Morning Routines & CBD – Integrating CBD Into Your Morning Ritual

by Jay Hartenbach

August 30, 2021

If getting up and going in the morning is more of an internal battle than a joyful experience, it might be time for a change. 

In truth, the way you get up and start your day says a lot about your health. It also says a lot about how the rest of your day is likely to go. Keep reading to learn about a CBD-infused morning routine that addresses both sides of this equation.

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Why starting your day strong is so important

“Well begun is half done.” – Mary Poppins

It’s telling that many of history’s most successful women and men were devoted to their morning routines. Many of these routines were eclectic — Nichola Tesla liked marathon walking sessions, while Maya Angelou locked herself into a tiny hotel room to write — yet that’s not really the point. [1]

What is the point, then? Finding a morning routine that works for you is the best way to ensure you have a productive, fulfilling day. Optimizing your morning ritual is important…so don’t neglect it. 

Contrary to what you might be thinking, this article won’t be all about CBD. While we’re big fans of the compound, CBD isn’t the end-all-be-all. It’s actually just one part of the puzzle that is morning routine success. 

  • Get out in the sun! 
  • Do some journaling
  • Try CBD Energy Capsules
  • Try long-lasting CBD Caps
  • Have some CBD-infused coffee

Get out in the sun! 

Morning is when your day’s circadian rhythm is cemented in place. Therefore, what you do in the morning can set you up for either biochemical failure or success. [2]

It’s true. Morning sun is unique in that it contains less UV light and more red light than what you’d get later in the day. It’s less likely to burn you and more likely to restructure your skin’s collagen networks so you don’t get burned. [3]

And when this unique blend of wavelengths hits your eyes, all sorts of good stuff happens. Chemical reactions begin firing off: dopamine goes up, cortisol goes down, and your brain’s time-keeping center (the suprachiasmatic nucleus) holds steady. [4]

Do some journaling

Get some sun? Great. 

The next vital part of a good morning routine is introspection.  You can meditate, pray, do yoga, or partake in anything else that helps you get centered for the day. We’re big fans of journaling. 

Studies show that regular journaling can lead to both mental and physical changes. Journaling enthusiast Michael Grothaus has noted that those who journal have a healthier immune system, lower blood pressure, better sleep, and better overall health than those who do not. [5

Other science-backed benefits of journaling include:

  • Reduced depression symptoms comparable to those of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) [6][7][8]
  • Improved and more resilient mood (from just three days of journaling) [9]

In essence, journaling allows you to perceive your own thoughts more effectively and objectively, allowing you to become your own therapist and reframe unhealthy thought patterns. It really is a great way to become centered as you start your day!

Try CBD Energy Capsules

Even with the help of some morning sun and journal seshes, though, facing a new day can still feel daunting. 

That’s where CBD comes in. CBD addresses many of the biological limitations that all too often get in the way of your morning mood and energy levels. It can set the stage for a truly great morning — on the cellular level. 

If we had to choose a single CBD product to make your morning better, we’d probably choose Medterra’s Wellness Energy Capsule

These capsules incorporate three powerful adaptogens that really level up your game. The rare cordyceps mushroom, once upon a time only available to Chinese emperors, supports overall physical and mental energy as well as immune health. Rhodiola has a long history of use in parts of Europe for maintaining physical endurance and mental clarity — and countering the effects of stress. 

Finally, Schisandra has been shown to optimize metabolism and enhance overall physical performance. [10] This trifecta of awesomeness might mean an awesome morning for you. 

Try long-lasting CBD Caps

Thankfully your morning routine isn’t limited to a single CBD product, though, despite the hypothetical situation we mentioned above. 

Another one of our favorite morning-specific CBD products is Medterra’s Good Morning Liposomal Hemp Capsules

They provide a balanced and sustained energy boost to support you through the morning hours. Medterra’s proprietary liposomal technology results in up to ten times faster absorption than traditional oral capsules, allowing the curated blend of hemp and additional supplements to get to work quickly. [11]

With hundreds of five-star reviews, it appears that this product really is helping customers have good (or great!) mornings. 

Have some CBD-infused coffee

If you thought regular coffee was good, just wait till you try CBD-infused coffee. The caffeine and CBD synergize while balancing out side effects — it’s a total game-changer.

Making CBD-infused coffee is easy. Just place a few drops of our Hemp Oil Tincture into your next cup of joe!

Made with our American grown hemp extract and MCT oil, this premium tincture is available in strengths of 500mg, 1000mg, and 3000mg (opt for the 3000 if you really need a morning kick). 

You might consider adding other healthy fats, like a little bit of grass-fed butter or ghee, to your coffee as well. Research hints that dietary fats may boost CBD’s bioavailability — which makes sense considering CBD is fat-soluble. Besides, this combo is delicious. [12]

Finally, feel free to sprinkle a little bit of cocoa powder or Ceylon cinnamon into your coffee. These healthy additions contain special cannabimimetic (cannabis-like) compounds that may boost your endocannabinoid system by helping it produce more anandamide. [13] In other words, expect some plant-to-plant synergy to take place if you throw these ingredients into the mix. 

Summing things up

Those early mornings aren’t something you have to dread forever. Enjoying the morning hours is actually a natural, healthy part of the human condition. If you’re not “there” yet, healthy practices and CBD could help get you there. 

Trust us…once you dial in your morning routine, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish during the day.

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