CBD Hemp Oil and Holiday Stress
Between gathering holiday shopping lists, financing gifts, mailing seasonal cards, preparing meals, and bouncing around from the households of friends and family, the oh-so joyful holiday season can feel a bit more like an avalanche of social anxiety and stress. But, there’s no need to let holiday stress snow you in this season: cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown promising for its calming abilities.
What is CBD: A Brief Overview
CBD is one of the main compounds extracted from hemp and cannabis plants. However, unlike its counterpart THC, CBD doesn’t produce psychoactive effects that have been traditionally associated with cannabis. Users can enjoy the medicinal benefits of CBD without experiencing any distortions in cognition – and, hemp-derived CBD is legal throughout most of the United States due to the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.
CBD and Stress
According to a 2015 Neurotherapeutics study, CBD could be a safe and effective treatment for anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety due to its interaction with the brain’s cannabinoid and serotonin receptors.
Although its sedative effects are minimal, CBD can also enhance the quality of your sleep. In a 2019 Permanente Journal study of the effects of CBD on both anxiety and sleep, researchers found a decrease in overall anxiety and an increase in their participants’ ability to sleep restfully within the first month – however, the improvement in sleep did fluctuate among the study’s 72 participants over time.
CBD and Holiday Stress
CBD helps ease social anxiety and the impact of holiday stressors throughout the season, from Thanksgiving through the New Year. There are many different ways to use CBD to de-stress, including: tinctures, capsules, gummies, massage oils, lotions, candles, and bath products, among others.
CBD drops and capsules are effective methods of oral consumption that are available in doses of 250 to 1000 mg. Just placing one drop of a 500mg CBD tincture under your tongue or taking one 750mg CBD capsule may help eliminate tension, physically and mentally. 20mg gummies are another great way to consume CBD that adds a bit of fruity chewy fun to achieving stress and anxiety relief.
Nothing quite hits the spot after a long day of lugging around shopping bags or socializing with friends and family like a CBD spa treatment. Our CBD shampoos, conditioners, body washes, bath salts, massage oils, lotions, and candles are infused with essential oils that have anxiety-reducing terpenes, which further enhances CBD’s anxiolytic properties. In addition to stress relief, CBD has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties that can benefit your whole body.
‘Tis the season of spreading cheer, merriment, and gratitude, so why not spread the joy by gifting your mom, dad, grandparents, friends, or colleagues some CBD lotion, candles, or gummies? You’re not the only one stressing over the holiday season, after all. This also encourages you to spread knowledge and information about CBD, and your loved ones won’t have to just take your word for it: they’ll be able to experience the effects first-hand.
The holiday season is often a lot more stressful than it appears beneath the surface of everyone’s smiles, thoughtful gifts, and goofy sweaters. However, there’s no need to suffer.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants. It shows promise for anxiety-relieving and stress-reducing properties that have been proven effective in clinical studies on GAD, PTSD, OCD, and SAD. Plus, it’s safe, natural, and legal to use throughout the United States.
We have a wide variety of CBD products available to achieve mental and physical peace, from consumables to topicals – and, they can make for the perfect gift this holiday season.
Head on over to our blog to keep up with the latest research and trends in CBD. If you have any questions about CBD hemp oil, or TerraVida Online, please contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions.