Hemp for the Holidays!

Hemp for the Holidays! New year, new resolutions, and a new you! Learn how to set your goal and keep them and find out about some great products that can assist you in achieving your new year’s goals!

When comes the new year, comes opportunity for change. Look at the future like a fresh slate, and set goals, stay disciplined, and make the future you want a reality. Now some of this is easier said than done, but we believe in you! If you have made in through 2020, I’m sure you can do anything. 

To start, let’s go over a few common resolutions. 

  • More frequent exercise and weight loss
  • Better sleep
  • Stop smoking tobacco 
  • Get organized 
  • Manage stress better

The SMART goal system can help you plan your goals for the new year. Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. You know what you want, so let’s think and plan how to achieve it. Keep your expectations realistic, as it is better to work up with small victories than get discouraged chasing a big one. Make your goals measurable so you know the progress you’re making! If it’s weight loss, track down the weights every week (not every day!). If it’s sleep, do something similar with recording your sleep. There are many great mobile apps and devices that can help you track your sleep to better understand the stages your body goes through. Keep your goals relevant to what will better your life.

The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you must concentrate your efforts. You will also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.

Now some of us may have difficulty with some things, and that is ok! None of us are perfect, and getting a little outside help is one of the best things about life. We don’t have to do most things alone or unassisted! All of us here at Tri-Healthy lean on one another for support and insight, and you can lean on us for your own assistance. We have some product suggestions that we and many others use that help us in our day to day, and in the long term. We think some of these items will be of great help to you in your new years goals!

Weight/Exercise

Let’s start with weight loss and more exercise, that is a common goal of many come the new year. With the arrival of the holiday season comes the ever irrefusable spreads of homemade cooking that you just can’t say no to, such as the festivities, but as we indulge many of us experience an uptick on our scales come the morning after. But the New Year is right around the corner and there is no better time to get back into shape, and we at Tri-Healthy CBD are here to help. CBD and weight loss? Sounds almost too good to be true, right? Ongoing research suggests that such a claim may not be as far off as most would believe. CB1 receptors in the brain, which are observed to regulate our appetite and food intake, when stimulated by delta-9 THC can cause an increase in food intake commonly known as ‘the munchies’. Inversely, studies show CBD can act as an effective antagonist for the CB1 receptor thus blocking the receptor and reducing appetite. It is also worth noting the additional appetite satiating effects present in the MCT oil base found in many CBD oil tinctures. Further research also suggests that CB2 receptors, when stimulated by CBD, may also decrease our food intake as well as inflammation caused by weight excess. Furthermore, CB2 receptors, when stimulated by CBD, have been found to contribute to the browning of white fat cells. White fat cells are often associated with diabetes and heart disease but when CB2 receptors come into contact with CBD, these white cells are converted into healthier brown fat cells that can actually burn calories and reduce fat. CBD can also be a great tool when trying to get the most out of your workouts as its pain-relieving properties can make the difference between staying home or having the strength to get to the gym and shave off those extra pounds. For the athletes who aren’t going for weight loss, but for muscle gain – you’re in luck too! We offer a premium CBD Protein powder that can fuel recovery time and mass gain. 

For such an affliction we have a variety of solutions to explore, one such option is our CBD isolate oil tinctures which contain the purest form of CBD while containing absolutely zero THC. No chance of ‘the munchies’ coupled with the MCT oil base makes our isolate tinctures an optimal asset in dropping some weight. Another option could be our CBD isolate gummies, effective for satiating the appetite while preventing the risk of overeating at the same time due to the aforementioned metabolic effects of CBD. These sweet CBD treats unfortunately can’t do all the work associated with proper weight loss, but it can be an indispensable asset.

The new nightcap

Another contributing factor to unwanted weight gain can be an offset circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is a biological clock of sorts that is responsible for not only regulating our sleep patterns but also our eating habits and digestion. It also works in conjunction with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the proper maintenance of both are instrumental in maintaining our general wellbeing. Be it a late night at the office or jet lag, our circadian rhythm doesn’t take much to disrupt. When this happens, our bodies get worn down and restless causing compounds within our ECS to increase our appetite for energy-dense foods many of which contain sugars and carbohydrates that eventually convert into fat. Sleep deprivation can also affect our natural insulin sensitivities, a high resistance of insulin can heighten our blood sugar and cause us to gain weight. It also goes without saying that someone who is sleep deprived and frequently tired is considerably less likely to fit a good workout into their daily routine.

