*This blog post is sponsored by Eaton Hemp CBD
NOTE: persons must be of legal age in their region to try CBD. This is not personalized medical advice – it’s always best to check with a health care practitioner before taking CBD.
Hi friends! I’m so excited to be writing this blog post now that I’ve officially been taking Eaton Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Oil for 1 month! I’ve been noticing some amazing, yet subtle changes, to the way I’m feeling and so I’m super excited to share them with you!
In this blog post, I’m also going to go over some of the most frequently asked questions I’ve been getting since starting my trial! You can find the answer’s to the FAQ’s I’ve been receiving below!
Finally, before I get into it, I want to say a HUGE THANKS to all of you who have joined me in starting to take CBD! It’s been so great to hear from you and be on this journey together! For anyone who wants to join in on the fun, be sure to use “MEG20” for 20% off your CBD purchase from Eaton Hemp! If you want to know more about some of the amazing potential benefits of taking it (including how powerful it can be for anxiety), be sure to read my previous blog post here.
Alright, so now on to what I’ve been noticing…
2 Things I’ve Noticed from Taking CBD For 1 Month:
- I’ve been sleeping better than I ever have before (at least within the last 7+ years)! Not sure if this is a coincidence or not, but I seriously have been having incredibly solid, uninterrupted sleeps! I used to find myself very regularly waking up anywhere between 3:30am and 4:00am and NEVER being able to fall back to sleep – however this past month that’s happened so minimally! On average now I’ve been getting up anywhere between 5:30 and 7am! Best of all, I feel so rested when I wake up and have this sensation that my body has been deeply healing itself throughout the night! It’s been amazing and truly life changing to be sleeping so well!
- I notice it bringing about a sense of calm in my mind. In fact, once I made this connection, I started to take it around stressful events. For example, I took it prior to doing a presentation at a virtual retreat I was nervous about speaking at, and I felt much calmer heading into my talk. I also took it before the last workshop I hosted, which helped to create a sense of ease within my mind and an ability to better articulate what I wanted to say. Lately, with the grocery stores being rather stressful, I’ve been taking it before my shopping trips to help keep me calm amongst the general heightened anxiety one can easily pick up on these days.
Being only 30 days into my 90 day trial, I’m so excited to see what I continue to experience over these next 2 months! I’m especially curious to see if it helps to support me with menstrual challenges such as cramps, bloating, or other PMS symptoms I often experience such as hormone induced anxiety and moodiness. Will be sure to keep you posted on this 🙂
Now on to the FAQ’s…
FAQ’s I’ve Received About Eaton Hemp CBD
Q: “Will I get high from taking it?”
A: No! Eaton Hemp will not get you high! It’s important to know that Eaton Hemp is a “full spectrum CBD” (as opposed to broad spectrum) which means that it contains the full profile of cannabinoids and terpenes just as nature intended it (more on this below). Eaton’s full-spectrum oil has no discernable amount of THC (less than 0.3%). The amount of THC present in their oil is not large enough to achieve any kind of high, at the recommended dosages.
Q: “How do I take it?”
A: I like to use the dropper to squeeze the oil out under my tongue. I let it sit for 60-90 seconds, before swallowing with a sip of water to wash it down. I had one person tell me it tastes like swallowing a whole bag of hemp hearts (haha) but you really get used to the taste as time goes on!
Q: “How much should I take?”
A: My friends at Eaton like to recommend ‘start low and go slow.’ For anyone who is brand new to CBD they recommend starting with a half dropper once a day. It’s also important to listen to your body. If you are hypersensitive you can start with as little as a 1/4 dropper. Just start slowly and evaluate after a week, adjusting as needed.
Although I was brand new to taking CBD, I’ve had a lot of experience with other hemp and cannabis products before, so I started off with a full dropper and noticed no adverse side effects what so ever from doing so!
Q: “When is best to take it?”
A: This is completely individualized and up to you! I’ve been continuing to experiment with which time of day works best for me, ranging from morning to before bed. Lately I’ve been taking it prior to the most “stressful” part of my day (aka an important meeting, a virtual presentation, or as I mentioned, a trip to the grocery store).
Q: “Why does some CBD oil contain 0% THC but Eaton Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Oil Contain up to 0.3%?
A: The CBD oils on the market that contain 0% CBD are considered “Broad Spectrum” (as opposed to “Full Spectrum”) and therefore they filter out some of the terpenes and cannabinoids to ensure there is 0% THC. Although full-spectrum oil has no discernable amount of THC (less than 0.3%), broad spectrum ensures that the amount is zero. For some this might bring about peace of mind, however it’s important to know that in filtering out all the THC to 0%, you will be removing some of the terpenes and cannabinoids that have a potent synergistic effect to work aside the CBD in order to get max benefits from it.
A great analogy the folks at Eaton explained to me is that opting for “full spectrum CBD” is like eating a fresh peeled orange which contains all the naturally occurring vitamins and fibres working in unison to benefit your body. On the other hand, opting for “broad spectrum” is like swallowing a vitamin C pill instead of eating the full orange (where you’d get many other important nutritional benefits). As a whole foods based nutritionist, this certainly resonated and made me understand the power of taking “full spectrum” in order to receive maximal benefits!
Alright, that’s all from me about CBD today! Be sure to stay tuned on my journey as I update you on how month 2 goes! As I mentioned, for anyone who is curious to try out Eaton Hemp – be sure to use “MEG20″ for 20% off your order (this includes all of Eaton’s CBD products along with their hemp hearts and hemp seeds)!
NOTE: you should consult your doctor or registered health care professional if you do intend to take CBD oil.