5 Easy Ways CBD Can Transform Your Stress

Stress, anxiety and depression are chronic mental conditions that can take on many forms and may even lead to severe physical conditions. Though stress has become a part of our daily, fast-paced routines, chronic stress can ultimately have very dangerous effects on the body and must be addressed.

Our daily lives can sometimes leave us feeling depleted, mentally exhausted and full of anxiety, but it shouldn’t have to be this way — nor does it. 

If you are someone who suffers with anxiety and are looking for a way to help control and manage these conditions, CBD may be just the addition that your wellness routine has been needing. 

If you are completely new to CBD and aren’t sure where to even begin, we are here to help. First of all, it is important to know that Hemp-Derived CBD, so long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, is Federally Legal in the United States. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and won’t get you high or leave you feeling drowsy. It has been described by many as delivering a feeling of calm and a general sense of well-being.  

The National Wellness Institution says there are several dimensions of wellness that impact a person’s overall health. This spans everything from Emotional health to Social Well-Being to Physical Fitness and Spiritual Wellness. Achieving a healthy life is a matter of how well these dimensions of well-being are balanced. 

Fortunately, there is a biological system, known as the Endo-Cannabinoid System or ECS that flows throughout your body and has receptors that respond to CBD, allowing for it to regulate these dimensions of wellness and ultimately help address issues surrounding anxiety and depression. Research like this 2015 review found in the US National Library of Medicine states that CBD interacted with various receptors in the brain that regulate fear and anxiety-inducing behaviors.  The authors of the review also found clinical findings that show CBD maybe an effective treatment for numerous disorders including: 

Now that you know what CBD is and how it can help you address issues of anxiety and depression here are a few ways to integrate it into your daily life. Remember, it’s important to talk to your health care practitioner before you start a new regime including one with CBD. 

 

1. ADDING CBD TO YOUR MORNING BEVERAGE TO HELP FACE THE DAY 


Putting a few drops of CBD tincture, such as the 1500mg Founder’s Reserve by Modern Love Organics, into your morning cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa is an amazing way to help you prepare for the inevitable stresses of the day.  

Each dropper contains 48mg of high-potency CBD derived from organically grown hemp, so you know you’re putting only the best into your body. The nutty flavored tincture pairs perfectly with your favorite coffee shop latte or chocolatey coffee to provide that mood booster needed to start your day or a pick me up after that 2 p.m. post lunch blahs.

 

2. GET PHYSICAL WITH THE HELP OF CBD


We all know how great we feel after a run, an amazingly tranquil yoga session or a HIIT class at the gym. Even a small walk or light workout can do wonders for the mind. That energized sense of post-workout bliss is caused by your endorphins firing in your brain. CBD oils such as Modern Love’s Nano CBD Oil can be added to a post workout smoothie to help regulate these endorphins and give you a sustained sense of calm and well-being. CBD has even been known to aid in recovery so that you continue on your overall wellness journey. 

 3. MANAGING DAILY STRESS


Life comes at us very quickly and sometimes we aren’t mentally prepared to deal with the day to day struggles that we face. For this we recommend taking CBD in a form that can be enjoyed regularly, in small (micro) doses throughout the day or as the need arises. To help add focus and calmness to any part of the day, you could try taking your CBD in gummy form. Modern Love Organic’s CBD Passionfruit Gummies -- are non-GMO, vegan, and down right delicious. Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD, have the texture of a fine French fruit jelly and is an indulgent way to get your daily dose of calm.    

4. CBD FOR MANAGING ANXIETY RELATED PHYSICAL PAIN


Sometimes depression and anxiety can manifest themselves as physical pain. If muscle pain is slowing you down, you may want to try a topical rub such as Modern Love’s Lavender-Eucalyptus Healing Salve which packs 750mg of high-potency CBD to relieve pain and inflammation. For those that want to alleviate their soreness and experience the recovery benefits of CBD without having to ingest it, this might be the route for you. If you can help address your physical pain, your emotional well-being will be much easier to focus your attention on. 

5. CBD TO HELP YOU SLEEP

You know that feeling you get when you are up at night and you can’t fall asleep because your mind is racing… we’ve all been there. Being sleep deprived has been known to increase levels of depression, feelings of anxiety and if not addressed can negatively effect your overall health. Adding CBD to your regular daily routine in the form of a tincture or high potency CBD soft gels  is the perfect way to keep a steady supply of CBD interacting with your body’s Endocannabinoid system and help you naturally, regulate your sleep.  CBD not only allows for you to calm your mind to fall asleep faster, but you may also experience a deeper and more restful and so that you can approach tomorrow, clear, well-rested, and sharp. 


It is important to note that for best results let CBD build up in the system over time. As a wise person once said: “I don’t always notice when I take CBD, but I do notice when I don’t.”

Visit modernloveorganics.com and start your wellness journey today.  

 

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