This blog post is brought to you In collaboration with dragonfly CBD oil*
CBD oil is everywhere, in haircare, skincare and even e-liquids.
I’m no stranger to CBD oil and have been using it for a few years now, and I’m currently using the Dragonfly 500mg CBD oil, which is available from Boots. Their oil is gluten free and coeliac friendly too.
I started using the oil as I get really painful periods, and I struggle to swallow tablets like ibuprofen. When I was researching alternative anti-inflammatories, I came across CBD oil and did a bit of digging to see if it could help.
Anyway, fast forward a few years later and I’m still using it, and having snacks and drinks containing the stuff.
I must stress this; every BODY and its journey is different. I’m not a medical professional and this blog post is based solely on my own personal experience. If you have an illness or ailment please speak to a professional about your concerns.
So what is CBD and is it drugs?
CBD is a chemical extracted from the cannabis plant. Although it comes from this plant, CBD is completely legal in the UK. It doesn’t get you ‘high’ and CBD doesn’t cause any intoxication, as its the THC in cannabis which does this.
The CBD is then added to a carrier oil to make cbd oil.
There are potential benefits to it, such as pain relief, but it also can have side effects like any supplements. Dragonfly have a FAQ page to answer any of your questions! Like I say, I’m not a doctor and all I can say is how my experience has been!
How does one use it?
I administer the CBD oil underneath my tongue, and use about 5-8 drops 2/3 times a day. Plain ‘natural’ oil does taste a bit icky, but you can get different flavours.
Another way I’ve been trying it is as a salad dressing.
CBD Salad Dressing Recipe
- 1tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2tbsp Olive Oil
- 8-10 Drops of Dragonfly CBD oil
Mix all these ingredients together well and pour over your favourite salad. I made a simple grilled halIoumi salad and it was delicious.
If you don’t like the taste of the oil, I definitely recommend adding it into a salad dressing.
I’ve have had it in the form of coffee before, but Dragonfly say that their CBD oil isn’t as strong at high temperatures, so perhaps an iced coffee might be another alternative.
So what benefits did I see?
I found that it definitely helps a lot with my period pain, as I administer it under my tongue, it gets to work quickly and gently wears off after a good few hours. Coincidentally, it helps with my hormonal migraines.
I am a naturally anxious person, and from my experience, I felt a lot calmer. I normally wake up in the middle of the night at least once, and I sleep a lot better after taking CBD oil, which I’m putting down to the fact it eases my anxiety and I’m not wide awake thinking about a million things.
I feel a lot more focused in work when I use it, especially on a busy shift. Again, it could be to do with the anxiety-easing benefits.
I haven’t tried any skincare products containing CBD, but Dragonfly has a nice core range of skincare products, from lip balm to moisturiser, and they’re said to be good at preventing dryness and fighting spot breakouts.
You can purchase their range of oil and skincare products on their website, in Boots stores nationwide and all good pharmacies. They also have a range of flavoured oils to choose from, which is great!
To view their range, what they’re about and read their blog, head to dragonflycbd.com
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