Even if you’re not one of the 40 million Americans affected by anxiety symptoms each year,1 or even if you manage to keep it at bay most of the time, you’re more likely than not to suffer from occasional racing thoughts, tension, or feelings of being overwhelmed.
If so, you may find relief in an unexpected place. Namely, a new formulation from Colorado’s top cannabis edibles producer: Wana Optimals Quick Calm Gummies.
Think Outside the THC
At first blush, using cannabis for anxiety may seem counterintuitive. While plenty of people do use it to unwind, paranoia is a common negative side effect of too much THC.
But THC – the active ingredient in marijuana – is only one compound of hundreds within the cannabis plant. Most of these molecules won’t get you high at all. The most famous of them, CBD (or cannabidiol), has been widely embraced for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties.2 Another, lesser known cannabinoid called CBG (cannabigerol), has recently begun appearing in commercial cannabis products. And with good reason: in addition to promising pain-relieving and even anti-bacterial properties, CBG has been observed to elevate the body’s levels of GABA, a stress-relieving neurotransmitter.2, 3
CBD and CBG: this dynamic duo forms the soothing base of Wana Optimals’ Quick Calm formulation, along with 50 milligrams – considered a therapeutic dose by clinical standards – of an amino acid called L-Theanine. Found at high levels in green tea, this stress-relieving supplement is associated with slight increases in serotonin and dopamine in the brain.4
Finally, Quick Calm’s formulation contains more than 30 additional plant compounds known as terpenes. These give virtually all plants (including various cannabis strains) their unique taste, smell, and effects. Working with a leading terpene research company and an AI-driven analytics program, Wana has isolated more than 30 of the terpenes most commonly associated with relaxation and calm to create a proprietary plant-derived blend for Optimal (get it?) calm.
Get Relief in 5-15 Minutes
Quick Calm Gummies are not a treatment for clinical anxiety. Unlike prescription SSRIs, they’re not intended to build up in your system and fundamentally alter your brain chemistry. If your anxiety is severe and frequent enough to warrant clinical intervention, it’s time to visit a doctor.
Where Quick Calm can help is with those little in-between spikes of acute anxious feelings. Can’t slow your racing mind before bed? Heart pounding as you practice a tough conversation? Feeling on edge for seemingly no reason at all? These are the moments when one gummie can help stop the spiral and return you to a state of relative equilibrium.
Because the gummies are intended for on-the-spot relief, it’s important that they work fast. Quick Calm is powered by a nano-encapsulation technique from Azuca, an industry leader in fast-acting technology. Put simply, each Quick Calm molecule is encased in a water-soluble layer. Since your body already contains roughly 70% percent water, this layer allows the cannabinoids and other compounds to be absorbed into your bloodstream faster and more efficiently.
The result? You should feel calmer in just 5-15 minutes.
Feel Better, Not High
Acutely anxious feelings tend to come at inconvenient times – in the middle of a stressful workday, right before dinner with your in-laws, or even before something ostensibly fun, like a crowded concert. You wouldn’t want to pop a traditional cannabis edible before any of these events (except maybe the concert). But Quick Calm Gummies have been specifically formulated with primarily non-intoxicating ingredients.
To be clear, each serving does contain 1 milligram of THC, because low doses have been shown to work synergistically with compounds like CBG, CBD, and various terpenes.5,6 Any amount of THC can cause intoxication, and you should exercise caution the first time you try Quick Calm Gummies – particularly if you aren’t used to THC. That said, a serving this small is unlikely to make even cannabis novices feel impaired.
In other words, Quick Calm Gummies are formulated to be taken anytime, anywhere – whenever you feel you need one.
Wana Optimals Quick Calm is available at licensed dispensaries across Colorado. Through April 30, you can save 40% on your first purchase by visiting wanabrands.com/tryquickcalm.
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- Russo, E. B., & Marcu, J. (2017). Cannabis Pharmacology: The Usual Suspects and a Few Promising Leads. Advances in pharmacology (San Diego, Calif.), 80, 67–134. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.apha.2017.03.004
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- Hidese, S., Ogawa, S., Ota, M., Ishida, I., Yasukawa, Z., Ozeki, M., & Kunugi, H. (2019). Effects of L-Theanine Administration on Stress-Related Symptoms and Cognitive Functions in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients, 11(10), 2362. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102362
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