I have been taking CBD oil for almost six weeks, and I will say that it is a total game-changer for me and my mood. Before I get into how I have been using and the brand that I have been using. Let me rewind and take you back to how this all started…
About six weeks into quarantine, I began to feel very overwhelmed and anxious. To be honest, I don’t get these feelings very often. But, let’s face it; A LOT is going on in the world right now. On top of that, I was coping with a demanding full-time job, doing what felt like 50 video meetings per day, and entertaining/homeschooling an almost 6-year old all day long – every day! Which many of us who have kids are not used to doing – this is what school and daycares are for lol. Now, I wasn’t doing this all on my own, thankfully. I had the support of my amazing husband, who helped to calm my anxiousness (a little), but on the days when he had to go into work, it was rough.
On top of all of that, I am also a 36-year old woman in menopause (yes, you read that right. You can read that story here). Needless to say, I wasn’t liking who I was seeing in the mirror. I became extremely short-tempered, unable to focus at work and just not a nice person to be around. I knew that I had to do something to change my mood and the way I was feeling.
So, I shared how I was feeling with my closet friends, and that’s when Shadiyah (my zen and super positive friend) started talking to me about her experience with CBD oil. I was skeptical at first, as I didn’t want to feel “high.” I have never even smoked marijuana in my life, and I wasn’t going to start now. But, after talking to her and doing my own research, I realized what I thought I knew about CBD oil couldn’t be further from the truth.
What is CBD Oil
CBD oil is a remedy used for many common ailments and is found in the cannabis plant. But CBD is not, unlike TCH, which is the psychoactive component found in cannabis that causes the sensation of “feeling high.” CBD is not psychoactive, which makes it appealing for those looking for relief without the mind-altering effects.
CBD oil may help with:
- Pain relief
- Menopause symptoms
- and more
The brand: Calyx Wellness
Shadiyah recommended Calyx Wellness to me, as it’s the brand she has been using. I felt much better about using a brand that she had tried and trusted. Also, they are a local Toronto company and female-owned. I love supporting female-owned businesses and especially when their products are so good #womensupportingwomen.
I ordered their Heal Tincture (which has 1000mcg of CBD) and after taking it for almost six weeks. I can say that it has made a HUGE difference in my daily mood and my sleep patterns. I find myself more focused during the day, I am a lot more patient with everyone, and it has helped to quell my anxiety during this trying time in the world.
How I use it
When I first started, I would take just under ¼ a dropper in the morning and ½ a dropper at night. But, I felt that it wasn’t really doing anything at first. So, I upped my dosage to ½ a dropper in the morning and ¾ at night. That made a world of difference for me.
Calyx has some recipes on their website to incorporate CBD into your meals. You can also add it to your smoothie, morning coffee, salad dressing, etc. But, I prefer to just drop it under my tongue and hold it for 30-seconds, it is the most effective for me that way.
Like I said earlier, I was skeptical at first. But, I have witnessed firsthand the difference it can make to my mood and aura. So, if you have similar mood changes or general feelings of anxiousness during this time. I highly recommend CBD oil. 🙂
Sending you positive vibes.