Honest Equilibria CBD Review from a Skeptic

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I’m a skeptic. I’ve always been one, but being a blogger has made me more of one. With this job, I can often see how “the sausage is made”. I know how much money someone is paid to promote a product, how much commission they get from each sale, how to angle items just so to hide flaws. I recognize and have had brands try to get me to use deceptive language like, “made with plant-based materials” (FYI, cardboard and wood pulp are plant-based) or “Uses organic ingredients” (which means more than one of 500 ingredients may be organic) or “research-backed results” (which means they probably did their own survey of maybe 35 people).

So when I saw every influencer, blog, website, podcast, and Facebook group tout Equilibria CBD I totally noped out. I’ve used CBD for inflammation, pain, sleep, and anxiety for years, I can’t see how this stuff is any different from what I have taken and dismissed the brand as yet another product that spends a lot on influencer marketing instead of making a product so good it speaks for itself.

And then Equilibria reached out asking me to try their products, no strings attached. As someone who uses CBD and pays a pretty penny for it, why would I refuse free product? I said yes… and now I get the Equilibria hype. Below is my completely skeptical, unsponsored, and honest Equilibria CBD review.

My Experience Using CBD

I began using CBD in 2018. A friend started using it and found it helped with mild anxiety while also helping her sleep more soundly. I ordered a bottle from the same company she bought from and also found benefits. I didn’t feel drugged, sluggish, or honestly anything. I felt calmer, like drinking half a glass of wine and I wasn’t waking up in the middle of the night quite as often.

I also found dabbing the CBD tincture on cuts, scrapes, and burns helped the skin feel better and heal faster. I started trying it on sore muscles and found that CBD also helped with that. I would take a dropper of CBD tincture in the morning with my vitamins and supplements, and CBD softgels at night for slow-release results to help me sleep.

I like how CBD doesn't interact with anything else I take and unlike pharmaceuticals, I don't have to be exact when I take it or the dosage amount. I purchased CBD-infused lotion and the family used it for aches, bug bites, scratches, burns, and even applied before runs and workouts to keep joints feeling comfortable throughout the activity.

While our pup is still young and comfy, we know many who use CBD with their dogs to deal with aches, pains, joint issues, as well as anxiety.

Do you know how the dad in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding felt about Windex? That’s how I feel about CBD – it is a solution for so many things.

What is CBD and How Does it Work?

For those unfamiliar with CBD, it is an active compound found in cannabis (marijuana) and hemp (a cousin to marijuana). The acronym CBD stands for cannabidiol. The famous active compound in cannabis is THC/delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which is psychoactive and provides a “high.” CBD is not psychoactive and will not provide such a reaction.

The CBD you're buying from your organic market or from a website is made from hemp, which is legal in all 50 states per the Farm Bill as it contains less than 0.3% of THC. Hemp cannot get you high; many many years ago I worked for The Body Shop as a trainer; we sold hand and body moisturizers made from hemp. We would regularly tell customers that you would have to smoke a joint the length of a telephone pole to get any sort of “high” from hemp. And it's true, using a hemp-based product will not get you high.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a widespread neuromodulatory system in the human body. Cannabinoids affect the body through the two cannabinoid receptors in the ECS. CB1 Receptors affect our movement, appetite, mood, emotion, as well as other functions.  CB2 Receptors affect inflammation and pain.

While THC attaches to CB1 Receptors (which is why you get that high feeling and often a case of the munchies), CBD stimulates these receptors so that the body produces its own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids.

Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. This has shown in other studies that CBD may help with anxiety, depression, inflammation, and pain. Studies have seen benefits to those with pain from MS, sciatic nerve pain, arthritis, and side effects from cancer treatments.

Many say that CBD helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and have helped transition through menopause. Many studies have been done on CBD, how it works, whether it can get one high, one can be addicted to it, and if it will affect motor skills.

Multiple studies have shown that CBD does not impair motor or psychological functions, nor does it alter the heart rate, blood pressure, or body temperature.

I am not a doctor, CBD is not medicine, I am sharing this info but please talk to a doctor, do your own research, and be a major skeptic like me.

CBD Products I Used Prior to Equilibria

I purchased bath salts from Lord Jones and our local organic market. I found the local ones didn’t seem as effective so stocked up on Lord Jones during Sephora sales. I've used lotions from Brown Girl Jane, Hollingsworth Hemp, a local company, our organic market's offerings, and Lord Jones, and again the only one that really worked for me was Lord Jones.

