CBD FOR PERIOD PAIN

Can CBD be used for period pain? It’s fitting that today is the first day of my period, for this review to go up (TMI? Get over it, it’s a natural function of the female body). Typically the last few days I would have been in extreme pain and discomfort. After decades trying different over the counter meds, increasing water intake, diet changes, working out, I’ve found CBD to work the best with the least risk, effort, and/or side effects (at least for me).
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CBD FOR PERIOD PAIN

Thanks to Humboldt Apothecary for creating this tincture and my first intro to CBD.For the longest time I was very judgmental about CBD use. Because of all the things I had learned about marijuana growing up, CBD to me was bad.
Due to my health history, I wanted to detoxify my life as much as possible. I started with my household cleaners, moved into skincare and makeup, and it was only a matter of time that I wanted more natural options to manage pain and anxiety.
After a lot of convincing,  I decided to finally give it a try. I paid a visit to Med Men in West Hollywood because it was the least intimidating dispensary, feeling more like an Apple store than buying pot. Still a little bias at this point.
I decided to start with a tincture. I was already taking essential oils, so this felt similar. It was easy to use and fast acting. Most important? It worked at reliving pain and other discomforts during that time of the month. At the time I knew nothing about Humboldt Apothecary, but since then am proud to support a female created and run small business. Check out their story HERE.
It's been a few months now and the tincture alone has made such an improvement in my life. My period is no longer a burden and I don't have to stay home because I don't feel well.

MICRODOSE

After finding how beneficial CBD for period pain was, I decided to venture into other products to help with my anxiety and depression.
The last month I’ve been micro dosing a few days a week to help with my anxiety by using a vape pen from Dosist. For someone who poo poo's smoking of any kind, this was a very far stretch for me. I'm such a non smoker that I had to be taught how to use the vape pen step by step (multiple times). My moods and thoughts were getting the best of me and I really did not want to take prescriptive for it, but I was also severly affected and it was holding me back. I had to try something. At first I wasn't sure if it was working, but Chris noticed a huge change. Not in personality, but just in mood. I would still feel a bit down and get upset, but it was much more manageable. My emotions were all there, I was just able to recognize it and move on. It's hard to describe, but it was much better than feeling numb or like I was falling down this well with no way out.
On top of all the mood balancing benefits, to my surprise my period completely caught me off guard! This is the first time in over 20 years since having a period where I did not experience any physical discomfort or cramping. In fact my period is not at all affecting me right now! Woohoo!

WHERE CAN YOU FIND CBD?

Unfortunately the products I've mentioned thus far are not available nationwide. You'll need to visit a dispensary to purchase any marijuiana derived CBD products. Depending on the state you live in, you may need a prescription, license, or it may be completely illegal.  Good news is that hemp derived CBD  with less than 0.3% of THC is legal in all 50 states and you do not need any license or prescription to purchase. Make sure to look for FULL SPECTRUM HEMP DERIVED CBD. 

Chris and I have been researching the best quality products to buy and we've actually decided to open up a curated self-care shop! I've always wanted a small boutique of Indy brands created by women. After hearing the feedback from Instagram, we thought we'd start with CBD products. We'll also be caring non CBD products that we love, but align with our values. We want The Art of Care to be a highly curated place to shop all things self-care. Working hard at getting the website up and picking up inventory, but follow us on INSTAGRAM for up to the minute updates.

xoxo

Serein

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BENEFITS OF CBD (hemp derived)

There are two types of CBD. One is derived from marijuana and the second from hemp. The products I talk about above are marijuana derived. I live in California where it is legal. Now hemp derived CBD is legal in all 50 United States because there is very little THC (the psychoactive property that would cause a high/ euphoric feeling).  You can still receive the therapeutic benefits of CBD if you look for full spectrum hemp derived CBD.

Here are some of the benefits of full spectrum hemp derived CBD:

  • A natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
  • Known to reduce anxiety.
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9 Comments

  1. Mona_love
    September 9, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Hi Serein….Looks like you’ve been up to alot since ive been away. I’ve been going through a rough time with my anxiety and depression for months now. Reading this article has peaked my curiosity about the effects of CBD. I think it’s great you and Chris have a shop and use the products yourselves. I know I can trust anything that you use and recommend. If I decide to give CBD a try, I will purchase from The Art of Care. Congrats on everything you have been achieving lately, time for me to catch up. Keep up the good work.

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      September 22, 2018 / 10:06 am

      Hi Mona, I really hope things get easier for you soon. Depression is a journey, take the time you need to care for yourself. Thanks for stopping by.

      xoxo
      Serein

  2. Joelle (jo_v80)
    July 29, 2018 / 8:51 am

    Nice !!! Congrats on the shop !

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      July 30, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much Joelle!
      xoxo
      Serein

  3. Aurica
    July 28, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    It’s a great idea! I’m sure many followers would be grateful to have this shop! Good luck! 🙂

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      July 30, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much Aurica
      xoxo
      Serein

  4. Ashley Turpen
    July 28, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    WHAT OMG WHAT! Im so happy for you guys this is so exciting!!! Congratulations on your business venture. I can’t wait!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    I’m still excited!!! Ahhhh💋💋💋

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      July 28, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      aw thank you so much Ashley for the incredible support! We cannot wait to get the site functional so we can share all the products we love and continue to support other small businesses.

      xoxo
      Serein

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