Winter has arrived, and with it all the tell-tale signs of the fast-approaching holiday season – festive food, music, and decorations are springing up everywhere you look – a time of year usually characterised by spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately, for most people this year’s celebrations will have to be very different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy one of this season’s most beloved traditions – gift giving. And with concerns about health and wellbeing being at the forefront of people’s minds right now, why not show just how much you care by giving the gift of CBD? From our under-£10 stocking fillers, to this season’s must-have vitamin D range, there are plenty of options to choose from – find our top picks at the bottom of this article.
Why choose CBD?
Most people have probably heard of CBD by now – the non-psychoactive cannabis extract that has become one of the biggest wellness trends in recent years. But is there really anything behind the hype? Well, yes and no. CBD is able to interact with receptors in your endocannabinoid system – a biological network that has a role in regulating many things such as memory, appetite, metabolism, stress, immunity, pain, temperature, sleep, and exercise. So, it is no surprise that CBD is highly recommend by many as a holistic way to boost your overall wellness. There is also some exciting experimental research into what CBD may be able to particularly help with. One study showed that CBD in 25-75mg doses could produce improvements in anxiety and insomnia symptoms (Shannon, et al., 2019). Another found that topical CBD reduced inflammation and outward indicators of pain in rats with induced arthritis (Hammell, et al., 2015), whilst other research has suggested a use for CBD in the treatment of autoimmune diseases (Nichols & Kaplan, 2020). However, it is important to remember that none of our products have been licenced as medicines, so it would be breaking the law to make claims that our products could treat or cure any medical conditions or symptoms.
Why choose Goodbody?
When buying CBD, especially as a gift, you want to make sure you know you’re getting a good quality product. Unfortunately, a lack of strict regulations means that some CBD products on the market contain harmful contaminants (like heavy metals), illegal compounds (such as THC), or less CBD than it says on the box. Luckily, our sister company is a top UK testing facility that makes sure all our products are safe, legal, and contain exactly what it says on the box. Plus, you can find all the latest testing certificates on our website to give you all the peace of mind you need. On top of that, we now own every step in our products’ seed-to-shelf journey, so everything is fully traceable and you can have confidence that no corners are being cut in the process. So now you know all the important stuff, just scroll down to see our top picks to give as gifts this holiday season.
What to buy?
A New Winter Saviour
If you want to really go the extra mile for your loved ones (or yourself!), check out our range of CBD oils with vitamin D. During the warmer months of the year, your body can produce all the vitamin D it needs from sunlight, but in the winter (especially when you have to stay inside more than usual), it is important to make sure you get enough. A lack of vitamin D is closely linked with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) – also known as winter depression – something that nearly a third of British adults experience symptoms of. Not only can it help you beat those winter blues, vitamin D is also important to boost your immune system. It has previously been shown that vitamin D supplements protect against flu and other respiratory infections (Martineau, et al., 2017), which is always a good thing at this time of year. More recent studies have also suggested that a deficiency in vitamin D nearly doubles the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 (Meltzer, et al., 2020), and nearly quadruples the death rate (Smet, et al., 2020), although this is not yet conclusive. With all this in mind, the NHS recommends you take 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day from October to March. Our CBD + vitamin D range comes in 3 strengths (5%, 10% and 20%), and two flavours (orange and lemon, and peppermint) – making it the best and tastiest way of following the NHS advice!
Back To The Classics
On top of all of that, don’t forget our classic CBD oil ranges. The wide variety of strengths, flavours, and carrier oils we have on offer mean you’ll be sure to find a gift that feels truly personal. And as a special seasonal treat, if you buy three of our seasonal CBD products you’ll get a free wash bag worth £15.99, so you can create your own beautifully unique care package for that special someone.
And finally, let us wish you a wonderful holiday season, from everyone at Goodbody!