There’s no questions that the stigma around cannabis has been slowly dissipating over the last few years, and with the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing hemp on a federal level, CBD from hemp has been booming as a result. Many people wonder how to take CBD and incorporate it into their daily routine.
With the popularity of CBD on the rise, it’s easier than ever to consume your CBD hemp oil in various formats from tinctures to creams to edibles. Below, we lay out 4 easy ways to add CBD to your daily wellness regimen.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a chemical compound found in the hemp plant and has been shown to provide a plethora of health and medical benefits, without the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), on the other hand, is the compound in cannabis that is responsible for making you “high”.
What is CBD Used For?
Many people who suffer from debilitating conditions such as Fibromyalgia or MS take CBD to ease their symptoms and improve their quality of life. While CBD has been a life changer for them, the majority of CBD consumers are simply looking for a little more balance in their mood, or combat annoying aches and pains or to help with occasional bouts of insomnia.
How Does CBD Work?
Each of us has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our body. Only recently discovered in the 1990’s, the ECS is responsible for regulating many functions throughout our bodies such as mood, appetite, pain sensitivity, sleep patterns and immune response.
The main function of the ECS is to promote balance between all of these systems and to promote equilibrium, or “homeostasis”. The ECS does this by producing chemical compounds called cannabinoids, which act similar to neurotransmitters like serotonin or dopamine. Cannabinoids from plants (such as CBD and THC) can interact with our ECS and assist in doing its job more effectively.
4 Ways To Incorporate CBD Daily
1. Morning Coffee
The majority of Americans start their day with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Whether you brew your own at home, or you like to visit the local artisan cafe, this time of day is one of the best opportunities to consume CBD and start your day off right.
While research is still emerging on the effects of mixing CBD and caffeine, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that CBD from hemp can help with the alertness effects from caffeine, while also taking the edge off of the jitters it can cause. It works great with tea as well!
Tessera Naturals tinctures provide flexible dosing and an easy way to drop some CBD oil into your coffee. Keep in mind that adding CBD oil to your food or beverage is perfectly ok to do, but taking the oil sublingually is more optimal for absorption since it doesn’t travel through your digestive system. Try both ways and see how it affects you!
Note: It’s been said that, at low doses, CBD is a stimulant and in higher doses it can cause sedation. Dosing is different for everyone, just as caffeine affects everyone differently, and some are more sensitive than others. It will take some trial and error for each person to find their own optimal mix of CBD and caffeine.
2. Work-Life Balance
Many people need some time to ease into their work day, maybe read through some industry articles or check emails for a while. Others jump right in, whether that’s getting on calls, tackling their To Do list or attending meetings. However you structure your time, there’s no question that Americans are busier than ever and work-life balance has become more scarce in recent years, especially with the rise of technology, which ironically is supposed to make our lives easier!
CBD hemp oil capsules are a super convenient way to take your CBD on the go. Whether in the office, or on business travel, popping a capsule is as easy as taking your daily vitamins.
Tessera Naturals softgel capsules are specially formulated with a proprietary nano-emulsified water-soluble hemp extracted CBD oil. Unlike other oil based ingestible or edible CBD products, nano sized droplets means faster absorption and higher bioavailability compared to standard CBD ingested in oil form.
3. Workout Recovery
Besides maintaining a clean diet of mostly unprocessed foods, regular exercise is one of the easiest and most effective lifestyle changes you can make to promote better health and wellness. Many studies have shown that regular exercise – whether it’s cardio, weight lifting or some kind of sporting activity – can promote better physical as well as mental well being.
After a long day at the office, hitting the gym or sports complex is a great way to de-stress from our hectic work schedules. While regular exercise is fantastic, our bodies also need time to recover. Besides recovery, if you’ve been at this game for a while, you’ve probably experienced times where our athletic endeavors can take a toll on our bodies and cause some aches and pains that need healing.
By reducing pain and inflammation, we’re actually helping our bodies recover faster, so we can be ready for our next workout. Whether it’s joint pain, inflammation, stiffness or muscle soreness, a topical CBD cream or salve can provide soothing relief, both before and after our workout.
Tessera Naturals CBD Pain Cream contains 500mgs of broad spectrum hemp CBD per 2 oz jar as well as eucalyptus for that soothing cooling effect. We’ve also added peppermint and rosemary essential oils for additional antioxidants and anti-inflammatory relief.
4. Bedtime Routine
According to various polls, the majority of adults complain of sleep disruption at least once a week. Insomnia can lead to many chronic health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, strokes and even cancer. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or just not getting a full restful night due to lack of REM sleep, CBD can be very helpful.
Some studies suggest that CBD’s ability to treat insomnia is a byproduct of its ability to curb anxiety. Other studies suggest that CBD may have direct therapeutic potential to treat insomnia by promoting REM sleep behavior.
As we mentioned before, evidence suggests that low doses of CBD can be a stimulant, and higher doses can promote sedation and relaxation, so keep that in mind as you’re experimenting with dosage.
5. Bonus Tip! CBD For Your Dog
If you’re one of the 68% of Americans who have at least one pet, this is one more opportunity to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. Our dogs (and all animals for that matter) have an endocannabinoid system just as humans do and hemp CBD can help treat many conditions in our pets such as anxiety disorders, pain from arthritis or joint problems or seizures.
Our Tessera Naturals Dog Treats are are a great way to give your furry family members the benefits of CBD. Our dog treats were formulated by a veterinarian and each soft chew has a tasty beef flavor and is easy to digest. Some people even tell us their cats love them too!
Where to Buy CBD Oil?
Whether you use CBD oil for one of the above cases, or you do them all, make sure you are always purchasing a high quality product. Unfortunately, due to the absence of FDA regulations on CBD, there are a lot of low quality and possibly unsafe products on the market.
What Sets Tessera Naturals apart?
All Tessera Naturals products adhere to the following standards:
- Organically grown phytocannabinoid-rich hemp from fully compliant US Farm
- Manufactured in GMP compliant and FDA registered facility
- Solvent free extraction methodology to maintain the whole plant profile
- Nano-emulsion technology to ensure optimal absorption and bioavailability
- Non-GMO and free of pesticides, metals or harsh chemicals
- 3rd party independent lab testing for potency, quality and safety