Hello mindful beauties! If you are in any way taking steps to be more mindful about products you are putting on or in your body, I applaud you. It is not easy to go against the grain and make choices that most people are not. No matter how small the change it is a step in the right direction.
I wanted to talk about a product that I have been using for almost a year now and how it has benefited our family. There can be a lot of confusion around CBD oil and if you are going to get high or not pass a drug test and I want to let you know you are not a stoner if you use CBD oil lol. You can imagine the questions I receive. Of course there is CBD oil with high levels of THC that will get you high but hemp derived CBD oil is not that. It comes from the hemp plant and has a very small amount of THC and some have none at all. I will get into the the different types of CBD oil a little later but for now here is my personal experience with it.
I feel like I have heard about CBD oil for a while now but it was not until about a year ago that I considered using it myself. I was about 4 months pregnant give or take and I was still experiencing major “all day” sickness. I never actually got sick I would just have that queasy feeling in my stomach pretty much all day, it was awful. It was definitely debilitating and I refused to feel like that any longer. My doctor of course was eager to prescribe an anti-nausea medication like Zofran but I refused it. I am someone who will not even take an ibuprofen if I have a headache so I sure was not going to take any meds with a baby in me, no ma’am! Then I began researching a ton and I found so many people with such positive experiences with CBD and yes even pregnant and nursing mamas. You can imagine the relief because nothing I was doing actually worked.
When I finally made the decision that I would order some I was so overwhelmed by all of the info and that is what prompted me to share my experience since I have done the leg work. There are a few key things that you need to be sure about when looking to purchase from a CBD company. Here is the list I have compiled:
- Make sure it is ORGANIC
- No FILLERS
- Make sure it has the US HEMP AUTHORITY CERTIFIED seal
- DOCUMENTATION, make sure the CBD is third party lab tested and can show proof of that on a whim
- MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, most companies do not offer this and with good reason
This list is so important to finding quality CBD and it took me a long time to realize that. If you ignore this list you can expect to get CBD that does not make a big difference in how you feel and in some cases do more harm than good.
The other thing that was extremely confusing in the beginning was trying to decide on the type of CDB oil I needed to purchase. There are three different types, isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum.
I personally use full spectrum CBD from thehemptribe.com. I fell in love with this CBD oil. Of all the brands that I tried this one worked phenomenally and I am a true CBD oil believer because of it. We also use this for our two dogs, Bella (Westie/Yorkie mix) and Keylo (Lab/Pit mix). Bella was having seizures and on phenobarbital and Keylo was limping from arthritis. Soon after using this CBD oil we were able to get Bella off phenobarbital and Keylo completely stopped limping. The results were so amazing for our entire family that my hubby and I decided to start selling and spreading the word about CBD. I never imagined that we would be selling a product like this but being that the results were so great for all of us I couldn’t keep all this great info to myself.
As far as the positive effects it has had on my life, the list is actually long. I originally started using CBD oil for nausea but I am no longer pregnant so that is no longer an ailment of mine. I didn’t think I would continue to use it after but I was wrong. After I had Aliciana I had so much anxiety it would literally keep me up at night no matter how exhausted I was. It was horrible not to mention unbearable. It occurred to me that I should start using my CBD oil again and honestly it was the best decision I could have made. After a few days my anxiety was more manageable and after a few weeks it was non existent. Of course I have my moments but that comes with the territory of being a mom. The oil has also helped me sleep better in general. Im typically a very light sleeper and I often feel like I could never get into a heavy sleep but now I have no issues with falling and staying asleep. You can imagine how helpful that is with two very active kiddos. Even if I am getting 4 hours of sleep I can be assured that it’s quality sleep which is the key to surviving motherhood.
I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful oil. My CBD oil will forever be a part of my morning and bedtime routine.