How I Felt After Using Populum CBD for 2 Weeks
by Lindsay Viker
Lindsay Viker is a food blogger at EverydayDishes.com. She loves experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen and serving them up for family and friends to try. When she’s not cooking, she loves a good Netflix marathon, discount shopping, and hiking in Sedona.
"Try CBD Oil for 2 weeks and see how you feel." That was the request from the team at Populum, and I have to say I was intrigued! I have used CBD Oil in the past any time I was feeling particularly anxious, working out hard or unable to quiet my mind at night to wind down. But what would it be like to incorporate the products into my day to day routine?
They made it extremely easy for me to try by sending me a box full of their best products. Each day, I checked in on Everyday Dishes’ Instagram stories on how I was using CBD that day. Some days it was adding the tincture oil to my tea after work to wind down. Other times it was a capsule as part of my evening vitamin lineup. One day I had a terrible tension headache from sore shoulders and it was the Cold Therapy Rub to the rescue!
Watch the video below and keep reading to find out which products were my favorite, and how I’ll be using CBD oil in the future.
Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture
If you’re looking for instant relief then the tincture is the way to go. I noticed the effects of the oil within about 10 to 15 minutes after taking it. I was calmer and less achy, and would stay that way for about 3 to 4 hours - more than enough time to relieve whatever symptoms I was previously experiencing.
You can take the oil directly from the dropper by placing it under your tongue,and holding it there for about 30 seconds before you swallow. You can also mix it in with your favorite food or drinks. In the past, I’ve made a CBD mocktail, CBD popsicles, and even CBD protein balls for after a workout.
I also really enjoyed simply adding the oil to my evening tea to help me relax and let go of the day, my post-workout green smoothie to relieve sore muscles, and even a Moscow mule on the weekend to really unwind.
Full-Spectrum CBD Capsules
This was my first time trying CBD capsules, and I have to say I really enjoyed them! These were super easy to add to my nighttime vitamin routine that I always take right before bed. These will definitely become a staple of my wellness routine because it is so incredibly simple to take and the overall benefits were super apparent.
In case you’re thinking it’s the placebo effect at work, let me dispel that theory. After I finished my two-weeks with Populum, I went on an extended weekend trip to visit my brother in Montana. I rarely bring my full vitamin routine when I travel, so I left the CBD at home. After 2 days, I noticed how different my body felt without my daily CBD. When I came home and started back up with my vitamin & CBD routine, and felt right back on track.
Lavender + CBD Face Oil
The lavender CBD face oil was a welcome step in my skincare routine. My skin is on the drier side, so the overall moisturizing effect already made a massive difference.
I also noticed that my “maskne” was clearing up - something that hasn’t happened at all during the pandemic despite the variety of products I’ve been trying. Overall, fine lines were reduced, my skin had a nice glow, and breakouts are now a thing of the past.
On that same trip to Montana, I left the face oil at home (I really am a pretty low-maintenance traveler). The next day I had a massive zit on my jawline - UGH. Luckily as soon as I was home, I started using the face oil again and was all cleared up!
Cold Therapy Hemp Rub
I am a big fan of any sort of natural relief for pain. I’ve used therapy rubs in the past for tight neck and shoulder muscles that always creep up when I’ve been in the kitchen for a long period of time (chopping at a bad counter height, lifting dutch ovens, or reaching for a spice on the top shelf). Now that I’m working from home more, I’ve also been spending extended time on the couch with my laptop (not the best sitting posture I will admit).
When that neck and shoulder pain creeps up, I usually have to do a combination of ibuprofen and some sort of therapy rub to relieve the muscles. Switching out my regular icy hot with Populum’s Hemp Rub definitely made a difference when I caught the problem early.
I loved the cooling feeling, and the fact that the smell was less pungent than my regular icy hot (when my husband normally has to sit on the other side of the couch because it’s too strong for him).
Zen Pet CBD Chews
One fun surprise Populum included in my “goodie bag” was treats for my dog Chloé! She’s a 3-year old Shih Tzu and the baby of the house! Overall, she doesn’t have a big problem with anxiety or hyperactiveness. However, every now and then she’ll hear a noise she doesn’t recognize and get so scared she starts shaking uncontrollably. We normally have to hold her tight for at least an hour to calm her down. Now we can give her these pet chews to help her relax (although we still hold her - she is our baby after all!)
She also loved the flavor of the treat, which made it super easy to give to her versus when we try to give her any sort of medicine (NOT easy).
Will I continue using CBD Oil?
I have to say before this experiment, I looked at CBD oil as something you only took when you were feeling anxious, overly sore, or wanted some help relaxing. Now, after using CBD products consistently for two weeks (and ongoing!) I can say CBD oil is truly an integral part of an overall wellness plan.
Populum’s products make it easy to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. If you decide to give it a try, I highly recommend keeping a diary of how you’re feeling so you can see what a difference CBD oil is truly making in your life.
As for me, I’m going to continue with the capsules and face oil as part of my nightly routine, and keep the tincture and therapy rub on hand for those days I need additional relief.
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