Of the dozens of CBD products out there, I have probably tried a hundred, with varying degrees of success over the last year. I stopped taking anything for a while to reset my body and be sure I had enough information about any products I was consuming. I have been struggling with an autoimmune disorder which impacts every aspect of my life, including the ways I move and the ease with which I can come down with a cold or flu. I struggle with aches and pains that vary in their intensity, and sometimes my pain is actually unmanageable to the point that it is hard to work. I tried pharmaceutical drugs for maintenance, but every option left me with so many side effects, including foggy brain and extreme fatigue, as well as horrible digestive issues. Because I am so sensitive, it is critical that whatever products I use to support my wellness have no traces of heavy metals, harsh additives, or chemicals.
- Non-GMO hemp
- Filtration process ensuring quality control and third-party tested
- Comes in an amber bottle to keep the quality and freshness
- Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, which is derived from coconut oil, is combined with the CBD, which is high in beneficial fatty acids.
- It comes without a dropper which makes it hard to measure. I ended up buying a measuring dropper on Amazon
- High upfront cost
I was excited to read about the brand Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), as their products have been carefully manufactured with a solvent-free CO2 extraction. This simply ensures the plant and its oils have never been heated, a process that strips them of important qualities. I especially liked the gold label products, because they have undergone a unique extra filtration process that takes out most of the plant material and improves both the flavor and the quality without adding anything unwanted. The Gold product accounts for 24% CBD. RSHO Gold comes in both capsule and tincture form. Since I’m used to taking tinctures, and it seemed a little more cost-effective; I went with that option. Certainly, it was a little pricey all at once, $139 for the bottle, but when you do the math it turned out to be a deal, as the bottle contained 1,000 mg of CBD. It was easy to get used to the mild flavor, but at first, it was the only thing I did not like.
Real Scientific and Real Results
After taking the product for one week, I had not once woken up in the night with body pain, which is very unusual for me. By the end of the week, not having any pain made me actually want to walk an additional lap around the neighborhood. After my nightly walks, I am usually so fatigued I fall right into bed, but never right to sleep. While using Real Scientific Hemp Oil, I was excited to come home and finish some house chores before bed, something I can’t even remember the last time I had done. I noticed I had a lot more mental clarity and calmness as I approached my day. I found that my mind was more relaxed and less prone to racing thoughts and hyper-focusing. Sometimes my anxiety actually centers around my body pain, so having a product relieve both in one fell swoop felt like a miracle. The previous month I was having significant digestive issues, which cropped up for me in relation to my condition. It was amazing to me that this product had such a quick and dramatic impact on my quality of life. I am so grateful to have found something that is natural without any side effects.