Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation.

A survey conducted in 2017 revealed that 40% of CBD users found the substance to be much more effective for relieving medical conditions such as anxiety, compared to other medications. The Permanente Journal‘s published study on ‘Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep’ also found that 79% of participants had seen a decrease in their anxiety within the first month of using CBD.

As somebody who struggles with anxiety myself, when HighKind got in contact to ask if I would like to review their CBD oil, I jumped at the opportunity. I’d never considered using CBD oil for anxiety before, nor did I truly realise it was an option. HighKind is a family run business founded with strong belief and trust in the healing powers of mother nature. The company is UK-based and a trustworthy place to purchase legal, high quality and 100% natural CBD products.

I chose a bottle of their CBD oil from the Focus range which was a 10ml 5% bottle. The product came packaged securely and discreetly (although discretion isn’t a cause for concern as the product is completely legal in the UK). Focus is and always has been a struggle for me and procrastination the temptation when deadlines are looming!

HighKind’s Focus range is designed to help you feel ‘Sharp’, ‘Attentive’, and ‘Motivated’. I saw a difference in myself when I had taken the product compared with when I hadn’t. I trialled this especially on days when I felt a lot of anxiety as this is when my productivity levels tend to decrease and I certainly found it to be beneficial. I felt much more motivated to get on with chores and work that needed to be done and felt slightly calmer than I did prior to taking the oil. I used the bottle over the course of three weeks whenever I felt a drop in my productivity or a peak in anxiety.

The taste of the product was difficult for me to adjust to and it was the only minor negative element I have to report on my experience. Other than that, I found the oil to fill my needs and most importantly, to boost my mental clarity and focus. There are several other choice profiles available for the oral oil range as well as CBD vape pen kits and more. Thank you to HighKind for gifting this CBD oil to myself, I enjoyed experiencing something completely different.

Ciao for now x

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Wellbeing writer, host for The Inspired Narrative podcast and mental health support worker.

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