05 Mar How CBD Oil Can Help You Meditate
Balance: it is the one thing we all seem to be chasing in our lives. Balance in diet. Balance in mind and mood. Balance in relationships, responsibilities, and fun. Balance in life. But how do we capture this balance, even for a moment?
Perhaps the balance for which we are searching begins within our minds. Meditation is thought of as an effective, natural solution to dealing with the stress of modern living. Meditation can assist you in becoming more relaxed, more focused, and more connected to the world around you. Increasingly, those who meditate are turning to CBD to support their practice.
Created by Nature
CBD is an all-natural compound, known as a cannabinoid, that’s created in cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana. There are over 100 cannabinoids that have been discovered so far. These cannabinoids, including CBD and its illicit cousin THC, are responsible for the myriad of effects caused by consuming cannabis. We can take advantage of these effects by consuming cannabis products, including raw flower, tinctures, edibles, topicals, and more.
When cannabinoids are found naturally in plants, they are called phytocannabinoids. These phytocannabinoids mimic the function of our body’s own endocannabinoids – neurotransmitters that exist as part of a larger system called the endocannabinoid system.
Shared by all mammals, perhaps even all vertebrates, the endocannabinoid system modulates a number of functions in order to achieve and maintain homeostasis in the face of interior fluctuations and external influences.
Wellness Seekers Turn to CBD
Cannabinoids provide their effects to the human body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. After they are consumed, cannabinoids enter the bloodstream and are transported throughout the body where they attach to cannabinoid receptors.
Supplementing your body’s own endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids can be used to boost the endocannabinoids ability to maintain balance in the body by controlling functions like sleep, appetite and metabolism, immune response, and mood.
Those who are active, looking to eat well, or just supporting an active lifestyle have all turned to CBD products from HempMeds® for their wellness benefits.
You might be curious about the effects of CBD but cautious due to the “high” associated with cannabis. CBD, unlike THC, is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t cause intoxication or a “stoned” feeling, meaning your mind will be clear and present in the moment.
When extracted from low-THC hemp, CBD oil is a federally legal way to capture the benefits of CBD without experiencing the euphoria linked to high THC marijuana strains.
You can learn more about the differences between hemp and marijuana here.
Why Should I Meditate?
Meditation provides a number of benefits for your health and mental wellbeing and requires only a handful of minutes a day to tap into these benefits.
Daily meditation can help boost wellness, increase happiness, improve focus and attention, and relax the mind to stop its endless chatter and find a moment of peace.
How do I meditate?
- Find a quiet place. (If you have trouble quieting your mind, try a relaxing CD with soothing sounds like rain, singing bowls, or wind chimes.)
- Sit with a straight spine or recline on your back.
- Breathe deeply, focusing on each breath reaching your belly button to ensure full breaths.
- When thoughts pop into your mind, acknowledge them, and then return your focus to your breathing.
- Continue in this way for 10-15 minutes or however long you are able to dedicate to your meditation.
Don’t worry about not being able to sit in the lotus position or not being able to dedicate an hour or more to your meditation. The important thing is that you take a few quiet moments to relax and focus. You may find that your mind jumps from thought to thought. Don’t fight your mind. This is just a tightly wrapped mind unwinding. Instead, focus on the tension that has been released afterward once you’ve allowed your mind to unwind.
CBD can also be used at the gym. Find out how here.
How CBD Assists Meditation
While CBD holds a number of potential benefits for users, it is its ability to help moderate mood that makes it an effective tool for those who meditate.
CBD has an affinity for activating serotonin receptors (specifically 5-HT1A), which controls mood. Users often report feeling calm and relaxed after using CBD, which may allow better focus and awareness during meditation.
You will want to take your CBD before beginning your meditation so that has time to take effect. Different methods of consumption have different lengths of time that it takes for effects to begin. While RSHO™ capsules can take an hour or more to take full effect, products taken sublingually and held under the tongue, like RSHO™ oral applicators, tinctures, or liquids, can take effect in just a few minutes.
CBD can also be taken as a daily supplement. Besides CBD, hemp oil contains a number of important vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, fiber, flavonoids terpenes, and other trace cannabinoids. Additionally, when the endocannabinoid system is supplemented every day, it becomes more sensitive to stimulation and is able to function more efficiently.
Which HempMeds Products Should I Add to My Meditation?
While any HempMeds® CBD oil products can be used to add CBD to your system, some products stand out for either their potency, portability, or convenience. Including one of our CBD oil products into your wellness routine can help you find the balance you need in your life and assist in your meditation routine.
RSHO™ Oral Applicators: A thick, viscous hemp oil containing high levels of CBD, as well as all the nutritional value of the natural hemp plant, Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ captures the essence of the hemp plant in its extracted oil. RSHO™ Oral Applicators boast our highest concentrations of CBD per serving.
RSHO-X™ THC-free Liquids: Mixing our RSHO™ CBD Isolate with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, creates versatile CBD product that eliminates concern over even a trace level of CBD. This pourable CBD oil supplement can be taken from a spoon and held in the mouth for a few moments before swallowing, or it can be added to your favorite foods and beverages, including your smoothies each morning.
Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drops: These incredibly portable CBD oil tinctures put CBD at your fingertips, no matter where you go. Dew Drops tinctures from Dixie Botanicals® provide small servings of CBD flavored with natural cinnamon and peppermint oils and lightly sweetened with Stevia. Perfect for new users or for those looking to maintain a low level of CBD all day long, Dew Drops can be used moments before your meditation to give you the calm focus you need.
Do you know how much CBD you need each day? Learn more about CBD oil potency here.