Mahalo to Ojai Energetics for supporting the Elevating Motherhood Podcast!
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound derived from the hemp plant. I would describe hemp as a vegetable and CBD is a nutrient from that vegetable that nourishes the endocannabinoid system in the body. The endocannabinoid system works to support all systems in the body in an effort to get us into & maintain a state of homeostasis (balance).
Why I Use CBD
“I just feel more even when I incorporate CBD into my everyday life. I can feel the immediate, positive effects when using Ojai Energetics. It supports my needs in the moment as well as my long-term personal health goals.” – Lori Beth
Overall Support: I decided to try CBD when I learned that humans have an endocannabinoid system in our bodies. Discovering that it supports every other system (digestive, nervous, etc.), I started researching. Once I learned more about CBD’s beneficial effects on the endocannabinoid system, I knew I wanted to try it. I just feel more even when I incorporate CBD into my everyday life. I can feel the immediate, positive effects when using Ojai Energetics. It supports my needs in the moment as well as my long-term personal health goals.
Taking the Edge Off: Many of you know from listening to the podcast that I suffer from anxiety from time to time. It’s not all consuming, but it’s enough for me to need support. It isn’t over the top if I can keep it in check…which means me “taking the edge off” on overwhelming days. I know a lot of mamas will lean into wine to do just that, but since I don’t drink (& even when I did, I always felt worse the next day), I needed something that would take the edge off AND support my body at the same time. CBD in combination with slowing down, meditating, working out, and eating well fits the bill. Ojai Energetics’ fast acting Elixir helps me in the moment plus I feel good the next day.
Sleep: A good night’s sleep has been hard to come by in the last 7 years with back to back pregnancies, nursing marathons, and simply having 3 small kiddos in our house. I’ve incorporated Ojai Energetics Elixir into my sleep routine on nights when I’m struggling to fall asleep or when I know I need to get a good night’s rest for the next day.
Headaches: I’ve suffered from migraines since 5th grade (at this point in my health journey, I know they are hormone related). They’ve gotten less and less with lifestyle changes but I’m always looking for natural support for them. When they do come on, I find CBD to be helpful.
Homeostasis: Have you heard this word before today? Chances are maybe you haven’t. I can’t help but think it’s because our society is so far removed from a state of balance on all levels—including homeostasis (balance on a physical level)—that the word isn’t frequently used. But it’s one that I use to describe my health goals. I’m looking for balance in my body and ways to keep all systems up and running in harmony. The endocannabinoid system supports this and CBD supports that system.
Why I Choose Ojai Energetics
Quality: This is so important to me. Ojai Energetics uses not only 100% certified organic ingredients but regenerative farming practices. I try to avoid pesticides as often as I can. It’s nice to know that I don’t have to worry about them when using Ojai Energetics.
Trust: I want to know that the CBD products I’m choosing to use are high quality & from a company I can trust. Ojai Energetics puts people and the planet before profits. They truly are walking the walk with everything from their farming practices to third party batch testing. It’s nice to see a company’s values align with my personal ones.
Full Spectrum Hemp: There’s a difference between isolated CBD and full spectrum hemp that’s important to understand. Studies have shown that isolated CBD doesn’t work as well as CBD extracted from hemp with all of the other beneficial compounds like terpenes & other cannabinoids (full spectrum). Ojai Energetics products are full spectrum with the added benefit of being organic.
Fast Acting: Ojai Energetics is water soluble. They encapsulate full spectrum hemp oil into nano bubbles of water so that it can be absorbed instantly (unlike other brands that can take 30 minutes before you feel any effects).
My Favorite Ojai Energetics Products
This elixir is my main source of CBD. Fast acting, easy to use, and water soluble so I can understand and strive for my optimal dose.
I use the sports gel when I have a headache, rubbing it into my neck, the base of my skull, and the tops of my shoulders. I’ve also used it for when my postpartum hip pain was severe and experienced relief shortly after each use. I’ve rubbed it into my husband’s back, too, after a long day at the construction site. I love the clean, powerful ingredients, including: moringa, arnica, peppermint, rosemary, clove, and (a personal favorite!) calendula.
Was I skeptical at first? Sure. The endocannabinoid system was totally new to me…it was mind blowing that we’ve only recently discovered it. So, I dove into the credible literature on CBD, asked around, and educated myself. All of this landed me at the door step of Ojai Energetics and I couldn’t be happier with their products.