For the last year, in one way or another, we have all been affected by the national and regional lockdowns. Our regular routines remain interrupted and our travel or holiday plans cancelled or postponed. Again, this November we are locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, similar to the lockdown that began in March. Lockdown can be a hard time as restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus reduce many freedoms and mean that we can no longer participate in regular family or social activities and social gatherings. The stress caused by these interruptions to our lives can lead to many kinds of negative symptoms, including, but not limited to:
- Stress disorders
As a result, it is a time to reflect and for many, to focus more on self care, which may include CBD or cannabidiol. Here we take a look at how CBD can help and some of the best CBD products for lockdown:
A brief introduction to CBD
CBD is a natural compound found within cannabis plants, and a compound that reportedly alleviates symptoms of many symptoms and ailments. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have declared, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” CBD is used as a health supplement and as a natural alternative to some ‘over the counter’ (OTC) medicines. The diversity of its usage has led to it being a popular product for use during lockdown as it's easy to consume and can provide relief from many symptoms.
How can CBD help in lockdown?
CBD products, of which there are a huge variety, can offer many benefits. Here are some of the ways in which CBD can help during lockdown and how it is already often used:
- As a sleep aid where our regular patterns are affected
- As post-sport or injury balm or lotion for those lockdown workout sessions
- Cosmetically to treat acne, spots and other skin conditions (spots and skin conditions can flare up due to stress)
- To relax; CBD can provide a sense of relaxation and calm, perfect for unwinding after a stressful day working from home or a hard day with the kids
- To relieve anxiety or stress due to self-isolation or stuck inside all day
CBD is a natural, daily health supplement to help improve our physical health and mental wellbeing. It can be used at any time of day as a part of our personal routine and can easily be incorporated into our individual lifestyle.
The best CBD products for lockdown
The kind of product you use really depends on personal requirements as CBD can be tailored to individual needs. Some people prefer to indulge on edibles whilst on the go, and others use CBD oil whilst at home. The choice really is yours in terms of how you take it, when you take it and for what reason. Just be sure to always follow the manufacturer’s advice.
CBD edibles are a simple, delicious way to get your dose of CBD and can also be a treat in your day. These are among the most popular types of CBD product and offer huge diversity in shapes, tastes and strengths. Popular types of edibles are gummy sweets and jellies, and CBD tea and coffee. As you may already enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, why not swap out your regular brew for a CBD infused drink? Suggested products:
Delicious jelly domes infused with broad spectrum distillate. Each fruit flavoured dome has 10mg CBD and they’re also vegan and made with natural colourings and flavours. Easy to enjoy whilst watching TV and relaxing at home.
CBD infused coconut water drinks available in three fruity flavours. Delicious and refreshing, get the extra benefit of coconut water as you enjoy your CBD. Each can contains 20mg of CBD.
If you aren’t already familiar with e-Liquids, these are designed to be used in vape pens. Some come ready to use as a disposable pen and others you have to drop into your own e-liquid chamber. A fast and effective way to get your CBD dosage, some of the strongest CBD products available on the market are e-liquids but you can pick from an incredible choice of strengths and concentrations, as well as flavours. Keep in mind that inhalation of vapour may cause respiratory issues, so won’t be suitable for all. Suggested products:
If you’re new to e-liquids and vaping, tailor your own starter kit to your preferences and get everything you need sent safely to your door. This kit comes with premium CBD vapes from Re-Leaf.
Premium quality, CO2 extracted CBD e-liquids in a select range of satisfying, fruity flavours. Each 30ml bottle contains 500mg of CBD and zero THC. Lab tested. Also available in 250mg and 1000mg strengths.
CBD oils are some of the most longstanding products in the industry and are extremely diverse. These can be held under your tongue, dropped into food or drink and even sprayed into your mouth. CBD oil is available in a massive range of strengths, different sized bottles and some even come with added ingredients like curcumin for a healthy boost. Easy to use, most come with a pipette dropper bottle and a guideline of how much to take. Usually around 2-3 drops and then top up as needed without exceeding the maximum. Suggested products:
Harmony’s broad spectrum CBD drops are made with the finest ingredients to maximise the benefits. Each 30ml bottle is also 100% vegan, non-GMO, and contains zero THC.
The Natures Oil Advanced + Full Spectrum CBD and Hemp Seed Oral Oil has a delicious peppermint flavour and is a premium CBD product that won’t disappoint. There’s also a huge choice in strengths from 150mg all the way up to a whopping 5000mg!
Why choose to take CBD?
There are many reasons why someone might choose to take CBD. Here we look at a number of stand out reasons that may resonate. It’s important to note that in lockdown, it’s likely more people are turning to CBD for the first time and discovering how it meets their own needs.
It can provide relief from painful conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, muscle ache or sporting injury because it works as an anti-inflammatory.
Huge variety in products
CBD is found in tinctures, capsules, oils, sprays, creams, lotions and edibles (to name a few). It has huge potential for being easily integrated into any lifestyle as many products are portable and discreet, and you can change how you take CBD based on your preferences over time.
Offers pain relief
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system. It does this by stimulating the CB2 receptor found in the brain. Our endocannabinoid system is found throughout our peripheral and central nervous systems and plays a role in pain management and cognitive function.
CBD is easy to take
It is as simple as eating some edible gummy bears, popping a drop of CBD oil under your tongue or mixing it into your favourite beverage. Start with a low dosage and increase it to the maximum as stated by the manufacturer until your desired effects are achieved.
Other benefits of CBD
CBD can be a natural alternative to over the counter medicines and health supplements as it is capable of providing relief from many conditions, illnesses and ailments. Moreover, CBD products can accompany us in our everyday lives to help reduce stress, provide a sense of relaxation and increase our physical and mental wellbeing.
How do you get the best CBD products for lockdown?
Shopping for high quality CBD products is easier than you’d think, it is as simple as clicking a mouse. Reputable retailers like ICE Headshop have a well established online store, an ever expanding range of premium CBD products and a team of experts who are there to answer all of your questions. We’re leaders in the industry and strive to provide the highest quality products while keeping up with the evolution of the CBD market, which also means they are up to date with regulations concerning CBD. Ensure that you use a trusted, reputable retailer - like us! - that provides high quality, lab tested CBD products. You’ll also earn 10% off your next order when you shop with us, earning ICE points as you go.
Speak with the ICE Headshop team today
If you have a question on any of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch, Our experts are on hand to answer your questions and help advise you to find the right product that suits you best. Email: [email protected] (24/7/365) Phone: Mon-Fri, 10am - 4.00pm Phone orders: 01626 903101 General enquiries: 01626 903102 Disclaimer: Please note that you must be 18 years or older to purchase CBD products. All claims and effects of CBD have been regulated by the MHRA since 2016 and distributors require a license from the MHRA to make any medical claims. Claims are opinion based and non-scientific, and while we may discuss the opinions people share, they are not our own. Our CBD is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease. Although we can advocate its calming & healthy properties it is in no way intended for medicinal use.