Let me start this post off by saying Happy New Year from Farmer & Chemist! I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to 2021. A new year promises new beginnings, fresh starts, and exciting things on the horizon—and after the seemingly endless onslaught of bad news that was 2020, I can’t wait to start over and gain a new perspective on things.
However, a lot of good things stemmed from 2020 as well. Personally, I started a new job, moved in with an adorable puppy, and introduced CBD into my daily routine. Since I began taking CBD on a regular basis, I started sleeping through the night and have had far fewer issues with my anxiety. This has truly increased my productivity and optimism, pushing me into 2021 with a well-deserved pair of rose-colored glasses.
As such, one of my resolutions for 2021 is to keep being consistent in my CBD regimen—and we think it should be your resolution as well. So, for those of you who want to try CBD and haven’t yet, or for those people who are simply curious, here are five reasons why you should introduce CBD into your life in 2021. Speaking from personal experience, this is a resolution you won’t want to break.
1. CBD is Natural
Like a lot of people, I’m quite cautious about what I put in my body. After being on various prescription medications for years, I noticed that the myriad side-effects simply weren’t worth the relief I was getting. So, I decided to take a different route in 2020 and find natural alternatives. In this sense, CBD is an absolute godsend.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in various strains of hemp plants. When ingested or rubbed topically on the skin, it interacts with our own endocannabinoid receptors to naturally boost the body’s response to anxiety, pain, and inflammation—among other things. In addition to the natural relief it provides, CBD has few side-effects when taking the pharmacist recommended dose. You may notice some lethargy or light fatigue, but this can be easily avoided by planning your dosage with one of Farmer & Chemist’s in-house pharmacists.
2. CBD Relieves Anxiety
Anxiety is a beast. One moment you’re riding high on cloud nine, then the next moment anxiety slinks out of the shadows and pulls you down deep in the dumps. And this is frustrating! When anxiety strikes, it may seem like there is no escape from its everyday annoyances. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. With the help of a little bit of Farmer & Chemist CBD, you’ll be saying goodbye to anxiety in no time.
But don’t just take my word for it. A 2018 study published in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry found that a regular dose of oral CBD significantly reduced anxiety in healthy male participants. The subjects received an allocated amount of CBD (150 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg, or placebo) ninety minutes before performing a simulated public speaking test. As the study states, “pretreatment with 300 mg of CBD significantly reduced anxiety during the speech.”
So, make your 2021 a little less anxiety inducing and invest in your mental well-being. For products that aid in fighting anxiety, check out our CBD Oil Tinctures, Lickety Split and Steady Going, as well as our All is Gel soft-gel capsules!
3. CBD Helps You Sleep
It seems like 2020 can be defined as the year we stayed up far too late with our eyes glued to the TV, flipping back and forth from news station to news station. Now that 2021 is here, it’s time to set the remote down and get the well-deserved rest we all need. And what better way to boost your sleep habits and get a full eight hours than with the help of naturally occurring CBD?
CBD is a great warrior against insomnia. Early studies show that taking a recommended dose of CBD thirty minutes before you go to bed aids in falling and staying asleep, even when there is a history of insomnia. Personally, I have been using CBD as a sleep-aid for weeks. Since I started taking it I have fallen asleep far faster and stayed asleep far longer. Effectively, sleep-exhaustion has become a thing of my past. IF you’re interested in learning more about my experience with insomnia and CBD, check out this previous blog post!
CBD products in general are a great sleep-aid, but check out our All is Gel with Melatonin if you need that melatonin-boosted punch to help in your fight with insomnia. Once in the body, CBD and melatonin work together in such a way that they simultaneously relax your body and give a boost to your naturally occurring melatonin!
4. CBD Reduces Inflammation
While CBD is best known for being an anti-anxiety supplement, it is also gaining popularity for its anti-inflammatory qualities. A 2015 review published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry found that CBD reduces inflammation through several pathways in the body, while a 2017 study in the academic journal Pain proved that CBD was effective in reducing acute inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. The facts don’t lie!
As such, both fitness gurus and arthritis-afflicted are beginning to embrace CBD. At Farmer & Chemist, we have a myriad of topical CBD-based products that will make your inflamed joints and muscles fade into the woodwork.
For mild inflammation, I recommend the roll-on gels Hot Spot and Chill Out. These are an inexpensive and portable option that fuse CBD with muscle relaxing temperature control. Whether you prefer to heat your muscles up post workout or help them cool down with a bit of chill, one of these products is bound to be what you’re looking for.
For more serious aches and pains, our It’s the Balm or Problem Salved are an amazing option. It’s the Balm comes in a multitude of sizes, so you can choose the size and concentration that works best for you. Problem Salved is the real kahuna though, as it contains a greater concentration of CBD to ensure that you get the relief you’re looking for as effectively as possible. On top of the higher concentration, Problem Salved has four varieties that feature four distinct scents (Eucalyptus and Peppermint, Chamomile and Vanilla, Lavender, and Natural). These essential oil-based scents are sure to leave you smelling fresh and fine.
5. CBD Helps You Feel Pampered
After a year like 2020, there is no reason not to let yourself feel pampered. After all, we all deserve to sit back in a warm bath with a glass of lemonade and a CBD-infused face mask. If this is your prerogative, Farmer & Chemist has you covered.
Our Youth Boost Face Mask provides rehydration and relief for when your face feels worn out and dry. In this case, rejuvenation is easy. All you have to do is place the mask on your face, let it sit for 20 minutes, remove, and then gently rub the remaining serum into your face and neck. Finally, take a look in the mirror and marvel at how smooth and luminous your skin looks. Go ahead, marvel at yourself—we won’t judge.
So, what are you waiting for?
Make your 2021 a little more relaxed by investing in yourself and giving CBD a try. If you’re still a little hesitant or have any more questions, stop by our Midvale storefront where one of our in-house pharmacy techs would be thrilled to answer any and every question you might have.
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We can’t wait to hear how CBD has helped your New Year feel just a little more relaxed.