This is VapeBeat’s review of Canabidol, a US and UK supplier of cannabis oil supplements that every health conscious person should be using
Back in the day I used to smoke a lot of pot. Those days are long gone now, but during the past 12 months I have been hearing more and more about the benefits of cannabis oil, so I decided to check it our for myself.
I purchased a variety of products – gel tabs, CBD Oil and CBD Oil Drops – from Canabidol a couple of months back. Since then I have been using them fairly religiously and this review is essentially an overview of what I experienced and why I think everybody should be supplementing their diet with cannabis oil.
First and foremost: these products DO NOT get you high. The formula is made up of non-psychoactive cannabinoids derived from the hemp and cannabis plants. It will not make you stoned nor will it give you the munchies. For that effect you’re going to have to get some properly weed.
Canabidol is a range of supplements that you take every day. The idea behind them, like most supplements, is to improve your health and well being. The reasons as to why I started taking Canabidol are threefold:
- I’ve had ongoing issues with anxiety
- I have a history of migraines and cannabis oil has been shown to kill them dead in their tracks
- I have terrible eye-sight and cannabis oil is said to be great for your eye’s overall health
Health experts are now quickly waking up to the health benefits of cannabis oil as well, as noted by Dr Axe on his well-being blog:
“Numerous diseases — such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity and metabolic syndrome-related disorders — are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabis oils and other cannabinoid compounds.”
The Amazing Benefits of CBD Oil Treatments
The supplement market, particularly the health and fitness one, is a little like the Wild West. There is no regulation and there are A LOT of bunk claims made about products usually endorsed by bodybuilders – this is just a fact of life in today’s marketplace. Just don’t make the mistake of lumping CBD Oil in with the crap churned out by your normal, run of the mill supplement companies.
CBD Oil has been proven time and time again to have wide ranging, positive effects on all manner of conditions ranging from Multiple Sclerosis to cancer to insomnia – this compound truly is a gift from the gods. And best of all, thanks to the relaxing of regulation, you can now access high quality CBD Oil from reputable companies like Canabidol.
Lots of Research Now Being Done on CDB Benefits
A lot of people are now well aware of the positive benefits CBD supplementation has on the human body. New reports are appearing everyday, showcasing just what is possible with this wonderful compound.
Take this report from the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology:
“CBD acts in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-oxidant, anti-emetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia, respectively.”
High Times outlined 10 illnesses and/or diseases that CBD Oil has been proven to treat and, in some cases, cure entirely. There are as follows:
- Cigarette Addition
- Prion/Mad Cow Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
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Now, I haven’t had a migraine in a good long while, so it is difficult to attribute this to the affect of regularly taking cannabis oil. Mostly, my lack of migraine is down to taking more exercise and watching what I eat – certain foods ALWAYS give me migraines, so I avoid them like Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The main reason I started looking into this was to deal with anxiety and stress – two things that have, at times, made my life a complete misery. I’ve always thought of myself as a very chilled person, though despite this I often find myself panicking about trivial things and thinking the worst about everything, especially my health, so I decided to do something about it.
First and foremost: I DID NOT want to take some chemical, prescribed by a doctor. I have friends who have gone this route and seriously regretted it. I respect the work doctors do and the contribution they make to society, but I do not like how closely linked they are with drug companies.
I would rather alter my body, for the better, through lifestyle and diet changes. For this reason, cannabis oil really appealed to me. I’d read A LOT of reports on its potent effect combating everything from cancer to eating disorders, so I figured I’d do some research and buy in some products.
This was about three months ago.
Why Canabidol? Simple: after a few day’s worth of research, as well as some phone calls, I felt confident that Canabidol were the one for me. I checked out products on Amazon and other dedicated cannabis oil retailers but none appeared to possess the level of professionalism as Canabidol.
Canabidol’s website is beautifully designed and easy to use. Everything pertaining to the products, what’s contained inside them and, most importantly, where the ingredients are sourced from is detailed in plain view on the website.
“Our exclusive contract with largest producers of phytocannabinoid – rich cannabis in the world means that by using strict organic farming practices, with our naturally developed genetic strains of cannabis we control the plants from cultivation to harvesting.”
I spoke to one of the reps on the phone about Canabidol’s product and they assured me that all the ingredients used inside its products are of the highest possible calibre.
No expense is spared when making this product, he told me. This is why Canabidol’s products are more expensive than others. Everything is tested to the highest standard and verified by independent labs before the product is commercially available.
Canabidol Review: What I Bought
I purchased three products to get started, as I wasn’t sure which method of ingestion I would prefer. Here are the products I bought:
- CBD Oil
- CDB Oil Drops
- CBD Gel Tabs
After testing them all out during the first week, I found I preferred the Gel Tabs which happen to be, annoyingly, the most expensive. The reason why is pretty simple: you pop one under your tongue and let it dissolve. I liked the simplicity of this and for some reason it didn’t taste as bad as the CBD Oil did in my mouth.
The CBD Oil is great if you suffer with headaches, as you can rub it directly onto the affected area for relieve. You can also dab a little bit under your tongue in order to achieve the same effect as the CBD Gel Tabs, though, as I mentioned earlier, I prefer the tabs as the dosage is exact, so you don’t need to worry about taking too much or too little.
The Oil Drops are great as well, probably my second favourite next to the Gel Tabs, as all you have to do is take 1/2 a dropper under the tongue three times a day. Each bottle contains approximately 20 single dose servings of 500mg of Cannabis Oil and 25mg of the active ingredient CBD.
You can also use the Oil Drops directly on the skin too. And if you have break-outs on a regular basis, trust me, you will want to do this – it works wonders! I train a lot in the gym, so I sweat a lot, and this isn’t great for your skin. But after applying this oil instead of my normal face wash I noticed a dramatic change in the quality and smoothness of my skin. No more weird bimples!
The Oil Drops, for me, are the most versatile as you can use it in a variety of different ways, whereas the Gel Tabs can only be taken orally. If you see yourself doing more with this supplement, like using it on your skin for instance, then I would go with the Oil Drops above all else.
If you just want to get some of the benefits of cannabis oil into your system and reap the benefits that way, go with the Gel Tabs.
Canabidol Review: What Happened?
Quite a bit as it goes. This stuff is wonderful and I will definitely be using it as part of my daily routine from here on out. After just a day or two of taking the Gel Tabs I noticed a dramatic improvement of my overall mood and, save for one EPIC hangover, I have not had any issues with anxiety whatsoever since taking these.
I sleep better. I worry less. My skin is better. My mood and overall well being has improved by a factor of 10 – I cannot believe how much of an effect this has had on my weird anxiety attacks. I thought I was stuck with these issues for life, but since taking these supplements it has all but disappeared.
I still get the odd pang every once in a while, usually after a heavy weekend on the sauce, but that’s about it. For me, the single biggest thing that I am most impressed with is just how good you feel after just a couple of days of taking these supplements. I feel like my entire body has had a full MOT and I did not expect the positives of this supplement to be so noticeable in such a short space of time.
If you ever get stressed, feel anxious over things and want to do something about it give Canabidol a go. I can’t promise it will change your life, nor do I expect you take my word for it verbatim, all I can do is outline my experience with cannabis oil, how it affected me, and hope others are open minded enough to try it for themselves.