Last week on stories I shared a bit about my morning routine including taking my morning elderberry gummies, taking a multivitamin, & taking my CBD. I told you all a bit about Equilibria, which is the brand of CBD I’ve been taking since the beginning of 2020 & asked you all for what questions you may have about it all. It’s all saved on my Instagram story highlights in case you missed it. Today is the day I am answering all of your FAQs & my Equilibria CBD review including what CBD is, why I started taking it, & all the 411 on CBD. I’m also sharing a discount code for you all at the bottom of this post!
The 411 on CBD
Today, I am breaking down the 411 on CBD & sharing my Equilibria CBD review. I am sharing what it is, why I chose the brand I did, & why I started taking it. I’m also answering all of your questions about CBD that you have submitted to date & sharing a discount code.
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What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa plant (AKA the “hemp” plant). It is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid known for its anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing, & mind-lifting effects.
We actually produce natural cannabinoids, which are called endocannabinoids. CBD works in addition to those that you produce naturally. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with receptors in our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS plays a crucial role in regulating sleep, inflammation, mood, anxiety & overall homeostasis, which basically regulates your body’s state of balance. CBD & cannabinoids from the Cannabis Sativa plant are called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids enhance our ability to make more of our OWN endocannabinoids!
Basically, CBD is a part of an industrial hemp plant that you can take & use in various forms to help your body function at its best, but without the “high” you probably associate with marijuana products. Industrial hemp-derived CBD is specifically grown to be formulated with 0.3 percent THC or less — meaning it still exists enough to be considered full-spectrum, but won’t get you high or intoxicated! This means you are getting the calming, relaxing, soothing, & inflammatory benefits of hemp, but without any risk or fear of mental side effects from marijuana.
Equilibria CBD Review
I did a lot of research on CBD before I chose which brand to take. Finding a reputable brand was extremely important to me. I take anything related to mental health & wellbeing very seriously & wanted to be sure I found the best of the best. I discovered Equilibria through a girlfriend & started taking it at the beginning of 2020. In February I went to a dinner with the brand when they were in Dallas to learn more about them & fell even more in love with the company. I wanted to be sure I used this product for several months consistently before I shared them with you all. Here we are three months in & I could not love Equilibria more.
Equilibria offers three main CBD products: drops, soft gels, & relief cream. What makes Equilibria special is that they have their own 1,1000 acre organic hemp farm in Colorado. This is so unique, because this means that they have total control over their products. The hemp is grown by their own bioscience team who has over thirty years of experience with seed genetics. Equilibria’s product has three to five times more cannabinoids & terpenes, which are the beneficial parts of the hemp plant, in their products compared to most other ones on the market. Their products never contain stems, seeds, stalks, or isolates. They also have NO middle men. This is HUGE in making sure you’re getting the best quality product. They are also a vertically integrated company, something that is really rare when you research it, which means they have a much higher level of consistency. Instead of buying from multiple farms, Equilibria is ensuring that you get as close to the same product as possible each time.
Another reason I absolutely love Equilibria is that they assign you a dosage specialist. This is someone who works with you to find out exactly how much you need, when you should take what, & when to adjust. I’ll chat more about this below! Another reason I love Equilibria is that all of their routines & plans are fully customizable, as they should be. Our bodies, emotions, needs, & goals are all different, so why should our dosages all be the same? The key to a successful CBD routine is finding a plan & dosage that works with YOUR body & YOUR goals, which is something that Equilibria takes very seriously.
Why did you start taking CBD?
I started taking CBD because I was having major anxiety. I consider myself an anxious person inside, but as someone who really likes to have it all together. I’m quite perfectonistic & tend to be an overachiever type, so I’m constantly thinking about how I can do more & get better. This is something I’ve really been working on over the years. I spoke a little bit about hitting a breaking point in this post about how I quit my full time job. I was having so much anxiety & not sleeping that I found myself having panic attacks & just not functioning at my best. I hit a breaking point, so I decided some things needed to change.
Obviously, one of those big changes was that I quit my full time job so I’ll be finished with that at the beginning of June. However, I also did a lot of little things to help. You can read more about that here.
To make my Equilibria CBD review as helpful as possible, I wanted to be sure to answer all of the questions you all had about CBD & Equilibria. I’m answering all of them below. If I missed yours or you think of another one, feel free to reach out & I will get it answered!
How do you know your dosage?
Equilibria assigns you a dosage specialist who helps you customize how much to take. This is a service available to any of their customers and it basically helps you determine what your health goals are including why you’re taking CBD to begin with & what you want it to do for you, etc. Once you share all of this with your dosage specialist, they will give you an initial plan, then check back in so you can work to customize it together until you find what works best for you. This is a game changer & makes you feel so supported!
What is the difference between full spectrum & broad spectrum?
This is a scientific answer, so I relied on the information on Equilibria’s website to help me give you the best answer. CBD works best when combined with other cannabinoids & terpenes found in the plant, including its more well-known sister THC. Full-spectrum (or “whole-plant”) oil produces the “ensemble effect” which maximizes the therapeutic benefit. All Equilibria’s products are based around full-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp flower extract. Broad-spectrum CBD has 0% THC, which may sound great in theory, but you have to take a much higher dosage to see any benefits. The cannabinoid CBD works much better if it has just a little (0.3%) THC to help activate all the health benefits. Think of them as a power couple. One works better if the other is there to support it!
Have you noticed any side effects?
I’ve observed no negative side effects! The only effect has been positive in that I feel more even throughout the day. My anxiety has noticeably reduced since I began taking it consistently.
Did you notice a difference instantly or did it take a few days?
Everyone is different, but I personally noticed a difference about two weeks into taking it consistently. It wasn’t like a lightbulb switched on though. I started taking it consistently & then about two weeks in when I stopped to reflect I noticed that I was feeling much better overall, more even, & less anxious.
Does it make you tired?
I have not experienced any tiredness throughout the day. It has helped my mind feel calmer when it is time for me to go to sleep. Instead of laying awake feeling like I can’t slow my thoughts down or that I have so much to do, I feel more at ease & can go to sleep much faster. I’ve never really had a problem staying asleep once asleep, so I can’t speak to this.
Do they have kid safe products?
I recommend you reach out directly to them & your doctor to talk about usage with children.
Will CBD show up in a drug test?
I asked Equilibria this & they said they can’t guarantee a negative drug test result, however, no one on the Equilibria team has ever tested positive for THC while using their products. If you want to test this out yourself you can always buy a drug test at a local pharmacy. CBD is completely safe & legal in all 50 states. It is a powerful health agent, but there is no discernible impairment (no high!).
If you are interested in learning more details about CBD, Equilibria has a really helpful blog post about the 5 basics of CBD which you can read about here.
If you are interested in trying CBD for yourself, you can get 15% off using code: ALOPROFILE at checkout. They have people available to chat with you & answering any questions prior to purchasing & after getting started you’ll be connected with a dosage specialist who can help you navigate everything!
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I hope this Equilibria CBD review helped answer all of your questions & helped you understand the 411 on CBD. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out! If I don’t know the answer, I will find out for you. I think any of you who try them & take it consistently will notice a huge shift like I have. I want to tell any one who will listen because it’s been such a game changer for me! I hope it is for so many of you, too. XO
As per FDA guidelines, Equilibria is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any ailments or disease. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.
Thanks for the guide! ❤️✨
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