the product report feeling less anxious and getting a better night's sleep. Some people even left reviews saying these gummies became their alternatives to medications such as Prozac and Xanax. As someone who is always down for a few extra hours of sleep and less anxiety, I decided to give these gummies a go.

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After reaching out to Not Pot, I quickly received two bottles of their CBD gummies, which are vegan and come from organically grown USA hemp. Each bottle is $40 and contains 30 gummies, even though they can easily fit 60 (my only big complaint).

I must admit I was skeptical and wondered if how I felt after eating these delicious strawberry-flavored gummies would merely be a result of the placebo effect. On the first night of my CBD gummy kick, I took one and felt nothing. The next night, I took two and slept like a baby.

While I felt no difference in anxiety, when I took two gummies before bed, I slept through the entire night without waking up (a rare and magical occurrence for me). However, on nights before exams or presentations, I found that these gummies just couldn't do the trick.

Overall, I found Not Pot's gummies to be a great addition to my nighttime routine and not just because of their adorable packaging! I recommend CBD gummies to anyone who struggles to get a full night of sleep or is curious about what this compound can do for their anxiety. If you're questioning if the CBD is worth the hype, Not Pot just might be your answer.