What’s the real deal with CBD?
And is it for you?
Just a few years ago no one knew anything about CBD and then all of a sudden we woke up one morning and there was a shop on every corner and everyone was talking about it, selling it, and taking it. It was in oils, gummies, vapes, and just about everything else under the sun. CBD companies claimed to fix everything from inflammation, insomnia, and anxiety.
Cody and I were curious, so we ordered CBD from a bunch of different companies, in all different forms to see what we liked. It turned out to be a waste of money and felt more like a cash grab from companies as opposed to a genuine solution to any kind of problem. We were extremely disappointed and tossed out the concept of CBD. It wasn’t until a company sent me their CBD nighttime gummies that I finally found a company that wasn’t just stealing people’s money.
It was Highline Wellness and boy, were those gummies something! Not only were they so delicious, but they were also effective and I slept like a baby! Highline restored my faith in the CBD industry and I became a faithful consumer.
But I really wanted to find something to take during the day that might take the edge off some of the anxiety that might peek in from time to time. Was that even possible? It was something that the CBD industry did promise after all. So I started with Highline because I knew that their nighttime gummies worked so why wouldn’t the day time?
I ordered, I tried, and I spit it out!
Those were definitely not the delicious gummy bears that I had expected and I really can’t take something religiously unless they’re good. So I was back to square one and I wasn’t in a rush to spend a bunch of money on more CBD products knowing that there was so much crap out there.
But then I tried OMAX Cryofreeze and again, I was a believer!
This time, instead of consuming it, I was putting it on my aching body and the relief it provided was incredible. I am literally a walking jungle gym every day. You would think the kids would rather climb all over Daddy because he’s taller but no. I keep OMAX bottles in my nightstand, car, and bathroom because it works super fast and gives me relief from daily aches and pains. CBD came through once again.
But I was still on the hunt for a day option. Not long after my love for OMAX occurred, I saw people posting about Equilibria. Now, normally I’m a huge sucker for a pretty bottle and Equilibria definitely has that pretty factor, but I didn’t want to fall for just another pretty bottle again. But then friends of mine started raving about it and I decided to give it a try and I’m really glad I did because it worked! I even stopped using Highline’s nighttime gummies and just use the Equilibria oil because my anxiety and stress really melts away and I can focus on whatever task is at hand. Even if that task is sleeping.
So let’s talk about CBD, your expectations, what it will really do, and how to find the good stuff.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for “cannabidiol” which is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana. It’s a naturally occurring substance that is known for making you feel a sense of calm.
What does CBD do?
CBD is not FDA regulated because there is a lack of scientific research due to the product being so new, however, CBD is advertised as providing relief for anxiety and depression, helps to treat pain and reduce inflammation, treat epilepsy, and even insomnia.
Will CBD make you high?
Broad-spectrum CBD is not psychoactive so it will not get you high or give you a “euphoric” feeling. You will not feel any form of “sedation”.
Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum?
Full-spectrum CBD: Full-spectrum CBD contains small amounts of all components of the cannabis plant. That means it can have trace amounts of THC. Federally legal full-spectrum products will always have less than 0.3 percent of THC. In states where cannabis is fully legal, you can find full-spectrum products with higher levels of THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD: This type of CBD does not contain THC. It does contain other components of the cannabis plant, though, so it won’t be 100-percent CBD alone.
So with the Full Spectrum, you might experience a bit of a “high” feeling due to the THC levels but you’ll also find it more effective. With Broad-Spectrum, it might be less effective due to the absence of THC, however, you’ll keep a “clear” mind.
How to take CBD?
First and foremost, don’t take it on an empty stomach. If it’s good quality and you take it before eating something, it could make you feel yucky. I took it not realizing I hadn’t eaten yet and felt pretty wonky until I had time to sit down and have a meal.
If you don’t know how much to start off taking, I have good news for you: Every new Equilibria gets a completely free dosage call from one of their specialists. I thought I was special when their specialist, Noelle, called me. It was a lot like that State Farm commercial, I thought I got the “Patrick Price” before I found out they do it for everyone. (IYKYK)
Noelle was so lovely because I had a ton of CBD questions for her and she taught me a lot. She informed me that over at Equilibria, they are owners at their partner farms which means that they have complete control of the product from the seed all the way to when it’s delivered at your door which is a huge relief as a customer.
When incorporating CBD, consistency is key! CBD should be taken every day like you would a vitamin and it may take 2-3 months to see the full benefit of a CBD routine, however, I noticed results immediately after my first use and it’s my first line of defense when I feel my anxiety rising.
I’ve been using CBD in a few aspects of my life and therefore have been talking about it more on my Instagram stories so I decided to write this blog post as a reference point for anyone who wanted to learn more about CBD.
Did I answer all of your CBD questions?
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