I got tinctures from a variety of different online retailers and websites and local shops, they all seemed to be the same, so I shopped based on ethics or price. I was happiest with Brown Girl Jane because it was a small Black woman-owned business and the tincture is infused with orange essential oil so it had the best taste and smell.

I got softgels from Thrive Market and from our local organic market (it's also sold at Thrive Market), not seeing much of a difference. I tried several CBD skincare products and they all made me breakout, though my husband found them very gentle and moisturizing.

I have also tried CBD flower from our local head shop and from Tweedle Farms.

The more CBD brands that hit the market, the more skeptical I became of the whole CBD market, even though I had experienced success. I didn’t even write about my CBD experiences much here on the blog because I didn’t want to look like some woo woo wacko who would consume any trendy ingredient that came on the market.

Equilibria reached out a couple of months ago offering to send product for me to try out. I told them in my reply email that I was skeptical, that my family and I had used CBD for a few years and was curious why Equilibria would be better than what we already was using.

They appreciated my honesty and said once I received the product I would be treated like a regular customer so I could share with you what it is like for anyone who chooses to purchase Equilibria.

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Getting ready for bedtime: some reading material (and reading glasses), Equilibria Softgels, and Equilibria Relief Cream

My Skeptical and Honest Equilibria CBD Review

Equilibria asked me about my CBD experience and what I mainly use it for. I shared as someone in her 40s, I am starting to experience perimenopausal symptoms like insomnia and erratic sleep, mild hot flashes, anxiety that corresponds with my cycle, and anxiety of living in the middle of a pandemic while being self-employed at home with a kid doing 100% distance learning and worried about the future of our country. You know, the normal stuff!

I also began a new fitness routine in March by purchasing a Peloton and doing Peloton's strength workouts and from it experiencing muscle soreness and stiffness.

I let Equilibria know what sort of CBD products I currently use and based on that, they sent me their Unflavored Brilliance Box (which includes their Daily Softgels, Daily Drops, and Relief Cream) as well as their Balance Bath Bombs.

The first thing I noticed with Equilibria was the packaging. This is luxe. As someone used to throwing some CBD in the grocery cart with kale and cans of soup this felt more like a spa experience. Elegant, simple, looked less like vitamins or medicine and more like cosmetics or high-end body care.

And as someone who gets a lot of press packages nade with weird materials that focus on looking pretty, I appreciated that I could recycle all the shipping materials as well as the bottles and jars for the CBD products.

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Equilibria doesn't just send you product and wish you luck. They provide directions of how much to use, when to use, how the product may benefit you. They also offer a one-on-one phone call with a CBD expert a week after you receive your product to check in and see how it's working for you.

I know when I started with CBD I was confused and did a heck of a lot of Googling, which sometimes confused me more. Receiving such support and individual instruction is really what sets the brand apart.  And keep reading to learn about my phone call!

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My three favorite Equilibria products: Daily Drops, Softgels, and Rescue Cream

Honest Equilibria CBD Review: How it Compares to Other CBD Products

I used the softgels at bedtime since they are slower release than drops, used the drops in the morning, the balm as I did my CBD lotion for aches and scrapes, and I didn't use the bath bombs – my husband did. I am not a big bath person while he loves them. I've used our current CBD bath soak only a handful of times while he uses it weekly so I figured he'd be a better test subject.

My husband also tried the drops, softgels, and balm so he could also share his feedback on how they worked compared to what he used prior. Our honest Equilibria CBD review of the products we received:

