Celebrating National CBD Month with cbdMD

Celebrating National CBD Month with cbdMD

For the third year in a row, January is officially National CBD Month. And what a crazy three years it’s been!


When cbdMD launched the concept of taking a month to recognize all things cannabidiol (CBD), the mystery virus out of China was just starting to register in Americans’ consciousness, and life was what we now look back on as “normal.” And in the stressful year that followed, more people than ever turned to cannabidiol to help them stay calm and support their often-disrupted wellness routines. 


Along the way, CBD became better known than ever to the public. So here at cbdMD, we’re no longer using the month just to answer basic questions like “What is CBD?” This year, in accordance with our new mantra, “Start Here, Stay Well,” we’re focusing on how you can fit CBD into a holistic wellness plan for your body and mind.


So, are you ready to make some New Year’s resolutions? Let’s get going!

CBD for Wellness

People use CBD products for a lot of things – and you’ll see a lot of wild claims out there – but what it really excels at is helping you maintain whole-body wellness. Your endocannabinoid system has its tendrils in so many bodily functions, and researchers seem to be discovering more of them all the time, that it’s difficult to pin down just one thing that it does


What it really does is help to maintain the balance of your whole body, which in turn helps maintain the balance of your mind.


The key to taking high quality CBD for wellness is that you need to be consistent about it. You want your body to maintain a stable level of CBD from day to day, so daily use is essential. And as we all know, starting your New Year’s resolutions can be a lot easier than sticking to them consistently.


Fortunately, there are a lot of different ways to take CBD, and you’ll likely find one that’s so easy and convenient that it makes your daily CBD regimen a breeze. Let’s look at some of cbdMD’s options.

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules and softgels are a great option if you’re already taking some sort of pill every day, whether it be vitamins, herbal supplements, or medicines. Just add a CBD capsule to the daily round, swallowing it with water.


The main thing to be careful about if you’re taking medicines is that CBD can interfere with the effectiveness of some of them. Talk to your doctor before starting a CBD regimen to make sure you’re not taking one that’s on that list.

CBD Gummies

Hemp derived CBD gummies can help keep your daily regimen on track for a simple reason: they’re delicious! cbdMD’s gummies come in a tasty Tropical Mix blend, which includes strawberry, orange, raspberry, and tropical fruit gummies. And for those of you who love to feel the burn, we’ve got a Sour Mix with extra-tart versions of the same flavors.

CBD Oil Tinctures

CBD oil tinctures are a popular option for CBD users, but not everyone loves to take them straight. They have that oily “mouth feel,” and if you want to get the quickest results from them, you have to hold them under your tongue for at least 30 seconds before swallowing.


For daily wellness maintenance, however, you don’t need the fastest-acting method. And that can make tinctures a lot more fun, because you can combine them with so many different foods and drinks. Check out cbdMD’s recipe portal for ways to fit CBD tincture into everything from your morning brew to beef jerky.



CBD for Sleep

No question about it: the last couple years have played havoc with our sleep schedules. First our daily routines went out the window with record numbers of people working from home, often while trying to supervise children who were doing school at home. And now we’ve got record numbers of people changing jobs and adapting to new schedules. Since our circadian rhythms depend on regularity, this can make it difficult to get the good sleep we all need.


So even though “sleep more” might sound like one of the easiest New Year’s resolutions to keep, it might turn out to be a bit challenging. 


It’s in this area that you’ll really see why cbdMD is one of the top CBD brands in the US. Our award-winning CBD sleep aids combine the most venerable calming herbs from around the world with melatonin and our Superior Broad Spectrum CBD formula for a gentle, natural solution.


But we should note it’s not some miracle pill – you shouldn’t expect to run around frantically or play action-packed video games right up until you go to bed, then have a CBD sleep aid instantly knock you out. The best way to use CBD for sleep is to (again!) work it into a daily routine that helps you unwind for the night. What works for you depends on your unique needs, but here are some possibilities.

Have a Nice Cuppa Tea

Sipping on a cup of herbal or decaffeinated tea is a popular way to relax, especially on chilly winter nights. In fact, the “sleepytime” teas that you can buy often contain some of the same herbs as CBD PM, such as chamomile and lemon balm. So why not try adding a squirt of PM tincture into your teacup? Choose from mint or berry flavor – whatever harmonizes best with the tea!

