Man you can do that by skipping that biscuit at breakfastSoooooo!!! Just saw this thread resurrected, been so long I forgot I was the one who started it. Just started taking the liquid CBD, under the tongue, about 4 or so days ago, have found it's a little pricey, no great miracles, "but comma", as I like to say, I have seen my blood checks, (type 2 diabetic), hence the interest in CBD oil, as natural meds vs pharma, drop from 130 to 114!!! If this continues, I'll stay on the oil. Any reduction in this is a positive, in my opinion. T Rex
It is touted as a miracle cure/herb/medicine. I don't believe it is that but from my experience with insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis and anxiety and its helpfulness with that I can no longer discount what it does for me in a relative sense. I spent 28 years as a Surgical PA and Cardiovascular tech and 2 years in the medial industry as a clinical specialist. I have my preconditioned skepticism and need for empirical data and not just anecdotal suppositions to convince me. I believe CBD is a great supplement in a proper context. It's not a panacea by any means. But rarely does RA go into remission and mine has. No more meteltrexcate for me after 15 plus years of taking it and now a rarely needed NSAID from time to time. Anxiety was tolerable before but now the edge has been taken off. The THC portion of it covers a whole nuther category of treatment that doesn't have a need for me personally but IMO is far more innocuous than alcohol and pharmaceuticals for those who use is it instead of those. The exploitations and capitalistic manipulations with anything that makes money will always be around at some level or another, though big pharma makes the CBD market look like child's play.I have mixed feelings having been around long enuf to see many medical fads come and go - anyone remember DMSO for arthritis?
They had clinics in Mexico with proponents that were as enthusiastic anyone who'd seen a faith healer - which is about where I put most things like this.
Our adopted daughter is autistic and like many she suffers from seizures. We finally got her neurologist to prescribe the "good stuff" CBD which runs several hundred a bottle.
Thieving *******s. My wife is sold but honestly I think she's just eager to embrace anything she *thinks* will help. I cannot see any difference personally - she still has seizures and takes the stuff regularly.
I have a cousin that sells the stuff and OMG listening to her is an infomercial broken record. She (to hear her tell it) gives the stuff to her hubby, her dog and her chickens (I'm not kidding) and credits the stuff as a miracle on par with the second coming. Per the chickens she claims it has reduced their broodiness.
I personally think that if you think it might help something that ails ya - find someone willing to sell you a joint and smoke a few. Go right to the source. If THC will help then that's the cheapest way I'd know - plus the dose is higher (no pun intended [well maybe ]).
Disclaimer - I hardly drink, don't do drugs at all. But I do believe that God wouldn't have put it here if it didn't serve a purpose. As in everything moderation and wisdom is key.
The prices, quality and effective dosages are all across the board. I don't do the oil but take a 35mg capsule of the Charlottes Web, which is a real good high quality producer of it. If you are interested the LMT that I get mine from sells it to me at a few dollars over her cost. PM me if you are interested in giving it a try, the MSRP online is not quite double the actual cost to providers like herself. I have not found the oils to be as time released and much shorter acting than the capsules.I sincerely hope that it does help some folks! I know that I bought 2 of the $75 Full Spectrum CBD vials with the dropper dispenser. The wife & I tried the 3-4 drop under the tongue deal for 2 months, then decided we weren't benefiting any. Perhaps it takes more, or maybe it takes longer to start working, but her fibromyalgia and my chronic leg/back pains never ceased or even lightened up (that we could tell). I have heard that the real McCoy helps fibro patients, but I get randomly drug tested & the wife is afraid she'll see pink elephants.:elefant: (heck, that's what we were hoping for in the 70's!) :biggrin:
I may try it again in the future, if the price levels off some, but $75 buck and ounce is quite high for my budget!
I'll keep watching this thread to see what else the membership has to say about it.