It was actually a bad bout of jet lag after a trip to California that inspired me to finally test out the CBD oil (I’ll admit that my weed-based reservations kept me from trying it for the first few months). Knowing that the oil had also helped people with sleep issues, I squeezed one full dropper of the Everyday Plus oil onto my tongue, per the instructions, and waited.
Gretchen Lidicker puts a lifestyle spin on the world of CBD as the author draws on the “knowledge of leaders in the health and wellness world” to explain why CBD has become a top beauty and wellness trend for top athletes and celebrities. The book also includes recipes and recommendations for how to choose a top-quality CBD product.
My First Impression
Charlotte’s Web inaugural CBD oil product comes in two flavors; Olive Oil and Mint Chocolate. It’s also its most potent. According to its website, its Original Formula Hemp Extract Oil comes with 50mg CBD per mL.
I assume this is also a side effect of feeling less anxious, but I seem to fall asleep faster; within the 20-30-minute range rather than my normal 45 minutes to one hour (or longer). Not only do I seem to be skipping or at least shortening the whole tossing-and-turning phase of my sleep cycle, but I’m able to snap out of the overthinking that often keeps me up at night. Of course, there’s no telling whether a big life event would disrupt this newfound bliss, but I’d like to think it’s helped on a day-to-day basis.
Rather than overthinking a sternly worded email or analyzing a social interaction, I found it easier to recognize the irrationality of these thoughts and actually let them go.
Just in case you don’t know, my name is Rebekah. I have pretty bad anxiety.
But there’s a lot more to this than just my story. What exactly is CBD? And how do you know if it’s right for you? Well, keep reading, because I’m going to try and answer some of your questions!
My CBD Story
CBD oil has helped to promote a sense of calm in me. This helps me to control my anxious thoughts better and live a more levelheaded, calm life. You can read more about CBD and my anxiety here. I’ve been using CBD basically since I got married in February 2019, and I’m not planning on stopping!
When I started taking CBD, I didn’t really notice the effects right away. I’ve heard that it can take 15-20 minutes for you to feel the effects (depends on some things), and I have to agree with that. But even more so, I don’t think I truly started seeing the full benefits of CBD oil until I’d been consistently taking it for two weeks.
I can’t claim to be an expert, but I’ve done a lot of reading to help bring the truth about CBD oil to you. I’ve also tested out a few brands, and I’ll be sharing my favorites down below, along with some CBD oil tips.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that people are constantly looking for ways to control their anxiety.
I decided to test the popular treatment for myself by taking CBD gummies to see how it affected my mental state, emotions and overall happiness.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol oil. It is a natural plant-based substance that contains plant chemicals call cannabinoids, which are also released in the human body during exercise and sleep. They are the “happy” molecules that are produced by the body when we are feeling secure and comforted (such as a hug or doing a fun activity.)
I also spoke with friends who use CBD for their anxiety, and they agree that it does help. This being said, everyone is different and not everything has the same effect for each person. Overall, though, I had a positive experience with CBD.
What I discovered was that it actually does work, and not just for anxiety. But first, a little background on what exactly CBD is and how you can take it.