There is an ever-growing trend in society when it comes to health and wellness, and that is the use of CBD oil. When first touted as a wellness supplement, many people were skeptical. Even though it has been available and legal in almost every single state, many do not know the many benefits that CBD oil can have on their mental and physical health. Here, we take a look at why you should be adding CBD oil to your wellness checklist, as well as five products that will get you the most bang for your buck when it comes to mental health, physical health–for you and even for your pets.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil, or Cannabidiol oil, is a type of oil derived from the hemp plant. There is still a societal stigma around hemp being synonymous with marijuana but in reality the two plants are different. Although they come from the same family of plants, hemp only contains 0.3% THC (the compound that gives you the “high”) while marijuana plants contain over 30% THC. Even if you wanted to get high from hemp, you couldn’t- no matter how much you ingested.
Research has shown that regular use of CBD oil has many health and wellness benefits for people of all ages and even their pets. According to a 2013 article published by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, researchers found that, “CBD benefits including acting in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuro-inflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.” Some of the other ailments CBD oil can help relieve are:
- Muscle pain
- Sleep Disorders
- and more.
With continued research and much more noticeable trending of increased overall wellness among users of CBD, there has been a significant increase in CBD oil products introduced to the market. These products target mental wellness, physical health, beauty, and even your pet’s overall wellness. Here are five products that you should definitely try if you are a first timer with CBD oil that will change your life:
One of the most popular items when it comes to CBD-based products is edible oils. These oils can come in a variety of flavors and with different amounts of CBD, so the possibilities are somewhat endless. Many people add the oils to their morning smoothies or smoothie bowls, to their coffee or tea, or ingest them directly. Some of the flavors are peppermint, strawberry, pineapple, bubble gum, and cotton candy. Of course, there’s always flavorless too.
Another way to get your daily dose of CBD besides putting it in your acai smoothie bowl or bulletproof coffee is to enjoy it in the form of a childhood classic treat-gummies. These gummy bears, gummy worms, and other classic shapes are infused with CBD oil to not only give you a sweet treat but also help you to relax. Additionally, they can increase your overall wellness, and give you the perks you love from CBD in forms of gummy bears, cola bottles, gummy frogs, rainbow strips, sour people (akin to Sour Patch Kids), and more.
In addition to CBD oil and CBD gummies, there are also CBD oil infused honey sticks, cake pops, and dabs. CBD honey sticks are perfect for when you need an extra boost of energy during training sessions or if you want a convenient way to add both your daily CBD and honey to your tea. They also come in several different flavors like blueberry, strawberry, green apple, watermelon, cherry, and more. Dabs are an easy way to add CBD to anything to get your daily CBD. It is raw, crystallized CBD oil that can be scooped and mixed into your food or drinks. They also come in a variety of concentrations from 250mg all the way to 10,000 mg.
CBD infused cake pops are a great treat if you don’t like the flavor of CBD oils or gummies, or for your next dinner party.
If you want a quick way to set in that relaxation, perhaps before bed or after a long day of work, CBD-infused drinks and shots might be the way to go. These drinks, which are somewhat the opposite of energy shots you see in the stores, are infused with organic hemp-derived CBD oil and come in a variety of flavors like grape, berry, and jungle juice. They will give you 4-to-6 hours of stress-free relaxation in a natural way that is safe.
One of the benefits of CBD oil is muscle pain relief and relaxation. With CBD creams you can get the benefits of CBD oil and its healing properties brought directly to your aching joints and muscles. These creams are perfect for your active duty spouse after their 9-mile hike with an 80-lb pack or just a hard day of PT. CBD creams can come in a variety of strength concentrations- 250mg, 500mg, or 1000mg- with the highest concentration being the strongest and most effective pain reliever.
Even your pets can benefit from CBD. CBD helps animals get relief from itchy skin, anxiety, and increases their overall health and wellness. CBD for pets usually comes in the form of drops that you can add to their food so they won’t even notice you are adding something different. No peanut butter tricks over here! Made for both dogs and cats, these CBD drops will help your furry children with any ailments they might have.
If you have been curious about trying CBD oil or any other CBD products, now is as good a time as ever! CBD is perfectly safe and research has shown that it can be highly beneficial to help with several common ailments like sore muscles, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, inflammation, and much more. It even has been shown to help with more serious issues like epilepsy, heart disease, autism, and cancer. These five products for you and your family can help you get on the path to a better, healthier, and happier you.
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