Every day brave men and women put their lives on the line to help others. Some of them face lasting consequences for their selfless efforts — like PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia and worse. CBD can help. Whether you’re a military veteran, first responder, police officer or another hero who puts service first.
Trauma-related health problems are widespread in the U.S. and getting worse. There are about 18 million veterans, many with service-related mental illness. Many more are coping with other challenges.
Veterans did whatever needed to be done, frequently at great cost to their physical and mental health. There’s a real attitude that “We give help. Not receive it.” Noble as that sounds, it creates a dangerous stigma around admitting we need help — let alone actually asking for it.
Most veterans come from a culture where alcohol use is common and accepted. Then they’re prescribed — or over-prescribed — medications by the VA and doctors.
This can create a “funnel of death” — a situation that just sucks the life out of the veteran. He or she can’t seem to get on top of the PTSD. Instead of helping, the meds may make them feel worse. Alcohol can also exacerbate the issues. Some find themselves virtual shut-ins, depressed, defeated and too doped-up to even drive. It may seem that there’s no way out except death.
It’s a tragedy made worse by the fact that these same people are often completely unaware of alternate medicines and practices that might keep this nightmare under control.
We veterans are not alone in dealing with the fallout from our service. Many others also face traumatizing experiences that lead to troubling symptoms. I’m referring to law enforcement, paramedics, EMTs, fire-fighters … and I’m also including those who are treating the nation’s Covid-19 patients. Our chosen professions bring us:
Research points to CBD products as helpful for many of the challenges faced by veterans and first responders. CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates numerous other systems in the body. It impacts:
When these systems get out of balance, CBD is a non-toxic way to bring back balance and stability. This can bring you:
Reduced anxiety, including relief from sights and sounds that trigger traumatic memories. Even potential prevention of new traumatic memories if CBD is taken right away after disturbing events.
Less acute and chronic pain, from combat or other injuries or from joint damage that results from prolonged sitting, crouching, etc.
Reduced inflammation and its negative effects. Chronic inflammation has been linked to heart disease, stroke, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancer.
Enhanced mood — better control of anxiety, improved anger management and potentially a more positive outlook on life in general.
Better sleep, leading to better overall health, improved concentration and a feeling of being more able to cope. CBD has also been reported to reduce nightmares.
All without the side effects of prescription opioids or sleeping pills.
Without a “high.” Especially important if your employer does drug testing. Easy Day products contain either trace amounts of THC (0.3%) or none at all. In some states, even Police Departments allow use of CBD products.
Without the need to seek treatment from anyone but yourself.
There’s a saying, “You can’t give anyone a drink of water from an empty cup.” Sounds so obvious, I know. But none of us can serve anyone else unless we’re functioning well. Think of treating your symptoms as filling your cup. It’s an act of service to others. And maybe a life-changing act of service to yourself.
After serving as a US Navy SEAL for a decade, followed by years as a CIA contractor in high-conflict areas, I know what I’m talking about. And I can imagine your situation very clearly. I lived it. I survived it. CBD has been a big part of getting my life back. And it can be for you, too.
I applaud your service and I wish you much success with CBD. At Easy Day we understand how important it is to get CBD into the hands of people who need it most. As Veterans, we’re honored to extend a 30% lifetime discount to all veterans, first responders, EMTs and firefighters.
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