One of the things I did not realize that would come with motherhood is feeling overwhelmed. I have always juggled A LOT in life from high school until I got married. I managed two jobs while being single and averaged 5 hours of sleep. I think I considered myself ready to take on parenthood. Pain relief was not something I thought I would have to deal with in my life.
Ha. I know you are laughing with me too.
Being a Mother is No Joke
When I look at everything that has happened since 2011, I could almost faint.
- In 2011, I have my first daughter.
- In 2013, I had my second daughter.
- In 2014, I had an appendectomy.
- In 2015, I had my third daughter.
- In 2016, I quit my full-time job as a clinical analyst to be a full-time mom.
- In 2017, I sprained both my ankles.
- In 2017, we bought a house and moved.
- In 2018, I had a hysterectomy.
This is the first time I have written out everything that has gone on in my life and it makes me realize how much has been going on in my life. It gives me mental relief. I have been dealing with something many mothers go through. No one ever really tells you how to manage life as a new parent and so life continues and you add more to it, trying to juggle it all. Or at least you try to pretend you do. I am SO thankful for my children, but knowing I wanted to be the best person and mother was and is important to me.
I am thankful that I have had my husband to help as much as his schedule allows but a normal day includes everything I handle. Migraines have come into the picture, overwhelming stress, anxiety, insomnia, and irritability.
Hemp-Derived CBD oil
Three weeks ago I started taking PlusCBD oil, a hemp-derived CBD which is a plant-derived cannabinoid. The reason I decided to try this oil is because I was looking for natural options to relieve my joint and migraine pain. Hemp-derived CBD oil works with the body’s internal system to maintain balance despite the environment. I felt like I could trust a high-quality product because I enjoyed reading the process and work it goes into producing PlusCBD oil. The product goes through 8 steps from harvesting in European farms to third-party testing to creating a CO2-extract oil that allows to create different concentrations of their hemp-derived CBD oil.
Doesn’t this sound intriguing?
I had several products to try:
- PlusCBD Oil Softgels – Gold Formula
- PlusCBD Oil Drops – Gold Formula
- PlusCBD Extra-Strength Peppermint Spray
- PlusCBD Extra-Strength Balm
When I was reading about PlusCBD Oil, they suggested starting low and slowly titrating up to find the perfect dose.
Pain Relief Testing
After 3 weeks of applying the balm to my ankle joints and tight neck after long days, I really loved how relaxing the product felt. It smelled of peppermint and it was soothing. I liked using a product that has been recognized for its benefits on human health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process.
Next I decided that using PlusCBD extra-strength peppermint spray was the best as a beginner because it was 3mg a dose versus 15mg that the softgel offered. 15mg was suggested for busy moms but I thought to play it safe by trying the lower dose. After taking it for several weeks, I felt like I seemed calmer and that my headaches did not seem to come more frequently. I also felt like I slept better on the days I did take my dose versus on the days I did not.
As I read more about CBD, I learned that it can influence a variety of physiological systems, including appetite, pain, inflammation, thermoregulation, intraocular pressure, sensation, muscle control, energy balance, metabolism, sleep health, stress responses, motivation/reward, mood, and memory in direct and indirect actions.
I am definitely interested in taking the higher dose now that I have removed caffeine from my life. Knowing that I need to focus more will help with taking a supplement that will aid in the process.
Want to know more?
All of PlusCBD products are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, and grown without herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. The products are available to purchase at your local independent health food stores or at pluscbdoil.com. To find PlusCBD Oil in your area, visit pluscbdoil.com for the full list of locations.
The price for a 60-count bottle of 15 mg capsules is $69.95 but you can save by using momsmeet17 to receive 15% off online orders.
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Disclosure: I am not a physician nor a licensed professional. I read about plant-derived CBD and its benefits and titrated as stated by the company. Please do the same before starting to see what is best for you.