My son, who has been living with stage IV cancer for 3+ years now, has long recommended CBD oil for my aches and pains and poor sleep.
(Hahaha...only because I pushed back on the medical marijuana (for which I am eligible due to my glaucoma) that he HIGHLY recommends for what ails us.
He uses CBD oil every morning so he can go to work clear-headed (still working about 35 hours a week except for chemo weeks, when he might do 25), MMJ in the evenings for pain and relaxation, supplementing with more CBD oil at bed time to relieve anxiety and help him sleep.
So I have been experimenting with the oil for about 3-4 months now and find it helps me a lot.
I researched and found the two most reliable brands I wanted to use and bought it at a reputable health food store a few towns over.
I started with the minimal dosage, 7mg, morning a night, then went up to 17 to see if I would get even more benefit.
Now I take 17 in the morning and 35 at night.
I bought the balm but did not feel any effect at all.
The results were just amazing...no more knee pain (a recent issue) and almost no more hip pain (have suffered with bilateral hip bursitis for ten years)...even my plantar fasciitis seems to be 95% gone, although that had diminished a lot in the previous months with yet one more round of physical therapy and those iontopherisis treatments.
And....I am sleeping SO well!
Probably the lack of pain is helping but I went from 15-20-30 restless periods a night and 2-3 awakenings (according to my Fitbit) to 5-6 restless and often one or even zero times awake.
I find I do not need to spend so many hours in bed to get enough sleep as I used to.
Now I am in bed 8-9 hours and wake up early and so refreshed.
So, I was disappointed to watch the Sanja Gupta special report on CNN last night about CBD.
I respect him as a medical journalist but the show did seem a little sensationalist.
He started out reviewing a show he did on CBD six years ago and the miraculous results that one family had giving it in high doses to their six year old daughter with severe epilepsy who was having hundreds of seizures every day that were damaging her brain.
Now Charlotte (after whom the oil Charlotte’s Web is named) is 12 years old and has few seizures, although the brain damage is still there.
Then he focused on another family who did not have the desired effect with their similarly affected daughter.
Implying it’s a 50-50 chance that it will work...not!
He also interviewed a few scientists who mostly are concerned that there is no regulation of the product and few if any reputable studies of the effect.
Also interviewed a young man who, along with a few others, bought some fake CBD oil at a convenience store and vaped it and had a severe reaction to it.
So...do your research, buy the good stuff and don’t be afraid to give it a try.
Btw...it’s not cheap but it is less than what I was paying for PT most of the last six months!
I have been using Charlotte’s Web but am now trying Lazarus Oil as it is a bit cheaper.
They both taste pretty nasty but I put a bit of PB on a spoon with the oil to mask that yuck.
You can also buy capsules but they are a bit pricier.
Message me if u have any questions.
here’s my dear man, my grandson and my son at the last Red Sox game of the year yesterday.