To maintain a healthy weight, we must maintain a healthy sleep pattern which is largely dependent on our ECS and circadian rhythm. To help you along we carry a handful of products designed with restful sleep in mind. Our Lazarus Naturals isolate CBD relaxation capsules are a great option for getting to bed with the help of the natural sleep-improving benefits of CBD as well as L-Tryptophan which gets converted into serotonin through a natural process in our brain that affects our mood and sleep. We also carry Creating Better Days’ melatonin infused CBD gummies; each gummy contains a modest 10mg of isolated CBD as well as the added benefit of 2.5mg of melatonin to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. Our dry flower smokable options are also available and are generally considered one of the quickest ways to administer the relaxing properties of CBD in no time at all. Our fan-favorite indica-dominant strain Suver Haze is a solid viable option for a restful night's sleep.

Tobacco/Nicotine Addiction

Moving away from weight loss and insomnia into another common goal of many on the eve of the New Year is the overcoming of tobacco and nicotine addiction. Once again it is important to consider our SMART goal system in conjunction with CBD products for the best results. Now CBD, being the extremely versatile compound it is, is a great way to manage the many withdrawal symptoms when quitting. These symptoms can range anywhere from stress and migraines to insomnia and nausea; because of this it is important to consider your own personal symptoms when buying a CBD product. Now CBD is a great way to manage symptoms, but research suggests that CBD use may also be able to nullify some of the “boosting” effects of nicotine making it less rewarding.

Not only can the grueling withdrawal symptoms that come with quitting be a hard hump to get over but the psychological habit that naturally develops from use is an equally formidable challenge. When smoking has been such a pivotal part of your daily routine, whether you realize it or not, suddenly nicotine becomes only part of the problem. Breaking a habit is challenging but we can try and navigate this by simply replacing that normally cigarette-devoted time with something more beneficial in our quest to quit; instead of a cigarette, try a CBD vape pen or even a joint of some dry CBD flower. Oil tinctures can also be a great way to subdue cravings and loosen the grip of habitual behavior throughout the day with their longer lasting duration of effect compared to a traditional smokable option, not to mention its easier on the lungs. Here at Tri-Healthy CBD we carry a variety of products to help you assemble a reliable front line of alternatives on your path to quitting for good. 

Stress Management/ Organization

With the chaos of 2020 behind us, 2021 should be a year dedicated to minimizing stress and getting organized so that we can all move forward with clear heads and some optimism to boot; and CBD, as you might have guessed, can help with that. With how far research into medicinal cannabis has come it is no secret that CBD can be used as an effective stress reliever and overall mood-stabilizer. Studies across the board have shown that CBD interacts with many key parts of the brain that regulate our stress and anxiety; this being said it may be difficult to locate the right product for you. For some, vape pens make for a quick, portable solution that can be used almost anywhere, anytime. Another extremely versatile option would be our gummies which come in convenient sample packs that can be taken with you anywhere you go. These are just a few of the many options available and you never know what might do the trick before you try it. 

So CBD may help manage stress but can it help us be productive and stay motivated in our everyday lives? There’s a good chance. Studies suggest that CBD has the potential for wake-inducing effects and thus it may be an effective compound in providing energy and motivation in our everyday lives. Got cabinets that need cleaning but don’t have the energy? Try our Lazarus Naturals isolate CBD energy capsules infused with caffeine and b-12 vitamins to give you the boost you need to get ‘er done. Maybe a cup of CBD infused coffee is more your style as you effortlessly blend CBD into your morning routine and prime yourself to conquer the day.   As with any of the aforementioned afflictions, further research is necessary and our understanding of the plant expands everyday but CBD and cannabis as a whole is an ever growing well of potential and it should not be overlooked. So why not take the chance and make the effort to better ourselves for the coming year with a little help from a humble plant and just maybe we’ll all gain a little strength and take 2021 in stride. 

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