Hi friends! For the past five months I’ve been consistently taking CBD. Since then I’ve shared my journey with you all on Instagram, and finally today I’m sharing all of your CBD questions and answers below!
You’re probably thinking “why did she even start taking CBD” or “how can CBD be good for you”, and I promise I’ll be answering all of your questions below.
Why I Started Taking CBD
To kick it off, I want to give you some personal background on my experience with stress and anxiety. So here’s my history…
When it comes to work life, I tend to be a perfectionist. I totally inflict stress upon myself and the high stress isn’t great for anyone to have to deal with! I’m constantly having to check myself and decide what’s worth stress and what’s not. You may be surprised to hear that outside of work, I’m pretty lax (or “type b” go with the flow).
My type A personality in the workplace has been a consistent stress and struggle for the past 10+ years. For five years I traveled every two weeks (most of which was back to the east coast, which is a 5+ hour plane ride each way), and over the course of those five-ish years, I’ve developed some insane anxiety with travel. You’d think it would get easier, but honestly it doesn’t.
Fast forward to the past year and a half, where I’ve worked for myself, and my anxiety with travel hasn’t subset. Not to mention, I realized how insanely jittery I get when heading to blogger events. Regardless of how many people I already I already know, heading to events with likeminded strong and seriously successful women was extremely nerve-wrecking for me! If you know me, I’m actually a very social person. I can literally talk to anyone, but that doesn’t change how I feel going to these events.
For a couple of years my husband suggested I take CBD
I dabbled in trying a couple brands that just didn’t do much for me. I probably didn’t give them enough of a shot. If I’m being honest, the brands didn’t wow me and the neither did the products. The last thing I wanted to do was take a vile of CBD oil, when I didn’t know what to dose myself and felt like it was just a weird looking product (being truthful!).
So fast forward, when the brand Equilibria reached out to me to send me some of their CBD products. Honestly, I wasn’t sold, but I knew something had to give with my anxiety AND the brand offered free 15 minute consultations. I figured, if anything, I could at least hop on and hear what they had to say (after all, anyone can spare 15 minutes of their time). It’s funny I didn’t realize what a life changing moment, scheduling that 15 minutes would be!
I ended up spending 30 minutes on the phone with the Equilibria rep, because I had so many questions. She talked through what types of stress I was dealing with, when my anxiety was triggered, and helped get me the proper dosage from there. She also talked to me about how they own their own farms, they’re Federally legal and regulated, there’s no BS that goes into their plants, how they pick their flowers…. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea! They were a safe and sure CBD brand for me to actually commit to trying and attempting to curb my anxiety and lower my stress.
After talking to the rep, we came up with a solid morning and evening routine, plus a travel routine. I committed myself to using the products religiously for 45 days. Fast forward 45 days later, two trips, and tons of work related stress, and I’ve never felt better! Details on how I feel traveling are below, but let’s just say I’m falling asleep faster, I’m relaxed in regularly stressful situations, and I feel amazing! Plus, I’m getting a ton of additional work done, which is helping me grow my business.
I’m incredibly thankful for finding Equilibria, and I highly suggest reading through my CBD questions and answers, and setting up a consultation with the brand. It’s free and you won’t regret spending 15 minutes on your wellbeing!
CBD Questions & Answers
So now that you have my life history, let’s hop into some CBD Questions and Answers! These are all questions that were asked on Instagram stories, and I’m excited to share the details.
What’s Your Daily Routine?
1 soft gel + 1/2 dropper with breakfast
1 soft gel before bed
What’s Your Travel Routine?
1 soft gel before I leave the house + 1 full dropper before leaving the house
How did you feel after 45 days?
I felt much less anxious, and travel was less stressful. Overall I felt more calm. With having less worries I fell asleep easier at night.
How do you know what how much to take?
I scheduled a 15 minute dosage consultation before I began using the equilibria CBD products. Life changing consultation!! Book yours HERE.
Does it make you drowsy?
NOT at all. just more relaxed less anxious. I actually saw this quote on the Equilibria site…
“the effect is somehow subtle and substantial, like that warm feeling when you have a few sips of your fave wine”-myeq.com
Is this 0% or low THC?
The Equilibria products are made with 0.3% THC or less, which is federally legal (meaning all 50 states). It is also considered hemp at that stage.
Where do you put the oil?
Great question, because I actually didn’t know this at first! You drop the oil under your tongue and hold as long as possible to let it absorb! My favorite flavor is honey. It tastes so good!
Will it show up on a drug test?
According to the EQ website…
That’s a tough one. Every woman’s body chemistry is different, so we don’t know for sure how your body will metabolize our products.
Think of it like consuming alcohol. If a beer is 5% ABV/Alcohol By Volume (like how our products contain 0.3% THC or less), the amount you consume determines your BAC/Blood Alcohol Level (or in this case, THC level in bloodstream). So the more you ingest at a time, the more likely it will be detected on a test.
Every woman’s body chemistry is different, so we don’t know for sure how your body will metabolize our products.
Worried? Grab an over-the-counter THC test at your local pharmacy to find out for sure.-myeq.com
How long does it take for you to feel the results in regards to anxiety management?
Personally my anxiety is triggered with things like travel and events where i meet lots of new people. Ii took my eq products religiously for about 45 days before traveling and felt significantly less anxious.
I’m usually rushing around to get out the door 2+ hours early and anxious until I sit down on the plane. When I travelled in February to LA I was an hour early, felt super chill and not stressed. this tells me the CBD oil and capsules are helping significantly!
I’m sure everyones bodies are unique and I would suggest scheduling a consultation call.
Do you feel high at all?
It’s impossible to get high off of 0.3% THC or less (hemp stage)! So not at all.
Is it legal everywhere?
YES, in the USA it’s federally (meaning all 50 states) legal. Equilibria owns their own farms, picks their own flowers, creates everything according to the Federal Farm Bill (agricultural Act of 2014). Please keep in mind it is NOT recreational pot. It’s CBD and under the legal .3% THC amount. You will not get high.
Does it make you tired or feel like you have less energy?
direct from site “the effect is somehow subtle and substantial, like that warm feeling after a few sips of your favorite wine” – fave quote from their site
Have you experienced any negative side effects?
I haven’t! I actually went for CBD vs other anxiety medications because it’s natural and there’s virtually no side effects. It’s much safer than a lot of prescriptive drugs (for me personally at least).
Have you put it in your food at all?
I haven’t! I don’t know if you’re supposed to, actually. Plus the Equilibria brand drops taste delicious!