What’s all the hype with CBD oil, you ask? People have really been going crazy over this CBD stuff, using it for anxiety, pain relief, autoimmune issues, you name it! And in my acupuncture practice in Lafayette, Colorado, I am getting asked about CBD at least once a week. But with all the marijuana hoopla in Colorado, is it really something to explore in regards to health?
The answer is: YES.
I’m going to give you a little background on CBD. First off, it stands for Cannabidiol. Now you may recognize the “canna” part because it comes from the Cannabis plant – i.e. marijuana. But, (hear me out!) CBD is the non-psychoactive chemical compound of the plant whereas THC is the psychoactive stuff. In the past, most marijuana plants have been bred to produce more THC than CBD – both of which are naturally occurring compounds of the plant. However, where THC gives you that feeling of being “high”, CBD gives you the amazing healing properties of which are useful for just about a gazillion different symptoms and diseases!
To name a few:
- Pain Relief
- Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia)
- Autoimmune Symptoms (Hashimotos, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, IBD, etc.)
- Muscle Spasms
As an acupuncture practitioner, I had to give it a try! Just like I try all the other herbs and supplements that come on the market making claims that, if true, could change the lives of so many. Now, I don’t have chronic pain or nausea or any of the symptoms in that list (except, for fluctuating feelings of stress) and I am not someone who likes the feeling of being high. So, a little nervous, I tried it.
What was it like? Warm honey for my central nervous system.
After taking just 2ml of the organic, liposomal CBD oil tincture I could feel my heart rate go down, my mood life, and my sense of the world brighten. I felt myself relax but stay very alert. I felt energized but then slept like a rock when it was bedtime! I found it to be quite wonderful actually. Who would have known?
But the true test was to share it with someone who has high anxiety and panic attacks. What did she say after 3 days of taking it? “OMG, amazing stuff. Can I buy stock in the company?”
Next client who has had insomnia for about 14 years ever since an operation, called me and left me this voicemail: “Mindi! This hemp oil is amazing! I’ve just had 3 nights of the best sleep of my life. I’m totally addicted!”
And the next client who just went through a traumatic death in his family and has been swallowed up in grief, “Wow, I’m utterly amazed. I woke up this morning and felt a million miles away from the dark, sad, anxious person I was yesterday. I’m still feeling it all, but that feeling of dread is gone.”
Ok, then. This must be good stuff.
But how do you know the good stuff from the not-so-good stuff? Because there is lots of CBD on the market right now. But I will share with you that the #1 bioavailable form of CBD is going to be found in a nanotechnology liposomal base. What the heck does that mean? In order for our bodies to absorb the CBD (i.e. make it bioavailable), the particles in the oil must be made super, duper, small (i.e. nanotechnology) and suspended in a liposomal base (i.e. oil base). This makes the CBD oil almost 100% bioavailable. And because we are wanting this to be as concentrated a formula as possible (so we aren’t drinking a gallon of oil a day), we want an organic product grown by sustainable farm practices.
Also, I don’t know about you but I can’t run around in my life feeling high! There is no way! And much of the CBD oil you find on the market these days still has some THC in their product. So finding a product that has virtually ZERO THC in it is a priority. After all, the healing properties of the plant reside in the CBD, not the THC.
The best product I’ve seen? Prime My Body Hemp Oil. There is simply nothing else on the market like this right now and certainly nothing with as high a quality as this. This hemp oil meets all my standards of quality – and i you know me, you know these are high! So go ahead, treat yourself to warm honey on your frazzled nervous system or some relief for your tired, achy body. Let me know what you think! Or come visit me in Lafayette to talk more about how this hemp oil could support you in your vision of health!