Let’s not dance around the truth here; COVID-19 is a serious thing we’re facing this year. Unfortunately, not everyone takes it seriously, which can make the whole situation even worse. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had to make adjustments to your daily life in order to meet the new guidelines, some of which aren’t exactly comfortable or desirable.
For example, we’re all pretty much stuck at home while bars, restaurants, and other public gathering places are closed down. Never thought your home could drive you crazy, did you? The kids aren’t in school, you’re stuck in your house, and the world outside seems to be going crazy.
Luckily, there are some ways to improve your mood during the pandemic, and one includes taking CBD gummies. CBD gummies benefits range from improving mood and appetite to helping with depression and anxiety and beyond. Let’s look closer at how they can help your mood during the COVID-19 outbreak.
CBD is believed to stimulate the production of serotonin in the nervous system. This neurotransmitter is essential to neurological functions such as mood and memory and even to physical bodily functions like digestion, sexual functions, and even blood clotting. Pretty amazing, right? So, what does that have to do with your mood during the pandemic?
Serotonin is a mood-booster. The more serotonin you’re producing, the better your mood will be. In fact, it’s been found that people suffering from depression actually have lower serotonin levels.
CBD stimulates serotonin production, thus helping to improve your mood. If you’re feeling stressed, upset, or generally sad about the pandemic, regular CBD use could potentially improve your mood. Plus, gummies are just tasty and so easy to take!
Anxiety is a problem for many of us, but some suffer from chronic anxiety or even anxiety-related mental health conditions like PTSD. These conditions can make something like a global pandemic all the more stressful and harmful to our mental health. CBD stimulates serotonin production, as we discussed previously, and guess what? Higher serotonin levels can help manage anxiety and anxiety-related conditions and even reduce the amount of anxiety you’re feeling.
As research continues to grow, we’re learning that CBD might actually be beneficial in treating anxiety-related disorders either alongside prescription medications or as a standalone treatment. We’re excited to see what the research has to say! As more and more people look for more “natural” alternatives to medications, it’s promising to see something like CBD catching on and bringing scientific backing to the table (unlike most holistic health approaches).
There’s nothing wrong with being concerned, anxious, or stressed about what’s happening with COVID-19. We get it. It’s scary. There’s so much uncertainty, misinformation, and even resistance to guidelines that it can be overwhelming at times. CBD gummies can offer an extra helping hand and reduce your overall anxiety and help you navigate the pandemic a little easier.
What do you do during the pandemic to help reduce your anxiety? Share your thoughts below.
CBD is an excellent natural painkiller, without the dangerous addictive properties of opioid-based medications or OTC painkillers. Even something as simple as acetaminophen can cause damage to internal organs with frequent or excessive use. CBD won’t get you high, won’t cause addiction, and won’t cause internal damage, but it will help manage chronic and localized pain.
In fact, there are several athletes that advocate for the use of CBD products in sports organizations. CBD is still on the “banned substances” list for many professional organizations, but athletes like Derrick Moran are standing up in support of CBD oil in athletic spaces.
Inflammation is the body’s immune response to injury, and pain is often the side-effect of inflammation. When you work out, you’re actually injuring the muscle fibers, causing small microscopic tears in the fibers that hurt while they’re healing. CBD can help reduce inflammation and pain from chronic conditions or even just an intense workout, giving you one less thing to worry about during the pandemic.
You’re probably finding it much more difficult to sleep during the pandemic. I know I am! Sleep schedules have been thrown completely out of balance due to work changes, school schedules, and new guidelines. With kiddos home all the time, work that needs to be done, and stress overload, it’s difficult to achieve that eight healthy hours every night.
Taking a CBD gummy or two before bed every night can help you sleep better by reducing your stress before bedtime. Sleeping pills can be addictive and dangerous, and there are other methods of achieving better sleep that just don’t work. CBD is natural, safe, and it works. Just ask the millions of people already benefiting from using it!
Research is growing
CBD already has some pretty compelling studies behind it to back up some of its benefits. Among these are anxiety and pain relief, anti-seizure properties, and more. CBD gummies aren’t just another holistic health fraud; the compound interacts in specific ways with our bodies to produce amazing results.
As the industry continues to grow, so too does the body of evidence supporting CBD’s daily use. Researchers are working hard to learn as much as they can about this natural compound and create new opportunities for its use in the medical field and others. We’ll be watching the CBD industry closely.
Stay safe, calm, and hopeful
A pandemic is certainly not something that anyone ever thinks they’ll have to live through. The best thing we can all do right now is stay calm, follow federal guidelines, and hold onto the hope that the virus will run its course and we’ll synthesize a vaccine.
The calmer we stay, the more in control of the situation we remain. Don’t let the stress and fear get the best of you during these trying times. Remember, we’re all in it together and we can help prevent the spread of the virus and create a better future on the other side. Stay safe!