Nature is a wonderful source of powerful medicines and many of them we haven’t even discovered yet. One of the natural medicines that I’ve already talked about within my blog is CBD oil and finally, I managed to give it a try! I am really excited to tell you all about my experience with CBD oil and how it helped me. In this post, you will also learn about its proven benefits and how to use it.
The CBD brand that I’ve tried is called Just CBD; the company is actually based in the USA but they also deliver to the UK and other countries.
Just CBD contacted me after coming across my blog online and, after carefully studying their website and reading about their vision and mission, I decided that I wanted to work with them. So they sent me a couple of their products to try in return for my honest review. I received their CBD oil in a 30ml bottle with a dropper (550mg CBD strength) along with a sample of CBD honey sticks (I was really curious to try these as I found them intriguing).
If you are reading this and you are not sure what CBD oil is, let me explain: it is an oil extracted from the cannabis plant (Cannabis Sativa) which is rich in a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD). Due to its medicinal properties, it can be used for the treatment of various health conditions, concerns and ailments. CBD oil is highly anti-inflammatory and a powerful natural medicine. It’s totally legal in the UK as CBD oil sold here can have no more than 0.2% of THC contained within it. This ensures that it is acceptable, as users cannot get ‘high’ by using it. You can learn more about it from one of my previous articles here.
CBD Oil Proven Benefits – Summary
First of all, before I start talking more about my experience with CBD oil and introduce you to the ‘Just CBD’ brand, let me mention how CBD oil may be able to help you.
It’s worth knowing that currently there are several clinical trials in progress and CBD research is ongoing, but this is an exciting area of medical study, which will eventually reveal that CBD oil provides even more advantages. But for now, these are the benefits that have been scientifically proven. People use CBD oil in all of the following ways:
- As a natural pain reliever
- To improve your mental health (for anxiety and depression)
- To treat epilepsy
- To manage symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
- To improve symptoms of autism
- To improve your skin health (acne)
People have also tried CBD oil for other health issues and illnesses. Although it could possibly work for a variety of medical conditions, more research and clinical trials are needed to confirm that.
My experience with CBD oil (Just CBD review)
I’ve been really curious to see what CBD oil can do for me and since I don’t have any major issues with my health, I’ve just been using it as a pain reliever, mostly for muscular aches and pains.
The first thing that I have to say is that I was amazed at how well it worked for me, right from day one.
Not long ago, I started a new exercise regime, focusing more on building strength in my muscles (strength training). I thought that CBD oil would come in really handy during the recovery phase.
CBD Oil for Muscle Pain and Muscle Recovery
I had my first session of using weights at home and it was really hard, although it was only a short 20-minute session. But still, when you are just starting out with weight training, it’s not easy!
Before commencing the session, I took my first dose of CBD oil from Just CBD. I was really surprised when I woke up the next day. I was expecting muscle pains all over my body after a hard workout the previous day, but I couldn’t feel a thing!
I moved my arms in various directions and stretched them, expecting some pain, but still, there was none. Normally, this would not have happened and the muscles, which I hadn’t used in a long time, would definitely hurt. The only reason I can think of as to why I didn’t get any muscle aches is because I took CBD oil the day before. I also took it the next day to help speed up the recovery (although I didn’t feel any discomfort).
So in this case, with regard to the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of CBD oil, it definitely worked for me.
I continued to take CBD oil before my workout routine and it certainly made a difference. Sometimes, although it did not totally prevent the muscle aches, it felt to me that they were not so strong and taking CBD oil continuously seemed to eradicate pain more quickly. I was really happy about this because before, I would sometimes have to wait three days before doing the next difficult workout session, but since my muscle recovery was faster (with the help from CBD oil), all I needed was one day of rest and then I could continue with my exercise plan. This certainly made my life easier and I was able to work through my exercise regime far more quickly and efficiently. Not only did this do much to improve my fitness goals but also I can now take part in more difficult sessions on a regular basis.
If you regularly exercise and often suffer from muscle pains and you take a long time to recover, then I highly recommend that you try CBD oil.
CBD Oil for Menstrual Cramps and Period Pains
CBD oil also helped during my period when I had some bad pains and cramps. This is something that doesn’t happen very often, but my last period was more uncomfortable than normal. So, on the day when my period pains were quite bad, I took a few doses of CBD oil. It really helped to relieve the pain and discomfort.
I was curious as to whether this was just a placebo effect or is CBD really effective for period pains. I did a quick search online to see what other people say and it’s actually true; CBD oil does help with menstrual cramps. You can read many stories about this online, just do a quick search on Google. But I also learnt that if you want to manage your period pains better, the best thing is to take CBD oil before they even begin as once they start, CBD oil won’t be as effective.
Apart from the pain-relieving properties, CBD oil also has a muscle-relaxing effect during a period. It relaxes the contractions of the smooth muscle lining the uterus which can cause so much discomfort. This is another reason why you may want to give CBD oil a try during your period.
How to use CBD oil
CBD oil is quite straightforward to use, although at first, I wasn’t sure how to use it as it’s not very clear on the product label (it just says a serving dose is 1-3 drops). But then I read online that you just put the required dose under your tongue and leave it there for at least 90 seconds (longer if possible). By doing it this way, CBD oil will start to work faster as it doesn’t have to go through your digestive system. Instead, it dissolves and gets absorbed through the mucous membranes under your tongue, which is where there are a large number of capillaries and blood vessels. There will still be a little bit of CBD left in your mouth afterwards and you just swallow that, allowing it to pass naturally through your digestive system.
Alternatively, you can take CBD oil by ingesting it and if you don’t like the taste, adding it to various beverages and foods such as smoothies and even coffee.
CBD oil taste
Before trying CBD oil, I was a little concerned that I would not like the taste. I had read somewhere that it did not taste very nice. But I thought that the CBD oil from Just CBD actually tasted fine. It’s not bad at all and is nothing that someone can’t handle.
The reason why it doesn’t taste that bad is because it’s mixed with honey and when you are holding it under your tongue; you can mostly taste the sweetness of the honey. However, it does come with a bit of a bitter aftertaste, but this is totally acceptable. It’s not very strong, only slightly bitter, with a sort of ‘plant based’ taste. And the good thing is that, due to this, at least I know it’s not only honey that I am holding in my mouth.
So, if you are worried about buying CBD oil which you won’t like, then buying from Just CBD is definitely a way to go. Not all CBD brands sell CBD oil that tastes good.
About Just CBD
Just CBD is a CBD company based in the USA who sell a variety of CBD products, including CBD gummies, CBD honey sticks, CBD infused pain creams and of course, CBD tinctures. They offer worldwide shipping, including shipping to the UK.
What I really like about Just CBD is that they offer 100% money back guarantee and even free returns. This just goes to show how confident they are about the quality of their products. So, if you are buying from them, there is nothing to lose.
The other thing that sets them apart from similar CBD companies is the accessibility of their lab reports, which they freely share on their website. They want to be open and honest with their customers, illustrating to them the quality and purity of their products. They believe customers have the right to know what’s in their products and for analysis, they use only the most trusted labs.
Just CBD store sell CBD tinctures of different strengths and the one that I tried was 550mg tincture, which is a medium-strength CBD product.
I’ve also tried their CBD honey sticks which are great for taking with you when you are on the go and you need some pain relief. These are also super to use when you are outdoors and physically active. I will write more about these and how to use them in another post.
If you want to try some of the Just CBD products, currently you can get 25% off, just use the code LOVECBD (valid until 20/12/18). Shop here >
Have you tried CBD oil for any of your health issues or as a pain-relief? Did it work for you?
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