What is this CBD Oil all About??!

Have you been hearing about CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) buzz??!   Seems like more and more people are open to learning more and trying it as an approach to natural, holistic healing.  People are using it for everything from anxiety and seizure disorders to psoriasis and pain management.  I am using it for myself and my 9 year old son, Jackson, with severe Autism.  We’re seeing such nice things!  It’s so exciting to see the possibilities that CBD oil has to offer!

Though CBD has been around for centuries, new research is always emerging and it seems like there’s an article out with new findings everyday!   The good news is that there’s already a ton of fascinating and helpful studies and information out there about CBD oil.

Our Experience with CBD oil and Autism:


My Facebook Live Video going into detail about what we noticed with Jackson, my 9 year old son with severe Autism

Learn more about HempWorx CBD oil, my brand of choice, HERE.

More About CBD Oil!

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is a naturally occurring chemical compound typically processed from the hemp plant. It can be taken orally—under the tongue, in food and drinks, or inhaled with a vape pen. It can also be applied topically as a cream.

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

Hemp and marijuana both come from the Cannabis sativa plant family, and the key difference between the two is their THC content. THC, like CBD, is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in Cannabis sativa plants. Marijuana has a high percentage of THC, which is psychoactive and well-known for the “high” it produces. Hemp, on the other hand, has a low THC percentage (0.3% or less). So, CBD extracted from hemp has no psychoactive effect.

What is CBD oil used for?

What is it NOT used for is the better question!

The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates and balances many functions of the body. But, when it gets out of whack because of stress, poor diet or too many free radicals (think: exposure to toxins), you may experience some symptoms: anxiety, out of balance digestive system, inflammation, a weakened immune system and increased sensitivity to pain.

Under normal circumstances, we produce our own endocannabinoids that bind to our ECS receptors and keep our bodies in balance. But, when stress or inflammation ensue, endocannabinoid production decreases. CBD oil can stimulate the ECS receptors, which supplements a naturally occuring system and helps your body find proper balance again.  The goal is for the body to achieve homeostasis by supporting the ECS.

Below are just some of the benefits with CBD oil…

Intestinal Inflammation
Anxiety & Depression
Acne & Psoriasis
Sleep Conditions
Tourette Syndrome
Autoimmune Disorders
And so much more!

How much CBD oil should I take?

The goal with CBD oil is to support your body’s Endocannabinoid system just enough everyday for optimal function.  Clear dosage guidelines will vary with each individual.  The recommendation by many integrative doctors and CBD experts is to start with a low dose twice a day and increase daily until finding the optimal dose (known as the ‘sweet spot.’   Your dosage will vary based on what health ailment you’re treating.

Other tips:

  1. Shake well before use
  2. Use sublingually: hold drops under the tongue for 30 seconds for maximum absorption
  3. Low and slow:  increase daily/weekly as needed, don’t be afraid to experiment
  4. Be consistent:  take your drops every morning and evening to achieve homeostasis
  5. Hydrate: drink plenty of water will help with absorption and detox that may occur

Where can I buy CBD oil and what kind should I get?

Not all CBD oil is created equal!  Ingredients and sourcing is important to me in whatever I bring into my home.  I look for pure, organically grown, high-quality sources that are third-party tested, CO2 extracted, have ingredients and nutrition information on the bottle, with documentation available to review.

After trying many brands of CBD for Jackson, I can confidently stand behind HempWorx.  HempWorx meets my standards for sourcing, extraction, production, documentation and function.

Learn more about HempWorx products, ingredients, sourcing, documentation, pricing and ordering HERE.


What are the side effects of CBD oil?

There are few known side effects of CBD oil. One Pub Med study lists tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in weight and appetite as possible side effects, so keep those in mind and adjust dosage you’re experiencing any uncomfortable reactions. Also, it’s important to note that certain medications may interact with CBD oil, so it’s important to space out any medications with your CBD oil by at least 2 hours.

The CBD oil industry is booming and more people are open to this organic, healing oil as an alternative (or in conjunction with) pharmaceuticals. This pure, naturally occurring remedy has the potential to help many people find relief from an array of health ailments.  I’m on a mission to introduce as many people as possible to CBD oil and hope to see it become a mainstream, accepted intervention in the near future.


Do your research, reach out with questions, let me know if you’d like to be part of our CBD Education Facebook community of nearly 7,000 people strong, and reach out to me with any specific questions!   HempWorx CBD oil has been an amazing addition to my family’s holistic health toolkit:-)

Learn more about HempWorx CBD Oil sourcing, ingredients, products and ordering🙂🌱  Looking forward to supporting you through your product experience!

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