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World Wellbeing Week 2024: The Wellness Potential of CBD

on June 26, 2024

With the fast pace of modern lives, and changes to the way we live, work, and play, taking pause and assessing our wellbeing has never been more important - and the last week in June is the perfect time to do this. This week (24th-30th June) marks

World Wellbeing Week 2024 - an international awareness event that aims to remind us of the importance of prioritising our health and wellbeing.

Now in its sixth year, World Wellbeing Week was launched by the Jersey-based Wellbeing World to celebrate and promote the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide. In its relatively short history, the event has become incredibly widespread, reaching 58 million people around the world in 2023 - and the movement is only growing.

Following the success of last year’s event, Wellbeing World noted:

“From meaningful and purposeful work to financial security, physical, mental, and emotional health, social resilience, empathic corporate and civic leadership, community relations, and environmental care – these aspects collectively contribute to our overall wellbeing, which has become more vital than ever in our lives and livelihoods.”

This is a sentiment we share here at Honey Heaven. We’re proud to make a wide range of high-quality products that are produced with the earth, as well as your well-being in mind. From natural, organic honey, to hemp-sourced CBD, we’re on a mission to bring the very best of nature to your health and well-being routine.

With that in mind, in this article, we’re taking a closer look at the wellness potential of cannabidiol (CBD).

What is CBD?

CBD is one of a huge number of active compounds found in the cannabis plant. More specifically, it is one of over a hundred compounds called cannabinoids - and one of the most common! Other cannabinoids you might have heard of include cannabigerol (CBG), cannabivarin (CBV), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD has long been considered one of the key compounds that contribute to the therapeutic potential of cannabis. Unlike THC, it is a non-intoxicating substance, which means it doesn’t cause the “high” associated with the use of the plant. Rather, some evidence suggests that CBD may even be able to reverse some of the negatively perceived effects of THC.

But that isn’t the only impressive quality of CBD.

CBD Wellness Benefits

In recent years, CBD has become increasingly popular among researchers looking to identify new medicines and therapeutics, as well as normal consumers interested in embracing natural wellness techniques. The compound can now be found in a huge range of products, including CBD oils, CBD gummies, CBD Drinks, and even CBD-infused honey!

But what are these supposed health and wellness benefits? Let’s take a look at the evidence.

CBD for improved sleep

Sleep is among the most important things we need to survive. Far from simply making us feel more rested, it is essential in practically every aspect of our health. Sleep allows our bodies to heal from the toils of the day, aids our brains in forming memories, and consolidates learning, among many other functions. Yet, many of us regularly suffer from poor sleep.

Unsurprisingly, poor sleep is consistently listed as one of the main reasons consumers turn to CBD. While anecdotal evidence for its helpfulness in this setting is abundant, clinical evidence remains in its infancy. Nonetheless, there is some research into the relationship between CBD use and better sleep.

CBD for anxiety

The incidence of anxiety has been on the rise in recent years. While it is normal to feel anxious every now and then, evidence suggests that more of us are feeling more anxious more often.

If poor sleep is a common reason for CBD use, then anxiety might be the most significant. According to a 2021 survey of consumers in the UK, self-perceived anxiety was the most reported reason for CBD use, with almost half of respondents (42.6%) citing this. Many have reported relief with the help of CBD; however, more clinical research is needed in this area.

Still, a 2019 study appears to support the further investigation of CBD as both a sleep and anxiety aid. Out of 72 adults who received CBD treatment, 57 (79.2%) reported decreased anxiety while 48 (66.7%) noted improved sleep.

CBD for pain and inflammation

A number of CBD products have been developed with a focus on relieving pain and inflammation. This includes topical products said to reduce joint and muscle pain as well as skincare that may help to soothe inflamed skin.

While there is currently a lack of studies into this potential, the existing evidence does warrant more research. For example, a 2024 study explored the potential of topical CBD for hand osteoarthritis. It concluded that the application of topical CBD was associated with improvements in pain.


While much of the clinical research into the potential health benefits of CBD is still in its infancy, there remains significant enthusiasm among the scientific community and consumers alike. Current findings warrant further research into how CBD may be incorporated into a safe and effective wellness regime - and millions of people in the UK alone are already doing just that.

Find out for yourself if CBD could help to boost your wellness. Browse our high-quality range of CBD products and start your journey to natural health and wellness today.