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. I was so pleased with my results that I became an affiliate!
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Ok, StraightUp CBD, using hemp grown locally, right here in Kentucky, is one of my most favorite brands 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.
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.
The flavors are incredible. There is no bitter taste in any of them. 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. There is no bitterness from the CBD oil. 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, it is gone!
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.
I will do a follow-up post in a couple weeks with my full results of using StraightUP CBD but I can tell you, so far, I’m feeling that, personal, happiness and calm returning that I’ve missed for so long.
I do have a couple brands I use but the StraightUp CBD is, by far, my favorite. It is the right potency for me to use, especially during those dreaded cycle days!
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Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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