CBDiary is an article series that features real women’s experiences with CBD products. The purpose is to anonymously share how women use CBD, what worked, and what didn’t. We’ve learned CBD is very personal and what works for one might not for another – everyone is unique.
Occupation: Business Development
Industry: Tech company
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Wellness routine in a phrase: “Less is more but I’ll try any fad once”
Products tried: Bloom Farms Tincture
What I wanted: Looking for something to help me relax
“I moved out to LA to work in entertainment and started in the mailroom at one of the largest talent agencies in the world. After a few years, I worked my way up to become an agent and discovered that I was passionate about the intersection of tech and entertainment. Now I work for a tech company where I’ve built a community to support a group of emerging entrepreneurs.
I have definitely tried to carve out more time to take care of myself. I think it’s much more important now. For me, taking care of myself includes sleep – getting enough hours in the evening. Going to the gym – at least three times a week. Trying to eat fairly healthy while still being a foodie so certainly splurging on the weekend but trying to stick to my more healthy diet during the week. Typically I think I use stress as a motivating factor to accomplish more in my daily life but when I’m most stressed I go to the gym to help me relax. When I first heard about CBD I was very curious to learn more – you could say intrigued.
What I used CBD for
To reduce anxiety and achieve a more mellow state – a combination of professional stress and dating life stress.
I used Bloom Farms Tincture, at first I was a little nervous about how to find the right dosage. Once I got used to the dropper, I was fine. I felt comfortable using the tincture. It felt safe and easy.
Day 1: I started on a Friday evening with a smaller dose of 2.25 mg. I got home after work, had dinner, tried it and sat on the couch watching TV. At first, I was a little unsure if I felt anything or if I was making myself feel it. I was anticipating what the reaction would be. I did feel slightly less distracted by what had occurred during the day.
Day 2: I tried the tincture again at the same dose and felt a bit lighter. I decided to step it up because I didn’t think I was achieving the full desired effect.
Day 3: I chose another day in the week and doubled the dose after work. I was really stressed and had a lot on my mind and after I took it, I definitely felt the effect. I felt much more focused and that I could really leave work behind.
I would probably use CBD more at high peak stress times, which could be a couple of times a week or could skip a week. I’d like to experiment with it a little bit more. I had predominantly used the product to help me sleep. I associate that more relaxed and clear-headedness with going to bed. I have struggled being too distracted in the evening prevented me from being more effective with my time. I’m curious to know how it could impact productivity during the workday.
I liked it and would recommend it to a friend.