Updated: Jan 10, 2020
As I sit to write this blog, I have just gotten home from my very first CBD-infused massage. I also recently splurged on some CBD plus Hyaluronic Acid facial serum. As an avid wellness consumer, I am always down to experiment with the latest wellness trends. CBD is no exception. In fact, I am fully banking on CBD to not only make my tight shoulder feel better, but also to ease the newly forming wrinkle between my eyebrows. I will also shamelessly admit that before I wrote this blog I had no idea if using cannabis for wellness would actually work, other than I just really wanted to believe in it.
Be honest, Be Well babes – are you, like me, also a little bit canna-curious?
Have you bought into the latest CBD infused wellness products? I don’t know about you, but it seems everyone I know is using CBD and/or medical Cannabis for something - from anxiety to back pain to sleepless nights to… ahem… wrinkles. One can’t help but wonder – is the cannabis plant really the wellness cure-all it's currently made out to be? Or, is this recent uprising more about popularity than proven facts?
Meet the Experts
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait for my wrinkle to subside to understand if this stuff really works. We have the wonderful experts at the Wellness Connection of Maine here to weigh in on the subject. The Wellness Connection is a state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary with multiple locations throughout Maine. If you are seeking a knowledgeable local resource on cannabis, the Wellness Connection is top-notch. The team here has been working in the industry since 2011. While the industry itself continues to shift, the Wellness Connections steadfast commitment to quality, transparency, and consistency has remained. Before we dive in - if you are not quite clear on the legalities of adult use cannabis or the difference between THC and CBD - please reference these links for more information. Additionally, please note this blog is not a medical resource, it is not intended to diagnose or treat any particular condition. Be sure to speak to your medical provider before making any changes to your health routine.
Benefits of CBD
Now, back to the question at hand – when it comes to wellness usages, does Cannabis really work? According to the Wellness Connection website, “CBD has anti-inflammatory, anti-anemic, anticonvulsive, antipsychotic, antidepressant, and antioxidant properties.” With an impressive list of benefits like this, it is no wonder CBD is saturating the wellness market. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities alone are enough to position CBD alongside my growing list of favorite wellness ingredients, how about you?
How to Use CBD
Speaking of ingredients, that leads me to my next question – other than rubbing it on your body, how else can one consume CBD? From capsules to tinctures to patches, applications are varied. When using products infused with CBD, the folks at the Wellness Connection recommend starting low and slow. The dosage for CBD is not one size fits all, so they say it is best to ease into use until you find what works best for you.
After chatting with the amazing team at the Wellness Connection of Maine, and experimenting a bit on my own, I’m even more canna-curious than I was before. If you, like me, want to learn more about this potent plant – join us on Sunday, November 24th for our Fall into Wellness Naturally Event with Dr. Sarah Paton, a local Naturopathic doctor, and the Wellness Connection of Maine. The event will include yoga, a discussion with the experts on natural remedies, and as always - a celebration of community. Grab your tickets here and bring your canna-curious questions with you! See you there, Be Well babes.