Hello! Jeremiah here from Team CBD Jubilee. 🙂
In 2017, I finished my Bachelor’s degree, moved to Indianapolis, and began teaching kindergarten- 7th-grade computer science. I had never taught in a classroom, but I had worked in various youth organizations around the country. I didn’t major in computer science, on the contrary, I was an English major and book nerd. However, my time serving in the U.S. Air Force working in Cyber Operations spoke for my computer skills. So, the school agreed to hire me on an emergency waiver. In my naivety, I thought that my experiences might prepare me for the task at hand. I was incorrect.
No amount of student teaching experience can prepare one for the hilarity of kindergarteners, or the mood swings of middle schoolers. Ultimately, I lasted two years in the classroom before realizing I was ready for a different path. My time as a teacher probably taught me more than I was able to teach my students. Between the brief glimpse I got into an education career, and the fact that my partner is a high school administrator, I’ve garnered some insights into the pressures and mental/emotional health issues that our students and teachers face. For the record, I will not be speaking to students who are younger than 18, that’s for a parent and guardian to decide with the help of a family doctor. But, I will speak to the “student/teacher experience” in general terms.
Teachers rarely sleep. Teachers don’t get normal lunch breaks. Teachers usually work over their annual (fall, holiday, spring, summer) “breaks”. Teachers spend all day in the classroom with our children and then spend their evenings grading homework and preparing for the next day’s lessons. It’s a never-ending cycle that is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, not to mention the financial stress of being dramatically undervalued and underpaid. In today’s classrooms, many teachers are operating as social workers, mentors, and educators, thus there’s a certain degree of emotional baggage they process or release before coming home. Every aspect of this profession requires intentional steps to maintain balance in the other areas of life. And if the teacher’s role has become more difficult in the capitalist-driven era of 2021, you know the role of “student” has become more challenging as well.
Anyone who has spent time in the classroom knows that the workload is rarely small. Stress and anxiety over assignments and exams can be debilitating. Carrying a backpack, bending over a computer, or sitting at a desk for hours a day can cause excruciating pain and discomfort. For those working on their thesis or upper-level projects, the ability to focus on a single task while your to-do-list continues to grow is a real struggle. And who among us kept normal adult sleeping hours in college? Enter the litany of issues we’ve already mentioned — enter CBD.
CBD is known for helping with anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. However, other powerful cannabinoids serve other purposes. CBC may help with focus. CBG may calm anxiety, and allow you to be present and alert (and won’t make you sleepy). CBN, on the other hand, may help you find deep restorative sleep… The list goes on! These cannabinoids feed your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and allow your body to do its reparative work naturally. When you take these supplements, you’re feeding your body something it makes naturally: cannabinoids. At CBD Jubilee, we’ve carefully curated products featuring all of these cannabinoids to help students and teachers alike find more joy and productivity in learning. Overcome pain, stress, lack of focus, and exhaustion with these products today and learn how much easier your experience in school can become.
Students and teachers from around the country are joining in the chorus of those singing CBD’s praise. Nearly 50% of New York college students reported using CBD to help cope with student life in a recent study. And this phenomenon isn’t isolated to the east coast. It is happening across the globe as more students learn about the benefits, as discussed in this article. As the stigma and ignorance around hemp and cannabis products slowly recede from mainstream American culture, CBD will continue to take center stage as a safe, daily supplement, perfect for students and teachers alike.
If you know a student or education professional who may need help focusing, sleeping, relaxing, or de-stressing, point them towards CBD; or better yet, send them to CBD Jubilee! There’s no virtue in suffering and suffering itself serves as a distraction from the knowledge that students are supposed to be learning. It IS possible to find balance in life, even for students and teachers. It IS possible to have a focused and alert mind and to feel relief and peace in your body. It’s simply a matter of educating our educators on the benefits of CBD.
While there may be more acceptance of CBD than there was a few years ago — many people are still quite wary of trying a CBD product. We want to help you feel comfortable and confident about CBD and to do that we would like to dispel a few of the myths surrounding this amazing supplement.
