After being diagnosed with (horrendous) pre-menopausal related mood swings, and few other things you can read about here, I began using CBD Oil at my Dr’s recommendation. Brand and strength were up to me. I have a couple brands of CBD Oil that I really like and one of those brands is StraightUp CBD.
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Ok, StraightUp CBD, using hemp grown locally, right here in Kentucky. I like this brand of CBD Oil. It contains 500 mg of broad-spectrum CBD. That is plenty potent enough to get my mood swings in order. Let me just quickly explain, that these mood problems were bad. Very bad. I could barely even stand myself during that time. They went hand in hand with a 2 week long anxiety attack. Again, read more about that in the post linked to above. Today, I want to talk about the StraightUp CBD oil, because I’ve mentioned before why I use a CBD product.
It contains less than .3% THC. You will NOT get a high from this product! You will/should only feel calmer. Products with cannabis extracts are being used for a variety of things including anxiety and pain.
StraightUp CBD comes in 3 flavors! Luckily, for me, because I don’t eat sugar if I can help it, it is sweetened with stevia! It doesn’t have a nasty aftertaste that some stevia products can leave and the sweetness is spot on. It’s a “barely-there” sweetness but incredibly good.
They are all very smooth flavored and the flavors really come through pleasantly.
StraightUp CBD Flavors:
- Orange Cream
- Vanilla Almond
Y’all! The Orange Cream is phenomenal and my favorite of the 3 flavors, although I’d use any of the 3! It tastes just like an orange creamcicle. You taste orange and vanilla and it is so good. Honestly, I have to remind myself that it’s a CBD oil and stick to a serving! It’s some pretty tasty stuff.
You definitely get an almond extract flavor with this. To me, almond extract has a very, mild cherry flavor. This has that same flavor. Have you ever had almond cookies? There you go! It tastes like an almond cookie with a hint of almond extract and a lovely vanilla finish. This flavor would be incredible after a meal, if you use your oil before bedtime. It would be like having a little dessert before bed. Actually, any of the flavors would!
The peppermint flavor is very refreshing and I like to use it first thing in the morning. It has a mild peppermint flavor, no overly powering mouthwash taste many peppermint products can have. It leaves a nice, light, cool feeling in your mouth with a hint of peppermint.
How Do I Use StraightUp CBD Oil?
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The most common method is the sublingual method. That means under your tongue. Shake well. Place a few drops to a full dropper-full beneath your tongue. Hold it for about 30 seconds. If there’s any left, swallow it. Typically, though, it all absorbs. It contains MCT oil (coconut medium chain triglycerides) as the carrier oil so you will have a bit of an oily feeling in your mouth. Nothing overpowering or gross. I notice it on my lips as well and, let me tell you, it makes a great lip balm! Rub your lips together and you’re good to go! It may take a few doses to get used to the feeling in your mouth if you’ve never used an oil but you’ll get there.
Alternatively, there are a few other ways to use it, to get your daily dose(s) in.
StraightUp CBD oils can also be used topically or in foods/beverages. Here’s how:
- Add to your most delicious snack or drink. It is perfect in a shake or smoothie. I use several recipes that call for a little MCT oil and this works in place of that since it’s in an MCT oil carrier!
- Rub oil directly into skin, or add it to your most soothing lotion. 1 – 3 drops is all you need.
- MY TIP: Place a few drops in your belly button and gently massage in. Your belly button absorbs very quickly and delivers medication almost immediately.
Here’s a little more TMI. During my cycle, I have extremely painful cramps. As I mentioned above, my Dr. advised that a quality CBD oil would help with pain, severe mood swings I was having and my anxiety. During my heaviest cycle days, when I can barely move, I place 1/4 dropper under my tongue first thing in the morning along with 2 – 3 drops in my belly button. Within 15 minutes my pain has eased to bearable and within 30 minutes to an hour, I can move around. The pain is still there but manageable.
Mid day, if I’m in pain, I’ll use another couple drops in my belly button.
At bedtime, I use a 1/2 dropper under my tongue plus 2 – 3 drops in the belly button.
On every other, typical, day, I use 1/4 dropper in the morning and 1/2 dropper at night. I am calm and relaxed during the day. I don’t snap at everyone for no reason.
So far, I’m feeling that, personal, happiness and calm returning that I’ve missed for so long.
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Crystal is a stay-at-home- mom, living in KY with her husband and children. She is a travel and lifestyle blogger encouraging folks to live their life one adventure at a time while also focusing on beauty, health and lifestyle. From time to time she also likes to showcase her adorable pets along with her family. Along with Cinnamon Hollow she can be found at The Martin Family Adventure … read more