For the past week I have been trying own brand CBD oil from TheDrug.Store which they kindly sent me to review. In this blog post I will share my review of The Drug Store CBD oil and a short explanation of what CBD oil is and some benefits.
I’ve been taking CBD oil for three months in a quest to not only improve my overall wellness, but to combat the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. I especially suffer with these during the winter months due to the lack of sunlight causing seasonal affective disorder and also the isolation of working at home. I feel the cold terribly in the winter and also simply hate being cold, so I feel trapped indoors and unable to explore nature as I usually would in the warmer months. All of this leads to a low mood, higher stress levels, irritability and a feeling of separation from society.
Seasonal affective disorder is something that has affected me for a few years, but it was only two years ago that we realised my anxiety and depression heightened in the winter months and sometimes almost disappeared in the summer months. For the first year after we realised it must be SAD I religiously took vitamin D tablets in the hope to relieve the low moods and depressive thoughts, but it didn’t work.
Can TheDrug.Store CBD oil help with seasonal affective disorder?
This winter I decided to try CBD which was something I knew about after watching The Sacred Plant documentary a few years ago and I’d read a lot of articles about the benefits. I had mostly known CBD to be used for chronic pain relief, but it also has so many other amazing benefits including alleviating the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
So far I’ve had my best winter mood for years and I wonder if it is down to CBD oil which I’ve been taking throughout.
I already eat a pretty wholesome plant based diet and make sure I eat way more than the recommended five fruits and veg a day. I take some natural supplements such as aloe vera juice and spirulina to boost my health. I exercise at least four times per week and I rarely get ill. I’m fit and healthy and I do all the things I think I’m supposed to for improving my mood. It all works of course, until winter hits.
I usually sink into a much lower mood, feel tired all the time and actually crave the sunshine. I feel like my body needs it. I need warmth and real sunlight on my skin to thrive!
Amazingly, this year I have felt a lot more positive than previous winters and I haven’t sunk into the dark depressive hole I usually do. This is even more impressive as I regularly stress about money being self-employed and this is the first winter my husband Ben has been self-employed too, so money stresses are through the roof, but I’m still feeling very calm about it all.
I do miss summer and hate being cold, but I haven’t sunk into a depressive mood at all. I can only wonder if the CBD is making the difference as I haven’t changed anything else and I’m continuing to lead my healthy lifestyle as usual. There are no other variables to consider.
TheDrug.Store CBD oil review
TheDrug.Store stock a variety of high quality CBD products in the UK, including their own brand. They even have two physical stores in London. They test and try all the products they sell to ensure exceptional standards. They aim to curate a shop of the most sought after products in the CBD world.
I was sent the 500mg CBD oil to sample from their own brand. One of the main benefits of this oil is the fact it is tasteless. This makes it perfect for beginners to CBD or those who don’t like the strong bitter and earthy taste of other CBD oils.
Personally I don’t mind the taste of other CBD oils that are mixed with hemp oil, but I can see why people don’t like it or are put off taking it every day! If that’s you then you need to try oil like this which is mixed with MCT oil from coconuts and has no nasty taste!
Another beneficial difference I noticed is the glass dropper itself, for two reasons. First it has a childproof cap. It needs to be pushed down and twisted to release which is something I haven’t seen on other CBD bottles I’ve tried so far. This means my kids won’t be able to open it and drink the lot!
Secondly, the glass dropper is marked with measurements so you can see exactly how much CBD oil you are taking and be consistent with your quantities if needed.
It contains 30ml and a recommendation to take 1ml per day which would therefore last 30 days. At £32.99 (currently £29.99 on discount and I have a £5 off code for you below) it’s very reasonable and in line with other CBD prices I have seen.
I’ve had no issues with this CBD oil and can definitely see the appeal for those who want an oil without taste. The dropper is handy to see exactly how much oil is being taken at any time and the price is fair.
How can TheDrug.Store CBD oil help me?
CBD is short for cannabidiol which comes from the cannabis plant, otherwise known as marijuana. The cannabis plant contains over 100 cannabinoids and CBD is just one of them.
THC is another cannabinoid that is found in cannabis plants and is psychoactive, causing a high. However, CBD does not have psychoactive properties.
CBD works with our bodies to maintain homeostasis. We have an endocannabinoid system in our body that the cannabinoids work with to uphold this internal balance.
CBD is a popular natural health remedy that has many positive health benefits including:
- Chronic pain relief
- Improves mental health
- Relieves seizures in some types of epilepsy
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps skin and prevents acne
- Improve sleep quality and prevent insomnia
These are just a snippet of the potential health and wellness benefits of CBD oil. There are many more. Find more benefits and links to several official studies in my article 10 health benefits of CBD oil.
For me, I was hoping CBD oil would improve my mood. Experts have found that CBD can help to improve your mood from the inside out. By helping your body to reach homeostasis (a state of internal balance) you will be able to deal better with external stressors which will then improve your mood. CBD may also interact with receptors in our central nervous system to alter serotonin levels which can affect our mood.
The research so far in to CBD oil is so promising and who knows what else they’ll discover!
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