CBD: The Beauty + Wellness Benefits of Cannabis
There’s a lot we need to know when it comes to CBD. Over the years, the buzzed-about Cannabidiol, aka, CBD, has been a key ingredient in various products used to help calm a number of medical conditions including epilepsy, anxiety, and depression. We’re now using it on a daily basis to help us sleep, relieve muscle soreness, reduce stress and improve our mood.
One of the biggest perks of CBD is that it inherits many of the medicinal properties of its big brother, Cannabis, while serving as a non-toxic, natural alternative to common conditions millions of people face every day. Available in oils, tinctures, capsules, edibles and more, CBD has become an undeniable source of relief for a growing community of those in need.
Now that cannabis is legal in much of the U.S., the plant is being explored in an entirely new way. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamins A, D, and E, and essential fatty acids, CBD has become recognized for its impact on one our most treasured body parts: our skin. This vital organ almost always undergoes the same stress our body and mind experience.
Lack of sleep? You can see it on your face. Poor diet? Yup, your skin feels that too. Stress? Those fine lines don’t lie. Pain? Don't get us started.There are many factors in our life that we cannot control — and luckily there are natural solutions, including CBD that help soothe some of the most common experiences so many people, quite literally, face.
Rather than reaching for prescriptions, we now have more holistic methods of relief.
Below, we discuss some of the ways CBD can benefit our overall health and wellness. From desperately needed sleep to fighting breakouts and acne, we’re kind of forever in debt to this wondrous plant, and to Upstate Elevator Supply Company’s line of products that capture its benefits in their beautiful products, all listed below.
First things first:
CBD And Your Endocannabinoid System = Balance*
Our bodies’ Endocannabinoid System modulates practically every part of our system. To understand how CBD oil helps reduce stress, we need to take a closer look at the complex, biological network of cell receptors that make up the Endocannabinoid System. These cell receptors oversee bodily functions such as emotions, pain, sensation, appetite, digestion, and sleep. Our bodies thrive when our endocannabinoid system operates at its optimum capacity to facilitate a condition called homeostasis.
Homeostasis is achieved when we introduce our bodies to CBD (Cannabidiol) oil, which is derived from hemp, a sub-species of the cannabis sativa plant. Cannabinoids provide support to weakened cells and enhances the healthy ones. Hemp is non-psychoactive and doesn’t make you high. Some hemp strains can produce high levels of CBD and low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the component that induces the psychoactive-classic-marijuana- “high.” Read more about the endocannabinoid system.
*sourced from Upstate Elevator
WHAT WE GET FROM CBD
Almost 80% of Americans say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week — that’s A LOT. “CBD has properties that could help some people sleep better. Most notably, it appears to ease anxiety and pain, both of which can make it harder to fall asleep or stay asleep.” says Joseph Maroon, M.D., a clinical professor and neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
TRY: Upstate Elevator’s 500mg Full Spectrum Peppermint CBD MCT Oil in this delicious CBD Oil “Moon Milk” recipe for those sleepless nights.
Preventing inflammation helps to alleviate both skin conditions and decrease puffiness and swelling– such as those dreaded bags under our eyes. This, in turn, can help tame the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by keeping the skin healthy and youthful.
TRY: Uplift your mind and body by supplementing your routine of exercise and healthy diet with these Full Spectrum CBD Capsules.
RELIEF FROM DRY, ITCHY SKIN + MUSCLE SORENESS
The vitamins and fatty acids found in CBD hemp oil includes omega-6 and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which provides moisture without blocking your pores, and helps soothe inflammation and redness that accompanies skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
TRY: Upsate Elevator’s Super Rich Body Crème. This uplifting, creamy dreamy body moisturizer contains an exceptionally potent 500 mg of premium American grown CBD oil. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, and lavender calms and relaxes as it restores and replenishes the skin with medicinal botanicals. Excellent to use daily and all over, this fast penetrating body moisturizer delivers comfort and relief from sunburns, insect bites, poison ivy, new tattoos, cuts, and abrasions. This creme works well for localized relief of muscle tension, soreness, skin conditions, and inflammation. And yes, gentle to use on face and neck.
REDUCED STRESS + IMPROVED WELL BEING
Life is crazy, and balancing all that comes our way — family, relationships, work, and all the other responsibilities we bestow on ourselves requires a sense of well-being and focus. All of which is nearly impossible if you are suffering from insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and migraines.
TRY: 100mg CBD Oral Mist Spray Spearmint & Eucalyptus This potent and super fast-acting CBD Oral Spray Mist is made with organic grain alcohol, 100% natural flavorings and 99% pure pharmaceutical grade crystalline CBD derived from American grown, non GMO hemp. Non-psychoactive and THC Free. Lab tested for purity and potency. Contains 100mg of CBD with 100 sprays of 1mg each.
When ingested into the body, hemp oil is absorbed into the bloodstream via the stomach lining (which will take approximately one hour). Oral methods are an excellent option for those who want to be discrete and want an easy way to take CBD.
TRY: 500mg All Natural CBD Gummies. With no artificial color or preservatives, these gummies are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, 0% THC, cruelty-free with no bitter aftertaste. Athletes use these gummies as a tasty workout recovery aid following running, cycling, swimming, or any sports activity.