This CBD hemp extract post review was sponsored by Swanson Health. Your experience may vary. All views expressed are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. 18+ audience.
My Story of Stress & Anxiety
To say writing this post and getting to this post was a struggle is an understatement. There is just so much I want to say, so much I want to share, and perhaps you will find my post relatable if you have been debating whether or not to try CBD hemp extract products.
Jared and I have been together for almost 20 years. We grew up together as teenagers and have been together since 15. While most of our classmates were partying throughout high school and college we set out to achieve goals and dreams.
We got married and 21 and started a family that same year. Not once in our journey together did we ever touch any street drugs and let me tell you–that is a rarity these days.
I can honestly say that I have only had 2 anxiety pills in my life- one for a plane and one for a train. I have lived through hell with what drugs can do to a family and have always felt so strong about not even trying marijuana.
Now, I am not knocking anyone who does, but for us it is just not something we are interested in. This brings me to my extreme struggles, anxiety, and uneasiness about trying CBD hemp extract based products.
Misconceptions about CBD
I am one of those people who thought CBD hemp extract was the same as what some call “weed”. Having not once touched it, in its recreational form (or any for that matter) I was poorly judging exactly what CBD hemp extract was.
If you are like I was, and think CBD hemp extract is a psychoactive drug, then you are sadly wrong. Trust me, I get it and thought CBD was the same as smoking a joint. That is what happens when you have extreme drug traumatization and ignorantly categorize them altogether.
The truth is, after my father died my anxiety went through the roof. It took me a long 3 years to finally realize what I was struggling with and take charge of it with natural methods like walking and self-care.
However, I surely still have my fair share of worries and it typically creeps up with family and work related issues. Since I admittedly do not always eat all my necessary nutrients I turn to natural supplements. Each day, I take the following supplements to help maintain my health and manage the effects of stress.
- Swanson B12 Super Stress Complex
- Swanson Korean Red Ginseng
- Female Multivitamin
- Beef Liver
- Cod Oil
While I feel pretty well overall, for months Jared has been doing his own research about CBD hemp extract and CBD oil. It is funny because everytime I have a certain issue he always says something like “CBD can help support that.” Of course, nothing cures anything, but I sure could use some support in the form of a supplements.
What is CBD Hemp Extract?
CBD hemp extract is a non-psychoactive product of industrial cannabis that supports total body wellness. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system to stimulate many functions in the body that help support sleep, digestive health, stress reduction and overall well being.
So now that you know CBD hemp extract is NOT a drug, or something that will send you on a trip, let’s explore the trusted product we are using.
CBD Hemp Extract at Swanson Health
I am sure we can both agree that everywhere you turn, someone is selling CBD oil. Heck, even gas stations around here are claiming they have 100% pure oil. Honestly, I would NEVER trust CBD from any sketchy place, but I do trust it from Swanson.
AND NO, I am not just saying this because they have sponsored this post. The truth is, I get at LEAST 3 emails per week in my inbox from CBD-related companies and have for the last year! Everyone and their mother wants to send me CBD products. However, because I have been a Swanson customer for longer than I have been blogging, I knew I could trust their products.
Swanson Health is a trusted source for total wellness (supplements and more) and has been for the past 50 years. They consider themselves the EXPERT source for high-quality CBD hemp extract because of this.
I discovered MANY formats of CBD hemp extract products from trusted brands like Barleans at Swanson. Knowing Swanson commits to only carrying 100% quality tested products makes me feel one million times better in having my very first CBD hemp extract experience with them.
First Time CBD Use -What I Chose
Since I have been only using CBD for a short time, I cannot say I have seen miracles happen. However, I can share what hasn’t happened.
I do not feel sick, I am not seeing things that are not there, and I have not had ANY adverse effects to note. Of course, I can only share Jared and I’s feelings but we both can agree we do feel much calmer.
We feel at ease, rested, and relaxed. Things that would stress me out normally have not been making me go nuts. I truly do look forward to the overall boost in wellness and overall bodily function.
What Does Hemp Oil Taste Like?
To be honest, hemp oil is very bitter and has a unique taste that I am sure is acquired. Since it was all new to me I was a little surprised at the flavor. I tried both the CV Sciences Plus+ CBD Oil Hemp Gummies – Cherry Mango and the Barlean’s Organic Ideal CBD Hemp Oil – Mint.
Hemp Oil Products at Swanson
I found the CV Sciences Plus+ CBD Oil Hemp Gummies to be soft in texture (not a super chewy gummy) with less of a cherry mango flavor and more of a bittery, earthy mint taste. They were much more easily palatable than the stronger the Barlean’s Organic Ideal CBD Hemp Oil – Mint taste.
Of course, we are not talking candy here but supplements. The last time I checked, fish oil or beef liver didn’t taste that great either!! I’d much rather reap the benefits of a plant derived product than dwell on the taste that eventually disappears after a sip of coffee or tea.
While it was an initial mental hurdle to jump over to get me to accept that CBD Hemp Extract is not a psychoactive, THC-filled drug, I am glad I finally made the leap. The prices at Swanson are fair for the quality assurance that the items they sell have to pass through. I’d much rather pay for products that are tested than buy the $19.99 gas station special CBD oil!
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