By now, you’ve probably heard friends talk about the buzzy product CBD or came across one of many articles on social media (even if you didn’t read it). CBD is now trending towards Moms, and for a good reason.
The CBD Cliff Notes
I’m sure your first few questions will go as follows: Is it legal? Is it the same as Weed? We’ll spare you the full out science lesson and get to the point. It is legal and it’s not the same as Marijuana. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive.
It’s never been easier to wind down for the day, just pop a CBD gummy
It’s easily accessible at many local stores including pharmacies, and convenience stores. They might look intimidating but it’s not quite the same as smoking since it doesn’t have THC. Whether you’re stressed out because your a stay-at-home Mom, or you came home from a stressful job to a chaotic mess of a house, CBD can help calm you down so you can stay present with your loved ones, or even have some alone time.
It’s Now Super Easy For Moms to Tinker with CBD
Some of the top reasons for taking CBD are reducing anxiety, pain relief, relaxation, improved sleep and mood stability. If you’re a Mom then you know all of these problems can happen in one day! This is where the convenience comes into play for many Moms. Many of us aren’t into having a glass of wine or smoking Marijuana to calm themselves after an overwhelming day, especially if you still want to maintain your presence without all of the fog.
Here are the 5 Reasons Moms Are Taking CBD
1. Lower Stress & Anxiety
CBD mellows out the nervous system so you’re not in a heightened ‘fight or flight’ response. The end result is that people with anxiety may find it helps them feel more relaxed.
2. Become More Present
This one could also be combined with the first item, lowering stress and anxiety. By lowering your stress and anxiety and easing your mind, CBD will help you become more present with family. Many Moms have mentioned it drastically changed their night time routines with children, allowing them to have more patience for things like reading, playing, or just spending quality time with their little ones.
3. Great for Pain Management
If you’re like the average Mom, you’re constantly putting stress on your joints, whether it’s picking up your little one(s) or tackling household work. CBD has been great for many Moms alleviating all types of pain.
4. It’s Convenient
CBD is everywhere. Whether you are at a grocery store or convenience store, you’ll find it up front an prominent. It comes in oils, creams, candies, and foods. The various options out there are overwhelming but in a good way.
5. No Euphoric Effects
Since there is no THC, you won’t experience the euphoric “high” effect you would get if you were smoking traditional Marijuana. This is a huge plus for Moms, so we can stay focused on everything the world (or children) throw at us.