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CBD Oil – The All Natural Remedy We’ve Been Looking For?

When I was asked to review CW Botanicals’ Charlotte’s WebTM proprietary hemp cannabinoid products I was torn. I’m incredibly interested in the topic, as I do believe strongly in the natural healing power of plants. Yet, I knew I didn’t have the time to commit to the research it would required. This made it the PERFECT time to launch the new contributor model!

You’ve heard me mention Caitlin from Fitgevity in the past, she’s a good friend of mine and her bio info is below as well and now she is the first official EDBS contributor and she’s here today to share her experience reviewing and testing out the CBD Oil. For at least the next few months, you can look forward to a team of outstanding, original, creative and incredibly talented experts popping in and sharing their voices two times per week. I’ll still be here opening and closing each week, and I am so excited to share new ideas, insight and expertise beyond my wheel house! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Without further ado…

CBD Oil – The All Natural Remedy We’ve Been Looking For?

I must say that I was pretty excited for an opportunity to try out CW Botanicals’ Charlotte’s WebTM proprietary hemp cannabinoid products. Between the countless stories recalling how hemp products have helped hundreds of people battling with various disorders, along with the controversy and lack of understanding in this area, I couldn’t wait to test CW Botanicals’ CBD oil.

As someone who is always curious to learn more about all natural healing methods in addition to suffering from a variety of issues that CBD supposedly helps relieve, I couldn’t wait to start researching and trying out CBD for myself. I was also interested to find out that CW Botanicals products are now available everywhere and can be shipped to all 50 states.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis, and is known for its variety of medical uses. However, it is also important to note that CBD is non-euphoric and non-intoxicating. CBD is considered an all natural hemp product.

Hemp products have been shown to help reduce symptoms for a variety of disorders, some of which we’ll talk about below. It’s amazing how an all natural product can provide relief for so many conditions.So what are the health benefits of cannabidiol or CBD?

Health Benefits of Cannabidiol

CBD can benefit a variety of people ranging from those suffering from epilepsy to those who are simply looking for a supplement that will promote a balanced lifestyle. CBD is high in Omega fatty acids, which are great for increased cognitive functioning among other benefits, in addition to acting as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and natural pain reliever.

It’s amazing how much research has been conducted about CBD as well as the positive results experienced by using CBD on a regular basis. Just a few of the conditions that CBD helps to relieve are: muscle and joint aches, anxiety, headaches, seizures, PTSD, sleep disorders, and the list goes on.

Take those who suffer from clinically diagnosed social anxiety disorder, or SAD, for example. One study showed that CBD can significantly reduce anxiety in those diagnosed with SAD. In addition, the study showed that the behavioral response is “associated with changes in the functional activity of brain areas implicated in the processing of anxiety”. Lastly, CBD was shown to reduce anticipatory anxiety when it comes to social situations. All in all, this means pretty good things for those suffering from social anxiety. After learning all of this I couldn’t wait to see how cannabidiol affected me!

My Experiences Using CBD

Like I mentioned above, I was pretty excited to start using CBD since I deal with a variety of issues that cannabidiol is supposed to help relieve. This includes joint pain in my hips and knees from years of dancing, and difficulty sleeping.

When I first got the bottle I was a bit surprised to read that the oil was chocolate mint flavored, and initially had a reaction of “this might be gross”. So instead of trying the CBD oil alone, I tried mixing it into protein shakes, coffee, and other concoctions. Finally, I decided to take the oil as a shooter with water, and guess what? It wasn’t bad! In fact, taking CBD oil with water was the most enjoyable method. Plus it’s much easier to take which means we’re more likely to actually use CBD oil.

CBD Oil and Water

I’m am now on my third week of taking CBD three times per day, and call me crazy, but I’ve been noticing a difference!

First, I’ve been dealing with joint issues for a while. If I run longer than one and a half miles without stopping my right knee eventually cramps up followed by 3-4 days of pain. I was a bit interested to notice that after running a 5k not too long ago, without taking walking breaks, that while my knee did cramp up during the race I didn’t experience pain for days after. I noted feeling pain the following day, but was back to running two days later.


Second, I’m a terrible sleeper. I usually lay awake for a decent period of time before being able to fall asleep. Once I’m asleep I usually wake a few times throughout the night. However, I just noticed that my sleep quality is improving! I have actually been falling asleep in a reasonable period of time and staying asleep, which is absolutely amazing.

Lastly, I feel like my mental functioning has been more on point lately, which could be due to increased sleep. I’m someone who has a hard time focusing; just call me Dory from Finding Nemo. In the past week I’ve noticed a calming in my mind along with more focus.


Now, I can’t say without a doubt that these improvements were a result of taking CBD oil, but I feel like it has to be more than just coincidence.


All in all I have had a great experience using CW Botanicals’ cannabidiol oil. Between the taste and results from using CBD I have been very pleased. I also look forward to testing out the effects of CBD oil as time goes on.If you are interested in trying out CBD oil, and/or reading more research, make sure to check out CW Botanicals’ popular products on their or find them on Facebook or Twitter!

Notes from CW Botanicals

Most people don’t know that in 2003 the US Government patented Cannabinoids as Neuro-Protectants and Anti-Oxidents.  This is evidence of the potential power in the use of products derived from the Cannabis plant, such as CBD-Rich Hemp.

CW Botanicals is the only hemp oil derived exclusively from the proprietary CBD-Rich Charlotte’s Web™ hemp. CW Botanicals is the exclusive provider of premium Charlotte’s Web™ products made from our proprietary hemp genetics, grown internationally as well as in Colorado. Our products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CW Botanicals. The opinions and text are all mine.

Meet your contributor!

Caitlin Higgins, EDBS Blog Manager

EDBS blog manager, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, traveler, writer, doggy momma, dancer, and lover of life.

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