Celebrating National Relaxation Day with Products To Help You *Chill*
National Relaxation Day encourages us to slow down and unwind, allowing you to focus on taking care of yourself and taking a moment to relax. You need a break from your fast-paced life! Taking the time to recuperate may be just what your body needs to reset.
A fast-paced life can trigger huge amounts of stress that can be harmful both mentally and physically. Here are some products that may be able to help.
Think of your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) as a house with many electrical outlets. When your ECS is not operating properly – like a home that is without power – your body becomes unbalanced; your receptor sites do not get enough cannabinoids. To replenish your system and keep your body balanced, you may want to turn to nature’s natural compounds – cannabidiols. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural chemical found within the hemp plant that can help to nourish and naturally restore balance to your Endocannabinoid System. CBD is made below the legal limit of THC, which does not produce psycho-active effects. Available in different delivery methods – from softgels and tinctures to gummies and creams – there is a product that is best for you and your needs.
L-Theanine is an amino acid derived from the tea plant that has been shown to safely promote relaxation and natural stress relief, without causing drowsiness. It has also been shown to offset the effect of the stress hormone cortisol on the brain and nerves. In a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods, Japanese researchers recruited healthy University studies to test the impact of L-theanine on those with anxiety. Results showed that highly anxious students receiving L-theanine displayed a slowing of their heart rate, improved attention performance and better reaction times compared to others receiving a placebo.†
Melatonin is a hormone naturally found in the body. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin, signaling the body to prepare to wake. Melatonin has been shown to reduce the length of time it takes to fall asleep. It has also been shown to induce a deeper, more refreshing level of sleep.
The word adaptogen in herbal medicine refers to an herb or plant extract that helps the body adapt to stress and fatigue, while promoting or restoring normal physiological (bodily) functioning. Rhodiola is just such an herb. It’s the root of the Rhodiola plant which contains the highest concentration of Rosavins and Salidroside that has the greatest impact on restoring or supporting wellness. A 2017 study published in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment found that, in participants who were given 400mg of Rhodiola each day for 12 weeks, there was a good level of improvement in fatigue and emotional exhaustion.
Natural Extracts: Chamomile, Passionflower and Lemon Balm
Together, chamomile, passionflower and lemon balm exert a calming effect, helping to reduce feelings of stress and support relaxation. When offered in an superior herbal tincture, it may also be helpful at night to support a better quality of sleep. Tinctures in this form are best free of alcohol, gluten and sodium.