Is CBD Oil Worth The Hype?

My experience with this magical elixir

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A one month supply of “Maximum Strength” CBD oil

What is CBD oil?

CANNABIDIOL oil is phytocannabinoids chemical compounds found in hemp plants. Unlike its psychoactive cousin, marijuana, it won’t get you high. CBD works by interacting with the CBD1 and CBD2 receptors in the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is critical for eating, sleeping, relaxing, and various other functions. There seems to be disagreement on how CBD works to provide its alleged benefits. I’m not going to delve into those details here. This story is about my experience.

What does it do for you?

Proponents claim it cures a range of ailments: sleep issues, anxiety, muscle aches, pain, menstrual cramps, and digestive problems to name a few. Another segment of folks uses it for the alleged performance enhancement capabilities like mental acuity and focus. The only use with scientific basis behind it is the treatment of epilepsy. There hasn’t been enough research to support any other health claims, though plenty of anecdotal evidence exists.

Purchasing CBD oil (buyer beware)

You can buy it from a multitude of retailers. Prices range from $13 to $150 for a thirty day supply. Raises an eyebrow, doesn’t it?

What did I experience?

I tried CBD oil to improve my sleep. I also hoped for improvements in mental focus though I would not have shelled out this much money for that benefit alone.

Dream 1

I received an email notification about a purchase on Amazon for $14.99. I called to complain, saying it was unauthorized. It somehow led to a high-speed chase. I don’t know who pursued me, but one of the evil guys shot me in the head. I didn’t die after being shot. I was immobile and unconscious, but fully lucid.

Dream 2

I was on an airplane. We experienced horrible turbulence. People cried, screamed, threw up and flew across the cabin. All of a sudden, the airplane turned into a paper airplane and glided into a soft landing. The two-hundred people on the plane cheered.

Dream 3

If you thought a paper airplane was weird, wait until you hear about this paper caper. First, it’s important to note that in my dream I was single and unattached. I don’t recall what led to the seminal event, but I had sex with a woman. This mystery woman then crushed my dreams with an unexpected admission.

Are there any benefits?

I didn’t spend all that money just to experience a few wacky dreams. I wanted to improve my sleep. Did it work?

Continue or quit?

Is it possible that I need a higher concentration to reap the benefits? Sure. I won’t discount that possibility. But I’m not about to spend $150 to continue the experiment for another thirty days.

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Experimenter in life, productivity, and creativity. Work in Forge | Elemental | Business Insider | GMP | Contact: barry@barry-davret dot com.

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