Chances are you've seen products with CBD – this super-fashioned stuff makes its way into everything from hand creams to cocktails. But is CBD worth the hype? TBH, the answer is a bit darker than we would like: Due to complicated legal issues, there have not been enough studies to really prove that CBD treats only a rare form of pediatric epilepsy. Just because we wait for further studies until very solid evidence of potential uses is available does not mean that this stuff does not work . (See here for more on what CBD is and what it does.)
And there are promising researches. Because CBD does not mediate the "high" feeling of THC, CBD can offer people the opportunity to reduce anxiety, sleep better, relieve pain, and treat a whole host of other illnesses. In fact, last year I heard so many people talking about the benefits of CBD oil that it sounds too good to be true ̵
I have tried almost everything to treat my anxiety with which I've struggled for years with varying degrees of success. Weight lifting? Half more than I thought. Legal marijuana? Really a game changer. Given that I live in a state where marijuana is not yet legal, I'm still looking for ways to live a relatively normal life with the tools at my disposal. Yay !
At that point, I could basically write a book about the best (and worst) ways to fight your anxiety, so I was more than willing to try CBD oil. For this story, I spent eight days trying out eight different varieties of CBD oil and recording how I felt. Every day I took the CBD oil at about the same time – I always put the same dose under my tongue and waited 60 seconds before swallowing – and made my day. Here are my favorites, how they worked (OK and tasted) and which you should consider buying.
CBDistillery (1000 mg)
Best CBD oil for those who do not like oils.
Price : $ 70
Button ]: B +
Thoughts : Fairly average taste compared to other CBD Unflavored oils, but it had a lighter consistency and a much smaller bottle, which meant that I took a much lower dose of oil for this oil amount of CBD concentration.
I had migraines all day, and this CBD oil did not help. However, I have also violated a personal rule and become political on Facebook, which usually leads to either A) severe anxiety or B) a full panic attack … but neither has happened. So yes?
CBDfx (1000 Series)
Best CBD Product Selection. [19659002 Price : $ 124.99
Button : B-
Thoughts : I'll be honest: I may not be a fan of non-flavored oils. Give me flavors, give me something delicious, because that was almost like vegetable oil with a hint of grass. It's not terrible and it's definitely tasty (especially because you only consume a small amount), so I think the taste can be subjective.
Overall, I was not particularly worried today, but I was feeling blue (thanks, PMDD) and lethargic after a conference in New York. I felt calmer than in the past few days, and there were no tears – unlike the day before – which is always a benefit when I'm stressed out.
SelectCBD (1000 mg)
Best CBD for everyday use.
Price : $ 65
Key : A
Thoughts : I liked the lavender taste more than I thought, but I did I've tried SelectCBD in the past, so I was not too shocked. The brand's peppermint CBD oil is my upcoming morning oil, and lemon ginger is great for a subtle taste, but the lavender overwhelmed my senses (in a good way?) And made me feel very Zen. I could see that this was perfect in a cup of tea or just before going to bed.
I was anxious all day, and it was the first time that I was not sure if the CBD oil helped or not. I did not leave the house as I had imagined (one of my old habits of fear), which was not good. However, I felt that I did not fix so much how worried I felt (yes, I'm worried about being scared). But I still felt like sh * t.
Charlotte's Web (Extra Strength)
Best CBD for Product Quality
Price : $ 74.99
Key : C + Thoughts : I tried the olive oil flavor, which was a big mistake because I'm not a fan of olive oil. Ever. However, I've had Charlotte Web CBD oil in mint chocolate in the past, and that's worse. So …
While I'm not a fan of the flavors of this brand, has a decent aftertaste. In addition, Charlotte's Web offers a whole range of other CBD products, including capsules, to those who are not fans of oils – and I felt it worked well.
How do I know that? Well, my husband asked me if I wanted to visit his brother's family, and I said without hesitation. Being an anxious bee, who does not like driving at night (and considering that they live in the middle of a sinister forest in an hour and a half), that's a pretty big achievement.
One of my favorite things about this brand may seem small, but Charlotte's web gives each product's product lot numbers. This means that you can enter your batch number and get quality lab reports, which made me feel like I was sampling a phenomenal product.
Lazarus Naturals (900 mg)
Best CBD for the price.
Price : 38 $
] Button : B
Thoughts : This had a very vegetable taste, though not it was so greasy, which made the intake easy. However, you need to take a much larger dose (and I had to measure it to make sure I took the same dose as the 1000 mg CBD oils), which was not fun.
Surprisingly, I had a productive day after taking this CBD oil and generally felt fine. I tend to avoid my to-do list when I'm scared (until it gets so big that in the end I get a panic attack because self-fulfilling prophecies are fun ), but I am Escaped It was a big win – including the tasks that I had postponed all week.
The Best of the Best
Populum (1000 mg)
Best flavored CBD oil
Price : $ 200
Key : A +
 Thoughts : This is undoubtedly my favorite CBD oil, based solely on taste. It smells great, the taste is subtle with a good aftertaste and it's a nice morning pick-up. Besides, the bottle is amazing and it has the best combination of dropper and lid. (They may laugh, but I still have a half-full bottle of CBD oil in my bathroom cabinet that I have not been able to open in three months.)
I had done so much after the populum: It was a lazy Sunday, but In the end, I spent a lot of time on bullet journaling planning my annual goals (who am I, anyway?), * and * socializing.
Bluebird Botanicals (1500 mg)
Best CBD process to cope quickly.
Price : $ 109.95
Button : D
Thoughts : I honestly hated this CBD oil, when I tried. It was very spicy for a non-flavored oil, but it was the highest concentration oil I tried. This meant that I had to use a much lower dose to take the same amount I had tried on other days (which was good since I could not stand the taste).
after trying out Bluebird Naturals. I got a lot of work in so including sending some alarming emails, and I felt like a functional person. It really helped me concentrate.
Medterra (1000 mg)
The best CBD oil.
Price : $ 79.95
Button : A
Thoughts : This is my favorite CBD oil without Taste. It is subtle, very tasty and almost buttery (#winning). Another round of bonus points for a great lid design.
No lie, I knew that I would try one of these CBD oils on election day, and deliberately rescued Medterra, as I had previously used the brand's 3000 mg CBD oil for migraine. I was worried (I do not think anything can cure electoral disorders), but I was able to vote in the morning and felt relatively positive throughout the day (19459003). I even went to bed before all the races were called, which is totally unknown to someone like me. Since I was a basket case on election day 2016 and was crying on my bathroom floor in the end, I was quite thrilled with how well the Medterra worked. Buying CBD oil is a quality brand that provides good online reviews and (ideally) laboratory tests of Has third-party providers. Since CBD oil is not tightly regulated, it means that scammers have the potential to sell snake oil to unsuspecting buyers.
Even though CBD oil is not known as a miracle cure, it shows potential. Be sure to do your research on CBD oil and possible drug-drug interactions before you start adding it to your daily routine.
Jandra Sutton is a writer, historian and speaker. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Nashville, and Pluto is still a planet in her heart. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.