It’s that time of year again. The gyms are way more packed than usual, while the lines at fast-food restaurants are noticeably shorter. Personal planners are selling out at office supply stores, and your friend with a life-coach certification actually has clients. Why? Because millions of people are making New Year’s resolutions.
That’s right—for some reason, motivation to improve something in our lives magically arrives on January 1. But for many, the drive to continue working on a resolution often wanes almost immediately. For instance, a Fast Company article citing Statistic Brain Research Institute stats says 27 percent of resolution makers stop trying after the first week of the new year. In addition, only around half are still committed at the end of January.
But some remain steadfast. How do they do it? Lots of will power, no doubt, but likely also with the help of products and services. Want to sleep better? Use the iPhone Bedtime setting. Did you pledge to manage stress better? Sign up at a yoga studio. Looking to lose weight? There’s all kinds of pharmaceuticals and supplements to assist that, but not all of them are safe.
One potential New Year’s resolution aid that you might not have thought of is cannabidiol (CBD). Extracted from the hemp plant, CBD is one of over 60 chemical compounds called cannabinoids. These organic molecules interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD directly targets various receptors in the endocannabinoid system to assist biological processes. Many of these processes are involved with common New Year’s resolutions. Below we identify a handful of resolutions that could be assisted with the help of CBD.
Exercise More/Weight Loss
If you’re going to be exercising—whether it’s to lose weight or for overall health improvement—you’re likely going to have sore muscles from the stress you’re putting on your body. Studies report that CBD is thought to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, which may relieve pain and lower inflammation. So if you’re looking for an all-natural way to ease those aches, consider our Relief Cream, Vape Pen and Elixir.
Is counting sheep not working? Does stress have you up when only badly produced infomercials are on the air? A study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology showed that subjects consuming cannabidiol reported that they slept more than those given a placebo. In addition, many other studies have pointed to CBD’s calming, sedative effects. One benefit to using CBD over pharmaceuticals is that it is completely natural and has no health risks. Our Sleep Vape Pen and Sleep Elixir are great ways to get to bed when you want to.
Manage Stress/Anxiety Better
Sure, yoga will help elevate your overall health, but why not enhance it with cannabidiol? A lot of research has pointed to CBD’s powerful anti-anxiety properties. For instance, a 2015 study documented that human trial results strongly support CBD as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders. So if you’re interested in trying CBD for anxiety and stress, we recommend our Calm Vape Pen and Calm Elixir.