CBD For Pain
Life does fly by. Before I knew it, my 40s had arrived, and with them came a couple of new gifts from dear Mother Nature- frequent knee pain, stress, low energy, and sleeplessness.
Frankly, I’m a realist about these things; I knew I wouldn’t be young and resilient forever. But still, with “middle-age” nearly on my doorstep, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit disheartened.
That is until I found my special weapon. Another gift from Mother Nature. It began a few months back when I complained about my aches and pains to my marathon running buddy, Ben, who is my same age.
He casually mentioned how he uses CBD oil to help with his joint pain.
Also, he said that CBD has given him more focus and clarity throughout the day and that his lingering muscle and joint discomfort no longer bothered him. He even felt comfortable signing up for back-to-back marathons two weekends in a row this year.
That made even this self-proclaimed skeptic take notice. But I still had some concerns. According to one study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 70% of CBD products didn’t contain the amount of CBD stated on their labels. And, as a consumer, that’s terrifying!
If I was going to do this, I needed to trust the source through and through. My two-fold
research process naturally led me to Zebra CBD.
First, I did a quick online poll- and by that, I mean I posed the CBD question on my
Facebook page. Call me old-fashioned, but I wanted to know if there were people whom I
trusted (more than anonymous testimonials) who’ve had success using CBD besides my
That is how I found out that Zebra CBD has a label accuracy guarantee which assures
customers like me what is stated on the label is in the product.
Secondly, I wanted cold hard facts. Diving deep into the world of CBD research and
clinical studies, I came across Emily Gray M.D., a physician at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Medical School and medical advisor for Zebra CBD who is researching the effects of CBD.
Results of Testing
Dr. Gray wrote, “early results with CBD have been promising, and we have a lot of research underway now.
I’ve had several patients using CBD with success. It’s vital that you know your source of CBD and how to use it properly:’ After hearing it from the doctor’s mouth, I returned to my online poll and was amazed by the number of close friends and family who
were already on the CBD train.
I was the only one without a clue! And funny enough, a couple of friends who commented were using the same brand as my buddy-Zebra CBD.
There was no consensus about why they were using CBD, but the top reasons given were
for muscle & joint discomfort, mood support, sleep support, stress, headaches, and overall health & wellness support.
Eventually, even the most skeptical of the bunch can be won over. With a trusted CBD
source in mind, I decided to try it.
ZEBRA CBD Products
When I viewed Zebra CB D’s selection online, I was impressed by its array of products, including CBD oils called tinctures, topicals, chewable tablets, mints, and gummies.
After reading on their website that all their products are made with organically-grown hemp, I ordered … and it arrived within two days!
The first product I tried was the rub. Now, this stuff was vital. Immediately after rubbing
it on my knee, the soothing effects kicked in.
It had that familiar menthol cooling effect, which I personally find very relieving. And the best part is, after two weeks of using it, my knee pain no longer affected my daily mobility.
On the other hand, the Zebra Gummies had a different but equally positive effect on
my body. To take it, the instructions suggest chewing thoroughly. This was simple enough,
and the taste was, well, lemony.
After about 15 minutes, a sense of calm came over my body. That is really hard to describe precisely; it’s not a “high” feeling. It’s more like an overall sense of relaxation- a chill factor. I’ve enjoyed the gummies.
While it hasn’t been a catch-all fix to every one of my health issues, it has eased the level and frequency of my aches. And it sure doesn’t seem like a coincidence how much calmer and more focused I am.
Conclusion on CBD for PAIN
All-in-all, CBD is one of those things that you have to try for yourself. Although I was skeptical, I can say that I’m now a Zebra CBD fan and highly recommend their products.
My 40s are looking up!
- Journal of the American Medical Association
- University of California at San Diego