First, I have to ask you, did you take CBD Oil or Oil-Free CBD because there is a huge difference?! Let me be very clear before I go on with all my explanations. CBD is an alternative health option. It is not for everyone. For example, I choose to take CBD for myself for a variety of reasons (as it relates to my health.) After my nephroctomy, I was told I should not take NSAIDs (ie: Advil) so I had to find an alternate option to help alleviate my various symptoms.
Many people choose to take CBD for a variety reasons from relieving stress, anxiety, to aches and pains, to help with sleep and more and they have had great success; otherwise, this industry would not be booming!
However, I am here to talk to YOU, the one who did not have success with CBD, simply because I want to make sure you gave it a real chance and you tried the best possible option. Not just popped a couple of gummies or took CBD for two or three days and said it didn't work.
Again, this is not for everyone and there will be some people who choose to continue with prescription pills as their remedies but there are some of us, whose bodies cannot afford that risk and side effects. I am very aware that: 1) there will be people who perhaps it does not help, for whatever the reason is and 2) there will always be skeptics and haters. That's okay,
My goal is simply to educate what I have learned about CBD and how I have benefited from it, as it relates to my own experience and if I can change someone's life for the better by helping them find alternative health solutions, then I have made a difference!
A few factors to consider about CBD:
- Did you take CBD oil or Oil-free CBD?
- Did it come from a company that has 3rd-party testing?
- Where does the hemp in your CBD come from?
- Are you vaping this CBD?
- How much time did you give yourself taking it?
- Are you taking the right strength for you?
- Marijuana and CBD are not the same (see difference)
- Where did you buy it from (gas station, drug store etc...)
There are also people who just say they rather smoke pot (marijuana.) Well, if you don't already know, CBD and Marijuana are not the same thing. While medicinal marijuana does have health benefits, there are some people who don't want to get high on a daily basis, just healthy!
Also, I have to address vaping. As trendy as vaping became recently, it also became deadly for many. While some people think it's "cooler" to inhale (vape) their CBD oil, the side effects are very detrimental to the human body and especially the lungs. (I have to point out that when most people choose to take CBD, it is not for the trend or to look cool, it is because they are looking for an alternative health option.) Vaping is not good for you because the "byproducts that can be created when the solvents are heated to high temperatures are also dangerous." (Source: Consumer Report)
It can even be as toxic as the carcinogen present in cigarette smoke. So basically, even though it might look trendy and fun to do, vaping is terrible for your lungs and your body in general.
Okay, now to address the issue of whether you have taken CBD oil or Oil-free CBD. Today's most popular CBD brands come from hemp-derived CBD. Hemp-derived CBD is an all-natural botanical extract that comes from the hemp plant, which provides some of the highest concentrations of CBD. There are some challenges with hemp oil because it is lipophilic (meaning oil-based). When it is mixed with water, the oil simply floats on the top. We all know that oil and water do not mix, whether it is CBD oil or the olive oil used in your salad - oil does not mix with water!
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"Since water molecules are packed very tightly, oil molecules cannot incorporate into the water to form a solution. Therefore, the oil floats above the water. This is a challenge when creating oil-based nutrition because nutrient absorption occurs primarily in the intestine. Our intestinal cells are covered in a fine film of water and we know oil and water don’t mix. (Source: BioReigns)
So, given that oil and water don't mix, when you take regular CBD oil that is being sold out there in the market, even if it is a top-notch brand, you are basically wasting your money. Why, you ask? Well because most of the CBD oil you are taking is being excreted! Our bodies absorb only about 5-10%, maybe 20% at most of regular CBD oil and then the rest of it, you literally "pee it out!" I learned this the hard way, after taking CBD oil for two years. As science and technology developed, I did more research and learned more.
In order for CBD to work effectively, it needs to reach the cannabinoid receptors inside your brain and body and in order to do this, the CBD has to get into your bloodstream. This is why taking CBD via the sublingual method with the highest bio-availability is the best!
This is where OIL-FREE CBD comes in. The human body is largely made up of water, starting at birth, with more than half of our body weight being composed of water. So, taking something that is easily absorbed into water would be highly beneficial to our bodies. Hence oil-free CBD, specifically the BioCX properitary formula found in BioReigns CBD. They have developed the only true water-dissolvable CBD complex!
"The CBD and Curcumin complex developed by BioReigns is the best solution to absorb into the human body. Our bodies are made up of approximately 65% water and in order for us to readily absorb materials we need to consume 100% water-based CBD and Curcumin. ( Source: BioReigns)
Water as percentage of body weight in adults:
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Now that you have read about the technology behind the oil-free CBD from BioReigns, I also have to point out that when it comes to CBD, less is more and consistency is key!
I always tell my clients, when it comes to taking CBD, the best recommendation is to "go low and slow" to gauge how your body reacts and increase dosage if need be. This is why it is also important to buy your CBD from someone who knows what they are talking about on this subject. Not just buy a bottle from the gas station or local supermarket/drugstore.
Also note, taking CBD once or twice, even three times may not give you the results you need right away. It may alleviate symptoms for one person but in others, nothing may happen. Everybody's metabolism is different. I can say that for me, CBD has worked by me taking it consistently and over an extended period of time. I knew that it was working for me because I once ran out of my CBD (because I gave my replacement bottle to a friend in need) and within 5 days, I was feeling all of my old symptoms again.
So, if you are willing to try oil-free CBD and give it time to actually make a difference for you, I will be more than happy to help you! Whether you decide on a tincture or gummies or relief lotion, whatever you choose, I am here to help you choose better days!