A Crash Course on CBD Oil, Part 2

A Crash Course on CBD Oil, Part 2
Editor's note: Part two in a series on CBD oil. Read the first part here. In the first column of a CBD oil series, I discussed what CBD oil is, the different forms it comes in and the scams that exist online. Now it’s time to look at some of the different brands available and the discounts they offer. I’ll also go over how to figure out proper dosing. So many brands exist that finding the right one can be quite a daunting task. Look for a reputable company that has high-quality products. Seek out companies that provide transparency, such as batch test results. You may come across a few brands that tout the best product, but do your homework. Check with sites like All CBD Oil Benefits and CBD Oil Users for reviews. Join one of the many CBD oil groups on Facebook to see what other members are using. One thing to keep in mind is that people who sell CBD oil are also in those groups and they may try to friend you just to make a sale. Mostly these are MLMs (multi-level marketing companies) and need to be vetted properly so you don’t end up with substandard products or, even worse, scammed! I’ve tried a few brands, but the first high-quality CBD oil I used was Bluebird Botanicals. It offers capsules, tinctures, pet products, hemp clothing and vape oil. The oil is vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free. I bought the sample pack and wasn’t disappointed. The company has three kinds of tinctures, so this is a wonderful way to figure out which one is best for you. Please see the website for information about assistance programs for disabled and low-income customers and veterans. Bluebird also gives a 20 percent discount to new customers with the code firsttime. I was given the opportunity to try Every Day Optimal and jumped at the chance. This oil is non-GMO,
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  1. Wow, what an amazing review! We are so glad our CBD oil products are helping you Carrie! Thank you for your efforts in spreading awareness about CBD! It is such a beneficial product for so many ailments, we want everyone to give it a try!

  2. Chris says:

    I’m curious if anyone has used CBD oil while taking Gabapentin. I’ve found that so many herbal supplements interact negatively with Gabapentin (for me). I’d appreciate any comments from folks who have used CBD oil while taking Gabapentin and what the results were.

    • Carrie Anton says:

      I used it while on Gabapentin and it didn’t work as well as it has now that I no longer take it. I didn’t have any negative side effects but I didn’t get as much of a benefit from it as I do now. It did really help the anxiety and depression I had while going off the Gabby though. I took my last Gabby 2 weeks ago and I feel so much better without it. Now CBD oil is all I use for pain.

    • Nick says:

      I actually had some seriously negative side-effects related to this combo just a few months ago. I was taking gabapentin for a pinched nerve in my upper back/neck and one day I decided to give CBD a shot with my meds. Hemp Bombs CBD Capsules mixed with my 400mg Gabys caused me to have extreme anxiety attacks every single time I took them together. Be careful out there.

  3. Allison Cox says:

    When all else fails, CBD oil (manufactured locally in WA state) has been the only thing I can use to stop pain without causing me other negative side effects. It allows me to continue to walk my dogs, swim and garden. Alcohol could kill the pain but also could exacerbate the symptoms over time and is obviously not a healthy choice. Making a complete diet change to mostly vegan and cutting out citrus, nightshade veggies, soy, corn, & sugar is the only thing that has helped me even more than CBD oil.

  4. Nathalie says:

    How to sensibly buy LEGAL cbd oil? Because I got a letter saying customs has confiscated my package two times already and I’m pissed.

  5. dean fields says:

    hemperialcbd.com is a great site to get quality lab tested affordable CBD! CBD has helped me and my family in many many ways! i would 100% recommend to anyone!

  6. James Reed says:

    Great write up. As somebody who has seen first hand the effects that fibromyalgia can have on my friends, it’s really amazing seeing what CBD oil can do to mitigate these ailments.

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