CBD Product Reviewer
Female | 25-34
Over the past year I have recently stepped into the world of CBD. Trying new products to help manage daily anxiety, most specifically, sleep anxiety has become a part of my routine. The main reason I am starting to use CBD is because falling asleep and staying asleep is something I struggle with heavily, so tapping into this growing marketplace and budding trend is important to my mental and physical well-being. Working to find a product that works well for me, has been a goal of mine. Over-time, I have found higher MG bottles with more MG per dropper, work the best for myself and my body. Last night was my first night taking the NuLeaf Naturals CBD tincture. As far as my mental and physical state, I was feeling very relaxed and had not been experiencing much anxiety throughout the day, or past week for that matter. Working to find a relaxed state and ease my anxiety, is something I hope the CBD can contribute too, but not that I have to fully depend on. I have been trying to find a product that will help promote that, without causing too many side effects. I was excited to see the results. First thing I noticed this morning was that I was not very groggy, and I was able to wake up at the sound of my alarm with no issues. Was able to wake up in the same anxiety-free state as yesterday, so, I am excited to see what the next few weeks will bring with this product!
This will be my second day taking the product. A few things to note off the bat about the NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil is that it has good taste and it is extremely concentrated. Easy to recognize with just one use that this is most definitely a high quality, well made, product. It is easy to tell it is all natural and raw with no added preservatives. Sometimes with the hemp products or cannabis products, they can have a difficult taste to them, which makes it harder for me to want to continue using. I find that to be an important factor when it comes to creating a tincture that people are ingesting. I had a relatively stress-free day and found myself relaxing for bed earlier than usual. So, I decided to take the tincture right before I got in bed, while I was still watching TV on the couch, to help me decompress a little more. It is important to recognize, I felt that I took a little too much the night before, by taking the half dropper, so, I did the recommended 10 drops to see how I felt. I found myself in a very relaxed state within 20 minutes, but not lethargic, which was great. I still had the motivation to get off the couch and get ready for bed and was able to fall asleep quite easily.
Today, I decided to take a bit of a different approach with the CBD to enjoy its benefits while in a different state of mind. I have been coping with a bit of external stress and internal anxiety over the past day or so. This can tend to affect my working habits (anxiety and stress), it is hard for me to remain focused. So, I wanted to try the product out for my stress and focus, while being able to work from home. I thought this would be a good opportunity to indulge in the CBD oil and be able to recognize its effects in a more conscious state of mind and observe its effects while not sleeping. I started with a smaller dose, as I recognize the CBD oil can make me tired. I took about a half dropper full. This is what I have been consuming the past few nights before bed, so, I wanted to compare during the day. Shortly after, I found myself feeling quite relaxed and a little sleepy. Focusing was not too difficult of a task but it was hard to not want to take a nap, as well. This feeling wore off within a few hours, but it helped me recognize that taking CBD to focus and ease my overthinking, might not be the best route for me, when I have specific tasks or obligations.
Sleep has been a bit of a rocky road for me the past few nights (or my whole life?), but from time to time this is nothing new. There are most certainly some external factors coming into play; work has been quite busy, coupled with the fact that we had a huge company party that involved socializing for a few nights. This involved drinking and throwing off my routine. Both factors which can heavily contribute to my change in sleep schedule, as well as, promote sleep anxiety for me. It is one of those trends my body and mind like to follow, can’t sleep one night, that continues over to the following night and then on and so forth. Usually, this will only last a few days, but over the past few months I have been diving deep into my self-care efforts to work to tackle this issue when it is occurring. This is a reason I have been trying to dive into the world of CBD. I decided to up the dose of CBD oil to a full dropper right before I was getting in to bed and then coupled that with some breath work for about 15 minutes. I did recognize a sense of relaxation taking over my body that I generally do not receive when in this state. I am feeling like my tiredness and anxiety have taken over, so I am going to work throughout the rest of the week to incorporate CBD oil every night with my breath work and see if I noticed any more effects.
