September, with its crisp air and hints of autumn, presents the perfect opportunity to refocus on your wellness journey. As the pace of life shifts and the year inches towards its close, taking proactive steps to prioritize your well-being becomes crucial. One avenue worth exploring is the realm of CBD, renowned for its potential to contribute to a sense of calm and balance. This mini blog serves as your guide to cultivating serenity this September through wellness tips and insights into the world of CBD.
At TWINE we use a variety of natural ingredients along with CBD to help relieve common problems so many of us have. CBD gained significant attention in the early 2000s due to increased research and its use in treating epilepsy and seizures. Its therapeutic properties continue to be explored and here are the top 3 reported uses of CBD products.
Relieve Discomfort: CBD is most often used to manage chronic discomfort, including conditions like arthritis, neuropathic discomfort, and musculoskeletal problems. It may reduce swelling and interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system to alleviate discomfort and stress.
Reduce Stress: Many people use CBD products to calm down and reduce stress. CBD products have been used as an aid to help with conditions like generalized stress disorder, social stress disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Sleep Improvement: CBD is sometimes used to improve sleep quality and treat insomnia. It may help individuals fall asleep faster and experience more restful sleep.
These are the most common reasons people report using CBD products, but there are many more. Here at TWINE we receive numerous reviews from our consumers advocating the benefits of CBD. Many consumers report relief from problems both internally such as discomforts, aches, and irritable bowel syndrome, and externally for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Others report stress reduction, a sense of calm, and mental health benefits. We also receive many reviews of how our CBD pet products have benefited cats and dogs by soothing them in stressful situations and calming aching joints to promote increased activity and longevity.
CBD is a wonderful natural ingredient and we paired it with other powerful natural ingredients to target specific ailments common to many people. Here are some of our other natural ingredients and their benefits.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the pineal gland in the brain in response to darkness. It plays a crucial role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle and is commonly used to improve sleep quality by helping people fall asleep, stay asleep and reduce the number of wake ups during the night.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine with its active ingredient curcumin being responsible for many of its health benefits. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is often used for pain relief, digestive health, heart and brain health, and immune system support.
Boswellia, also known as Frankincense, is an herbal extract with a long history in medicine. It too is known for its healing anti-inflammatory properties and is also used for respiratory health, skin health, cognitive health, and gastrointestinal health.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb which is a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. It originated in Ayurvedic medicine, an alternative medicine system rooted in India, and is commonly used to reduce stress and anxiety. It is also known to help improve mood, sleep, cognitive function, hormonal balance, and libido.
L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in green tea known for its calming and relaxing effects without causing drowsiness. It’s many benefits include stress reduction, mood enhancement, improved focus and concentrations, and PMS relief from irritability and mood swings. Another interesting benefit is its ability as a stress buffer for caffeine to counteract some of negative effects like jitteriness and increased heart rate creating a combination known as “smart caffeine” to provide alertness without anxiety.
Vitamin C, Zinc and Elderberry are three dietary supplements that are commonly used for their potential health benefits. All three have the benefit of supporting immune functions. Vitamin C and Zinc may help reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms. Elderberry and Vitamin C are both rich in antioxidants and help improve cardiovascular health. Vitamin C is essential in collagen production which can promote wound healing and skin elasticity, while Zinc is also known for healing wounds and improving skin health. All three are a powerful addition to a healthy lifestyle.
Seek serenity and take time to focus on your well-being. And, as you continue your wellness journey remember nature and her historical healing found in plants, adaptogens, ancient cultures and medicine alternatives.