7 Reasons You Should Be Taking CBD Gummies Right Now

7 Reasons You Should Be Taking CBD Gummies Right Now

Today we're chatting 7 reasons why you should be taking CBD gummies right now—and it's not just because they're f*king delicious.
5 Reasons Why You Should Be Taking CBD Right Now, by Dayna Hunt

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Taking CBD Right Now, by Dayna Hunt

We recently caught up with Dayna Hunt of @wellnmind about her journey with CBD, and according to her—why you need to be taking some, right now.

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CBD is non-intoxicating, and has been found to offer a vast range of healing properties, most notably to suppress inflammation throughout your body. -Chill Body, CBD 101

1. Pain Reliever


    May 27, 2020 — Sloane Schuchman
    My Relationship with Coffee and CBD

    My Relationship with Coffee and CBD

    I've had a love-hate relationship with coffee since I started drinking it in college. I got mono my sophomore year, and when I came back three weeks before finals, I didn't know how I was going to push through to get everything done. Enter: coffee.

    I didn’t even like the taste, so I ate chocolate-covered espresso beans, I drank flavored lattes, and I added extra shots. The taste started to grow on me, the smell of freshly ground beans started to make me drool, and caffeine propelled me right through finals and into my junior year seemingly unscathed.

    Coffee saved my sophomore year, and I've been drinking it on and off ever since. (I tried to replace it with tea a few years ago, but it just wasn't the same. I need the beans.) But one thing has also always followed me: that ever-present, seemingly unavoidable dark side of coffee. You know what I'm talking about: the jitters, the explosion of energy followed by feeling like honey dripping from a wall a few hours later. The anxiously pumping heart, the tense shoulders hunched up around your ears like a turtleneck. I've always taken this dark side as a necessary cost, as something I could live with, to get all those delicious energy balls of ambition that coffee brings first. And when I first started using CBD, I didn't think anything would change. CBD's main effect is anti-inflammation, right?

    But boy was I pleasantly surprised. I now use CBD oil under my tongue every morning not only for my tense muscles, my tooth and jaw pain, and anxiety, but also to regulate my energy and smooth out my morning coffee.

    That sounds so silly, to take CBD to counter the effects of too much coffee, but CBD has entirely changed my relationship to coffee, and to productivity. CBD disintegrates those coffee jitters, balances the surge and crash into a mellow wave of energy, and keeps my heart from pounding its way out of my chest with my morning cup.

    Cannabis is an amazing plant, and CBD has so many effects and applications within our bodies. It works with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) in ways we don't even understand yet, but we can feel. CBD has touched so many parts of my life and made so many little nuggets that much better. What's your nugget?

    September 08, 2019 — Sloane Schuchman
    The *Best* Way to Take CBD

    The *Best* Way to Take CBD

    Alright, guys. More and more research is suggesting that CBD can be wildly effective in treating not only pain and inflammation, but in managing stress. And that's huge.

    Now remember: CBD is not weed. Don't worry, Mom. CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of the ~100 compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD cannot, and will not, get you high.

    *In fact, CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC, so next time you need a life preserver to bring you back real quick, reach for CBD.

    But back to the science. There's still so much to learn, but preliminary studies are showing that CBD has an even wider range of therapeutic benefits than we thought.

    At smaller and larger doses, there actually seems to be a bell curve of benefits, with microdosing smaller doses being effective at managing ongoing or daily stress and axiety, and larger doses helping with insomnia and pain relief. If you read our last post, we did a deep dive into microdosing.

    So that brings us to the question that we've all asked ourselves at one point or another: what's the best way to take CBD? What is best for me?

    Short answer: you've gotta play the field. Every body is different, and to truly know what lights your fire the brightest, we suggest you do your younger Pokemon self proud, and catch—oops, try—'em all.

    But here's our nifty little guide to the basics of the most common ways to get CBD into that beautiful body of yours.

     

    Sublingual

    How it works: We have a huge network of blood vessels in the mouth and under the tongue, and they're great for absorbing CBD. With a CBD tincture, you simply fill the included dropper to the dosing amount you'd like, drop the oil under your tongue, and hold for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. Let it soak right in.

    Onset of benefits: It generally takes 30-60 minutes for the effects to take hold, so it's great to incorporate into a daily or morning routine.

    Duration: It can last ~4-6 hours.

     

    Topical

    How it works: Our skin is the biggest organ of our body. And when struggling with inflammation, sore muscles, or chronic pain, many people choose to apply CBD right to their skin. You can apply it in the form of a balm or salve, but you can also apply CBD oil directly to your skin, or mix it in with your favorite lotion.

    *Cannabinoids applied topically are not absorbed into the bloodstream.

    Onset of benefits: ~15 minutes

    Duration: It can last 2-4 hours.

     

    Inhalation

    How it works: CBD can also easily be smoked or vaped, and in our *humble* opinions, it's one of the most underrated ways to consume CBD. Cannabinoids enter the bloodstream directly from the lungs, and the effects are almost immediate. This makes vape pens our go-to option for on-the-go and as-needed stress relief. It's simple, portable, and it works.

    Onset of benefits: ~1-5 minutes

    Duration: ~2-4 hours, depending on your dose

     

    Edible

    How it works: Cannabinoids like CBD can be added to food and drinks, making it an easy way to consume, and precisely dose, CBD. CBD is absorbed through the bloodstream, digested by the liver, and distributed pretty evenly throughout the body. Edibles are one of the longer lasting ways to introduce CBD into your day, all day long.

    Onset of benefits: ~1-2 hours, but it can be erratic

    Duration: ~6-8 hours

     

    Transdermal

    How it works: Putting a patch on your skin may seem similar to using a topical, but the effects are actually completely different. Transdermal patches work by releasing a constant and steady dose of cannabinoids into the bloodstream. It goes into effect quickly, and can last almost all day.

    Onset of benefits: ~15 minutes

    Duration: up to 12 hours

     

    Recap

    It's easy to get overwhelmed, and that's why we keep it simple here at Chill. We focus on the ways we personally enjoy CBD the most, and bring those to you. Check out our full line of CBD-licious products, and try a couple out to find out what works best for *you.*

    The Microdosing Revolution

    The Microdosing Revolution

    What's up with microdosing? What is it, and does it actually work? Here's our experience.