What are CBD Topical products?

Unless you’ve been lost in the arctic circle or living under a rock, you know what CBD is. For those that have been living under a rock, you don’t need us to explain it to you.

CBD is a versatile little phytocompound that can be eaten, drank, vaped, inhaled, and slathered all over your body.

CBD-rich topical creams are more than just the latest skincare or health craze. While most products are buzzing with other beneficial ingredients like Vitamin E and mint extracts, CBD-rich topicals are only one part of a full-body solution when it comes to treating unwanted skin irritations.

The Science of CBD Topicals

While understanding how versatile this little cannabinoid can be is very much in its infant stage and research still needs to be conducted, we do know that it posses an array of pretty neat therapeutic benefits.

These benefits stem from helping our body heal itself. Have I lost you? Not to worry, we’ll get to that down below. But basically, CBD works with your body to promote wellness and body-balance.

From physical pain and tension to common skin irritations, a CBD topical can help reduce and prevent unwanted ailments. Topical means a product you apply to your skin. Most CBD products only penetrate the first layer of skin and do not reach all seven layers.

The bioavailability of a CBD-rich topical product is quite low. If you are using CBD to treat ongoing symptoms it is best to use a combination of CBD products with different methods of consumption.

Unfortunately, science is so scarce that I can barely prove my point with what limited research has been published. Fortunately, I’ve found enough to get you educated. These are the things you should know about before you give a CBD topical product a whirl.

CBD Topicals: How do They Work & What Are They?

This study and this study show what we’ve got to work with regarding topical CBD products and effectively treating both skin irritations and minor pain. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough human clinical trials to understand the ideal dose for pain-relieving effects.

Topical CBD products are applied to the skin whereas vapes and edibles are ingested and CBD tinctures are taken sublingually (under the tongue). The epidermis is the first of seven layers of our skin. This layer of skin is the barrier to other layers: dermis and hypodermis. It protects against chemicals, pathogens, and UV rays.

It makes sense the epidermis is hard to penetrate. This means that topical products (including CBD products) will not reach the other layers of our skin, and they definitely do not penetrate the blood-brain barrier and enter the bloodstream.

First time CBD users should try a topical product prior to using a tincture if they are concerned about cannabinoids entering their body. There are a few notable texture differences when it comes to CBD topicals. They each have their own classifications. The most common CBD topicals that have their own ingredients and functions are:
• Oils
• Creams
• Salves
• Serums
• Creams

Applying CBD-Rich Topicals

For those that use a CBD topical product daily on tense and sore areas, they have seen an improvement in their symptoms. While the science isn’t there to say for sure it is the product, we do know that CBD possesses an array of therapeutic benefits.

Because we don’t have accurate dosage guidelines when it comes to applying a CBD topical product, it relies on the consumer to apply as much or as little as they would like to.

While the CBD in lotions, salves, and balms do not penetrate the blood-brain barrier, they can be effective for local (general area) pain relief and reducing skin irritations.

There are three simple steps to applying CBD topical products and they are prepared, apply, and indulge!

Prepare

The area you want to apply to your CBD-rich lotion, cream, or salve should be washed with soap and water. Remove any clothing that may cover the area as well. Make sure the application area is completely dried.

Apply

With your fingertips, take some of your CBD topical product and apply it to the area that you want to reduce pain and discomfort. Gently massage the topical into the skin in a circular direction. Ensure that the CBD topical has been completely absorbed and is dried before you apply any more.
Indulge

Within moments you will begin to experience a nice relaxation effect. Although the true nature of healing will greatly depend on the CBD potency, a sense of calm is to be expected. If you are applying a CBD cream to a bite, burn or sting, apply the lotion around the area that surrounds the main point of pain.

Can CBD Topicals Get You Stoned?

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound. Meaning, it does not get you high. Even if THC were present above the legal 0.03% amount, topical products do not penetrate all seven layers of skin and enter the bloodstream.

