Five key ways CBD can transform your winter wellness regime

The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.

From Seasonal Affective Disorder to pain relief and immune system support – here’s how CBD can benefit you this winter.

There are currently an estimated 3 million CBD users in the UK using it as a holistic alternative to prescription medications to treat chronic pain, neuropathic conditions and some mental health conditions. As we adapt to colder weather conditions and longer nights, our experts created their ultimate guide for maximising the benefits of CBD this winter.

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What is CBD?

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that has been linked to various health benefits and can help ease symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. It’s commonly administered in an oil form and usually taken orally. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and can offer relief for skin conditions, muscle aches and many more. 

Take a look at five of the many benefits of CBD and find out how to incorporate it into your health and wellness regime.

1. Boosts your immune system:

Common colds and flus tend to circulate during the winter periods, so it’s important to maintain a strong and healthy immune system. CBD is known to play a role in bolstering the body’s natural defences. This immune boost can be done in the morning by incorporating CBD oils into your morning routine by adding to your morning smoothiescoffee or tea.

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2. Relieves chronic pain and inflammation:

In winter, chronic pain tends to worsen as the cold weather can often lead to stiffer muscles and increased inflammation. CBD provides anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain to improve quality of life. It is also commonly used by athletes in the form of CBD-infused creams, balms or tinctures to reduce inflammation and promote muscle relaxation to avoid spasms and tension.

When pain persists, a cycle of symptoms can follow which impacts your wellbeing, strength and mobility. Mamedica CBD prescriptions help to break the pain loop by reducing inflammation and promoting muscle relaxation. Find out how it works here.  

3. Improves quality of sleep:

Throughout the winter months, our circadian rhythms tend to alter due to the sun setting earlier, impacting our sleep routines. However, Mamedica CBD prescriptions can be used to promote better sleep by calming the mind and body. Studies have been conducted that demonstrate CBD’s ability to improve insomnia and anxiety-induced sleep by providing more restful and deeper sleep. 

4. Manages Seasonal Affective Disorder:

Seasonal Affective Disorder is extremely common through the winter season. CBD can be used to help boost your mood and combat feelings of anxiety or sadness. Experts believe CBD helps calm the mind by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system which plays a key role in regulating mood. Vaping CBD oil or flower can provide immediate relaxation or relief from symptoms within seconds. 

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5. Reduces arthritis symptoms:

Arthritis causes pain and inflammation in the joints. The symptoms of a patient’s arthritis vary depending on the severity of the condition, as well as other factors such as age and any other pre-existing conditions. 

Symptoms can include joint inflammation, swelling, pain, warmth, and restriction of movement. The anti-inflammatory properties in CBD can help to reduce these symptoms to improve quality of life and reduce persistent pain.

This is supported by a 2006 study which found that a CBD-based botanical medicine offered significant improvements in pain during movement and pain at rest in patients with rheumatoid arthritis when compared to a placebo. 

How do I get CBD treatment in the UK?

If you’ve tried traditional medications or treatments for your condition but have not found satisfactory results, you may be eligible for medical cannabis. You can check your eligibility for free here and look at the range of conditions we treat on our condition page.