How I Use CBD Products

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CBD is everywhere right now, including here on Royally Pink. I blogged about my favorite CBD beauty products a few weeks ago but now I'm ready to discuss how I use it for my mental health.

When I first heard about CBD I was pretty pumped about it. I've been using Nerve Tonic to relax for years but something a little more natural and ~trendy~ sounded right up my alley. I am on anxiety medication but CBD is good to provide an extra boost of relaxation and relief.

If you have not heard, CBD is having a major moment. Everyone is using CBD, whether they're ingesting it or wearing it on their face... CBD is IN. 

As I've mentioned previously, CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and is taken from the marijuana plant but does not have the effects of THC, which is what gets you high. CBD is said to have natural ways of signaling the serotonin system, which gives off the same effect (only faster) of an SSRI (what most anti-anxiety and depression medications are classified as).

CBD can also help the hippocampus (part of the brain that can be smaller in people with anxiety and depression) regenerate neurons. I won't continue to get too medical on you but if you want to learn more about how CBD can help anxiety, in technical terms, you can read here.

From my personal experience, I have tried a few forms of CBD and I can say, every one of them has helped mine immensely. I am someone who will try anything once when it comes to helping my anxiety and stress. 

I've tried three different types of CBD products and I'll take you through them so you can decide what is best for you.



CBD Oil

This is the first type of CBD product I tried and the only one that I've tried two different brands of. I started using the Charlotte's Web Mint Chocolate CBD Oil probably back in July or August and I've really enjoyed it. The first time I tried this oil, I took a drop under the tongue and almost vomited. I felt incredibly sick afterward and just hated the taste. However, it did calm me down. 

I was scared to try it again but this time I mixed two drops into my peppermint tea and wow, the taste was not there and I felt so incredibly at ease. It made me only a little sleepy but I felt my body relax only after a few sips; my mind also felt a little more clear which was nice too.

I exclusively used this brand (and the same bottle because it lasts FOREVER) until a few weeks ago when I received a bottle of Juna World CBD Oil in PR mail. Well, Juna is my favorite and I much prefer it over Charlotte's Web. It doesn't have a flavor or taste so I can just take a drop in my mouth and not feel gross. I also like the way the Juna makes me feel; I feel calmer and more at ease in a faster amount of time and it doesn't make me as sleepy.

CBD Gummies

Since my first time trying CBD oil I knew I wanted to experiment with gummies as well. After doing some research and a recommendation from The Skinny Confidential, I knew the Sunday Scaries gummies were the ones for me. They are a little expensive, $30 for only 20 gummies but they are worth every penny. I've gone through 3-4 bottles of these over the past few months and they are my preferred method of CBD. Two gummies at night instantly relax you, like every worry in the world has been lifted off your shoulders. Two of these gummies also put me right to sleep which is the best feeling after a long, stressful day. These taste pretty good and only have a very slight after taste but they're my favorite and go-to. I feel like everyone should try these at least once. They will change your life.

CBD Pen

To complete the trio of CBD, I needed to try a CBD pen. I've experimented with oral aromatherapy through MONQ so I knew I could handle a CBD pen. After some research, I decided that Select CBD was the most cost-effective and right for me; some CBD companies won't ship pens to you so Select CBD was perfect. I chose the Lavender pen so I could inhale it right before sleep, to add that extra boost of relaxation. Before I go to sleep or when I'm feeling particularly anxious, I take 2-3 puffs of the pen. The pen doesn't put me to sleep as fast as the oil or gummies but I do feel like I get a good night to sleep with it. 

If I had to choose only one of these products to use to ease anxiety or stress, I'd pick the gummies, then the pen and then finally the oil. That's just how they work for me and how they make me feel.

If anyone has any other experiences with CBD products, let me know! I would love to hear how CBD has worked or hasn't worked for others. 

xoxo
B

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