When COVID hit, I had just had my baby. I just started a new business. And then the world changed. Both our husbands were let go from their jobs, my friend and I were running a startup, she was home-schooling her two daughters (ages 8 and 15), and I had a newborn. Life was hectic. With the increase in stress and anxiety that I was facing, I was already a fan of CBD, but I started turning to it even more during COVID. And so did a lot of my friends. I thought COVID would be a complete disaster for me as a start-up, but I quickly found out that Juna was helping all of our female clients more than ever.
Everyone’s story and situations are so different in the midst of this new world we live in, but the common thread is that of us are balancing more than ever, we all feel like there is not enough time in the day, and unfortunately, we aren’t getting the quality of sleep we need to function at these mom-high levels.
Whether you are a new mom or already have kids, you know that the stress can be really overwhelming. Screaming children, no time for yourself, no days off, expectations to remember every event, and just keeping everyone fed and alive can be both physically and mentally exhausting.
So where do mom’s turn for relief in this exhausting hampster wheel of stress? Well, with proper hormone balance, a a true focus on helping your body de-stress. That’s is where CBD fits in.
If you use it daily, CBD can lower stress levels, restore sleep, lower inflammatory response, and help with pain relief. Sounds like freaking magic right? Well, that’s what we thought too. But, there is legit science to back up how this powerful plant actually helps optimize your everyday.
Simply put, CBD is a plant cannabinoid that activates receptors in your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to optimize mind, body, mood and sleep. It mimics serotonin in your body (your body’s “happiness neurotransmitter”) by directly activating a receptor called 5HT.
It also optimizes sleep by keeping our endocannabinoid system in balance. Optimizing these sleep wake cycles allows our body to reach stage 3 sleep, also known as restorative sleep when the body and brain repairs and regenerates itself. Up to 67% of women say they have a sleeping problem! For this, I take Juna’s Nightcap Sleep Drops.
CBD also regulates inflammation: research shows that CBD activates a receptor that, when stimulated, can reduce your body’s production of inflammatory molecules and increase its production of reparative antioxidants to reduce inflammation.
Now, here is something interesting, CBD builds up in our cells over time and works best with cumulative use so think of it like a multivitamin. Whatever you choose to take CBD for, know that it’s helping your body and mind work at an optimized level so you can show up as the best version of yourself. And the best part? It’s 100% natural, non-habit forming, and non-intoxicating.
I suggest beginning with a small daily dose of an organic full-spectrum tincture like Juna’s Balance drops. Whatever CBD brand you choose, make sure it’s from a reputable and transparent company because not all CBD is created equal. You want to make sure to buy organic (USDA Organic is best), choose a full-spectrum CBD, and make sure that it has been tested by a third party. Links to all Juna’s third party lab results can be found on the product pages and box QR codes.
Formulating effective products isn’t something we take lightly. As a wellness brand operating in an industry known to hype one ingredient after the next – our goal at Juna has always been to simplify relief and separate the trendy from the truly transformational. We are mom-founded, USDA certified organic, and share all third party testing results on our site so there is full transparency, always.
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