CBD Oil Reviews
Hello, I wonder how much CBN do you take for sleep? I have been taking 10%CBN oil for about a month. I take 3-4 drops at night, but I have not noticed any significant improvement in falling or staying asleep. When I tried to take more, e.g. 7-8 drops, I paradoxically felt kind of stimulated and awake.
I also wonder, is there anyone who takes CBN during the day for generalized anxiety or panic attacks?
Lazarus Naturals Review
YSK a few things before buying Lazarus Naturals CBD.
They don’t grow all of their own hemp even though they claim that they do.
Their products are not ‘FULL SPECTRUM’ they use the ethanol extraction method and by default, this cannot be ‘Full Spectrum’. They are “broad spectrum”, but people don’t know enough so they keep spreading the same misinformation.
They add isolate to their products to boost the potency.
They are not really kosher certified.
The mods on these boards are in bed with the CBD companies via affiliate programs. The mods will do whatever they need to do (delete posts) to protect their incomes.
Source: Girlfriend works there
Trying this new oil and it’s much better than the ones I used before. Totally recommend!
Need help for daughters pain
My 11 yr old daughter has been battling with ulcerative colitis for eight years and due to her constant flare ups she has been taking high doses of prednisone for many months off and on. The side effects of lonterm use are showing and she now has symptoms of arthritis. This tends to show up when her fluctuations of colitis appear. Her pain goes from her wrists, hands, legs to feet. Her pain is predominantly in her knees. This is every night and she has to sleep using a heating pad. Tylenol doesn’t help much, I’ve given her upto 500 MG. She is in constant pain and has restless nights. I rub her legs with eucalyptus and chamomile oil. She has monthly infusions and take daily medication that contains aspirin so I really don’t want her liver to take more meds. She is so tired of been in pain and it hurts me to see this. I’ve been thinking of CBD ointments and possibly drops to give her but she is so picky with anything that has a taste. What CBD ointments would help. If there are drops what THC free is recommended?? Thank you
I’ve finally found a CBD oil that works and I’m so happy I want to tell everybody!
Before I get into this I just want to say that no, I’m not in any way related or sponsored by any CBD brand. Most of the brands out there are a complete scam. The majority of testimonials that have become viral on social media are either faked or dubious to say the least. Please feel free check out my post history. I’m just a simple designer from the UK, I’m in no way an “influencer” or a PR marketer trying to pull a fast one. Anyway…
I suffer from Anxiety, and when I say suffer, I mean suffer! I have the type of anxiety that’s so bad that if I attempt to have a conversation with someone new, I will shake and stutter. If my husband politely asks me to hurry up or tries to surprise me, I will have a full blown anxiety attack. It has been an absolute burden on my life and has prevented me from wanting to socialise in public. It effects my work as I constantly “shiver” and we even decided to elope to get married so that I wouldn’t have an attack walking down the aisle.
I first heard about CBD from a friend. They sent me one of the many viral videos and I was intrigued. It’s pretty easy to get CBD oil these days, so I purchased a bottle online to try.
Honestly I saw no difference. This particular brand recommended that I take a few of their peppermint drops under my tongue, 3 times a day. I did this for 2 weeks and saw no change. I would still shake and stutter. I felt conned.
A few months later my husband saw CBD oil at our local Boots and decided that if Boots where stocking it, it must be a more legitimate product…
These new drops where orange flavoured and had the exact same effect. That being none. Although they looked a lot fancier! So like most people I just threw the bottle away and decided to never bother with CBD oil again. Luckily my wonderful husband doesn’t give up so easy and he started researching into CBD oil and the differences each give.
To put it as “Explain Like I’m Five” as I can…
There are 3 types of CBD oil. These are: Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.
Now legally in the UK you can only sell CBD oil if that oil has less than 0.3% THC. THC is the psychoactive substance that makes you high in cannabis, but at these levels it doesn’t. To play it safe, stores like Boots and Holland and Barrett, will only sell Isolate and Broad Spectrum CBD oils. Both of these types of CBD have been stripped (purified) fully of there THC values. Unfortunately during the purification process, these oils lose a ton of the other “good stuff” that actually helps to make the product work.
So with this in mind, my husband was now looking for CBD oil that was marked as “Full Spectrum”. This means that all of the goodness is kept in, and nothing is diluted away with unnecessary things like flavouring!
…Unfortunately, finding Full Spectrum CBD oil in shops is like finding hens teeth!
Roll on to a few weeks ago. My sister has recently started selling at the local artisan markets and to show our support we decided to attend.
Her stall was right next to a man claiming to sell “Handmade Artisan CBD oil”, which obviously peeked my husbands interest.
The gentleman on the stall was really helpful. He confirmed that most CBD oils on the market where not what they say they are, and where in-fact diluted down so that their CBD percentage was a lot lower than what they claimed it to be. Plus the fact that isolate and broad spectrum is only really good for pet consumption and with the CBD market not yet regulated, CBD companies are getting away with flogging you products that have been proven not to work. (CBD water and CBD bath salts for example).
