Guest Post: CBD & ME® | Why I Love CBD
Updated: May 4
A few years ago, I was in a car accident and struggled with lower back and neck pain. I went through months of physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy. And while these treatments were somewhat helpful, progress just wasn’t coming fast enough in the way that I had hoped…especially with me being so young. I don't know about y'all, but I do not have three hours and hundreds of dollars a week to spend for the rest of my life on an injury. Here is where CBD & ME comes in. :)
CBD & ME is a small business local to Fayetteville, Arkansas and 100% women-owned. How awesome is that? So, not only was trying out their products effectively supporting a small business and female entrepreneurs, my purchase really did help me feel better! I would not describe it as a fix to my pain or a cure, but these products have helped me so much, I thought I'd answer a few of your most common questions and share some additional feedback about the line, in case it helps any of you, too!
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid which is extracted from the hemp plant (basically marijuana’s sober cousin). It’s a naturally occurring plant-based chemical that has the potential for a multitude of therapeutic benefits for body and mind. I'm by no means an expert, so I would consider doing additional research on it, if you feel it’s necessary!
Will CBD get me high?
The amount of people who brought this up made me laugh—maybe it’s because I’m from Colorado, but no! CBD will not get you high.
What products have you tried?
I’ve tried the following CBD & ME wellness products…500 mg/oz infused oil roller, and 500 mg/oz balm as well as the 50 mg/oz hand sanitizer, 4 oz elderberry tonic (with no CBD). They offer a few other products I haven't tried yet, such as the 1 oz hint of almond dietary supplement drops or “tinctures” and a variety of pet formulas. I’ve also tried their sister beauty brand, Hydro Hemp Company’s premium dry root face mask for polishing and brightening. I can’t wait to try their new facial serum coming out next.
Which product is your favorite? Why?
Hands down the 500mg infused balm. This stuff is my saving grace for any muscle aches/stiffness. I rub the balm on the specific area at night and wake up with relief. If I apply during the day, I usually notice relief after 1-2 hours. A little balm goes a long way, making it a great investment that will last a long time! (Far cheaper and easier on the body than chiropractic and physical therapy.)
Which product is your least favorite? Why?
This one was hard for me, not because I don't have a least favorite, but because everyone’s preferences/experience with it will be different. For me, I didn't love the unflavored drops because of the taste. However, it can be added to recipes, drinks, etc. to hide the hemp plant taste. So maybe what I mean is, my least favorite form of taking CBD is by mouth, but all of the other forms have worked great! When you take the oil, you receive a faster-acting and more direct method of delivery, which some prefer!
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD has incredible benefits and has the potential to support different things such as better sleep, stress, muscle aches, annoying acne, etc.! Benefits will of course vary person to person and some formulas/strengths/forms of CBD may be more helpful than others! I chose CBD & ME because they have certified USDA products made in a certified facility and use eco-friendly packaging!
What are my friends saying?
After I first shared CBD & ME, two of my friends decided they wanted to try CBD for themselves so I reached out to see what they would have to say:
"I started using cbd & me about six months ago and it’s been an absolute game changer. I have always had low potassium which causes crazy painful leg and foot cramps. I remember as a little girl my parents would have to come massage my feet when I would wake up crying at night. Now my fiancé puts the topical balm on my calves and feet before bed and I rarely wake up with cramps. It’s incredible and the first time I can remember that I consistently sleep through the night." - Monet
"I have never been able to fall asleep easily and once I am asleep - it is even harder the sleep through the entire night. I started with the drops in my tea every evening and they have changed my life so much." - Anonymous
That is all :)
I hope I answered all of your questions! You can shop all CBD & ME products here.