  • Regular Strength Daily Softgels – The Equilibria Regular Strength Softgels are 10mg of CBD each and made from Colorado-grown, activated full-spectrum hemp flower oil CBD concentrate, kosher beef gelatin, MCT oil, vegetable glycerin, and purified water. I really liked these. Smaller than most of the CBD softgels we've tried at the same dosage, they're easy to take and come in an easy to open and close plastic jar that looks more like it contains an elegant night cream. I found them to be the same effectiveness as the ones I had bought from Thrive Market. However, below I will explain what makes Equilibria CBD softgels different.
  • Unflavored Regular Strength Daily Drops – The Equilibria Regular Strength Daily Drops is 10mg of CBD per dropper. The drops are made from Colorado-grown, activated full-spectrum hemp flower oil CBD concentrate, and MCT oil. Since these are unflavored, they are more “planty” tasting. Essentially, these drops smell and taste a bit like weed. However, I felt the effects far better than I had with many of the other tinctures I had tried and much better than that one I was currently using. Sure, I didn't like the taste and smell as much, but below I'll explain why that sort of smell and taste is actually a good thing for your CBD product.  As for the packaging, it's essentially the same as with any other CBD product – glass bottle with a dropper cap.
  • Relief Cream – All the previous CBD salves and lotions I have used have either been a white lotion similar to any other lotion, or else a gritty sticky version of solid coconut oil. Not liking the gritty salve concept, I had stuck with lotions. Equilibria's Relief Cream is made with Colorado-grown, activated full-spectrum hemp flower oil, coconut oil, shea butter, arnica, menthol, lavender, rosemary and it is NOT gritty or sticky or gross feeling. It does feel like a solid coconut oil, but smoother, absorbs better, and IMO smells better than any other CBD lotion I have ever tried. It made me use it more, and a little goes a long way. On the lower back before bed, on the knees before a ride on the bike, on the temples after a presidential debate or town hall, some on the lower abdomen for cramps, a dab on a scrape or bug bite… it works incredibly fast and the results last for hours. We are seriously obsessed as a family with this product.
  • Balance Bath Bombs – with 50mg of CBD in each bomb, Equilibria's Balance Bath Bombs are made with sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, coconut oil cleanser, activated full-spectrum hemp flower oil CBD concentrate, avocado oil, potassium bitartrate, essential oil blend, fluorphlogopite, mica, titanium dioxide, tin dioxide, iron oxide, water, coconut oil, and polysorbate 80water. There are four in a package; two are Lavender Lemongrass to supposedly calm and uplift and two are Cardamom Rose which claims to invigorate and soothe. Nowhere on the site does it mention that these bath bombs are glittery. Not Jojo Siwa tween glitter, but your water will have a subtle gold shimmer to it, some of the shimmer will remain on your skin and on your tub after a bath. This shimmer is easy to rinse off both skin and tub, but it's worth noting. Lord Jones is 12 scoops per $65 jar but my husband would use at least two scoops as there is only 20mg of CBD per scoop. Also, Lord Jones has weird things floating in your bath (there are dried flower petals in the salt-based mixture). Equilibria is $45 for 4 bath bombs (or $36 if you subscribe) but it is 50mg in each bomb. So Equilibria is cheaper per bath while actually getting more CBD with each experience and no reconstituted flower petals that stick to your knee and freak you out thinking you're bathing with a dead bug (may or may not be a story of me screaming and trailing CBD-infused bathwater around the house…).

What Happens During an Equilibria Dosage Consultation Call

So my husband and I used the Equilibria products for a week, and then had the free one-on-one consultation with a personal Dosage Specialist. This is a feature that is available to anyone who either purchases Equilibria products, or is gifted Equilibria products and registers them on the Equilibria website. And this call… it made me a hardcore Equilibria fan.

The woman I spoke with was previously a hemp farmer and knows her hemp and CBD inside and out. No question is too tough or TMI – marijuana usage, drug and alcohol usage, medications for mental health and physical ailments, neurological issues, anxiety, age, sex, diet, depression, digestion, drug tests… you name it Equilibria's Dosage Specialists have heard it and have also researched it.

By listening to me and my experience with Equilibria and previous CBD products, my needs, and more, the Dosage Specialist recommended I try the Extra Strength versions of softgels and daily drops, and that we may prefer the Mindful Mineral Soak to the bath bombs.

What Makes Equilibria CBD Different

Okay, so here is where the skeptic was impressed. Sure, Equilibria is a woman-owned business which makes me happy, and the price is competitive, especially if you sign up for a subscription.

But using Equilibria, reading their site, and having that long dosage consultation call, I learned what makes Equilibria different.  Please note the content below isn't all from Equilibria; after our call, I did my own research for more detail on the topics we discussed.

