Coming Out of the Winter Blues
It is estimated that around ten percent of the adult population in the United States is affected by a depressive disorder, and nearly twenty percent of the adult population in the United States is affected by some type of anxiety disorder. This number surges to over a third of the population when including those who suffer from occasional depression and anxiety symptoms related to outside factors such as weather changes and impactful life events. Of those affected by depression and/or anxiety, it is further estimated that less than half seek professional treatment options. Others may choose to treat symptoms naturally through diet, exercise, sleep patterns, and practicing stress management techniques such as deep breathing or journaling. In either case, there is an increase in the number of people who choose to treat or supplement with natural products that support the body’s ability to find balance, elevate mood, and promote restful sleep.
The body contains an endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating and controlling many of our most critical bodily functions including emotional processing, sleep, pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, and appetite. Some receptors are located primarily in the brain and central nervous system, while another set of receptors are located primarily in the peripheral organs and immune system. Activation of these receptors signals activation or inhibition of cells, with the purpose of returning the body to homeostasis. The body produces endocannabinoids that bind to these receptors, but stress and other factors can inhibit endocannabinoid system function. When this occurs, many people find relief by supplementing with cannabinoids such as CBD or THC, which have a very similar structure to the body’s endocannabinoids and are able to activate the endocannabinoid system to promote balance.
Fingerboard Farm is committed to offering high quality, natural products that support the body’s ability to manage stress, pain, and regulate sleep to offer relief and hope to those suffering from symptoms of chronic or occasional depression and anxiety.
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Fingerboard Farm’s CBD Bath Salts are a relaxing way to boost magnesium in the body and promote relaxation for restful sleep. Magnesium as found in Epsom Salt has been shown to have a positive effect on depression and anxiety, as magnesium plays a vital role in the functions of the brain that control stress response. Depression and anxiety can contribute to poor sleep and poor sleep patterns, which further exacerbates symptoms. CBD in Fingerboard Farm’s CBD Bath Salts is a pure, CBD isolate. This cannabinoid has the ability to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to promote a sense of wellbeing. Relaxing in a warm bath before bed will give you the boost of magnesium, cannabinoids, and sense of peace to help you calm your mind and body.
While CBD products affect mostly endocannabinoid receptors throughout the body, other cannabinoids interact more strongly with receptors in the brain and nervous system. Products that contain legal delta-8 THC, delta-10 THC and HHC induce mild to moderate psychoactive effects often described as euphoria in addition to the other positive effects caused by all cannabinoids. For those suffering from the winter blues or chronic depression, Fingerboard Farm customers love Delta 8 All Mixed Up Gummies for daily support and a smooth, mild “high” without the unpleasant side effects often associated with the regulated delta-9 THC such as paranoia and feeling a loss of control. While many states are working to restrict the sale of these products, studies have demonstrated these cannabinoids’ powerful positive therapeutic effects with fewer negative side effects when compared to delta-9 THC.
For daily support without psychoactive effects, CBD Watermelon Gummies, CBD Morning Magic Oil and FECO are highly favored. Watermelon gummies contain CBD isolate that supports healthy stress responses. Morning Magic contains just the right blend of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes to promote feelings of wellbeing and a positive outlook. FECO contains highly concentrated plant extract that packs a powerful punch against pain perception, inflammation, depression, and anxiety.
A healthy diet and exercise are powerful tools against symptoms of depression and anxiety. Beginning April 19th, Fingerboard Farm will have fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and fresh baked goods available for pickup! Stop by to pick up local, healthy food and check out the Well House for additional personalized product recommendations. For exercise, nothing beats having your hands in soil, nurturing life and promoting growth. Fingerboard Farm has everything you need to get started as well as friendly staff to help you on your journey including mushroom grow kits, supplies for worm farming, seeds for planting, and high quality soil to maximize success.
Adding supplements to your daily routine is an excellent way to fill gaps in the diet to ensure your body and mind have what they need to function at peak performance. Fingerboard Farm offers a wide variety of mushroom supplements to support optimal brain function and cognition, immune function, and energy production.
Journaling and burning natural candles and incense are other ideas to consider when establishing a healthy self-care routine designed to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Fingerboard Farm staff are always happy to provide support and recommendations that will help you on your journey towards health.