CBD For Wellness: Have A Healthier New Year
Whether you’re into the ‘new year, new me’ mentality or just see Jan 1 as the first day of the rest of your life, balance and wellness are great goals. CBD can be a valuable part of your plan to live healthier and happier in 2020. We recommend combining CBD use with mindfulness and meditation practices, healthy boundary setting, and other cognitive tools that bring more peace and balance into your life.
We know that many people turn to CBD because they’re experiencing a lack of health. We’ll address that in this article, but we also want to talk about how CBD can help people who already feel great feel even better.
CBD For Wellness: Using CBD To Address Problems
Let’s start out by covering a few things that people turn to CBD to address. Maybe something in this list will resonate with you.
CBD For Wellness: Taking CBD For Pain
Because CBD is a natural substance with a holistic effect, people use it for a wide range of concerns. Many reach for CBD in the same way they might take a multivitamin, turn to echinacea when they’re sick, or use things like herbal creams for muscle soreness.
CBD is a popular substance among people who experience chronic pain because many find it makes their day to day lives easier. You can find research about how people use CBD for pain in the informative annals of Project CBD. We love this resource!
Taking CBD For Digestive And Immune Health
People who want to balance their digestive system and, in turn, boost their immune system are also interested in CBD. Ancient Eastern medicine recognized a link between digestion and immunity, and today, western science is discovering the same.
Regardless of this link, living with chronic issues like IBS, bloating, and battling the western diet leave many of us in a position to focus on our gut. We mean from the inside out, not just in terms of shedding unwanted evidence of delicious holiday food.
There is research that suggests a link between cannabinoids and gut health. The digestive system contains many endocannabinoids and the enzymes that synthesize them. There are even CB1 receptors found there. That doesn’t directly relate to CBD (CBD doesn’t bind with CB1 receptors), but it does suggest a cooperation between cannabinoids and how our digestive system works.
According to the published research cited directly above,
Pharmacological modulation of the endogenous cannabinoid system could provide a new therapeutic target for the treatment of a number of gastrointestinal diseases, including nausea and vomiting, gastric ulcers, secretory diarrhoea, paralytic ileus, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer and gastro-oesophageal reflux conditions. – Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2005;(168):573-98.
This is the briefest foray into this subject, but hopefully, it piques your interest if you’re not happy with your current digestive health.
CBD For Wellness: CBD For Insomnia, Mood, And Anxiety
Without getting too research-heavy for this section, although we encourage you to research for yourself, we know many people using CBD for insomnia, anxiety, and mood stabilization.
People often feel relaxed and peaceful when they supplement their diet with CBD and it even shows promise as a PTSD treatment.
This topic creates an ideal segue for us to talk about why CBD may be for you even if you aren’t experiencing any physical or psychological concerns. It’s about balance, the ability to process our experiences, and the perspective a harmonious mindset exerts on our daily lives.
New You, Try CBD!
Our biggest passion in life is promoting harmony. It’s the one single decision that we renew every day and it has made the biggest difference for everyone at Skara. When we each discovered CBD, it fit naturally into our mindful, balanced lifestyle.
We all practice some form of meditation, whether that’s simply sitting quietly with our thoughts moving by without focusing on them or using mantras to increase stillness or focus on a goal. We find that using CBD can be a part of our routine leading up to our mediations. This is particularly true with our relaxing CBD oil products.
The blend of natural ingredients, citrus terpenes, and CBD calm our minds. It’s also very meditative to apply the oil to our skin, focusing on this simple task that gives us a few minutes to be fully present and involved in self-care.
Toss In Some Other Ideas From Our Toolkit, Too!
We also strive to be mindful in our daily life. This means being present in the moments that make up our day, remaining detached from things we can’t control so we can see opportunities more clearly and resist getting stuck in useless emotional quagmires, and appreciating our loved ones. We want to take time to absorb our experiences and do our best to do no harm to others.
Sometimes, it takes some mental work, healthy coping tools, and exercises to release trauma, bad habits, and stress. We feel all of these things are easier when we feel balanced from within. CBD helps us with that.
There is also something to be said for holding on to a childlike enthusiasm for the world around us. This isn’t necessarily a new year goal we hear people talk about often. However, we want to share that idea with you because it could spark something in your mind and heart.
Maybe our experiences with CBD and the balancing practices we’ve mentioned here will help you plot out a course for a balanced new year. That thought brings us so much joy!
Shop Skara Has CBD For Wellness
If you’re moved toward the idea of greater wellness and more balance and want to try some of our favorite CBD products, we invite you to Shop Skara now! However you feel the most comfortable taking CBD, our shop has a delivery system for you.
Most importantly, we want to wish everyone who reads this a happy new year. May peace, balance, harmony, and growth surround you now and always.