4 Ways Hemp (CBD) Oil can Help You Cope with Aunt Martha
Did you get the turkey yet? Who is bringing the pumpkin pie? Why are we traveling to Toledo to visit an aunt I haven’t seen since I was a kid?
WHO IS MAKING THE GRAVY??
Holiday-induced anxiety is as ubiquitous as the decorative gourds that signal in the season. It is ‘a thing’ - it’s no joke. We want to be thankful, we don’t want to be stressed about the cooking, we know we should look forward to spending quality time with our loved ones over a family-heirloom-covered table full of delicious, home-cooked food. We definitely really and truly do want to connect with Aunt Martha, even though she silently judges the way your children dress when they come to visit.
Holidays can still bring stress.
This year, rather than reaching for the bourbon, consider the possibilities offered by Hemp (CBD) Oil. It is a safe, non-psychoactive, effective option - this natural healing cannabinoid can mean the difference between chaos and actually enjoying the holiday.
Here are some practical, real-life ways Hemp (CBD) Oil can be employed to improve your holiday season:
Travel anxiety: There’s a reason there are so many movies made about the stress that arises out of family travel. It’s the same reason that we suggest packing Hemp (CBD) Oil when you’re off to visit your in-laws for Thanksgiving. Multiple recent studies have shown that CBD has a calming effect in the central nervous system and can help with issues of anxiety stemming from all kinds of things (it’s true! Google it!) .
Family Anxiety: Stress can ruin times with family and friends, as well as our health. But, again, Hemp (CBD) Oil has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in humans and animals. In this study by the University of São Paulo, researchers found that CBD’s effects on activity in the limbic and paralimbic brain areas reduced subjective anxiety.
That’s science, folks.
OK, look - we’re not telling you to force feed your Aunt Martha CBD capsules (even though she needs it). But it couldn’t hurt for you to pop a few!
Gastric distress: Worldwide it's estimated that 10-15% of the population has IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) - about 2 in 3 IBS sufferers are female. And you don’t need a diagnosis of IBS to occasionally suffer from gastric distress around the holidays. Hemp (CBD) Oil has proven effective for relieving the primary symptoms of GI disorders, like pain and inflammation, as well as secondary symptoms like anxiety. (Hey - gifting Aunt Martha a bottle of Hemp Oil might actually make you her favorite niece!)
Hangover/headache: Inflammation can be the source of not only stomach upset, but of headaches, joint pain, and, yes, hangovers. Lucky for you, CBD is well known for its efficacy in treating issues of inflammation and for its analgesic benefits. So if Aunt Martha drove you to the bourbon after all (we aren’t here to judge), know that the same Hemp (CBD) Oil that helped you stomach that second plate of stuffing will also help you manage the raging headache you’re trying to ignore as you shove your children into the backseat of your car.
If you haven’t tried our Hemp (CBD) Oil yet, this is a great time to stock up. It can’t hurt. And science says there’s a good chance it will actually help.
Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours ~