We’re making our way through the new year—and it goes without saying that many of us have established a new or revamped wellness routine. Whether it’s preparing for the spring training season, visiting a gym for the first time, cooking at home more, or just doing less, we’re all striving to be our best selves. In pursuit of good health, you may find yourself curious about supplements that can boost your motivation, bring mental clarity, and help you recover better.
CBD is often praised for helping people chill out and calm down—not necessarily pumping iron or logging miles. It’s nt just for relaxing, though: CBD can help you nail those fitness and wellness goals. At Favour, we’re a team of runners, golfers, and overall movement enthusiasts. We’ve tried our fair share of pre-workout powders and vitamins, but we can confidently say that CBD is one of the best things to add to your routine. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider adding CBD to your routine.
- It can increase your focus
They say that getting started is the hardest part. When it comes to keeping a routine, staying motivated can actually be more difficult. Early research has found that CBD shows promise for people with ADHD to better manage their symptoms—which is to say that the science points to CBD’s calming effects on the brain. Try CBD to help you stay centered while meditating or keep you from checking your phone between sets at the gym.
- It’s anti-inflammatory
While being sore can be the sign of a great workout, no one likes hobbling around for a couple of days after a sweat session. Blood pressure and heightened stress levels are correlated with inflammation, and inflammation causes sore muscles. A 2017 study found that a dose of CBD lowered blood pressure and body stress rates in participants. If you think you’ll be especially sore from a workout, taking CBD after might help it hurt a little less.
- It may help you sleep
If you’ve failed your commitment to get more sleep this year, you’re not alone. Sleep is a crucial aspect of your overall wellness—it’s what helps your muscles rebuild and your brain recharge. When trouble catching those much-needed Z’s hits, regular CBD use has the potential to help you drift off to sleep and quiet your anxious mind. With a good night’s rest, you’ll be able to wake up refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you.
- It can help you stay calm
If you suffer from major jitters or easily exhibit a fight or flight response, you may benefit from using CBD. In one study, over 1100 professional athletes who used CBD reported feeling more calm and had an overall better quality of life. Whether you’re prepping for a job interview or getting ready for a big race, CBD may help you find a moment of peace in the chaos around you.
- It’s super discreet
Some wellness trends are really in your face—but sometimes, simpler is better. Since CBD is non-psychoactive, you can use it practically anytime, anywhere, and on the down low. Favour is packaged just like any other pack of gum, but contains your perfect dose of CBD in every bite. Pop it in your gym bag, leave it by your nightstand, or stow it at your desk—so you can feel reach for that cool, calm, collected feeling whenever you need it.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew
So often, we feel like we need to do everything at once—but that’s when self-care begins to feel like a job. Favour gum was developed so that even if you’re constantly on the go, you can find a few minutes for yourself throughout the day. CBD can be a great addition as you cultivate your wellness routine. If you have any questions, just make sure to consult your doctor before starting a new regimen.
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