Because CBD doesn’t produce psychoactive effects and that legal CBD topicals are not allowed to contain more than 0.03% THC, do not expect any euphoric results. A full-spectrum CBD product will contain a trace amount of THC, but not enough to affect your perspective.

CBD topicals are special because unlike other methods of consumption, a lotion will not interact directly with your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
For local relief of pain, redness, and other minor skin issues, a CBD topical can be greatly effective. There is absolutely no way you can get stoned from using a CBD topical lotion.

What Makes CBD Topicals Unique?

While cannabinoid-rich products are taking over the holistic health scene, topical products are unique. The method of application, the effects, the cost, the concentration, and dosage calculations are much different than a CBD tincture or CBD-rich edible.

Cost

The cost of CBD-rich topical products is quite reasonable. Even for a high-end serum, you can expect to pay about $0.30 per milligram or about $30 per bottle. There are pricier products on the market. The ingredients used to manufacture the product will also play a role in the cost.

Method of Consumption

Applying CBD topicals cannot penetrate the bloodstream, so you will not be receiving the full effects of any cannabinoids, including CBD.

Dosage Calculation

Unfortunately, the dosage amount and frequency depend on many factors including the product you are using, the CBD potency, as well as the reason you are using the product.

Effects

CBD via topical products will never actually take effect like a tincture, an edible, or a vape extract. However, a full-spectrum CBD product will be much more beneficial than a product made with isolated CBD.

Why? This is because of the entourage effect meaning, the cannabinoids derived from cannabis work better together as a team than they do when they are separated.

Concentration

The concentration of CBD in the topical you choose will vary from product to product. Low-potency options from 250 to 300mg as well as high-potency options with up to 100mg of CBD are available.

While most CBD products have dosage recommendations, when it comes to topicals, you don’t have to concern yourself with factors like your weight or how often you apply.

Using a CBD-rich topical depends more on the level of pain or irritation that is bothering you.

How to Shop for CBD Topicals

Since CBD topicals aren’t regulated, the first thing you need to figure out is how much CBD is alleged to be in the product. If you are using CBD for pain, there are other methods of administration that treat more than locally. Unfortunately, we can’t say for certain what the ideal dose is for CBD topicals.

You might want to go with the highest dose possible, but the choice is yours. Remember also that some minor side effects are associated with some forms of CBD. Lower blood pressure and tiredness are the most common downsides. Unlike CBD tinctures or edibles, a CBD topical product will not penetrate the blood-brain barrier and enter your bloodstream.

The lack of regulation means that anyone with a CBD product can make a store and begin selling. The fact is: people are selling products making false CBD claims-including topicals.

Before you choose a product, make sure that the company is providing a certificate of analysis, a batch number, and third-party lab testing results for the corresponding products. This gives you peace of mind knowing the exact contents of the product you’re using.

Are There Any Side Effects?

CBD products are classified as safe to use and non-toxic. To be fair, not enough human clinical studies have been conducted on the long-term effects of using cannabinoid therapies. Because CBD is seen as a health supplement, the FDA does not evaluate these products like other health-related products.

Most of the side effects associated with CBD are considered not-life-threatening. With CBD in general, the most commonly reported downsides of consuming CBD are:

Tiredness

CBD is known to promote sleep quality, which makes it a top-notch holistic sleep aid. Unfortunately, taking too much CBD may make you feel sedated and lethargic. Avoid strenuous activities that require attention to detail and the ability to focus if you feel as though you’ve consumed too much CBD.

Reduced Blood Pressure

For those taking medications that affect your blood pressure or for those that have ongoing low blood pressure should speak with a doctor before using CBD.

However, a CBD topical does not interfere or penetrate your bloodstream, making it an ideal choice for those who may be taking blood thinners.

Diarrheas

Taking too much CBD may negatively affect your digestive system creating unwanted digestive issues like lack of appetite and diarrhea.

CBD Topical Risks

CBD topicals have specific health concerns like allergy reactions. Although it is highly unlikely you are allergic to CBD (as your body creates its own endocannabinoids), there are other ingredients like essential oils that may initiate an allergic reaction in users.

