30 Dec Fight The Holiday Blues with CBD Products
This past year has been rough for many, whether you’re facing down the pandemic, dealing with politicized family and friends, struggling in your workplaces, facing financial challenges, or simply coping with the weight of life. The holidays were once a time when you could take a weight off and spend time with loved ones. Recently however, the holidays have become a complicated mass of social rituals and that’s not including the pandemic.
The holiday blues are real and can be frustrating. You want to enjoy your work Christmas party but you’re thinking about the reports you need to have finished by the end of next week instead. If you’re looking to rebalance your life, there are some CBD products that can help.
How Can CBD Products Help?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a part of the hemp plant that contributes to holistic health and homeostasis within the body. It’s an extract from hemp, not marijuana, and is completely legal on a federal level since the Farm Bill of 2018. However, the Farm Bill stipulates that hemp extract must contain less than 0.3 percent THC to be considered legal.
Some states have made additional laws surrounding the products, so be sure of your local laws when buying it. For example, in Idaho even 0.3 percent THC is not legal and is still considered a controlled substance. However, you can still use broad spectrum CBD products as long as they don’t contain any THC.
What CBD products should you try?
CBD products come in a range of formats and can easily be incorporated into different lifestyles. Whether you’re using them to cope with the holiday blues or soothing discomforts, there is a product for you.
If you’re looking for products, knowing what to get can be a huge help. To begin you may be interested in CBD with no THC — whether it’s because you’re nervous about trying it, get drug tested for work, or simply want the holistic benefits of CBD without THC. Products with no THC are labelled as Broad Spectrum. Products that may contain up to 0.3% THC are labelled Full Spectrum. So if you’re looking at the products below, unless stated otherwise, they’re all available in both broad and full spectrum.
Topicals can include roll-on relief, salves, lotions, face masks, or creams. People use these products for skin irritation, muscle and joint discomfort, or problem-area prevention.
Tinctures are CBD products that are bound with a carrier oil. This allows versatility to the product and lets you measure your own dosage to the milligram. You can also incorporate tinctures into food and drink to enjoy your CBD in a variety of ways.
If you want a consistent dose every time and the ease of just throwing them in your bag on the go, softgels are your choice. You can choose a specific dose and take it every day to help maintain homeostasis and experience consistent wellness benefits of CBD.
Edibles have all the benefits of the pre-measured dose of a softgel in a delicious treat. The best part about edibles is that they don’t look like anything in your bag and could be just another treat. Another benefit edibles have over softgels is that if you find the lowest dose available is too much for you, you can cut the edible in half.
You may love the idea of baking with CBD, incorporating it into a skin cream, or having edibles with CBD but not love the options available to you. Isolates are powders that allow you the freedom to incorporate CBD into your routine at a dose you measure and mix it into your skin cream, baking with it, or putting it in your own gummies. Isolates allow you the freedom to choose how to blend your favorite cannabinoids into your lifestyle.
CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid that you may want to incorporate into your lifestyle and most retailers have a range of products that will allow you to experiment with CBD, CBN, CBG, or even Delta 8, THC-O, and HHC. If you’re interested in the wellness benefits of cannabinoids, CBN and CBG can combine with CBD to create a more effective blend. This more effective blend is known as the entourage effect and can exponentially increase the benefits you experience.
If you’re curious about using hemp products that have a psychoactive effect, Delta 8, THC-O, and HHC may be what you’re looking for. These products can produce an experience of intoxication. However, Delta 8 in particular has a reputation for producing a body buzz without affecting your clarity of mind. This product in particular might be ideal if you want to go to a party and have a good time without the risk of embarrassing yourself or losing your wits.