By now, the entire world seems to have hopped onto the CBD bandwagon—even your mom is probably sipping on CBD soda in the afternoon—and it’s for a good reason. It has a reputation for delivery calming effects in a natural, accessible, and simple way.
If you aren’t familiar with CBD (or don’t know the specifics), it’s short for Cannabidiol, which is known for its anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing, and mind-lifting effects. It’s part of the hemp plant that you can take for its calming effects, but without the high that THC gives you. If you’re afraid of CBD because you associate it with marijuana, fear not: by definition, marijuana needs to have 0.3 percent THC or higher—which hemp does not.
Another perk of CBD? It can be taken in a variety of forms—from capsules to drops to creams to, yes, even drinks. There’s a form of it for everyone, and after months of trial and error, our team has found the product that works the best for each of us (and what we’re looking to get out of CBD) with the help of Equilibria. Instead of blindly picking up the same CBD oil your friend has, Equilibria take the guess-work out of the process by providing you with products and dosage tailored to you.
Our editors all started with the Brilliance Box and with the help of Equilibria’s Dosage Specialist, found a routine that works best for them. No more Googling how many drops you should be taking and winging it—this process is literally made for you.
A well-rounded and effective CBD routine includes a combination of all three products. But today we’re focusing soleley on the one (yes, only one!) product they consider their holy grail. Read on to see which must-have they can’t stop reaching for:
I've seen physical therapists and chiropractors pretty regularly since I was in high school—as a runner, former athlete, and current neck-stress-holder, I've frequently sought relief from muscle pain and sports-related injuries. Now that I'm an adult, I'm constantly on the lookout for products to help with my tight neck, shoulder, back, and leg muscles. This cream is an absolute gamechanger—I rub it on my neck at least once a day as I hunch over my computer while working, and I like to rub it on sore muscles and joints after a long run (or even just when waking up stiff from a weird night of sleep). Additionally, I love slathering it all over my lower stomach before and during my period—it soothes my cramps SO well (and I don't say that lightly—I really mean it!).
As I'm sure many of you can relate, my stress levels have been a bit higher than normal in recent weeks. Of course that is the opposite of what you want for yourself when you're trying to stay healthy. In an effort to keep myself feeling good physically and emotionally, I started taking Equilibria's daily capsules every morning along with my vitamins. The capsules are fat soluble and I have avocado almost every morning, so it works perfectly. The slow release helps me maintain a much-needed calm throughout my day, allowing me to focus on work and my family, and less on spiraling thoughts about the current state of the world.
When I tried Equilibria, I wasn't new to CBD; however, I was so intrigued to try their products for my endometriosis pain. I started with the Flavored Daily Drops at night, and then I tried them in the morning. I ended up loving them so much that I take one drop before bed and one before I start work in the morning. I notice a slight difference in my endo pain, but it's everything else that has made me love them. In the morning, I notice I have less anxiety toward the day, and I have more focus at work. At night, I fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer rather than tossing and turning endlessly all night. Overall, having less anxiety and better sleep does help my endometriosis, which I often notice is exacerbated by stress. My favorite of the Flavored Drops is the mint—Unflavored CBD tastes like hemp and my palette just can't handle it (sorry not sorry). The mint helps balance the hemp flavor and makes the drops more enjoyable to take.
I've been a CBD-user for quite some time, but my biggest problem is always laziness. I always forget to take CBD from a dropper, and the relatively nasty taste doesn't encourage me either. Enter: these miracle capsules. I keep them next to my coffee pot and take them in the morning with my breakfast (they're fat-soluable), and remember to take them every. single. day. It's by far the easiest and most convenient way to take CBD, and I feel overall much calmer and at-ease since I've gotten into a routine with them.
I have been a loyal user of the Equilibria products—specifically the pain cream—for almost 18 months. One of the reasons I love this product so much is its versatility. I use it regularly for the aches and pains from lugging my 27-pound toddler around, for sore muscles after running and working out, for my endometriosis pain (I rub the cream on my abdomen), and to help with sleep and stress. Rubbing this cream on various body parts for all of these problems has helped relieve pain and make me feel better on a daily basis.
As per FDA guidelines, Equilibria CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.