4min readLifestyle 19 June 2020
Science suggests there's a lot of benefits that come from the regular use of CBD oil. From studied evidence of reduced hypertension to improving skin health, there's a lot of potential in every single drop. Can it help your performance at work?
There is mounting research that CBD can prove beneficial for your daily work regimen, if it's used responsibly and with specific goals in mind. Here are five ways CBD oil may be able to give you the boost at work.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the primary compounds in industrial hemp plants. It is one of five different cannabinoids, each playing a different part in the "entourage effect."
Many of the plants grown for organic, full spectrum CBD oil are sourced right here in the United States. California, Colorado, Kentucky and several other states allow for supervised hemp crops. To harvest all the cannabinoids, full spectrum CBD oil is extracted from the full plant. The process gives the most potential benefit, because science suggests all the compounds work together.
Using high-quality pure CBD oil sourced in the USA, you won't have to worry about THC – the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis plants. Federal and industry guidelines require CBD oil to contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. At this trace amount, it's impossible to get "high" off CBD oil, and it can't be detected on drug tests.
CBD to Reduce Anxiety
Managing the day-to-day in the office can be incredibly stressful. Between deadlines, difficult team members and changing projects, anxiety can build quickly and out of nowhere.
One of the proven benefits of CBD oil is its ability to reduce anxiety when taken as part of a regular regimen. In several peer-reviewed studies, those who take CBD oil compared to the placebo group report a stronger overall sense of relaxation and wellbeing. If anxiety creeping in from the office is starting to bother you, it may be time to consider a regular serving of CBD oil.
CBD to Reduce Blood Pressure
One of the key side effects of anxiety and stress is an increased blood pressure. If blood pressures stay elevated over a long period of time, it may lead to heart disease, stroke, or even a heart attack.
Those who want to stay healthy need to consider their overall condition – including heart health. In multiple double-blind studies, science suggests that CBD oil used over time may be able to relax veins and promote healthy blood pressure and reduced heartbeats per minute. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, CBD oil may help individuals live a heart-healthy life.
CBD as a Post-Workout Boost
Everybody knows that working out is a great way to blow off steam after a long day. After sweating it out, reach for a recovery shake and a tincture of CBD oil?
Why should CBD oil be considered part of your post-workout regime? A number of studies have focused on CBD as an anti-inflammatory agent. Because working out can cause micro-injuries and inadvertent swelling, CBD oil could reduce inflammation and improve recovery time. A tincture full of beneficial CBD oils may be the best thing to reduce fatigue and cramps on the next day.
CBD to Reduce Joint Pain
CBD oil isn't just good for post-workout care. Those who suffer from joint pain due to physical activities or carpal tunnel could get some relief from topical use of organic, full spectrum CBD oil.
Because the skin has a high concentration of endocannabinoid receptors, using CBD oil topically may be able to deliver anti-inflammatory relief direct to the problem areas. As a result, science suggests regular oil use could deliver results faster than just a pain pill alone.
CBD to Improve Sleep
Getting a good night's sleep can set the tone for a productive day, or a disruptive day. Which kind of day are you preparing for at bedtime?
CBD oil has been studied for not only its calming and anxiety-reducing properties, but also benefiting sleep health as well. A recent placebo-controlled study suggested that those who regularly used CBD oil reported getting better sleep than the control group. If you're having a hard time getting rest at night, it may be time to consider adding CBD oil to your health regimen.
Before starting any new regimen, be sure to talk to your doctor about any potential conflicts with medication you are taking and side effects. With your health and goals in mind, you may find CBD oil could be the regimen that could give you the competitive edge at work!
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist