In a world that is so fast-paced it’s hard to keep up with most days, a little cannabinoid from the marijuana plant named cannabidiol (CBD) could help save the day. In addition to being non-psychoactive (zero ‘high’ associated), this organic chemical compound has been proven in some studies to promote relaxation by the way it works in our endocannabinoid system. Primarily working with the nervous system, the endocannabinoid system has receptors for these special compounds that can soothe the ‘fight or flight’ response and might encourage the body back into the parasympathetic response, or ‘rest & digest’.
Up in Smoke
Although research suggests that smoking is not the most medicinal method of cannabis consumption, there are many products on the market like high CBD vapes and pure CBD isolate. Inhalation is the quickest way to reap the benefits of CBD in your bloodstream if you are on-the-go and need something to cool you down fast.
Not all edibles give you couch-lock. A nice moderately-dosed CBD tincture or capsule may provide a way to experience relief without the high. This might allow you to slow your own world down a little bit while the rest of the planet spins. Taking higher doses could result in a mildly euphoric, tranquil state and is the perfect way to skip the wine and head straight for Netflix & Chill.
From the Outside, In
Topicals are showing promise in research based on pain-relief, as well as relaxation. Topicals typically stay on the outer layers of the skin and rarely travel through the bloodstream (except in transdermal products, which are designed to enter the blood-brain barrier via the pores) and can be excellent for relieving sore, tight muscles. Think neck and shoulders from sitting at a desk all day, or the bottoms of the feet after a long shift.
Soak it Up
Speaking of topicals, have you ever considered treating yourself to a CBD-infused bath bomb? Whether marijuana-derived or hemp-derived CBD, the benefits of soaking your tired body in a warm tub are increased tenfold with a little help from this plant. At the end of the day, not much sounds better than fully succumbing to the anti-inflammatory and sedative properties of CBD.
Hemp-infused tea is typically available in most natural food stores or online, and if you’re looking for something to take the edge off without the high, this could be a way to soothe yourself any time of the day. CBD is not usually water-soluble, so remember to add a dash of milk or honey for best absorption.
Do your research on the product you’re purchasing to make sure it has been cultivated with the highest standards. If you have questions or concerns with CBD in your diet, get a professional opinion from your doctor. Our Fully Activated CBD products just might help you find relaxation in this busy world.