The holidays can be a wonderful time, filled with gratitude and love, but that isn’t always the case. For many, including myself, the winter holidays can be the cause of a lot of stress. I find a lot of benefit in turning to CBD for a bit of calm. Whether it be stress about getting everyone gifts and not breaking the bank, seeing extended family at holiday gatherings, or simply driving in the Michigan snow; stress is a common part of the holidays for me.
I hope that the holidays are a time of joy and love for you, but if they bring up a little bit of dread, I want you to know that you’re not alone. While I have had a lot of very fond holiday memories throughout my life, that doesn’t negate the difficult emotions that also come up. I have personally felt isolated by feeling stressed or sad at a time when most others are observably cheery. You are not alone if you feel this way. I turn to CBD for stress relief and it may help you, too.
When I visit my extended family, I can’t help but feel tense and sometimes overwhelmed, especially now with COVID. I can’t help but think about the health and safety of my family, worrying if hugging Grandma could negatively impact her health. It is in those situational moments I rely on fast-acting CBD for stress relief.
Fast-Acting CBD for Stress Relief
Fat-acting CBD can be pretty amazing because it’s typically water soluble and thus gets into your system really quickly. However you take fast-acting CBD – usually, within 10-15 minutes, you can find benefits.
Lazarus Fruit Tarts
The Lazarus Fruit Tarts are one of the strongest fast-acting options with each tart being 25mg. I also find that the bitterness of the tarts is really helpful in pulling me out of my head and into my body. Sometimes when I am lost in thought, and I don’t want to be, I need that shock of a tart to get me back on track.
The fruitiness of the tarts is also really nice because I don’t feel like I’m sucking on a lemon. The mango is my personal favorite and is the sweetest of the certs to my tastebuds. The high amount of CBD gets into my system quickly and I keep one of these tins in my purse, my car, and pretty much everywhere I do during the holidays.
Medterra CBD gum is a great option for those of us who struggle with stress. I find that the act of chewing gum helps prevent me from having a locked jaw that can come from holiday stress. Each piece of gum has 20mg of CBD and other additives like vitamin B6, L-Theanine, and L-Tyrosine to aid in relation. As far as CBD for stress relief, I would highly recommend checking out this handy pack of gum.
Oil-Based CBD for Stress Relief
Oil-based CBD stores in your lipids (fat cells) and lasts a lot longer in your system. Your endocannabinoidal system will pull that CBD when needed and hang out in your body for anywhere from 24-36 hours. We recommend taking your CBD around the same time each day so that your system never runs out, but if you need help with general stress/state of the world, an oil-based option might be the right fit for you.
Medterra Keep Calm Gummies
One of our most popular products, for good reason, is the Medterra Calm gummies. These 25mg gummies are a great serving and just like the gum, the gummies include L-Theanine to aid in the calming effect. I also find the turmeric that they add to be beneficial in addressing the whole body. Often we think of stress as something contained in our heads when really stress is a whole-body physiological occurrence, so the whole body needs to be addressed.
Social CBD Softgels
If 25mg isn’t enough CBD for you, don’t worry, because the Social CBD Rest Gel Capsules have your back. This CBD for stress relief comes in a 33mg softgel and includes herbs like valerian root and passion flower to help with restfulness. I have taken this softgel both in the morning and at night, I would probably recommend this as an evening softgel if you’re sensitive to drowsiness. Luckily the CBD in this softgel will store in your lipids so even if you take it at night, you will find benefits during the day as well.
Lazarus Energy Gummies
If you aren’t struggling with rest and are looking for an assist to get going during the day, the Lazarus Energy gummies might be the perfect fit. With 25mg of CBD for stress relief and additives like caffeine, L-Theanine, and Vitamin B12, you could feel energized and relaxed. Sometimes the holidays make me feel really lethargic and unmotivated, so I take one of these when I start to feel that way.
Topical CBD for Stress Relief
When thinking about stress, a lotion may not be the first thing to come to your mind. While something you apply to your skin won’t get into your bloodstream, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find benefits. When I’m stressed, I clench my jaw, leaving my head and neck stiff and sore. Relieving that muscle tension only helps me better handle the holiday stress.
Social Muscle Balm Stick
Lavender is a well-known herb to help with relaxation, so the Social Balm Stick is a great option. There are also calming herbs like chamomile flower, arnica, and bergamot peel to aid in relaxation. I most often apply this stick to my neck, shoulders, and temples whenever I’m stressed. I also find that applying the stick to my neck and temples can help me when I have a stress headache. This stick also has 1000mg of CBD, so it’s got a substantial amount of CBD to soothe those tight muscles.
What Are Your Favorites?
The above products are what help me manage my stress, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll work for everyone. No two bodies are alike and what works best for me might not be what’s best for you, that is why we guarantee all of our products. I would love to hear what your favorites are. What do you do to help combat holiday stress? Do you have a favorite type of CBD for stress relief? You can reach out to us at 616-275-1039 locally or 888-772-7875 toll-free and by email at [email protected]