Folks have been asking me about CBD oil, which is now legal for massage in Ohio, so it's time to give you some information on where to find quality product.
Kygirlcbd.com is my recommendation for where to get quality CBD oil. It is locally sourced from northern Kentucky by an organic gardener who does healing rooftop gardens for hospitals. As a gardener who's suffered from chronic pain, she was always on the lookout for relief, and had amazing results with CBD oil. She went into business with a farmer who's been farming hemp in accord with practices from when Kentucky was a major producer of hemp during World War II.
Kentucky's Best Hemp products are the result of their combined gifts. All of their products are from organic plants, free of all chemicals and grown on land that has been pesticide and fertilizer free for over three years, which is the amount of time it takes for the land to be reclaimed from chemicals and heavy metals. They have been independently tested and verified to be pure, which is crucial information you need to know before purchasing any CBD oil.
You can see the composition of each of Kentucky's Best Hemp products online and decide which is best for you before ordering--something you should do. Though not everyone is up front about this, not all CBD oil is completely free of trace amounts of THC, the component in marijuana that makes you stoned, so you need to know the product's composition if you are subject to drug testing and choose a product that is free of THC. Many contend, though, that a little THC is needed to be more effective for pain relief. The amount of THC in Ky Girl CBD products, however, is minuscule and will not get you high, unless your dosage is too high. They also have products completely free of THC. Just check out the independent testing page of the products.
If you've been following claims for CBD oil, you've no doubt noticed that it sounds like modern-day snake oil. People using it claim that it helps with anxiety, energy, focus, insomnia, and pain. There are other things, too, but these are consistently reported and most reliable. I wouldn't count on it for curing baldness or anything like that. But lots of fine, upstanding, sober citizens swear by it, especially for pain and inflammation.
Since CBD oil is harvested like an essential oil, each person responds to it in the way that their body needs, discarding what it doesn't need without any of the side-effects of drug metabolites. Taking it sublingually provides maximum bioavailability, but some folks like applying the salve (or oil) topically to sore spots. I have some cream I will be using for those who request it during massage that I personally use, too.
So how do you know how much to take if you want to take it sublingually? A pharmacologist helps us out here. He says to start with a small amount and just keep increasing the dosage day by day until you feel great. When you increase the dose and feel drugged, go back down to the previous dosage. You can start with one dropper-full of 250 mg. oil a day and then increase the dosage to two droppers a day. You can keep increasing the dosage, going up to a 500 mg. bottle or 750 mg. or 1000 mg. Or you can start out at a higher dosage to begin with if you have a lot of pain. Finding the right dosage takes some trial and error. Our pharmacologist friend notes that there can be no set dosage because each body's needs are unique. He's prescribed a dropper of 1000 mg. oil per day taken sublingually to an 80-pound girl, whereas a 300-pound man only needed a dropper of 250 mg day. It all depends on what your body needs, so you have to experiment and pay attention to what works best for you. You don't need to be afraid of messing it up.
A client of mine who's been taking CBD oil regularly for quite some time reports that this CBD oil is superior to anything she's ever tried before, so if you're in the market, check out kygirlcbd.com. There are stores in northern Kentucky, but if you order online, shipping is quick and reasonable.
And, no, I do not get paid for this endorsement. I want my clients to know the joy of pain-free living. That's all.
Teresa Eisenlohr is a licensed massage therapist who's also an ordained Presbyterian pastor with a Ph.D. in Christian theology. Needless to say, it's been a weird and interesting healing journey.