CBD for Winter Blues

CBD for Winter Blues...
by Alyson Stonebraker, Green Compass Advocate

 Winter Blues? CBD to The Rescue!

After the excitement and festivities of the holiday season fade and the weather in many parts of the country settles into a cold, gray pattern, do you find yourself feeling unusually “down”? Many people who experience low mood this time of year have Seasonal Affective Disorder or “winter depression,” a condition that affects up to six million Americans.

What is SAD?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression, which predominantly occurs in fall and winter, when reduced exposure to sunlight is common, especially for those who live in northern latitudes. This decreased exposure to sunlight can lead to chemical shifts in the brain, which in turn leads to a seasonal form of depression that impacts sleep, mood, motivation, mental and physical performance, as well as interpersonal relations.

How CBD Can Help

Taking CBD is a safe, natural and highly effective method for addressing depression. It does this by elevating serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain to reduce or even eliminate the effects of SAD. Many people with depression also struggle with insomnia. Due to its homeostasis-inducing effects, CBD helps bring the neurological system out of a sympathetic, “fight or flight” state, encouraging quality, restorative sleep in individuals who take it, adding a crucial power punch in the fight against winter blues.

How Does CBD Work?

The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) is how cannabinoids like CBD offer their benefits. It is our bodies’ very own natural cannabis system (all mammals have one), which produces a state of homeostasis (balance) in order to create health and wellness. It is quite possibly the most important physiological system in establishing and maintaining our health. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has stated that it “may have therapeutic potential in almost all conditions affecting humans.”

CB1 and CB2 receptors exist within every system within the body. This includes the cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, endocrine, urinary, digestive, central nervous, muscular, skeletal, reproductive, and lymphatic system. The CB1 receptors are concentrated in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune system and organs. CBD binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. By acting through various other channels, it helps to regulate and set the tempo for our bodies’ own endocannabinoids, which in turn plays a crucial role in the balance or homeostasis that is needed for regulating all our systems.

What Sets Green Compass CBD Apart From Other Brands?

It’s crucial to know that all CBD is not created equal! Many CBD products on the market today are full of sticks, stones and other undesirable ingredients from chemically driven extraction methods. They often lack full transparency regarding ingredients, as well as growing and processing methods.

Green Compass offers the most superior quality CBD available on the market today, and is unmatched in its transparency regarding ingredients, as well as farming and manufacturing processes. We use only the hemp flower (not leaves, stems and roots) plus nontoxic CO2 extraction methods to formulate very cleanest CBD products on the market

Green Compass CBD is:

  • USDA certified organic (third party testing, certificate of soil analysis)
  • FDA approved
  • Grown in NC by sixth generation sweet potato farmers
  • Our company is vertically integrated – we control everything from seed to seal
  • Safe and highly effective for children and adults alike

Will It Cause Me to Feel “High” or Fail a Drug Test?

A clean, organic, high quality CBD, with zero or low THC (.03% or less) has zero psychoactive properties and will induce feelings of focused calm, but not a “high.” In cases where drug testing occurs, simply select broad spectrum products with zero THC.

Where Can I Purchase Green Compass CBD?

You can now purchase Green Compass CBD & other superior health and wellness products through C.O.R.E. Grown Strong, HERE, or via the below link!

If you have any questions regarding which Green Compass products are the best match for your health goals, please don’t hesitate to contact Alyson Stonebraker at 704-965-0476.


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