This article was written by EthicaCBD customer and advocate, Charlie Hobbis.
“My first assumption on CBD oils was that they weren’t legal in the UK…then I assumed it was only used by people with physical health conditions for pain management!
That was until I discovered EthicaCBD!
Firstly, CBD is legal. It is an extract from the hemp plant and boasts a whole host of properties, and whilst it is a popular holistic approach to pain management, the benefits are much wider.
I have suffered with anxiety since I was a child, probably stemming from losing my father at a young age and feeling like I was treated ‘differently’ by my peers following the news being announced in assembly at school. The change was instant and I very vividly remember becoming more self-conscious, something that has stuck with me through to adulthood. Anxiety wasn’t a word I had even heard of at the age of 11, and it’s only as I’ve grown older and mental health has become less of a taboo subject that I’ve looked back and been able to identify my childhood feelings and behaviours that I never quite understood.
I’ve always been a catastrophizer, worrying the worst is always around the corner and an overactive mind has always kept me awake at night, especially throughout lockdown and the fear of myself or someone I love becoming poorly. That’s always been a fear for me after my Dad, Nan and Uncle all lost their fight against cancer, but until 2020 I never had to worry about someone I love catching something that could make them seriously poorly in the supermarket!
Since discovering EthicaCBD, it’s something I have become to rely on to relieve these feelings and ease my overactive mind. I’ve been using the pure range for around 5 months now, and whilst I was skeptical of seeing any effects before trying it out, it’s now become a part of my normal routine (so much so it’s currently with me on my holiday in Lanzarote!)
I can see why those with physical health conditions swear by taking CBD oil, but I now also understand why people just like me who struggle to switch off, can become overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety or simply just can’t sleep at night, rate it so highly.
I’m not really a drinker, so it’s rare I’d turn to a glass of wine after a long day at work to chill out, but EthicaCBD is that release for me. A quick couple of drops under my tongue and I can already feel the difference in 15 minutes! EthicaCBD’s ‘Calm’ pure CBD oil is my ‘go-to’, it’s been carefully formulated with a complex blend of natural botanicals, terpenes and organically grown Swiss hemp-derived CBD which unlocks the power of nature to help balance your emotions and fulfil your potential!
The real game changer for me is SLEEP! Countless times I’ve lay awake at night overthinking, running over my ever growing to do list, or simply just not being able to switch off. There are some nights I’ll get into bed and my eyes will shut as soon as my head hits the pillow, there are others where I can lie awake for hours on end not being able to switch off. It was back in April when I first took the ‘Night’ pure CBD, and I can honestly say that was the most restful night’s sleep I’d had in a very long time! You really do feel a wave of calm come over your body and feel relaxed and rested the following morning.
I will say I was skeptical, but the results speak for themselves and EthicaCBD is now part of my daily routine! If you’re like me, and struggle with your sleep or waves of anxiety, I would highly recommend giving EthicaCBD’s pure range a try!”