You know the terrible gateway drug your parents always wanted to strike the fear of God into you about?
Newsflash: It’s everywhere recently.
From US states legalizing cannabis medically, to Canada legalizing it nationally, cannabis has been making headlines like crazy. Even buzzier is the cannabis compound CBD! Brands are launching products containing the extract faster than new wellness trends pop up! But like any supplement, one should do their research before purchasing a product. Today I’m sharing what I have learned about CBD over the past year: what it is, how it works and the products I trust!
What is CBD?
The cannabis plants breaks down into two chemical components: cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the component that causes the “high” related to cannabis, however, cannabidiol does not cause this effect.
How does CBD work?
CBD works with the bodies endocannabinoid system to help symptoms associated with chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions. I personally use it for a multitude of reasons, including the four listed. After my miscarriage, I was on opioids for months- dopey and lost, trying to numb the physical and mental pain. I know I would have stopped them much sooner if I had known about natural products like CBD.
My Top 3 Trusted CBD Products:
With so many products on the market, trusting ingredients and quality can be hard! I’ve put in months of research to find the best choices with the best possible ingredients. Whether you prefer an oil or gummy these products ship cannabidoil right to your front door!
If you were a fruit gummy junkie as a kid these are the CBD products for you! With fruity flavors, and made from vegan ingredients these gummies contain 25 mg of the the purest CBD in the galaxy.
With multiple yummy flavors like Lemon Ginger, Peppermint and Lavender these drops will make taking cannabidiol a delight! The measuring dropper allows you to easily adjust and recognize the amount that is best for you!
This was my first CBD product! Available in Original, Extra and Maximum strength this oil delivers results fast. I personally love the Olive Oil flavor because I can easily add it to food without any taste change.
Like any supplement, finding the right amount of product to be effective for you will take a little time. I started seeing results from oil in a week and from the gummies in 3 days! Cannabidiol builds in one’s system like vitamins so it is best to take a “dose” every day and then extra if your anxiety or pain is more intense at that time.
Have you tried CBD for pain or anxiety or another icky issue?
I would love to hear what you use/used and how it worked for you!
PS: If you want to learn more this site is a fantastic resource!
PSS: My all time favorite blog recently included a CBD product in their recent post on 12 Things to Help You Sleep (The ManRepeller).