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I first started to use CBD Oil about around 5 months ago. After debating about taking it for a little while, I managed to build up the courage to give it a go for the first time. Yes, I was a little bit concerned at the beginning, to be honest. I’ve been hearing so many different things about CBD online that made me a little bit unsure about it, nonetheless, I decided that I need to try it to see if it’s something for me.
It didn’t take long for me to start doing my research, and by the end of the month, I ordered my first ever bottle of CBD oil online. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Here I’ll be now sharing my experiences with you and what to expect if you decide to give it a go as well.
How does CBD work?
The body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a major role in your body’s central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors co-ordinate several functions in your body like, for example, mood, appetite, emotion, pain. What does CBD does to this system?
CBD impacts the activity of both of the endocannabinoid receptors in the ECS. By stimulating these receptors, it helps to reduce (chronic) pain and inflammations in the body. It can also positively affect your emotions by reducing stress and lifting up your over-all mood. >> Click here to read more about this process.
What has changed since I started to take CBD oil as an introvert and HSP?
It still feels insane to me how much I have benefited from taking highy quality CBD in the past months as an introvert and highly sensitive person. Particularly as someone who is naturally rather anxious and prone to experiencing high amounts of stress and nervousness, and is a migraineur on top of that!
In acute siutations:
First of all, taking CBD oil has helped me a lot in dealing with the stress. Particularly in the past months during summer. I’ve been starting new projects and stepping outside of my comfort zone a lot during this time, which has been really getting to me emotionally and physically. I felt super stressed out and at some point started to have real physical symptoms as well.
CBD oil has helped me a lot with getting this under control again just by calming down my nerves and bringing me back into the present moment. Which is why, in acute situations involving anxiety and high amounts of stress, this has been really a lifesaver!
In my daily life:
I can also say that I generally started to feel way less nervous in my day-to-day life since I started to take CBD oil regularly. I feel way more comfortable in my own skin, generally less troubled inside, and can stay focused a lot easier than before. Also, situations, where I’m exposing myself to lots of external stimulation feel a lot less draining to me!
Even social situations feel less of a burden to me, which is truly kind of surprising to me as an introvert. Taking a few drops of CBD beforehand helps me to enjoy meet-ups with friends way longer, and I feel like I get a little less quickly drained when I have one or two friends around. Of course, it hasn’t magically turned me into an extrovert, but it does help make my batteries last a little bit longer!
Which CBD Oil brand do I use?
I use the CBD oils by a new german hemp oil brand called Purefy. This new german brand produces high-quality hemp oil that is sustainable and organic-certified. I’m so happy that I came across their products, as I was looking for a high-quality brand for a very long time.
My personal favorite is the 10% hemp oil, which you can order online and get shipped eco-friendly right to your home. USE CODE “INTROVERT15” to get 15% off your purchase! Visit the shop here: https://purefy.de
Disclaimer: Purefy currently only ships to Germany and Austria. I hope they’ll be able to ship worldwide soon!
How about my migraine attacks?
A little bit about my migraine attacks…
I can have around 2-5 migraine attacks per month. My migraine attacks last for about 4-6 hours and usually come with very intense pain on either the right or left side. They are often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, visual disturbances, numbness in my hands, and extreme sensitivity to lights and noises.
Having a migraine attack is not fun at all. One attack usually knocks me out for a whole day, sometimes even longer. I can experience the side-effects of it even two days after. The good news is that since I started to use CBD, I’m a lot less afraid of having a migraine attack.
Taking a few drops of CBD takes away all of my pain during a migraine attack, making it a lot easier for me to deal with the situation. Sometimes, if I take it quickly enough, it can even prevent the migraine attack from fully evolving, which is such a big advantage for me, as I normally get knocked out for a whole day when I have one. This alone makes me so so happy that I discovered CBD oil – a natural remedy – for myself to deal with this.
How often and when do I take CBD?
How often I take CBD depends on how I feel each day. If I’m feeling a little bit nervous or anxious, I would usually take a few (2-3) drops two to three times around the day. I would also always take a few CBD drops before leaving the house, especially when I’m about to go to working my shift at my side-job or going somewhere busy or crowded.
When I have a migraine attack, I usually take more than just a few drops depending on the pain level and the intensity of the attack. Normally, five drops will do the trick, but I will always proceed to take another five more extra drops on top when I notice the pain is arising. My migraine pains can be really intense, so this varies a lot!
Is CBD dangerous?
Consuming CBD is not dangerous at all. It’s not addictive, it doesn’t cause hallucinations or makes you high. If you are unsure about taking CBD, I recommend to talk to a doctor before taking it.
How can CBD help you as an introvert:
- Reduce anxiety and nervousness
- Help you deal with stress
- Betters your sensitivity to external stimulation
- Reduces pain like migraine pain or headaches
Depending on the reasons you choose to take hemp oil for, the amount of CBD you need can vary. I use 10% as it works best for me to get rid of intense pain. But even a lower percentage of CBD like 5% can be enough to help you deal with nervousness and anxiety. Therefore, I recommend starting small if it’s your first time using it and you don’t intend to use it to help you with intense pain.
Let me know if you have any experiences with CBD and hemp oil. I’d love to read about them in the comments!
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