Sleep anxiety has continued in high gear for me over the past day or so, and it has been starting to take a toll on my day to day. However, it is important to mention that I am one hundred percent recognizing the benefits of this product. The more that I use the NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil (I have been taking it daily) the more I recognize that this is one of the best CBD products that I have had the pleasure of taking. Generally, when I have this bad of sleep anxiety, it is difficult to find any type of relaxation (mind and body), but I really do recognize the work that the CBD oil is doing. It is not completely knocking me out, but it is contributing to helping me find a much more relaxed state. I decided to up my dosage of CBD oil to a full dropper to see if that would help and the one thing I noticed was that I was actually able to find that relaxed state I was searching for and fall asleep. Unfortunately, it did not keep me asleep (woke up about 3 times last night), but the fact that I was able to fall asleep in an easy fashion, speaks volumes for what this product can do and help with. Anyone who suffers from sleep anxiety knows how difficult the biggest step (falling asleep), can be.
It is now towards the end of the week and a few days since my last review and I can safely say that my sleep anxiety has started to diminish through some external work and my week slowing down a bit. Coupled with that, I can confidently sit here and write (and tell everyone around me that doesn’t want to hear about it anymore) that I undoubtedly feel that the NuLeaf Naturals CBD tincture is one of the best CBD products I have tried, so far. At this point, I find myself being able to: reach a state of relaxation even when experiencing sleep anxiety, able to reach an even deeper state of relaxation and sleep through the night when I am not experiencing sleep anxiety and also wake up feeling refreshed and not groggy, at all. All of the aforementioned are HUGE for me and my sleep and are helping to promote my physical and mental well-being in a very positive way. This is truly a game changer in what I feel like has been a short amount of time. It is safe to say I am going to run out of this soon and need some more because I most definitely want to start incorporating this CBD product into my everyday sleep and relaxation routine! Very happy to continue this journey with this product and see how it continues to promote my sleep and anxiety.
Alright, since I feel it might be boring for everyone to continuously hear about my ebbs and flows with my never-ending sleep issues, this week I have decided to start incorporating the NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil into my daily routine, but just on the weekend (for review purposes I am going to take the CBD oil on Sunday this week and see how it goes!). I am still feeling a little apprehensive about incorporating the product during my work week, because the day that I took it when I was working from home, I thought I felt too foggy. After some processing I recognized I just felt TOO relaxed. Generally, I have zero issues with that, but when I am needing to concentrate and move fast at work, I like to be a little higher strung, if I am being honest. It is easier for me to stay on my toes and keep myself from procrastinating. Since last week my sleep anxiety has dulled (for the moment) and I have been feeling rested. However, at this point it is important to note that I am actually taking a little less than half a dropper of CBD oil before I go to bed every night because I truly feel the CBD oil is helping me with my sleep on a nightly basis. Today (Sunday) will be my first day incorporating the NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil into my Sunday routine. I will report back tomorrow on my thoughts and feelings!
Alright, alright, alright! So, Sundays are generally my get ready for the week ahead day (I am one of those nine to fivers). As you might be able to tell from my past reviews, relaxing really is not in my nature or my mode of operation (as some might say). When I am decompressing, sitting on the couch, watching a movie, spending down time with someone close to me, etc., I find it really hard to be focused or just to actually relax. Saturday was quite productive for me, so, I decided I would reward myself with a lazy Sunday, after I did some yoga! Yoga is a huge part of my daily routine, so yesterday morning, I decided to take about a quarter of a dropper of CBD oil before I went to class to see what it added (or subtracted) to my practice. WOW! That was a great decision! I go to yoga to feel relaxed and the CBD oil only added to that, that much more. I was able to focus and noticed my mind not wandering (for anyone that does yoga, that has a fast-moving mind like me, you know this is INCREDIBLY difficult!). The best part for me was how relaxed I felt in savasana, I was able to lay there and meditate for 10+ minutes. Leaving class I felt ready to continue my day in a relaxed and focused state. In order to not make this a book long review, I will continue my third review with the rest of my Sunday!