Myth #1: The CBD industry is a bit sketchy. There may be some growers, manufacturers, and labs that are not as experienced or competent as they should be. However, the majority of CBD companies work very hard to carry high-quality, organically grown hemp and process it without the use of chemicals or harmful additives. The 2018 Farm Bill that authorized hemp/CBD to be legally sold all across the country had some very specific requirements for everyone in the industry and as time goes on, industry standards have risen and competent labs are working to certify that each product is exactly what it purports to be.
Myth #2: CBD is addictive and can get you high. Totally false. The hemp plant, with less than .3% Delta 9 THC cannot get you buzzed in any way. There are no psychotropic effects linked to CBD. Unlike nicotine, opioids, and alcohol — there is nothing addictive about CBD. Yes, you will feel the positive results and need to use it daily as you would any other supplement or medication. But, no, you will not crave the CBD nor does it stimulate the addiction center in your brain.
Myth #3: There’s not a lot of research about CBD. Every major research university, pharmaceutical manufacturer, and medical institution is studying the properties and impact of CBD. From Harvard to the World Health Organization. Why? Because the hemp plant is filled with a wide array of cannabinoids, terpenes (aromatic, essential oils of the plant) chlorophyll, phytonutrients, and more. New studies are coming out every month that are attempting to determine all the healing properties of this plant and the ways in which different cannabinoids and terpenes can positively change conditions like anxiety, insomnia, depression, PTSD, seizures, etc.
Myth #4: The FDA doesn’t regulate CBD. Through the aforementioned Farm Bill, the FDA has set the standard for all hemp to be inspected and certified as having less than .3% Delta 9 THC. It is an important distinction because with legalized cannabis in some states, but not all, everyone wants to be compliant with this mandate. The FDA has also approved the first CBD medication, Epidiolex, which helps reduce seizures. They also monitor CBD products to make sure companies are not making false medical claims. When the Farm Bill expires in 2022, it is likely that the U.S. Congress will institute even more rules with the assistance of the FDA so that it is regulated just like all other nutritional supplements.
Big things are happening in the world of CBD. We will see more evidence-based studies to bolster the many anecdotal stories and more people will find themselves purchasing CBD to help them with any number of health challenges. Remember that CBD has a very high safety profile and does not have significant adverse side effects. It is an excellent, foundational supplement that will help you find the healthy balance that you need.
CBD can be an essential part of keeping you healthy. How? CBD feeds your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to get your body into homeostasis also known as balance. If you have anxiety, insomnia, stress, pain, or any kind of inflammation then CBD will help support your ECS.
Your ECS is the key to your best health and a strong immune system. Getting those CB1 & CB2 receptors fired up and making your own endogenous cannabinoids is the name of the game. You do this by supplementing with CBD liquids, gelcaps, edibles, and more. For example, if you have a cough and tightness in your chest — a CBD topical may help loosen things up. Or, if everything is red and inflamed then CBD or CBG will work to give you the relief you need. Or, if you’re struggling to get a good night’s rest because you feel so unwell, then maybe a CBN product will be the answer.
Of course, there are other supplements that are known to be immune boosting, such as: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, probiotics, mushroom formulas, oil of oregano and so many more. Here’s an opportunity to add CBD to whatever regimen you currently follow and get that systemic inflammation down, reduce your anxiety, lessen your pain, and feel stronger and ready to fight whatever germs come your way.
No need to worry if you didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions. The truth is that what is most important is to be more mindful of the choices you make about the food you eat, the supplements you take and the kind of exercise that you do. This does not mean making a bunch of big pronouncements. Instead, it is a daily practice of making smaller, thoughtful choices and being kind to yourself.
Winter is a particularly difficult time to think about making changes because we are just hoping the sun comes out to brighten our day and we may be struggling with feeling well emotionally and mentally. Grey days can really bring us down so it is particularly good to know that CBD can help shift one’s mood. If you’re battling anxiety, depression, insomnia or PTSD — CBD can assist your Endocannabinoid System in positively impacting your body, mind and spirit.
There is so much to learn about the wondrous hemp plant and how it can support a healthier you. Of course, there is a wealth of information out there — here’s our podcast where you will learn a bit of history and solid information about how CBD works in your body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mWPv-DtOj4
Wishing everyone an easy start to 2020!