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cbd and me

During our telephone consultation, my GP supported my intentions of trying CBD, but urged me to take care given the fact I was already taking prescribed medications. She explained how CBD can alter the metabolising process of each of the medications I was on, and how each pose various levels of risk. Fortunately, most of my medications posed an acceptable risk, with the only likely consequences being that they could stay in my system for longer and have more of a noticeable impact on me: a risk I accepted given I was only on small doses of each to start with. Quite frankly, anything that could help my sleep medications affect me more significantly would be a blessing. Only my seasonal allergy tablet posed a high risk, and so my GP and I made the decision to deter trialling the product until I could suitably cease taking this antihistamine for the year.

Since that one small droplet on that first day, I’ve slowly and carefully increased my dosage in line with what I felt worked best for me. During my first three days with one droplet once or twice a day, there were no noticeable effects. However, when I moved up to two droplets once or twice a day, I did begin to experience some subtle changes.

CBD Direct2U let me choose a product from their website, and on their recommendation, I opted for the Pure 10% CBD Oil in the flavour Mixed Berry. The product arrived in small and sleek packaging, bundled in protective materials to ensure it arrived in peak condition.

What were my hopes and expectations?

At the time of writing, I left the house yesterday. I had one of those days where I knowingly ‘overdid it’. I pushed myself past my limits, and on cue, the suffering and payback began. My muscles were deeply aching, and my limbs felt like lead, even before the dreaded post-exertional malaise fully took hold. However, by taking two drops of CBD Oil in the evening, and two drops this morning, I cannot deny that in my opinion, my usual pain has been lessened. The fact that I’m sitting here writing this, the day after leaving the house and pushing myself too far, is a testament to that. The pain is still here and still debilitating, but from past experience I know the weight of this is once again less cumbersome than it otherwise would have been. It’s important to make clear that I cannot make any medical claims about the product, but for me, that was all the validation I needed to know that CBD Oil is worth trying. Even for the one function of pain relief, I personally believe it’s worth it.

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.

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.

Like many people in the chronic illness community, I’ve been following the increasing popularity of CBD Oil in the UK with interest. Although there hasn’t yet been a great deal of research studies examining the clinical impact of CBD over the long-term, time and time again I’ve heard glowing recommendations of how this natural and non-invasive approach has transformed people’s quality of life for the better.

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