If you’ve been following my Instagram stories (@thechicseries), you’ve seen me sharing some of my experience with CBD oil and I’ve been so grateful to have you share your experiences as well! Many of you have wanted to check out the brand I have been using, you can find Equilibria here! You can use the coupon code “thechicseries20” for 20% off your first order.
Two years ago, I realized something needed to change. I was not sleeping well. I found myself struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep. I was waking up at 3 am, unable to go back to sleep. I would give up, get up, and go about my day. This amount of sleep was not sustainable, and I knew I needed to make some changes. I started using a sleep mask to block the light, I removed my phone from my sleep area, and I found CBD oil through Equilibria.
Since making these changes, I sleep significantly better. I go to sleep faster, sleep better, and I have broken the cycle of waking every hour. I miss that early morning productivity time, but I know sleep is so important. While I believe the changes to my sleep environment helped, I credit Eqilibria and the CBD oil with making the most significant impact on these changes.
Given this last point, I feel lucky to have found Eqilibria. EQ is a female-founded CBD business that cares about its product and cares about you. They are a personalized CBD company, which means you can work with a dosage concierge to determine what the best course of action is for you. They know it’s essential to have the opportunity to speak to someone when you may be hesitant or confused about the product. EQ offers different CBD options, which include oil drops, capsules, and creams. The concierge can walk you through these options and how they can best help you. I take the oil drops under my tongue before bed to help me sleep. The cream is fantastic for menstrual cramps or muscle soreness when training for a marathon or after excessive pilates training (such a lifesaver for me!)
I have been pretty open about my struggles with postpartum so when one of my friends shared her struggle, I really felt compelled to help. Through my own experience I found that while we are finally more open to acknowledging that postpartum depression and anxiety are very real issues, there aren’t a lot of options to help mothers deal with it. When I asked the EQ spokeswoman about CBD and postpartum depression or anxiety here was her response:
“The truth is, studies don’t exist yet. What we do know is that postpartum depression, according to CDC research, affects one in every nine women in the USA. Which is a startlingly high number!
Research has shown that Anandamide (a cannabinoid our bodies naturally produce) helps regulate mood, appetite, and most of all increase Oxytocin. This is why it’s called the “Bliss Molecule”. New mothers often struggle with estrogen and progesterone levels that can drop radically after childbirth. Low estrogen levels mean there’s low anandamide. CBD can aid in blocking the breakdown of anandamide, and in some cases can even quickly reverse the symptoms of low anandamide.
Ultimately it comes down to a personal choice. For some women CBD is helping them stay off of harsher drugs, which they feel is the lesser of two evils; for others, they make the choice to wait until they’re done breastfeeding before starting a CBD regimen. Of course you should ALWAYS consult your doctor.”
I love the thoughtfulness of this answer and the care for each person’s comfort level and needs. EQ truly gets it, and they’ve certainly won me over with their customer care and quality products. You can give them a try by visiting their website here and you can use the coupon code “thechicseries20” for 20% off your first order for following along with me! (Just so you know, the beginner box is not included.)
If you still need more convincing that you should give Equilibria and CBD a try, I am hosting an event where I am sharing my CBD love on Tuesday ,November 12th at 9:30 am at Pure Barre Garden City.
Where: Pure Barre Garden City
When: Tuesday, November 12th 9:15am
Who: Anyone can attend! It’s an introductory level class
Why: I’m teaming up with my friend Annie of Beauty Chic To Share a Few Of Our Favorite Things Before The Holiday Madness Starts!
*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.*