I hope we’re all surviving this holiday season! Truly have my CBD (and vitamin D haha!) to thank for getting me through this time of year and 2020 in general. When I did a quick CBD Q&A on the ‘gram last week, a ton of you reached out saying Equilibria has helped you A TON this year, so I thought I’d round up all of your questions from last week so you guys could easily refer back to it if you’re new to CBD or thinking about trying.
Quick disclaimer – I was super skeptical about trying Equilibria/CBD at first. I tried CBD in 2018. Kevin got it, we thought it was good stuff and wanted to see if it helped with migraines. It didn’t. It actually made me SUPER anxious. My normal anxiety went through the roof, and I quickly swore off ever taking it again.
BUT, a good girlfriend of mine had tried and loved Equilibria earlier this year. And after quarantine hit in March, I needed to do something. Throw an already anxious hypochondriac into a pandemic, and it’s pretty much a recipe for disaster lol.
I started out slow, taking just Equilibria’s drops at night (1ml of the 300mg strength) as directed by the dosage specialist I spoke with. After two weeks, I started sleeping A LOT better, my mind finally feeling calm at night instead of spinning at 800 mph.
I then incorporated their daily softgels, which are slow release CBD capsules. Taken in the morning with food, they release CBD throughout the day, which kept my anxiety low throughout the day. This is when I became a true believer! As my anxiety levels dropped, I became more motivated to get work done and became more productive (because I no longer felt anxious from the moment I woke up), and felt happier because, well, I wasn’t anxious lol!
Equilibria stands out from other CBD companies in the quality of their CBD, their amazing customer service, their innovative products (seriously always coming out with new things!), and that they’re women owned! The owners are incredibly nice and down to Earth – just an all around great company!
Answering some common questions below like more benefits, their other products I’d recommend, what’s the deal with the THC content etc.!
HOW WOULD YOU TAKE THIS FOR A FIRST TIMER?
Equilibria has dosage specialists you can work with when you sign up! I learned SO much from mine about how CBD works, and how it’s part of our bodies’ natural processes! They had me start with just the drops at night and then incorporate the softgels a few weeks later when I felt I needed more help with anxiety during the day, but recommend you talk to them to see what will work best for you!
CBD builds in your system so typically takes a while to take effect (in most people)! For me, it took two weeks of taking the drops every night to notice a big difference in my anxiety. Once I added in the softgels, I noticed an even bigger difference.
WHAT’S YOUR ROUTINE?
I take both the drops and softgels daily. One softgel in the morning and one dropper of the 300mg strength drops at night. I also use their relief cream as needed and sometimes take drops throughout the day if need.
Because it does take a bit to build in your system, you don’t wanna go too long between taking it because it’ll have to build back up again. A day or two is fine of course, but I try not to miss more than that. Which is why I recommend the subscription option, can’t forget to order more that way!
DOES IT HAVE THC IN IT?
This is from Equilibria’s site:
“The Federal Farm Bill (the Agricultural Act of 2018) legalized the production and sale of hemp bred with 0.3% percent or less THC.
The industrial hemp plants we use in our products meets this requirement, and our full-spectrum, whole-flower hemp CBD products are completely federally legal.”
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THC & CBD
CBD is one of about 140 cannabinoids found in industrial hemp strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Other examples are CBN, CBG, CBC, and even THC.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with your biological processes to produce a desired effect.
The combination of cannabinoids in a carefully bred strain of industrial hemp — including the one we use in our full-spectrum, whole-flower Equilibria products — work together in a chemical reaction called “the entourage effect.”
Our bodies actually produce their own cannabinoids — human breast milk even contains them.
Non-intoxicating cannabinoid known for its anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing, and mood-lifting effects. CBD helps create more anandamide in your system, partially by keeping the anandamide you already have from degrading.
ProjectCBD.org has a good primer you can read here.
An often intoxicating (when used in high enough concentration, often requiring levels beyond 3-10% to “feel high”) cannabinoid, known for its anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (and many other) qualities. THC also helps create more anandamide in your system!
DOES IT HELP WITH RELAXATION/SLEEP?
Yes!! This is originally one of the big reasons I started. It’s like a big glass of wine without the loopy feelings! Just calms you, makes you feel at peace and at ease!
DOES IT HELP WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING/INTERVIEWING?
Yes! When I feel that knot of anxiety spike in my chest, I take a dropper full (even if I’ve already had my softgel). You can definitely take it as needed to help provide a sense of calm during stressful events. I took it a lot during the election coverage, haha!!
DOES THE RELIEF CREAM HELP WITH SINUSES?
I use mine primarily for muscle tension (after working out or during migraines) or on my temples for headaches. BUT I do put it on the bridge of my nose, and it somehow clears my sinuses!! Added bonus, but it’s not meant for that, and I can’t guarantee it’ll work on everyone.
WHAT’S THE COST?
It depends on what your routine is! I definitely recommend doing the subscribe option because you save 20% on top of the discounts below, and because it takes a while to take effect, you’ll likely need to take it more than a month to get the full benefits anyway! There’s really no harm in it because you can cancel or skip months at any time.
I recommend the Brilliance Box in the Mint Flavor if you’re new to CBD! The Mint Flavor is my favorite of the drops or their Spiced Bergamot, which is one of their limited edition holiday flavors! If you don’t need the relief cream, I recommend the Balance Box in Mint (just the drops + softgels).
Right now they’re having a 15% off site wide sale PLUS first time customers get an additional 15% off, AND all new orders over $60 are eligible for a free relief cream (worth $58) with my code LOMEYER. After 12/16, first time customers only get 15% off with my code LOMEYER.
I hope that answers all of your questions about my CBD/Equilibria! I cannot recommend it enough, especially if you’re dealing with anxiety during this season of life.