Why You Should Include CBD in Your Daily Wellness Routine
Plant-based wellness is trending right now, and CBD is by far the most popular. You might have heard conflicting opinions on its effectiveness or don't know where to start making sense of all the information out there. And while it is important to remember that CBD is not FDA approved and research is still ongoing, several factors go into CBD's overall effectiveness. One of these reasons is not being consistent with it.
Today, we'll look at how to get the best results and why you should incorporate CBD into your daily wellness routine.
It Takes Time to Find Your Optimal Dose
Dosing with CBD can be tricky. Many variables go into it, like weight, bioavailability, and what type of CBD product you take. For example, CBD edibles take much longer to activate than CBD oil, as edibles have to be broken down by your digestive system. But the biggest reason that many people don't realize is that CBD needs time to build up in your system before it can start working.
If you've never taken CBD before, or have only taken it sparingly, then you haven't given your body enough time to adjust. To reap the benefits, you must find your ideal dose. This can take time. For most people, it only takes a few weeks. Don't be discouraged if it takes longer! Everyone is different, but if you start incorporating a few drops of CBD oil into your daily wellness routine, you will find your unique dose.
Consider keeping a journal to track your results.
CBD Works Best with a Balanced Approach
It's pretty amazing how CBD works. It essentially restores homeostasis, or balance, to your body. But what does that mean, exactly?
There are two types of cannabinoids: "phyto-cannabinoids" and "endo-cannabinoids." Phyto-cannabinoids like CBD come from hemp, while our bodies naturally produce endo-cannabinoids through the Endocannabinoid System.
Over time our bodies start falling out of balance. Environmental factors like unhealthy eating, not exercise enough, and harsh chemicals can damage our Endocannabinoid System or ECS. We see these symptoms in persistent pain, anxiety, or sleeplessness, to name a few.
Fortunately, plant-based cannabinoids like CBD mimic how our bodies' endo-cannabinoid's function. When we take CBD, we stimulate our ECS, getting it back in gear to fix any imbalances in our bodies.
Consistent Use for Sustainable Results
Remember, CBD is not a cure, and it alone will not take away your woes. But just like how holistic wellness plans require a consistent effort to maintaining healthy habits, research shows that continued CBD use can lead to sustainable results.
A case study from 2019 examined how CBD affected people with anxiety and sleep disorders. They found that CBD helped improve both anxiety and sleeping issues throughout the study. Most patients received 25/mg a day in capsule form for three months. On average, patients displayed a more significant decrease in anxiety compared to sleep.
CBD shows strong anti-anxiety properties but has less sleep-inducing tendencies. Since anxiety and sleeplessness often go hand in hand, a decrease in anxiety can improve sleep.
Another study found that CBD cream reduced pain and inflammation from arthritis in mice. This combination suggests that hemp has natural pain-relieving properties, similar to other plant-based ingredients like arnica.
Your Skin Will Thank You
Testimonies worldwide claim CBD helps with inflammation, relieves itching, swelling, and irritation while making skin softer and smoother. The antioxidants and fatty acids keep the skin hydrated and protects against sun damage by replenishing cells harmed by free radicals.
There is ample research supporting CBD's skincare benefits. In 2014, a study found that CBD could effectively treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and effects on sebaceous glands. Excessive amounts of oil produced by our facial glands cause acne, which, in turn, becomes inflamed. A CBD lotion or facial mask could help if you struggle with acne by reducing the amount of oil secreted and relieving inflammation.
Finding the Right CBD Regime for You
Remember that the success with seeing the improvements you want from CBD depends on using a quality CBD product. If you do experience skin irritations or other side effects like drowsiness or fatigue, stop using CBD, and consult your doctor.
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