Pain, stress & anxiety all have had an impact on my life. Each one is a thief of precious time, energy, and parts of my life that I can’t get back.
Before my miscarriage, I was treated with over a dozen medications (and combinations thereof). The side effects have added to my health complications and never helped do more than dull the pain. As a final attempt at relief, I turned to friends who used non-conventional methods for their health.
When one of my trusted friends suggested CBD and Hemp, I know I must have given her that ‘look’ — you know, eyes bugged out, raised eyebrow. She politely laughed and explained how many misconceptions are spread about CBD and Hemp. White Cedar Natural has a very detailed article on their blog explaining exactly what hemp oil extract is – and what it’s not.
I’m not a doctor nor any type of healer, natural herbalist of the sorts; but I have learned how to read my body’s signals. Ten years ago, anxiety attacks would hit me like a ton of bricks — without notice. Now, I can feel them coming on and have learned the steps to take to minimize or even prevent an attack!
Since my surgery in 2017, I have had numerous blood work-ups and tests for the remaining inconsistencies of my levels. None have been conclusive enough to tell me that anything is wrong other than “it’s some kind of autoimmune disorder”. I’m grateful to have health insurance; however, I would need to invest thousands of dollars for testing to potentially find the source of the problem.
From previous experience, I have no interest in becoming a guinea pig for their tests or medications. If I can maintain my pain and anxiety with a natural, OTC option with limited-to-no side effects, I’m all in! Hemp extract is showing promising results in many areas — in particular, as an anti-inflammatory and pain reducer. Because of these properties, hemp extract is also making great strides as an alternative medication for autoimmune disorders.
Why White Cedar Naturals?
Chances are, you’ve started seeing an assortment of CBD/Hemp stores and sources opening their doors for business. It’s important to do your homework before purchasing and using products from these stores. If your employer requires drug screens, you’ll want to ensure that you’re using products that are 100% THC-free.
White Cedar Naturals recently sent me a bottle of their Organic & Hemp Extract Gummies – 600mg for a test run. These 100% organic gummies are a sweet and sour option for an enjoyable intake. The gummies are rich in Omega 3, 6, & 9 fatty acids, and vitamin C. Each bear is 20 mg, infused with hemp oil made from the full plant, including the leaves, stalks, and flowers to reap the full benefits.
White Cedar Naturals Hemp Gummies are GMP certified, organic, vegan, peanut-, soy-, egg- & dairy-free, are free of herbicides, pesticides, and made in a FDA-approved facility. WCN is fully-committed to using only the highest-quality of ingredients for their products. They source ingredients responsibly, ethically, and sustainably.
The gummies are slightly chewy and not overly sweet or sour. They do have more of a hemp fragrance than other gummies I’ve checked out; however, it’s not overwhelming. By recommendation, I started taking 2 gummies once per day first thing in the morning. My muscle and joint pain is a lot more manageable. Within 30 minutes, I can feel a difference that lasts for most of the day. On rougher days, I’ll take an extra gummy at bedtime and sleep like a baby!