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!
Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Oil
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).
CBD is perfect for anxiety relief! I will try the Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Oil for massage.
You’ll love it! It definitely takes the relaxation of a massage to the next level. Hugs!
I feel like CBD products are popping up everywhere! I have yet to try any but have given it some thought since I could really use some help with anxiety. I don’t experience it often, but when I do, it’s pretty terrible.
They are! Which is why it’s SO important to be careful when choosing one. Any anxiety is horrible, whether it’s often or seldom no one should experience it.
I haven’t checked out CBD products yet but I have heard that they’re great for anxiety. I will have to look into them.
I’ve never used CBD but I’m a fan of the idea. My boyfriend’s cousin uses CBD oil to help with his anxiety and I think I may try to find some to help with my anxiety before a flight too!
I always take it before a flight and I absolutely helps with that! Flying is a major trigger for my anxiety. Which is unfortunate because I love to travel! I hope it helps you!
I haven’t tried any CBD products but you are right – they are everywhere! My friends love the sleep gummies 🙂
-xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com
They really are! Let me know if you try one out. I’d love to hear your results.
I use a CBD supplement for that time of the month and it’s been life-changing. I’m not opposed to any cannabis products, and truly can’t wait for the US to legalize it nationally!
Ooooo that’s a great time to use it! These have been life changing for my period: https://flexfits.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwwtTmBRBqEiwA-b6c_0Ws3ikCnBcruUzFvLv6iKZ6SEJLM6i6ar9jTCGcAB4sqC7mny5-7BoCVicQAvD_BwE !!!! I’m so ready for the US to legalize it too, there are too many positive uses to not do so.
I’ve never tried CBD products, I’m really curious. I’ve heard amazing things of these products. I’m a lil worried about which products are legally accessible here in Texas though. I need to look into it.
From my research it looks like CBD products are legal in TX! Let me know what you find out!
I have never tried these before but I have heard awesome reviews about them. Definitely need to check it out!
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You do! Let me know if you try one and how it works for you!
I’ve been doing a lot of research on CBD products and am really curious about it all. Unfortunately, most of it is still banned in Europe but at least we get some CBD beauty products!
Oooo I’ve love to know what CBD beauty products you have! I know Europe has even tighter regulations on hemp/cannabis products than the US does….
I’ve read so much about CBD but have not tried it yet. I may have to try it soon.
You should Lily! It has so many benefits.
Man I want to try CBD so bad but I’m breastfeeding right now. Whenever I wean the babe, I’m gonna get on this and finally get to try what all the cool kids are talking about
Ahhhhh. Well you have a good reason to not be trying it! Take your time- it’s not going anywhere and products will only continue to improve with time.
Such a great post! I have recently gotten some CBD products myself and I cant wait to try ’em!
I would love to hear how they benefit you Vaness!