I have to admit that when I first heard about CBD I was on the fence about it. I knew it was a natural compound and it was related to Marijuana but, I didn’t know how it works or what it helps. So thanks to my fellow MariMoms, I started researching and man have I been missing out.
First, I found that CBD comes from Cannabis both Hemp and Marijuana but, it is more abundant in Hemp. I have always known Hemp as one of those miracle plants that can be used for everything from food to clothes and has been visible forever. So that definitely helped me get past my initial thoughts of CBD being something like the Horny Goat Weed fad that popped up in the early 2000s.
Next I really looked into what benefits it could have and what it doesn’t do. The biggest thing it doesn’t do is get you high. So no matter if you take 1 gummy or drink a whole tincture bottle you will not be cast as an extra on Pineapple Express, BUT you will most likely fall asleep and wake up totally refreshed.
I also found that it works with your body to get you back in balance. It connects to receptors in your ECS (Endocannabinoid) system to alleviate those things that may be a problem. From inflammation to chronic pain to anxiety, CBD finds where you are out of balance and evens you out. It may take some time for you to notice the effects but, once you do, what a difference it is. When I stopped using it I could definitely tell.
Now I am so glad I listened to my girls and will share the benefits of CBD with anyone who will listen (and those who won’t). And for anyone who is still skeptical check out a few articles from reputable sources,maybe try a small sample (MariMoms Sample Packs) or ask a friend. I really think it will change your perspective. In the meantime, I will continue to take my tinctures and gummies, use my massage oil and live in bliss.😉
We started this journey with just one goal… to teach others that self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity! We as moms, know the pressures of everyday life that can take a toll on both physical and mental wellness.