Here’s a big secret: dads like to be pampered. So, come this Father’s Day (or just any regular day), give your dad the gift of CBD to help him relax his mind, body, and mood.
CBD is a compound found in the hemp plant that offers a variety of benefits, from alleviating joint pain and muscle soreness to relaxing a racing mind.
If you or your dad are new to the CBD world, you may wonder if it will create a "high"? In simple terms, CBD will not cause any mental impairment or intoxication. This is because CBD is different from THC, the chemical which can lead to psychoactive effects. The most potent kind of CBD, full-spectrum, may contain 0.3% THC or less, but such minuscule amounts are both legal throughout the USA and cannot lead to a “high.”
In short, CBD can deliver Dad the gift of relaxation and pain relief without impairing his judgment.
Topical CBD Gifts to Help Dad Relax His Body and Address Pain
How CBD works to reduce pain
Pain relief is one of the main uses for CBD and can be found in topical creams, oils, and ingestible products, all which make for great Father’s Day gifts. CBD oil is well known as a natural and effective option for managing pain due to its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid, inflammatory, and nociceptive (pain-sensing) systems. When CBD enters the body or is applied to the skin, it creates a cell-signaling system resulting in anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management.
What dad doesn’t want relief for his aching back or sore muscles as a gift? Another common use of CBD includes relieving muscle tension to prevent spasms and future soreness, along with joint pain relief.
With powerful ingredients like CBD, lidocaine, and menthol, Botanika Life offers an effective collection of CBD pain-relieving products ideal for any Father’s Day gift. Best yet, all gift options are third-party lab tested to ensure their purity, so Dad can rest assured he is only putting clean, pesticide-free natural ingredients into his body.
CBD Gifts to Help Dad Relax His Mind
How CBD works to help regulate mood, calm anxieties, etc.
CBD does more than reduce physical pain, as it’s also helpful in helping Dad enter the right state of mind, whether he wants to relax before bed or de-stress before a busy day. This is because CBD interacts with the nervous system to regulate mood and alleviate anxiety, a topic we dive into deeper with Does CBD Relax the Nervous System.
If you are looking for the perfect CBD gift for the man in your life, the all-purpose Elite Elixir can be taken sublingually and also used on the skin for soothing, relieving results. With 1500mg of full-spectrum CBD and organic hemp seed oil, he can put a few drops of the Elite Elixir under his tongue to relax his mind and body.
Alternatively, does the dad in your life have trouble falling or staying asleep? Including naturally relaxing ingredients like melatonin, magnesium, and GABA, the Serentika CBD Sleep Spray removes the barriers of physical discomfort and anxiety to help him to get a restful night's sleep. And what greater gift is there than that?
Let Dad Pamper Himself With CBD-Infused Bath Bombs
Give Dad the ultimate relaxation gift with a bath enriched with CBD Bath Bombs. When mixed with hot water, CBD is absorbed through the pores, penetrating skin throughout the entire body and reaching the bloodstream faster than topical applications. This interaction assists in eliminating pain by reducing inflammation while the aromatherapy of essential oils boosts mood, warding off depression and anxiety.
Is Dad New to CBD? Here are Some Beginner Tips for Him
How to find the right dosage if new to CBD
There is no rule of thumb for how much CBD to use to relax or for pain relief. Each person responds differently to CBD depending on multiple factors including weight, type of CBD used, and quality of the products you purchase. When Dad tries CBD for the first time sublingually, the best idea is for him to start with small doses and work his way up. For example, he can start with 15mg and if tolerated well, work his way up in increments of 5-10mg. On average, a dosage of 40-60mg per day is common for pain relief.
Everyone’s skin naturally contains a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors that interact with CBD and activate the endocannabinoid system. When trying a topical CBD cream, Dad should start with a small patch of skin to test it out and then continue application after assessing that you don’t have any reactions. A good rule of thumb for all CBD products is to closely read the label and stick to its recommendations.
How to tell if CBD is considered high-quality
As with anything that you put on your skin or in your body, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients and quality of all products. Reputable CBD companies will provide detailed information including high-quality verified ingredients and third-party lab testing. When you are deciding what ingredients to put in or on your body to eliminate pain, using sustainable-sourced CBD products assures that you are offering your body the safest and most natural treatment available.
In what scenarios is topical better than sublingual and vice versa?
The two most common ways to use CBD are sublingually and on the skin. Whether used separately or together both of these methods work to achieve pain relief. However, your dad may find one method more suitable than the other for specific needs.
For mild aches and pains, applying CBD topically helps soothe aching muscles by absorbing it into the skin’s epidermis and pores. It begins to work almost immediately due to the cannabinoid receptors in the skin. If your dad is new to CBD, a topical CBD gift is a good option because it doesn’t have to travel through the body for it to work. He can throw it in his briefcase or gym bag and use it whenever and wherever he goes.
Another relaxing gift for the dad in your life is CBD oil which can be used sublingually, known as the “under-the-tongue” method. By placing CBD underneath your tongue and holding it for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing, the CBD is absorbed through the capillaries in your mouth and enters directly into the bloodstream. This method of using CBD is highly effective for total body pain and discomfort, offering relief for more than just one specific area.
Does CBD have any side effects?
No need to worry about the gifts for your dad having side effects because CBD rarely, if ever, has a negative aftermath. It is always a good idea to spot-test any creams or oils on a small patch of skin before slathering it to ensure your skin does not react. Similarly, when ingesting CBD for the first time, start slow and work your way up until you find the perfect dosage. If you are taking prescription medications, it is important to talk with a doctor before ingesting CBD to ensure it does not interfere.
By Emily Wegener
With a unique background as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Masters Degree in Teaching and experience in Psychology, Emily spends much of her time researching and trying out new holistic healing modalities.