(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR or a medical health professional. Always speak with your doctor before trying any new drug, supplement, or treatment.)
If you’re a member of any of the Tinnitus Facebook groups, you’ve probably noticed an increase in the number of people talking about CBD products.
If not, allow me to give you brief introduction: CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is one of 113 different naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the marijuana/hemp plant. On its own, it’s non-psychoactive which means you cannot get high from consuming CBD. Yet it’s believed to be responsible for many of the medicinal effects of cannabis.
CBD has helped me to manage my stress and anxiety levels more than anything else I’ve tried. It doesn’t seem to directly reduce my tinnitus levels, but it completely relieves my stress and anxiety, both of which are huge triggers for me. Stress reduction is a big part of managing tinnitus, especially early on in the habituation process.
So from a stress point of view, CBD has indirectly helped me more than I ever could have imagined. And after more than 6 months of daily use, I continue to be blown away at how much it seems to improve my quality of life.
In the coming months, I’m going to write a lot more about CBD. I plan to write a comprehensive guide to using CBD for tinnitus (and chronic illness in general). I will be reviewing new CBD products, letting you know about CBD related research, and reaching out to CBD companies to try to get discounts for everyone!
In that spirit, I want to tell you all about a new CBD oil that tested extensively over the last 2 months from an amazing company called CBDistillery. Before trying CBDistillery, most of my experiences with CBD were limited to Charlotte’s Web Hemp Oil. It was exciting to try a new CBD oil from another leader in this space.
After waiting 13 business to receive my most recent order of Charlotte’s Web, I was delighted when my CBDistillery order arrived after only 2 days, and ordering itself was a breeze.
CBDistillery offers a great variety of CBD products from full spectrum CBD oils of varying concentrations, to isolated CBD powder, pills and capsules, disposable vape pens and vape cartridges, capsules, topical creams, and more. It’s an amazing selection, and the pricing is excellent, though it can be bit overwhelming if you’re new to CBD or if you don’t know exactly what you want.
For my first order, I decided to go with the 500mg 15ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture. At $35 plus shipping, it’s less expensive than everything else I’ve tried from Charlotte’s Web, and at a higher CBD concentration per milliliter than what I was using before, requiring less oil per dose. I’ve since tried the 1000mg CBD 15ml concentration, and like it just as much. In fact, it’s become my goto CBD oil for the last few weeks. (I’ve been using the disposable CBD vape pens too, which are also excellent – review coming soon!)
But CBDistillery offers several lower priced CBD products as well, which are an excellent way to try CBD without breaking the bank. If you’re interested in trying CBD Oil for the first time, I would recommend either the 500mg Full Spectrum Oil that I ordered or the 250mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil ($20).
After 2 months of daily use, my results have been wonderful! I’ve experimented with dosages between 5 and 30 mg of CBD, though 10-20 mg is my sweet spot, and I’ve actually found it more effective than Charlotte’s Web for helping me fall sleep. For anxiety and stress relief, it’s equally as effective.
Within minutes of sublingual dosing, I feel my anxiety melt away. The tension in my chest and stomach releases as a subtle relaxation washes over my body. I feel sharper in a certain sense too. It’s an enjoyable, relaxed focus that helps me to be more productive. I know many of you have experienced this effect as well.
The taste isn’t bad either, though not nearly as pleasant as the mint chocolate and olive oil flavors of Charlotte’s Web. CBDistillery’s CBD oils smell and taste like, well, like hemp. It’s not unpleasant in the least, and far better than other oils I’ve tried, but Charlotte’s Web is delicious and sets a high bar for comparison. (I honestly have no idea of how Charlottes Web was able to make their oils taste so good!)
Final Thoughts and CBD Oil Recommendation:
All in all, I’m incredibly impressed. I highly recommend CBDistillery, especially if you are interested in trying CBD and looking for to try it for the first time.
I’m also excited to review some of the other products they have to offer, so expect additional reviews in the coming weeks!
If you want to try CBDistillery, I recommend starting with one the CBD oils and experimenting with the dose.
And best of all, I was able to get a discount code for Rewiring Tinnitus!
Use the offer code TINNITUS-CBD at checkout for 5% off!