Hands up if you’ve been getting in a flap about the festive season? Whether it’s been searching for the perfect present for your partner, locating the best turkey for the main event or just finding the end of the roll of sellotape — seriously though, is there anything more infuriating? — we’ve been right there with you in the stress bubble that is Christmas and New Year’s. You’re not alone and to kick off 2019 as you mean to go on, here at Your Coffee Break we want to offer some solutions. Instead of leaning on the odd medicinal red wine to ease your woes, why not try CBD oil?
CBD oil is rich in chemicals called cannabinoids that bind to specialised receptors in the brain. The best-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the high that most people feel when smoking marijuana. But THC is just one of many cannabinoids and it different to the standard CBD oil sold today that provides benefits, without a high.
There are many studies to suggest that CBD oil has multiple health benefits for both mind and body. It can be taken orally in droplet form, as a tablet, added to food or can be applied directly to the skin in lotion form.
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It aids in sleep
CBD has the ability to reduce sleep difficulties and improve overall sleep quality. It can increase overall sleep amounts and improve insomnia according to some research. In particular, CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain. Take this Relax Oil before bed to de-stress, unwind and help release dopamine and glutamate, two neurotransmitters that play major roles inside the body.
It also keeps you focused
In smaller doses, CBD stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness. This is great for those of us who take a bit longer to get in gear first thing or suffer from that mid-afternoon slump. We love these CBD Morning Capsules because they combine the benefits of CBD with a shot of caffeine. Each capsule contains 100mg of caffeine from organic coffee beans, which is equivalent to one large cup of coffee! Simply take one capsule in the morning for an extra pick-me-up to see you through a busy day. These are ideal for those of us who run out of time in the morning or are too busy to make a hot drink before work.
It’s good for pain relief
CBD oil is used by some people with chronic such as arthritis and back pain. Studies show it can effectively reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. This is good news for people who rely on more dangerous, habit-forming medications like opioids. This Natural Pain Cream by Dr. Kerklaan is formulated to provide localised relief with the added cooling effect from Eucalyptus and Peppermint. A luxurious non-greasy feel makes it comfortable to use day and night.
For period pain, try this Natural PMS Cream. It is designed to soothe muscle tension, ease cramping and reduce discomfort while incorporating a luxurious feel with the soothing fragrance of Vanilla.
It can help with anxiety
A recent analysis of previous studies concluded that CBD oil is a promising treatment for several forms of anxiety such as social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, and PTSD. If you suffer from any of these conditions you can use this Pure CBD Oil once a day. Simply use the dropper to pop one dose under your tongue and allow the oil to absorb for 1-2 minutes. For a more controlled dose, why not try these CBD Gel Capsules? They are travel-friendly, easy to use and can be taken both morning and evening to deliver the relief you need.
It’s good for your skin
CBD has been found to help relieve common skin conditions such as inflammation, itching and burning, bug bites, infections, and scrapes and wounds. Try this Natural CBD skin cream to reduce skin irritation, inflammation, and immune reactions that pop up during the colder months.
The cream can soothe painful, irritated and inflamed skin and is formulated to target skin irritations such as rashes, itching, dryness, and dermatitis. It’s also hypoallergenic, hydrating and fragrance free making it perfect for sensitive skin.