Disclaimer : I am not a health coach or any kind of professional . Just sharing a few facts about CBD and why i use it . IF you notice i love to blog about my personal honest life of motherhood and more . I am never going to post something and say “This is how YOU should do something , or anything along those lines. “
Lets get down to the basics about cbd:
What is CBD ?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana , it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.
Does CBD get you high ?
No . Because it is non-psychoactive.
Is CBD illegal ?
CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states , but cbd derived from marijuana is not federally legal .
Is CBD oil and Hemp oil different ?
CBD is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant. And also acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, which reduces pain and inflammatory . Gives pain relief to muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, headaches, and to aid skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, even sunburn, and bug bites . And also gives relief from anxiety
Hemp oil is a cold-pressed extract from seeds , and basically like sunflower or jojoba oil. It is high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and contains no CBD . Hemp is generally known as a superfood and is known as a really good moisturizer and does not clog your pores. Hemp seeds can also be found at your local grocery store . Since im also big on superfoods i always add some hemp seeds to my toasts and oatmeals.
So now you know a little more about it , now you can get to know why my husband and i introduced it to our daily lives including our children.
I was first introduced to CBD in 2014 by my husband who has already been in the industry and who also attended a pharamacy tech trade school . Even till this day i am a very open minded person , i love learning about all different lifestyles and cultures while loving mine. I’ve always known about thc ( marijuana) and its side effects but i never knew about cbd until that year. At this time when i started to use more cbd products was a few months after my first child was born , i had gone through a painful and rough pregnancy and post delivery because i got an epidural . For those who ever had an epidural you know you get it as soon as you can take the pain of contractions any longer. But no one ever tells you the pain you experience after even months to a few years after delivering . I honestly feel like my back has never been the same. Also because i had 2 more children and got an epidural both those times too. The first product i tried was a lotion from Apothecanna which is basically an OG cbd line. Everyday my husband would rub it all over my back during pregnancy and after which gave instant relief .
Fast forward to the last two years now going on six years of having experience using cbd products , i have tried many brands and products from skincare , drinks , and even unique products for sexual pleasure enhancements ( tmi i guess , but hey im being real . lol ) .
A couple reasons why i personally use CBD
- I remember in High School having bad menstrual cramps that would lead to me having to miss days of school , and end up in my bed in fetal position in the worst pain ever. I was always given Advil , Midol , and Tylenol. Basically just any over the counter medicine i could have by my mother . And usually it would take for a pill or two every 4 to 6 hours and still be crying for help. Now that I am an adult i always look at the possible troubles over the counter medicine can do like for one i always see is , ” Caution , may cause live damage” . I know it is if you happen to take too much in 24 hours. But still ! That worries me about what i put in my body . I am not saying everyone should put down the over the counter medicine and go completely holistic . Because what doesn’t work for me may work for you . And for cbd products i can apply to my skin every 15 mins if needed without any worries.
- My last two pregnancies i experienced Post Partum Depression (PPD) . That is just something that has always been hard to talk about because many don’t know about it . Or thinks its a fake thing women make up to gain more attention . I wont go into much detail about it , but long story short that level of depression and anxiety i experienced took over my life . It was so hard to just be happy and go on without worrying about every little thing . I always said 2 things helped me was not the prescriptions but CBD oils , creams and most importantly talking with other moms and going out for fresh air.
- My husband and i want to practice a holistic living . And CBD is just F**king amazing .
How CBD was introduce to the children :
Last year we realized something was bothering Belle , the oldest of the three . And every night before bed she would cry and whine about her ankles being in so much pain . At first i thought it was a way to get out of having to go to bed and just stay up to play . But days eventually lead to weeks and actually bringing her in to the pediatrics . She was also given over the counter medicines and we were basically told it’s nothing serious , just a child who is very active in running around and playing . So i thought , if i cant get her to calm down and everyday shes in pain i have to give her medication that doesn’t sound right at all . After my husband and i talked we decided to try out cbd cream and rub it on her ankle before bed . Not even 15 mins later she was already in relief and sound asleep . The next day was when i realized okay this is what i want to do , i love the idea of giving my children products that are safe and effective.
Any time our children is sick or a big one is allergies which we all have , we love trying out all the natural remedies before going to over the counter medications . From oils , humidifiers, cooking a nice big pot of Vietnamese porridge , rubbing vicks , using cool gel pads , etc . I still believe in going to professionals for help , i honestly will still call their pediatrician for any advice even after having three children. If they do come down with a fever i have to use Tylenol along with our natural remedies to bring down the fever.
Im so glad i can share more about my life with all my viewers and i hope to inspire others and just tell all the mamas out there that , i see and hear you . When you’re having a down moment and when you’re having the time of your life . I am not one to judge and if someone hasn’t told you , you are doing just fine ! ❤
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