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CBD Oil | My Journey + Your Questions

Jan 24, 2020

One of my most frequently asked questions is about my experience with CBD Oil. Several months ago Equilibria sent me samples to try, I was blown away. As many of you know I suffer from anxiety on a daily basis. When it is really bad and not in control I have panic attacks. I have lived with this my entire life. It is not fun but I know so many others struggle with this as well and it is just part of my genetic make-up. I find the CBD Oil just helps take the edge off and makes me feel more even keeled.

As I mentioned before they sent me samples to try but I loved it so much I signed up for the subscription service. It makes it so easy because it is delivered once a month. I do a combination of the softgels and the oil dropper. I take one softgel every morning and use the dropper at night before bed. I take 10 mg of the oil, you drop it under your tongue and let it sit there 30 secs and swallow. I find this combo works best for me but some people just prefer to do one or the other.

I don’t have a lot of pain issues but they have a wonderful CBD oil cream that works wonders for pains.

A little background about Equilibria, it is a company founded by two women which I love. The CBD is made on a 1000 acre organic farm in Colorado and there is no middle man at all. Each plant is hand harvested and the oil is extracted from flowers only- no stems, stalks, seeds or isolates. That is one of the many reasons I like this brand so much because it is pure. It is also made by women for women, so I feel they really understand what our bodies need.

A few things I have found is consistency is key. I don’t take a day off. I take the capsules and oil everyday. Give it about 2 weeks to really build up in your system to notice a difference. From my experience the results are not dramatic but one day you will just realize you feel calmer and more balanced. I love it at bedtime I swear it helps me sleep and relax.

If you want to try it you can use code nataliemason to save 15% !! You can check out all the products HERE.

I asked you guys to send me your questions about CBD Oil and here they are below.

Did it leave a metallic taste in your mouth? No it did not for me but it does taste a little botanical. It doesn’t bother me at all. If you don’t like the taste just hold your nose:) It is worth it in my opinion for the benefits.

Did it help with social anxiety? for me yes. It is not a drastic change but it just mellows me out. I don’t get so uptight or anxious over things.

Do you use it for a replacement for anxiety meds? Personally I don’t. I still take Zoloft with it. I find the combination of the two works great for me but to each their own.

Side Effects? I have had zero side effects.

How much oil do you use everyday? I take one 10 mg gel capsule in the morning with my breakfast and 10mg of the oil about 30 minutes before bed.

Does it help with migraines? I don’t experience migraines but it is good for pain relief.

Does it help with mom rage? Best question EVER I still have mom rage so probably not- haha.

Does it help you stay asleep? This has been a huge difference I have noticed is my sleep habits. I am a light sleeper and wake up so easily and find I fall right back to sleep with this. I feel better rested.

How long does the bottle of drops last? usually a month, which is why I love the subscription service because right when you run out a new bottle is delivered.

How did you figure out proper dosing? One of my favorite things about Equilibria is they have a dosage expert who will help you find the right dose for you! You chat with them anytime to figure out what is right for you!

Cost? The balance Box is what I use. It is $110 for a one time buy and $89 if you subscribe which is what I do. The subscription service is the way to go.

How long did it take before you noticed a difference? It took me probably about 2 weeks but it is different for everyone. It can take a few months to find your perfect routine for you. I would advise taking everyday consistency is key for the best results.

Will it show up on a drug test? Every woman’s body chemistry is different, so we don’t know for sure how your body will metabolize our products. Think of it like consuming alcohol. If a beer is 5% ABV/Alcohol By Volume (like how our products contain 0.3% THC or less), the amount you consume determines your BAC/Blood Alcohol Level (or in this case, THC level in bloodstream). So the more you ingest, the more likely it will be detected on a test. While it is uncommon for members to test positive given the very low THC content in our products, it is impossible to rule out the possibility. Worried? Grab an over-the-counter THC test at your local pharmacy to find out for sure.

Can you take while you are pregnant? Unfortunately, at this time, Equilibria cannot say one way or another. This is because pregnant and nursing mothers are some of the last groups to be studied in any clinical trial, and therefore the data just doesn’t exist yet on the effects CBD has on women and their children. If you are pregnant or nursing and would like to try adding CBD to your self-care routine, Equilibria encourages you to talk to your doctor.

Is it possible to be allergic to CBD since it is plant based? Being allergic to CBD is possible and is just like the potential of being allergic to anything else.

Has the CBD Oil been researched and reviewed by 3rd party labs?

You can see all lab reports here.

You can use code NATALIEMASON to save 15% off your order!

As per FDA guidelines, Equilibria is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any ailments or disease. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.



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  1. Mary says:

    Hi Natalie! Very interesting post. I’m wondering if CBD is habit forming? Thanks!

  2. Sarah says:

    Hey Natalie – love this! Wondering if the 15% off is just the first purchase or if you subscribe it’s off each month.