CBD may be the key to helping you achieve your goals for growth this year.
The use of cannabidiol (CBD) for medicinal purposes is on the rise, particularly in the natural health and remedies community. This cannabis compound, not to be confused with the psychoactive THC, has proven to have many positive effects on people’s health and wellbeing.
While you may only think to utilize CBD for its relaxation and calming effects, there are various ways you can implement it into your lifestyle. In fact, CBD may be the key to helping you achieve all of those New Year’s resolutions you just set for yourself. Don’t know how? Don’t worry. This guide will break it down for you.
For people trying to lose weight
Losing weight is at the top of a lot of people’s resolutions lists, and luckily, CBD can help.
Many confuse the derivative with its source of marijuana and expect the side effects of CBD to include getting the munchies, overeating, and gaining weight. However, CBD can actually have the opposite effect on your diet.
While you may not notice the effects of CBD as powerfully as THC, it still can have a powerful (and positive) impact on your body. Cannabinoids bind to the receptors in our bodies that are linked to multiple bodily systems such as the immune and nervous system.
In doing so, the compound’s effects empower the body to regulate these systems. One of the effects of this that you may notice is appetite suppression, so if you’re starting off a new a diet this year CBD will be your best friend to get you through.
CBD can also be beneficial when combined with your workouts.
For one thing, CBD pairs with yoga quite nicely. If your workouts are a little more intensive, that works too. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can help you recover from your workouts and ease the pain. While you may only think to orally take CBD oil for these effects, you may find better use from a CBD topical to directly apply to your pain areas.
For people hoping to become more productive
In case you’re still confused about the effects of CBD versus marijuana, you should know that CBD won’t make you lazy. Sure, the compound has a relaxation effect, but it won’t necessarily keep you glued to the couch binge-watching your life away.
CBD oil can enhance your focus, helping you finally become more productive this year. By allowing more serotonin to flow to your brain, CBD acts similarly to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Increased serotonin levels can help to both reduce anxiety and
increase focus. So the next time your long to-do list is overwhelming you, consider using CBD to help you get to work.
For the insomniacs wanting better sleep
If you’re like most sleepers, you probably have a hard time sleeping peacefully at night and are on the search for any solution to help you catch your ZZZs. There are many big factors that could be keeping you up at night whether it’s a mind full of stress or an old mattress that can cause you pain.
Using CBD won’t make you sleepy, but it will help you get better sleep. This may sound confusing, but that’s because CBD tackles the source of insomnia. By reducing anxiety, stress, and chemical imbalances, you’ll be able to fall and stay asleep easier. Also, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can help your muscles relax and keep you comfortable in your bed. Recent studies on rats have also shown how CBD can help users maintain a more balanced sleep-wake cycle. By preventing sleepiness during the day, CBD helps our bodies and minds get better rest throughout the night without becoming alert to disturbances.
For those who need a little more happiness in their life
The overall effects of using CBD can greatly help to improve your life. Through helping to
manage your mental and physical health, you may find yourself experiencing an overall greater satisfaction with life. Due to its antidepressant properties, CBD can even help you combat cases of anxiety and depression.
If your resolutions this year include increasing your happiness, CBD can be a natural remedy to get you started.
Source: Laurie Larson
Author’s bio: Laurie Larson is a freelance writer based in NC. She writes on home, health, and lifestyle topics.