You are a mom, you understand the stress of having children and having to balance them with work, a social life, and other obligations and desires on your plate. Stress can lead to physical pains, as well as sleep impairment and depression if not managed healthily.
And while you would never want to blame your stress on your sweet, innocent children, sometimes you find yourself projecting your anger and frustration onto them in small, unnecessary incidents. How can you manage your stress without taking more time out of your busy, already stressful, schedule?
Yoga, meditation, and exercise all require valuable time. If only there was a quick fix that wasn’t harmful to your body… oh wait, there is. Have you ever tried CBD?
Although times are changing, mom’s who use or have used marijuana recreationally have often been frowned upon in their communities and considered “irresponsible” or “a bad influence.” Fortunately, times are changing as it becomes more widely accepted as a medicine, especially with the nationally-recognized legalization of CBD, s cannabinoid derived from hemp that does not induce psychoactivity.
CBD can be taken internally in many forms for stress, from CBD sodas to CBD Gummies, or externally for pain in topicals like CBD salve or lotion. How does CBD help moms? It reduces stress and pain while allowing you to be clear-headed, alert, and healthy.
CBD for Stress and Pain
Every mammal has what’s known as an “endocannabinoid system.” This is a biological system, just like metabolism or other systems, that responds to and works specifically with cannabinoids, which come from the marijuana species: cannabis and hemp.
The two most common cannabinoids are THC, the psychoactive-hippie-taboo cannabinoid that’s illegal on the national level and legal in many states for recreational and medicinal usage, and CBD, the non-psychoactive, widely accepted, medicinally used cannabinoid.
CBD works with certain receptors in the cannabinoid system to regulate pain, inflammation, stress, and more. Research is continuously undergoing to determine what it helps with exactly, but these have been proven in research.
When CBD is ingested or applied topically, it combines with the receptors and gets to work on providing you the relief you need mentally or physically.
CBD vs. Other Stress-Aids
The best part about CBD? You don’t have to run, bend over backward, sit uncomfortably for an hour at a time, or commit a certain amount of time each day to an activity to experience the benefits.
While best used in combination with other stress-relieving activities, it can be consumed or applied when needed throughout your day to put your nerves at bay.
As a mom, your day likely begins early. Understanding your body’s signs of stress is essential for you to know precisely when to use CBD. You may need it every day, multiple times a day, or just once every few days or weeks.
CBD is becoming more accepted each day, but pregnant mothers are not recommended to use it internally. Topically, it will not enter the bloodstream and should be safe to use, but it is always best to consult with your doctor!