I know I’ve written about CBD numerous times now, so I hope I don’t sound like a broken record. This article on our website has a good overview of information about CBD: CBD Spotlight.
New research is coming out all the time on the many benefits of hemp derived CBD. CBD or cannabidiol, is a beneficial compound naturally found in both hemp and medical marijuana. The CBD found in hemp is a legal alternative to medical marijuana that has impressive benefits for pain (from all causes), anxiety, and a long list of other issues from epilepsy to neurodegenerative diseases, and more, without the “high” that comes from marijuana.
We have so many people who have come back to the store saying what a difference they’ve seen after taking CBD. I would say that it’s one supplement more than any other where people have gone out of their way to come back to tell us how great it is and how much it has helped them, both for pain and anxiety, and even sleep.
The interesting thing is that we even have people who’s doctors have prescribed them medical marijuana who prefer to take our CBD, since they don’t want to feel “out of it” or “high”, but need pain relief so they can function in their everyday lives. It’s important to make sure you’re getting a quality product, however, since now it seems like everyone and their brother is selling CBD, and they’re not always reputable companies. There’s even a tobacco store by my house that it always advertising how they have CBD, and I just laugh to myself, thinking how that would probably be the last place I’d recommend if a person was looking for CBD.
My favorite brand of CBD is from the brand Green Gorilla, which specializes in fast absorbing liquid CBD (you can read more about Green Gorilla on our website). As much as I love that type of CBD, I wanted to highlight a few other types and brands of CBD that we would also recommend, for people who prefer not take liquid CBD.
The first I’m excited about are brand new CBD gummies by Green Gorilla. They have been working on making an entirely organic gummy with zero THC for a while, and as I type this they’ve promised that the gummies should be ready any day now. CBD in gummies (they look like little gummy bears) are a great alternative way to take CBD that’s especially handy for effective pain or anxiety relief on the go, whenever it’s needed.
Even though I’d generally recommend liquid CBD first, it’s not really practical when you’re out and about. CBD gummies are also helpful for use in the office or even at school for stressful situations or anxiety since they just look like candy (and you won’t have to explain to other people what you’re taking). We have a number of customers who have used our CBD gummies for their high school students suffering from anxiety at school who have seen a real difference for their kids in coping and just having an easier time of it.
Social anxiety has become extremely common among school age children and teenagers, affecting both mental health and wellbeing. CBD is safe for both children and adults and can help to make life easier by helping a person to feel more calm without the feeling of being drugged or “out of it” that is common with many pharmaceuticals for anxiety.
CBD gummies are also very effective for pain, and we have quite a few customers who like how convenient they are, and pleasant tasting. One type we’ve carried for a while now, CBD gummies by CBD Living, is a favorite of one of the parents of a college student who works at the store. She is a cancer survivor with rheumatoid arthritis and loves the gummies by CBD Living in particular, saying how much they help with the pain she experiences. She says that CBD works better than her prescription RA medicine and works very well to reduce swelling.
Something else new we have at the store this month, and something a little different when it comes to CBD, are new CBD infused flavored olive oils. These oils are made by a local company (we always like to support local businesses) called True Horizons that have made a CBD oil that can be used on foods or even cooked with, without losing any of the benefits of the CBD oil. Even better, these CBD infused oils are made with organic ingredients and premium olive oil and have been independently tested to ensure they contain zero THC. I’ve been using their lemon flavored CBD olive oil, and it’s really nice on salad or to sautee veggies. We also have several other flavors at the store including basil, rosemary, and garlic.
Last, I wanted to mention our CBD blends by Irwin Naturals. We brought them in a couple months ago and are now hearing back fantastic reviews from our customers who have been using them. The unique thing about these Irwin CBD blends is that they’ve taken herbal blends that they’ve formulated that we’ve had at the store for a while now, blends that have been shown to work really well on their own, and then have added CBD to them, which only increases their benefits and effectiveness.
My favorite is their CBD + Power to Sleep. Their original Power to Sleep is a supplement I personally have used and loved for a long time, so I was excited when they came out with this new blend adding CBD to an already effective formula. I’ve tried it and I feel like they’ve made a great product even better. I’m not the only one who likes it- we’ve heard amazing testimonials back from customers who have tried it for helping to combat insomnia, who’ve found that it really does work.
One customer in particular, a wonderful lady who is always trying to do everything she can to help her family, has a husband who has been dealing with awful sleep problems- to the point that he was actually taking a prescription of Xanax plus a dose of Nyquill every night to help him sleep! She started giving him our new CBD + Power to Sleep after we recommended it for how well it worked for sleep. She said that from the first night she gave it to him, he has slept better than he had in ages. The first time he tried it he woke up the next morning after sleeping a full eight hours saying, “What did you give me?!” It really does work. If you have trouble sleeping, I’d definitely recommend giving it a try.
Irwin has several other effective CBD blends, but I’ll just mention one more- their CBD + Sunny Mood. Sunny Mood is a great herbal formula for boosting mood and helping with mild depression. It’s a supplement that my family has personal experience with on how well it works- my husband used it a little over a year ago after he had a death of a close family member at a time when he was already having stressful issues at work. He felt like taking the Sunny Mood made a huge difference and definitely helped him to cope with things a little better. The addition of CBD to a formula like this that already works amazingly makes a great blend even better, since CBD works so well for stress and anxiety.
We have a lot of choices when it comes to CBD at the store, and are very careful about what products we decide to carry, making sure to carry only those CBD products we feel are truly the “best of the best”. New research has found that only about 30 percent of commercial CBD products are accurately labeled. That just shows why it’s so important to buy CBD from a reputable store with trusted brands.
We’ve been working with several of our CBD companies to be able to have many of our CBD on sale during the month of April. All of our Green Gorilla Organic CBD products, our True Horizons CBD Infused Olive Oils, and our Irwin Naturals CBD Blends will be on sale this April for 20% off. CBD is something that rarely goes on sale (unfortunately) so be sure to take advantage of this great deal!