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Now, one of my concerns about using CBD products was the taste. I’ve experienced hemp flavouring before and can safely say that earthy, grassy sensation was not for me. And this leads us nicely to what I feel is one of CBDDirect2U’s biggest assets: the taste. The company are reputable for producing a wide variety of flavours in their products, and even though I knew this ahead of time, I was indescribably pleasantly surprised by my first taste of the Mixed Berry Oil. It wasn’t only tolerable as I was expecting… it tasted and smelled really, really good. Almost like liquidised sweeties. And believe me, that’s high praise indeed coming from one of the fussiest humans on the planet. I had no problem at all with holding and then swallowing the one small droplet I placed under my tongue for the desired time, and then moving on with my day.
What were my hopes and expectations?
Based in the North West of England and made up of scientists, nutritionists and even a former GP, CBDDirect2U is a trusted brand that delivers on taste. They provide a wealth of information on their website, and proactively encourage potential consumers to do their research and make informed decisions on whether their products will suit them as individuals. And what sealed the deal for me was that they weren’t looking for me to push a hard-sell of their products in this post: instead, they invited me to document my honest and authentic first experiences with CBD. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
As such, my first step in this process, as recommended by the brand due to my condition and existing medication, was to consult a medical professional. Luckily, I have a really good relationship with my GP: she’s seen me struggle over the years and has always approached my condition with an openness to my own thoughts and experiences on how I should be managing it.
To use this product, 1-3 droplets are to be placed under the tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. This approach offers the fastest method of absorption, and appealed to me far more than a tablet format would have done: the last thing I need is to be adding any more of those bad boys to my daily cocktail.
If you can in any way relate to my experiences and you’re opening to trialling some new approaches, I would wholeheartedly recommend doing some research into CBD and whether it could be worthwhile for you. Carefully consider your circumstances, and always talk to a medical professional first. If you do feel ready to explore this approach further, CBDDirect2U is ready and waiting to support you along your way.
However, some states and municipalities have passed laws specifically banning hemp products or CBD. Technically, federal law overrides state law. That doesn’t mean, though, that your state or town will automatically stop making arrests and pressing charges under its CBD laws.
Third, we’re currently struggling with an opioid addiction and overdose epidemic in the U.S. Several studies have shown that when a state legalizes marijuana, either medicinally or recreationally, the number of opioid prescriptions drops. That’s good news for doctors looking for safer pain treatments, for law enforcement agencies struggling to control the tide of illegal use, and for lawmakers trying to find solutions.
Another possible deterrent for people considering this treatment is that CBD oil—which comes from hemp—gets wrapped up in the controversy over medical marijuana. That may make some people hesitant to try it. Additionally, it’s been hard to find a straight answer about whether it’s legal, but that concern should be going away soon.
Is It Legal?
Meredith Bull, ND, is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a private practice in Los Angeles. She helped co-author the first integrative geriatrics textbook, "Integrative Geriatric Medicine."
Hill KP, Saxon AJ. The role of cannabis legalization in the opioid crisis. JAMA internal medicine. 2018 May 1;178(5):679-680. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0254.
The immune system effects will be especially important for ME/CFS, which is believed to involve a chronically overactive immune system.
Anyone who’s studied ME/CFS for very long will not be shocked to hear that, so far, we don’t have any research done on CBD oil as a treatment for this disease. That doesn’t mean we don’t know anything, though.
Hemp oil is not the same as cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant whereas hemp oil comes from just the seeds. We use a combination of both in all of our formulas.
Eco Lips’ CBD ME products are made with sustainably grown CBD, cold-pressed, organic hemp seed oil, and Fair Trade Certified™, organic coconut oil & cocoa butter wonderful for skin care applications.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) plant. It helps to improve skin at the cellular level through the endocannabinoid system. Vitamins A and D, naturally present in CBD, protect your skin from environmental pollutants and free radicals.