Wellness with Delta-8, CBD & Mushrooms: Stress, Anxiety, Focus & Energy
Here, at Society's Plant we get so many questions from customers about using CBD products for stress, anxiety, focus and energy. A lot of people are curious if CBD will make them tired, if they can take it before work and how exactly to choose the right strain or CBD supplement to attain the desired effect. With so many different options we understand why there is confusion when it comes to incorporating cannabinoid therapy into your wellness routine. So, to help you out we've put together a few tips guiding you to the right strains, supplements and/or gummies to help you maximize your full potential during your workday.
Choosing the Best High-CBD Hemp Flower for Focus & Energy.
To determine which cannabis strains would be ideal to try for daytime activities it is important to look at the terpene profile of the strain. What are terpenes?
Terpenes, in their basic form, are the plant’s aromatic profile that creates the scent and the flavor profile of the plant. However, for our physical and emotional benefit, terpenes in cannabis are the supercharge that supports the cannabinoids of the plant. It is through the terpenes, that we can gain more insight into how consuming a particular cannabis strain will be beneficial.
Myrcene is the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis cultivars (the proper word for weed strains). Myrcene is also found in other herbs such as hops, basil, cloves, lemongrass, and ylang-ylang. This terpene is responsible for earthy, musky, and even slightly fruity notes. Myrcene can reduce pain and inflammation and help induce a deeper sleep. Now, you’re probably wondering...
How can Myrcene also be helpful for focus and productivity?
The answer is in the entourage effect!
What is the entourage effect? The entourage effect is the description that has been used to talk about the synergistic way that cannabinoids and various terpenes of the cannabis plant work together to produce different effects based on the composition of each. In this case, we’ll look at which terpenes are combined with myrcene, in a particular strain, which will then give us a better idea of how the strain affects us.
Let’s look at the terpene profile for our CBD flower strain Rocket Fuel, the dominant terpenes in Rocket Fuel are myrcene, limonene, pinene, and caryophyllene. While myrcene provides benefits and potentially causes a very relaxed feeling, this effect is offset by the uplifting benefits of the other 3 terpenes. In this case, the entourage effect allows all the terpenes to work together to create a great synergy! Myrcene decreases daytime pain and allows you to stay grounded and focused, while the other terpenes provide a more energizing effect. This strain is excellent for daytime focus & productivity. Many of our customers with ADHD/ADD, have said that this particular strain helps relieve their scatteredness & prevents them from moving from task to task without completion.
Jet Fuel is another CBD flower strain that can give you that extra edge throughout the day! Its name is not purely devoted to the sweet, pungent aroma of diesel fumes that this strain exudes, but also the immediate high-energy jolt of uplifting effects that eventually level off to provide steady stimulation. The Sour Diesel ancestry of Jet Fuel gives this cultivar the ability to zip through the body to release tensions and propel the body into action. After the focus boost, you can anticipate a tranquil and focused landing. With this newfound clarity and razor-sharp focus, you will be pleased to find a first-class experience for winding down for rest after a productive day. This strain lets you slowdown from buzz for a rejuvenating sleep. You can find this strain in our flower by the ounce as well as our hand-crafted, convenient AF CBD Pre-Rolls.
Bonus Tip: Consuming a 1:1 ratio of THC & CBD can increase the positive effects of cannabis while decreasing the negative. Green Crack is an ideal cannabis strain w/THC for productivity.
High-CBD Hemp Flower & Mushrooms to get Relief from Pain & Anxiety
CBD has gained popularity based on the effects it has on stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorders. CBD & stress studies have suggested that CBD may have a beneficial effect in rodent models on PTSD. This outcome is believed to be due to the action of CBD on the endocannabinoid system. In a nutshell, the Endocannabinoid System is the largest receptor system in your body! We’d love to get into the details of this system more with you however Corinne Tobias did an amazing job of explaining the ECS (short for the Endocannabinoid System) in this blog post. Check that out if you need more information and we’ll keep the stress train moving!
