Updated: May 9
I think it goes without saying, many of us have been experiencing more stress than usual lately. We too have definitely felt the effects over here as well, and trying to keep a calm and happy environment while juggling working from home on top of personal, food, and health-related stress has been challenging.
We’ve learned over the last couple of years that stress can definitely build up if not addressed properly. My anxiety and depression were starting to take a huge toll on me, especially in the past year. We knew we needed to do something.
There is a lot of buzz about CBD. We knew all the benefits it could offer us when stress and anxiety are at their peak level, but we struggled to find a CBD product that was free from coconut, one of my big contributors to my food allergies. After some extensive research and messaging around, we found out about Hemptations USA. We didn’t jump on board right away, but we’ve ended up loving their products and now we keep them on rotation for stressful days and restless nights.
First of all, what is CBD?
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a natural ingredient found within industrial hemp flowers that have been clinically proven to improve mental and physical well-being when taken consistently. CBD is completely safe and 100% legal. It is a powerful healthy agent and gives no discernible intoxicating effect (meaning you won't be "high").
Common uses for CBD include anti-inflammatory, pain management, mental health issues, anxiety, sleep, eczema healing, fertility, autoimmune…and the list goes on. CBD works within your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to create balance in your body, naturally. Here is more about this on Hemptation's website:
A regulatory system in your body that is in charge of mantaining homeostasis (balance) of numerous bodily functions; from mood, to inflammation, to electrical signaling in the brain. There are two main receptors in your brain. CB1 regulates the mind while CB2 regulates the body. Supplementing your body's endocannabinoid system is gaining popularity as a way to promote wellness!
Hemptation is a small and creative company that produces a special variety of infused goods that you won't see anywhere else. All of their hemp extracts are sourced exclusively from friendly suppliers in Colorado. Their products undergo formulation and infusion at their own production facility. Their CBD Isolate is obtained by evaporating and removing components of specific weights. They can isolate CBD up to 99.9% purity, making a very potent source of cannabidiol!
For their CBD oils, you get a choice of coconut oil or olive oil, which is what we get. The olive oil used in Hemptation products was voted fruitiest by the New York Times. Organically farmed Spanish Olives make it a real treat! Made from the first cold pressing (extra virgin); it is not meant for grilling, but can be added to a variety of foods and beverages.
What Hemptation do we take?
We have been taking the CBD Oil - Full Spectrum, which contains 300mg, equaling about 10mg of CBD per serving. It is also available in 700mg and 1500mg, all with the choice of a non-GMO MCT coconut oil or an organic extra virgin olive oil carrier. You even have the option to select a strain-specific cannabis terpene enhancement. Terpenes carry aromatherapy properties; which may help direct the CBD oil to provide some additional benefits, such as sleep, anxiety, alertness, energy, inner balance, inflammation, and stress. We personally love the strain-enhancements for calming, sleep, and energy.
I'm not going to say CBD has cured all our issues and I never get stressed when taking these, but I feel like I definitely manage it better and don't feel as overwhelmed. The oil has been great for winding down. Joe even finds their infused muscle rub helpful.
I want to make sure to mention that consistency is key when it comes to using CBD oil. You should notice a difference within 4 to 7 days. Taking it daily helps to maintain the levels in your body naturally to ease anxiousness, inflammation, and help with sleep and stress.