Read the label if you are known to have allergies when using essential oils, and other ingredients typically found in lotion, cream, and salves.
Do not apply CBD topicals to open cuts, sores, or wounds. Doing so creates a serious potential for infection and other adverse reactions.

Things to Consider Before You Buy

Most reputable CBD brands will provide an extensive ingredient list explaining what exactly is in their products. They will also produce third-party lab results, THC content information, as well as a batch number for their products.

It is up to the CBD manufacturer to be transparent because cannabidiol and other cannabis compounds are not regulated or monitored by the FDA.
If you are using CBD to reduce ongoing physical aches and pains, it is best to combine it with another method of consumption like a CBD tincture or CBD gummy. This is because topical products are not trans-dermal, meaning, they do not penetrate all seven layers of the skin, nor do they enter the bloodstream.

CBD topicals like salves and lotions are perfect for local pain (meaning pain to that area). They are also ideal for those just beginning their CBD journey and who are concerned about cannabinoids present in their system.
Hemp-based CBD products that contain 0.03% THC are considered legal, but you must source your hemp from a reputable cultivator. The extraction method in which the CBD is extracted is also very important when it comes to potency and quality.

Topicals may help provide relief that is often associated with acne, burns, joint and muscle swelling, skin rashes, stiff muscles, bites, and stings, as well as minor injuries like bruises.

Final Thoughts

Using a CBD-rich topical daily by applying to the area that is sore may help your body heal itself. Those that have not tried CBD should speak to a doctor or medical professional before they begin their CBD journey.

If you are dealing with ongoing or severe pain, using multiple methods of consumption is best Incorporating a CBD tincture alongside your typical applications for a more well-rounded, or full-spectrum, approach to holistically treating your pain.

Feeling good and living a life in-balance should not cause you more unwanted health issues. Taking over the counter pain medication like Advil may cause serious liver damage with long-term use. Today, we have not seen any significant side effects of using CBD long-term.

However, we are also very much in the infant stage regarding the science of CBD.

CBD-infused topicals are packed with naturally beneficial ingredients like other cannabinoids, essential oils like lavender and aloe. Most CBD topicals moisturize, enhance your wellbeing, and are great for those who are in the fitness scene.

A high-quality topical product will be formulated by cultivating organic cannabis and using only the cleanest and safest extraction methods.
When it comes to all the CBD products on the market, CBD lotions, balms, and salves are by far the most indulgent way to incorporate CBD into your daily regime. Self-care has never been so therapeutic. Try a lotion, a bath bomb, or a coveted serum, and remember

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A Full Review of Green Stem CBD Product Line
A Full Review of Green Stem CBD Product Line

I would like to thank the team at Green Stem CBD for sending me across their full product line for the purpose of this review.

About Green Stem CBD – Website

Before I go into reviewing the Green Stem CBD products, I would like to pause for a moment and review the company’s website. I must admit that I am very impressed with the speed and the artisan design of the company’s website. The website strikes me as being very consertive English and brings to mind Victorian novels and writers such as Oscar Wilde and Emily and Charlotte Bronte Sisters. Unlike other CBD sites that go very heavy on the CBD/Hemp element that tends to scare some website users away due to misinformation about CBD products and their association with cannabis, Green Stem CBD takes a very subtle approach towards CBD products by emphasising the botanical elements in their branding.

About Green Stem CBD – Company Overview

On their website, Green Stem CBD claims to provide a product for improving the quality of life and wellbeing. The entire Green Stem CBD product range features CBD Oil Oral Drops to Vaping Liquids, CBD Bath Bombs, CBD Gummies, CBD Tonic Water, CBD Hand Cream and CBD Lip Balms. The company states that all of their products contain CBD from either 99% pure CBD isolate or broad spectrum Hemp Oil distillate. In tune with their branding and botnaical motifs, Green Stem CBD products are made in the UK in accordance with stringent guidelines to guarantee the highest quality and purity in its products as one would expect from this company’s branding.

