Every so often I go down the hole and start searching for my miracle migraine pill. Again. Nothin’. Fuckin’. Works.
I’m sick of investing time and money into things that have not brought any relief to me. I try to be on top of any new medication studies or alternative therapies. I’m willing to give it a shot if it can help….meditation, acupuncture, homeopathy, medication, diet.
I’ve been reading more and more about CBD oil. Have you heard of it or tried it? Chewy from one of the blogs I follow Inside Chewys Mind recently wrote a blog post about it and it has piqued my interest. She has had success with it.
CBD oil is made from the hemp or cannabis plant. It’s an extract…cannabidoil which has none of the psychoactive parts of the plant. That means none of the THC which is the part that can get you high.
CBD oil has antioxidents, fatty acids, vitamins. It’s helpful for pain, inflammation, anxiety, epilepsy and insomnia. They are just at the beginning of research so I’m confident they will find more benefits…it also appears it is an anti-cancer agent.
I don’t know a lot about it yet. There are many, many companies now making it and selling it. The dosages are all over the place and I don’t know how much it’s regulated. Are there better brands?
Yesterday I was out and about and stopped at Whole Foods. I saw some hemp oil but I was told that they do not carry CBD oil. I’m guessing the whole cannabis part of the equation plays into it even though it is 100% legal.
Luckily I have a cute little crunchy shop not too far from me. By crunchy I mean a health food store. And it’s a good store. Usually I can find whatever thing I’m looking for and everyone is wicked helpful. I get my essential oils there regularly.
I knew I should have went to my own little health food store. They are privately owned and I’m sure are more willing to go that route…I mean, hippies, right? Yes, they might be a little more expensive for some things but they are convenient, usually have what I want and it smells sooo good in there. 🙂
I looked around quickly and didn’t see any CBD oil. They have a lot of stuff though so I asked the nice lady if they had it and she pointed to a top shelf up high. Wow….I was right about my store! She wasn’t super educated about it but gave me some literature on it so that was helpful.
They have several different products…water soluble, Oil, vape and gummies. Their brand is hemplucid which is by Whole Plant. But the price! A months supply bottle was about 50.00.
Unlike my typical impulsive self, I decided to think about it and do some more research. I don’t want to waste my time and money on something touted as the next best thing only to find out that it doesn’t work for me. Again.
Have you tried CBD oil? Does it make a difference in your health?