Wellness Trends to Watch in 2023
Wellness is always evolving. With new research, new trends pop up every year. Whether it’s the next superfood or ingredient, we’re here to help you navigate the vast world of wellness trends to find what really works and what doesn't! From ashwagandha to eating mushrooms, here’s our take on some of 2023’s hottest wellness trends!
Discussions about achieving a healthy “gut microbiome” are everywhere these days. With enormous volumes of literature and research produced every year about the importance of the little bugs inside our tummies, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past three years, you’ve probably heard about it. The human immune system consists of 70% microbes. Imbalances in the microbiome have been associated with all kinds of scary diseases.
So how do you take care of the little critters in your gut? One way is to take probiotics, whether from food or supplements. If the term probiotic sounds intimidating, it’s simply the stuff that makes fermented foods delicious! People have used fermentation to preserve food naturally for thousands of years. Examples of delicious fermented foods rich in probiotics are natural or Greek yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha.
If you’re not a fan of the funky flavors or tangy taste of fermented foods, you can still add natural probiotics to your diet by taking high-quality supplements such as Probulin. All Probulin digestive products are shipped cold, so the friendly microbes are guaranteed to stay alive when they reach you. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!
The CBD trend has been going strong for several years and will be stronger than ever in 2023! Scientists are discovering new benefits of CBD every day. It’s excellent for relaxation, promotes a feeling of calm, and is terrific for all-around wellness. With dozens of CBD brands on the market, it can be hard to find a reputable one. Our favorite is Social CBD, which sources CBD from organic US-grown hemp and contains no THC. It’s non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t affect your cognitive abilities, and it doesn’t get you high.
If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes into the world of CBD, try something fun like gummies (seriously, who doesn’t love gummies?). Looking for some extra relaxation? Try these. Want to get extra zzz at the end of a long day? Give these a try. Already a fan of CBD gummies and want to try something new? How about some drops for a change? The possibilities are endless!
The Mind-Gut Connection: CBD + Probiotics
Did you know that your gut can affect your thoughts, emotions, and well-being? It’s true! Recent research shows that the gut microbiome, meaning the colonies of bacteria that live inside our intestines, affects a person’s mood and emotional wellness. That’s why paying attention to and taking care of your gut should be an essential part of your daily wellness. Curious how? We’re glad you asked!
Studies show that hemp derivatives such as CBD can help with balancing the gut. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally derived ingredient that comes from the hemp plant, and it has many benefits for balancing the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and increasing relaxation. Of course, you need to make sure that the CBD you take comes from a reputable source. At SocialCBD, all CBD is sourced from 100% US-grown hemp, ensuring that it’s a clean, pure product. Taking CBD can help enhance the positive effects of probiotics, meaning it can help balance your gut while balancing your ECS. We like to say that probiotics and CBD are like the peanut butter and jelly of wellness; they’re great on their own but magical together. Try them for yourself and notice the difference!
Probably one of the hottest herbs on the scene, ashwagandha has been growing in popularity in the wellness community. And for good reason. This herb is a true wellness superhero with many purported benefits and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.
Ashwagandha is native to India and is commonly known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. In traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha alleviates stress and tension and improves mental wellness. Recent scientific studies show promising results where study participants experienced significant relief and had minimal side effects while taking ashwagandha, making it one of the rising stars of the herbal medicine world. If you want to try it yourself, you can get it as a tea or supplement. Or, if you’d like to combine it with other wellness ingredients, you can try SocialCBD Peppermint Isolate Drops infused with ashwagandha.
Mushrooms are having a moment. Everywhere you look, mushrooms keep popping up (pun intended). A lot of exciting new research shows mushrooms have numerous benefits, making them the new superfood.
Plenty of new mushroom supplements on the market claim to give you hundreds of benefits and cure everything from depression and anxiety to cancer. You don’t need all that; you can add culinary mushrooms to your diet to reap the benefits. There are hundreds of varieties of mushrooms that can add flavor, texture, and nutritional value to your meals. Head down to your local farmer’s market, find a mushroom producer, or even grow your own using a premade kit. Plenty of reputable brands are on the market if you prefer the supplement route.
Not all wellness trends are equal, but some are worth trying out. Of course, if you have a medical condition or you’re taking something for the first time, consult your doctor before trying anything new. If your doctor gives you the green light, and you’re feeling a little adventurous, add a few ashwagandha-infused CBD drops to your tea for some extra relaxation. Remember to take a probiotic to keep your tummy balanced. Afterward, cook up some homemade mushroom soup; it’s ok if all you have are store-bought button mushrooms; they’re still delicious and nutritious! You can’t go wrong with creamy mushroom soup.