Green Stem CBD Full Product Line Review

Green Stem CBD Full Product Line Review

In this review, I am going to be reviewing Green Stem CBD Skincare Products including CBD Hand Cream with Essential Oils, Sandalwood, Lavender and Jasmine, Green Stem CBD Lip Balm Natural, Green Stem CBD Lip Balm Eucalyptus and Green Stem CBD Bath Bomb, Green Stem CBD Edibles and Drinks including Green Stem CBD Gummies and Green Stem CBD Tonic Water, Green Stem CBD Oil including Green Stem Black Cherry CBD Oil Oral Drops and Green Stem Peppermint CBD Oil Oral Drops.

Green Stem CBD Packaging and Presentation

Green Stem CBD products elicit quality that is subtle and quintessentially English: green and leafy countryside came to my mind when I received the products. The company’s branding is very similar to the likes of L’Occitane, Joe Malone and other popular and upmarket beauty brands. The only problem with the packaging was that the labels had come off a fair but on the CBD oil tube boxes, possibly because the sticker does not bind too well with the cardboard tube packaging. Such problems are common and I certainly came across them in the eliquid market.

Green Stem CBD Skincare Products

CBD Hand Cream with Essential Oils, Sandalwood, Lavender and Jasmine

CBD Hand Cream with Essential Oils, Sandalwood, Lavender and Jasmine

CBD Hand Cream with Essential Oils, Sandalwood, Lavender and Jasmine comes in a very elegant and artisan meta tube packaging which is very easy to use and quite convenient to carry about in a handbag or a sports bag. The cream has a very sophisticated and luxurious smell of sandalwood, lavender and jasmine that is very subtle and not at all overpowering. I actually found this handcream a great alternative to perfume. It is perfect for all occasions and genders. Having used this CBD hand cream about five times, I noticed that my skin became much softer and moisturised. This CBD hand cream does really help with dry skin and even treats small scratches and skin disorders (disclaimer: this is only my experience and I am not making any statements on behalf of Green Stem CBD).

Green Stem CBD Bath Bomb

Green Stem CBD Bath Bomb

Green Stem CBD Bath Bomb comes in a nice square box. This bath bomb contains Sandalwood, Lavender and Jasmine and it is great addition to the ultimate bath relaxation experience. The bath bomb lasted quite a while and dissolved very gradually. The smell of this bath bomb is incredible. As I laid in my bath, I watched it transform into a royal botanical garden where all my stress and anxiety melted into the blue sky. I felt very relaxed and soothed after using this CBD bath bomb, my skin felt rejuvenated, smooth and healthier. The CBD element of this bath bomb, coupled with the earthy and flowery scents made for a very calm and relaxed bath experience.

Green Stem CBD Lip Balm Natural and Eucalyptus

Green Stem CBD Lip Balm Natural

Green Stem CBD Lip Balm comes in small, portable tube containers. The natural CBD lip balm is quite neutral in smell and is ideal for everyday use. The Eucalyptus CBD Lip Balm has a refreshing and invigorating smell and feel. When it had gotten a bit windy in my local area (Wapping), the Eucalyptus lip balm created a chilly sensation on my lips, which I quite enjoyed. However, neutral lip balm would probably be more appropriate during the chilly and windy period. Both lip balms are very long lasting and so not come off that easily even after a hearty lunch, a coffee and some bubble tea which means that the lips are always moisturised. Normally, my lips are quite dry, but these CBD lip balms definitely made my lips feel moisturised and soft during the best part of the day!

