8 Ways to Beat Stress

Happy Hemp Day!

Life can get overwhelming so I thought I’d give you my view on how you can beat day to day stresses via CBD.

8 Ways to Beat Stress with CBD:

Stressed out? You’re not alone…

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), almost 60% of Americans say work is a significant source of stress.

It’s no wonder CBD has become so popular. Studies and countless personal accounts alike show cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and cannabis, is amazing at eliminating stress.

Want to beat your stresses and balance out your life a bit? Who doesn’t? Seeing as most of us have to go to work on a regular basis, we might as well enjoy it as much as we possibly can. Check out the following ways CBD can help eliminate stress.

🌿1. Decrease Oxidative Stress:

Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals produced by the body overwhelms the natural healing process. Oxidation tends to increase when we’re emotionally and/or physically stressed. If you’re eating a healthy diet, getting enough antioxidants, and exercising regularly, you’ll typically feel fine. If you don’t, however, you’re bound to feel the signs of oxidative stress. Some of the symptoms associated with oxidative stress include:

• Fatigue

• Brain Fog/Difficulty Concentrating

• Wrinkles/Grey Hair

• Headaches

• Sensitivity to noise

• Muscle/Joint Pain

Oxidative stress can lead to several health conditions such as, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, insomnia, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and more.

Taking CBD may be able to help. There are countless antioxidants found in both hemp and cannabis, with CBD containing these antioxidant properties. A 1998 study found that both CBD and THC contain antioxidants and that CBD is a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of oxidative neurological disorders. Oxidative stress has shown to play a large role in the development of several neurological diseases. CBD then, can help reduce oxidative stress, which can help reduce stress felt.

🌿2. Reduce Anxiety:

Aside from chronic pain, one of the principal reasons people take CBD is to reduce anxiety. CBD has been shown to be effective in the treatment of several anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Seeing that stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand, reducing your anxiety with CBD can have a significant impact on the stress you feel.

🌿3. Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety:

Generalized anxiety and public speaking anxiety are totally different things. People with public speaking anxiety might feel fine aside from the moments they need to get up in front of a group of people and speak or give a presentation. If speaking in public is part of your job description and the thought of speaking in front of others leaves you sweating and shaking, CBD is the lifeline you’ve been looking for. One study found that CBD was excellent in decreasing public speaking anxiety and provides an anxiolytic effect in individuals experiencing a stressful situation.

🌿4. Increase Focus and Concentration:

Stress can take a serious toll on your focus. If you feel like you’re in a fog half the time, it’s safe to say you’re not the only one. Whether your lack of focus is from poor sleep (which work and life stress can contribute to), dissatisfaction at work, lack of physical exercise, or ADD/ADHD, the inability to focus on what you’re supposed to be doing at work can become extremely stressful. Several studies have looked at the effect of CBD on ADHD with positive conclusions. Even if you don’t suffer from ADHD, keeping focused at work isn’t always easy. CBD has shown to increase focus and concentration, which can in turn help reduce some of the stresses you might feel.

🌿5. Stimulate Mental Clarity:

CBD has shown to be an excellent aid in improving brain function. One study found that CBD helps promote neurogenesis in the brain, a process in which new brain cells are constantly created. Taking CBD can help create new brain cells! Whether you’re hitting an afternoon slump and hitting up Starbucks for your afternoon latte because of it or seem like you’re always in some constant type of brain fog, taking CBD should help. Rather than reach for the afternoon coffee, think about taking CBD sublingually instead. You’ll likely find your mental clarity increases, while stress begins to dissipate.

🌿6. Improve Sleep:

Lack of sleep is one of the largest contributors to stress that exists. A 2017 study showed that CBD holds promise to improve REM sleep and reduce daytime sleepiness. If you find yourself exhausted during the day, CBD could help by promoting more sound sleep at night, so you can get done during the day what needs to be done.

🌿7. Control Stress Eating:

Are you one of the countless people who reaches for a not-so-healthy snack when stress is getting you down? CBD could help. While THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis) has shown to increase hunger, CBD actually helps regulate the appetite and assist in controlling mindless, stress snacking. Research has shown that CBD and THC have opposite effects on feeding patterns.

