What is CBD Oil, and Should You Take it?

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Surely, you’ve noticed that CBD oil (and new CBD companies) are popping up EVERYWHERE these days. There was a month where I think I got emails from at least 12 different CBD companies to try their product. Admittedly, I was really curious to try it, but felt overwhelmed by it all. I mean, it’s still a really new thing and I wasn’t sure which companies were legit, and which ones might be total crap.

But towards the end of summer, I was really struggling with stress, anxiety and wasn’t getting good, quality sleep at night. It felt like a vicious cycle. Even the days I got a full 8 hours of sleep, I still woke up exhausted with huge, ever-darkening bags under my eyes.

I’d heard so many positive benefits of CBD and really amazing things about the company Equilibria, so that’s where I started. What I love about this company is that they’re so focused on educating! It’s so important when it’s something like CBD where most of us don’t have a lot of knowledge or experience with it, so having them guide me through how to use the product was so helpful and made me so much more comfortable with it.

Also, it’s a woman-owned company and it’s designed for women (though, men can take it too!). The branding is very reflective of that and I really appreciate that it looks nice on my shelf, ha!

What is CBD oil?

CBD comes from the hemp flowers and is clinically proven to impact impact mental and physical well-being, when taken properly and consistently.

CBD works with our body’s natural endocannabinoid system and helps decrease inflammation and improve your mood.

How is it different from weed?

The THC level is CBD oil doesn’t exceed .03%—weed can have 20-30% THC. They’re both cannabinoids, but CBD will not make you feel high or intoxicated.

My Experience

At first, I started taking it at night to help with sleep. I’d take a dropper full, but still found myself waking up earlier than I wanted. I added a soft gel too and BOOM. I slept through the night for the first time in a VERY long time. The soft gels are time-released so I found that while the drops helped me relax and fall asleep, the soft gel actually helped me stay asleep.

A full night’s sleep is a wonderful thing guys!

Shortly after, I started thinking about how else I could use it and started taking a soft gel during the day. This is now my normal routine! Every morning I take a soft gel with my vitamins and probiotics and I’ve noticeably felt calmer, more relaxed and less stressed and anxious. Some of the little things that would normally get me worked up, just don’t anymore, it’s wild!

Another perk, I find myself so much more focused. I sit down and get sh*t done. By the time Owen comes home from daycare, I’ve checked off my list so I can be present and enjoy my time with him which is such a blessing!

If I know I have a particular crazy or busy day, I’ll add a dropper full of the drops to my smoothie to kick start my day on a relaxed note. It doesn’t add any weird flavor either.

How to Get the Most Health Benefits

Take it Consistently

It’s like any good habit, the more consistent you are with it, the better the results you’ll see. When you take Equilibria CBD consistently, you’ll notice improvements that don’t just last for a day, but start to become your new normal—at least that’s been the case for me. They offer subscriptions, which I currently subscribe to because I don’t have to think about it (plus, you get a discount for subscribing!). This makes it easy to be consistent.

Take it Day & Night

I wasn’t sure about this at first, but I find that taking it both at night and day has been really helpful. I’m calmer during the day, which makes it easier to get to sleep at night and the little extra oomph that CBD provides to my sleep just helps complete the cycle.

Talk to the Dosage Concierge

This is one of the coolest things about Equilibria! They have a suggested dosage to start with, but if you’re seeing the results you want, you can talk to one their dosage concierge who can help you find the right balance of products and amounts to help you feel your best. This is so amazing because honestly, that was my biggest question—how do I know how much to take!!

FAQs

Will it make me feel high? 

No! Equilibria just helps you feel relaxed, less stressed and more calm. The more consistently I use it, I find that I’m just a more chill, less anxious version of myself, which is awesome!

Will it show up in a drug test?

Most likely no. Because every body will react differently, there’s no guarantee that it won’t show up in a drug test, but it’s highly unlikely.

What can CBD oil help with?

I use it for sleep, stress and anxiety, but it can also be very beneficial for pain management as well.

Does it have THC in it? 

Yes, only a small amount which actually makes it more effective in our bodies.

Is it legal everywhere?

Yes. This was one of the top questions I was asked!

It is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

There have not been any studies because no pregnant woman wants to volunteer for that, so it’s a decision you’d have to make with your doctor. Personally, I don’t think I would take it while pregnant, just in case!

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BTW, how to find more time for yourself, and my hack for getting in more veggies every morning.

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