Green Stem CBD Edibles and Drinks

Green Stem CBD Gummies

Green Stem CBD Gummies

Green Stem CBD Gummies come in a very luxurious and durable bronze coloured meta container. I thought that the packaging of these CBD Gummies was the best out of the lot. It definitely creates a more sumptuous and opulent finish. The gummies are not actually gummy shaped, but are rather jelly pieces. Before I tried the CBD gummies, I expected a very sweet taste. I was very pleasantly surprised when I tried the CBD gummies because they tasted more like mildly sweetened tonic water with slightly leafy and earthy scents. I can actually see why these gummies would appeal to a more mature audience with a more conservative taste palette. After eating four or five gummies, I felt very relaxed and calm after about twenty minutes. My stress levels had dropped drastically and I ended up putting on some deephouse night vibe tracks and drifted off into a cosy midday snooze. Another thing that I have noticed is that these gummies do not have that acidic sensation on your teeth after you had eaten some sugar gummies. If you are not a fan of sugar and do not have a sweet tooth, these gummies are definitely for you. What I particularly enjoyed about these CBD gummies is that they are not sweet so as to become very more-ish. I tried sweeter CBD gummies and ended up finishing the entire pack in a day because the sugar made me forget about the CBD aspect.

Green Stem CBD Tonic Water

Green Stem CBD Tonic Water

I ended up taking this Green Stem CBD Tonic Water on a distant car trip. Before I popped the can open on M11, I expected some sweet and sparkly that will send me into an instant sugar overload! I was yet again pleasantly surprised, this tonic water is quite bitter but not bitter in the sense that I do not want to drink this. The slight bitter sensation was cancelled out by the taste of citrus notes and I could feel some earthy sensations too. The actual water is quite well-rounded and not at all dry as you would expect from tonic water. It is a great thirst quencher because after a few sips, I felt very refreshed and reinvigorated. I also felt quite chilled out on the motorway when normally, I would be more tense and stressed out. The price of this CBD tonic water is definitely very competitive considering that you are getting some health benefits out of it.

Green Stem CBD Oil

Green Stem Black Cherry CBD Oil Oral Drops and Green Stem Peppermint CBD Oil Oral Drops

I have tried all types of CBD oils from many CBD brands but these CBD oils were absolutely NOTHING like I have tried before. I have noticed that a lot of CBD oils on the market either contain a hemp or cannabis taste or aftertaste which I do not mind but I do know that it has putten some people off. For example, when carrying such CBD oils with you, can leave a hemp or cannabis smell on you which can be reputationally damaging and cause people to mistakenly think that what you are consuming may not be entirely legal. Green Stem Black Cherry CBD Oil Oral Drops and Green Stem Peppermint CBD Oil Oral Drops definitely transgress all the expectations, the Black Cherry CBD Oil smells like a Morello cherry that you would have on top of your cake or a cupcake, it is very fragrant but at the same time extremely subtle. When trying the black cherry cbd oil, all I could taste is just very faint black cherry. The cbd oil has a very neutral taste with a subtle black cherry finish that leaves a pleasant sensation in the mouth. The eucalyptus CBD oil is likewise very subtle and has a very gentle minty sensation that is subtle and does not send you into an arctic overload in your mouth. The CBD oil takes a good ten minutes to kick in. I immediately felt very chilled out and my brain and the entire body became relaxed in the background without frustrating my mental faculties. This CBD oil works great for any time of the day and not just before sleep.

Green Stem Peppermint CBD Oil Oral Drops

Final Words on Green Stem CBD

Overall, Green Stem CBD hosts a great stable of very luxury and artisan CBD products that are nothing like you have tried before. The Green Stem CBD products are great for a more discriminatory clientele who are looking for subtle and sophisticated products. The packaging of Green Stem CBD products corresponds to the quality. My overall impression of this brand is that it is geared towards more conservative people who value quality. The prices of Green Stem CBD products are very affordable and not prohibitively expensive as I had expected them to be. I would recommend Green Stem CBD products to those who are looking to benefit from CBD but without a “shouting” presence of hemp or cannabis smells.

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Can CBD Oil Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) has seriously inhibited my life. Since I was diagnosed at the age of 8, I’ve been dealing with its symptoms for decades. Swollen joints all over, eventual TMJ in the jaw, restless legs and brain fog, among many others. I’ve also been given a large variety of medications over the years and have seen specialist after specialist in search of some way to ease my symptoms.