  • Equilibria is Organic: While many hemp and CBD companies say they are organic, Equilibria sources their CBD from one organic farm in Colorado. Hemp is a plant that is highly absorbent and is often used to clean soil because it will soak up whatever is in the ground.  For example, hemp was used to remove heavy metals from the soil at Chernobyl.  So it matters not just that hemp isn't just grown organic, but what soil was used for before it became an organic hemp farm. Equilibria did the research, and the land used to grow their organic hemp was previously fallow ground.
  • Equilibria is Single Source: A high percentage of CBD products source their hemp from a variety of farms. While those farms may all be organic, they can be growing different strains of hemp, or even the same strains but under different conditions.  This variance is why you may be using CBD products from the same company but one order may give you more of a sleepy feel and the next order may make you feel more energized. Since Equilibria sources all their hemp from a single farm, you are going to get a more consistent experience from order to order.
  • Equilibria is Grown by Experts: Equilibria's bioscience team has over 30 years of experience in seed genetics.
  • Equilibria Prides Itself on Quality: Equilibria's full-spectrum CBD products are GMO, solvent, heavy-metals, pesticide, and herbicide-free. Each plant is hand-harvested and the oil is carefully extracted from flowers only—the purest source of cannabinoids.  The brand's specially-formulated hemp oil features 9 cannabinoids & 21 terpenes, which is typically 3-4x the cannabinoids and terpenes found in other mainstream, over-the-counter CBD products and even many products available at dispensaries. Equilibria provides a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for each of its products at this link.
  • Equilibria doesn't use stalks, stems, seeds, or isolates: Stalks, stems, and seeds…. you don't need to be a cannabis connoisseur to know using these parts of the plant is going the cheap way. But let's discuss isolates. CBD isolate is the chemical compound remaining after CBD has been extracted from the plant.  CBD isolate sounds good because it is just pure CBD without any other aspects of the plant. However, to achieve CBD isolate the plant goes through many “washes” usually with a mixture of hexane and acetic acid. It is then heated to separate the compounds, washed with more chemicals, and again distilled to remove those chemicals. This process makes CBD tasteless and odorless… but it removes what is called the “entourage effect.” The effects of CBD are boosted by working synergistically with other compounds in the plant, like terpenes. Terpenes are plant chemicals that give plants a certain smell or taste. Think pinene in pine resin or limonene found in the peel of citrus fruits. CBD products that are labeled as “full spectrum” will have CBD, but also terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids to give that “entourage effect” and supposedly improve the effectiveness of the CBD. Equilibria's drops have a plant/earth/weed taste because they are full spectrum CBD.
  • Equilibria is Woman-Focused: While Equilibria products can be used by men, what makes the brand different is all their research, their formulations, and the purposes for their products are for women's needs. This isn't just pink-washing, it's finding products to help with menopause and menstrual cramps and researching how it affects pregnancy, childbirth, birth control, breastfeeding, and health issues that affect women. In a world where most science and studies are focused on men, it is refreshing to find a company that prioritizes a woman's needs.

Learning all this really blew my mind and made me start researching other brands I have used.  I found that while some had some data about their sourcing and extraction, most kept it super general and made me realize I had no idea what I was consuming. It made me reassess not only my CBD products, but all my vitamins and supplements.

I'm picky with what I eat, I should be just as picky with anything else I consume. And all this research made me feel the most confident consuming CBD from Equilibria. Consider this skeptic convinced. Yes, Equilibria has a brilliant marketing campaign where it seems to be EVERYWHERE, but they back that marketing with a product deserving of all the praise, whether that praise is sponsored or spontaneous.

Honest Details About this Equilibria Product Review for My Fellow Skeptics

Equilibria has a referral program; if you use this link and make a purchase, I may make a commission (not all orders will equal a commission).  If you use the promo code wardrobeoxygen at checkout, you will get 15% off your first order and Equilibria will be aware that you learned about the product from me.

There are other affiliate links in this post for non-Equilibria products; click here to understand how affiliate links work and how blogs and websites make money.

I received this initial product from Equilibria for free and they offered to refill my order. I didn't take them up on a refill until after writing this piece because I wanted to be as un-swayed as possible. Equilibria did not expect me to write a review, there was no discussion of a feature or any other promotion in exchange for product, no wording or imagery I was asked to use. Equilibria knows I may write a review because I told them, but they did not review this post or have any idea when it would go live or if I would write it here or share something on a different social platform.

I chose to write a full review blog post about Equilibria because it impressed me that much and I felt it was so good it could be a great choice for you. I would have written this even if there wasn't a referral program.

My friends are sick of me raving about Equilibria and I figure if I've gotten to be that annoying with talking about a product IRL, it's worthy of a detailed review on Wardrobe Oxygen. I am not a CBD expert, but I will attempt to answer any questions you may have about Equilibria and CBD in the comments.

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  1. I tried a sample of Equilibria’s balm, part of a Tea Drops monthly box & to be honest, it does absolutely nothing, just a sticky salve. I will be staying with a number of arnica-based products from Wild Carrot/Neal’s Yard/Kettle Care that I’ve been partial to for decades for minor aches & pains. Maybe in combo with taking CBD internally it works differently or maybe my body is just 100% acclimated to wonderful arnica, which I can’t live without.

