The New Year is a perfect time to set new intentions, get inspired and set grand ambitions. A long-standing tradition, making resolutions can often be challenging to put into practice, and even more so to sustain. Are you ready for a New Year, New You?
New Year, New You
Common themes with New Year’s resolutions are to prioritize self-care, adopt a healthier lifestyle, or try something new. Maybe you’ve heard of people using hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) oil and are curious what all the hype is about, or maybe you tried it for a short time and want to get back to it. No matter what changes you plan to set in motion, bringing CBD oil into your routine could be a complementary goal to set. It’s never too late for a fresh start and using CBD daily is something that can easily be done.
There are a variety of hemp products available on the market that make it easy to use and consume CBD. Because CBD continues to grow in popularity, these days people often feel like just about everyone is selling it, and for good reason. But what is really going on behind all those flashy labels, what’s actually in the product? Beyond that, how do you know what the best option is for you?
As you may know, hemp products are not yet regulated by the FDA and there are many standards that have yet to be officially put into place. It is largely up to the consumer to ensure that what they are purchasing is an authentic, quality product. When shopping for CBD, look for things like thorough labeling, accredited third party lab reports, accountability with the company, and traceability behind the brand.
Anyone—be it corporate retailers or small town shops—selling CBD products should be able to provide this basic information to their customers and if they can’t, then the product is likely not worth your investment of money or time.
After you’ve done your homework and made your purchase, it’s time for your CBD story to begin! Journaling is not only an excellent way to reflect on your personal growth and New Years Resolutions but also to keep track of your supplement dosage.
When your consuming CBD internally, consistency is key. A common general industry recommendation is to begin by taking 10mg twice a day, preferably after a meal, and increase the dose size and/or frequency as needed after a week.
Topicals, such as lotions and creams, are also quite popular. Additionally, vaping natural hemp extract continues to be a common method of consumption, often in conjunction with ingesting CBD and/or using it externally.
So now you know the ways to use CBD, are you ready to get started? New Year’s resolutions are hard, but with a little commitment, you can do it! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and be sure to celebrate your accomplishments and milestones, be them big or small. Feeling better is also an excellent motivator and can help you to stay on track and grow into the best version of yourself possible.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and make 2020 the healthiest year yet!