Every day, people are taking more control of their own health through better foods, exercise and the clean, natural choices they are making. They are negatively affected by rising health-care costs and growing increasingly weary not only of the dulling and adverse side effects that come with pharmaceutical drugs, but the potentially fatal implications of taking these drugs – especially opioids. In fact, according to the CDC: between 1999-2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose; astonishingly, 68% of the +70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved opioids. Today, 130 Americans die every single day from an opioid overdose.
People are taking their health into their own hands – it’s the self-care revolution!
You may have heard about the old, yet new again, botanical, CBD… The use of CBD has become very popular because many people are using and finding success solving for pain, sleep, inflammation and stress, naturally. In fact, according to our recent consumer outreach survey, 95.98% of respondents indicated that CBD is effective as current over-the-counter options in relieving their symptoms.
CBD can be used as a powerful preventative care ally.
Here are the top 4 reasons why CBD is a perfect botanical for the Self-Care Revolution:
1. Supports the endocannabinoid system
Your body’s natural endocannabinoid system produces several endocannabinoids, such as 2-AG and anandamide, that bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body and affect and monitor a wide variety of bodily processes to keep everything in harmonious balance. In fact, since the endocannabinoid system is so important, we can find receptors primarily located in the brain and throughout the nervous system.
While many lifestyle factors can throw the endocannabinoid system off track, CBD helps reset the system by stimulating CB receptors, increasing the overall number of phytocannabinoids, and slowing the breakdown of endocannabinoids for prolonged usage in regulating important body systems like sleep, pain tolerance, stress response, reproduction, appetite, mood regulation, etc.
2. Helps to relieve inflammation or pain from overexertion
There are moments when you can have inflammation in or on certain parts of your body – from the foods we eat or even from a strenuous workout. CBD can help to reduce your inflammation and enable you to carry on with your daily activities.
3. Helps to reduce stress-induced anxiety
Stress is very common among many people. You will note that when you are anxious, you are less likely to be productive. You might not be able to achieve your set targets. If you allow anxiety to escalate, it can lead to stress and even depression. How can you mitigate this problem? You should consider taking CBD. CBD can promote a calm mood and relaxation, allowing you to better-focus on the important activities of the day. For all you super-moms out there, you will not be disappointed.
4. Helps to promote quality sleep
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to promote a sense of calm and tranquility. The question remains: if I take CBD, will I feel sleepy throughout the day? Working for Twinlab, I get this question all the time from concerned moms with a million things to do throughout the day. The answer is no. If you’re taking something like Melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles, then it is more than likely that you’ll feel the dulling and habit-forming effects throughout the day. Ironically, since CBD is a natural plant cannabinoid, it does not work as a sedative – so you won’t feel tired all day. Instead, it calms and relaxes you to promote sleep onset. This makes it the best alternative to current habit and symptom-forming alternatives. In fact, the truth is that most people don’t have severe sleep conditions; the trouble isn’t staying asleep, it’s getting to sleep. If you’re anything like me, it’s the million things that are running through your head that keep you from getting those precious Z’s. CBD is perfect for this. CBD will help calm your mind, promote relaxation and a sense of calm, so you can get to sleep faster – and that’s the name of the game: faster sleep onset = more sleep.
Take care of yourself naturally
More and more people are ditching their current regimen to use CBD and are enjoying the powerful, yet gentle health benefits of plant cannabinoids. As always, please follow the instructions of your doctor.
Consider using CBD today and you will not be left disappointed.
Whichever CBD product you choose, please ensure you know exactly how much CBD is in each serving, the CBD has been properly tested by a third-party lab, and the product uses non-GMO, full-spectrum hemp extract.