When the seasons change, especially into the cold, snowy days of winter, sometimes our bodies let us know by getting sick, developing dry skin, increased aches and pains, and more.
Here are a few ways CBD might help you this winter.
When the days get shorter and the sun disappears for what seems like months, many develop Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. This is a common condition that impacts more than 300 million yearly. Symptoms include depressed mood, anxiety, general unhappiness, hopelessness, fatigue, and social withdrawal.
CBD may help with SAD by increasing mood and decreasing anxiety.
During cold and flu season, our immune systems can take a beating. CBD might be able to help fight back. The cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the central, peripheral nervous system, and endocannabinoid system reacts with CBD by improving your immune system by possibly reducing the body’s inflammatory immune response.
The dry, cold winter air depletes your skin from moisture. CBD has shown promise in possibly reliving your dry, scaly winter skin. Along with moisturizing, CBD can possibly help with excessive sebum production.
The cold temperatures can restrict blood flow causing stiff and sore muscles. This is even more pronounced when performing physical activities outdoors. CBD can possibly help reduce muscle soreness and inflammation.
Ease Cold and Flu Symptoms
It’s difficult to make it through winter without a runny nose or worst case, the flu. The anti-inflammatory properties show promise in helping fight cold and flu symptoms, mainly inflammation from stuffy noses and aches and pains.