Keeping Up With Katie: My Journey With CBD Oil
Short, sweet, and to the point, but still informative…isn’t that how most people prefer articles these days? Life is busy; therefore, we don’t always have the luxury of time to be able to sift through paragraphs of information. It is this same type of “lack of time” in my own life, which inspired my new weekly series, Keeping Up With Katie.
This series will be a blog post that follows along with my own week-to-week experience with using a hemp oil product. Each week I am going to discuss any increase or decrease in seizure activity, mental clarity, mood, anxiety, and any other changes that occur. This will be a very honest account of my exact experience with hemp oil. Please keep in mind that this is going to be a “trial and error” style of process, therefore, I am going to be learning as I go just the same as you.
Before I begin, let me first give you the backstory on how I reached my decision to start hemp oil. In addition, I will talk about the reasons behind why I chose to use this particular brand over all others and why it is set apart from every other hemp oil out there. Hopefully, if you are looking for a clean and reliable hemp product or have any questions regarding the impact of this product, Keeping Up With Katie will have the answer!
The truth is, I’m frequently making changes in my own daily routine, most that require a process of trial-and-error in order for me to truly determine whether a product or health tip is actually helpful from a long-term perspective. Personally, I have found another person’s experience to be the best source of knowledge on the unknown. Hopefully the knowledge I gain from experience will help each and every one of my readers, as well.
By sharing my experience with this product on a weekly basis, I hope to save someone else from the frustration of making the same mistakes I happen to make along the way. The good, the bad, and the ugly; it will all be included in order to help those of you who are hesitant to try such a product without first receiving some more background information.
The most recent addition to my daily routine and the product I will be exploring in this new series is a hemp extract oil produced by a company called Charlotte’s Web (CW) by the Stanley Brothers. The hemp oil I am currently using is called Hemp Extract Oil Advanced in the Olive Oil flavor.
So, what makes this CW Hemp Extract Oil so special? Well, that would require me to copy and paste their entire website into this post, which I’m sure infringes on some copyright guidelines. So instead, I’m simply going to share a short list of characteristics that initially caught my attention and set The Stanley Brothers’ product a part for me.
First of all, the utmost care is put into their production process. Their soils are tested for heavy metals before planting; they’re working on becoming certified Organic and still adhere to Organic methods in the meantime. No harmful pesticides or chemicals of any kind are sprayed on the crops, all products are gluten-free, vegan, Non-GMO, BPA-free, and are compliant with the American Herbal Products Association’s contaminant guidelines and specifications for Good Quality. To learn even more about the impressive standards embraced by the CW corporation, visit their website here.
I would also like to note that CW Advanced Hemp Extract Oil is composed of only 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The rest is Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and, because I have chosen the “Olive Oil” flavor, a little bit of olive oil. Basically, the CW hemp product is Low-THC (the strain in a hemp product that creates a “high” type of feeling) and High-CBD (the strain that helps the brain by treating problems such as pain, seizure activity, and many other health problems originating in the brain).
A main concern of mine when beginning a product containing an ingredient, such as THC, was the effect it would have on my ability to function. It has been a little over two weeks since beginning the CW Advanced Hemp Extract Oil and, so far, I have experienced zero interruptions in my daily life. This is yet another positive facet of the Low-THC/High-CBD characteristic part of the CW product. You can manage your health concern without worrying about your capability to function at home or at work.
To simplify the Keeping Up With Katie series even further, I will be keeping to a blueprint/outline of my own creation. This way, consistency and a sense of regularity will be guaranteed in every post! The blueprint will contain the following five questions, which I will answer to the best of my ability each week:
- Seizure Activity – Have there been any improvements? What general changes can be reported?
- How has your mental clarity been lately? Any significant or consistent changes?
- How has your mood been lately? How has the CBD oil affected your mood?
- Have there been any changes or improvements in your anxiety?
- What side effects have you noticed since beginning the CBD oil? If any can be reported, how have those side effects been to deal with? Are they short-term or long-term?
As of August 6, 2018, I have been using this CW Advanced Hemp Extract Oil for 18 days. Although it has barely been two weeks since beginning this product, I believe each question appropriately explores my personal journey (well, so far anyway!). I hope to reveal all of the new and enlightening information as I too am learning it. Beginning something new is never easy, but I’m hoping that this guided journey through my life with CW Advanced Hemp Extract Oil will be enough of an inside look into the product itself to solve any questions you might have.
When I hit that metaphorical brick wall in my own life, I didn’t know where to turn next. I needed to choose the path that would make things go from bad to better. The only challenge I faced was…How on Earth does one determine the exact path that will guarantee this outcome? Well, this is where things can get a bit tricky when all is said and done because it is patience from you and I that will ultimately lead us toward the answer we seek.
If we have patience, we will accumulate the wisdom necessary to determine the quality of a product. Therefore, I figured I’d begin this series by providing a brief history of my recent seizure activity and the positive decrease that has taken place since beginning the CW Advanced Hemp Extract Oil on July 20, 2018:
7/6—7/19 : 11 Gran mal seizures
7/20—8/6 (since beginning Hemp Oil) : 5 Gran mal seizures
The improvement in my overall condition is obvious and my seizure activity has been cut in half! The best part about CW Hemp Oil is that it can be used in combination with a variety of medical conditions, not just epilepsy.
I am so excited about the improvements I have already been experiencing. If someone else can experience these same benefits by using this high quality product, I hope each and every reader is inspired to give it a try. After only 18 days, CW Hemp Extract Oil has already begun to resemble a life-changing product for me. I can’t say for sure if this product is going to be a path with an outcome guaranteeing a happy ending for me where my epilepsy is concerned, but I am remaining hopeful! If you follow my weekly journey through the Keeping Up With Katie series you and I both will soon discover whether or not this product is what it appears to be.
One thing is for sure with the start of this new series, there are lots of good tips and tricks to come on Seize the Day Blog!
My first “official” Keeping Up With Katie post will be on the blog soon!!!
Charlotte’s Web by The Stanley Brothers:
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