Take a Hot Bath

Research suggests that taking a hot bath around 90 minutes before bed can actually help you fall asleep faster, probably because the warming-then-cooling action after you get out triggers melatonin production. And you can make that bath even more restful with cbdMD’s Nighttime CBD bath salts, made with a similar blend of herbs as CBD PM and scented with lavender essential oil, which is known for its soothing qualities.

Practice Nightly Meditation

Meditation and similar mindfulness exercises have lately spread all over the western world as a countermeasure to our frenzied pace of life. And you don’t have to be an expert – check out our earlier blog post on CBD and meditation for some helpful tips to get started.


For nighttime relaxation, a good way to get started is by taking a CBD PM softgel. It takes an hour or more to get through your system and into your bloodstream, so you can use meditation to unwind as the calming effects slowly steal up on you.



CBD for Workout Recovery

Many, many New Year’s resolutions involve working out – it’s the reason why gyms can always expect a bump in membership at the beginning of the year. But again, starting is one thing and sticking to it is another.


There are a lot of reasons that people have trouble sticking to workout routines, but one of the most elemental is pain. After all, if your body is protesting after you do something, why would you want to do it again? But while severe pain is a sign of injury that you should heed, a certain amount of discomfort just comes with exercise, especially if you haven’t done it in a while.


This is where CBD can again be a big help. By itself it supports overall wellness, but combined with other ingredients that help with pain and fatigue, it can be the perfect workout companion. Again, cbdMD offers multiple products to choose from to help you stick to your goals.

Take CBD Gummies and Capsules with Extra Nutrients

Many athletes like to munch on a CBD gummy or two before a workout to help their bodies keep and even keel and to give themselves a little carbo boost. This year, cbdMD is rolling out multiple new gummies with added nutrients and herbal extract for added benefits, starting with our Immune Boost Gummies. These gummies include vitamins C, D, and E along with zinc and selenium, which support your immune system and also help your bones and tissues withstand the rigors of exercise.


If you’ve been hearing lately about the benefits of turmeric and its star ingredient, curcumin, you’ll be happy to know that cbdMD now offers CBD curcumin capsules, with added piperine to maximize absorption. Stay tuned for more specialty gummies and capsules as the month goes on!

Use cbdMD Freeze for Instant Cooling Relief

Another popular product with athletes is cbdMD Freeze, which won a Product of the Year award in the CBD Topicals category. In addition to the soothing powers of CBD, Freeze brings the time-tested pain-killing properties of menthol, which temporarily relieves muscle and joint pain with a pleasant cooling sensation. You can pack a Freeze roll-on wherever you go so you’re ready if that knee or Achilles tendon starts acting up.

Use cbdMD Recover for Stiff Joints

The cooling sensation of Freeze can be great when you’ve got a tendon or muscle that feels hot and inflamed, but sometimes the problem is stiffness. This can especially come on hours after you exercise, or even the next day – if you work out one evening and then work at a desk the next day, you might stand up and feel your joints protesting at the sudden movement.


For those occasions, cbdMD Recover may be your best option. It’s formulated with histamine dihydrochloride, which also provides temporary pain relief but with a warming sensation that increases blood flow to the area and helps loosen it up.



Use cbdMD Relieve to Just Kill the Pain

Sometimes, you don’t really want warming or cooling – you just want the pain to go away! cbdMD feels ya, and that’s why we’ve created cbdMD Relieve, a gel or spray formulated with lidocaine. Lidocaine works by numbing – Relieve’s concentration of it is not going to totally numb you, but it will temporarily reduce the feeling in the area you apply it to, including the pain.

Rehydrate with CBD Drink Mixes

Getting enough water is essential to any workout routine. Even if you’re swimming, you might not feel like you’re sweating, but you are! And a great way to rehydrate during and after a workout is with cbdMD’s CBD drink mixes


These drink mixes have no sugar or caffeine, but they have plenty of vitamin C to support tissue repair along with CBD for that all-over wellness. Stay tuned also for our water soluble tinctures, so you can mix your own oil-free drinks!



Tell Us How You Celebrate National CBD Month

These tips for keeping your New Year’s wellness resolutions offer one great way to celebrate National CBD Month. But the great thing about the occasion is that there’s no one way to do it right! Tag cbdMD on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to tell us about your favorite ways to use CBD to meet your wellness goals. Start here and stay well!


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