Easy Ways to Incorporate CBD Into Your Daily Routine

The CBD market has seen a huge boon over the last several years, and the 2018 Farm Bill was a pivotal point in the continual growth and acceptance of this amazing botanical compound.

Access to CBD products abounds across the country, with a wide variety of products for a wide variety of benefits. The Brightfield Group recently released a report projecting that the CBD industry will be a $22 billion industry by 2022.1

Continued research shows that incorporating CBD into your daily routine could potentially have major, long-term health benefits, both in general health and for more chronic needs.

And now you are probably wondering, “What is the big deal with this CBD stuff? Maybe I should make it a part of my life…”

Enjoying the benefits that CBD has to offer doesn’t have to come at the cost of convenience or routine. There are plenty of easy ways to incorporate CBD into your current lifestyle. You can experience the benefits it has to offer without having to miss a beat in life.

Easy Ways to Incorporate CBD Into Your Daily Routine

1) Add CBD to Your Supplement Regimen

Whether you take CBD for relief of a major physical or mental ailment, or if you have just decided to take it for the added general health benefits, adding your CBD to your daily supplement regimen is an easy and seamless way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.

If you are trying to figure out what the right dosage is for you and your particular ailment, check out our blog post CBD Dosage: How To Know How Much You Should Take. We lay out some great guidelines in the blog post on how to figure out the perfect CBD dosage for you.

If you don’t have an ailment you are looking to take CBD for, but want the general health benefits of CBD, there is a growing trend called microdosing that could help you incorporate CBD into your daily routine.

Microdosing is a technique that is used by researchers when they are studying the affect of new drugs. Researchers administer doses of the drugs that are so low that they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects. However, these “sub-therapeutic” doses are just high enough to allow researchers to gauge a person’s cellular response to the drug.2

When you choose to microdose with CBD, you are essentially trying to find your “sweet spot” that gives you the desired results that you are looking for. And while there is no “one sweet spot” for everyone, many people have found that a smaller dose of CBD delivers the results they want more than a higher dose.3

Why would you want to microdose, though? Well, CBD offers a wide range of general health benefits from being a powerful anti-inflammatory to helping calm your nerves when you are feeling jittery.

Even if you don’t deal with chronic pain or extreme anxiety, for instance, you can still reap the benefits of CBD by allowing it to regularly work with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help keep your body in harmonious check.

Incorporating CBD into your daily routine through a microdose during your morning supplement regimen is a very easy way to enjoy the benefits of CBD in your daily life.

2) Incorporate CBD Into Your Morning or Evening Routine

There are countless different ways that you can incorporate CBD into your daily routine, no matter what that looks like as you start and end your day.

Taking some CBD in the morning when you wake up can help calm and clear your mind so that morning routines like meditation, personal quiet time, or journaling can be more relaxing and fulfilling.

Using CBD before or after a morning workout can help aid sore muscles in an anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing capacity, allowing you to make the most of your day after you exercise.

Even adding CBD to your morning cup of coffee, tea, or breakfast smoothie is a great way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine before heading out the door.

CBD is also a great way to downshift in the evening. If your day has been stressful, CBD can help bring a level of calm to your mind that allows you to shed the stress of the day and focus on rest and relaxation. Adding CBD to some evening stretches or yoga is a great way to help relieve the stress of the day.

And even if you didn’t have a stressful day, CBD has been shown to help promote good, restful sleep.4 Combine that with good habits like no screen time before bed or reading a good book before calling it a night and you will sleep like a baby and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the next day.

3) Cooking with CBD

The food that you eat can also be an easy way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.

Take snack foods, for instance. Whether you’re the person that carries snacks around in your purse or coat pocket, keeps them hidden in their desk, or just needs that pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon before dinner, the easiest way of incorporating CBD into your daily routine for you might be with CBD edibles.

CBD edibles are extremely easy to make or buy already made. Whether you make up a pan of brownies and add some CBD to them (cliche, but so delicious that who really cares?) or if you buy a bar of CBD-infused dark chocolate, keeping CBD-infused snacks around you is a pretty easy way of incorporating CBD into your daily routine.

You’ll have to be a little more patient since CBD from edibles takes a bit more time to absorb into the bloodstream, but one of the results is a longer-lasting relief than using a tincture or other form of CBD.

Incorporating CBD into your everyday meals is also a great way to seamlessly add it into your daily routine.

Baking with CBD tends to be a more popular way to cook with CBD because the bitter taste of some CBD products on the market is oftentimes masked better by the sweetness of ingredients like sugar or chocolate. But there are also ways that you can add CBD to savory meals and get some wonderful results!

A few tips to keep in mind when you are cooking with CBD oil would be:

  • Don’t put the CBD oil over direct heat. Warming the oil can potentially increase its effectiveness, but if you heat the oil too high it can cause it to loose terpenes, volatile compounds that work together with the CBD to increase its potency. Doing this can also cause the CBD to taste pretty nasty.5
  • Sauces and garnishes are a great, easy way to add CBD to a meal. Dishes or sauces with intense flavor do a great job of masking the earthy taste of CBD in comparison to lighter flavor dishes.6
  • Mixing the CBD oil into another ingredient is sometimes a better option for the flavor’s sake, although drizzling it on top of a meal works wonders, too.7
  • Cooking with more refined oils tends to work well across the board, recipe-wise. If you choose to cook with less refined oils, just know that they do have a much stronger aftertaste, but this can easily be masked in recipes containing ingredients with stronger flavors, like chocolate or other spices.10

    CBD’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties could help in the treatment of acne. Not only this, but CBD might have influence in the regulation of sebaceous glands, making sure that the skin’s secretions are normal and helping to protect against inflammation. CBD taken both orally and topically was found to help regulate the oil-producing glands as well as decreasing inflammation, both of which are primary causes of acne.11

    And according to Jeanette Jacknin, a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in topical cannabinoids in skin care, studies have found that “affecting the endocannabinoid system — like with CBD — can help the skin look more radiant and youthful,” and referenced a study suggesting that CBD could slow down the visible signs of aging.12

    Making strides in skincare as CBD has is no small feat. From being able to help reduce acne to slowing the aging process and even to being able to help old scars fade out–and all naturally–incorporating CBD into your daily routine through your skincare treatment is a great way to take advantage of its benefits!

    How will you add CBD to your daily routine?

    To say that CBD has a lot of benefits to offer is an understatement. And even though incorporating some things that are “good for us” might be inconvenient or seem impossible to get into a rhythm with, we’ve seen that CBD isn’t one of those things.

    From skincare to cooking to supplementing, incorporating CBD into your daily routine can be simple, easy and fit your lifestyle in the perfect way that you are looking for! So what are you waiting for? Try adding CBD into your routine today!

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    8. “CBD Cooking Made Easy: Tips for Cooking with CBD”, Ministry of Hemp, https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/cbd-cooking/8

You can check out a couple of awesome CBD recipes here!

4) CBD and Healthy, Glowing Skin

Ok, we all know that CBD won’t make your skin actually glow, but research has found that CBD used topically can make an amazing addition to your skin care regimen.

CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial properties. And to top it off, the body’s natural endocannabinoid system appears to play a significant role in regulating the skin’s vital processes, such as sebaceous oil production, skin cell growth, and the hormone production of various different types of skin cells.9Bíró, Tamás, et al. “The endocannabinoid system of the skin in health and disease: novel perspectives and therapeutic opportunities.” Trends in pharmacological sciences 30.8 (2009): 411-420.

  • Oláh, Attila, et al. “Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and antiinflammatory effects on human sebocytes.” The Journal of clinical investigation 124.9 (2014): 3713-3724.
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