What exactly is cannabidiol (CBD) and more importantly, what does it do?
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned”.
I am a healthy 70 year old female who has been in healthcare for over 40 years, so I’m not unfamiliar with therapeutic remedies for a myriad of maladies. About five years ago, I started experiencing a gradual onset of arthritic discomfort that over the years turned into constant pain. I would wake up in the morning with stiffness and joint discomfort that limited my ability to perform activities of daily living. In addition, most any activity would only exacerbate my pain and discomfort. I use to walk about 2 miles 4-5X a week, bike, swim, etc, but all that had to come to a screeching halt. To relieve the discomfort I tried several over the counter medications. Then, I tried a Hemp product under another label, including the gummies, but to no avail, so I discontinued use. However, I wanted to give it one more try and discovered 1000mg Full Spectrum Alternative Hemp Oil, but I requested and received a Certificate of ingredients before I began using this product. It was night and day. After using this product for about 7-10 days, I started to feel relief. In about 2-3 weeks, I became asymptomatic. I have now been using Alternative Hemp Oil faithfully for about four months, and will continue indefinitely. I have no side effects in spite of taking other medications, and yes, I’m back to being active again!
As an aside, based on my research, I also know this product is used for depression, anxiety, PTSD, peripheral neuropathy, migraines, seizures, etc.
Dosing…… I was instructed by the physician to put about 1/3-1/2 dropper under my tongue about an hour before I go to bed. I leave the oil set for about 8-10 minutes, swallow with water, and done. Now, I agree, not everyone may take the same dosage; it comes in 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg and 3000mg, but I have not had the need to increase the amount or milligrams. Definitely exceeded expectations, and I wholeheartedly recommend this product.
At the beginning Jan. 2019 my wife, who suffers from chronic anxiety and dementia, had an “out of control” incident that brought the problem to a new level. I called my Primary Care Physician, explained the situation and was told to come in ASAP. After he spoke to us he asked if we would object to using CBD oil, that it could help with the anxiety (she already takes medication for it) and would be better than adding an additional pharmaceutical if it worked. At the same time I inquired about using CBD oil for my arthritis, and was told there was a very good chance that it would help. We both tried a 30 day supply of 500 mgs. At the end of the 30 days we increased to 750 mg and the results were even better.
Over a period of 5 months we gradually increased the dose to 1,500 mg and after several weeks .while my wife still has both of her problems, the intensity dropped dramatically. On the other hand, my ability to cope with it also increased. As for my arthritis, it is almost “what arthritis?”. I had major back surgery in 2012 and the CBD even helped alleviate almost all of the lingering side effects. At this point in time we seem to have reached the level of maximum effectiveness and I could not be
happier that we started the process.