Always Start Your Day Right
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a long night of sleep, the body needs energy fuel for the day. Essentially, you wake-up on empty and if you expect your body to perform, you need to feed it. Getting the day started with good fuel to burn is important and we’ve all been taught as much. What about getting your mental state in perfect condition to start the day as well? Should we not all aim to have mental clarity and calm feelings all day long, to get us through all the trials and challenges that lay before us on any given day of the week?
Setting yourself up for success is a much better practice than waiting for things to go wrong and then trying to clean up the ensuing situations. When we are proactive, we don’t need to be reactive as much. Being reactive is when we lose our patience, yell, let our blood pressure go up, feel anxiety, and generally just lose control. By planning ahead and being proactive, we can determine how our day is going to go with more certainty. When we remove the stress, by planning and preparing, we experience less anxiety and emotional ups and downs. Those highs and lows on our personal emotional chart can take a toll. Patience wears thin and we find ourselves making bad choices because we shift into being reactive. Reactive people tend to make poor choices.
We’ve always been told to eat for our body but what do we do for our emotions when we start the day? A great way to make sure that your serotonin is locked and loaded for the day, to keep you emotionally calm all day long, is to incorporate CBD oil into your breakfast. You can even add hemp hearts to your diet by chopping it and added it over the top or mixed within your favorite breakfast foods.
Keep It Simple and You Can Stick to It
Many people have a hard time dealing with eating breakfast because they wake-up late and must also get kids ready for school. Some people just sleep too long and barely have time to get dressed for work, much less to eat breakfast.
Flips yogurt makes a great meal for a breakfast on the run. They have protein and carbs and can give you a lot of good probiotics as well. Adding some CBD oil directly into your yogurt in the morning is a great way to make sure that you are going to have an awesome day.
The granola makes for a nice crunchy top-off and you’ll be so glad that you had breakfast later in your day. The body must maintain a status quo all day long for you to feel alert, calm, and focused. Homeostasis is the terminology for the body maintaining proper levels all day long. This includes your body temperature and metabolism too. It takes calories to stay warm enough. If you aren’t eating enough, at intervals throughout the day, your body is struggling to maintain normal levels of energy to keep you going.
Certain ‘systems’ get shut down as energy is pumped into the most important things happening. Therefore, you get tired, and sometimes why you get cold. Those systems get shut down to a lower priority because your body needs brain power and doesn’t have enough energy to handle it all.
Feed yourself. Take your CBD oil to help with your anxiety, stress, and depression issues if those apply to you. Boost your mood while you boost your energy and you’ll wonder why the heck you never did it before. You’re going to feel fabulous. Making breakfast is a simple thing that you can do and make it a ritual by including your hemp heart or CBD oil in your breakfast.
Cooking with hemp is not hard but requires a bit of creativity. There are some great websites with recipes that you can check-out for making breakfast a valuable part of your day. Hemp hearts are the inner meat of the plant seed. This is the best part of the plant for eating and is reminiscent of flax seeds or pine nuts. Added to recipes, the hemp hearts are not only delicious, but they are very nutritious as well.
Hemp hearts are high in omega 3 and omega 6, with a 3:1 ration that is considered nearly perfect. Omegas help keep your heart healthy and keep cholesterol low. Omega fatty acids maintain arterial health and they lower inflammation in the body.
CBD is loaded with vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, and D, they are a powerhouse of antioxidants. Antioxidants help lower free radicals in your system and help to prevent disease. Some people believe that this plays a part in chronic illness and diseases, such as cancer. Hemp hearts are also rich in potassium, zinc, magnesium, and iron. Magnesium alone is used by the human body for hundreds of metabolic functions.
Hemp hearts contain all nine amino acids to form a complete protein diet. Amino acids are the building blocks that your body needs to repair itself. When you tear a muscle, sprain an ankle, or lift weights to gain bulk muscle, it is the amino acids in protein that go to work to repair that muscle tissue. Very rare is something rich in all nine of these amino acids. This makes hemp hearts idea, and it also means less time that you need to chop protein for a meal, you can simply add hemp hearts to salads, muffins, granolas, yogurts and other things in your diet.
Fiber is also something that we all need in our diets and yes, hemp hearts are rich in fiber as well. Fiber is essential to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and maintain proper weight. Fiber is necessary to cleanse the intestinal tract and support a healthy balance for your body. Hemp heart is almost as perfect as you can get, when it comes to healthful food. Hemp is a fantastic way to eat less meat and still get the protein that your body needs. Not to mention that hemp is an easily renewable source.
Are There Any Drawbacks to Hemp Heart or Hemp Oil?
Some people have a lot of concerns about consuming hemp products. There is a great deal of misinformation out there and it is easy to be confused and not know who to believe. The first thing that you should be aware of is that hemp is the same plant that marijuana leaves come from. Hemp is from the same family as marijuana but is has been cultivated for commercial use. Many years of selectively growing the plants to have little to no THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that causes people to get ‘high’ and somewhat incapacitated mentally and physically, has produced strains with less THC. Only the hemp with less THC is used in the process for collecting CBD oil. The process by which the CBD is removed from the plant also separates the THC out.
CBD oil, or hemp oil, is extracted from the hemp plant and the amount of THC is less than .03% in any commercially distributed product. CBD oil manufacturers are regulated and must test their products before the batches are marketed, to ensure that the proper levels are not surpassed.
