Everything you need to know about CBD


Episode 19 | 21 April 2020

On this episode of the Alix Turoff Nutrition podcast, Alix sits down with Dr. Tristan Watkins.

Show Notes:

Dr. Watkins is a neuroscientist that studies how terpenes and cannabinoids interact with the nervous system and applies this knowledge to create cannabis formulas that deliver distinct and predictable effects.  

His cannabis research began as a passion project during graduate school at Vanderbilt University, where he researched reward system activation in cannabis users and how changes in brain structure and function lead to changes in cognition and behavior. Dr. Watkins currently serves as the Chief Science Officer of LucidMood, the leading brand of functional cannabis products.  


Some of the topics we covered in this episode include:

  • Purported benefits of CBD including stress reduction, anti-inflammatory effects, pain management, sleep, anti-anxiety, mental alertness

  • What are terpenes and cannabinoids?

  • What does the research say?

  • What to look for when choosing a CBD brand

  • CBD dosing

  • CBD beverages

  • CBD for dogs

  • CBD and traditional antidepressant medications

  • CBD isolate versus broad or full spectrum

  • Where to get evidence based information about CBD (ProjectCBD)


Learn more about Lucid Mood here  and connect with Tristan on LinkedIn or Instagram


Read Dr. Watkins’ most recent article for NatuRx about cannabis and coronavirus anxiety

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