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Vini's CBD Experience


Hey y'all! I tried CBD for the first time, when we were given samples as interns at Calm Up. Not gonna lie, I was kinda scared at first. After talking to couple of my friends who have tried CBD gummies and had great experiences, I decided to give it a try. I decided to take one every morning and add it into my morning routine. I would take one then proceed with my daily yoga routine and after a couple of hours I felt relaxed and ready for the day. I tried the coffee and peach flavored gummies first,  which are both amazing! I was drawn to those two flavors because I knew that they would taste the exact opposite from each other. Peach has that...

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Brighton's CBD Experience


Hi, everyone! My name is Brighton and I am a 21 year old student at the University of Michigan. This year I discovered Calm Up, and it couldn’t have been at a better time. At the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, I thought I was handling my stress fairly well. However, after a year of COVID-19 related loss, a high-pressure election, divisive tensions in our country, etc., I became aware that my stress had caught up with me. This was all while trying to juggle the expectations of school, social life, and keeping my family healthy. Anxiety became part of my daily life, and it was ultimately too difficult for me to manage alone. This is a...

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Carolyn's CBD Experience


Hi blog readers!  My name is Carolyn, I’m 21 years old and am currently a senior at the University of Rhode Island. I took over the blog posts in January 2021. I wanted to give you all an inside look on my personal experience with the CBD gummies.  As an intern we got to sample all the flavors. This was my first time trying CBD in any form. I was a little skeptical but very excited because I have heard great things about CBD since it is a natural remedy. I decided to try it in the evening. I have a night routine (check out our Instagram @calmupbd for a video of it) which usually consists of making dinner, showering,...

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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #9:


Tip #9: Breathwork  If you are unfamiliar with it, breathwork is any type of breathing exercises or breathing techniques. Breathwork helps to improve your physical, mental and spiritual state of mind. Controlled breathing has been said to help reduce stress and increase alertness. When you are stressed it affects your entire body from your brain down to your gut. Stress triggers many different things in your body, taking time to slow down will help your stress levels decrease.   Two types of breathwork you can try out: box breathing and pursed lip breathing.  Box breathing is when you slowly inhale counting to four. Hold your breath for four seconds then exhale for four seconds. Focus on filling your lungs up with...

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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #6:


Tip #6: Yoga Yoga focuses on physical, mental and spiritual growth. Yoga is a great way to add movement into your daily routine. It is a low impact workout that focuses on strengthening and connecting to your body.  Yoga dates way back to the 4th Century BCE. They described it back then as, “Yoga is the calming down the fluctuations/patterns of consciousness”. You can make it your workout routine or just use it as a practice to help ease your mind and body. Yoga is great in the morning or at night. It can help wake up your body and wind down before bed since it is low impact. It focuses on breath work, as well which also helps you...

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