By now you’ve heard of CBD oil.
Maybe your bestie goes on about it at length, your grandma has asked you if you’ve heard of it or even your doctor has brought it up (true story!), but what really are the benefits of CBD anyways?
Well, ya girl has your back, as per usual. Keep reading for the deets and why you might want to start taking CBD oil a part of your everyday routine.
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My Story With CBD Oil
Before we get into the benefits I want to share a little bit about my personal experiences with CBD. I can hear about all the ah-mazing things CBD oil can help with but at the end of the day what I really want to hear about is someone’s personal experience with it.
For the last 5 years, as most of y’all know, I’ve been going through a lot of chronic pain and digestive issues. Throughout all that I was able to keep working a full-time job, but I was more burned out than my fave Bath and Body Works candle!
My whole life was basically going from work to various doctor’s appointments and then finally hitting the pillow with exhaustion. I was looking for a natural way to ease some of the stress I was feeling. During my research, I came across CBD oil and I haven’t looked back since.
CBD oil helped take the edge off my stress and perfectly complemented my meditation practice. Better yet, it actually allowed me to relax enough to enjoy my meditation practice!
I figured if it could be so dang helpful orally then why not give topicals a try! At the time, no one knew what specifically was wrong with me, but I was having a lot of digestive irritation and muscle aches. I tried the topical on my lower stomach and my right hip and it definitely lost some intensity. SWEET RELIEF!
CBD is making it’s way to being more mainstream too! As a chronic pain patient, I’m required to see a doctor specialized in chronic pain so all my meds can be controlled by one person. They highly recommend CBD as a complementary treatment to the pain medications they use.
Recently, as I was healing from my hip replacement surgery, I made sure I was fully stocked up on my Receptra CBD oils and, especially, those sweet topicals.
I quickly learned from 7+ surgeries that the positions they keep you in during surgery lead to a LOT of aches that have nothing to do with your actual surgery area. After my hip replacement, my lower back and right knee were not happy. I used the Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical Stick and the Serious Relief + Turmeric Tincture and had a much easier go of it!
If you’re on the fence I highly recommend giving it a try. You might just have a new best friend!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil?
Now for the goodies!
CBD oil isn’t meant to give you a blissed-out experience or cause you to feel out of control. It actually works with your endocannabinoid system to bring your levels up to where they should be. We’ll get to more of that in a bit!
If you’re feeling overly stressed out it can help you level out.
If your mind is wide awake as soon as you try and catch some shuteye CBD oil can help your body relax.
Here’s exactly what CBD oil might be able to help you with:
- Improved overall health and wellbeing
- Reduced achiness (my chronic pain peeps, where you at?)
- Reduced stress
- Improved sleep quality
- Decreased insomnia
- Decreased queasiness
How Does CBD Oil Work?
Okay, that’s great, Jen, but how exactly does this stuff work?
CBD oil works by supporting your ECS (endocannabinoid system) to help make up what you might be lacking. We naturally have cannabinoids in our bodies, but different events can cause you not to produce enough. Your ECS is extremely important for regulating your body functions and if you aren’t producing enough cannabinoids you might feel a bit off.
What Does Your Endocannabinoid System Regulate?
- Nervous system
- Immune system
- Blood pressure
- And more!
Can you imagine how you’re going to feel if your ECS is out of whack? Yeah, I’d rather not picture it either!
That’s where CBD oil comes in. It works holistically to make up the difference for what your own ECS might not be pumping out. It works by blocking enzymes that reduce your body’s own natural cannabinoid molecules and does not provide the high feeling that THC does.
Who Might Benefit From CBD Oil?
- Anyone who might want to reduce their stress
- Those experiencing body aches
- People who work out a lot or have a labor-intensive job
- Workers who need pain or stress relief while at work and don’t want to feel tired or wired
- Anyone who just wants to improve their overall wellness
Super cool stuff, right!? I think you can see why CBD oil has been part of my daily routine for the last 5 years and I can’t foresee ever stopping it.
If you’ve been thinking about checking out CBD oil this is your sign. You want to make sure that you have a brand that creates their products with integrity and care, is high quality, and is affordable. I love Receptra because they’re always running deals that allow me to be able to afford to keep CBD in my regular routine. Right now they’re running a buy one, get one 50% off deal!
The hemp that the CBD is made with is from their own family-owned farm and it’s blended with organic ingredients and botanicals that increase the effectiveness of their product.
If you try it or have already tried it let me know what you think! I love hearing about other people’s experiences.
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