Yes, It is a derivative of a hemp plant
No… It’s not illegal
By now, you may (or may not!) have heard of some of the hype around “CBD” or Cannabidiol oil - FDA approval was just received to use it in pharmaceuticals, the NFL is investigating using it to help treat Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and many functional medicine practitioners are beginning to recommend this as an effective treatment for a variety of ailments.
CBD is one of many cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant and is non psychoactive, meaning that it does not have the same mind altering effects that THC does. It is currently legal in all 50 states, however in varying degrees of availability. In general, no matter where you live, you can purchase from a number of online retailers. The claim to fame for this natural supplement is that it helps a number of conditions, ranging from minor stress and sleeplessness, all the way to autoimmune disease and cancer. Ultimately, the jury is still out on how effective it is, so proceed with caution.
As part of my desire to share what is new in the health and wellness industry, once again I’m sacrificing my body to do a personal challenge in an effort to share about the results (Did you miss my KETO Challenge?). As with most things in life, consistency with using CBD oil is key. So, over the next 3 weeks I will be placing a few drops under my tongue each morning, to see if I notice any difference.
Check out my VLOG below for more information on what I’m about to embark on!
For those looking to try out CBD, my first piece of advice is to purchase through a reputable channel. I cannot stress this enough! There are a lot of fakes out there - especially in vitamin stores and on Amazon. This supplement is not cheap, but if it creates some of the health benefits it touts, I’m more than willing to recommend it!
I believe in the quality of thesis products so much, that I’ve teamed up with two of the highest quality producers of CBD:
- Kannaway - Pharmaceutical grade products with many options for consuming/ using CBD.
- Thoughtcl0ud - Excellent quality at a more affordable price - Try code HEALME99 for a discount
Have you heard of CBD? What are your thoughts of using hemp plants to heal?
Until next time, catch me in the comments!
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