  2. I tried a sample of Equilibria’s balm, part of a Tea Drops monthly box & to be honest, it does absolutely nothing, just a sticky salve. I will be staying with a number of arnica-based products from Wild Carrot/Neal’s Yard/Kettle Care that I’ve been partial to for decades for minor aches & pains. Maybe in combo with taking CBD internally it works differently or maybe my body is just 100% acclimated to wonderful arnica, which I can’t live without.

  3. Im 75 yrs old lousy sleeper and occasional anxiety. I used one dropper of oil first nite and had extremely active and vivid dreams, not nightmares but very busy active dreams. Felt overly excited in morn. 2nd night used half dose and hardly slept. 3rd nite went back to full dose and sleep was almost nil. I dont know what I’m doing wrong. Do i need to build up slowly. I still work and can’t keep up the sleepless nights. Going to try gels and see if theres a difference.

    1. Have you had a call with a dosage specialist? Everyone reacts differently and I have known of others who have found CBD affects their sleep so they take it in the morning instead or use a different method, like you said, with the softgels. But I highly recommend before investing any more money into it to reach out to Equilibria, it’s free and I found it extremely helpful!

  4. My daughter suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction and has tried everything to get pain relief. Do you think these products could help her?

    1. I really don’t know. I would reach out to Equilibria and chat with one of their dosage specialists or ask a medical professional. Good luck to your daughter.

  5. Did their product help you with sleep? I’m in my 50s and post-menopausal. I eat super healthy and don’t need anything during the day, but am wondering whether their product will help with waking up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep for three hours problem. Thank you for your comprehensive article.

    1. It does! I have a post coming up later this week or early next week (if a schedule change takes place) where I discuss how I have improved sleep and Equilibria has helped. I like the Softgels for what you describe. They are slow release and have helped me not wake up at 3am with my mind racing making it near impossible to go back to sleep. It takes a couple of weeks for it to kick in. After the first month I switched to the extra strength but I’ve been using CBD for a while and I think most are fine with 1-2 regular softgels. I take them before I brush my teeth/during my bedtime skincare routine.

  6. Ali, I got the balance box and have been using it for a couple of weeks now. I’ve been using the drops at night and softgels in the morning. Sounds like you’re doing the reverse order? I hope I’m doing it right! . Either way, I’ve been sleeping so well! It’s amazing!

    1. It’s all about your goals. The drops are quicker hitting so they help you fall asleep. I am dealing with waking up in the middle of the night so I am using the softgels so they hit later and keep me asleep. I am so glad they’re working for you!

  7. Just ordered with your code, eager to try and hopeful I will have some relief and success with this brand.
    Thank you!

  8. It’s a great product! I’m on my 3rd month of using it regularly. The mineral soak is pretty amazing, but I have yet to try the bath bombs. Also, the mint flavored drops still have the earthy, weed taste, just not as strong. I’ve tried both unflavored and mint because I began using their product right about when they started offering the mint flavor. This is my first foray into cbd products (I was totally influenced!!!), so it is a relief to me that you have been happy with Equilibria in comparison with other cbd products. Yay!

  9. Thank you! My husband loves the CBD oil I picked up from Jupiter, but he’s ready for some more, so I thought I’d give these a try. I got the unflavored box and am excited to start trying the products as well. Thanks for your very thorough review! Oh, and your code worked perfectly for me – thank you again! 🙂

  10. I would love to try CBD for anxiety and sleep issues. My husband is a military pilot and is given fairly frequent drug tests, and I can’t risk anything that could put that in jeopardy. I know the THC amounts are infintesimal, but I wonder if there is a solid answer to the question, “is it possible the could pop on a drug test”? He wouldn’t be using the products; I would be. But if my lotion rubs off on him, or he takes a bath after I have used a bath product, there’s the possibility for exposure. It’s kind of crazy that if I treated my anxiety with meds (which I have done in the past, including meds that are commonly abused), I wouldn’t have to worry about this question, but with this, I do.

    1. Wow, I do not know the answer to that but I do know that CBD isolate is washed of any THC so it is a safer option than broad or full-spectrum CBD. I know the drug test shows how the body has metabolized THC, but I don’t know how much or if dermal absorption shows up. <3

    2. I’m subject to drug tests too.
      The whole test thing is obnoxious, you can be a stumbling down drunk and they don’t make you pee in a bottle just because they want to have a drug-free workplace, but still it’s not something I want to risk.
      It sounds like the manufacture doesn’t address the issue.

