A recent Gallup poll found that one in seven Americans are taking advantage of cannabidiol, better known as CBD, for personal use; 40 percent for pain, 20 percent for anxiety, and 11 percent to get better sleep.
Ways to Use CBD
A key component of medical marijuana, CBD comes from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana plant. While it may bring multiple therapeutic benefits, with more and more being discovered through scientific research all the time, it doesn’t provide a “high.” As you probably already know, CBD comes in many different forms. CBD slab is an excellent delivery system for dabbing as it’s easier to manipulate than powder, all you have to do is break off a piece. You can also take it in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form.
No matter which form you choose, if you’re just getting started, you’re probably wondering how you can incorporate CBD into your daily life to take advantage of its potential.
Your Morning Coffee
If you like to start off your day with coffee, adding CBD oil is a great way to help you get energized without the jitters, anxiety, or digestive issues. Simply add a few drops and enjoy. A smaller dose can bring more balance and stability to complement the caffeine kick. If you prefer taking it in tincture form, you can use it under your tongue (sublingually) and then sip.
CBD contains properties that may help soothe both body and mind, producing effects that are similar to meditation which is why many have been discovering how it can enhance their daily meditation practice. If you have trouble relaxing enough to calm the mind, CBD may be able to help as it can physically ease tension, allowing the mind to quiet while expediting the process of relaxation. Taken just before starting the practice, by vaping a slab or using a tincture under your tongue, once you begin breathing deeply you’re likely to feel an almost instant flood of relaxation.
Your Skincare Routine
CBD can be found in a wide range of skincare products, with properties that may help everything from clearing acne to diminishing or preventing wrinkles. It provides anti-inflammatory benefits that can reduce redness and breakouts. As CBD contains powerful antioxidant compounds, when used topically it may lessen visible signs of aging by reducing inflammation and battling free radical damage to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness.
Nearly a third of the U.S. population experiences an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.
If you suffer from anxiety, instead of turning to a potentially addictive pill, you might want to carry a CBD tincture with you. It’s easy to take wherever you are, just by dabbing a bit under the tongue, bringing reasonably fast and discreet relief. While it takes longer than vaping, the effects via this delivery method tend to last longer.
If speaking in front of a crowd causes instant anxiety, research has found that CBD can make you feel more comfortable and confident due to its effects on the paralimbic and limbic areas of the brain.
If you struggle to fall asleep, with racing thoughts swirling in your mind, CBD can help you get to sleep faster and sleep more deeply too. Keep a tincture by your bed when shut-eye just won’t come and you’re likely to experience a calming sensation that allows you to relax and get your Zzzs without feeling drowsy the next day.
CBD is a natural compound with many possible benefits to health. Knowing the ways in which this compound can support your daily activities is key in harnessing its possible benefits. The information in this article should help you get started understanding how CBD may benefit you. As with all supplementation and health-related issues, you should always work one-on-one with a licensed health professional to ensure positive outcomes.