Because there is currently no cure for RA, you have to resort to managing the symptoms that come with it. Regardless of which medication I’ve taken to do so, there always seems to be some sort of downside that occurs. Whether it’s mood swings, painful injections, or simply liver toxicity as a result, treating RA has always seemed to require some type of exchange for feeling a semblance of relief.

This is why I was completely surprised when I was visiting California last year and decided to try some CBD oil that a friend was using. Though I had heard it could help with anti-inflammation, it had never actually crossed my mind to try it out.

A few drops of CBD oil later, though, and I was seriously impressed. It felt as though my symptoms went away entirely, like the tin man once he oiled up his joints!

However, having success one time wasn’t enough for me to be sure that it was actually the CBD. After all, how many times have I had the same reaction to other medications, only to find out that it didn’t work any of the times after?

This was the reason as to why I needed to investigate more and see whether or not CBD oil is actually helpful for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’m here to share my findings with you, so let’s get right into it!

Before I begin this article, it’s important to note that you should always consult a medical professional before introducing any type of substance or supplement into your diet. Because CBD oil can affect everyone differently and because everyone’s body is different, you should get the approval of your doctor before seeking out CBD. It also might not be legal where you live, so it’s always important to check!

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (known colloquially as CBD) is a compound typically sourced from cannabis or hemp plants. It is often referred to as a part of the plant that has no psychoactive effects, giving you a gentle sensation of calmness instead. It works by satisfying your body’s cannabidioid receptors which are naturally producing cannabidioids, giving the user neurological and physical effects.

Due to CBD’s legality in many US states, it has become somewhat of a trend recently, with many people beginning to use it in a variety of foods and health products. However, despite it being a trend, there are a handful of healthy benefits to using CBD, namely for it potentially being able to ease the symptoms that typically come with RA.

CBD is often administered in a variety of different ways, whether you want to take an edible gummy incorporate it into your vaporizer routine, or just use a tincture to take the oil. However, it’s worth noting that taking CBD oil is one of the most cost-effective and popular ways to take it, making the oil one of the best methods for anybody looking to try it out. I’ll be talking about CBD oil in this article because I find it to be the most effective method and a personal preference.

Does it Work?

Whether or not CBD oil works for you depends on the circumstance and which type of product you’re taking. This is what I found out when researching CBD oils, as oftentimes many products aren’t regulated by the FDA and therefore don’t have accurate measurements listed on their labels. This is the most crucial part of the process as without a good product you will be wasting both your time and money, something that took me a long time to figure out. If you have a doctor who can recommend you to a medical program that allows you to get government distributed CBD, that is a great option too.

However, if you do your research and are able to find a product that works for many people, then you’re able to move onto the next step of the process: taking it. Taking CBD oil is typically just a matter of having a dropper (otherwise known as a tincture) that you administer directly to your mouth. You put anywhere between 1-3 drops underneath your tongue (specific measurement depends on the product) and wait 30 seconds to a minute before swallowing.

How long the CBD then takes to reach your system depends on your personal reaction to the substance. For my first time using CBD, I was able to feel noticeable results within 30 minutes, but sometimes it also took an hour.

After the CBD is absorbed into your system, you will likely start noticing many benefits. For example, it decreases inflammation very well on top of also decreasing your brain’s overall reception to pain. So, not only will you be feeling less pain overall, but you’ll also be having less pain to begin with.

Many people who have RA also enjoy using CBD due to it also being great for anxiety. As someone who deals with an anxiety disorder and RA, I appreciated being able to use one medication for both of my conditions. However, it’s worth noting that if you take too much CBD oil, you might feel a bit drowsy, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with a specific dose before you start using it regularly.

Another benefit that I love about using CBD oil is that it really helps reduce any restless leg symptoms I have. Having restless leg syndrome as a result of RA makes it incredibly difficult for me to go to sleep sometimes, making CBD a perfect solution to many different problems I deal with.

