Friday, June 2, 2023

How To Use CBD To Reduce Holiday Stress

One’s mind and body can easily go into on overdrive during the holiday frenzy. From travel to digestion, here’s how CBD can help.  

While everyone may appear to be smiling throughout the holiday season, for many people this period can bring about anxiety due to a host of factors including financial pressures, family concerns, party planning, and unrealistic expectations.

Here are some ways that CBD tinctures and topicals can help revelers stay reasonably calm and sane during this hectic festive season. 

Recover from Holiday Mania

One’s mind can easily go into on overdrive from too much holiday frenzy. CBD can have a calming effect allowing one to turn one’s mind off and get adequate sleep. Along those lines, CBD can be a very effective tool in helping one stay focused while engaging in relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or exercise. 

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Survive the Rigors of Holiday Travel

For those traveling over the holidays, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can help combat the mood swings, headaches, and stiff muscles that often accompany the stress of travel especially if one is traveling for more than a few hours at a stretch. 

Maintain That Holiday Glow

A CBD-infused topical can help keep one’s skin and subtle thus making one appear to be relaxed. As CBD is an antioxidant, it can help combat the free radicals that can produce visible signs of aging. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can help reduce skin redness and irritation that’s often caused during the winter months. 

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Stay Social and Sober

When attending holiday events, CBD can be invaluable in helping one stay calm with attending stressful holiday parties. Also, adding CBD to an alcoholic drink or consuming a CBD-infused beverage in lieu of a cocktail can prevent one from consuming too much alcohol. Furthermore, anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that consuming CBD with alcohol can reduce hangovers. 

Help with Digestion

CBD can help with the stressors that can come consuming too much holiday fatty foods. Along those lines, CBD works as a digestive aid by helping control IBS symptoms, as well as helping reduce holiday weight gain by regulating insulin levels and converting fat. 

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Reduce Headaches

The anti-inflammatory properties present in CBD can help one deal with any headaches caused from too much stress. 

A CBD tincture taken sublingually or a CBD-infused drink will enter the bloodstream the quickest for those looking for more immediate relief. When consuming edibles, be mindful of the sugar content of a given CBD product so one does not get a sugar high which will only add to one’s stress. Topicals can also provide immediate relief, and are particularly helpful for introducing CBD into an anti-stress regime for those wary of trying any CBD product.



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