Are you working on building the life you love? We are too. We’ve chosen to add CBD along the way and the effects have been game-changing. From sleep to muscle pain to mental support, there are a wide variety of applications for CBD – no matter what problem you’re hoping to solve, there’s a way that CBD can be a part of the solution so you can live your best life.
How to Enjoy CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular cannabinoid that has recently been drawing interest due to its potential health benefits and absence of negative side effects. It does not lead to a stoned feeling or psychoactive high. When you take either CBD or THC, it affects your brain and activates the CB1 receptors. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
As for CBD, it doesn’t bind to CB1 receptors on its own, meaning it won’t lead you to get high. For CBD to bind with CB1 receptors, it needs THC. There is a lot of interest in the potential benefits of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. Can they help in alleviating different medical conditions?
The research on these cannabinoids’ health benefits is still limited. However, there is one FDA-approved CBD drug called Epidiolex. It is used to treat a rare form of epilepsy among children.
What other conditions may CBD provide help?
- Pain and inflammation
- Depression and anxiety
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Multiple sclerosis
Legal CBD products are derived from hemp and can be taken as CBD topicals, ingestible oils, and gummies.
CBD can be consumed in the following applications:
- Oil Tinctures
- Gummies or Edibles
- Vape pens
- Hemp flower smokeables
- Pills or capsules
- In pet treats and tincture so you and your best friend can create the life you love, together.
Each of these consumption methods is beneficial for different reasons. For example, tinctures are ideal for those who would prefer an exact dosing method that the consumer can control. This makes for a great way to get to know how much CBD is best for you. Due to biodiversity and conditions, different doses work for different people.
Topicals, by comparison, are best for localized relief of external pain or skin conditions. You can use topicals as often as you’d like without psychoactive effects because the medicinal properties of CBD cannot enter the bloodstream when applied to the skin. From salve to moisturizer and everywhere in between, topicals that contain CBD provide external support for a wide variety of conditions.
Why Has CBD Become Popular?
CBD shows potential to benefit us in a multitude of ways
CBD has been construed as a cure for a wide variety of conditions ranging from anxiety, insomnia, and gastrointestinal issues. In recent years, more research has been done on the plant in order to better identify the ways in which it can – and should – be incorporated into a healthy, balanced wellness routine.
Another reason CBD is all over the headlines is because it is sometimes marketed as a magic pill or “cure all” for every condition under the sun. In reality, CBD isn’t a magic pill, but it CAN help with a wide range of issues. This is because of how CBD works in the body.
CBD binds with CB1 and CB2 receptors and fuels our endocannabinoid system to bring our minds and body back to equilibrium, which may look different for different people depending on what’s out of whack for them. From the outside, CBD may be perceived as a skeptical, trendy “cure all” but, with deeper understanding, it’s clear that this is due to the variety of potential health benefits one might experience as a direct result of bringing bodily systems back to balance.
2018 Farm Bill Made CBD more accessible
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the (regulated) production of hemp. Until then, it has not been differentiated from other cannabis plants, which are still federally classified as Schedule I controlled substances. The bill allows hemp cultivation broadly, not simply pilot programs for studying market interest in hemp-derived products. It explicitly allows the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes. It also puts no restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products, so long as those items are produced in a manner consistent with the law.
Versatile consumption methods
With a wide variety of consumption methods and a huge amount of different uses, CBD is one of the most versatile plant medicines available. Because it is now available in almost every type of consumption method, the potential benefits of CBD cannot be overstated. From
Using CBD to Build a Life You Love
We’re constantly coming up with new ways to incorporate CBD into our daily routines and lifestyles. Waking up with tincture, winding down with gummies, and relieving pain with salve are just a few of the ways that CBD is incorporated into our daily life. CBD provides relief in order to allow us to do the things we love – to explore, adventure, and face challenges head on. By taking CBD with a mindset of openness, relaxation, and support, it becomes a mindful addition to any wellness practice.
CBD for Sleep
One of the best uses for CBD is to support issues with sleep, such as insomnia, night pains, and menopausal symptoms. A study from Harvard Medical School suggests that CBD is capable of helping with both falling asleep and staying asleep. Users can get CBD gummies or capsules to take before to bed — some may contain added melatonin to send you off to sleep. Alternatively, place a few drops of a CBD tincture under your tongue for even faster results.
Our lavender CBD tincture is infused with linalool, the terpene best known for the relaxing properties in the scent of the lavender plant. We suggest supplementing your sleep with this when nighttime feels a little overwhelming or sleep won’t come.
You can use CBD to support your sleep in the form of:
Consider CBD for sleep if you are experiencing trouble with:
- Falling asleep
- Staying asleep
- Muscle pains or spasms
- Night sweats
CBD for Energy
If you’re an athlete or hard worker, chances are you’re always on the lookout for a new energy supplement to try. Maybe you’re the type who craves an active lifestyle of running, climbing, skiing, and rowing, and you need lots of energy to keep your muscles well-fuelled. Maybe you’re a workaholic who works round the clock but needs a boost now and again to stay focused.
If this sounds like you, you can turn your active lifestyle into a CBD active lifestyle with a wide range of muscle recovery and pain relief products. For those who’ve had an exhausting, tiresome day, pain-relieving salves and serums are available to reduce backaches, sore muscles, and joint pain. For example, our CBD Healing Salve contains herbs such as Burdock, Calendula, Comfrey, Eucalyptus and Lavender to support natural healing.
Use CBD to increase your energy for:
To be clear, CBD is not a performance-enhancing substance. Instead, it can provide direct relief to aches, pains, and provide support for mental acuity by way of anxiety relief. This allows you to get back out on the course, field, or trail without thinking twice.
CBD for Life
General wellness is a goal for so many of us, and there is a multimillion-dollar industry out there trying to sell us the latest and greatest products. CBD is available in a wide variety of consumption methods for convenience and specific applications more so than to capitalize on production capacity.
We can all use a mental or emotional boost now and then, and CBD can provide incredible support for the mind. Our Turmeric CBD Tincture is a blend that combines the power of full spectrum CBD with CO2 extracted turmeric and black pepper to create a robust anti-inflammatory blend. Turmeric is a powerful root that has been shown to help lower inflammation, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and has great benefits for soothing arthritis.
We recommend establishing habits around your CBD usage that treat it like any other multivitamin in your supplement pack. Try a tincture in the morning, a topical for your workout, and a gummy to wind down in the evening. Over time, you’ll be happily surprised by how much you love the life you’ve built.
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