I, like many others, have chronic back pain upper and lower, severe arthritis in my shoulders and knees, and a few other aches and pains. Not to mention that I am high strung, boarder line hyper-active.
I like all natural remedies, I prefer to steer clear of over-the-counter or even prescription medications. I am not a fan of big pharma medicines.
For years I have used marijuana (THC) as a pain aide and for calming my nerves. It never seemed to be harmful to me or anyone else around me, and it always worked very well.
When CBD hit the market I was very skeptical of how well it would work, or if it would even work at all. I mean we were taught that hemp was just like a weed, like a dandilion, not to be smoked or consumed.
Then I met my fiance, who is a huge advocate of CBD, is when I began really getting into CBD. When I told him that I have severe back and knee pain and he asked if he could dose me up.
I was reluctant to say the least, but did agree. Marijuana never hurt me, so what was the harm in trying CBD?
He started me off with like 250mg of oil (tincture) that he had gotten from a personal supplier in Colorado. It took about 20 minutes to kick in and for the pain in my lower back to ease up enough for me to be comfortable sitting in my chair.
I was impressed, but not sold completely yet. I really wasn’t a fan of the oil, the flavor wasn’t that great and it lingered in my mouth. So he tried flower next.
Boy oh boy was I ever skeptical about smoking hemp. I made him go first and asked if it tasted like nasty grass or weeds, he said no and he was a bit shocked too. So I tried it. Talk about instant pain relief number one! and the flavor was fantastic.
That blew me away. And no headache as feared.
I have to admit that I was impressed at this point. That was only the start of what CBD and hemp oils have done for me. I started noticing that my focus and “clarity” were better as well.
So I began researching CBD. There are a lot of things to research when it comes to CBD, especially with everyone and his brother selling it. You want and need to make sure you are getting a quality product.
Also you need to understand that CBD is not a miracle cure all supplement that some companies claim it to be. I cannot say what CBD will do for you, I can only say what it does for me.
If you are on a site where a company is claiming that CBD can cure cancer and other ailments, please leave that site. There is no scientific evidence to back up those statements.
CBD has been found to help with certain types of epilepsy and is now found in a medication for people with epilespy. That has been proven, until further studies are completed there can be no other medical claims, only testimonials.
Know The Type Of CBD You’re Buying
This can be confusing to start with, so I will break it down for you as simple as I can. It was confusing to me when I first started researching CBD as well.
There are three types of CBD, you have CBD isolate, Broad Spectrum CBD, and Full Spectrum CBD. Each uses different aspects of the plant and different processes for extracting the CBD and totally different end products.
CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD there is, it usually runs at 99% pure. There is a catch, if you are looking for other terpines and cannabidiols this is not your product, it is strictly CBD.
Then there is Broad Spectrum CBD, here they are processing the plant for all the cannabidiols and other compounds found in it except THC. Broad Spectrum CBD contain absolutely no THC, but contains all the same cannabidiols as Full Spectrum CBD.
Full SPectrum CBD is a collection of all photochemical compounds found in the plant and may contain up to .03% THC. This is not near enough THC to give any kind of a “high” by any means, but the amounts still must be listed.
Both Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum contain CBN, CBC, CBG, CBDA, and CBDV. It just depends on the strain of hemp as to the amounts of each one.
I have found that Full Spectrum is the most expensive of all of them because it is harder to regulate the exact amounts of CBD per dose.
Different Ways To Use CBD
As I stated earlier I have tried a couple of different ways to use CBD before researching for the best company and my prefered product. I tried the tincture (oil), and smoking flower.
Well then I got into researching and found edibles, vapes, pain cream, and so much more. CBD can be beneficial inside and out is what I have found out.
So I am going to say that the oils and tinctures have come a long way since I first tried them. There are new flavors being developed all the time, but my all time favorite is Chong’s Choice 1000mg CBD Oil. It is not spruced up with fancy flavors, but it tastes really good to me for some reason.
I am not a huge fan of any edibles that are really sweet, however my fiance once again advised me to try the Chong’s Choice Gummy Bears and the Watermelon slices. I can hardly believe that I actually like them as much as I do. I hate most sweets. But these are balanced nicely and not too chewy.
There are a few ways to smoke CBD, you can buy flower, waxes and shatters, or vape pens, it is all a matter of choice. I like all three and they are the fastest acting form to take CBD in.
Edibles and oils can take up to 20 minutes before they are active in your system. Smoking CBD in any form is pretty much instant, some may say it takes 5 minutes to kick in. For me it is fairly instant on average.
Then there is the topical form and bath bombs. This is great for extra relief for those stiff achy muscles and joints. And with every product I have tried, I have noticed an improvement in the condition of my skin. That’s two in one relief for me.
As I stated earlier, I want the best CBD quality for the best price. I have not found a CBD aside from Diamond that I like as much as Chong’s Choice.
I went with Chong’s Choice CBD because it was Tommy Chong standing behind his own product with his name on it. If you are going to buy any CBD or marijuana product from a store or online, I say buy Chong’s Choice.
Wouldn’t you trust it more if you knew the maker was also a consumer of his or her own product. Well that answers the question as to why I chose Chong’s Choice.
Of all the people that could know the most about marijuana and CBD in the world, I would say Tommy Chong is on the top side of that list. Not just because he has smoked plenty, but he has researched, studied, and fought for both, for years.
The question really should be, “Why wouldn’t you choose Chong’s Choice CBD products?”
This concludes my article on why I chose Chong’s Choice CBD. As always, thank you for visiting my site and reading my article, please feel free to leave a comment below, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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