🌿8. Energy Boost:

Because CBD is known to strengthen cells in the body that can make you feel tired throughout the day, CBD could give you the added energy boost you need to make it through a stressful day. Through increased focus, a reduction in anxiety, and an overall feeling of balance and wellbeing, CBD offers an excellent, all-natural energy boost that can help decrease stress and help you rock your day.

Final Thoughts on Beating Stress with CBD:

Stress is real. We all feel it from time to time, some of us more than others. If you’re looking for ways to decrease stress and actually enjoy going to the office (or wherever else your day may take you), CBD could be exactly what you need. It’s legal, is non-habit forming, and is literally changing the lives of millions of people across the globe every single day.

Is it time you discovered how CBD could help eliminate the stresses in your life?

I hope you have enjoyed reading my tips for how life could be made easier with CBD.

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PLEASE NOTE: CBD is neither a medicine nor a cure for any illness and by no means do we make any medical claims. CBD can help to maintain and support your health and a healthy lifestyle.

I am not making any medical claims in this or any of my other publications. All content I produce, is purely for educational purposes and for sharing my own personal knowledge and experiences of CBD.

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Hemp Seed Mayo Recipe

Happy Hemp Day!

Back at ya with another hemp based recipe of mine today!

Learn more about the benefits of eating hemp here!

Hemp Seed Mayo Recipe:

Ingredients:

• 1 Cup of Hemp Seed Hearts (I like to use Good Hemp)

• 3 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

• 2 Tablespoons of Hemp Seed Oil (I like to use Good Hemp)

• ½ Cup of Cold Water

• Pinch of Salt (I like to use Pink Himalayan Rock Salt)

(Optional: 1-2 Cloves of Garlic or Fresh/Dried Herbs, Paprika or other seasonings of choice)

What will you need:

• Food Processor/High Speed Blender

How to make:

• Add all ingredients to blender/food processor

• Whizz until smooth

• Serve and enjoy.

Enjoy and will keep for about 2 weeks on the fridge.
I store in a glass air tight jar in the fridge.

Great with pasta or on sourdough with avocado and tomatoes, sprinkled with more hemp seeds 😉

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A-Z of CBD

Happy Hemp Day!

This week I wanted to share my A-Z of CBD to help smash some of the myths surrounding hemp, cannabis and CBD.

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Flawsome Jem’s A TO Z OF CBD!

A – Is for “Addiction”.

This is a Myth. Furthermore, scientific studies have shown that CBD is non-addictive. At the molecular level, CBD is neither addictive, nor does it produce the so-called stoned effect that THC does.

B – Is for “Broad Spectrum”.

Which means the CBD contains the same cannabis compounds as Full Spectrum but with no THC.

C – Is for “Cannabinoids”.

There are at least 113 that have been isolated from the cannabis plant. The most well known are CBD, THC, CBG & CBN.

D – Is for “Drug Testing”.

Because legal CBD contains zero to <0.2% THC it is rare for the THC to be detected, and currently drug tests aren’t designed to detect CBD. However, if you are unsure or you need a clean drug test, it’s always safer to go for 0% THC CBD option.

E – Is for “Entourage Effect”.

This is when the cannabis compounds found in Full and Broad Spectrum CBD act together in a synergistic manner producing this effect. In other words, the more cannabinoids there are, the better the CBD works together with them as a whole.

F – Is for “Full Spectrum”.

Full spectrum CBD is CBD which is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp

G – Is for “Going travelling with CBD”.

Although the UK has legalised CBD, many countries still consider it illegal so either check before travelling or don’t risk it!

H – Is for “High”.

So does CBD make you high?? The answer is NO. Legal CBD doesn’t contain enough THC to give you the high feeling associated with cannabis.

I – Is for “Illegal”.

It still remains illegal to carry grow or supply cannabis. It is also illegal to sell Pet CBD, CBD flowers or bud or to use Isolate in any CBD product except topical or cosmetic CBD products.

