How To Create a CBD Routine (and Why It's Important)
Posted on August 02 2020
Reboot your wellbeing with a CBD routine
Your body functions at its best when you’re in homeostasis, or balanced. High stress levels, lack of sleep, aches and pains, these are all factors that can throw you out of homeostasis, leaving you tired, unfocused, off-kilter. You know, out of balance. CBD can help us get that balance back.
While taking CBD as needed can be effective, have you ever considered creating more of a routine? Just like other supplements, to see the most optimal results from your CBD, we encourage you to develop a regular schedule.
Create a CBD routine that’s right for you.
The key to receiving the full benefit of CBD is consistency. As with any new dietary supplement, you likely won’t see immediate changes. It takes the body a while -- days or weeks -- to integrate the benefits.
That said, consistently taking CBD helps maintain a sustained level of CBD in your system and promotes an effective endocannabinoid system. With regular CBD use, the endocannabinoid system becomes more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids -- helping you take full advantage of the benefits CBD provides.
Keep in mind everyone is different, and every endocannabinoid system is different. The endocannabinoid system is the system that directly interacts with CBD. Read more about it here.
Ready to get started? Here’s how:
1. Choose the right product for your needs
While CBD may all seem the same, there are a variety of factors you need to consider when choosing the right CBD product for you. Between formats and concentrations, we offer a variety of CBD products to suit your specific needs. Try a tincture to control your own serving size, one of our functional CBD capsules for benefits such as stress relief and inflammation or try a CBD topical for more targeted relief.
2. Make a plan and stick to it
As mentioned before, while CBD works as needed, the best way to get the full impact of benefits is to establish a routine. We’ve got a starter plan for you but you can change it up to accommodate your personal needs and preferences. Give this a try:
Starting your morning off with CBD may provide a ton of great benefits including more energy, balanced mood and support overall daily wellness. Try taking one Daily Balance Capsule or a serving of Daily Balance Tinctures with breakfast to start your day. Give yourself a high five for taking care of yourself, too.
Take 1-2 servings of our Daily Balance Winter Mint tincture (one serving is half a dropper) directly into your mouth. Place the oil under your tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds to a minute. You can also add the tincture to your mid-morning tea, juice or smoothie.
The good news: it's not just you. The bad news: the midday slump is REAL. Whether you need to take the edge off a stressful day or need a little boost to make it through the rest of the work day, CBD can help. Try taking Calm Stress Support Capsules or Body Comfort Capsules with lunch to help you keep a positive outlook for the day. Neck and shoulders scrunched up from desk time? Knee complaining from that landscaping job? Apply Hemp Balm anywhere you’re feeling tense.
Did you exercise today? Regular exercise is a great stress buster, but working hard can take a toll on your body. Try incorporating our CBD Sports Gel into your recovery routine for a comforting experience that packs a punch.
CBD is a great way to add a bit more relaxation to your nighttime routine. Take 1-3 servings of your tincture or our Good Night CBD Capsules, made with full-spectrum CBD oil and 2 mg melatonin, about 30 minutes before bedtime to promote a sense of calm and a more natural, restful sleep.
3. Track your progress
It can take time for your body to integrate the effects of CBD. Taking notes about how you feel over the course of your journey can help you recognize the value of taking care of yourself. The free CBD+me app is a great resource to track your progress and the results of your routine.
The key to receiving the full benefit of CBD is consistency. As with any new dietary supplement, you likely won’t see immediate changes. It takes the body a while -- days or weeks -- to integrate the benefits. That said, consistently taking CBD helps maintain a sustained level of CBD in your system and promotes an effective endocannabinoid system. With regular CBD use, more cannabinoid receptors, the endocannabinoid system becomes more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids -- helping you take full advantage of the benefits CBD provides.
The Best of Elixinol CBD Starter Kit was created to jumpstart your search for balance. It includes our best-selling CBD Oils, Capsules and Topicals. It’s the perfect companion to guide you through the chaos of daily life to a more even existence.
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