this post is about my experience taking young living CBD oil daily for emotional support.
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I’ve been waiting for a while to write this post! I’m sure we’ve all heard the hype about CBD oil in the last couple of years. But if you’re like me – it’s hard to really understand and know where to look for good information.
I’d been hearing so much about it last year and was really starting to consider trying it in place of what I was using then for emotional support – when I heard Young Living had plans to buy Nature’s Ultra and offer CBD oil to members within the year. It just seemed like it was meant to be! So even though I had to pay full price and go straight through the company rather than use my YL discount – I didn’t want to wait, and started buying it right away – which was about six months ago.
I’ve had a really positive experience and will tell you more about that, but first – I’ll share some things I’ve learned in the last 6 months!
What is CBD Oil?
This may sound like a silly question, but like I said this was all brand new to me. I knew it was derived from a plant – but not much else.
[Paraphrased from Nature’s Ultra]
CBD is a plant oil. It’s short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the primary natural cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that bind the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) receptors throughout your brain and body. There are over 113 known different cannabinoids found in hemp. Cannabinoid receptors can be found in our nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, organs, and immune system structures.
So after reading about the systems those receptors bind to, I started to understand some of the reasons people would want to use CBD oil, including myself!
How does it work?
Our endocannabinoid system is native, meaning we are born with it! CBD interacts with it like a key fitting into it’s specific lock to impact things such as appetite, pain, mood, memory, peripheral nervous system, and more. We have these receptors throughout our body where they perform unique tasks to achieve homeostasis (normalcy or balance) in that specific area.
Now this is the stuff I love! My background is in nursing – and while talking body systems and receptors makes me a bit nausous reminiscing about college tests, when it relates to natural health and wellness I LOVE it!
THC vs. CBD
Both THC and CBD are found in the cannabis plant, but they’re different in the way they bind to endocannabinoid receptors, so they have different effects. THC has a euphoric effect, but CBD doesn’t. So you won’t have any immediate “feeling” after taking CBD oil, but you still get all of the health benefits. So, CBD can’t get you high and won’t cause problems with any activities you have to do or responsibilities you have.
While it’s best to do your own quality research on this – I can tell you why I chose this particular brand of CBD oil and feel safe taking it daily.
Nature’s Ultra grows all of their hemp here in the US using the same Seed to Seal, beyond organic practices that Young Living uses. So I don’t have to worry about dilution, contamination, or purity issues.
Although I’m currently the only one in my family taking it – I’m comfortable with using it for any of us if the need arises.
If I should ever have more babies, I’d continue taking it throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding as well. Once, again – this is my personal judgement call. I’m confident that maintaining my emotional wellbeing in this way would be the best option for me!
How to use it
I take 1 dropper of 500mg cinnamon bark CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) every morning. That’s what I have found to be most beneficial for me. There are higher concentrations and different flavors as well as muscle balms and topical roll-ons.
They have CBD oil for pets too!
My experience after taking it daily for six months
Well, I can say it affects me the same way as my previous management method did. It helps me feel myself, like I can navigate my day calmly and sensibly – except there aren’t any scary side effects like I had before.
I’d been having heart palpitations with my previous method, so I’m really grateful to have a natural alternative.
It also effects me the same in that, if I miss one day I don’t really notice. But if I miss more than 2 or 3 days I start to have problems. So it is a daily routine for me that I take seriously, just as I did with my prior method. I know it’s unreasonable to expect great results without consistency so it’s just a non-negotiable like brushing my teeth.
The biggest problem for me when I don’t address my emotional support needs is how it affects my relationships. First and foremost, I have a harder time turning to God. I choose instead to sit with negative or untrue emotions, letting them get out of hand.
Then, that lack of surrendering to Him spills over into my family, then slowly over into everything else. It just puts me in a really dark place of never knowing which me is going to get out of bed each morning. That’s a very difficult foundation to build anything upon.
I do believe God created plants for our use because He said so in Genesis 1:29
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
So I’m grateful I can make use of His gifts and thankful He cares for us by making a good, beneficial way through challenging seasons of life!
I know, my husband and family is grateful for it too because they can see a difference in me when I’m investing in and taking care of myself!
How to get CBD Oil
I talked about why I choose this brand. So that’s the only one I’ll be sharing and recommending here on the blog. Young Living just announced this week members can officially purchase CBD oil on their YL account!
You can simply
- log into your Young Living account
- click the "Quick Order" tab under under Virtual Office
- click the Nature's Ultra Tab and either create a new account or link an existing one
- purchase any CBD product on Natures Ultra website for PV (purchase volume)
If you're not yet a Young Living member, it's a really great time to think about becoming one! I have posts all about this topic which I'll link below. But, to sum it up:
You become a member by purchasing a starter kit of Essential Oils, Thieves household products, Savvy Makeup, or NingXia nutrition. Then you have the option to shop on their website at a wholesale discount whenever you want. You have to spend ~$50 a year (not month!) to keep your discount active. Clearly, I order way more often than once a year!
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