CBD. It ain’t what you think. In a good way.
There has been so much hype all over the internet and social media about CBD oil. After doing my research and asking some people I trust I decided to give it a try. The main reason I was going to use it was for Franki and her sleep issues, or lack thereof. But as I kept reading I saw how beneficial it is for stress, anxiety, headaches, cramps, inflammation…so much. Stress and anxiety are two things I suffer with silently. Honestly, you’d never know. I have a good game face, most of the time. I have PTSD (self diagnosed) from losing my dad and all the things that come along with it. And honestly the every day stressors can get to you. So my interest was totally peaked. I was now looking for myself.
What is CBD?
It is Cannabidiol, or CBD, one of the most abundant chemicals found in marijuana plants. The difference is it does not have the psychoactive properties of tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC), CBD is NOT intoxicating.
The brand I decided on was Thoughtcloud, I was not given it for free to advertise or promote. This is a real person giving her real reviews. This brand is Colorado born and bred…a BIG DEAL! Colorado requires pot products be tested for potency and purity, so Thoughtcloud lab tests its purity which is important (to me). There are so many out there.
I am a skeptic by nature so I wasn’t about to hop on my Instagram page and shout about how amazing it was after trying it once. There is ENOUGH of that going around. I promised to give it a try for a month. So I did.
What do I think? I think I should have tried it sooner.
How do I feel? Like I don’t have a stick in my ass all the time anymore. I don’t yell as much at the kids. But I do notice a difference if I do not take it. I stopped a couple days to test and it’s true. So it seems like something you need to take regularly if you are struggling. I just feel like things roll off my shoulders a little more.
Would I recommend it? Yes. Don’t just take it to take it because others are. If you feel a real reason to I would definitely give it a try. Do your research and choose one you feel is safe. The CBD I use has only one ingredient, hemp! Their extracts contain 100% organic hemp oil and our proprietary full spectrum CBD concentrate. There are no other additives, preservatives, emulsifiers, or flavorings.
How do I take it? I ingest. I don’t vape. I’m too afraid of the lasting effects in my lungs. I’ve heard of buildup and I’m not going to chance it. I just take drops in my mouth and add to my smoothies. It tastes like Im doing something illegal, and I LIKE IT.
In closing. I’m a believer. I would recommend it to anyone who has been on the fence. Do your research. Be careful. Read how to use it. I know it is “safe” but you can never be too careful.