Hello! How are you? I haven’t written anything on my blog in sooooo long! I’ve been super busy homeschooling my two kids and running two businesses. I have missed being here, sharing information about health and wellness and how my family and I are getting and staying healthy. Here’s a picture we had taken about a year and a half ago. It really shows how well we feel and how healthy we are.
Almost two years ago, I started taking CBD or cannabidiol everyday. I’ve written about this before (you can check those posts out here, here, here, and here) and wanted to update you on what I have experienced since starting my CBD journey in 2017. When I first started taking CBD, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I started out very slowly and with just five drops of CBD oil twice a day. When you start taking CBD, you want to start low and build up slowly. This gives your body time to acclimate to the oil and to start the detox process that most people go through when starting CBD products.
I didn’t really notice much at all when I first started taking the oil. In fact, I don’t think I noticed anything for a few weeks. This is very normal since we are all individuals and our bodies react differently to CBD. We all have an endocannabinoid system in our body that helps maintain balance, or homeostasis.
I found a great explanation on the Lab Roots site about the endocannabinoid system that states:
“In the pursuit of unearthing the metabolic pathways of phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids, scientists came across an unknown molecular signaling system within the body that is involved in regulating a broad range of biological functions. This system was named the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS performs multiple tasks, but the goal is always to maintain a stable environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. It is the system that creates homeostasis within the body. When an imbalance is detected within our internal environment, the body synthesizes endocannabinoids that interact with the cannabinoid receptors. This stimulates a chemical response that works to return the physiological process back to homeostasis. However, in some cases, there is a deficiency in ECS signaling. This condition is known as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency. Reasons to as why this condition occurs ranges from our body not synthesizing enough endocannabinoids, our bodies not producing enough cannabinoid receptors, an abundance of enzymes that break down cannabinoids, or outside sources such as foods and medications that decrease ECS signaling. The phytocannabinoids contained in cannabis can be used to supplement this deficiency. By stimulating and supporting your endocannabinoid system one can find relief from a multitude of illnesses and conditions.”
What can stimulate and support your endocannabinoid system, you ask? Great question! CBD can do this! This is the reason it has been talked about so much lately! People are catching on that it can help with many different health issues.
After three weeks of taking CBD oil, I started to notice many things. I had a lot more energy, I was sleeping better, I was able to function better when my PMDD kicked in each month (this was a HUGE benefit for me), and I felt better overall than I had in a long time.
Now, almost two years later, I’m still taking CBD products and loving them! I still take Hempworx 750 mg cinnamon CBD (very spicy and hot! Don’t worry, if you don’t like hot, the peppermint is very mild) and I also started taking another line of CBD products about three months ago called Healx Nutrition. Both of these brands are absolutely FANTASTIC!! I love taking my Hempworx in the morning with my breakfast and supplements. Then, before I go to bed, I take the a Heighten soft gel from Healx Nutrition and it helps me to sleep really well. We also love the Tru Relief balm, Yummies, and Xpress all from Healx Nutrition, too!
I had a hysterectomy last March and after my surgery, I refused to take the Oxycodone that the doctor sent me home with. No thank you to addicting drugs! I took my CBD oil and arnica pellets and was good to go! Amazing, amazing, amazing!
Please let me know if I can help you get started on your CBD journey. It really has been life changing for not only myself but for my family and hundreds of others whom I have helped. You can email me at [email protected] or find me over on Facebook at Jennifer Easterday Kelly. Let’s connect!
It’s all about the journey…