J – Is for “Just CBD” aka CBD isolate.

Isolate contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids etc except CBD.

K – Is for “Kilo”.

Did you know that a kilo of CBD can range from an average of $4000-$5000!!!

L – Is for “Legal”.

Currently CBD Is legal in the UK as long as certain conditions are met. It must contain no more than 0.2% THC and be of the sativa subspecies.

M – Is for “Medical Claims”.

Beware of sellers who make medical claims about CBD. This goes against the guidelines set by the FSA & MRHA. If a seller is willing to break these regulations it means they are unscrupulous or not a reliable source to buy from.

N – Is for “Number of drops”.

One drop is about 0.05 milliliters (mL). That is, not a full dropper — just a single drop. This means that a 10-mL bottle of CBD oil contains an average of 200 drops. And if the packaging for that 10-mL bottle says that the bottle contains 1,000 mg of CBD, each drop will contain about 5 mg of CBD.

O – Is for “Overdose”.

Currently, there are no reports of any side effects or any maximum daily dose recommended. You cannot overdose On CBD, but remember to go low dose over a slow period so you don’t miss hitting your sweet spot.

P – Is for “Patience”.

It is tempting to think I take high opioids for pain so I should start high doses of CBD, but you’d be wrong! Bear in mind your ‘Sweet Spot’. It may take time to find the correct doseage for you (weeks). Taking too high of a dose has the same result as having too lower dose, the result will be ineffective dosing and you may miss your sweet spot altogether so be patient.

Q – Is for “Quickest route”.

It is generally agreed that the quickest route of absorption of CBD is through vaping either CBD E-Liquid or Crumble, however, this also means it is the most short acting too.

R – Is for “Receptors”.

We have CB1 & CB2 receptors in our bodies that make up our Endocannabinoid system. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS. But so far, we know it plays role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including:

– sleep

– mood

– appetite

– memory

– reproduction and fertility

The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.

S – Is for “Sativa”.

The first cannabis subspecies is called Sativa. All industrial hemp is classified as sativa and, since all lawful CBD is extracted from EU certified hemp strains, it is the only strain you can legally buy in the UK.

T – Is for “Terpenes”.

Terpenes (aka terpenoids) are found in resinous oils of plants and play a vital role in their survival. One of these roles is to secrete aromas, it’s why flowers smell beautiful, it’s why cannabis smells the way it does and how different strains can be identified. Specific terpenes may be good for specific issues eg: inflammation or pain.

U – Is for “Unscrupulous Sellers”.

If it looks too good it usually is!! Know what you’re buying, what’s legal and what’s not and understand the terminology for example hemp seed oil is not CBD but many mistake them due to their advertising or the place selling it.

V – Is for “Vaping”.

It is widely accepted that this is the quickest working route but it is also the shortest acting. E-Liquids can be isolate, broad spectrum or full spectrum.

W – Is for “Warning”.

CBD is neither a medicine nor a cure for any illness & by no means are any medical claims made by Me or the companies I work for. However, CBD can help support your health & a healthy lifestyle.

X – Is for “eXcellence”.

All of the products I sell are premium, high quality and some are even award winning!! At the recent CBD & Hemp expo some of our products came either 1st or 2nd in various categories.

Y – Is for “Your Sweet Spot”.

This is when you have reached the right level of your doseage of CBD. CBD effects can be profound yet subtle. To find the perfect level of CBD for you, build your daily dose up over four weeks. If at any point you feel like you have taken a bit too much, back off a little bit until you feel like you have reached your CBD sweet spot – Low & Slow is the key.

Z – Is for “Zero THC”.

To be legal in the UK, CBD must Contain <0.2% THC. To avoid any issues such as dirty drug tests buy zero THC CBD.

Interesting hey? If you have any questions or would like to know more about anything I’ve talk about today, or on previous posts, I’d love to chat with you!

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I’m gonna leave it here for today guys, see you next week with more hemp and CBD information…

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