External stressors in our day-to-day life can cause anxiety, depression, burnout, and chronic fatigue. Taking care of yourself is the minimum you can do for your overall health and should definitely be one of your top priorities. We know sometimes it’s just hard to make room for self-care but trust us, you want to make the effort! Our expertise is everything hemp and CBD so we want to give you some tips that might fit easily in your unique lifestyle. We put together a compilation of how to incorporate CBD into your daily routine for a healthy body and mind. Let’s get into it!
CBD in a few words
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in Cannabis and Hemp. Many studies and clinical trials have shown that CBD has the potential to lower cortisol levels and improve anxiety episodes. CBD works by helping the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) regulate and balance the other systems in your body, this is called homeostasis. Click here (please link the article about CBD or the one about the ECS) if you want to learn how CBD can help you in-depth.
The Potential Benefits of CBD
The homeostasis we mentioned before is a fancy word for internal balance and alignment. The function of the Endocannabinoid System is to make everything else work properly but it needs some help to do its job. CBD connects with this system and triggers a chain of connections and signaling to the rest of your body. This process can result in many physical and mental health benefits.
- May relieve anxiety
- Can be used as an alternative treatment for seizures (a good example is the FDA approved CBD medication Epidiolex)
- May help and prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
- May help with Multiple Sclerosis
- May help manage Parkinson’s Disease
- May help in managing arthritis pain, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis pain, muscle pain, and spinal cord injuries
- Has anti-acne properties
- May help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects
- May regulate appetite
How you can take CBD
Like any other substance, there are different ways to administer CBD varying the rate of effectiveness. There are 4 main delivery methods: Inhalation, Sublingual, Oral and Topical. Let’s find out what’s the best delivery method for you.
Vaping or smoking CBD bypasses the “first-pass effect”. Once the CBD goes inside our lungs, it will pass through the capillaries to be distributed throughout our body through the bloodstream and making it the fastest way to get the effects of CBD.
This is a popular method because of its convenience. The vast capillaries located underneath the tongue will transfer the Cannabidiol throughout the bloodstream. This method is also fast and is known to be the most bioavailable, meaning it provides the highest rate of absorption into the body.
CBD topicals target relief in specific areas in your skin mostly used to aid pain in joints or specific skin conditions.
This is the most common way of CBD intake. It is known to have the longest rate of efficacy since it has to travel through our digestive tract and has to pass through the liver. The liver enzymes will metabolize the Cannabinoid before entering the bloodstream (first-pass effect). As a result, CBD will be broken down and only a certain amount will be available to the bloodstream. Even though there is a downside to taking CBD orally, it has been known to provide the longest effect!
How to Incorporate CBD Into Your Daily Routine for a Healthy Body and Mind?
Thanks to its many forms and availability, CBD can be easily incorporated into your unique daily routine. Here are some of our tips:
Our favorite! There’s something about a morning routine. It’s the easiest time of the day to make an effort in creating a ritual. Whether is taking vitamins, working out, or simply drinking a half-gallon of water… it’s when we’re most receptive to stick to a routine. Include your hemp supplement (CBD or CBG are great options!) to your morning ritual while you have your coffee, breakfast, or right before leaving the house. CBD can help increase alertness by stimulating the serotonin receptors improving mood and energy. Who doesn’t like to start the day feeling balanced and grounded?
Any physical activity is welcomed, running, lifting weights, stretching, or dancing. These movements can make tiny microscopic damage to the muscles’ tissues causing inflammation, which results in soreness. CBD is a wonderful natural anti-inflammatory. that can reduce sore muscles and speed your recovery. Plus it will make you feel like ‘you got it’. CBD muscle gel is easy to take with you and a great way to incorporate hemp into your wellness routine.
CBD is a great addition to your post-lunch routine to help you reconnect and get back to that morning mindset. Tiredness is an effect of the accumulation of the neurotransmitter adenosine. Once there is a build-up of adenosine, our neurons become slower at transmitting messages making you feel fatigued. CBD improves the efficiency of adenosine receptors giving you a boost of energy.
Do you have any wellness routine tips? How do you incorporate your CBD into your daily rituals? Let us know!