"Do you take CBD for anxiety and sleep? Does it really work?" That's the question I have been getting a lot when sharing the Equilibria CBD drops I take. If you’re looking to try CBD oil but don’t know where to start, I am here to answers some of your questions, share my Equilibria CBD review: including the reasons I take CBD oil and seven tips to find the best CBD oil on the market.
I first learned about CBD through Leif’s daughter, who is diagnosed with epilepsy and uses CBD as one of several treatments. Before understanding the purposes and effects of CBD, I think like many other people, I wasn’t really sure what it was. I thought that it was something that would get you high or it was just another kind of marijuana. But cannabidiol is not weed. Well, not exactly—cannabidiol, a.k.a. hemp oil, is just one component that makes up marijuana. The other component, the part that makes you “high,” is THC.
The Cannabis Sativa plant is bred and grown in two different ways:
As CBD became more popular, I kept hearing great things about it from friends and family and decided to look further into it. As you guys know, I like to dive in and do my research before introducing any substances to my body and sharing it with all of you. I’ve never experienced extreme or crippling anxiety, but because of the many projects I juggle from day to day, I do struggle with feeling overwhelmed and the fear of falling behind. Sometimes my mind races and keeps me up at night. Because of that, I deal with being tired throughout the day. And that can make me just more worried about falling behind. From looking into CBD more, it seemed like a great alternative to prescription medication when it comes to dealing with these types of feelings and sleeping problems. So I thought I’d share some of the things I learned while researching:
I started doing my research before to find a natural yet effective solution to my sleeping problems and came across CBD oil for anxiety and sleep.
Based on the research I've done, there has been a small but growing group of studies which shares that CBD has helped some people to positively manage pain, anxiety, and sleep. A study in 2019 used CBD to treat people who were struggling with anxiety and sleep. Almost 80% of people’s anxiety improved, and almost 70% reported improved sleep in the first month, but the results for sleep varied over time.
I decided to try CBD for anxiety since my mom struggles with anxiety and for myself who struggles with sleep and managing stress...
Because of the popularity of CBD, there are so many different tinctures and oils on the market. But not all are created equal! They aren't currently regulated by FDA so I made sure to do my research. If you need help, below are seven things to look for when shopping for the best CBD oil and why I chose Equilibria (EQ).
EQ is GMO, solvent, heavy metals, pesticide, and herbicide-free! The hemp is sourced from a 1,100-acre Colorado partner farm.
EQ plant is hand-harvested and the oil is carefully extracted from flowers only—the purest source of cannabinoids. They never use stalks, stems, seeds, or isolates.
It’s likely that you have come across the terms “full-spectrum” and “isolate” while shopping for CBD. Full-spectrum CBD oil is the best because it has all the compounds present in the hemp plant, meaning that you are getting a healthy dose of all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids that were in the plant that makes it more effective!
Always also ask to see a product’s COA, or certificate of analysis. This document shows how a product performs on tests checking for CBD and THC levels, and the presence of contaminants.
This is important mainly if you want to avoid the head-high that comes with THC. Equilibria CBD industrial hemp is bred to contain less than 0.3% THC. It won’t get you high or make you feel stoned, and it’s federally 100% legal.
EQ has 100-1500mg full-spectrum CBD. This number represents a single dosage, which is usually expressed in milligrams. Make sure that the dosage is clear to you. EQ also has Dosage Specialists which can help you determine a more personalized dosage to give you the best results.
EQ develops custom formulations and delivery mechanisms with the modern woman in mind. “Equilibria’s mission is to restore balance to the lives of women.” As a female entrepreneur, it’s important to me to support companies owned and run by women for women.
The more I learned about Equilibria CBD, the more I started falling in love with this company. They are one of the best brands out there when it comes to CBD oil. That’s because the company follows really strict manufacturing guidelines and control policies to make sure that their products are top quality. EQ is GMO, solvent, heavy metals, pesticide, and herbicide-free!
No recombinants. No fluff. No fillers. No middle-men.
The hemp is sourced from a 1,100-acre Colorado partner farm with full-spectrum CBD that features 9 cannabinoids & 21 terpenes activating the CBD for best efficacy in the body. They contain no more than 0.3% THC content so they won’t cause any psychoactive effects.
You can get the oils in three different potencies. The bottles are offered in 300mg, 600mg, 1500mg of CBD. Equilibria offer three main products: Daily Softgels, Daily Drops, and Relief Cream. (More on how I use it below). They can be purchased individually or in boxes that vary in quantity and product combinations.
Equilibria’s Daily Drops are my go-to solution for better sleep! The nicest part of this product is its immediate effects; 1-2 drops (10mg each) 30 minutes before bed helps to put my mind at ease and helps me sleep like a baby. I personally feel like the Daily Drops give me a calming sense of relief, especially during this time when we are all figuring out how to deal with everything that’s going on in the world. Part of the reason these effects are so immediate is that these drops are taken under the tongue (it enters directly into your bloodstream rather than through your digestive system).
When my mom first started taking the Daily Softgels CBD for anxiety, she didn’t feel any noticeable effects from the recommended dosage. But she was able to call the company’s personalized Dosage Support line and which was super helpful! They recommended she upped her dosage to 2 gels in the morning. Since finding the right dosage, they’ve have helped her mange her stress and anxiety! It's not a cure-all but she feels a sense of relief and doesn't have as many panic attacks.
I started taking it as well to manage period cramps and it has actually helped me focus on my projects by separating the usual edge of anxiety away from my work.
The gels aren’t an immediate effect sort of product like the drops, but I’d say in around a month I really began to feel the benefits of the softgels. A key thing to remember is that just like birth control or allergy medicines, your consistency in taking them is definitely a part of how well they will work. So I would definitely say based on both of our experiences that taking CBD for anxiety works!
The EQ Relief Cream is also MAGICAL! I was honestly skeptical of the cream until I put it on my sore shoulder from sleeping on it wrong. Leif used it too, and he is addicted! He literally has me rubbing it on his lower back for pain relief every other night. Between Leif and I, we use the cream in so many ways: for runner’s lower back soreness, to treating headaches and psoriasis. Not to mention the Relief Cream paired with a heating pad is such an amazing cure for period cramps.
I've also heard that some people use CBD to control nausea and appetite, migraines, and, through topical applications, treat psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.
The best part of Equilibria is that all of their routines and plans are fully customizable to YOUR body and YOUR goals. They know that finding the right dosage and CBD routine is a journey — and they are here to help!
I used their complimentary Dosage Support service to find the perfect dose for my mom and me.
I hope you find my Equillibria CBD review helpful. If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.
If you're just getting started, I highly recommend the Brilliance Box, which comes with a 30-day supply of the Daily Drops and Daily Softgels AND additionally the Relief Cream. Subscribing to a monthly delivery will save you 20% off and you can get an additional 15% off with code: GYPSYTAN (code is for first orders only).
Equilibria CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.