The world has seemingly been turned upside down by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the deaths associated with COVID-19. With so much uncertainty, many people are worried about the future. People are as worried about tomorrow, next week, and next month as they are next year.
There are many people hoarding food and other items, like the infamous toilet paper shortages everywhere. People are worried that the virus might affect themselves or their family, especially those caring for the very young, the elderly, or those with certain medical conditions. Many are out of work, whether temporary or permanent, and are struggling financially.
While Americans tend to have high stress levels anyway, this just exacerbates the problem and brings everyone’s stress even higher. So, what can you do?
Living an overall healthy life can naturally make your body more resistant to stress. This means eating healthy foods, exercising, and finding ways to manage stress, like mindfulness, yoga, or other hobbies you enjoy. Even journaling can help. You don’t have to make drastic changes today, but small steps, like replacing white bread with whole wheat and doing lunges and stretching 3 days a week, can get you started in the right direction.
CBD can be complementary to these lifestyle changes to help you fight stress and tackle your day with a sense of calm. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. Occasional stress is ok,but long term stress and elevated cortisol can be detrimental to your health. This can negatively affect your mood, digestion, sleep, weight,memory, libido, and more. CBD is thought to boost your defense to everyday stressors and reduce cortisol.
So CBD might be able to help, but which product is right for you? Here, we will highlight 4 products that are designed for stress.
*amounts listed as mg in each capsule (mg total in the product), mg per ml (mg total in product), or mg per patch. See below for individual descriptions.
15 mg (450 mg)
|15 mg||33 mg/ml (1000 mg)||50 mg/ml (1500 mg)|
|CBDV||0.3 mg/ml (9 mg)|
|Limonene||33 mg/ml (1000 mg)||22 mg/ml (660 mg)|
|beta-Myrcene||0.4 mg/ml (12 mg)||0.5 mg/ml (15 mg)|
|alpha-Pinene||0.1 mg/ml (3 mg)||0.1 mg/ml (3 mg)|
|Linalool||0.1 mg/ml (3 mg)|
|beta-Caryophyllene||0.1 mg/ml (3 mg)|
These Be Calm capsules have some wonderful ingredients to supplement the CBD. These capsules also contain Albizia (bark and flower), Avena Sativa, Ashwagandha, Schisandra berry, Holy Basil Leaf, and L-Theanine. This combination of ingredients is designed to function as an adaptogen to enhance your feeling of calmness and sense of wellbeing.
This orange tincture from Global Xtracts is made with Phytocannabinoid-Rich organically grown hemp oil, meaning you get the benefit of the "entourage effect" of the extra cannabinoids and terpenes. Along with CBD you will get the benefits from high levels of the uplifting terpene d-limonene that will help relieve stress and improve focus in addition to helping to ease occasional muscle soreness, and smaller amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes to improve the overall "entourage effect" to enhance the benefits of CBD. With a light orange flavor, this tincture is pleasant to consume.
This full spectrum hemp oil packs a load of the uplifting terpene d-limonene that will help relieve stress and improve focus in addition to helping to ease occasional muscle soreness. Because of the d-limonene, orange oil, and stevia, this oil has a light sweet citrus flavor that make this enjoyable to consume. Enhancing the "entourage effect", this hemp oil also contains CBG, CBC, beta-myrcene, alpha-pinene, linalool, and ocimene to improve relief from soreness and stress.
These transdermal patches are designed to consistently release their contents throughout your day for lasting relief. Along with 15mg of organically grown, non-GMO hemp extract, these patches will deliver menthol, designed to help to reduce soreness and to help you relax.
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