Is CBD Missing from Your Morning Routine?
Let’s face it- even under ideal circumstances mornings can be rough and even rougher if sleep has evaded you. So, how can you take the sting out of a blaring alarm clock and set your day off right? The answer is simple- a morning routine. Getting into a morning wellness routine is the best way to set up your day for success
In today’s blog post, we will cover the benefits of adding CBD to your morning routine and a few ways to do so. If you are interested in learning easy and effective ways to incorporate CBD into your morning routine, keep reading!
How Can Adding CBD Benefit Your Morning Routine?
There are different ways individuals can personalize and structure their morning routine to help start the day including movement (stretching), hydration (water), time (don’t rush) and CBD. Many studies have spoken to CBD’s great therapeutic benefits including:
- Improved Overall Well-Being
- Reduced Stress and Anxiety
- Reduced Inflammation
- Pain Management
- Calming the Mind
Take CBD With Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, refueling after an overnight fast and providing energy for daily activities. Taking CBD with breakfast allows you to calm your mind and keep a level head as the stress of the workday unfolds. Now you’re probably wondering how exactly you can add CBD to your breakfast. Good news, there are various ways you can incorporate it depending on your preference. For example, coffee lovers can add a couple drops of our unflavored CBD oil to their coffee and the same goes for smoothie lovers! Add a couple drops of CBD oil to your smoothie mix and blend away.
But, if you are not a fan of coffee or smoothies, we have a couple other suggestions for you! Take CBD before, during or after breakfast by putting a couple drops under your tongue for 30 seconds or make mornings fun by cooking with CBD. Click here to read an in-depth article on yummy and easy CBD recipes!
CBD After Your Morning Workout
If you are a person who enjoys working out in the morning so at the conclusion of the workday, it’s time to kick back and relax then CBD is here for you. The last thing you want to hamper your evening relaxation is sore muscles and joints from your workout. CBD has been shown to have great anti-inflammatory properties, helping to prevent pain, as well as anti-catabolic properties which protect muscle mass in the body from being broken down.
An article published by well and good stated, “CBD helps address delayed onset-muscle soreness, general muscle tension, and inflammation all of which can all result after exercise.”
Bringing CBD to Work Has Never Been Easier
We understand mornings get busy and sometimes you do not have time to cook breakfast, workout or do anything aside from get out the door on time. If this sounds familiar, CBD softgels may be the perfect choice for you. They travel well, with no worry of breakage or spilling. In addition, you can easily pop a capsule at your desk or while in your car!
Add CBD To Your Morning Skincare Routine
Studies have found CBD to be beneficial in those wanting to promote anti-aging or those suffering from acne or dry skin. However, even individuals with no current skin concerns can benefit from adding CBD to their skincare routine due to cannabidiol’s (CBD) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants protect the skin by reducing and counteracting free radical production.
The steps to add CBD into your skincare routine are quite simple, just mix your CBD oil with your preferred morning moisturizer and apply to your skin like you would any skincare product. If you want to learn more about CBD and skincare, click here!
Are There Any Side Effects I Should Be Concerned About?
As we recommend in every blog post, consult with your doctor before adding CBD to your daily routine to ensure no negative interactions with any medications you may be taking. An article published by WebMD states, “CBD in doses up to 300 mg daily have been taken by mouth safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been taken by mouth safely for up to 4 weeks.” This does not mean side effects do not exist. Although rare, possible side effects include dry mouth, low blood pressure and drowsiness.