CBD OIL (& NO, IT DOESN'T GET YOU HIGH).
I walked into Kreation stressed, high anxiety, running late for work AND had a ridiculously painful situation going on with one of my floating ribs...(google it).
I think I was originally going in to get their "Enhance" Maca root drink that I love to buy when I feel like treating myself but that day when I walked in there I saw that they had a water drink with CDB oil.
I didn't really know what CBD oil was but there was a picture of Marijuana on it and it said that it relieves pain and anxiety so it wasn't hard to figure out. I grabbed one, (FOR 14 EFFING DOLLARS) and went on my way to work.
I had one sip, it kinda smelled like weed, taste wasn't bad though, and figured it probably wasn't going to really do anything.
I think I finished it like an hour later and hadn't really been paying attention to the way I was feeling until I found myself in a SUPER chill mode. It seemed like everyone around me was stressed and running around and I was just kind of floating through my shift, light hearted, good mood, far from having any stress or anxiety.
AND my back wasn't bothering me as bad. I wouldn't say the pain totally went away but it wasn't aching anymore.
That was basically all it took and I was hooked!
I got one the next day and wanted to slap myself for spending another ridiculous amount on a DRINK but I was in a 'spending money phase' and kindaaaa didn't totally care.
Once again, I felt amazing and I knew I had to find a way to get this oil.
It's only sold at dispensaries and I don't smoke so I don't have my card but luckily I work with someone who does and I asked her to check her spot next time to see if they had this CBD oil. Sure enough the next day she came in with this little gem for a total of 35 bucks. WAY better deal compared to my Kreation purchases.
Okay so let's talk about what CBD oil actually is for a second.
It's one of the compounds found in Marijuana aside from THC which is the main compound that gives you the feeling of being high. But apparently the CBD oil is the part that holds a lot of the actual benefits of Marijuana.
You can get the oil the way that I got it or you can buy creams depending on what you're using it for. The cremes have been used to help with acne and fibromyalgia by applying it to the problem area and I've heard AMAZING things about these products.
Apparently when my friend had the worst cramps ever, she applied the cream to her lower back and within 5 minutes she felt insanely better. I haven't tried this for myself but I think it might be the next trick for helping me with all my back pain.
The oil has also been shown to help people reduce the amount of cigarettes they smoke, and it helps people from suffering from post traumatic stress disorder by reducing their stress and anxiety but also giving them mental clarity.
Other benefits include helping with insomnia, Crohn's Disease, schizophrenia and mad cow disease.
For me personally, I just have it handy in case I need a little help falling asleep, need to RRELAX or if I'm having some muscle soreness.
I've noticed that this one I have now makes me a little sleepy but apparently you can buy different strains of CBD. Some will be more useful for knocking out than others so it's definitely something to keep in mind when you're looking!
I also don't need to take the entire serving which is one full dropper. I have about 5 drops under my tongue and notice that I start chillin out within 30 minutes or so.
I've also heard that you can go get massages with CBD oil which just sounds like a dream come true so I'm the look out for that here in LA, if you know of a spot let me know!
So it's something to look into!
Have you guys tried it? Let me know how it helps you!