Top 3 Reasons to Gift CBD to Your Parents this Christmas

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CBD is one of the few gifts that truly keeps on giving. 

Think about it: trendy tech items become obsolete fast...clothes and jewelry depreciate in value...sweets and treats only provide temporary happiness.

CBD products are different. Why? Because they’re capable of instilling lasting mental and physical benefits, even after the products themselves are long gone. 

CBD could be an especially great gift choice for your parents. If our customers’ experiences are any indication, CBD might be able to help them sleep better, feel better, and move better than they have in years. 

Keep reading to learn which of our CBD products could be the perfect Christmas gifts for your parents — and why.

  • 3 top reasons to gift CBD to your parents
    • Inner balance
    • Peace and calmness
    • Relief from discomfort
  • 5 CBD products that make great gifts
    • Isolate CBD oil
    • Pain Relief CBD Cream
    • Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
    • CBD Capsules 
    • CBD + Manuka Honey Cream

3 top reasons to gift CBD to your parents

Hemp has way, way more than three health/wellness benefits. (You can read more about them here and here if you’re interested.)

For the sake of keeping things simple, however, we’ll focus on three benefits that are most likely to apply to your parents and their lives for now: balance, peace/calmness, and relief from discomfort. 

Inner balance

Balance is everything when it comes to living a happy, healthy life. Even from the most scientific perspective, balance is what makes the complexities of human biology possible. Without balance, we wouldn’t be able to stay above equilibrium with our environment.  We’d be closer to algae or single-celled creatures!

It’s not a coincidence that more complex life forms (i.e humans and other mammals) possess something called an endocannabinoid system. This special system allows all the other systems and organs within our bodies to stay in balance with each other. Balance, in turn, fosters efficiency and complexity, building on itself via several positive feedback loops. [1]

As great as the endocannabinoid system is, though, it’s not immune to stress. It can become depleted of important signalling molecules if stress persists for long enough. Even a single night of poor sleep can deplete endocannabinoid levels enough to throw things out of whack. [2

Now for some good news: CBD could help. Research implies that CBD intake may directly boost endocannabinoid levels, resulting in consistent full-body balance. [3] If years —  or decades — of stress have your parents feeling out of balance, CBD products could be right for them.  

Peace and calmness

CBD might be just the thing needed to help your parents keep calm and carry on. Being a parent (and/or grandparent) can be tough, but many CBD users find that the compound helps them slow down, enjoy the moment, and stay truly present with their loved ones. Some research shows that CBD may even boost your body’s levels of oxytocin, the love hormone. [4

CBD use may promote inner peace and calm in other areas of life, too. Maybe your parents are stressed about the economy, their retirement, or what’ll happen to the world their children or grandchildren inherit. Hey, we’ve all had those thoughts! CBD may help one’s brain see the silver lining in such things— largely by interacting with dopamine and serotonin receptors that affect how you perceive any given situation. 

According to Dr. Bob Melamede, taking CBD and other cannabinoids could help you look towards the future...not back towards the past. 

“[...] Forward-looking people embrace unknowns,” Melamede explains. “They are flexible and are able to embrace the chance and that's because they are [endo]cannabinoid endowed.” [5] Who couldn’t use more flexible thinking at a time like this?

Relief from discomfort

CBD has distinctly physical benefits, too. Its usage has been associated with reductions in certain oxidative and inflammatory markers. Experts theorize that CBD’s activation of the endocannabinoid system is what gives it these inflammation-quenching effects. [6]

The practical applications of this are almost endless. Do your parents move a little slower than they used to? Are they having trouble practising the sports they once enjoyed? Do they wish they had more energy to run around with the grandkids?

If you (or they) answered yes to any of the following questions, CBD may be able to help. Many CBD users find that the compound helps them improve their mobility after time. 

5 CBD products that make great gifts

While any CBD product might have the potential to make your parents’ lives better, we’ve handpicked five top products that make for especially great gifts. All five of them are 20% off from now til Christmas! 

