There’s no question that the stigma around cannabis has been slowly dissipating over the last few years and CBD from hemp has been booming as a result.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, is a compound found in hemp and cannabis plants that has wide range of health and wellness benefits. CBD is 100% non-intoxicating, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for the euphoric "high" that cannabis is known for.
What is CBD Used For?
Some of the more common reasons why people use CBD:
How Does CBD Work?
All mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS consists of receptors, called CB1 & CB2 that react only to cannabinoids, such as CBD & THC. The ECS helps to regulate many bodily functions such as appetite, pain perception, body temperature, sleep patterns, hormones, mood and immune response. The main function of the ECS is to make sure other systems are functioning properly or at a state of balance, this is also known as "homeostasis". The ECS does this by producing chemical compounds called Endocannabinoids within your body, which act similar to neurotransmitters like serotonin or dopamine. CBD interacts with our ECS and other receptors found in the body (Serotonin, Vanilloid) to exert its calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
4 Ways To Incorporate CBD Into Your Daily Routine
1. Morning Routine - how we start our mornings sets the tone for the day. If you find that you wake up with stiff joints and achy muscles, this would be a great time of day to take your daily dose of CBD.
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2. Workout Recovery - Supplementing with CBD after your workout can help to reduce joint & muscle pain, as well as inflammation. By doing this your actually helping you're body recover faster, so you can be ready for your next workout.
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3. Work-life Balance - Living in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, modern day work-life can lead to stress. If this sounds like you, try using CBD before heading into work and throughout your work day to reduce feelings of stress, which in turn can improve your overall health.
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4. Bedtime Routine - One of the most reported effects of CBD is how it improves sleep. If you have trouble unwinding at the end of the day, falling asleep or staying asleep, CBD is a great option to try. Studies suggest that CBD’s ability to help with sleep related issues is a byproduct of its ability to curb underlying anxiety and it helps to regulate our sleep-wake cycles.
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Adding CBD to your daily routine couldn't be easier. It can be taken any time of day, whenever you need it most.