CBD and the Winter Blues
Relaxing and unwinding
It is a well-known fact that we can feel down and sad during the cold and dark winter months. A lack of sunshine, being stuck inside and a cold north wind, can make those hazy days of summer seem a distant dream. But can the benefits of CBD Oils and other legal cannabis products like CBD topicals or hemp tea help us beat those winter blues?
A warm cup of the Love CBD hemp tea (which contains chamomile) or a hot chocolate made with warm milk might help us get a good night’s sleep. It is worth noting that CBD is fat soluble so it is better taken with food that has a high fat content and a hot chocolate made with full fat milk would deliver greater bio-availability.
The value of exercise for good health
We should all be incorporating exercise into our weekly schedule. As well as helping to keep you fit and healthy, it can also produce positive feelings and improve our overall outlook and mood over the winter months. Exercise releases endorphins, a hormone that regulates and effects our feelings of happiness. Exercise can also reduce cortisol levels, a stress hormone that in high levels can induce weight gain. Therefore, a work out or even a short walk can improve our outlook on life and make us feel a little less stressed and a little happier.
Comfort eating can be an issue during the winter months and with people generally moving less and having a less positive outlook on life, we can easily pile on the pounds. Pounding the road on a cold January night or working out in a gym can be a little soul destroying, but many believe exercise is good for your mental health as well as your waistline. Of course, it’s when you stop for the evening that you suddenly feel the aches and pains of muscles that have been hill climbing or lifting weights in a gym. This is where CBD topicals can be useful and may help with muscle recovery and easing the stresses and strains that can occur during exercising.
Sports or a relaxing massage
Massaging after exercise is a good way to help relax tight and tired muscles. After any strenuous exercise, incorporating a massage into the routine is a great post work out activity. This may have the added benefit of helping you to relax, leading to a better night’s sleep. As well as being used for cosmetic purposes, the Love CBD balm is also a great CBD massage oil that can be used in a sports context or in a more relaxing even sensual setting. Regular massaging may help reduce stress and any associated ill health as a result of stressful and frantic lifestyles.
Mindfulness and getting away from it all
Being able to take your mind off the stresses of life and reset your thought processes is a valuable tool and is a skill that needs to be learned and honed over time. It takes practice and time to learn mindfulness, but if you are willing to put in the effort then it can have a profound effect on your life and ability to cope with work and stresses that we all experience at various times in our lives. Some people find that using music or different frequency tones can get them to a place of calm and stillness more easily, others need to create an environment and atmosphere that is conducive. For example, the use of essential oils and aromatherapy are a popular way to help with relaxation and stress reduction. Herbal teas are also often used as a means of cleansing the body of toxins as a healthy mind needs a healthy body. The Love CBD Hemp Tea bags contains chamomile which has a long history of use as a sleep and relaxation aid and ginger that is commonly used to help with digestion.
The importance of a healthy diet
A healthy diet is essential to help fight the negative emotions and feeling that are commonly experienced during the winter. A nutrient rich diet is the basis for health and well being and a diet that is varied and contains all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy are vital to maintain a positive outlook. Food supplements can play a part in your overall health, but are not a replacement for good wholesome and nutritious food. Cannabinoids found in hemp are misunderstood but are widely becoming recognised as an essential nutrient that has long been consumed and part of the human diet.
Why are cannabinoids important to your health
The Endocannabinoid system is a cell signalling system of receptors which scientists say helps regulate functions such as sleep, mood, immune response and appetite, as well as a myriad of other things. Our Endocannabinoid System plays an integral part in bringing balance and ensuring our health and well-being. The system is active in our bodies and plant based phyto-cannabinoids naturally key into this system as if by design. It is understood that deficiencies within the Endocannabinoid System can lead to poor health and there is growing scientific evidence to support this. Plant based cannabinoids found in both full spectrum and broad-spectrum cannabis extracts are therefore a great way to boost or in some case kick start the Endo-Cannabinoid System if lying dormant.
CBD products in Summary
So, we can see that CBD products like the Love CBD Capsules and Gold Oil can be used to help us through these cold, dark winter months and it is definitely worth considering as part of your routine to maintain good health and a feeling of wellbeing. At least until the sun starts shining again or you take that long overdue vacation to the Seychelles.