Isn’t it amazing what a couple of sunny days can do? You’ve got more energy, it’s easy to ignore things that would otherwise get you down and maybe you even have butterflies in your stomach. Everything feels somehow lighter – and thanks to that extra dose of Vitamin D – you get a turbo boost from being in a good mood.
To make sure nothing rains on your parade, but also to see that you get that well-deserved cherry on top, you should consider making CBD your handy all-purpose weapon this spring.
Since it’s not a psychoactive substance, cannabidiol won’t send you on some psychedelic trip but, thanks to its effect on your endocannabinoid system, it could become the equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife for use in a variety of situations. In any case, cannabidiol can be the perfect match for sunglasses and sunscreen, and might be the only must-have you'll need this spring.
At a glance: 5 perfect CBD moments in spring | VAAY
1. CBD and allergies – Start at the source
It’s the same thing every year. As soon as temperatures start to climb, those fresh spring days are ruined by pesky pollen and other allergy-causing grasses. For some of us, this means a veil of tears and sniffles gets in the way of our ability to experience the burst of bloom around us. But maybe it doesn’t have to come to that?
As everybody knows, you get allergies when your immune system reacts to substances that were not originally intended to present an actual threat to your body. In other words, what’s overreacting is your immune response, a mechanism that is otherwise essential to your body’s response system.
Of course, we’re not saying that CBD is able to specifically target your birch or grass allergy. However, studies have shown that it can regulate a person’s immune response; in other words, there’s reason to hope that CBD can, along with other measures, help in your battle with seasonal allergies.
2. CBD before or after exercise
Are you likely to wrap yourself up and head out for a run even when it’s raining and there’s an icy wind blowing in your face? If you’re one of those passionate and slightly insane people who goes jogging even when hell is freezing over, then you deserve our full respect.
Luckily for the rest of us, though, those days are gone, at least for the moment. Still, it’s not just the runners among us who appreciate what a relief it is not to have to breathe in polar air the second you step out the front door.
Even if you swear by your weight training or cardio workout, and even if you only need a tiny spot on the planet to get your reps in, the warmer days of spring offer plenty of opportunity to make use of parks and the great outdoors for your sporting activities.
And even if you’ve successfully ignored the need to do any kind of physical activity over the winter – yes YOU, we can see you! – that’s no reason not to pick up those weights and get on that stepper again. In fact, now that spring is providing you with a natural boost of energy, it might be the perfect time to do just that.
Whether you prefer it in your pre-performance or post-workout phase: thanks to a routine with the cooling CBD Gel, there’s nothing to get in the way of you maximising your workout. When you’ve finished working out, do your body good and give it a few targeted massages that allow you to reach your next peak performance as fresh and relaxed as possible.
3. CBD before the family barbecue
Ok, so it’s only anecdotal, but our theory is that family celebrations are like class reunions – only worse. Everyone insists that opinion is the right opinion; you constantly have to explain what it is, exactly, you do on this internet thing; and while you’re at it, explain why you’re still single.
Does the thought of an evening with your family send shivers down your spine and make you break out in a cold sweat? We’re sensing some tense vibes here. Sounds like you could use a good dose of CBD. It is said to have relaxing properties. In fact, when you use a diffuser pen, the effect of CBD can be practically instantaneous.
But all kidding aside – if members of your family are a bit less uptight, maybe they can smoke along with you and you can all get something out of it.
4. A relaxed start to the end of the work day
It’s Friday afternoon, the work week is done, right? Not always. In the age of new work, digital availability and home offices, this sounds more like a fairytale, and for most of us, the four-day work week is indeed still a pipe dream.
This is why it’s more important than ever to have a ritual that communicates to your body when it’s time to call it a day. After all, there’s no better way to calm yourself down after a long day at work. Think of it as your metaphorical mic drop.
So, shut your laptop, walk away from your desk and grab the CBD vaper of your choice. Maybe take a walk around the block, enjoy the sunshine with friends or start the evening off by relaxing on your balcony? Now that the weather is nice and warm again, the possibilities are endless.
5. CBD instead of beer
“The consumption of alcohol is considered by many to be an integral part of our culture”. We didn’t lift this quote from some Bavarian politician talking about the importance of beer gardens; we actually took it straight from the official website of the German Bundestag.
There’s no need to mention that alcohol is the number one drug of choice in pretty much everywhere. And even though having a couple of beers or a glass of wine won’t catapult you straight into the grave, there’s also no doubt that alcohol can be addictive.
Sure, there’s nothing like a good beer buzz. However, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed not to be addictive and that’s – you guessed it – CBD. Even the WHO says so. So, if you’re looking for something to relax with, why not take the Vaper out for a spin with your friends or watch the sun set by yourself like a lone wolf on a mountain?
Your big five for the spring feat. CBD
Thanks to its relaxing effects, CBD might actually be able to sweeten some of your springtime delights and maybe even help regulate allergies and high-stress phases in your life. So, it doesn’t look like there are any clouds out there to dampen our spirits this spring. And if spring is already this good, just imagine what summer’s going to be like!