With the public health crisis posed by the spread of COVID-19 foremost on people’s minds, this is a uniquely stressful time. The uncertainty and alarm caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and the historic disruption to public life associated with efforts to limit its spread, have ratcheted up stress and anxiety levels in unprecedented fashion.
Stress can bring a range of nasty effects, impacting everything from your libido to your immune function, digestive health, and even your ability to lose weight and keep it off. That’s why, here at Olivera Health + Wellness, stress management is a key component of our comprehensive approach to help you meet your wellness goals.
From making sure to get adequate sleep, to exercising regularly and enjoying a healthy, balanced diet, there’s a lot you can do to reduce your overall stress level. But if you’re still looking for a boost in your stress mitigation efforts, consider the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD).
A naturally occurring chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant, CBD interacts with neurotransmitters in the body’s endocannabinoid system, and a growing body of research including animal and human studies suggests that this interaction may help to reduce stress and anxiety. A recent animal study showed that high doses of CBD affect serotonin receptors, helping to lower stress, while other studies have shown it to inhibit an enzyme responsible for breaking down anandamide, a neurotransmitter sometimes referred to as the “bliss molecule” due to its mood-enhancing abilities.
Aside from its stress-reducing properties, CBD has also been linked to digestive and cardiovascular health, and has been used for the management of chronic pain. It’s natural, non-intoxicating, and legal for sale over the counter in the state of Illinois.
To provide our patients with CBD options during these uncertain times, Olivera Health + Wellness is partnering with Blue Harvest, a Chicago-based company specializing in oral and topical CBD applications:
- Need a Good Night’s Rest?
Try the F80 Sleep Spray, specially formulated with caprylic chamomile oil and all-natural, hemp-derived CBD. It’s easy to use and designed for fast absorption by your body.
- Looking for a Soothing Balm to Help You Breath Easier or for Mild Surface Pain?
For a soothing and cooling experience, try the Comfort Balm, made with menthol and essential oils.
Blue Harvest offers free delivery to addresses within the continental United States, so that you can obtain the product you need, while staying safe at home. Blue Harvest is also offering a special discount to all Olivera Health + Wellness patients.
Just go to blueharvestcbd.com and use code olivera30 at checkout to receive 30% off your order.
From all of us at Olivera – stay safe during this difficult time, and we hope to see you again soon.