Hi friends, Ashlee here. And today I’m here to tell you a little bit about my personal journey with CBD, and specifically how it improved my college-life. If you’re in college (or studying for any type of certificate, degree, etc.), you might be looking for relief from stress and anxiety, or relief from the Sunday Scaries. Look no further - CBD actually has the potential to help you thrive in school, in more ways than one. As a recent college graduate, I can personally attest to the stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and overall toll that school can have on a person. College students can often take on a ‘work hard, play hard’ mantra; And while that is generally a good life motto, the stress of college life can sometimes prove to be too much to handle. Whether it’s balancing grades, relationships, friends, jobs, or family - college can be A LOT. All of this stress can not only take a toll on mental health, but it can wreak havoc on physical health as well. Believe it or not, CBD can help. To prove it, we’re about to take a walk through the typical week of a college student and touch on where CBD could be helpful. So get into your best pre-Covid college student character, because CBD is about to come to college with you.
A Bad Case of the Mondays
It’s Monday morning. The ringing of your alarm sounds like nails on a chalkboard. The weekend makes it extra hard to get back into the swing of things. You wake up feeling tired, groggy, and foggy. You dread your Monday morning class and remember the fact that you might be falling a little behind due to your inability to focus that early on a Monday morning. Misery sets in.
This is where CBD can help. Instead of amplifying the negative thoughts and the brain fog, you decide to get out of bed and make yourself a morning tea with a dropper full of our Cool Mint Tincture CBD Oil. It has a slight mint taste that goes perfectly with almost any of your teas. CBD has been shown to help improve brain function, which can result in a better ability to focus and overall brain fog. You crush your Monday classes and spend the rest of your night relaxing. Picture candles, a movie and snacks.
Pro-Tip: Start prepping for Mondays before they arrive - Try taking 1-2 of our CBD Softgels with Melatonin before you go to bed at night (especially on the weekends after a long night…). This will help you to get that full night of uninterrupted sleep and with its anti-inflammatory properties it will relax you from the inside out so that you wake up feeling well-rested and ready to go, instead of groggy and feeling like a ton of bricks. Take the Everyday Softgels upon rising in the morning to keep it going. These all-natural, fast-acting CBD options could seriously complement your ‘work hard, play hard’ lifestyle.
Midday Pick-Me-Up & Calm Me Down
With Tuesday comes a slightly less irritating wakeup call. After a surprisingly smooth Monday, you are ready to take on the rest of the week. You attend your classes with ease thanks to your morning CBD tea and/or daily & nightly softgels. Your second class ends around 2 p.m., so you decide to grab lunch with friends. You relax at home a little bit before remembering that you have to get to office hours by 4 p.m. to get help before a big test tomorrow. Anxiety builds as you gather all your things and rush out the door in a panic.
By some sort of miracle, you come fumbling through your professor’s door at 3:58 p.m. and you are able to breath a little bit. Still, you are finding it hard to focus on anything but the feelings of stress inside you. You reach into your bag and grab your delicious CBD Gummies for a quick fix to ease your nerves. CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as well as targeting the serotonin (5 HT) receptors in the human body. Now you can finally focus on the task at hand. You leave your study session with a huge sigh of relief and spend the rest of the night further prepping for your big test.
You wake up on Wednesday morning feeling confident about your upcoming exam. However, the previous day of stress and studying is rearing its ugly head in the form of muscle tension. Instead of your morning tea, you opt for your Premium CBD Cream to relax your tense shoulders. CBD has been proven to ease pain and inflammation and the topical route is a great option for localised treatment. Feeling relaxed, you fly through your exam with ease.
Your exam scores are posted the next day around 3 p.m. and you get online to check as soon as you can. 92%!! You feel like grabbing a drink (or two) to celebrate so you hit the bar for ladies night with your friends. When you arrive home around 11:30 p.m. you remember to take your CBD Softgel with Melatonin to ensure that you get a good night's sleep. The endocannabinoid system plays a role in maintaining certain body functions such as sleep and regulating circadian rhythms. CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system has been shown to aid in better sleep. You sleep like an angel and wake up ready to take on the weekend.
Cheers to the Weekend
Your friday morning is spent working out, which is of course immediately followed by some CBD Sports Cream to help ease any muscle pain. As I mentioned before, CBD has been shown to reduce muscle inflammation through topical application. You finish up a few school-related things before you venture out for a night with friends.
Now comes the story of CBD versus massive hangover. Saturday morning comes way too soon. You enjoy two Premium CBD Gummies to try to turn down the volume inside of your pounding head. Nothing makes sense. You can’t put together a sentence. And then suddenly, the calming feeling of CBD sets in. All the inflammation in your body is reduced, nausea subsides, hangover anxiety is curved, your headache simmers and you feel like a real human again. Not only that but CBD oil has been shown to reduce damage to the brain and liver when taken after drinking. You can now go about your day feeling like a real life, hangover-free unicorn.
You’ve made it to Sunday. That alone is a miracle after the week you’ve had. While Sundays are often thought of as a day of relaxation, sometimes the Sunday scaries can sneak up on us. Anxiety about the upcoming week sets in and your entire day of rest can be ruined by the sheer thought of Monday. You feel run down from your fun-filled weekend and you desperately need a pick-me-up. This Sunday calls for a mixture of CBD (to reduce anxiety) and Immune Formula Capsules (to increase immunity). This combination will ease your mind while boosting your immunity with vitamin C, zinc and several herbal substances. Sunday scaries begone. Even Mondays look a whole lot different now.
Congrats! You’ve officially made it through one week of college with the help of CBD (Virtually, of course--how fitting). If you weren't sure before, I think it’s clear now that CBD is a great addition to any college student’s life, no matter what type of lifestyle they choose to live. I can only wish that I knew the powers of CBD when I was going through college. Take it from me: life with CBD is a whole lot better than life without. Here’s to learning and growing together.