CBD oil is a huge talking point right now and with good reason, but what exactly is it?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of over 100 complex chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive (you won’t get high), with multiple health benefits supported by new academic research.
I have been taking CBD oil and tea daily for a few weeks with UK CBD Oils
. A company providing high quality, organic CBD oil products to the UK. Does it live up to it’s hype?
I take up to 6 drops twice a day, but you can do this three times if you like. The taste is very unique. Earthy and bitter. After dropping the oil under your tongue, hold it there for 90 seconds before swallowing. I think this helps as it kind of diluted the taste, but I quickly became used to the taste after a few days.
So far I have not noticed any difference to my tiredness but this is mostly my fault as I have not been taking it routinely like I do with my medicines. However, it has had a notable effect on my anxiety. Since taking CBD, my anxiety levels have significantly dropped in all the tests I take prior to my cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) sessions. This is nothing but fantastic!
Whilst I still feel tired, paradoxically my energy levels seem higher. So I’m now like an excitable puppy who still requires naps.
|UK CBD Oils Morning Brew Tea
The second product I have been trying is the Morning Brew Tea
. This is a pack of 15 pyramid teabags advertised as a “detox” tea. I hate that term. Detoxing is what our liver and kidneys do! Regardless, I have really been enjoying this tea. It is an uplifting blend of lemongrass, rosehip, orange peel, echinacea and phytocannabinoid rich hemp.
I have had pure hemp tea before and could not get used to the taste, but this tea is light, floral and sweet. Not at all bitter (unless you let it over-brew) and thoroughly enjoyable. I am a huge fan of lemongrass and rosehip already so this tea is spot on.
Final thoughts? I am thrilled to see some unexpected results from taking the oil. I plan on continuing to take it on a more regular, stricter basis alongside my morning meds. A new year brings a new training plan so I am curious to see if cannabinoid products can aid my running and taekwondo training too. Have I been converted? Not quite yet. I want to try it for a few more months but either way, it is a fabulous source of omega oils.
Have you tried CBD oil? Are there any other media-hitting health products you’ve tried and did you notice any benefits?
*PR supplied product. All thoughts 100% my own.