To travel is to live large, however even short trips can create physical and mental challenges including fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle and joint pain. These issues gather significance as we age, particularly if they impact existing health issues.
I am one of those “Active Boomers” who loves to travel. As a long-time, wellness advocate who strongly believes in preventative health, I co-founded a “do good, do well” natural-products company called Easy Feeling Wellness that, among things can help alleviate some of the challenges of modern travel.
Some forty million Americans currently use hemp-extract oil products to help them “Enjoy Every Day.” However, usage inversely skews to younger millennials versus baby boomers and there remains a lot of confusion around the topic, some of which I hope to clarify.
Both marijuana and hemp-extract products come from varieties of the cannabis plant, however marijuana is psychoactive, (i.e. gets you high), and in some cases, can be addictive. Its cousin, hemp, however is neither psychoactive nor addictive, and has been declared safe for the public by no less an authority than the World Health Organization.
Virtually everybody has to deal with some level of anxiety these days, which the excitement of travel tends to exacerbate. Some people have a fear of flying and others, like myself, worry about more mundane things such as long, steep, suspension bridges. Whatever your issue, a hemp-based gummy or tincture could help alleviate the anxiety. Hemp works naturally with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help you achieve an internal state of balance called “homeostasis.” Think of hemp as your body’s own internal emotional thermostat to help keep you on an even keel. For most people, one or two 25mg gummies will do the trick.
Of course, travel also often creates fatigue and here again hemp-extract can provide a natural alternative remedy. My company, Easy Feeling Wellness (easyfeelingwellness.com), produces a zero-sugar, energy drink mix packed with 667% of the MDR of B-12, and seven other vitamins along with hemp and caffeine to provide the perfect mid-day pick-me-up. All you do is mix it in 12-24 ounces of water and you will be naturally more alert in a matter of minutes. And you don’t have to worry about the caffeine keeping you awake as its stimulation is counterbalanced by the hemp.
Another common travelling concern, especially for the baby boomer crowd, are muscle aches and pains from sitting in cramped spaces or carrying heavy luggage. If this is something that impacts your travel experience, you may be interested in a hemp-based intensive rub that you apply locally and provides relief for hours at a time. This is where hemp’s anti-inflammatory benefits can have the biggest impact. Be sure to use at least 1,000mg of hemp-extract for optimal results. It’s worth noting that The Arthritis Foundation (https://www.arthritis.org) last year did a survey of 2,600 of its members and discovered 29% are already using hemp-extract products for the relief of pain and another 33% are planning to over the next 12 months.
Finally, with time zone changes, early morning departures, and unusual surroundings, etc., getting a good night’s sleep is both imperative and challenging for all travelers. Imagine a dual-benefit hemp-extract product that addresses both the stress of travelling and naturally enhances your sleep cycle. If this sounds interesting consider a softgel capsule with 25mg of hemp-extract oil and a milligram of melatonin, as well as a small dose of chamomile. I take one most nights even when I’m not on the road and find I fall asleep faster, and wake up no more than once a night.
For those of you that are already using hemp-extract products, I hope we have been able to add something to your knowledge base. And for those hemp virgins out there, I can confidently say that the risks here are extremely small and the upside significant for anyone who wants a reasonably priced alternative to prescription drugs. Easy Feeling Wellness (www.easyfeelingellness.com) is dedicated to serving the 30 million “Active Boomers” out there who want to live well and sprint to the finish line whenever the race ends at age 85, 95 or 105.
Feel free to email me at Stephaniem@easyfeelingwellness.com with any questions and also feel free to enjoy a 20% discount on your initial order by using my personal discount code SM20 at checkout. And if you have three minutes click on this overview video to see why we at Easy Feeling Wellness are so passionate about what we do (https://vimeo.com/457926842)
Enjoy Every Day
Co-Founder, Easy Feeling Wellness