Mental stress isn’t the only issue you’re facing during a hectic workday! The physical effects of stress - over-stimulates the nervous system, suppresses the immune system and dysregulates hormones, which increases hunger and that is the short list of the stress cascade that occurs on a functional level.
While inhaling the benefits of CBD flower on its own can help offset some of these symptoms, adding medicinal plants and functional mushrooms to your daily routine can create a full spectrum, holistic approach to using plant medicine in your wellness routine. If you’re looking to add more herbs into your smoke blend, we’ve mentioned some options in this post: Pairing Cannabis with Smokable Herbs.
The reason that we added a line of Mushroom Enhanced CBD Tinctures to our collection is because we know the incredible ability of mushrooms to have a positive impact on long term health. Each mushroom enhanced CBD tincture has a place in your day starting with the morning!
Check out our outline for a, Healthy CBD & Mushroom Tincture Regimen:
- A.M. Forget that high sugar orange juice! Instead boost your immunity with Society’s Plant Thrive Mushroom Enhanced CBD Tincture. With a blend of 12 of THE BEST functional mushrooms including: Turkey Tail, Chaga, Red Reishi, Cordyceps, Mesima, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Shitake, Agaricus Blazei, Poria, Agarikon mushroom, Poria Mushroom, Oyster Mushroom, True Tinder Polypore - basically, all the best mushrooms you could forage, combined with vitamin C and CBD hemp extract. This fungi and plant medicine will boost your immune system and help you to power through all your ambitious goals daily, weekly, and all year round.
- Afternoon: You know it happens! The mid-afternoon frazzles, when you just wonder if you should crawl back into bed. But, before you pull the cover up take a few drops of our Chill TF Out Mushroom Enhanced CBD tincture, so you can put the kibosh on stress and focus on whatever brings you joy. With anxiety-reducing herbs - passiflora, ashwagandha, lavender and bacopa and adaptogenic mushrooms - Lion’s Mane and Shiitake, your nervous system will be thanking you! If you have never heard of bacopa, it is an herb that has been used by Ayurvedic medical practitioners for centuries for purposes such as: including improving memory, reducing anxiety, and treating epilepsy, but research shows that it may boost brain function and alleviate stress.
- Bedtime: The benefits of sleep are undeniable. Sleep is one of the most important pillars to a healthy immune system and wellbeing of the body! Consistently good sleep habits have been known to help fight stress, keep our brain sharp and our body functioning properly. For an excellent night of quality, deep sleep - we have two products that we recommend. The first is:Dream Mushroom Enhanced CBD Tincture that will help to elevate your dream state using Red Reishi, a touch of melatonin, chamomile, ginkgo biloba, lavender and our favorite: albizia bark, aka the happiness herb. The other is our Delta-8 Hemp derived THC gummies, which will snuggle you into bed like a warm cozy blanket to drift off into a deep sleep state.
So… What are the best terpenes for stress?
While the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), carries a lot of the responsibility for mellowing you out on an especially stressful day, we also need to return to the conversation of terpenes to determine which strains are favored for stress and anxiety relief.
Below are the terpenes that have been found to be the most beneficial for stress, anxiety & even pain:
This terpene has a spicy, woodsy smell is found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, basil, and rosemary.
Caryophyllene has been shown to support the immune system, digestive health, alleviate chronic pain and reduce inflammation. Some research indicates that caryophyllene may protect against certain neurodegenerative diseases and cancers and studies have shown that beta-caryophyllene may even extend lifespan!
This terpene, also found in pine trees, is one reason “Forest Bathing” is so beneficial for your mood. This study showed: “Phytoncides, such as alpha-pinene and beta-pinene were detected in forest air.” Additionally, pinene may reduce inflammation, provide antioxidant & anti-bacterial protection, increase memory retention and decrease anxiety. So, when visiting a forest just isn’t on your day’s agenda, then puffing on a CBD strain with pinene may be the perfect anxiety-reducing solution.
