Hello friends and welcome back to the blog!
Today is all about my journey with CBD.
Now, I am NO expert, this is just what happened to me when I started taking it and hopefully, this will give you some sort of insight if you were curious about taking it too.
What is CBD?
Without getting too descriptive it is the part of marijuana that gives you that very mellow feeling, in your mind and in your body. With absolutely no THC. Also, this is not a scientific explanation, but it’s what makes sense to me, and now hopefully you.
Why do I take CBD?
I mainly take CBD for my anxiety. I can get very nervous and kind of neurotic about anything and everything. So when I know I’m going to be going into a “high stress” situation I take it or even if I’m just hanging at home I’ll take it to just relax.
Where can I buy it?
Here in Miami, it seems like there is a CBD dispensary around every corner. But for my local peeps, I found this really great shop called Living Earth CBD. I got a CBD tea from there which I’m actually drinking right now! Also right across the street is another CBD dispensary which is where I bought my oil. I forgot the name, sorry guys.
How does it make you feel?
In one word? Amazing. In my early twenties, I had so much anxiety. Like I stopped going out because I just couldn’t handle the stress of getting ready, getting there, and then to top it off being around so many people in like a club or party. Then it became the anxiety of just hanging out with friends, constantly questioning why they wanted to hang out with me and if I was doing everything right to be their friend. Looking back it was insane like actually being trapped in my head like that is so life draining. Eventually, I became a hermit and just stayed home and worked on my mental health and cut off a lot of people. Also, side note, this took like 3 years to do.
When I take my CBD I literally feel normal, well normal to me. I don’t have anxiety, straight up. I think of it as the rational part of my brain sitting there combating every single thing that I could have anxiety about so I keep calm. For example, I would get a thought like this when being invited something: “I shouldn’t hang out with them, they don’t like me” my rebuttal on CBD would be “they invited you so they want you there, relax.” Another one was “I like my outfit but I look so fat, people are going to think I look terrible” my response to myself would be “there are so many different bodies in the world and opinions too. If you like the outfit then that’s all that matters, go slay!”
CBD is the friend to me that I am to other people. I’m always cheering them on, hyping them up, supporting their dreams, etc, and that’s CBD to me. She makes that rational and positive voice in my head so loud I can’t ignore it.
How is it dosed?
My first bottle was 50 mg, which at the time worked but bodies change and time passes and 50 was not cutting it anymore. The new one I have it 500 mg which is like the standard smallest amount. Which I think for a beginner is a good amount, it comes with a dropper so the more you put the stronger it is. Now with oils, it is different than gummies or food. With oil, it hits quicker but doesn’t stay as long compared to a gummy. A gummy takes a while to kick in but the effects last a lot longer.
And with that, I think that’s all I have to say! Of course, if you have any other questions feel free to reach out to me! I have my Instagram all the way to the bottom of the page and you can always leave me comments here on the blog.
Stay safe and thank you for reading!