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Home for the Holidays? CBD Can Help Ease Your Anxiety

Most people love and look forward to the holiday season all year long. Spending time with family and friends, having fun, being thankful and celebrating love. But for some, the holiday season also means anxiety. Attending all the gatherings, buying gifts, planning family outings and preparing in general can get extremely stressful and overwhelming. This year, let CBD help you with stress relief and make the holiday season truly joyous!

CBD is a safe and effective option for holiday stress. It is packed with benefits and is a great natural supplement for stressful times like Thanksgiving or Christmas. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a plant-derived cannabinoid that, unlike THC, is not psychoactive. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is through this system that it affects the human body. The ECS, present in all mammals, iis involved in the regulation of sleep, mood, appetite, production of hormones, and regulation of immune and nervous system responses. By regulating these functions, it helps to maintain the body’s balance.

When there is something out of balance the ECS releases endocannabinoids that go to adjust the imbalance, which could be anything from anxiety, pain or inflammation. That’s where CBD comes in. CBD is a natural way to optimize our Endocannabinoid System. When our ECS is optimized our system finds balance, and in that balance, comes freedom from anxiety, pain and inflammation. All CBD does is help your own internal systems do what they are meant to do. You don’t get high, you get balanced.

During the holidays, when things such as daily routine, diet, and exercise are ignored, our ability to deal with stress is less than usual, which makes it harder to stay calm. Looking after your physical well being as well as your mental health should be a priority and CBD is one way to help maintain your calm through the entire season. 


Planning for the holidays, remembering to buy everyone gifts, cooking food for more than 10 people during Thanksgiving can make your brain feel like it is overdrive from all of the details that you need to take care of.  Give yourself a break with CBD for stress relief. In several studies, CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in both humans and animals. CBD can also boost signaling through serotonin receptors, which help reduce holiday anxiety and boost your mood. 


It’s no secret that most people tend to overeat during the holidays. Consequently, our gut health balance gets thrown off. One of the reasons why great gut health is so crucial for our overall health and prevention of chronic diseases is its relationship to systemic inflammation. An imbalance of the gut can cause skin issues such as acne, eczema and rosacea, hormone imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, body pain, brain fog, low energy and lack of libido. People with bad gut health can have problems with IBS, colitis, gas, bloating and damage to the gut lining. So, as you can tell, it is extremely important to have a healthy balanced gut health. 
This is where CBD can come in really handy. CBD has been shown to modulate both acute and systemic inflammation. Its cortisol lowering benefits have been great for digestive health. CBD has also been shown to regulate appetite, which can be helpful if you suffer from bloating due to eating too much or if you struggle to not eat enough due to stress. If you’re looking to improve your gut health and digestion, CBD might help you! 


With a little help from CBD, you can sleep well, even when you’re napping on a hard guest bed or on an inflatable mattress.  During the holidays, the added stress can make you more prone to insomnia. CBD is a great way to support healthy sleep without taking any over the counter sleep products. By working with the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD helps support balance in your entire body, resulting in a more restful night’s sleep. 


Pain doesn’t take breaks for us to enjoy holidays and activities such as traveling during the busy holiday season or not getting enough time to rest can increase the amount of pain you’re in. Thankfully, one of the unique benefits of CBD is its analgesic effects. The Journal of Experimental Medicine published findings that CBD significantly reduces inflammation in mice and rats. It’s believed that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and the immune system to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. 

From CBD Tinctures to CBD Cream, MindsetWellness.com has you covered for stress relief during the holidays and beyond. Our full spectrum CBD is grown right here in the United States. It is free of pesticides, non-GMO and vegan. Shop now.

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