By now, you’ve probably heard about all the miraculous properties that CBD is said to possess. Spanning mood management potential to promising heart health benefits, CBD is celebrated for a mishmash of reasons by women of all ages and backgrounds. 

As we speak, many more exciting studies and research are underway, making us ask: what if I’m already thriving? Can I still get the good stuff from CBD if I don’t have any niggling ailments or conditions? The answer is yes! There are so many ways that women can take advantage of this natural option, starting with the promising benefits of CBD for overall wellness and health.    

Biohacking 101

Looking to take your mind and body to the next level? Then let us talk about biohacking. Biohacking, (AKA do-it-yourself biology), is a growing social movement that blends a variety of different lifestyle and diet changes to optimize your health and well-being. 

The number one goal here is to improve your overall health. But you can get into the specifics, targeting anything from enhanced cognitive function to decreased risk of developing serious conditions. These wellness practices can be used for both healthy individuals and those with chronic illnesses. That said, if you do have an underlying condition, it’s always best to clear these with your trusted healthcare provider first.


The Holistic Approach to Overall Wellness

Whether you’re all about biohacking or seeking self-care practices to boost your overall wellness, a holistic approach is key. Here are some of our favorites that we’ve made part of our day-to-day.

First off, know that gut health is the foundation for so many critical processes, ranging from skin health to mental wellness. So, prioritizing a healthy gut microbiome is essential, ultimately optimizing immune function. 

  • Take probiotics: If you’ve ever taken antibiotics or need to sometime in the future, always take probiotics during and afterward. Probiotics can help repopulate the good bacteria that antibiotics kill so you’re able to break down and absorb the nutrients from food optimally. We’re a big fan of soil probiotics since these are generally well tolerated by most, even those with SIBO. 
  • Try an elimination diet: Dietary needs are very bio-individual, and a diet that works for one person won’t always work for another. An elimination diet is the best way to discover what foods you actually tolerate, and which ones are inflammatory. Removing inflammatory foods from your diet may help lower your risk of developing autoimmune conditions correlated to a leaky gut. There are many elimination diets out there like the low histamine diet and the carnivore diet. But make sure to do your research and find a trustworthy nutritionist if you need additional support.
  • Intermittent fasting: Intermittent fasting is where you cycle between periods of fasting and eating. There are many methods to choose from based on your lifestyle and preferences. Countless studies show how powerful this tool can be for cellular repair, reduced inflammation, longevity benefits, and more. 

While you might have nailed your diet and nutrition, there are also a ton of lifestyle practices for boosting the mind and body. Many of these offer benefits for both, helping you say hello to a coveted holistic approach.

  • Heat and cold therapy: Think dry hot saunas, cold plunges, and cryotherapy. Many studies support a variety of benefits for those that consistently dry sauna. Aim for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees or higher 4 or more times a week, ideally post-workout. Cold plunges have been studied for their various benefits ranging from anxiety relief to lowered risk of neurodegenerative diseases. It takes some bravery at first but combing the two back-to-back to experience heat and cold shock proteins helps cellular regeneration, immune system support, and better stress resilience.   
  • Grounding: Grounding, or earthing, refers to bodily contact with the Earth, whether that’s stepping barefoot in the grass or using conductive mats while sitting or sleeping. Get ready to have your mind blown, because this simple practice has been associated with incredible benefits including reduced inflammation, improved sleep, stress relief, and more. 
  • Circadian rhythm support: Looking to improve your sleep patterns? Grounding and getting direct sunlight first thing can help support your circadian rhythm. Wearing blue light-blocking glasses, limiting screen time, and utilizing natural lighting or red LED lighting in the evenings are also ways to help prevent disruption to sleep.
  • Personal detox: Detoxing your personal care, cleaning products, and other essentials from endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an important proactive approach to wellness. Beyond considering the ingredients of things you’re either eating or applying to your body, also consider digital detoxes and creating important boundaries for toxic individuals and situations in your life.   
  • Environment detox: Investing in BPA-free glass containers, natural fibers like cotton and hemp for clothing and bedding, a water filtration system for your home, as well as air filters and a kitchen exhaust fan for better air quality are all different strategies for creating a safe, healthy environment. Making sure your home is free of mold and opening your windows regularly is also essential.      


