What if, instead of gifting your friends and family with more “things,” you were able to give your loved ones an experience of better health, more energy, and more calm and mental clarity? CBD has been shown to be completely safe for all ages, without side-effects (always consult your doctor if you are on medication). In one survey of over 2,400 CBD users, 80% found CBD to be very or extremely effective.
If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders of ingesting phytocannabinoids and how they nourish your endocannabinoid system, here’s a quick list of some of the incredible ways Cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp plant can bring more health and happiness, especially during and after the holidays. Here are 10 reasons why CBD is the perfect holiday gift (and it just might save you from going crazy, too!).
1. Calms Anxiety
Let’s face it. Nearly all of us deal with anxiety to some extent, and the holidays can really bring it on. Stress and anxiety is causing so many physical and mental health issues we face today. When deep breaths just don’t quite cut it, CBD comes to the rescue! CBD has a powerful effect on the nervous system, helping put it back into balance. With a good quality CBD supplement, the calm can be felt within minutes of taking the oil. With the physical nervous system taken care of, deep breaths and meditation are so much more effective!
2. Boosts the Bliss Molecule
CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not get you high. What CBD is really good at doing, however, is boosting a naturally-occurring endocannabinoid (a neurotransmitter that is part of your Endocannabinoid System) called Anandamide, or a.k.a. “The Bliss Molecule.” Anandamide is the neruotransmitter responsible for the “runner’s high” and it helps control our mood, memory, pain signals, and hormonal balance. It’s an amazing thing your body creates in order to keep you happy and balanced. Unfortunately, your body also has lots of evil enzymes that destroy your bliss molecules. So sad. But CBD to the rescue again! CBD blocks those enzymes (namely, FAAH enzyme) thereby causing Anandamide to pool up and fill your Endocannabinoid receptors with feelings of bliss and balance. I’d much rather have that anyday over scented candles, just sayin’!
3. Boosts Immune System
The Endocannabinod System’s entire function is to keep the body in homeostasis, or balance. It regulates neurological, hormonal, and immune “poise.” During this time of year our immune systems could really use some help. CBD acts as an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps turn up a function if it’s too low, and turn it down if it’s too high. The perfect example of this is with autoimmune issues, where the immune system may be “too active” causing an attack on one’s own body. CBD can act as an immuno-suppressant in this case. Whether your immune system is over-functioning or under-functioning, CBD can help bring it back into balance.
4. More Patience
Tension can run high during the holidays, which can cause us to lose our cool with those we love. If you have a loved one who could use this, gift them a bottle of CBD oil and tell them it’s for pain, and watch them become a nicer person.
5. Helps control cravings
Because a balanced Endocannabinoid System means balanced blood sugar and sustained energy, cravings for carbs and sugar tend to disappear. This can be a godsend, especially during the holidays when we are surrounded by sugar and carbs.
6. Less aches and Pains
Giving the gift of easing pain naturally is really amazing. Since CBD is safe for all ages, your elderly relatives may really benefit from regular intake of CBD. It can help so much with pain caused by inflammation, joint pain, and general aches and pains. This is so much better than giving “things.”
7. Ease Hangover Symptoms
Some of us deal with stress by hitting the sauce over the holidays. Excess drinking also just happens when we are feeling celebratory and having fun, too. CBD Hemp Oil can definitely prevent you from needing to drink excessively to calm your nerves. Taking CBD oil before and after you drink can really do wonders to soften the ravages of alcohol. CBD can help with the symptoms of a hangover like headache, nausea, and dizziness. CBD works wonders for curing headaches because it reduces inflammation.
8. Athletic Endurance and Recovery
If you have an athlete in your family, consider CBD as their new best friend. CBD can really help with recovery from hard workouts, and increase endurance. Because of its powerful anit-inflammatory properties it works amazingly well to support recovery, especially from any head injuries. Due to its anti-anxiety properties, it can also aid in pre-game jitters.
9. Makes you Smarter
Studies suggest that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to grow new neural pathways, helping us to solve problems and think creatively. The ability to grow new neurons is neurogenesis. In animal tests mice given CBD showed improvement in both motor skills and memory. The report also pointed out that in addition to improving memory and motor skills, CBD has also been shown to have neuroprotective effects, which have been linked to its antioxidant abilities.
10. Improved Sleep
In the United States, approximately 70 million people suffer from insomnia. CBD works as an adaptogen in the body, helping an over-stressed nervous system calm down, or a lethargic system to perk up. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health and longevity.
You are what you absorb
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