Your friend CBD, now with extra benefits!
CBD. It’s such a buzzing, glowing term these days that we felt like we owed you even more information on it, especially as we celebrate the launch of our new Chill the night away CBD Melatonin Lotion with Magnesium!
Maybe you’ve read our “CBD 101” blog post and still have some questions. (If you haven’t read it and want to start from the start, check out the easiest-to-understand CBD 101 you’ll ever read.) Or maybe you’re interested in beginning to incorporate CBD into your wellness routine.
All our products at Asutra are created to empower you to practice active self care, so you can live your best life. That includes rest and recovery as much as any other part of your active lifestyle. And the effects aren’t limited to the physical. Studies show that healthy sleep schedules make us better leaders, which can apply to all the teams we’re on in life — work, family, community.
“We all know how important sleep is to our performance,” writes Tuck, a site dedicated to sleep. “Yet for some reason, we’re all trying to figure out how to squeeze in more productivity on less sleep.” Sound familiar?
The article continues to list the following benefits to productivity when you get adequate, quality sleep:
- Faster reaction times
- Better judgment and decision-making skills
- Improved memory
- Smoother creativity flow
- Easier problem-solving
- Fewer errors and more accuracy
- Lowered risk of burnout
One of the key steps Tuck recommends to better sleep: “a calming bedtime routine.” Three ingredients that can help? CBD, magnesium and melatonin.
So, let’s get to the good stuff.
What’s the difference?
Our new Chill the night away lotion is the perfect sweet dreams fairy to boost your nighttime routine. The blend of melatonin, CBD, magnesium and shea butter creates a sense of calm and softens your skin, helping you care for your mind and body even while you snooze. And what’s better for your soul than that? Win. Win. Win.
Our Chill pain away Magnesium CBD Cream offers immediate relief for sore muscles and pain management, as well as reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression and acne.
We’ve created a range of products that help support rest and recovery so you can find the right blend of products for you and your practices.
What does melatonin do?
Melatonin is the hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycles. It’s naturally produced in our bodies by a gland in our brains. “The pineal gland in the brain ramps up production of the hormone melatonin in the evening, as light fades, to encourage sleep, and it turns down production in the early morning hours…. In adults, studies have found melatonin to be effective for jet lag and some sleep disorders.” (New York Times)
Melatonin is included in our Chill the night away lotion to help you relax and fall asleep faster in a natural, healthy way.
What does magnesium do?
We are big fans of magnesium at Asutra. As you may have read from us before, Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies and is essential for more than 300 chemical reactions, including maintaining energy levels, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Yet, 2 out of 3 people are magnesium-deficient and don’t even know it.
But it doesn’t stop there. Magnesium also plays a vital role in supporting healthy brain activity and an optimal state of mental health.
And - you guessed it - magnesium is linked to relaxation, which can help with improved sleep (American Academy of Sleep). It’s not a miracle “knock-you-out” mineral; it’s proven to help relax muscles and ease anxiety. Magnesium is a natural, holistic approach to helping the parts of our bodies and minds that can keep us up at night.
Studies show that magnesium may be best absorbed through the skin. “The skin absorbs only the magnesium it needs and gets to bypass the complexities involved with minimal absorption due to gut or digestion issues,” according to MindBodyGreen. So, we’ve included 100% natural, pure topical grade Zechstein magnesium oil in our Chill the night away lotion. The purest natural magnesium chloride in the world, straight from the ancient, pristine, pollution-free Zechstein Sea bed, we’ve also included it in our Chill pain away cream to provide immediate pain relief.
Ok, cool, now tell me more about CBD.
According to Consumer Reports, “People have been turning to cannabis for its possible health benefits for a long, long time. Its ability to help people, for example, is mentioned in the Atharvaveda, a Hindu text that dates back to around 1500 B.C., and its use for inducing sleep is described in a 1200 A.D. Chinese medical text. Today, people are still using cannabis to help them sleep, particularly one form of it: CBD, or cannabidiol. That’s a compound found in marijuana and hemp that doesn’t get you high, and that has recently exploded in popularity because of its potential to treat other health problems, including pain and anxiety.”
We included CBD in our Chill the night away lotion and Chill pain away cream because it’s an amazing natural alternative to conventional drugs for sleep and pain management. Check out the recommendations in People magazine, including our Chill pain away cream.
How do I add these products to my routine?
You can join a whole host of premier endurance athletes and active self-care enthusiasts (like us!) by putting CBD to work in your wellness routine.
Our new Chill the night away lotion is best used to boost your bedtime ritual by applying 30 minutes before bedtime. Put it on your hands, neck, legs — wherever you like — and melt away pain and anxiety, quiet that big beautiful busy brain of yours and enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep.
Use our Chill pain away cream when tension or sore muscles strike. The blend of CBD, magnesium and shea butter will provide immediate relief.
Improve and accelerate recovery time and wake up fresh and ready to take on tomorrow.