With only a few drops of organic CBD hemp oil, I help my anxiety and more…

In conjunction with lifestyle changes and my beloved essential oils, using CBD hemp oil for anxiety daily has totally leveled out the hum of anxiousness I tend to feel. CBD oil is a relatively new player in the wellness world, and if you’re someone who deals with anxiety or stress, CBD should be on your radar and in your medicine cabinet.

Before you read more, please know that there is a major difference between cannabis and hemp. Yes, both plants have cannabinoids, but the latter contains none of the psychoactive ingredient, THC, that’s found in cannabis.

WHAT IS HEMP CBD OIL?

CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. What’s super important to note, and usually the first question I get asked, is No CBD will not get you high. That’s because CBD does not contain THC – the psychoactive part of cannabis – that gives you that high feeling.

In fact, hemp is completely legal in all 50 states, making it a great all-natural option for those who are living with anxiety or the occasional anxious feelings and are looking for a way to more grounded and calm. CBD has truly helped my mood in so many ways!

Personally, I love the organic hemp CBD oil from Soul Addict – check out my Soul Addict review!

I encourage you, as with any new wellness product, do to your own research about the incredible benefits of incorporating an organic CBD hemp oil into your lifestyle to help ease those anxious feelings.

Personally, using CBD daily helps me to manage my anxiety by producing a calming effect that empowers me to stay focused, make decisions, and remain in control of my mood and emotions. Especially when added to my morning matcha latte – watch out, world.

For others, starting with CBD hemp oil at night might be the best choice to calm those anxious feelings and improve sleep. If you’re using it this way, it’s great added into a sleepy tea and sipped on about 30 minutes before bed. You might find that you have to adjust the dosage to find the optimal dose for you and your body.

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR A FIRST-TIME USER TO KNOW?

From Laura:

I think the one thing I’d want people to know about CBD is that it’s probably not what you expect it to be. There’s still a tiny hesitation, as it’s so new to the wellness industry – it’s not going to alter your state in any way or be this big ‘before’ and ‘after’. It’s a gradual self-care ritual that’s more powerful over time. That’s why I like to share that, in my view, CBD is simply what I’ve coined as feeling a ‘zen shift’ – a calm. There’s still a little stigma around CBD, but it’s truly such a simple, yet powerful, tool that we, as women, can use to help us navigate stress and anxiety.

HOW CAN CBD HELP ME?

Although I can’t make direct claims due to federal regulations, it’s exciting to see the studies and clinical trials being conducted with CBD in regards to the following areas:

  • anxiety and depression
  • aiding in digestive issues
  • hormonal balance
  • immune function
  • inflammation
  • menstrual cramps
  • mood
  • sleep
  • …and many more

IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING CBD HEMP OIL

If you’re interested getting started with CBD hemp oil for anxiety, there are some important facts to consider. Know where the company is sourcing their hemp. Personally, I will only use natural medicine-cabinet alternatives, like CBD, that are sourced sustainably and ethically.

Also, what’s the extraction method like? With any delicate oils, it’s important to know how the oils are being extracted from the plants. Some methods are more better than others, meaning, the quality of the oil you’ll be left with at the end of the day can be related to the extraction process.

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CBD

IS CBD ILLEGAL?

No. CBD is legal in all 50 states because it is derived from a completely different plant, called hemp, than traditional high-inducing marijuana.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD?

Speaking from personal experience, I can definitely say CBD can help with the feelings that come along with anxiety. Also, there have been articles and studies showing the positive impact of CBD on inflammation levels, mental health disorders, and cancerous cell invasion.

WILL CBD MAKE ME HIGH?

Again, nope. Since CBD is from a different plant than marijuana, it does not contain any of the psychoactive THC, you know, the stuff that makes you feel high. What CBD might do is produce what Laura calls the “zen shift”. The zen shift is simply your body’s natural reaction to these calm-inducing plants, without a noticeable buzz or high. Some people might feel a bit sleepy after taking CBD, so it’s recommended to start your daily dose (about 15 drops of Soul Addict’s CBD) in the evening. For me, I feel like I can conquer the world when I add a daily serving to my morning matcha, but everyone’s body is different – listen to yours.

WHERE IS CBD OIL SOURCED?

That varies from brand to brand, so it’s important to do your research and find out where they’re sourcing their hemp. Some companies source and grow from China, with who knows what being sprayed on their crops.

I love Soul Addict because their hemp is 100% sourced in the USA (Colorado and in the near future, North Carolina) through farmers under the federal pilot program initiative to research industrial hemp plants. According to Laura, that’s an amazing part of why we’re able to use whole-plant extracts in our products. Meaning, our oil contains more nutritionally beneficial ingredients than simply a CBD isolate (containing only CBD) content.


CARLEY

CARLEY

Carley Schweet once worked in the intense corporate world of New York City, spending her workdays people pleasing and her nights and weekends reeling with sleepless anxiety. She realized her issues arose from being afraid to say no—whether out of reluctance to hurt others’ feelings or due to her own crippling anxiety and lack of self-care. She then quit her corporate job, enrolling at and subsequently graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Today, she is a self care coach and author of the book Boundaries with Soul.

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