CBD-infused coffee may be a college student’s best friend. Photo credit: Green Roads.
College is home to making new friends and creating great memories, described by many as essentially a four-year vacation. However, as millions of incoming and returning students across the U.S. make-way to their second homes, an inconceivable ball of stress and anxiety may trail them on their journey.
The college experience can be emotionally tolling for many, with 55% of students nationally claiming that their biggest stressors are academic, according to New York University. However with the growing abundance of stress-relieving cannabis products on the market, such infused products, especially CBD, can potentially manage college students’ stress.
CBD is one of the most prevalent active compounds in cannabis, and is responsible for the majority of medicinal effects that the plant has to offer. A study conducted by The Permanente Journal found that within a month the majority of subjects experienced decreased levels of anxiety as well as improved sleeping schedules. The overall conclusion of the study was that CBD may hold benefits for anxiety-related disorders.
According to Green Wellness Life’s CBD statistics, 36% of CBD users take the supplement for managing anxiety, stress, and sleep. Additionally, 18-29 year-olds make up the majority of CBD users, coming in at 20%. That said, here are seven CBD products to help relieve the everyday struggles of college life.
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If there’s one thing that all college students are familiar with, it’s coffee.
With 47% of 18-24 year-olds drinking coffee, according to Statista, it’s no secret that students love their sweet caffeine. However, consuming caffeine has its side-effects, including feelings like jitteriness, irritability, and anxiety.
This is where Green Roads’ CBD coffee comes in to save the day. The combination of caffeine and CBD is said to create a pleasurable balance of focus and calmness, meaning one can stay on task without the negative side-effects of caffeine.
There are a variety of Green Roads coffee products to choose from, with flavors such as French Vanilla, Hazelnut, and their own Founder’s Blend (their proclaimed current “hot seller”). All products feature U.S.A.-grown hemp as well. Consumers can find their products on their website, which are available nationwide.
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With an abundance of toothpaste and oral care products to choose from, why not settle down with a naturally-derived, hemp-inclusive oral care routine? Hello’s Super-Fresh Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste with hemp seed oil and coconut oil provides the general cleaning one needs, along with thorough oral-moisturization and freshness. Additionally, the infused hemp seed oil has also been said to effectively reduce oral inflammation.
For those who wish to further “hempify” their teeth cleaning experience, Hello also offers corresponding hemp seed oil mouthwash and floss. Customers can purchase this award-winning product at their local grocery stores, or in the form of a subscription on their website. Available nationwide.
Seems like a great way to get rid of that coffee breath, no?
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For those who’ve landed a date or are just experiencing a bad case of mask-breath. Look no further than Mr. Moxey’s Artisan CBD mints. These mints contain 5 mg of CBD (derived from organic hemp extract) with a total of 60 mints in each standard tin (300 mg of CBD total).
The mints are accompanied by a few “herbal allies” such as hawthorn, ashwagandha, and lemon verbena. According to Mr. Moxey, these herbs synergize with CBD to more effectively soothe nerves and ease the mind and body. Currently the CBD mints are available in three flavors: peppermint, lavender, and ginger.
If looking for a mint that contains THC (the active ingredient in cannabis that makes users feel high), Mr. Moxey still has that covered.
Their THC-infused mints are specifically tailored to help achieve a variety of moods from energetic to sleepy. For further explanation, Mr. Moxey offers their Relax mint, which contains 5 mg of THC, aimed to help users get their sleep back, or even just to chill-out. On the other end of the spectrum, Mr. Moxey also provides their Energize mint, which contains 5 mg of THC.
Feeling adventurous? Maybe want a combination of both CBD and THC? In that case, check out Mr. Moxey’s Balance mint, which contains 5 mg CBD and 5 mg THC . Additional THC-infused mints from Mr. Moxey includes Relief, Zen, and Dream.
Consumers can purchase the CBD mints directly from Mr. Moxey’s site, available nationwide. Consumers can find their THC mints at participating dispensaries.
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Whether it’s a lengthy walk to class, a long day of lectures, or even a fun-filled weekend, there are many activities that may leave one’s muscles and joints incredibly achey. CBD Daily’s Soothing Serum is the perfect remedy for those uncomfortable moments.
This soothing serum contains 60 mg of natural, hemp-derived, ultra-concentrated CBD oil that targets the joints and muscles. Combined with essential oils including peppermint oil, this product may leave users feeling relieved instantly. Plus, it comes in a travel-sized bottle, and is convenient to keep on hand for immediate relief. Plus, CBD Daily also offers their Soothing Serum in a triple-strength formula for those who need a little more relief.
Users may also be pleased to know that this serum is third-party tested, sustainably-manufactured, vegan and cruelty-free. Customers can find these products among many others on their website. Available nationwide.
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Maybe it’s the dryness of a new environment, spending more time outside, or maybe it’s just a case of nervous lip-biting. No matter what, lips get chapped.
Cannuka’s Hydrating Lip Balm is infused with 5 mg of CBD isolate, hemp seed oil, Manuka honey and more. This balm works to “soothe and condition delicate cracked lips while protecting them against everyday environmental aggressors,” according to the company.
Chapped-lips are summarized as inflamed skin. CBD (which holds anti-inflammatory characteristics) provides the necessary healing properties that result in hydrated and silky-smooth lips.
This sustainably-manufactured and cruelty-free balm can be purchased in a variety of beauty stores, or directly from Cannuka’s website. Available nationwide.
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Many people (including this writer) have resorted to eating chocolate in an attempt to calm down and reduce stress. We aren’t alone. In fact, research in the International Journal of Health Sciences proves chocolate reduces stress in both highly-stressed and normally healthy individuals.
Say, why not combine the stress-relieving benefits of chocolate with the similar benefits that CBD provides? That’s exactly what Lulu’s Chocolate has accomplished on an award-winning scale. Lulu’s CBD chocolate is made with Colorado sun grown hemp and contains 80 mg of CBD in each package. This quality concoction of cannabinoids has been formulated to provide a calming and tranquil experience, great for either starting the day or ending it. Additionally, Lulu’s chocolate is raw, vegan, paleo and contains 100% organic CBD, all wrapped up in 100% biodegradable packaging.
Consumers can purchase a dark chocolate version as well as other chocolate products (like truffles) on their website. Available nationwide.
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Perhaps one would prefer to enjoy the benefits of CBD in a more pure form, instead of infused mints, chocolates or coffee.
Charlotte’s Web, arguably one of the most respected CBD product manufacturers in the world, offers their widely-popular CBD oil in either 30 ml or 100 ml dropper-style bottles in a large variety of strengths. They also come in different flavors, including mint chocolate, lemon twist, orange blossom and natural olive-oil. Like most CBD products, this oil is widely-applicable. Consumers can use it to experience better sleep, reduce stress, promote calmness, reduce inflammation, etc. CBD oil is typically ingested orally, but can alternatively be added to everyday drinks such as juice, water, coffee, etc.
A great place to start would be their 7 mg CBD / 1 ml option. Basic pure CBD oil is a great option and best friend when it comes to universal CBD relief, for wherever and whenever one may need it.