New Year, New You? Using CBD to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
We say it every January, but 2020 really is going to be your year! This new year is going to be the year you make resolutions to new healthy habits. Whether you’re heading to the gym, looking to get more sleep, committing to becoming an advocate for a social movement, or simply ready to try new things, adding CBD into your resolutions might be worth considering.
CBD and Fitness Resolutions
We know that exercise has proven benefits. Still, it can come with unwanted side effects like stiff, sore muscles. When you exercise, your muscle fibers can experience microscopic damage, which often leads to inflammation. The inflammation sends a message to the body to start repairing the tissues. It’s this repair action that results in the body feeling stiff and sore.
A study published in the European Journal of Pain shows CBD may work to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. This could help people cut back on taking NSAIDS for exercise-related pain. Long-term use of NSAIDs can lead to liver damage, inflammatory digestive conditions, and have also been associated with increased risk of heart attack and strokes. Harvard Health suggests that with more research, CBD may prove to be effective in managing chronic pain, making it a potential alternative to highly addictive opioids.
CBD and Sleep
Sleep is the time when our bodies recover, rebuild, and rest from daytime activities (this includes exercise). A lack of sleep can weaken your immune system, making it harder to recover from illnesses and whatever activities you partake in during the daytime. Too little sleep can impact hormone production and regulation leading to increased appetite and sluggishness, which can undermine achieving your resolutions.
Did you know that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating our ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed? Adding CBD into your daily routine could be just what you need to help get better sleep in 2020.
Break the Stigma
2020 could be the year you become an advocate for CBD and help break the stigma around hemp and its derivatives. You can join the movement by sharing positive and helpful information about CBD on social media, sharing products and information with friends and family, and by being positive about your experience with CBD.
Follow and join a CBD advocacy group such as The Hemp Industries Association, The National Hemp Association, or Vote Hemp. These groups provide hemp education, voter information, and work with farmers and legislators to advocate for change. You can also reach out to your legislators to encourage them to call on the FDA to clear the pathway for hemp companies and farmers.
Purchasing High-Quality CBD
CBD is everywhere, and it’s essential you do some research to find the best products. Before adding CBD to your daily routine this year, you want to consider which type is best for your body’s needs. If you’re looking for a topical spray or cream for targeting pain points, you may want to consider either RE-FLEX Pain Spray or RE-ALIGN Topical Analgesics. Our RE-ASSURE Gummies come in mess-free, pre-determined servings and a variety of flavors. Our RE-LIVE Tinctures are super customizable – you can choose between three different levels and three great flavors.
You’ll need to experiment with consumption methods and serving sizes to discover what works best for you. We recommend always starting with a low-serving, even of THC-free CBD, and take it consistently for a few days. Then, make adjustments as needed. Talk to your doctor before taking CBD, especially if you are taking other medications.
When you’re shopping, look for products that are lab-tested and have a COA (Certificate of Analysis). COAs mean that the product has been independently verified to contain the ingredients they say they contain.
As you begin your 2020 resolutions, look for ways to incorporate a healthy serving of CBD, and make this new year merry and bright! What are your resolutions this year?