The pace of modern life paired with the intensity of the last couple of years has impacted everyone—including me. As a holistic practitioner and women’s wellness expert, I’m always looking for ways to support and soothe my nervous system. And you can bet I’ve tried everything.
I was generally familiar with Prima as a brand and knew their clean CBD skincare products had gained crazy good reviews. When I saw the new launch of their Chill Out Vegan CBD Chews, I thought this might be a product my clients could incorporate more consistently than anything else, as I know full well the benefits that CBD has to offer.
For anyone who enjoys a comforting little bite after dinner and has a nervous system in need of soothing, these chews could be a game-changer.
Using CBD And Calming Nutraceuticals Together
One of the things that stands out to me about Prima’s Chill Out Vegan CBD Chews is the unique combination of CBD (a.k.a. cannabidiol) plus vitamins and minerals that help to ease tension and bring the body into a more relaxed state. Their vitamin and mineral content actually makes these CBD chews more of a “stress multivitamin”, addressing key nutrient deficiencies tied to stress.
That’s something so many of my clients are looking for and to be able to recommend a product that’s experienced almost like candy is pretty great.
The Chews contain:
+ Organic hemp extract
+ Bio-available magnesium
+ A blend of neuro-supportive nutrients with powerful antioxidant properties to ease the effects of everyday stress and support healthy adrenal function.
Magnesium is one of my favorite minerals to calm and regulate the body and brain and its bioavailable form ensures it’s easily absorbed.
How I Use The CBD Chews For Daily Anxiety
Adding Prima’s Chill Out Vegan CBD Chews to my repertoire has been a game-changer in several ways…
If I’m having one of those days where I find myself stuck in fight or flight mode and my usual deep breathing practice just isn’t cutting it, I take a break or run a bath if I can — and pop a Prima CBD Chew.
The lightly herbaceous lemon and berry flavor alone starts me in the right direction.
One chew is pretty potent and chills my nervous system to just the right level almost immediately so that I feel fully functional, but not drowsy.
If you live in a densely populated city like I do (hello, LA!), chances are you experience some type of low-level anxiety or nervous system agitation throughout the day. This may show up as a hard time focusing, feeling on edge or having a hard time winding down at night. A need for calming, grounding and centering resources has never been more important.
Luckily, years of education, personal practice and helping others move through anxiety, have provided me with a foundation of tools and routines to soothe and mitigate excess stress. My go-to’s include deep breathing, daily guided meditations, fully unplugging from social media and tech, and spending swaths of time outside of the city immersing myself in the natural world.
The ever-quickening pace of life, an influx of pandemic-related anxiety, and other life influences can sometimes exceed what our systems are biologically designed to handle.
The chews have been the perfect option to take the edge off and a wonderful way to calm down without alcohol. I tend to be quite sensitive, so even a glass of wine can be too much for me at times and I certainly can’t handle the strength of modern-day marijuana. Prima Chill-Out Chews provide immediate calming results and when paired with a guided meditation – it’s all I need to unplug from the energy of the day and feel a sense of centeredness and grounding.
When bedtime rolls around and my head hits the pillow, I’m out like a baby for a solid night’s sleep that’s the deepest I’ve had in many months. The importance of deep sleep truly can’t be underestimated. Solid sleep is essential for functioning and feeling our best. And the more we can support the nervous system throughout the day to come back to balance – the better.
A CBD Refresher…
A refresher on how CBD works, so you don’t need to open a new tab and Google it!
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the compounds found in cannabis or marijuana. CBD has little to no psychoactive effect, unlike the compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects. CBD is often used to reduce stress and lower inflammation and pain receptor response. The beneficial properties of CBD are very similar to the effects that gentle adaptogenic herbs have on the nervous system, adrenals, and immune system, all of which play an integral role in the body’s ability to manage daily stress, maintain normal hormone levels, and regulate immunity.
By inhibiting unnecessary cortisol (the stress hormone) output and regulating the receptors in the brain responsible for our mood and stress response, CBD can effectively reduce stress and anxiety. CBD interacts with many different receptors in the brain. These interactions create positive changes in the activity of hormones, neurotransmitters, and other cells throughout the brain and body to help calm the central nervous system. This means reduced anxiety, stress, and pain, plus better sleep.
Prima CBD Chill Out Chews have become a regular part of my favorite evening ritual: a bath and meditation. I generally start the night with a complete unplug — silencing my phone, pouring a cup of tea, running a soothing bath, unwrapping a Prima Chill-Out chew, and finally a guided meditation in bed.
For me, city life requires a multi-layered let down from the chaos of it all and integrating herbs, CBD and nutraceuticals as part of my evening repertoire has been incredibly soothing and supportive.
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