Most popular for its beneficial contributions to the essential oil lavender, linalool has a calming and sedative effect that works on the nervous system to reduce anxiety, decrease pain and inspire a sense of well-being and peace.
Society’s Plant CBD dominant Hemp Strains that contain the best variation of these terpenes: Bubba Kush and Hempress.
Bonus Tip: While a tincture can take up to 45 minutes to begin working the anxiety & stress-reducing benefits of inhaling cannabinoids either by smoking or vaping hemp/cannabis flower starts within minutes! Shortly after taking your first puff, you can feel the relaxation and calm move over your entire body.
High-CBD Hemp Flower & Delta-8 Gummies for Pain & Stress!
Edibles may be one of the most convenient ways to utilize cannabinoid therapy during a busy day. Creating your own edibles is definitely an option, however, it isn’t necessary because we’ve done the hard work for you.
CBD gummies like these, Society’s Plant CBD Gummies help with pain and anxiety through the balancing of the endocannabinoid system as stated above, however the amount of time it takes to feel the effects is delayed by the digestive process. But these bear shaped gummies are delicious and will soothe the soul when lighting up isn’t practical. Just make sure to keep out of reach for children.
Our favorite CBD gummies for sleep include the additional cannabinoid, Delta-8, available from 20 mg to 50 mg, the effects of our Delta-8 gummies feel like a warm comforting blanket when it kicks in. Unlike CBD gummies, these are slightly psychoactive. You will feel a mild and relaxing high without the anxiousness that some experience with Delta-9 THC. *We suggest being cautious with dosing this cannabinoid based on your cannabis usage, many of our customers are able to feel enough effects from half of a 20 mg gummy.
Acidic Cannabinoids - CBDA & CBGA to Reduce Stress & Anxiety
If you choose not to light up your CBD flower, then one of our favorite supplements to get out of a depressive episode and motivate to get work done with no sign of anxiety to be found, is in the form of CBDA softgels! Our RAW Hemp Softgels are loaded with CBD and CBDA. The CEO of SOCIETY’s Plant, who is also known as High Society Mama on social media, is a strong advocate that everyone should add CBDA into their wellness routine. “It has a balancing effect that hits just right for many ailments, but for me the most profound effect was eliminating my anxiety. When my anxiety gets bad, I have a hard time making decisions and my productivity goes down drastically. Adding 2 softgels/day made my anxiety disappear and helped me to be confident and productive in managing my businesses!” - Bianca Snyder
What is CBDA?
Compounds in cannabis such as CBDA & CBGA are acidic cannabinoids that when combusted with high heat become converted into CBD and CBG. CBDA has been found to be 10 times more bioavailable than CBD. When CBD is heated, it no longer provides the same benefits as the CBDA in the RAW Hemp Softgels. The RAW Hemp is available in both - soft gels or RAW tincture and seem to quell anxiety without the sedative effects, making them ideal for before and during your work day. Research has shown CBDA may be more effective at reducing inflammation and nausea than CBD, that CBDA may reduce the growth and spread of cancer cells and that it may be more effective than THC at reducing pain. Additionally, CBDA combined with CBD is beneficial because it more than doubles the bioavailability of the cannabinoids in your body. Similar results were shown for THCA, along with the addition of neuroprotective & antioxidant properties. Read more about the benefits of CBDA!
We carry acidic cannabinoids in the form of our raw hemp supplements in a tincture and soft gels. Raw Unfiltered Hemp Extract is produced through a critical CO2 process that extracts the oil while still preserving much of the natural plant material such as waxes, chlorophylls, and lipids. Since this oil is less refined, the resulting CBD concentration is lower than a distilled extract. This raw extract is not decarboxylated, thus it contains a significant amount of the beneficial cannabinoid, CBDA.