If you are wondering ‘can CBD oil make you high?’ that answer would be a firm ‘no’. CBD oil should give you a feeling of calm and peacefulness. You should feel relaxed as your serotonin levels are boosted. CBD oil can also help with nausea as related to things like chemotherapy treatment or just an illness in general.
CBD oil helps with brain activity in such a way that children and adults who suffer from ADHD or ADD can be more able to pay attention and focus. CBD oil can do some fairly miraculous things, but it cannot get you high. The amount of THC in CBD oil is just not enough to accomplish that.
For the record, you should not test positive for marijuana use either. The test for that is only looking for THC in your system because that is the psychoactive ingredient. It would take an enormous amount of CBD oil for you to ever test positive. It is not impossible, but it is very highly unlikely.
There aren’t any severe side-effects from hemp or CBD oil. Some people have reported that if they use too much of the CBD oil, it can be known to cause diarrhea. Overuse may result in an occasional headache. Simply lowering your dose and slowly tapering back up to the amount you need for your specific situation or pain is the only thing necessary. You cannot overdose on CBD oil and it can be used for an immediate need, like a panic attack that suddenly comes on. Taking CBD oil sublingually will act quickly to reduce your anxiety and return you to a calm state of mind.
CBD should not slow your response rate or your ability to think and reason. You will have no issues with carrying on with your normal daily activities. When you first begin using CBD, it may relax you so much that it makes you a bit tired. If this happens, simply use a little less and give your body time to adjust to it and the sleepiness will subside with your use.
Opinions and Ethical Concerns of Using CBD Oil
While many people find the use of CBD oils to be concerning, it is less dangerous that most over the counter medications that people take for headaches. Using hemp products is much easier than getting and taking prescription drugs. Most prescription medications have side-effects that potentially more dangerous than whatever the purpose of your taking them is.
You don’t need a prescription to buy CBD oil or hemp products. This fact that they are readily available and relatively inexpensive compared to prescription counterparts, makes hemp products like CBD oil the best choice for so many people.
The argument of it being marijuana based is just not true because of the THC not being in the CBD products. They do not have a psychoactive quality, they don’t make you high or hinder your ability to reason. There is no cognitive impairment from using CBD oil. Best of all, with very few exceptions around the country, CBD oil is legal. Most people will find that they can purchase CBD oil quite easily with no problem. There are a few municipalities and counties across the United States that have tried to block the sale of hemp products, regardless of THC levels. These regulations are likely to be challenged as more states are legalizing marijuana use for both personal and medical reasons.
CBD oil is available online or in local shops. You’ll find that there is a lot of information to learn about the dose, the quality and the source of the plants. If you have a ton of questions, you should read all you can find but also don’t be shy to walk into a local shop and ask them a ton of questions. It’s important that you understand what you are getting because, as with any product, there can be inferior made bottles of CBD.
Hemp is a plant and the uses of this plant are almost endless. Plant-based diets are known to be extremely nutritious to mankind. This means that vegetarians can use the hemp products with a clear conscious, as well as vegans. No animals are harmed in the growing or production process of hemp products or CBD oil.
The benefits of hemp have been covered in great detail already but the people with medical conditions who rely on the ability to use hemp is growing steadily as the benefits are still being discovered. Because of the way that CBD interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain, there is a lot of hope for those who suffer from conditions such as schizophrenia. Even those who are affected by bipolar can get relief from the use of CBD oil.
For those who have no health insurance because they simply cannot afford it, or they cannot afford their portion of the bill for prescriptions, CBD oil gives them an opportunity to find relief without going broke. A prescription for a chronic condition can cost thousands of dollars per monthly supply.
A shot for patients who suffer with rheumatoid arthritis can cost as much as $5000 per month, for example. Many people with inadequate insurance, who are responsible for paying as much as 40% of the cost of their prescriptions, would simply not be able to fill this prescription or go to the doctor to get these prescribed shots. A bottle of CBD oil that would last them for a month would cost them less than a hundred dollars, in most cases.
Hemp is a renewable resource. Trees take a long time to regrow. Hemp can grow in one growing season. There are many items that can be made from hemp, instead of trees. How wonderful for the environment if we could save our trees. The loss of forests is partially responsible for the global warming that we are all experiencing. Using more products like hemp products, could help reduce and possibly begin to reverse global warming.
Hemp use is not causing tons of waste, nor is it taking from the planet without replacing. Hemp grows fast and all parts of the plant are utilized in production. Other hemp products are made from the plant stalks. Hemp has a use in textiles, soaps, and so much more. It we planted hemp and used it for more items, we could help conservation efforts for the animals and plant species of the world. It may sound like an overreach or a pipe dream, but it only takes a few small changes to make major impact in this world. Recycling is a great example of this.
There are just so many positive reasons to utilize hemp products that the few arguments some people have, are easily addressed and refuted. Most of the issues that people have with CBD oil and hemp products are due to their misunderstanding of how CBD oil is produced and that it is not used for seeking a high. CBD oil is no worse than eating ginger root when your stomach is churning. People began making ginger beer, later popularized as root beer, for soothing stomachs.
CBD oil is simply a relatively unknown thing to some people. It will be up to everyone who uses CBD to actively teach their friends and family about all the amazing benefits. If people are taught to understand why using the products is perfectly fine, and legal, and beneficial, perhaps they will be more likely to try it themselves? A the very least, they may become far more supportive of the person who uses CBD oil for a chronic illness or anxiety issues. Someday, perhaps we will all be having hemp with breakfast?
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