I have been dealing with headaches for years. I have been known to take Advil for days at a time, to try to keep them at bay. I also deal with muscle tension through my neck and back, which I think sometimes causes these headaches. I was in desperate need for a more all natural solution to these problems. I had heard stories from friends who have dealt with Migraines too; and how CBD oil had changed their life.
So, what is CBD Oil made from? Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. It is a naturally-occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons, including how it may work for pain, inflammation, depression, sleep disorders, and other conditions. It does not produce intoxication; marijuana’s “high” is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But it does have some pretty wonderful benefits, that are giving people a more natural relief from pain and other ailments.
When we moved to LA, I decided to give CBD oil a shot. With all of the best resources for all natural remedies here, I started to do some research.
I think the most important thing when buying CBD oil is making sure that it comes from organic hemp, and that you are getting the highest quality product. A friend of ours here in Manhattan Beach has a company called LOKUS, and he gave us some of his products to try. With my knee injury and some recent back pain, I was desperate for some relief.
Lokus stands by their products, and quality control. You can read more about it HERE.
I had tried a different brand of CBD in a pill form.I started with CBD pills. But I felt like it took longer for it to kick in, and I definitely had an after taste in my mouth. So, I was excited to try the dropper of oil. With the 500MG dropper, I took a little less than 1 drop under my tongue. You hold it for 60-90 seconds and swallow. It has a nice peppermint aftertaste that makes it very easy to ingest. I found almost immediate pain relief. CBD which is known for being an anti-inflammatory agent, has really helped for muscle soreness post workouts. If I feel a headache coming on, I will take it. I also will take a little bit at night to help with sleep.
For me, it really has been a great natural option for pain relief! If you want to shop LOKUS oil, you can buy it HERE. They ship anywhere in the US.