THE TALK: CBD 101.
How CBD is beneficial to maintaining wellbeing.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of the 100+ chemical compounds that have been isolated from hemp plants. Whether CBD Isolate, or Full Spectrum, these diverse compounds provide a myriad of benefits that can enhance health and wellbeing.
What are the Benefits of CBD?
Individuality is one of the core principles of Vena, and we understand that each individual's wellness needs vary. Our bodies are each unique, so as with any supplement, the effects of CBD can vary from person to person. CBD is a popular, natural remedy for maintaining daily health and a great addition to your wellness path. If you aren’t sure how to start your CBD journey, we’ve curated some of its most popular use-cases below to help guide you in the right direction.
+ Easing Discomfort in the Body
According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. Our bodies contain a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps regulate functions like sleep, pain, and immune response. You can learn more about the ECS here. Studies have shown that CBD interacts intimately with the ECS and as a result is a promising method of easing discomfort.
Whether it’s a headache impeding productivity or sore muscles after a strenuous yoga class, discomfort in any form can make us feel like we’re off balance throughout the day. In combination with your daily wellness habits, CBD can help you find and maintain your feeling of balance when discomfort is disrupting it.
+ Soothing Effects for the Skin
We don’t care if you’re Jennifer Lopez, no skin-type (no matter how immaculate) is immune to the daily wear and tear of external factors. Climate, travel, Ultra Violet Rays (the sun), pollution, and harsh products all influence the ability of the skin to operate at its best. Just like the assistance CBD offers when ingested, it has similar soothing benefits when applied topically to your skin. If you experience redness, irritation, dullness or dryness, try including CBD in your skincare routine. Think: powerful plant-based superfood, but for your skin!
+ Facilitating Calm in the Mind
Our skin is not the only part of us affected by daily external stressors, our minds can be equally (if not more) affected. An ever growing number of human and animal studies show that CBD may offer relief when the mind is feeling overwhelmed or chaotic. Outside of CBD, there are many ways to combat feelings of stress: exercising, getting good sleep, and eating balanced meals are all ways we recommend reducing daily stress in your life. Incorporating CBD into your wellness plan supports a calm and relaxed mind while restoring balance to your most hectic days.
+ Improving Sleep
Let’s be honest, no one actually welcomes the sound of their alarm in the morning, and here’s why: according to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults aren’t getting enough sleep. Some of the root causes of sleeplessness include restless mind, physical discomfort, alcohol/caffeine use, and bodily inflammation. CBD, in-combination with the right ingredients (such as Melatonin, Gaba, or Magnesium), can help to calm many of the root causes of sleeplessness and lead you closer to the sweet slumber you deserve! Plus, CBD is non-habit forming and non-intoxicating (it won’t get you high) so no need to worry about that groggy feeling in the morning.
+ Improving Mood
We’ve talked about how CBD supports our bodies’ Endocannabinoid System (which helps regulate stress) but CBD also interacts with serotonin receptors. Serotonin helps maintain balance in our bodies and is commonly known as the “feel good” chemical. CBD may boost signaling through serotonin receptors, helping the brain cells transmit more serotonin signals and, in turn, boosting your mood!
Whether it’s a poor night's sleep, a worried mind, irritated skin or discomfort in the body, imbalances in your health can really throw you off your game! Believe us, we understand. Incorporating CBD into your self care rituals and wellness routine can create lasting relief and support the whole-body balance you're searching for.
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