Confessions of a CBD Oil Advocate

It isn’t hard to find information about cannabidiol (CBD) oil these days, even if you aren’t looking for it. Heck, even Martha Stewart is jumping on the CBD bandwagon (and she’s a rather savvy businesswoman, in case you hadn’t noticed). We’ve started the conversation here at SRP, too, with articles like Joy Smith’s “15 Ways CBD Oil Can Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

Now, I’m here to confess to being a CBD oil advocate, too!

I started singing CBD oil’s praises shortly after it offered relief to one of my favorite people on the planet a couple of years ago. Anxiety, just one of the conditions Smith mentions in her post, became a daily occurrence for this person, leading to sleep deprivation and illogical decisions. With the help of a clinical nutritionist, my friend found a CBD oil dose that takes the edge off and allows him to feel more comfortable in his own skin. It’s quite remarkable, really.

I’ve heard many other people talk about how it has helped with headaches or chronic pain. Still, a good number of people who might find relief are apprehensive, believing anything related to cannabis will bring out their inner Jeff Spicoli from the 1980s movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Smith, and many other CBD authorities, assure us this isn’t the case. CBD oil is non-psychoactive, which means you’ll receive the calming effects of the cannabidiol, without the intoxication associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This allows you to take advantage of the benefits without worrying about being impaired as you take care of your daily responsibilities.

In light of the current opioid crisis, my hubby and I have already decided that should anyone in our family need to take pain killers for any reason (heaven forbid), we plan to turn to CBD oil, since it isn’t addictive. We had a discussion with a friend who was preparing for knee surgery about this very topic. He decided to take the CBD oil route for pain management during recovery and never regretted it.

As with any substance you choose to put in (or on) your body, quality is of the utmost importance. Seek out a reliable source that demands efficacy testing and produces superior products, such as Joy Organics or NuLeaf Naturals.

If you’re dealing with one of the 15 scenarios Joy Smith reviews in her post and want to know if CBD oil might help you, use your self-health research methods to do a little digging. While it may not be the answer for everything, the fact that it’s derived from one of Mother Nature’s plants, rather than a chemical compound produced in a lab, makes it a worthwhile pursuit.

Who knows, you may end up confessing your advocacy for CBD oil in the near future, too.

Images from iStock/Tinnakorn Jorruang (main), Aleksandr_Kravtsov (post).

Paula Widish

Paula Widish, author of Trophia: Simple Steps to Everyday Self-Health, is a freelance writer and self-healther. She loves nothing more than sharing tidbits of information she discovers with others. (Actually, she loves her family more than that—and probably bacon too.) Paula has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Relations and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through International Coach Academy.

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