However, something I want to say about CBD is that it doesn’t work for everyone. Some people with high pain thresholds will not feel any effect when using CBD, while others will notice that it only helps temper their symptoms about half of the time. If you’ve done your research and think that it’s right for you (with the approval of a medical professional), it’s definitely worth looking into, but your mileage may vary.

Another thing to mention about CBD products is that it can be quite expensive if you’re paying out of pocket. Even if you were to get a medical card, it’s important to note that it is not covered under health insurance, so you’ll still have to pay out of pocket. That being said, if it’s a medication that works for you, it’s definitely worth the price, but this is why you should experiment with different brands and see if you can find one that doesn’t put too much of a strain on your wallet.

Pros & Cons of CBD Products

Pros of CBD Products

  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces restless leg urges
  • Easy to administer
  • Lasts long
  • Very accessible in the US

Cons of CBD Products

  • Price might be prohibitive for some
  • Might not work all of the time
  • Can take a while to begin working
  • Might make you drowsy

In Conclusion

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis is not a remotely pleasant illness. This is why so many patients with the condition spend years looking for effective ways to manage their symptoms, often never finding something that doesn’t have some sort of trade off.

For many people, CBD oil has profoundly helpful effects on managing Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms, making it ideal for those who are looking for a natural medication that doesn’t have any negative downsides. However, like I stated at the beginning of this article, you should always get the opinion of a medical professional before looking into using CBD oil. This is because not all treatments work the same and it might not be the best choice for you.

That being said, CBD oil has greatly helped me as somebody living with RA and I believe that it is definitely worth looking into and perhaps taking if you’re somebody still looking for a substance that actually works. If you’re somebody who deals with RA pain, look into CBD oil today to see if it’s right for you!

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Can CBD Improve Your Sex Life? Here’s the Advice from the Owner of The Good Budz

Can CBD Improve Your Sex Life? Here’s the Advice from the Owner of The Good Budz

the good budz cbd oil

When founding a start-up, it has been difficult for me to find time to eat, sleep, keep fit, maintain a social life or relationship. If things hadn’t worked out the way they did, I would’ve been in a position where I’d tell you not to ask me about treating myself to a sex life. I would likely given up trying to enjoy it due to stress and exhaustion

I imagine comparing this stage of my life to the stress of taking exams in high school, writing a dissertation in university or possibly even having children. Any all-consuming experience where 99% of your life unknowingly takes the backseat with faith that it will all be worth it one day. Unfortunately, time is only thing that can’t be mustered up by magic when more is needed and that means basic human needs are neglected.

Why I didn’t say Bye Bye to my sex life

My story begins a few years back when I lived in the states, I experimented like all students do and became a big fan of Marijuana. I would smoke or vape with my friends regularly and it became a staple part of my life during those years. During this period, many things improved in my life but something I hadn’t expected was just how much my sex life would develop. A consequence of this experimenting came a new outlook on my sex life – where my usual expectation of disappointment flipped, and now sex held a great potential.

The thing about the weed that I smoked was that it was high in THC, and this was all we looked for – flowers with the highest THC for the least money. We believed the best highs were those where the weed was the strongest, and for the most part I guess that was true. To us, high THC content meant that any activity you partake in would be much more enjoyable, hilarious and satisfying. The main reason being the psychoactive effects of THC created a subtlety different outlook on the world.

I would look out for the strains which people had linked to amazing sex and funnily enough, the strains that were known for enabling great sex didn’t always have high THC content but I thought no further about it at the time and just got on with it.

Skip forward to my move home to England when I started my first real job and very quickly realised that my new found smoking habbits were not going to last long in the world of corporate working! This meant that the expectations of my sex life reverted back to being that of disappointment. Combine that with the stress and anxiety of my new job and my diminishing youth and poof, I believed the best times had passed and my sex life was gone forever.

My knight in shining armour

the good budz cbd oil

CBD weed, marijuana light, hemp flowers, or whatever variation you would like to call it… Essentially, it’s legal, doesn’t get you ‘high’ but it still makes you relaxed, confident, horny and it most definitely brought back the amazing sex life I wanted to maintain!

