The health and wellness landscape has changed tremendously in the past couple of years. We have gone from one trend to another, all boasting their own unique health benefits. Charcoal, coconut oil, turmeric, the list goes on and on.
But ONE trend that has gained momentum and doesn't appear to be going anywhere is POT. As the Canadian government gears up to legalize weed in 2018 there is no denying that POT is HOT right now.
Oh Mary-Jane, where do I even begin to describe my relationship with this versatile plant? To make things short and sweet I'll say that I had a phase to help me get through those awkward teenage years. Times have changed and my teenage self would be super stoked that pot will soon be legal.
My 30 year old self on the other hand is stoked for entirely different reasons. I never thought in a million years that my main interest in the plant would be for health reasons BUT I am here to tell you that the hype is real!
I teamed up with Receptra Naturals to see what all the fuss is about and took their CBD oil everyday for an entire month. ~Receptra Naturals uses 100% organic, hand picked hemp plants to extract only the most premium CBD oil. Unlike THC, CBD is used medicinally and does not get you high. Why is Receptra different in the world of CBD hemp oils? Well, along with organic pure hemp extracts, Receptra oils also includes MCT oil (I also love) which has a slew of its own health benefits.
My goal and expectations: I wanted the ELITE oil to replace my pre-workout espresso shot which gives me energy and focus while at the gym or in the yoga studio. I had no real expectations for the PRIME oil since it's benefits are harder to measure on a 30 day trial, similar to a daily supplement. How to use is: Place a dropper full of oil under your tongue and let it absorb. I also included it in my morning smoothie.
What I tried: ELITE OIL - Enhances and allows you to achieve focused mental and physical performance with naturally occurring cannabinoids, antioxidants, neuroprotectants, and a proprietary blend of essential fatty acids.
PRIME OIL - A natural defense against a full spectrum of threats to your immune and central nervous systems.
Receptra also sent me some of heir BODY BUTTER, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to restore your skin’s youth and appearance as well as the TARGETED TOPICAL, which was perfect after an intense workout. It instantly fends off muscle and joint irritation, to keep your body in go mode.
Results: I simply incorporated the Receptra oils into my daily routine which wasn't hard at all. Every morning I added the PRIME to my delicious green smoothie. On days I didn't drink a smoothie I took the drops orally. I didn't notice much of a difference from this initially BUT I did notice that I didn't get anxious and moody around that time of the month. Now, it could be a coincidence... but I'm telling you, this was a total difference from most other months when I'm usually a complete grouch. I felt like it was an effortless mood stabilizer. For years my moods have been unstable during PMS and suddenly this month, they aren't. I think I'll keep using the PRIME for that reason alone.
Before I went for a run, to yoga, or to the gym I took a few drops of the ELITE. It quickly replaced my routine shot of espresso, like I had hoped it would. I found it gave me a much cleaner burst of energy. I noticed the biggest difference when I took Receptra before yoga. It made me feel mentally "in the zone". I was able to clear my mind and stay focused which can be challenging for me during meditation and yoga in general.
I'm a fan! I will continue using the PRIME daily, mostly because I'm interested to see if it will permanently eliminate or lessen my PMS symptoms. I need to know if this month was a direct effect of the oil or if it was just a happy coincidence.
I will also continue to use the ELITE for yoga and other mind focused workouts. It really helped achieve the mental clarity I need to block it all out. Which is great for when I do yoga in the park.
Of all the CBD oil out there, I love Receptra because it's completely natural, organic and made with high quality ingredients, which is all I can really ask for in a product.
If you want to give it a try for yourself, Receptra has graciously given me a coupon code for all of my loyal readers to use that will give you 10% off.
Please go to: https://receptranaturals.com/
And use Coupon Code peacelovejenny at checkout.