Daily stresses can have us seek outlets like alcohol, prescription drugs, or maybe CBD.

We live in stressful times. The rich, middle class, and poor alike are all carrying the stress and emotion of their day-to-day lives in their bodies. For some it’s the stress of being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and for others it’s the stress of making ends meet. Women are pushing themselves harder in the boardroom and in areas of fitness, while men are battling depression and anxiety more often.

Is the competition stressing you out? Why not consider a CBD tincture to help relieve some of that pressure?The 24 hour news cycle blended with social media fills the air with negativity and reminders that if you’re not working you’re falling behind the next young entrepreneur, or your fitness standards aren’t up to par with the hottest social media influencers.

How do we cope with the swirling firestorm of data telling us we need to do more to be more. For many the answer is alcohol, and has been for many years. Overtime the answer turned into prescription drug and opioids. For others who recognize the destruction of both the alcohol bottle and the pill bottle, they are turning to something different. They are turning to CBD for anxiety.

Hemp oil is being used by people for everything from stress relief, sleep aid, chronic pain, PMS symptoms, seizures and more. There are droves of people out there looking for a natural and healthier way to deal with their ills, and for some pure CBD oil is the answer.

“Either way, it would be hard to script a more of-the-moment salve for a nation on edge. With its proponents claiming that CBD treats ailments as diverse as inflammation, pain, acne, anxiety, insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress and even cancer, it’s easy to wonder if this all natural, non-psychotropic and widely available cousin of marijuana represents a cure for the 21st century itself. The ice caps are melting, the Dow teeters, and a divided country seems headed for divorce court. Is it any wonder, then, that everyone seems to be reaching for the tincture?”

Let’s make one thing clear, while CBD shows a lot of promise for many different people, your CBD tincture will not cure all of the world’s ills. Eating a few 25mg CBD gummies is not going to make you forget about political disagreements, your bank account, or your flat tire on the way to a job interview. What those gummies can do is help you relax and either deal with the situations more calmly, or once you’ve dealt with the impending doom, relax after the fact.

CBD isn’t just for those that are stressed and need a chill pill. The pressure of our go go go society puts physical pressure on our bodies. We have aches and pains that need attention. Many of those pains we feel from workouts, jobs involving physical labor, or just abusing our bodies in general, is directly related to inflammation.

Working on strength and mobility and keeping our bodies aligned are key factors to help reduce aches and pains. That being said there are instances when we push too hard and the soreness is turned from a good sore to a bad one. There’s a difference between your muscles being sore from a good workout and your knee hurting from injury. CBD cannot heal the injury, but it can help bring some natural alleviation for the symptoms, which are inflammation and pain.

CBD is not a magic elixir, but considering the actual and notional junk we consume each day, it may be the natural relief for many of our 21st century ailments.

Read more at NYTimes.com.

May 11, 2019 — Tiffany Bowen