Don't forget the topicals! Our Magical Plant Salve is coconut oil-based; raw hemp extract with CBDA & CBGA that works synergistically with herbs such as arnica, comfrey, and lavender to bring immediate relief from daily aches and pains. Keep this in your gym bag or on your desk to use any time of the day.
How a Healthy Diet in Combination with CBD can help Ease Stress & Anxiety
Fueling your body in a way that feeds your brain and energy levels should always be a priority. Consuming healthy proteins and fats from seeds such as flax and hemp seeds will keep inflammation at bay and complex carbohydrates will help to balance your blood sugar keeping you from being hangry. As we sign off today, we're excited to leave you with a recipe for our favorite stress balls created with cannabis infused honey or infused with Thrive Immunity Boosting Tincture. We hope you love them as much as we do!
CBD Stress Balls Recipe
For added CBD stress support consuming this high-protein snack are a perfect addition to your stress reduction regimen.
- 1 cup quick oats
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup cannabis-infused honey or Society’s Plant Thrive Immunity Tincture
- ¼ cup raw hemp seeds
- ¼ cup ground flax
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
- Stir all ingredients together well
- Roll into golf ball-sized balls, wetting hands a bit to get a smooth texture
- Pop into the freezer for 10-20 minutes to set and store them in a sealed container in the fridge.
Ease of use in CBD consumption to create healthy habits
During a busy workday, it can be challenging to take the time to create healthy habits to beat stress. Choosing methods that are quick and easy to consistently execute on might the most effective strategy to turning the practice into a habit.
Edibles might be one of the most convenient ways to utilize cannabinoid therapy during a busy day. Creating your own edible is definitely an option, however, it isn’t necessary because we’ve done the hard work for you.
The Best CBD & Delta-8 Gummies to Fight Pain & Stress
CBD Hemp gummies like these, Society’s Plant CBD Gummies help with anxiety through the balancing of the endocannabinoid system, as stated above. However, the amount of time it takes to feel the effects is delayed by the digestive process. But don’t let that stop you, because these bear shaped gummies are delicious and will soothe the soul when lighting up isn’t practical. Just make sure to keep out of reach for children.
Our favorite gummies for a strong sleep effect come from hitting up an additional cannabinoid mentioned above, Delta-8 Hemp derived THC. This product has been a fan favorite and it is available from 25 mg to 50 mg. Unlike CBD gummies, these are lightly psychoactive but most importantly you will feel very relaxed, and these are effective at taking the edge off of pain and inflammation. You will feel a mild and relaxing high without the anxiousness that some experience with Delta-9 THC.
*We suggest being cautious with dosing this cannabinoid based on your cannabis usage, many of our customers are able to feel enough effects from half of a 25 mg gummy.
CBD, Delta-8 & THC-O Vape Cartridges to Beat Stress
Vape pens have become a popular method for a quick smoke or toke when you are on the go and do not have the time or space to roll a joint or hit a bowl. SOCIETY's Plant offers vape carts in a few different cannabinoids.
CBD Vape Carts come in a couple of terpene profiles, but for this application we recommend the energizing strain of SOUR DIESEL. This pungent diesel aroma is known to help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.
Hemp derived Delta-8 has come into popularity recently for its elevating effects that are very calming, much like the effect of Delta-9 THC. From our selection of SOCIETY Delta-8 Vape Carts, the best terpene strain to fight stress for a kick-ass workday is Wedding Cake. This strain creates an uplifting, creative focus that is perfect for lifting your spirits and doing artistic work.
Lastly, if you are into a more intense high, then THC-O is the cannabinoid for you! This cannabinoid hits heavy, but for a shorter duration of the intense high. The terpene profiles for the strains Runtz or Headband, provide the most stress relief, while also being uplifting. Perfect for hitting the vape pen during the workday.
That’s a wrap on how to BEST utilize CBD to fight stress and enhance your daily wellness routine! We hope you enjoyed this information and if you have any questions about our products or need assistance finding the right product for you, then do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you!
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