You know that song Happy Holidays by Andy Williams?
It goes like this…
“It’s the holiday season, with the whoop-de-do and hickory dock
Don’t forget to hang up your sock
‘Cause just exactly at 12 o’clock
He’ll be coming down the chimney, down!”
If we’re being totally honest, sometimes the holiday season can feel like a bunch of whoop-de-dos…
You’re always on a time crunch to be at a holiday party, or mark those last two items off your shopping list. And let’s not forget about hanging up your Christmas stockings… Is it even Christmas if you don’t decorate your whole house?
We love the holidays as much as Buddy the Elf loves Santa. But in this day and age, the most wonderful time of year can be downright stressful. And since we know that unchecked stress can wreak havoc over your entire body, staying healthy during the holiday season should be at the top of your list.
So, what better way to address your holiday exhaustion, then with the therapeutic properties of high quality CBD!
Friend, we invite you to take some time for yourself and explore our festive list below on how to stay healthy during the holiday season with CBD.
Sleep is a vital part of life. But during the holidays, the fear of missing out (“FOMO” as the kids call it), or the fear of not having everything prepared, is at an all-time high.
High quality sleep restores your body. It keeps your bodily functions and systems in check and fully recovered, so that you can be strong, healthy, and alert to participate in all the holiday festivities. Without quality sleep your immune system can weaken, your body starts to ache, and your mental health becomes compromised [¹].
What’s worse, lack of sleep can amplify the feeling of stress and even anxiety, throwing your adrenals and cortisol levels completely out of whack [¹]. And guess what happens next? Those indulgent cravings start to creep up.
If you’ve been wondering how to get better sleep naturally, especially during the holidays, give CBD soft gels a try. They’re easy to consume and are already conveniently pre-dosed.
Scientists have been intrigued by CBD for sleep, and many studies and case reports have demonstrated positive results [²].
We recommend our high quality sleep formula CBD soft gels. They’re packed with a proprietary blend of therapeutic terpenes, melatonin, chamomile, and lavender.
Feeling a lack of control and struggling to manage a flurry of holiday emotions can really throw you off your mental health game.
That said, one of the most popular questions we get from customers is: “How do I improve my mental health?”
What we often don’t realize is that our mental health encompasses our emotional, social, and psychological well-being.
And it’s during the holidays that Seasonal Affective Disorder is pretty widespread. It’s usually colder and the days are shorter. Not to mention, the holiday season comes with its own set of expectations, obligations, and stressors [³,⁴].
But researchers have been really impressed by the results of CBD for anxiety and stress disorders. What’s more, these studies include depression and posttraumatic stress disorder as well [⁵].
But if natural CBD oil doesn’t interest you, you may have more luck and more fun with our CBD gummies. They’re delicious and conveniently pre-dosed.
If you’re looking to fine-tune your focus and eliminate distractions, then you may find better results with our CBD focus formula capsules.
We know the holiday season is packed with decadent holiday treats and baked goods, and while we encourage you to indulge in all those traditional holiday fixings, we also recommend you focus on eating real food.
Opt for holiday dishes that incorporate real whole food ingredients, instead of overly processed ingredients.
And don’t neglect eating a balanced diet [⁶].
That said, sometimes it’s hard to get wholesome ingredients into every single holiday dish. That’s why we recommend incorporating just a few drops of CBD oil to some of your favorite holiday recipes. The hemp plant, from which CBD is derived, contains rich nutrients like vitamins, amino acids, and more [⁷].
Again, we recommend our full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD oil. Don’t worry, the few drops of CBD won’t affect the taste of your dish, but you may notice its therapeutic effects.
Just because we’re in the holiday season doesn’t mean your health needs to take a backseat. If anything, it needs to ride shotgun.
If you haven’t tried CBD, we definitely encourage you to give it a try. But be sure to stick with high quality CBD products from reputable CBD brands.
Of course, we recommend our CBD products, as they’re the ones we and our loved ones consume.
For questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to reach out to our Leaf Remedys team. We’d love to hear from you. Happy Holidays!