In the last year or so, I've become interested in the potential benefits of CBD oil. New products and information are seemingly everywhere! I've tried a few CBD oil tinctures, figuring this to be the best delivery option into my system because I've tried other natural options via tincture. Now, I've discovered a CBD option that I feel is a game-changer...CBD oil in a vape pen. And because I'm in my forties and inevitably losing my cool (just ask my teenage son!), I feel for just a couple of times a day, like I might be getting my cool back. If only for a moment in the inhale and exhale as I vape my CBD oil.
First, I want you to see it...and then, I'll give you my story...
My issue is that I have difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, and sleeping soundly. All of it. It's been a life long struggle for me to get a good night's sleep. It's true of most of the women in my family, so I feel I come by it honestly (genetically, I guess!). I've tried everything. Back in my twenties, it was TylenolPM (Tylenol can harm your liver with overuse and definitely don't take it if you consume alcohol), then in my thirties, it was Ambien (I feel we are all familiar with the controversy, but for me it boils down to a desire to not take prescription medications unless truly medically necessary), now in my forties, I've become more naturally-minded, so I've tried Melatonin (i love that it's natural and a hormone already existing within our bodies, but it only ever works well for me for a few days at a time) and most recently, I've been using Valerian root and sleep patches with Valerian and various other herbs. I've developed some anxiety in the last few years, so Valerian seemed a wise natural choice, as it is believed to reduce anxiety and it's symptoms. All in all, It seems I'm always considering "something else" because the thing I'm currently using is not quite getting the job done...I'm still not sleeping well...consistently. My experience with most of the items I just listed is that they work for a short period of time and then, inevitably taper off to seeming to not working at all in my desperation to truly get a good night's sleep. And now I hear CBD oil may help. Yes! I'm in.
I have tried a few CBD oil options so far (there's no high with CBD at all...treat it like you are taking a vitamin for general well-being). I'm just not sure that I can say I've had success. First, I tried SOLCBD, then another brand (believed to be the same maker, but packaged differently and less expensive, but the WORST taste, ugh!) and now I was ready to go to a straight tincture. I'm fine with the pot taste (yes, once upon a time, I enjoyed it! it now just makes me paranoid!), I don't want/need stevia and any flavor added to mine. I just feel that takes away from the natural aspect of CBD. Hello disposable CBD vape pen!
Admittedly, after two tincture bottles of CBD, each a month's long course, I was weary about continuing and buying & trying another brand (different potencies or different growers...may have a different effect?). My experience with CBD oil felt the same same as all my previous experiences with sleep aids...I felt I'd discovered the magic only to be disappointed a few days later when my sleep eluded me again. Until I was introduced to the vape pen! My younger sister I were discussing her knee pain (soccer in her early years and now the aches and pains that come along with getting older) and I suggested CBD oil (she also has the genetic-can't-sleep-ever issue). Another benefit to CBD oil use, and I think probably it's most important benefit, is for relief of pain (what this can do for the replacement of opiods for pain! but that's a blog for another day...) Because I didn't love the brands I'd tried so far, I didn't have a recommendation for her, so she started doing some research and found disposable vape pens! This particular brand does an amazing job explaining the benefits of using a vape pen over ingesting a tincture.
a note about bioavailabilty from their website -
Did you know that when you ingest CBD orally, the amount of CBD that will reach your bloodstream is only around fifteen percent?
However, when you are vaping or smoking CBD, nearly fifty to sixty percent of the compound will enter your blood circulation! When you vaporize CBD, it enters your lungs and circulates directly thru your entire bloodstream.
Of course, when you ingest it orally, the CBD must first pass through the gut and liver. Liver enzymes break down the concentration of bioactive compounds during an occurrence called the “first pass effect.” When you smoke or vaporize it, though, CBD bypasses this first pass effect, delivering the result you desire much faster and more efficiently.
My long story short is that....it works! I've been sleeping pretty darn well. For me, the CBD oil vape pen works best. But, I believe the experience is personal and different for everyone...the CBD oil tincture may work best for you...or the balm...or maybe you have a pet in chronic pain (they've got CBD for that, too!). My goal in using CBD oil was to sleep better, but along the way, I have discovered the other benefits it offers. My general anxiety is greatly reduced, as are the aches and pains that I attribute to age and also being a diabetic (I'm a Type1 and high blood sugar can hurt - if you are a diabetic, you understand). And this CBD oil brand is grown organically (so important!) in Colorado, uses organic coconut oil as the oil base for their CBD...and provides all the specific and relevant information you need to make an informed decision for better health or your continued good health.
-Click on any of the pictures above to be taken to the website to read more...
- it is an affiliate link, so I will earn a bit for introducing you to this amazing CBD product and company...
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