Product: 

Isolate CBD Oil

Who it’s best for: 

Beginners/those new to CBD

More info:

Isolate CBD oil is our most popular product. It’s also one of our simplest. This product contains just two ingredients — CBD isolate and MCT oil — and is available in three different concentrations.  The fact that it’s THC-free makes it ideal for beginners. 

 

  • 30 servings
  • Completely THC-free
  • Affordable and easy to use
  • Made with 99%+ pure CBD isolate
  • Available in three strengths: 500, 1,000, and 3,000mg

 

Product: 

Pain Relief CBD Cream

Who it’s best for: 

Outdoor enthusiasts/athletes

More info:

Our Pain Relief CBD Cream combines CBD with the proven power of arnica Montana and menthol. Apply directly to painful or arthritic areas for fast relief. 

In America this cream was voted 2021’s Product of the Year; customers say it’s perfect for combatting soreness, stiffness, and general pain. We think our UK customers (and your parents, of course) will agree! 

Product: 

Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Who it’s best for: 

Those who’ve tried CBD isolate and need something ‘more.’ 

More info:

UK customers don’t have access to full spectrum CBD oil...but they don’t worry. Our Ultra Broad Spectrum™ CBD Oil’s blend of cannabinoids and terpenes can more than match THC’s power. Here are the stats. 

 

  • 10:1 ratio of CBD to other active cannabinoids
  • Top cannabinoids: CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV
  • Top terpenes: limonene, pinene, b-caryophyllene
  • Top flavonoids: cannflavin 1, cannflavin 2
  • Carrier oil: shelf-stable MCT oil

Product: 

CBD Capsules 

Who it’s best for: 

Those with sleep issues

More info:

Medterra’s CBD Capsules present one of the simplest, most convenient ways to take CBD. 

Experiencing CBD’s top benefits is now as easy as adding a single pill to your daily wellness routine. Here are the stats on our caps:

  • Vegan 
  • Additive-free
  • Completely THC-free
  • Made with 99%+ pure CBD isolate
  • Available in two strengths: 25 and 50 mg/capsule

Product: 

CBD + Manuka Honey Cream

Who it’s best for: 

Anyone who wants healthy, glowing skin. 

More info:

We like to think of this manuka-infused product as the magic cream for everything — and most people who try it agree. Customers report that it’s quickly become one of their favourite skincare products. We think your parents will like it, too. 

 

  • Infused with 125-250 milligrams of CBD
  • Packed with over 20 skin-soothing botanicals
  • Features ultra-premium, UMF 12+ Manuka honey

 

Top 3 reasons to gift CBD: summing things up

CBD could help your parents stay balanced, keep calm, and break free from pain and discomfort. Is it any wonder that the compound could make for such a great Christmas gift?

You may want to consider letting your parent’s in on CBD’s benefits...especially if they haven’t tried it yet. 

Any of the products mentioned above could be great choices — don’t forget, each of them is 20% off! 

 

 

Citations

  1. The emerging role of the endocannabinoid system in endocrine regulation and energy balance. (2006). PubMed Central (PMC). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16306385/#:~:text=The%20endocannabinoid%20system%20modulates%20rewarding,controlling%20appetite%20and%20food%20intake
  2. Impact of circadian rhythmicity and sleep restriction on circulating endocannabinoid (eCB) N-arachidonoylethanolamine (anandamide). (2020). PubMed Central (PMC). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31610409/ 
  3. Marzo, D. V. (2015, August 14). The Endocannabinoid System and its Modulation by Phytocannabinoids. Neurotherapeutics. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/
  4. Wei, D. (2015, November 10). Endocannabinoid signaling mediates oxytocin-driven social reward. PNAS. https://www.pnas.org/content/112/45/14084 
  5. Picard, K. (2017, August 1). Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug. Seven Days. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/researcher-and-activist-bob-melamede-considers-marijuana-a-miracle-drug/Content?oid=9959751 
  6.  Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. (2016). PubMed. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/