Honestly at this point I was done with CBD oil and pretty much refused to take it. It didn’t work for me and I didn’t see the point. My husband bought some regardless.
Out of curiosity my husband started taking it to help him sleep and my god it worked! After a few nights of listening to him snore I decided I would give it a try.
The first thing I noticed was the taste. The proper stuff tastes like cut grass! Once I had gotten over that I realised that I had stopped shivering. AFTER JUST 15 MINUTES! This effect lasted over 5 hours in total, but even after the event my hands where noticeably sturdier than they typically are.
Since that day I can not express just how much this has changed my life for the positive. Possibly the best example would be last week, when my husband and I travelled to india to attend the wedding of a friend. This was a huge event for me as 1. I have never travelled abroad before and 2. I have never attended a Hindu wedding. I took my CBD oil daily whist I was over there and I didn’t have a single anxiety attack. Not on the plane, not in a new country, not at the wedding, nothing. We are now planning more trips abroad and a possibly even a second wedding!
I’ve found that I don’t need to take it every day as suggested, but I do have some days that are more stressful than others, which is when I chose to take it.
Apart from the anxiety its really helped with a stiffness I get in my neck. Sometimes my neck just never wants to turn. I’ve realised that this is no longer an issue for me. Also my sleeping patterns are amazing. I would often stay awake at night worrying about stupid things. Now however, I feel calm. It doesn’t make you tired, you just feel really relaxed.
Anyway I hope this helps someone. I’m off to plan a wedding!
Edit: Apparently I’m an ad. I’m honestly not. Its a shame you get vilified for sharing things that could help others these days. Feel free to check my post history.
What CBD oil has done for me as an anxious INFJ
I’m gonna be really typical right now and apologise in advance for my wall of text! But reading posts every day on here about everyone’s struggles was really getting to me, and because my anxiety feels so healed now it felt like a disservice not to at least offer my advice.
I’ve been contemplating making this post for the past 2 weeks as I was really concerned about the post being misinterpreted as me just flogging a product. I have no affiliation with CBD oils, I just really want to help fellow anxious INFJs out there to the absolute best of my ability by explaining how this little pot of absolute fucking wonder has changed my life recently.
My partner bought some on a whim (THC free of course). He is an INTP and also struggles with anxiety. I had never even contemplated buying it before but gave it a shot when it arrived. Its been the best decision I’ve made for a long time, and I’m gonna try and explain why I think it might help other INFJS:
I struggled with social phobia my entire life, to the point where it governed every single decision I made. I have now opened up to my colleagues more in the past 2 weeks than I have in the past 3 years, because those niggling thoughts and fears about looking or saying something stupid have disappeared.
Similar to point 1, I am much less private about my life. I am a super private person and it was always one of those things that I hated about myself because it made forming relationships and friendships with people extremely difficult, leading me to feeling lonely all the damn time (I know most of you will feel the same). Because CBD is an anxiety-reducing supplement it meant I no longer gave a shit about trivial little things. Now I notice people act less awkwardly around me because I’m not as intimidating or quiet as I used to be. I don’t want to shame any INFJ qualities, this is simply my observation of how people approached me.
I actually want to socialise. As INFJs it sometimes feels like we are extraverts trapped in the bodies of introverts. Well I no longer feel trapped. Did I think about an old friend for the 20th time this month and instead of messaging them, convince myself that it’s all a waste of time and nobody cares to speak to me anyway? Yeah, usually. Well now I think “fuck it”.
I didn’t realise how much anxiety I had until it was gone. This is an important one. Even on days when I feel really good, it’s not a patch on how I feel when I’m free from the constraints of my anxieties. I actually can’t believe that this is how non-anxious people must feel all the time. To them it’s normal but to me it feels liberating.
Feeling others emotions feels a LOT less intense. I know a lot of INFJs enjoy this part of ourselves as it helps us empathise really well with others and know whats wrong with people intuitively. But my god is it fucking draining. With CBD I’m still aware of the emotions of others but it’s no longer detrimental to my own energy supply. I acknowledge it and move on, I don’t feel those emotions like they’re my own anymore. And that is so important in reducing my daily stress levels, my god.
It’s just been helping me get the hell out of my own head for a while. I think feeling trapped in our own heads is the number one thing that makes us feel lonely all the time with no respite. It’s horrible to always feel alienated by our own design. I just feel so much happier. Like I’m an active participant in the world, not just an observer. I used to think about activities that make me anxious WEEKS in advance, and now I only really think about them the night before. Even then I’m like “Okay, I’m doing a thing tomorrow. Cool I guess?”
I did a weird thing where I took the MBTI test again and based my answers ONLY on how I felt over the past 2 weeks. Admittedly I did use 16 Personalities (sorry) but I still tested as INFJ. The only difference is I now scored as assertive instead of turbulent, and I really think that sums up this whole experience for me in a nutshell. The reason I took the test again is because I felt more like how I imagine ENFPs feel in every day life.
Anyway, if you’re in a position where buying CBD oil is legal in your area, it is financially viable for you, and you don’t have any medical conditions or prescriptions that might conflict with it (if there are any), I really hope you consider it as an option.