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CBD 101: A Modern Day Guide to Women’s Wellness

Thanks to our friends at Equilibria for partnering with us on this post

“Wellness.” The space between what the word referred to in the past and what it means today is pretty substantial. For one, it’s less about calorie-counting and more about a holistic, mind-body approach. The stuff we’ve tried in pursuit of wellness include things your grandparents likely have never heard of (here’s looking at you, turmeric latte and Moon Dust), yet there’s one big category they probably do know about: CBD.

As a major part of modern-day wellness, CBD (or cannabidiol) is impossible to ignore. With a long list of benefits and a whole lot of buzz, plenty of people say it’s one of the most important parts of a modern take on wellness. It’s also important to clarify it does not get you high: Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the part of the cannabis plant that gives you a buzz and is a separate molecule from CBD.

What else do you need to know? All of CBD’s different healing and helping aspects can sometimes feel overwhelming. Thankfully, certain services have emerged to help guide you toward the right option for you, depending on your needs. One of our favorites are the “dosage specialists” offered by Equilibria. Designed to help make it easy to integrate CBD into your routine, they’re basically just like the hotel concierge that helps you with dinner reservations (but better, since only one can actually help you make educated decisions about CBD and your health concerns—sleep, joint pain, etc).

Whether you’ve already integrated CBD into your wellness routine or are curious, we’re listing out a few recommendations for four major categories that everyone we know needs a bit of help with.

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Sleep

Getting good sleep isn’t as easy as counting a few sheep and spritzing your pillow with lavender-scented spray. If falling asleep has always been tricky for you, consider adding some CBD into your bedtime routine.

Studies on people with insomnia and other sleep issues have shown that dosing in the evening improved sleep scores on average. Pills are the easy format, and Equilibria’s slow-release formulation may help you stay asleep too.

Anxiety

If you don’t personally suffer from anxiety, chances are high you know someone that does. The demands and go-go-go nature of modern life are such that soothing our anxieties has become a big part of any wellness routine. Of the research that has been done on CBD, much of it supports the idea that it’s a great option for treating assorted anxieties (like generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Curious? Drops of oil might be the best way to add CBD in. They can be taken as a one-off to combat a specific anxiety-inducing incident (like a long-haul flight or meeting a large group of people for the first time) or as a regular part of a daily routine.

Aches

People like using CBD for persistent aches (like that tennis injury from senior year you’ve never been able to shake) and just-developed sore spots. Naturally occurring, it fits into the idea of wellness more easily than synthetic painkillers too.

Doctors have shown that CBD can relieve inflammation and arthritis pain, though you should be thoughtful about where your CBD is coming from. Look for a topical cream that you can put directly on the pain as needed, and pay attention to all the details. Equilibria only harvests its hemp flowers from the same organic Colorado farmland and produces on-site, removing any middlemen and the loss of quality control that can result.

Beauty

The amount of new beauty products touting CBD is, literally, overwhelming. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype, but important to really understand how the ingredient can benefit your routine (and how it can’t).

Wellness-wise, skincare is part of a 360-approach to feeling and looking our best. CBD fits in by virtue of its ability to fight dry skin (and conditions like psoriasis and eczema). Whether or not that’s an issue for you, a little moisture never hurt anybody.

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All opinions are our own. As per FDA guidelines, Equilibria is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any ailments or disease. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.

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