CBD & Wellness: Recharge After a Long Day

CBD & Wellness: Recharge After a Long Day

Most of us live very busy lives, having to juggle demanding careers, family responsibilities and social needs, leaving us with very little opportunity each day to enjoy some much needed “me time”.  We underestimate the impacts of stress and overwork, and the simple need to rest and recover after a particularly grueling day.

At Kingdom Harvest, we have one simple goal: to provide our customers with top-shelf CBD products that can easily be incorporated into their daily routines.  Perhaps it’s not surprising that so many of our customers choose to take their daily serving of cannabidiol (CBD) in the evening, when it’s time to recharge.

What Defines Wellness?

Wellness is a multidimensional concept that encompasses various aspects of a person's overall health and well-being.  It goes beyond just the absence of illness and includes the physical, mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual dimensions of a person's life. Wellness is often seen as a holistic approach to health, emphasizing the interconnectedness of these different aspects.

Here are some key components of wellness:

  1. Physical Wellness: Involves maintaining a healthy body through proper nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and avoiding harmful behaviors such as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.
  2. Mental Wellness: Relates to your cognitive and emotional well-being. It includes managing stress, developing resilience, and seeking help when dealing with mental health issues.
  3. Emotional Wellness: Involves understanding and managing your emotions effectively, fostering positive relationships, and practicing self-care to promote emotional balance.
  4. Social Wellness: Focuses on building and maintaining healthy relationships with others, fostering a sense of belonging, and nurturing a support network.
  5. Spiritual Wellness: This isn’t limited to religious beliefs but encompasses a sense of purpose, meaning, and connection to something greater than oneself, whether it's through religion, nature, or personal values.
  6. Environmental Wellness: This aspect of wellness relates to the well-being of the environment and the impact of our actions on the planet. It involves making sustainable choices and being environmentally conscious.
  7. Occupational Wellness: Occupational wellness refers to finding fulfillment and satisfaction in your work or daily activities, maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and setting and achieving career goals.
  8. Intellectual Wellness: Intellectual wellness involves continuous learning, critical thinking, and engaging in activities that stimulate and challenge your mind.

Wellness is not a static state but rather a dynamic and ongoing process.  It requires conscious effort and commitment to maintain a balance among these different dimensions.  People often seek wellness programs, lifestyle changes, and healthcare professionals to help them improve their overall well-being and quality of life.

The Need to Recharge is Real

Stress is not a new phenomenon, but studies have been warning us that the majority of American adults are experiencing unprecedented stress levels largely due to more demanding daily schedules and accumulating pressures that are unique to the 21st Century.  Many of us overestimate our tolerance to daily stress until we finally reach a point of burnout.

When we simply observe the physiological nature of stress, it’s easy to see why so many of us can feel both mentally and physically affected.  The body’s stress response is something that we’ve inherited from our ancestors, releasing a variety of chemicals into the bloodstream to help us “fight or flight.”  Once upon a time, the stress response was only really activated when a real threat was looming, like a dangerous animal in our vicinity.  But, our reptilian brains don’t know the difference between a predatory tiger and an imminent work deadline, thus introducing high levels of these chemicals into the body periodically throughout the day, far more frequently than our ancestors ever had to face. 

The problem is that the body is not built to handle the constant flow of stress hormones that trigger our “fight or flight” instincts.  The threats our ancestors faced were fewer and farther between.  These chemicals ultimately deplete the body, taking away resources that are needed to maintain our overall health.  Chronic stress can impact our wellbeing in a number of ways:

  • Burnout/fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Compromised immunity
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Muscle tension
  • Low mood

Now, we know what you’re thinking: managing stress each day is easier said than done, right?  Well, the reality is that there are relatively simple ways in which we can support the body through holistic methods, in order to keep our minds and bodies more resilient to stress. 

Anyone who has a stress-inducing daily schedule knows the importance of recharging at the end of the day.  Those few hours before bedtime offer an opportunity to rest, which gives the body the space to recover from the impacts of seemingly endless physical and mental demands.  But, some of us need a little help, since winding down in and of itself can be a challenge. 

CBD: A Potential Simple Solution to Your Daily Wellness Needs!

Cannabidiol is one of 100+ cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.  Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that can have a balancing and regulating effect on the body and mind, by attaching themselves to cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) that have a role in maintaining a sense of equilibrium that can enhance our overall feeling of wellness.  Cannabinoids are joined by terpenes that sit alongside these compounds in the plant material, with their own properties that can be particularly useful to us when we need to destress and recharge.

That being said, the hemp plant can be extremely useful to us after a long day when we’re in desperate need of some relaxation.  CBD may be able to support a sense of calm that offers the perfect space to properly recover no matter how grueling our day was.  We know that the effects of stress and burnout are cumulative, and incorporating hemp into your evening routine can act as the reset button that so many of us need.

Kingdom Harvest CBD Products: The Perfect Way to Recover and Reset

Kingdom Harvest takes great pride in the CBD formulas that we offer to our customers.  We work with organically grown hemp plant material grown in the United States, formulating highly bioavailable extracts that are rich in cannabinoids and terpenes while being adequately third-party tested to ensure maximum quality and purity levels.  These extracts go into an array of formulas that can each act as the perfect means for taking CBD as part of an evening regimen intended for recharging the mind & body.