CBD Oil benefits

The Cannabis industry has been in the news pretty consistently as of the last few years as the legality of the derivatives has been changing in some states. California now allows medical and recreational marijuana, as well as Colorado, both of which are seeing some huge benefits in revenue and popularity. On the flip side, there is CBD Oil, which is derived from Hemp, a plant in the Cannabis family that has little to no THC. Because CBD Oil has .05% or less THC, it’s federally legal and legal in all states. This means that the product can be used without a prescription and it can be shipped to any state.

Since CBD oil can be used be anyone, more people are beginning to try it based on the rumors of its health benefits. As more and more retailers are coming online and pushing their own label, individuals are purchasing them online and trying them out at home for a variety of reasons. There have been many reports of people replacing their painkillers with CBD oil and having issues either reduced dramatically or entirely eliminated through the use of CBD. For example, reports are that arthritis pain is reduced by 50% or entirely gone through the use of regular CBD Oil, and the benefits can be seen in as little as a week. For other issues, like Lupus, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, and even cancer, CBD has been proven to have a positive effect in each case.

The challenge is for users to find a product that fits best with them. CBD oil comes in different dosages, which means that some people may have adverse effects on a dosage that is simply too high, so it’s best to begin with lower dosages, somewhere around the 100-200mg range. Some people are able to replace powerful painkillers for issues like broken bones using dosages around the 1500mg range. Most people use a regular dosage of about 300-600mg for overall health and well-being. Other, smaller, benefits seem to be improved skin, hair, heart health, and brain health. Benefits for sleep have even found its way into the reports on what CBD oil can do.

CBD affects the endocanibinoid system, which is a natural system in the human body. This means that our bodies have natural receptors for CBD, so there’s no “drug” aspects to it and it’s a completely natural substance. Additionally, there are no psychoactive effects and, even though it stems from a Cannabis plant, it will not show up on any drug tests.

For the most part, CBD oil is pretty affordable. You’ll find different costs based on the brands, but for a beginner, there are some that have low dosages starting around the $40-50 price point, which is really good for trying a totally new product like this. It’s best to start with a low dosage like that to see how it affects you and any physical issues you have.

We’re approaching winter time and we know that a lot of families are going to be enjoying Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with a variety of different foods and drink. What comes after is the guilt of enjoying those foods as people make their New Year’s resolutions geared towards losing the weight they put on in the previous two months.

What we’ve done is asked one of our partners to give our readers some tips on what to do during the next few months to reduce the weight gain and also feel better about having that extra serving of mashed potatoes.

 

  1. Try having smaller portions but more frequently
    Getting a giant plate of food often does two things. The first is that you over-stuff yourself, feeling sick, and the second is feeling obligated to finish the plate. When we have a lot of food on our plate, we then have a subconscious requirement to finish that plate rather than listen to our body’s natural signals of fullness. By grabbing smaller plates, you can more easily stop when you feel full and not feel obligated to finish the remaining food (or let it go to waste).
  2. Perform small exercises throughout the day
    You don’t need to go to the gym and do a full workout every single day during the holidays. Just try doing some exercises in the morning and/or in the evening, such as some pushups, wall squats, pull-ups if you have a bar, or even a little yoga in the morning as you get started. Just doing these small exercises will help increase your blood flow, thus increasing metabolism, which will then help you shed some extra calories — effectively mitigating some of the fat storage that you otherwise may have from all the extra carbs.
  3. Try group training now and then
    You can take a class 1-2 times per week where people are training as a group. This could include traditional group gym classes or something as intense as crossfit. Just doing it once or twice a week in addition to smaller exercises will help keep your metabolism going and, build muscle, and mitigate fat storage.

 

Doing these three things will help you keep from feeling guilty about your family dinners while also establishing new habits that you can keep with you long after most other people’s New Year’s resolutions have fizzled out. Consistently doing these things will ensure that your body retains some strength, has a heightened metabolism, and builds additional muscle while burning extra calories.

For more information, you can check out our partner DM Athletics, and their Kirkland fitness program.

Check out this quick video on an easy workout to perform at home. This is quick, only about 30 minutes, and will definitely help you keep your muscles toned and reduce muscle atrophy.