by Veronica Castillo
It’s obvious and clear in many homes that this pandemic has shifted, and balance within many homes is no longer. Nearly 93% of homes with school-age children report some form of distance learning during COVID-19. Parents and kids are at home at the same time, going to school, and going to work. According to Gallup Panel data, remote work leveled off at 62% in mid-April.
Imagine the home of two working parents, with three kids, in three different grades. I’m no parent, but I’m confident in my assumption that the balance in that home is a little off. By now we have heard that hemp- CBD can be beneficial for treating symptoms of Covid-19, and so this piece is focused on the ways that hemp- CBD can bring balance to the home.
Instead of burnout and getting hammered by screens notifications, reminders, to-do lists, zoom meetings, and frustrated kiddos- add CBD to achieve calmness and balance throughout the home.
Hemp- CBD Basics
Many are familiar with THC and know about CBD, but a little confusion remains. Both are Cannabis- she is the mother plant. THC and CBD are like cousins; THC causes psycho-activity- the high that many have heard about and that many have experienced. THC grows on the marijuana side of the Cannabis plant and CBD grows on the hemp side of the Cannabis plant.
Important to note that CBD can grow on the marijuana side but by law, the CBD on the marijuana side is federally illegal (ridiculous- I know). Federally legal CBD grows from hemp and has 0.3% THC or less. If CBD tests at 0.4% THC- it is no longer hemp in the eyes of the law, it’s marijuana.
CBD provides most of its benefit in the body versus the mind- but still offers a little mental upliftment. Many believe that THC is more powerful but that really depends on the person and the need for consumption. A growing body of research shows that CBD has a multitude of health benefits.
5 Ways Hemp-CBD Can Bring Balance to the Home During the Covid Pandemic
Hemp- CBD Provides Homeostasis
Homeostasis is the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes. CBD oil is known to bring balance in our bodies and minds. The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is our bodies master homeostatic regulator, helping maintain balance across all the systems in our bodies. CBD is said to promote healthy endocannabinoid functioning.
CBD Boosts Mood
Research shows that consuming CBD will naturally increase the amount of endogenous anandamide in the body. Anandamide is a compound that the body releases when it’s under stress and/or to regulate homeostasis during challenging times. Scientists believe that more anandamide results in less physical and mental pain. CBD does not have any adverse side effects like other stress and relaxation products out there. It only promotes joy, calmness, and relief.
CBD Balances Health
CBD helps the body function so that the mind can function. The mind and body connection is a real thing and so, eating well and consuming essential vitamin and nutrients is important. CBD oil is a natural source of essential vitamins and minerals like:
- B complex vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Hemp and CBD Aid in Healthy Gut
Hemp- CBD can work as a probiotic and help clean up the gut- which controls everything! A healthy gut is essential for a clear functioning brain. Those with anxiety and depression may benefit from consuming hemp seeds, hemp/CBD oil, hemp/ CBD tea, etc. When the body is happy- the mind is happy.
Hemp Seeds for Brain Food
Hemp seeds are loaded with omegas. Many assume that eating fish is the only way to get brain food but that’s not the case. Hemp seeds are miracles- loaded with omega’s 3-6-9, a handful of these babies will lift your brain into happy functioning. Happy brain could mean happy mood and happy mood could create balance.
Hemp CBD consumption very impactful. CBD has the power to treat just about everything- including lack of balance in the home. Remember, hemp CBD is totally legal and shippable in the U.S. CBD will not provide a high like THC will- just relaxation, stress relief, happy gut, happy mind, and so much more.
Herbs have been healing us for years, and now that hemp has been freed from prohibition, we can benefit from the super seed/plant/flower/stem/leaf to achieve total life balance- especially during the 2020 we have all experienced: pandemic, summer snow, wild fires, fall fires, and a horrific hurricane season. CBD can help achieve home, work, life, balance.