Keeping Active With CBD During The Winter Months
Posted on January 23, 2019
Winter is officially here and in full swing. Although dashing through the snow can be fun, it does have some downsides, such as dryer air, the flu, shoveling snow, and of course all those layers of clothing. MedsBiotech to the rescue! Here are ways that CBD oil can help you make it through the entire winter unscathed.
Are You SAD? CBD Might Help
One of the major bummers that come with winter is shorter days. For some people, that’s not a problem, but for those dealing with a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, it can seriously impact their quality of life.
What happens, in a nutshell, is that somehow the reduction in exposure to sunlight chemical imbalances in the brain such as low levels of serotonin, a condition which correlates with depression. The production and uptake of serotonin are modulated by an endocannabinoid known as anandamide. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoid produced naturally by the human body. And CBD is what’s known as a phytocannabinoid, or a cannabinoid produced in a plant.
A number of scientific studies have shown that CBD can raise serotonin levels, which is known to correlate with reductions in anxiety and depression.
Avoid The CRUD! (Or Treat It.)
Let’s face it, catching a cold or flu sucks. Especially the flu! Yuck. But did you know that CBD is known to provide antiviral protection? It’s true. Aside from the wide range of systems in which the endocannabinoid system plays a role, CBD also has other special properties such as being an antiviral and antibiotic, not to mention an anti-inflammatory (which is great if you do catch one of those ache-to-your-bones bugs).
And, of course, a cough often comes along with the sniffling. The extracts of hemp, from which CBD oil is derived, have been used by humans for centuries to treat coughs. And in some studies, data showed that children with coughs had better results with CBD oil than with the usual over-the-counter cough syrup.
Rescue Dry Skin!
CBD oil makes a great skin moisturizer. For starters, CBD doesn’t clog pores. More importantly, as we bragged above, CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulator as well as antioxidant which is critical in keeping skin healthy. Lab studies on rodents have produced promising results which suggest that CBD oil can help treat dryness and itching and even reduce symptoms of more serious skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Furthermore, many CBD oil products are made with oil bases such as hemp seed oil or MCT oil which are also great for your skin. These kinds of natural oils help to keep moisture in and protect skin from the elements. (CBD’s antifungal properties might even help with that athlete's foot from wearing waterproof boots and extra socks.)
MedsBiotech CBD oil can be applied directly to the skin. Just a dab will do you. (The CBD also works its magic from the inside out.)
Go Out And Have Fun!
If you live in Winter Wonderland and you’re, like, totally into it, then you’re probably into stuff like skiing and skating and hockey. These activities can take a lot out of you and leave you with aching muscles. They also require attention and focus and a good night’s sleep the night before. These are all common reasons that people give for using CBD oil all winter long.
May we suggest you bring along some CBD edibles for your day on the ice? Not into sweets? Our CBD oil capsules provide the same results. Whatever you choose, MedsBiotech is here to help get you through the winter months — and any other months for that matter — with pharmacist-formulated CBD products. Enjoy your winter!