I happened to stumble across this as I was living with someone who worked for a CBD company. He found out I used to smoke a lot and suggested if I wanted to try something that wasn’t street weed, he could definitely get me something. After being pretty sceptical, I gave it a go and soon realised the good feeling was back.

I felt motivation to tell everyone I knew that something LEGAL can create such an amazing improvement to their lives. What I’d been introduced to is actually called Hemp and it is not what people know as marijuana – it’s a totally different plant!

What is Hemp?

I did my research and realised that Hemp isn’t a new thing – it is sold globally in other industries, pharmaceutical, industrial and it’s actually such a strong material that they use it to make rope! Hemp happens to have high CBD content and trace amounts of THC. This discovery meant that many companies could get hold of hemp and create concentrates of CBD for other products! Mind blown, I decided to try everything I could – CBD oils, CBD vape juice, CBD sweets and I continued to find more and more interesting CBD flower strains.

I soon realised that CBD was the answer to many peoples life problems – from consumers reporting health and well being improvements from CBD fixing general anxiety to CBD replacing morphine for pain management. I knew there was something to look into here and got excited by the prospect of starting my own company and spreading the message!

The Good Budz, my baby.

the good budz
The Good Budz

After getting involved in the industry through my company, The Good Budz (where I began selling natural hemp flowers rich in CBD, CBG, CBC), I started engaging more with the community. I found many people had searched for ways to improve general well-being using CBD. I found that most commonly, consumers purchase CBD oil and pop a few drops under their tongue each day!

The simplicity of dropping a couple drops of oil under your tongue to relieve daily stress/anxiety was too good to be true to me. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that companies are selling ‘CBD oils’ which are actually just hemp seed oil and although the name sounds convincing, it doesn’t actually contain any cannabinoids. Due to lack of regulation or testing, no one is questioning it… Even Holland and Barrett are rumoured to sell CBD oil which has barely any Cannabinoid content. Crazy, I know.

The idea of this simple and effective CBD miracle drove me crazy and I wanted to create a product I could trust… so I decided to use the high quality CBD hemp flowers that The Good Budz already sold and create a high quality CBD Oil which I knew the exact content of and could see if the effects as great as promised. They were.

My company, The Good Budz, now sell this CBD oil in three different strengths to cater for peoples tolerance levels and we are super proud to say that we share our content on each bottle so everyone knows what cannabinoids they are getting. Funnily enough, the other cannabinoids – CBC, CBG and CBN are each as valuable as CBD

Breakdown of the contents and the potential health benefits:

CBD

Associated with anxiety & pain relief, linked to improving acne, insomnia and symptoms of menopause and cancer.

CBC

Could as as an anti-inflammatory and pain relief. Potential to contribute to the regeneration of brain cells, positively impacting treatments of multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, dementia, alzheimer and other related conditions

CBG

Shows potential to prevent nerve degeneration, as well as having antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

It seems a no-brainer that cannabinoids enhance lifestyles and have potential to take a disappointing sex life and turn it into something amazing. I think there is still this stigma around the word cannabinoids and this is slowly changing in the UK as people become more familiarised and aware of the benefits.

I know that the full spectrum oils and natural hemp flowers that we sell is reaching others and helping to change this perception. We have also just launched our amazing cannabinoid edible range and feedback of people ‘indulging’ in CBD edibles prior to sex is really what makes it worth all the effort.

Everyone has heard that a woman needs to feel relaxed and comfortable in order to enjoy sex… somewhat of a skill in today’s society. A quick solution could be the use of cannabinoids to take away self-doubt or anxieties and finally relax and enjoy the moment. A few drops of CBD oil has allowed me to feel exactly like my usual self but without self-doubt and anxiety and for me CBD is the key to realising and maintaining your sexual potential, both alone and with partners.

Try it for yourself, I promise it’s worth it <3

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