CBD oil has been all the rage these days. But can CBD oil help you with your health challenges? And given the array of CBD oils out there, how do you pick the right brand for you? Before we dive into the main topic with Plant Therapy’s CBD oil I want to give you a little background on us first. We have both tried at least a half dozen CBD oils over the years due to their touted benefits of helping chronic pain (check for us), seizures (yup), nervous system disorders (check again), insomnia (who hasn’t had this one?) and depression and anxiety (a common ill in our society to us included).
But some CBD oils seemed to really help us and others didn’t. We found a disturbing reason why some CBD oils didn’t help us. Apparently, many companies will claim to have a certain milligram amount of CBD, but in reality, there’s little to none. This, of course, can be problematic with many nutritional supplements on the market which is why purchasing from a trustworthy brand is always advisable.
We received this product for free from Plant Therapy in exchange for an honest review.
Plant Therapy’s CBD Oil
When we found out Plant Therapy created their own line of CBD oil, we had to jump on the opportunity to try them out. We had already tried a number of their organic essential oils in the past including Lavender, Lemon, and Frankincense oil just to name a few. We found them to be a quality brand at a reasonable price with a good reputation in the wellness community.
To show how trustworthy Plant Therapy is, they post their lab testing results so you know what you’re getting in your bottle of CBD oil. Here’s an example from the 1,000 mg bottle which is the size we used.
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Which type did we use?
What did it taste like?
Although it was unflavored, it tastes like the MCT oil (derived from coconuts) that is added to the CBD oil which has a mild coconut flavor. It also had a slight herb-y, cannabis flavored aftertaste. The Plant Therapy CBD oil also comes in Cinnamint and Pina Colada. Just click on the drop-down icon in the section labeled “flavors” to pick your preferred flavor.
Why does it contain MCT oil?
The fat from the MCT oil acts as a carrier oil to the CBD which helps deliver it to the body since CBD oil is naturally fat soluble.
Could this get someone high?
No. It doesn’t contain THC as you can read from Plant Therapy’s lab testing report here. THC is the psychoactive component that causes the “high” feeling we associate with cannabis. However, there’s always the chance with any CBD oil that it can contain trace amounts of THC which is why–get ready for this one–taking any CBD oil has the potentiality of giving you a positive drug testing. You can read more here.
Most importantly, Did we notice any improvements?
We noticed the most significant improvement in our anxiety symptoms, but it did seem to take the edge off of our chronic pain. I (Sarah) also gave myself two dropper fulls during acute episodes like after a seizure for recovery, when I had warning signs that I would get a seizure, when my tic-ing or nephropathy issues were increased, and when I knew I would be around increased stimulus. Of course, this can really add up in price, so I could only use this higher dose once in a blue moon.
I noticed a noticeable difference after one episode where I was around more stimulus than my norm. Initially, I had taken one dropper full but I still began having a dystonia episode, tic-ing, and the warning signs of a seizure. After taking another full dropper full in conjunction with L-Theanine, I had a decent amount of relief with my symptoms.
I also noticed taking half a dropper full to a full dropper full when I had awaken in the night helped to ease me back into sleep.
My husband, Michael, noticed a decrease in his chronic brain and muscle inflammation and an improvement in his mood, especially his anxiety.
What types of health challenges can CBD help?
- CBD oil has popularly been used to manage chronic pain.
- It’s also been shown to balance mood, treat anxiety and depression, and PTSD.
- It has been shown to help some neurological disorders.
- May help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
- May also help cancer patients with their symptoms.
- Has shown efficacy in helping heart health.
- There’s been some promising results in the followng areas, but more research needs to be done: helping the brain of those with substance abuse issues, helping those who have a mental illness related to psychotic episodes, preventing the spread of certain cancers, possibly warding off diabetes.