NutraCast: Stuart Titus, PhD, on CBN for Sleep

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NutraCast: Stuart Titus, PhD, on CBN for Sleep

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Many of us know that valerian root, ashwagandha, chamomile and melatonin are helpful in delivering a good night’s rest. But how about CBN? Stuart Titus, PhD, CEO and president at Medical Marijuana, said that cannabinol hasn't really been available in commercial quantities—until now.

“Now, many progressive hemp growers, particularly here in the US, are growing hemp in large quantities and are particularly interested in helping the plant to express many of these minor cannabinoids to a much larger degree,”​ explained Titus. 

CBN has gained a reputation as an effective sleep aid. Titus pointed out that consuming 2.5mg to 5mg of CBN has the same level of sedation as a mild pharmaceutical sedative, with a relaxed body sensation similar to 5mg to 10mg of diazepam.

“Your body's immune system rests very significantly on the quality of sleep that you get and if you're not sleeping well, you're going to be somewhat immune compromised, you’re going to be somewhat agitated, your brains not going to be as focused or as clear as if you've got a good night's sleep. So certainly there's some great science behind this and of course, for us to be able to bring forth a nice [CBN] product—that's been wonderful.”

“We don't have meters on us that register your immune system and your immune defenses. But if we did, certainly the people that sleep well would be registering with that needle very much over to the positive side,​" he added.

To learn more about CBN and other minor cannabinoids, listen to the NutraCast.

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Immunity Series 

The indisputable link between sleep and immune function will be further explored during NutraIngredients-USA's Immunity and Sleep broadcast.

Please join us on Wednesday, 5, 2021, as we examine the scientific links between sleep and immune function, and explore which ingredients are best positioned to deliver a good night’s sleep.

The broadcast kicks off with a keynote presentation from Michael Grandner, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on sleep and health as well as director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

The event will wrap up with a panel discussion featuring Derek Loewy, PhD, a sleep medicine specialist and clinical psychologist at Scripps Clinic, nutrition specialist Shannon Dolan, FNTP, Maike Rahn, scientific leader at DSM and Ramasamy Venkatesh, managing director, and CEO of Gencor. 

For more information and to register for this free​ event, please click here​.

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