Monday, January 28, 2019

Let's Talk About the CBD Buzz Factor

I have to admit that I'm fairly new to using CBD products, though I do have a quite a lot of research-based knowledge about it. One thing I've found over and over in my research is that CBD can't get you high because it doesn't have THC in it.

CBD Buzz Factor
CBD Buzz Factor image courtesy of Pixabay

Experimenting With the CBD Buzz Factor

BUT... One thing I found in my experiments with it so far, however, is that I felt very, very spacy after using it, even to the point it would be unsafe, in my opinion, to drive. I also have a friend taking it to help with my research, and he has noted the same effect.

So, I'm working on selecting a good manual dexterity test, to test my reflexes after taking a full dose of CBD gummies. I'm not going to try it tonight, because I'm already tired and I want to be fresh when I'm not already feeling drained to keep my test results pure.

If you have any experience with CBD, and would like to ring in on whether it gets you high or not, I would absolutely love to have that information here on this CBD information website - whether your opinion is positive or negative - this site is about sharing the facts, honestly, and not sugar coating the results.

That's why nothing is for sale here on the site, and while I do have ads posted to pay for the cost of maintaining the website, every review shared here is and will always be 100-percent truthful, whether it's good or bad.

I would like to add that I did take a drug test after taking a CBD edible to see if I would pass a drug test after using CBD, and while I passed the test, I felt spacy even as I took the test.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Can CBD Gummies Help With My Headaches?

I get occasional, severe headaches, and I normally take prescription migraine medicine for them, but it makes me sleep for about two days before the headaches go away.

When my headaches are mild, I can usually take three extra-strength ibuprofen and feel relief within about 15 minutes.

I've been wanting to try CBD gummies for headache relief so I can compare its effects to both my prescription migraine medicine and ibuprofen, but until today, I haven't had one of these disabling headache since I got the jar of gummies.

CBD Gummies for Headache Relief
Testing CBD Gummies for Headache Relief


The Science Behind Taking CBD Gummies for Headache Relief


According to Healthline, the reasoning behind CBD being effective for pain management is that it works with brain and immune system receptors.

Those same researchers have also found it manages pain without the negative side effects caused by some other types of pain medication.

Possible Side Effects of Taking CBD for Pain Management


The main possible side effect of taking CBD edibles or using CBD tinctures for pain management is the return of your original symptoms when you stop taking it.

The return of your original symptoms is referred to in the Healthline article as withdrawal, but since it doesn't leave you with a fresh set of troubles, it isn't the kind of withdrawal patients experience when taking some other medications, such as opioids.

The other common-but-rare side effects potentially caused by using cannabidiol oil to relieve pain are nausea, irritability, and trouble sleeping.

My Test of CBD Gummies for Headache Relief


It's been exactly half an hour since I took the cute yellow CBD gummy shown above to see if it would relieve one of my headaches.

I actually felt relief, along with a slight rush of dizziness, about ten minutes after I took it. I had considered taking two CBD gummies because it was a pretty severe headache, but I wanted to know what, if anything, one would do.

(I'll test out taking two CBD gummies next time and compare the difference.)

So, while it's not a scientific test, my personal experience with taking a CBD gummy, just one, for a headache that was intense enough it would normally require three extra-strength ibuprofen, is that the CBD gummy worked to get rid of my headache.

It also hasn't stopped me from working, which is also good news, in my opinion.

Edited to update: The headache did return and was intense when it did, so, the relief I experienced in this first of my CBD for headache tests was temporary.

If you've ever tried using CBD for pain management, I would love to hear about your experience and what you thought of it.

This article is provided for informational and research purposes, and your doctor should be your ultimate resource for products that are right for your body and lifestyle. Questions and comments are always welcome here on Laure's CBD List.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Can CBD Improve Sleep Quality?

The need for sleep is one common thread among all living creatures, and one question I often see from sleep-deprived people is, "Can CBD improve sleep quality?"

While there isn't necessarily one answer that covers everyone, here are the things you need to know about the connection between cannabidiol oil and the ability to sleep better.


Image for Can CBD Improve Sleep Quality courtesy of Pixabay

So, Can CBD Improve Sleep Quality for Adults?


The short answer is that CBD oil technically shouldn't make you sleep, according to Project CBD. 
  • Here's why, the adenosine receptors that are activated by caffeine, a stimulant, are the same ones activated by CBD oil. 
  • This gives CBD users a mildly alerting sensation, such as the one described by people describing more focus and alertness after taking a CBD edible or CBD tincture.
  • One study of rats injected with CBD oil delivered results suggesting that those who experience somnolence, or too much drowsiness, take CBD oil to reduce the need to sleep.
Here's the BUT... and why the answer is yes, CBD can sometimes improve sleep quality... 
  • CBD can, for some people, create a balancing effect if taken a few hours before bed. 
  • This is the effect I experienced the night I tested CBD gummies to see if CBD could make me fail a drug test, which it didn't.
    • In my test of CBD gummies from Live Green Hemp, I tried the product and worked while waiting to take the drug test. 
    • It was a few hours later when I went to bed, and slept very well. 

CBD for Balancing Sleep and Wakefulness


Getting the right amount of sleep for your body can help to improve your overall health, plus it makes you feel better when you sleep well. Sleep is not only important, it's essential to life, and a lot of factors go into sleep quality. 

Consider asking your physician if taking CBD oil early during your waking hours could help you function better when you're awake and then sleep better when it's bedtime. 

Sources about CBD and Sleep:
This article is provided for informational and research purposes, and your doctor should be your ultimate resource for products that are right for your body and lifestyle. Questions and comments are always welcome here on Laure's CBD List.

Let's Talk About the CBD Buzz Factor

I have to admit that I'm fairly new to using CBD products, though I do have a quite a lot of research-based knowledge about it. One thin...