Can I start off by saying how is it already the middle of September? Totally not complaining though considering the first day of Fall is only ONE day away. I’ve already burned through a pumpkin candle, made pumpkin bread, and watched Hocus Pocus. I think I need to chill out…
This post isn’t about all of that though. This post is about something I get a TON of questions on since I started “endorsing” it on social media.
No, it’s not weed. No, it’s not illegal. And yes, it’s way better for you (and I think more effective) than any pharmaceutical you buy from the store. CBD oil has gained soooooo much exposure over the past few months and has been popping up all over the place in the form of oils, treats, drinks, and a ton of other goodies. I see a ton of fellow bloggers from California posting about all the different varieties and places offering CBD. While here in Florida, it’s just starting to pop up.
As I have discussed in previous posts, my anxiety gets the better of me sometimes, like a lot. And I have tried many different remedies to try to get it under control. I’m not a huge fan of taking OTC pills to cure small things like headaches, cramps (girl probs, am I right?) and any soreness resulting from the gym. So when I saw that CBD was A. Legal and B. Had millions of life changing reviews, I thought I better try it.
I did some research and found a company called Leef Organics.
Let me just leave this here…
“LEEF is 100% organic and non-GMO from seed to soil to the finished product. Everything is hand harvested and made in the USA.
Our farming standards are the brain child of hard-working people who have honed their craft with premium standards and over 50 years of sweat, passion and experience.
We find potency and purity in the confines of an organic/non-GMO foundation. Sun grown and rooted in California our licensed, organic farms sprawl the lush mountains of northern California. We’re soil science nerds, and we believe premium product comes from the soil up. We believe the best fertilizer is a farmer’s footsteps.
Our unconventional process of refinement is second to none. Our single origin harvests are the cleanest form of CBD and THC extract possible. We do NOT add any chemicals, over-heat, or strip the plant as with other common extraction methods.
You could say we’re a bit controlling of our cannabis, but it’s for the best, really.
We’ve got high standards…LEEF tests every product for purity and potency against the most critical and wide array of standards.”
Tell me the last time you saw that on the back of your Ibuprofen bottle.
I read through reviews online from multiple sites and decided I wanted to try it. Their Thrival CBD Extract is more of a wellness product than anything, and I figured it was a good day to introduce myself in the CBD world. It’ s premium quality and you don’t need a large dose to get the benefits(which is why the big bottle is a STEAL) + it’s completely plant based. The great thing about this company is that they offer a Thrival Mini which is basically a trial size for only $15 so that you can see if it’s for you or not without dropping big bucks on a larger bottle. So I ordered that and took it for the first time.
Let me just tell you, I hate when I can feel anything. I hate taking medicine and the funny feeling I get after taking it. I hate feeling side effects and I hate how some anxiety medicine can completely mess with your head and body.
I didn’t realize this product was working until I realized I wasn’t anxious anymore. No high, no funny feeling, just pure calmness. And not like a , “I’m going to veg out on the couch and do nothing” calmness, but like a “I’m going to get shit done and not let my anxiety take over” kind of calm.
It’s hard to explain, but it works. You can’t even tell until you realize how differently you are acting in certain situations. I actually cried the first time I tried this product because of the pure relief that I felt. And just like that, I went from being on the fence to being a full on believer in CBD oil.
As for the oil, it only takes 1-2 drops. You can take it daily, but I usually take it only when I feel a headache, feel anxious (or like I will be in a situation that would make me feel anxious), or when I have cramps. Sometimes I take it just because. I usually put it directly under my tongue but I have put it in smoothies, my coffee, and my water. As for the taste, it’s totally bearable. It almost tastes like vanilla, which actually adds a nice taste to whatever you add it to.
You can take it before the gym, before work, before anything. Let me repeat, this product WILL NOT GET YOU HIGH. Granted, if you take enough of anything it will give you side effects. But if you stick within the doses given, you will get the best results.
I even give it to my dog. CBD is great for pets with separation anxiety or pets who get scared during noisy holidays like July 4th and NYE. I have two brands that I LOVE when it comes to CBD for my pup and they are both under $30. My pup’s favorite is the Edibites CBD Dog Treats. You can get them here, and if you are local this company will deliver them straight to your door for you. I also love EcoSciences brand of pet CBD oil, called EcoPets.
You can get it here and it’s formulated to calm and comfort your fur babies. The best part about is is that they are NATURAL and you can feel good about giving your pup something that will calm them down the right way.
I’m not saying that CBD oil will cure all of your anxiety and turn you into a new person. And guess what? It’s not for everyone. you may hate it. But it works for me and I highly suggest you give it a shot if you are on the fence about it. The Leef Organics sample is a great way to try it out without paying big bucks. And you might just love it so much that you want to share it with your fur babies too.
Have you thought about trying CBD? Have you tried it? Did you love it or hate it?
Let me know in the comments below and look out for a CBD giveaway coming soon! Xx
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