We all know that a warm bath does wonders on so many levels and has been the cure to problems of the heart, the head, and the body for many years.
Sad about a break-up? Take a bath.
Tough day at work? Take a bath.
Sore from a big run? Take a bath.
Hot water is therapeutic,
“When all else fails, take a bath.”
But is it all in our heads? Turns out, not really! Just a quick google search brings results of studies linking baths to a lowered risk for heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.
What if you take that bath to the next level? If it could create greater relaxation, release tension in muscles, and get cramps to just melt away without popping the Advil?
So many of us are plagued by aches and pains. Maybe it’s monthly menstrual pain - maybe it’s that annoying soccer injury from years ago that pops up after a gym session every now and then. It’s so easy to just turn to ibuprofen. So many of us don’t treat it like the drug that it is with many possible side effects from overuse, like decreased kidney production, increased blood pressure, and on and on.
Well, there is a one-two punch for easing cramps, Not only will it help to ease your pains, but also ease your thoughts.
Friends, I invite you to the world of the CBD Bath Shot.
The first part of the one-two punch is the warmth of the bath itself. Take menstrual cramps, for example, "Heat brings blood flow to your pelvic area, and that helps relax the muscles causing cramps the first place," explains Alyssa Dweck, M.D., an ob-gyn in Westchester, New York and co-author of V Is for Vagina.
So we know that heat is incredibly therapeutic and possibly anti-inflammatory. Why wouldn’t you pair that with one of the most talked-about natural anti-inflammatories CBD!?
CBD has been known to combat muscle pain in a variety of different ways. Many professional athletes like golfers use CBD after play to help them recover. Foremost it affects different receptors embedded in the muscle tissue to relax contractions. When the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering evaluated decades of CBD research, they concluded that "in adults with chronic pain, patients who were treated with cannabis or cannabinoids are more likely to experience a clinically significant reduction in pain symptoms." No wonder pro athletes swear by it!
Most muscle pain, however, is due to an inflammatory response. And CBD is your inflammatory fighting best friend. CBD has been shown to inhibit a wide range of inflammatory molecules. Reducing inflammation leads to faster muscle recovery… and guess what, LESS PAIN.
Not only muscle pain but period pain too.
Not to get too medical…. Let’s get the gist of what’s happening during that time of the month. A big part of period cramping is due to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandins which are involved in pain and inflammation. It has been stated that CBD can help in reducing the production of inflammatory prostaglandins. By decreasing prostaglandin levels during your period, you can reduce inflammation, pain, and cramps.
Not all bath bombs are alike, however, pay attention to what is inside. Aqueous bath shots contain nano CBD which is designed to absorb into the body more efficiently. Couple that with the infusion of rose and lavender botanicals and you have a recipe for muscle relaxation.
Not only are you actively working on reducing inflammation, but a CBD bath truly has the “shampoo effect” of bringing so many relaxing factors together, which in turn have a huge mental benefit along with the physical. Try a CBD bath asap, you will not regret it!
So, to recap:
Let’s reduce inflammation, rescue muscle pain, and reduce period cramping WITHOUT popping ibuprofen.
I think we can ALL do these 4 easy steps!
Draw yourself a nice hot bath.
Drop in the Aqueuos CBD Bath Booster.
Get in the tub and relax!
Feel better faster!
Be sure to stop by our Aqua Bath Booster collection page for more information.
Happy bathing friends!
Of course, this is always the new year buzz, especially coming out of a year like 2020; chances are more bad habits have been made. Many of us got into new cycles that we’d like to break, change, or amend. Wine-to-wind-down more often than usual? Check. Netlfix on the couch more often than not? Yep, that too.