Over the last few months, the emergence of the CoronaVirus has left a wake of both physical and emotional consequences on people around the world. Without warning, the daily lives of most people have been impacted in a ways that no one could have expected. With extended quarantines, social-distancing, and in some cases a complete lock down of populations, many in our community are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety due to the unknown. Often, other complicating factors accompany these personal challenges like difficulty sleeping, muscle tension, headaches, and overall discomfort. Each of these conditions can be absolutely debilitating as it relates to work performance and family life, along with managing your own health and happiness. Today, we openly recognize the physical, mental, and sociological impacts of anxiety and pain, and almost everyone experiences them at some level and it is just another degree of normal.
For many years now, there have been effective prescription medications available to help people manage their anxiety and stress. However, many often come with side effects like drowsiness and memory retention issues that limit the desire to use these medications while at work or during critical activities. As an effective alternative for people experiencing these types of psychological stressors, science is pointing evermore so toward cannabidiol. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years.
Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested in clinical trials and are being confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. Outcomes of this clinical research has demonstrated results that indicate CBD products are a safe and non-addictive substance that help the body’s own systems in the a variety of ways, including:
- reduction of stress and anxiety
- boosting cognition and mental focus
- reduction of chronic pain
- improving sleep
CBD is currently available across most states in the U.S. in a wide variety of strengths and delivery methods including oils, topical lotions, transdermal creams and beverages. And since the price of these products are higher than traditional products on the market, it is suggested that you take the time to verify the quality of the product you are getting. There are a lot of companies marketing substandard CBD products today, and you want to make sure that you are selecting products that are 3rd Party Lab Certified and have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) that validates the quality of the product you are purchasing. If not, look elsewhere! The last thing you want at this time is to purchase products that are ineffective or contain ingredients that could potentially produce undesirable results when used.
With everyone having their own ways to handle stressful circumstances like the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there is absolutely no right or wrong way to react when you need help. My recommendation would be that when you are feeling anxious or stressed, having difficulty sleeping, or experiencing muscle or joint pain, give CBD a try. You might just find that CBD will provide you the relief that you are looking for without any of the negative side effects that come with traditional medicinal approaches. Be healthy and be happy!