CBD seems to have turned into a massive craze recently both for physical and mental health problems. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while, but was unsure of some of the methods involved and of course didn’t want to use something medicinal that could potentially be harmful. Mistatera gifted me their 10ml 5% CBD oil in exchange for an honest review, meaning that I can give all of you the low-down on what to expect should you venture into the new and exciting world of CBD.
“We started our journey with a mission to open a completely new field for the use of cannabinoids – supporting our bodies, to keep them as we always wanted them. In the best possible shape. In total balance.
We had a lot of experienced people present at the table for our first meeting. Colleagues with knowledge from the cultivation, processing, production and selling of CBD products. But most importantly it was the wisdom that brought us together and ignited the light in our souls. The wisdom that cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa) are so beneficial to the body that, from now on, we endeavour to make the world aware of it. Not only for when problems occur, but much earlier. Now.
With our combined experience from the feedback of our customers using CBD products, we have more than 40,000 instances to rely on. We realised that cannabinoids in general not only cure their problems, but also, and most importantly, improve the quality of their lives. The majority of customers keep using the products even after the problems disappear, because they simply live better.”
(Taken from Mistatera’s website)
Many people have reported a lot of success with CBD, however I’ve also seen reviews where people have found it didn’t really work for them. I’ve seen multiple claims that it’s a “wonder drug” but I think it’s important first of all to remember that there is no substance out there that could be labelled as such – what works for some won’t work for others, and whilst CBD may be effective in relieving pain for some it won’t work for everyone and everything. That being said, my sceptic mind was pleasantly surprised whilst using Mistatera’s 10ml 5% CBD oil.
It’s recommended to take five drops of the oil every morning and night and is fairly easy to administer – all you need to do is drop the oil underneath your tongue, let sit for 30 to 60 seconds, and then swallow. The oil has a strange taste – almost like strong tea with a syrupy texture – but it’s not overly unpleasant and you become used to it very quickly. It’s preferable to the other common method of taking CBD which is vaping – there still hasn’t been enough testing in my eyes to truly deem this as a safe practice given the possible side effects to the lungs.
I initially chose to use the CBD oil for two issues – my chronic migraines, which I suffer with daily ranging from a bad headache for a couple of hours to intense pain lasting up to three days, and for general mood and anxiety linked to suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder. I used the oil between September and the start of November, however I was then put on Venlafaxine – I ceased using the oil at this point as I knew the Venlafaxine would skew any results of the testing (however it has been interesting to compare the two together, as I take the Venlafaxine for both my migraines and my mood).
I started noticing the effects of the CBD oil on my mood within a few days, taking it just before I went on holiday. I’m the person that always gets a migraine during a flight – I still got the migraine, as expected, however it didn’t actually start until after I’d got off the plane, which was unusual, and it wasn’t as severe as it could have been.
And that’s when it got really interesting. I use Migraine Buddy to track my migraines, and looking at the past couple of months I’d been getting three and seven headaches or migraines a week, ranging between 1 and 9 on my migraine pain scale (1 being mild, 10 being very severe). Once I’d started taking the CBD oil I was averaging two to three headaches or migraines a week, with most of them ranging between 1 and 6 on the pain scale. I only had two migraines above the 6 pain rating – one of these was within the first couple of days taking the oil, when it would have been unlikely to have started working properly, and the other one was on a day where I really overdid it with work.
Mood I didn’t notice quite so much of a difference for however I’m not certain that my frame of testing could be considered valid anyway, given that I was on holiday for part of it and I naturally would have felt better from both the fact that I was relaxing and the extra vitamin D boost from the sun (visiting the Canary Islands always gets rid of my SAD symptoms in a flash). I’d say my results are inconclusive for mood, so that’s something I’d really like to investigate further as I have heard good things.
The really interesting part of my experiment came once I stopped taking the CBD oil and only used the Venlafaxine. Whilst Venlafaxine has been brilliant for my mood I noticed my migraines starting to creep up again – since starting it I’ve found I’ve been getting between two and six headaches or migraines a week, with the pain severity ranging between 3 and 8 on the pain scale. This suggests that the CBD oil really was making a difference with both the amount and severity of the attacks, so I plan to speak to my doctor about combining both the CBD oil and the Venlafaxine together to see how that works out.
Whilst Mistatera’s 5% CBD oil understandably doesn’t live up to the “wonder drug” label so many have put CBD as a whole, it’s clear to see from the results of my experiment that it’s made a difference to my migraines that has positively impacted my quality of life. Going even a few days without a headache or migraine was something I hadn’t experienced in a long time which was so refreshing.
Although I can’t vouch so much for mood I’d definitely recommend looking into Mistatera’s 5% CBD oil as an option if you suffer from chronic pain (particularly headaches and migraines) – just remember to always consult a doctor before doing so. Mistatera also offer an 11% CBD oil which is said to be even more effective in combating pain and anxiety.
If you’d like to try out CBD oil for yourself (remember to consult your doctor beforehand, especially if you are taking any other medications) then you can do so on Mistatera’s website.
It’s also worth noting that Mistatera are now selling 2ml sample bottles of their 5% CBD oil for those that just want to test the waters… These are currently free (just pay shipping) so if you’re on the fence then now is the perfect time to try it out!
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