Given the current pandemic and the over-abundance of free time that came with it, I decided that it was time to focus on managing my mental and physical wellness the best way I can. I have let my nervous thoughts plague my mind for way too long.
A balanced diet and steady exercise have proven to be the most influential changes I have recently made in my life — this should come as no surprise. However, my mental health still needs some attention of its own.
I have never directly addressed all of the anxiety I have dealt with. I always viewed it as a side effect of my life and all the things I would do — college, work, family, city life, and so on. It never occurred to me that while I had no control over what happened in my life, I could control how I reacted to it.
That’s when I realized how CBD could benefit me. CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis which is commonly used to help with anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. With cannabis being such a fast-growing industry, the market has become flooded with thousands of companies setting their sights on selling CBD products.
Seabedee has stood out the most to me among other companies because of their clean ingredients and incredible selection of CBD wellness products. This small business was built from two childhood friends who were inspired by the positive impacts CBD was having on their loved ones. All of their products — which include, oils, edibles, lotions, bath bombs, and even dog treats — are made with CBD extracted from organic, U.S. grown hemp.
Their CBD Calming Blend seemed to be just the medicine that I needed. It contains 500mg of full spectrum CBD infused with limonene and linalool, which are terpenes from the hemp plant. These terpenes paired with CBD have been found in studies to have a potent stress relieving effect.
In addition to a dropper with clear measurements, a dosage chart was included to ensure you’re able to find the perfect dose. I was ecstatic to see this, especially as a CBD newbie — doing tons of research on dosing was avoided, which, of course, also helped alleviate some anxiety before I even tried it!
I filled the dropper with .5ml, dropped it under my tongue, let it sit for 30 seconds and swallowed. I was immediately welcomed by the vibrant and calming taste of the terpenes — limonene provides a lemony, citrus-like flavor, while linalool is more floral. It smoothly went down and smoothly coated my tongue and throat. It couldn’t be easier to take (and actually enjoy!) this CBD blend.
My anxiety was nearing an all-time high at the time I took the CBD — I had just finished a four-hour-long job search, and after finding only less than five jobs that I was qualified for, I was feeling rather anxious about never making money again (you know — pandemic probs). So, I was really counting on this CBD to quell my nerves.
After about 30 minutes, I felt a slow rush of inner warmth and peace begin to kick in. It was nothing psychoactive, but I could definitely feel the CBD beginning to respond to my ailments. After an hour this calm was fully in effect, and lasted through most of the day. I felt my focus on my chores increase, and my worry over the little things decrease.
Life is all about maintaining a harmonious balance. I’m not perfect with eating healthy and getting exercise in every day, but starting a CBD routine seems like something I can accomplish. Seabedee luckily has products for the whole body, which makes choosing the products I need even easier.
Join me on this journey into the wonders of CBD. Are you new to using CBD products, too? If you’re a seasoned user, how has CBD most benefitted your life so far? I’d love to hear your stories.