As someone who usually buys the newest health or beauty product on the market, I avoided CBD products for years. I applied to join the PR sampling through momsmeet.com of cbdMD because of the company and its testing. I was provided free product through momsmeet.com in return for my honest opinions. Compensation was provided for this post, and affiliate links may be present in this post.
Why even try CBD?
Chances are if you are reading this, you have heard the buzz and want to know if it is for you. I am not going to answer that fully because I am not a doctor.
Civilizations have used various strains of cannabis throughout centuries for their wealth of wellness properties. Cannabinoids became widely unaccepted as an alternative used option- but we have turned a page in the last few years rapidly.
The health and science gains have started to recognize and accept the properties of different cannabinoids, the prohibitions that once restricted the use of CBD have evolved for those looking for safe and natural alternatives.
I WILL say why I chose to try it. I asked to try a kit that was intended for relaxation and rest.
I will tell you I will be repurchasing. I will tell you one product below I use a few times a week, and it has changed my sleep for the absolute best.
What to look for when buying CBD oil
So all those ” I am cured this CBD oil is magic and fixed all my life and bodily problems” posts? Yeah, head to those websites they are usually 3rd party randoms coming from WHO knows where or some MLM or mall kiosks.
I am not saying those products cannot be good. I am just skeptical they have gone through enough testing.
https://www.cbdmd.com/cbd-buyers-guide This link is the information that convinced me to try cbdMD oil.
Here are the main things for me:
- Premium broad spectrum CBD in every product batch
- High-quality manufacturing process for wholesome hemp properties
- THC-free* products sourced from USA hemp
- Third-party, ISO-certified lab tested to ensure safety and effectiveness
- Domestically grown hemp is the best option for high-quality CBD oil. Plants grown on American farms are subject to higher quality controls, including limiting exposure to pesticides and better growth quality.
- When it comes to buying CBD oil, don’t just seek an expensive product in hopes of getting the best in the market. Instead, focus on learning about the company’s manufacturing process and exploring their lab reports to determine what you’re getting in each product batch.
- cbdMD provides their lab testing and process information., you can rest assured you are getting high-quality CBD oil
Don’t fall for the “just pay shipping” or only sold via social media. Just don’t. The FDA found in 2016 most CBD products either didn’t contain CBD at all or had other trace ingredients or not the amount listed. You wanted tested and true not.
I will start out with what I didn’t love. Trying the cbdMD premium CBD oil in the 300mg dosage, it was a hard swallow for me. It was CBD with unflavored MCT oil and it made me gag doing the recommended 20-60 seconds under my tongue. I assume since it would be quicker to get into my system that is the ideal usage but I needed to add it to my coffee where I never noticed. It felt like I had done yoga and just this calmer than usual feeling. The days I was starting to feel stressed, I would try it in the afternoon to see if it curbed snapping at my kids for pushing/hitting each other the 500th time, and it seemed to!
My favorite product is the CBD PM. It has 5mg of Melatonin, fresh mint flavor, and has CHANGED MY SLEEP!!
I have always taken forever to fall asleep. My parents used to sit with me when I was little doing “now tell your toes to go to sleep” and work their way up trying to help me.
Melatonin itself usually gives me horrible vivid nightmares but I was usually taking a gummy that was 10mg. I have tried every OTC sleep aid. Nothing good. Nothing I want to take a long term or repeatedly even.
I try to only use the CBD as a last resort. I now can fall asleep with my rituals of rubbing essential oils and listening to an audiobook I will never finish because I fall asleep quickly now, without cbd. Staying asleep has been a problem for me. I wake up at all hours. Avoid my phone. No lights. dark room. All the things- I would just be starting to fall back asleep at 6am but I have a 4 year old and almost 2 y old… they are jumping in my bed just as I dose off.
Using the cbdMD PM version it has 500mg CBD and 5 mg melatonin. Whatever this mixture is, this is the stuff for me. I stay asleep and I wake up feeling so refreshed and better than EVER. I don’t say this lightly. My boys run me to the ground. The mixture is other remedies I have heard of for sleep issues like lemon balm, and camomile, so whatever is in the mix is definitely the right combo for me.
They also sent me bath bombs in difference essential oil scents and I saved them for a present for someone. I don’t actually have a bathtub in my new house and it just seemed a waste to use them on a foot soak.
That said there are MANY ways to use CBD via tinctures like the reviewed above, gummies, pills, to lotions, or even bath bombs. Actually I am sure I am missing something but you get the picture.
So to wrap it up I want to share a promo code for a discount- Until March 31, 2020, use “MOMSMEET” to save 15% with free shipping on all orders on CBDMD.com