With just a handful of days left in Spring it seems like everyone is looking for ways to make the most of Summer 2021. Most of us were stuck around the house last Summer, and this year we’re looking forward to making it up. With many states COVID-19 restrictions lifting, our ability to get out and enjoy our favorite places and activities are much more accessible than last year. With all the potential benefits CBD provides, there are a variety of ways it can assist in creating your ideal Summer.
2020 was a year of seclusion and we likely haven’t seen many of our loved ones all year. While we can’t wait to reconnect with our favorite humans, so much time spent social distancing could have some of us experiencing social anxiety like never before. This 2011 study performed on patients diagnosed with generalized social anxiety disorders reports that CBD’s affect on the limbic and paralimbic areas of the brain may actually reduce the symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder.
Many customers looking to treat anxiety use our vape products for instant effects because of the faster absorption rate from lungs to bloodstream. This allows customers to feel faster effects after the first signs of anxiety setting in. However, this method offers the least amount of time in the bloodstream, therefore the effects of vaping CBD are not as long lasting as other consumption methods. For this reason some of our customers treating their anxiety will instead or additionally use a tincture. Our tinctures also have a quick absorption rate when ingested sublingually (under the tongue) and tend to last a bit longer throughout the bloodstream, providing longer lasting potential benefits.
After the majority of the population has taken a year off from our favorite activities, some of us may be feeling pretty out of shape. Biking, swimming or hiking may leave you feeling more sore than usual this Summer. Luckily adding some CBD in your daily regimen could potentially help alleviate those aches and pains. Because CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory, many of our products can provide potential relief for those sore muscles or arthritis pain that may be flared after a long day of Summer adventures. Customers often turn to our topical products like the Active CBD Oil Salve as well as our menthol Active CBD Oil Lotion for on-contact benefits. However, for the CBD user on-the-go the Active CBD Performance Patch is perfect for extended wear up to 48 hours and contains 4% lidocaine to numb those sore spots.
With temperatures rising this month being outdoors and in sunlight can take a toll on your skin. The skin is our body's most extensive organ, and painful sunburns are actually a healing response, inflammatory cells are produced to help repair sun damage but can also cause a lot of pain, swelling and blistering. As mentioned before, CBD can help fight those inflammatory cells that cause skin pressure with its anti-inflammatory properties. Active CBD Oil Bath Bombs compliment a nice soak after a long day in the sun perfectly and the Citrus Lavender Active CBD Oil Lotion can provide that calming moisturization you sunburned skin craves.
With heat waves closely approaching this season it’s important to stay cool and collected. Too much time in the heat can lead to exhaustion, crankiness, clammy skin, nausea and headaches. Because your body’s endocannabinoid system regulates body temperature (among many other things) CBD actually promotes homeostasis and can potentially help to cool you down during those dog days of summer. You can use CBD in all kinds of fun ways to stay cool. We took a basic berry lemonade popsicle recipe and added our Berry flavored Water Soluble Tincture to make it CBD enhanced! Because this formula is water soluble, the CBD will disperse evenly throughout each popsicle, unlike oil soluble tinctures, it won't stick to the side of your mold or float to the top during the freeze process. Try this at home!
CBD Berry Lemonade Popsicles
Makes about six 20mg popsicles
You will need a basic 6 piece ⅓ cup popsicle mold from any general retail store.
- ½ Cup Blueberries
- 1 ½ Cups Lemonade
- 300mg Berry flavored Active CBD Oil Tincture- Water Soluble
- Cut blueberries into halves or thin slices and split evenly between popsicle molds.
- Add Lemonade
- Add two 1ml droppers of 300mg Berry flavored Active CBD Oil Tincture
- Without inserting sticks, cover and freeze for about 1 ½ hours, or until “slushy”
- With a stir stick or butter knife, mix each mold to redistribute berries, insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid (may take up to 3 hours or more)
- To remove popsicles, let sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes or run under warm water for about 10 seconds.
- Chill out and Enjoy!
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