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CBD AND MEDITATION: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

CBD and Meditation

CBD has created quite a ripple in world of wellness. Ripple may be an understatement; CBD has created a tidal wave in the health and wellness sector. After the 2018 US Farm Bill was passed, industrial hemp was legalized. Thereafter, CBD products have continued to grow exponentially in availability as well as popularity. From insomnia to anxiety, from aches to skin problems – CBD is being recommended to address a wide variety of problems. The products even come in a wide range of mediums: oils, lotions, creams, beauty bars, lattes, and even gummy bears.

In the current day and age, our lives are full of stressors. Everyone has to be a multitasker, juggling innumerable activities at the same time. It can become difficult to take care of oneself in such a situation. Meditation is one of the ways in which one can effectively relax the mind. Meditation is known to have numerous physiological and psychological benefits such as better attention and focus, greater self-awareness, better emotional health, better quality of sleep, decreased heart rate, better stress management, and lesser anxiety, to name a few.

Could CBD also have a role to play in enhancing the benefits of meditation? Want to know how? Read on.

What is CBD?

First off, let us understand what CBD is. CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, which is an active ingredient found in cannabis. People often associate CBD with getting high because it is found in the cannabis plant. However, this could not be further from the truth. CBD is not a psychoactive component unlike THC. Therefore it is not responsible for causing the sensation of a high that cannabis is associated with. The psychoactive component responsible for getting high is tetrahydrocannabinol, abbreviated as THC.

Cannabis plants are of two types: marijuana and hemp. While marijuana is high in THC concentration, hemp has little to no THC and a high CBD concentration. Post the aforementioned Farm Bill Act, the legal industrial standard cannabis is hemp plants with less than 0.3% THC content. CBD is extracted from this hemp and therefore, does not cause the mind-altering ‘high’ effect.

CBD and Meditation

When constantly inundated with work in a busy day, our minds are constantly overwhelmed with things to do and places to go. Meditating gives room to let the endless chatter in our heads calm down and let us be in touch with ourselves. It is a relaxing exercise.

The human body contains an endocannabinoid system (or ECS). This system is involved in regulating functions such as pain, sleep, appetite, and the response of the immune system. The body provides endocannabinoids. These are neurotransmitters that bind to the cannabinoid receptors present in the nervous system. Studies have shown that by impacting how the endocannabinoid system works and uses cannabinoids, CBD can help with problems such as reducing chronic pain. Furthermore, it is also known that CBD is useful in the treatment of anxiety. Therefore, CBD is useful in physically relaxing the body and also letting the mind calm down.

Since we are used to a bustling lifestyle, we are used to constantly being on the move and often it becomes difficult for us to settle down and relax. Therefore, taking a little bit of CBD a while before meditation practice helps speed up the process of relaxation for us. The body reaches less stressful state and therefore, meditation becomes easier. During and after each session, there is a greater sense of relaxation.

In general, having a daily CBD regimen can also lead to the results that meditation gives. Therefore adding it to a meditation routine further enhances the impact of meditating.

Buying CBD

If you are looking for CBD products for your daily needs or to enhance your meditation sessions, then you have certainly come to the right place as Seabedee has the widest selection of CBD topicals and gummies. Our shop has a variety of products that you can use for the perfect meditative experience. Our products are Farm Bill compliant. We provide the finest of CBD products and ensure all our third-party lab tests are available as well.