How Trove can help your nighttime zzz's
Aging? Health conditions? Nagging pain? Stress? Fears? All of these factors may contribute to imperfect sleep and help explain why sleep issues rank among the most common health concerns facing over 80 million American adults.  To make matters worse, insufficient sleep may contribute to other health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness and more.  Many over-the-counter and prescription medications can contribute to sleep issues, causing daytime drowsiness, keeping you awake at night, and contributing to the symptoms of insomnia. So, what can we do to complement lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, improved diet and exercise plans? Answer: Trove.
Thinking of adding CBD to your bedtime routine?
Cannabidiol (CBD) continues to garner attention as an effective natural means of reducing pain and inflammation, promoting calm and focus, and supporting improved sleep, and for good reason. While more studies are needed and many are currently underway, research and experiential evidence suggests that CBD may possess analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and neuroprotective properties that may aid in supporting sleep, resolving pain and more. CBD derived from the hemp plant contains little or no THC, so is non psychoactive and a good choice for those who need to stay focused and functional or seek a restorative, restful sleep to face the new day, survive new challenges, or even impress at the next morning's video conference.
But how does CBD work?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of at least 100 chemical compounds unique to the cannabis sativa or hemp plant. These compounds are referred to as cannabinoids. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid most commonly associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is non psychoactive and has been shown to offer a myriad of wellness benefits without the "high" effect of THC. An ever-increasing number of health studies and growing experiential evidence show that CBD may be helpful in promoting calm, addressing muscle tension and soreness, and supporting the musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, nervous, and immune systems, among other useful applications. Adding to these benefits, CBD is considered to be non habit-forming and well tolerated, making it a desirable supplement choice.
The Endocannabinoid System
Cannabinoids are naturally effective in our bodies because, throughout our evolutionary development, we have been hardwired to gain the benefits of the cannabis sativa plant through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signaling network within the mammalian body that functions as a lock and key mechanism when cannabinoids are present or introduced into the bloodstream. These receptors exist throughout the body -- nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive, immune, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, and other systems -- and are the reason why cannabinoids can have such diverse and profound effects.  All mammals, including humans and companion animals, have an ECS, and the body produces "endo" (internal) cannabinoids (naturally occurring substances such as anandamide) that operate to keep the body's systems in balance.  However, when an external force such as injury, illness, or stress is introduced, our body's own endocannabinoids may be depleted, resulting in an interruption to homeostasis that can manifest as anxiety, pain, inflammation, sleep disturbance, compromised immune function, and more. CBD and related "phyto" (plant) cannabinoids are natural compounds that can supplement the body's own cannabinoids and lock into our cannabinoid receptors to address the imbalance and restore homeostasis.  In addition, research suggests that CBD may also interact in potentially beneficial ways with other neurotransmitter systems and receptors that support normal levels of other "feel good" brain chemicals such as serotonin.  
How can Trove CBD help?
If you are seeking systemic relief, you may want to consider an ingestible tincture or capsule. A daily dose of Trove CBD Oil taken under the tongue will help address stress, enhance calm and mental focus, while also providing relief from pain and inflammation throughout the body, often aiding in a restful and restorative sleep. The specific dosage regimen will vary from person to person, and also depends upon the nature of the issue that may be causing you to lose sleep. Once you determine the amount and frequency of supplementation that works best for you, you can develop your own Trove CBD restful sleep routine.
Tight and tense muscles can interfere with restful sleep or even staying asleep. Trove CBD Balm is a natural way to target a specific area of tension, making it a great choice for muscle tightness, aches, and specific areas of pain or inflammation. It is not uncommon to feel relief within minutes following topical application, and results will often last from two to four hours, allowing improved and less interrupted sleep.
Trove CBD sleep aid products are THC free and formulated with organically-grown USA hemp. Trove tinctures under the tongue or added to your favorite bedtime beverage provide systemic pain relief and help to calm the stress, relieve tension, and improve mental focus. Many other sleep supplements -- including some popular CBD oils -- contain added "calming" ingredients such as melatonin, valerian root, tryptophan, kava, sedating antihistamines such as diphenhydramine HCl, or other compounds that you may or may not want to ingest. And some pharmaceuticals prescribed for sleep come with potential side effects or addictive properties. Trove tinctures contain pure, natural CBD extracted from the hemp plant plus organic MCT coconut oil, with or without essential oil of peppermint or lemon for synergistic therapeutic effect and a delightful flavor. Powerful Trove topical balms target specific areas of neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, release tension and muscle knots, and offer welcome and nearly immediate relief wherever you need it most. Trove products are kind to the senses, too. They taste great, feel luxurious, smell heavenly. . .and they work!
Triple Tested, Trusted and Transparent.
All Trove CBD sleep aid products are triple-tested for quality, purity, consistency and concentration. QR codes on each product package link directly to the Trove website and to the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) for that specific product batch. So you know exactly what's in every Trove product. . .and what is not. Want more information on how to read, understand, and interpret a CoA? Click here.
Other Tools and Tips to Tackle Those Tired Days and Sleepless Nights
No matter how great, supplements alone are not enough. To get the best results for better sleep, you also may want to make a few adjustments to your day-to-day. Here are a few suggestions:
Strive for a sleep schedule. Try to go to bed and wake up at close to the same times every night and morning, and do your best to keep a similar schedule on the weekends as you do on weeknights.
Go easy on the bedtime snacks. Eat dinner several hours before bedtime, and try to avoid fatty or sugary snacks, caffeinated beverages, and -- sorry, but chocolate, too -- before bed.
Be active by day, relaxed at night. Follow an appropriate daily exercise, sports, or activity plan, outdoors if possible. But pursue a bit of quiet time before bed: reading, meditating, enjoying a warm soak in a tub, or simply focused breathing.
Take a break from your devices. That means turning off the blue light of your cellphone, laptop, tablet, and TV. Even better, use lubricating eye drops for tired eyes, keep your room cool, dark and quiet, and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Take a little Trove. Trove premium hemp-derived CBD products may help you get rid of the noise and calm the mental traffic, contributing to a restorative, restful sleep. Without unwanted sedation or harmful side effects.
Trove CBD Balm 750 provides fast, targeted, temporary relief from neck and shoulder strains, tight muscle knots, and minor upper and lower back discomfort including general muscle soreness.
- Infused with THC-free hemp-derived CBD and other natural hydrating and therapeutic ingredients
- 750 mg CBD per 1.7 oz jar
Trove CBD Oil 750 taken under the tongue or on food or beverage about an hour before bed helps provide systemic relief from pain and inflammation, addressing soreness and tension and supporting improved calm and mental focus.
- Infused with THC-free hemp-derived CBD in organic MCT coconut oil in choice of natural or with essential oil of lemon or peppermint to enhance therapeutic benefits and deliver exceptional flavor
- 25 mg CBD per 1 mL dropper (750 mg CBD per 30 mL bottle)
Trove CBD Capsules 25 one capsule taken about an hour before bed helps provide relief from pain, inflammation, and muscle tension, while supporting improved calm, relaxation, and mental focus.
- Contains THC-free hemp-derived CBD plus organic MCT powder in a convenient capsule form
- 25 mg CBD per capsule
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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