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CBD Oil For Jetlag: A Traveller’s Secret Weapon


Travel is one of life’s great pleasures: an opportunity to explore the world around us and experience its different cultures, landscapes and people. But one of the more inconvenient and common side effects to jumping on a plane and travelling across the globe is jetlag, especially for us antipodeans found at the bottom of the world!

Today we’ll look at a secret weapon that many travellers are trying out to combat the effects of jumping time zones: CBD oils.

Understanding Jetlag

It’s commonly known as “jetlag”, but did you know it has a scientific name too?

“Desynchronosis” occurs when our internal body clock (or “circadian rhythm”) becomes temporarily misaligned from rapidly crossing multiple time zones, throwing off our natural sleep-wake cycle.

Common symptoms of jetlag include fatigue, insomnia, headaches, irritability, digestive issues and impaired cognitive function. Its severity, duration and impacts can vary depending on factors like the direction of travel (e.g. flying east versus west), the time difference between the origin and destination, and individual resilience.

The Role Of CBD In Sleep Regulation

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant that’s well-known for its potential therapeutic properties, including in regulating sleep. CBD works by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a key part of our ability to maintain homeostasis (or balance) during periods of disruption – such as changes brought about by travel.

It typically takes a few days to adjust to a new time zone and recover from the symptoms – which is where CBD oil may help out:

  • Resetting sleep patterns: CBD oil may help realign your internal body clock and encourage restorative sleep, allowing you to adjust to the new time zone more rapidly.
  • Reducing anxiety and stress: The calming effects of CBD may help reduce travel-related anxiety and stress, making it easier to relax and fall asleep in a new environment.
  • Alleviating discomfort: CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties may ease discomfort or pain, which can be a common issue when travelling.
  • Improved sleep quality: CBD may enhance the quality of your sleep, ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore your new destination.

CBD Products: What’s Right For You

We all have different tastes and preferences when it comes to health and wellbeing tools, which is why at Down To Earth we offer several premium CBD products to help ease the pain of time zone changes.

CBD Oil For Jetlag Relief

Our Full Defence 3000 (FD3000) is packed with the entire spectrum of beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant, which work together to help you experience the potential therapeutic benefits of the “Entourage Effect”. It’s the perfect CBD oil to help shake off the aches, pains and restless nights often associated with travel – making it your best companion in the battle with jetlag.

CBD Gummies For On-The-Go Relief

CBD gummies offer a pre-measured dose of CBD that’s easy to carry and consume discreetly while you’re on the go. And with packs available in three different quantities, they’re perfect for trips of all lengths. Our OG Kush Gummies are also 100% vegan, THC-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, and come in all-natural fruit flavours. Yum!

CBD Sports Pack: Combating Jetlag For Active Travellers

Active travellers need something more than just a good night’s sleep to combat jetlag: they need an energy boost and rapid recovery. Down To Earth’s Sport Pack is a handy set of three of our premium products to help keep your body energised.

  • Sunset Bath Salts with lavender, clove and neroli: Add soothing salts to a hot bath in your hotel room to help relieve sore muscles after a long flight and calm your body and mind before bed.
  • Active Balm with CBD, arnica and juniper: After a long day exploring your new surroundings, apply balm directly to sore muscles and joints so you’re ready to go out and about again.
  • Full Defence 1000 (FD1000): Help combat fatigue and get an extra all-around boost before or after you hit the streets, mountains or hotel gym with this full-spectrum CBD oil containing 1000mg of CBD.

Tips For Using CBD While Travelling

Planning your next trip with your favourite CBD product? These tips will help you make the most of CBD for travel:

  • Plan ahead: Make sure you have your preferred CBD products and doses ready by ordering them well before your travel date.
  • Check local laws: Regulations can vary in different countries. Research the legal status of CBD in your travel destination and any places you transit through (e.g. airport layovers) so you’re not caught unawares if CBD is not legal.
  • Start with a low dose: If you’re new to CBD, consider trialling it before you travel. Begin with a low dose and gradually increase it as needed.
  • Stay hydrated: It’s easy to get dehydrated when travelling, so drink plenty of water while using CBD.
  • Monitor effects: Keep a diary to track how CBD affects your sleep, energy levels and overall wellbeing.
  • Consult a healthcare professional: If you’re unsure about using CBD while you travel, consult your doctor or healthcare professional before you leave.

Potential Benefits Beyond Jetlag

Beyond its potential as an effective remedy for jetlag, CBD may have therapeutic benefits to several other areas of wellbeing, both at home and on the road:

  • Stress and anxiety management: CBD may help reduce your stress and anxiety and provide a sense of calm and relaxation during your trip.
  • Pain relief: Whether it’s discomfort from long flights or hiking excursions, CBD may provide relief from aches and pains.
  • Digestive health: CBD may help alleviate digestive issues often associated with travel, such as nausea and upset stomach.
  • Overall wellness: CBD supports the ECS in maintaining balance, contributing to a general sense of wellbeing during your journey.

Bon Voyage!

Whether you’re a leisure traveller, business flyer or an active explorer, jetlag doesn’t have to be a pain. Start your next trip armed with the jetlag-busting powers of CBD and make the most of your adventures!