• Ally Holt

Reduce Stress & Anxiety with Organic CBD

There are many benefits to micro-dosing CBD - from reducing anxiety to stopping seizers in their tracks, CBD can heal something for everyone. I'm an avid believer in the long-term preventative health benefits of high quality CBD, but it's also helped me live my best life chemical-free.

Right now, I'm loving the brand E'fekt, which also has products for pets! Their entire line is derived from organically grown hemp and contain no pesticides or GMO’s. As soon as I wake up, I take take a drop of CBD tincture and hold it under my tongue for 15 seconds. To keep my serotonin levels up, I dose every 4 hours, so during my lunch break and when I get home from work (along with a high THC joint). 😁 I also use their topical balm for muscle and joint pain caused by working out too hard.

There are a ton of ways we can consume CBD with even more brands making products from it. I'm most interested in brands that have full-spectrum or “whole-plant” CBD products, which mean the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids. As shown in the chart below, each cannabinoid offers different benefits for a wide variety of ailments.

Since the age of 12, I've battled anxiety and depression, most frequently connected to eating disorders. It wasn't until I was 20 that I received medical treatment, which included weekly therapy sessions, 30 mg of Prozac daily and Trazadone nightly. I was too young and broken to care then, but it turns out my doctor had no idea what he was doing. As I would describe my behaviors, he would scan through a medication guide book to look up something to give me. It wasn't long until he was fired, so I took my Prozac prescription, declared myself cured and never looked back.

Prozac helped me calm the fuck down and focus on what's really important - being healthy. I renewed my prescription automatically for the next 4 years until multiple black outs from drinking on Prozac made me re-consider. By this time, I was paying for my own insurance and hating everything about the pharmaceutical industry. I didn't want to talk to another doctor about it, so I just weaned my self off, taking half a pill instead of one until I was taking zero. I've been Prozac free ever since, but the stress and anxiety eventually creeped back... just in time for my wedding in 2017.

At the time, we had just moved to Los Angeles, so Cannabis was the obvious solution. It was easy to get, but the psychoactive effects in THC made me a little too high for all day use. That's when I decided to look into CBD as an alternative. Turns out, it worked! I've been taking CBD oil every day since.

CBD promotes my mental clarity, concentration and well being. It ensures I feel relaxed, focused and energetic throughout the day. It also promotes an amazing night's sleep. A solid hit of 7-9 hours ensures I wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. I also use it to treat neck pain from a recent car accident and any muscle or joint pain from working out. You can shop a variety of CBD products on e'fekt's website, or shop this post below!

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