      1. To help answer this, I’ve seen this answer before. Equilibria uses Full Spectrum CBD which may have up to 0.3% THC. While it has more potential for postiive effects, it shouldn’t be used by someone who absolutely cannot have THC show up in their bloodstream. Look for a broad spectrum CBD product if this is the concern. Equilibria has a quick post on it here – https://support.myeq.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045095551-What-s-the-difference-between-full-spectrum-broad-spectrum-and-CBD-isolate-

  11. Ali, wow, as always you provide a wealth of information. I always feel like I walk from one of your reviews more educated…and this one I can add “intrigued” to as well. We’ve used “Mister Minty’s” for OTC pain relief, but I like the sound of the alternatives here.
    I do not object to glitter nor shimmer–though my husband considers glitter evil. 🙂

    1. LOL my husband sent the funniest texts from his bath with the first bomb, the water looked almost like a lava lamp and he didn’t realize it got on him and that night he was reading in bed and his chest was picking up the light all shimmery

  12. Do the drops or capsules affect your work at all—any brain fog or difficulty being able to think and respond quickly? I am an anxious person in a stressful job. I’d love to be less anxious but worry (ha, of course I do!) about being sleepy or dulled. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    1. I have not experienced it, in fact especially now when everything is distracting me I find it helps me calm TF down and focus a bit more. I would recommend starting with CBD drops because it hits faster so you know before you start your day, doesn’t last as long (3-4 hours versus 6-9), and you can take say 1/4 dropper first time and work up to see how it works.

  13. I already use Equilibria and get the balance box with oils and soft gels. Can you share the difference between the regular and extra strength?

    1. It’s a higher concentration of CBD in the package (1500mg versus 300mg for the drops and 25mg vs 10mg for the softgels) but I don’t know how it is since I haven’t tried their extra strength yet. However, when I am super anxious or achy or it’s that day before my period when I struggle to function I have taken two drops or double the softgels I haven’t noticed I am sleepy or drugged feeling, I just notice when it the… oh now I feel better moment while usually it’s not something that is really noticeable, it just fades in and then fades off in a few hours.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Elizabeth. I didn’t go into this because I am not an expert. I did learn with my research that one benefit of CBD isolate vs. full- or broad-spectrum is that it washes out THC, though I don’t know if it washes out every bit. This is a great article, I really appreciate it and know others will too.

  14. Thank you for this very informative post. We/I have been considering CBD use for some less pharmaceutical ways to manage my Psoriatic Arthritis. I do not use any kind of prescription pain medication and I’m sure the large amounts of Tylenol are terrible for me. Like you, I’ve been skeptical. But now, I’m ready to have a serious conversation with my doctor and maybe make the jump.

    1. Do ask your doctor, I know my GP was in full support of CBD in place of OTC pain relievers, I just got the talk about the difference between THC and CBD and to start slow and buy it from a reputable place. Good luck!

  15. Maybe you could convince the company to get rid of its “kosher beef gelatin”? I was onboard until I read that. Then again, who knows, it may be in my other supplements, too.

    Thank you for such an educational post! I’m intrigued.

    1. Most softgels are created with gelatin, which needs collagen to form and collagen is made from animal bones (there is marine collagen but it’s made from fish). There are some vegan softgels out there made from cellulose, potato starch, and pullulan which is a polysaccharide. The potato starch ones are the most popular but trademarked so I don’t know the details of how a brand is able to use them. From what I have read the non-gelatin softgels are less durable and stable. I went to look and all my supplements with softgels are made with gelatin. TBH I never even looked and thought about it! I knew softgels were made from gelatin but connecting that and what gelatin is made of… it’s like selective head in the sand. I need to research this further, thank you for bringing this up!

  16. I’ve been eagerly anticipating your review, and boy you did not disappoint! Thank you so much for being so thorough and detailed. Placing my order today and fingers crossed that I experience the same benefits that you did.

    1. Update: just went to order and the site is rejecting your promo code. It says the “coupon usage limit has been reached”. Any way you can get the code reinstated?

      1. Okay I reached out to them and they say it may be because you have placed an order before with the same email/account? The code can only be used for first-time customers. Since your comment they’ve seen sales with the code go through and double-checked to be sure there weren’t any restrictions accidentally placed on my code. If this isn’t right, I’d reach out to their CS and let them know.

        1. It was just an issue with my order – sorry for the false alarm! Their CS resolved the issue for me. I was able to place the order with discount this morning and I can’t wait for the product to arrive so I can give it a try!

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