Wow! Starting my Sunday with a little CBD oil and some yoga was one of the best decisions I have made in a while. The two of those paired together almost perfectly and overall it was just a great way to kick start my relaxing Sunday, well semi-relaxing. Shortly after yoga I remembered I needed to run to Trader Joes for some groceries. Not sure about you but TJ’s on a weekend day can cause even the calmest person anxiety (mainly just trying to find parking in the parking lot). I am here to say I powered through and it actually was not that bad on the anxiety scale and I honestly feel the CBD oil was a huge contributor to that. Usually the stress starts to build as soon as I am waiting to find a parking spot, then when I walk in the store (large groups of people are not my favorite environment), then it really kicks into high gear when I am walking in circles in the store because I never know where anything is! I recognized as soon as I got home that my stress/anxiety level did not even rise, at all. I felt very calm, cool and collected. After I put my groceries away I decided it was time to relax on the couch and something incredible happened. I was actually able to take a nap! Anyone that knows me, knows how impossible this can be. The CBD oil definitely contributed to that and I spent the rest of my afternoon relaxing on the couch. I highly recommend CBD oil on Sundays!
Yesterday was another great opportunity for me to try out the CBD oil in a bit of a different setting. I’ve had a vacation planned for a while, so I figured this week would be a great opportunity to test out the CBD oil in a different setting than I am used to (i.e. all-day travel, flying, sleeping in a hotel, etc.) and also when I am in a different mindset (I am generally a lot more relaxed and at ease on vacation). The big thing I wanted to test out was taking the tincture when I was flying/traveling for the day. I usually run a little more anxious the night before and the day of flying, not necessarily being on the actual plane. A HUGE thing for me is the night before any travel I usually can BARELY sleep. I decided to take a full dropper of CBD oil when I got in bed the night before my flight. Let me tell you, I now believe in miracles. This is the first time that I can remember in the past few years of traveling that I was actually able to sleep through the entire night before waking up early for a flight. HOLY COW. I do not even remember the last time that has happened. This set me on the right foot for the morning too. I took a half dropper of CBD oil on the way to the airport and felt zero anxiety and incredibly at ease in the airport (sometimes all the commotion can be a bit much for me). Coupled with that, I was able to pass out for the entire plane ride. WONDERFUL way to start off my vacation.
Currently, I am a few days into my vacation, and I will reiterate what I have one said. THIS STUFF WORKS! Thankfully, I am in a very relaxed and stress-free state, so that has also been a silent contributor to also feeling on the top of my game. However, it is very important to note that someone who struggles with sleep in the way that I do, it does not tend to just fall to the wayside on any sort of vacation or overnight in a different sleep space other than my own. Taking the NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil with me on this trip was one of the best things I could have done for that issue. Surprisingly, I have been able to get three full nights of uninterrupted, anxiety-free sleep IN A ROW, and I know it is because of taking the CBD tincture. Regardless of how relaxed of a state I have been in all day or night, generally, I have such a difficult time and will toss and turn trying to sleep. I have also been starting my day with the CBD tincture, just to experiment for a few days in a row, when I do not have many responsibilities and it has been wonderful. It just adds that little bit of extra “wooo-sahhhh” to my day and I have been loving it. I have actually been able to focus and read a book for a few hours a day, which rarely happens (even on vacation). Overall, I am really happy with my choice to bring the CBD tincture along with me and I feel like it’s been coupling well with my vacation mode.
Wow! I cannot believe that this is my last review. That seemed to fly by! I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in something like this. Like I mentioned in my first review, over the past year or so I have been trying out different CBD products to help with my anxiety and more specifically my sleep anxiety. These reviews really forced me to focus and hone in on the effects that CBD oil (more specifically the Nuleaf Naturals CBD tincture) is actually having on me and my body. Here are a couple things that I have noticed:
• I feel rested
• There are MANY outside components/factors in one’s life that contribute to anxiety (hereditary, alcohol, the food you eat, lack of sleep, stress from work/relationships, etc.). I am a firm believer that there are many options and ways to change one’s life to help curb these factors that contribute to stress, anxiety, sleep-anxiety, etc. I wholeheartedly feel that CBD oil (and this product) really work to help ease the effects that anxiety can have on a person. While I do not think it fixes them, I do feel it helps point ease in the direction of one sound mind and body.
• It truly does help you to reach a more relaxed state of mind and body.
• The times that I was able to reach a deep sleep with the help of the CBD oil, I woke up feeling rested and refreshed. There were no groggy symptoms like there can be when taking other natural supplements to help sleep-aid (like melatonin) for example.
• I feel CBD oil can help those in need and looking for a step in the right direction towards an aid with anxiety and stress. Medication is not something I am wildly interested in and from my experience of taking CBD oil over the past few weeks I truly feel this product can help replace that for others who are dependent on such things.