For those of you looking to incorporate these daily lifestyle practices, it’s important to note that it’s impossible to live a 100% clean, toxin-free life. The last thing you want to do is replace old toxic habits with toxic thoughts of “I’m not doing enough” or “I’m not going out to eat because I can’t drink tap water from a plastic cup.” The most important thing is awareness. Once you’re able to create a sustainable, practical approach, this will allow you to live fearlessly, consistently, and empowered. It’s not about complete avoidance of things that may be harmful, but a balanced, informed way of living so you can decide which priorities are the most important for you and your family.   

CBD for Overall Wellness

Interestingly, you can also add a boost to your self-care routines with nootropics and adaptogens, and CBD may be a great addition to supporting your mind and body. Let’s get into the promising benefits of CBD for overall wellness.

CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system which is a critical biochemical communicative network responsible for regulating various physiological functions including mood, appetite, sleep, pain, fertility, and more. Our bodies create endogenous cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, that attach to corresponding cannabinoid receptors located throughout our physiology in order to bring all systems to homeostasis. CBD acts as an agonist for the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors in order to trigger the inhibitory feedback system and creates the same harmonic reaction as our endocannabinoids. That’s why CBD has such a wide scope of therapeutic promise ranging from cardiovascular support to mood management. 

CBD may offer a range of benefits for supporting some of the essential pillars of overall wellness:

  • Sleep support: Sleep quality is critical for both the mind and body. Just one night of poor sleep can have a tremendous impact on everything including your memory, metabolism, anxiety, and even Alzheimer’s risk. CBD is celebrated for its interaction with the body’s sleep-wake cycle, potentially helping improve the quality and total sleep time. 


Tip: Try our Harmonizing Bloom Tea before bed for a gentle, relaxing nightcap.

  • Stress relief: From increased cardiovascular risks to emotional symptoms, unmanaged chronic stress wreaks havoc across all systems. While it is important to have a variety of tools for destressing at your fingertips, CBD can be another great option to have in your toolbox. CBD may offer an array of stress and anxiety relief benefits, especially when paired with other therapies.


Tip: Try our Balance Tincture whenever you’re feeling the pressure. Take daily for subtle improvements in overall stress. 

  • Lower inflammation: Inflammation serves an important role in the body, helping protect itself from injury, infection, or illness. But what happens if your body experiences chronic inflammation or you have an overactive immune system? Untreated chronic inflammation can cause a host of issues while increasing the risk for serious conditions. Finding the root cause is imperative – however, CBD may offer natural, temporary relief to help support chronic inflammation while you dive into root cause healing. 


Tip: Try soaking with our Indulgent Bath Salts to lower whole-body inflammation and replenish depleted minerals.


  • Brain health: CBD is believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties, which are all celebrated for boosting brain health and overall wellness. Studies support its potential for enhancing cognitive function, preventing neurological conditions, and more.       


Tip: Try adding our Glow Capsules to your daily routine for that cognitive boost.

  • Cardiovascular benefits: Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the US and UK. While implementing lifestyle and diet changes is essential for boosting your heart health, CBD may offer additional benefits. CBD has promising antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent heart-related illnesses. It may also offer a natural way to lower high blood pressure.


Tip: Try sipping on our Invigorating Chai Tea for a heart-healthy energy boost.

If you want to work in CBD for overall wellness, think about taking it daily and consistently like your multivitamin or probiotics. Prioritizing ingestible products is key for overall wellness advantages, however topical CBD may also offer skin health and relaxation benefits. Like any new supplementation, get into journaling your experience. Try taking CBD consistently for about a month and jot down any benefits you experience so you can reflect and make informed decisions moving forward. 


Also note, if you’re currently taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare provider first. CBD can pose certain drug interactions making it important to clear this with your doctor. 

Press Pause CBD for Overall Wellness

Press Pause is humbled to create our specialty line of CBD wellness products designed specifically for women by women. We know that you need the highest quality, scientifically backed ingredients for maximum benefit, making our products perfect for including in your self-care and wellness routine. If you’re curious about which products are best for boosting overall wellness, we’re always an email or call away. Speak to our team for more information and shop our CBD women’s wellness products today!