Have you been feeling extra antsy in recent years? If so, don’t worry — everyone else is worrying, too! Recent Gallup surveys found that over 50 percent of Americans feel stressed every day. Of course, all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 certainly hasn’t helped tame our mental tension.
While there’s no way to eradicate stress from the human condition, there are all-natural ways to temper your overworked nerves. For instance, CBD shows tremendous anti-anxiety potential. Researchers from around the world have released double-blind, placebo-controlled studies that suggest CBD could help relieve common anxiety symptoms.
Because April is Stress Awareness Month, we’d like to share a few tips on how to add some “CBD chil” to your daily routine. Whether it’s morning, mid-day, or midnight, these tips can help you harness the healing power of our hemp-based products.
How To De-Stress With CBD — Three Straightforward Stress Relief Suggestions
Skip The Caffeine! Add CBD To Your Morning Routine
Sorry coffee fans, but caffeine won’t cool you down. In fact, if you’re extra sensitive to stress, you may notice an uptick in anxiousness after finishing your cup of java. Some studies suggest that caffeine could trigger unpleasant side effects like heart palpitations, sweating, and shortness of breath.
But it’s not just the caffeine that makes coffee a bad choice for anxiety patients. This drink is a diuretic — hence, it’s slightly dehydrating. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, hydration plays a crucial role in mental well-being. So, if you’re feeling extra stressed throughout the day, that may be a sign you’re not getting enough water.
If you believe coffee has been triggering your morning jitters, we recommend swapping your cup of joe for our Mellow Mint Drops. Just squeeze one dropperful of this minty CBD tincture under your tongue and hold it there for about one minute before swallowing. Within a few moments, we bet you’ll feel all of the clear-headed effects of CBD without the jittery side effects.
Pro tip: be sure to take your CBD with breakfast rather than on an empty stomach. New research from the University of Minnesota found that CBD has a higher absorption rate when people eat a high-fat meal.
Feeling Overwhelmed at the Office? Sneak a CBD Break!
Work and worry often go hand-in-hand. A recent study from the American Institute of Stress claims job-related frustrations are a huge contributor to overall anxiety. Whether you’re working from home or driving into an office, you’re probably feeling extra pressure during the week.
Whenever your work duties feel overwhelming, we recommend taking a quick CBD break with our De-Stress Essential Oil Roller. This pungent product is packed with orange and lemongrass extracts, both of which can help enhance your mood. The extra dose of high-quality CBD should also help loosen any tension in your temples, neck, or jaw.
If you’re curious about how topical CBD works, be sure to read through this previous blog post.
Reduce Those Racing Thoughts With Our Relaxing CBD Roller
Everyone knows how important sleep is for mental well-being. However, who among us actually gets those recommended seven hours of shut-eye per night? With all of the digital distractions that constantly bombard us, it can be near impossible to fall asleep some nights.
If you need a little extra help unwinding before bed, why not give our De-Stress Balm Stick a try? Unlike our De-Stress Essential Oil Roller, this CBD balm has more soothing herbs like Ylang ylang, peppermint, and eucalyptus, all of which should help you drift off into dreamland. We’ve also included traces of ginger root and Arnica montana to help soothe any lingering muscle strain.
For those who’d prefer to take CBD in pill form, we also offer high-quality Deep Sleep Capsules. In addition to 20 mg of CBD, each of these capsules contains a heaping dose of Valerian root, chamomile, and melatonin. We recommend taking these capsules about 30 minutes before bed to help your body naturally de-stress.
Instead of Fretting, Get Sweating! — Banish Stress With Regular Exercise
While CBD shows great anti-anxiety potential, it’s best to use this cannabinoid in conjunction with other stress-busting strategies. There is a ton of research that suggests regular exercise positively affects mental health. Whether you enjoy jogging, cycling, or swimming, we encourage you to sweat that stress away!
Also, don’t forget that we now offer a Sport Muscle Recovery Balm to help reduce post-workout muscle strain. You could find out more about using CBD at the gym on this recent blog post.