If’ you have fibromyalgia and have researched much at all, you’ve probably run across Dr. Ginevra Liptan. Dr. Liptan is not only a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, but she also has fibromyalgia. After spending years using herself as a guinea pig for treatments, she now has a clinic specializing in treating fibromyalgia.
Dr. Liptan is also the author of several books on fibromyalgia including A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor and Figuring out Fibromyalgia: Current Science and the Most Effective Treatments.
One area that Dr. Liptan has spent a lot of time researching is the use of CBD oil for treatment of fibromyalgia. She shared some great info in a couple of videos a few months ago on using CBD oil for fibromyalgia treatment. You can watch those videos below, then keep reading for my review of her new product line.
Concerned with the quality and lack of testing of many of the products on the market, she decided to launch her own line of CBD products – Frida Botanicals.
Dr. Liptan sent me samples of her three new products to try. I’ve tried several CBD oil products now and have found that the quality really does vary. As such, I won’t share products here with you that I’ve not personally tried and found helpful. (If you run across a product and want to ask my opinion, feel free to email me).
I received a 15ml bottle of the Frida Bontanical CBD Oil. This is a 500mg CBD oil, containing 33.4mg of CBD oil from hemp. CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states. The suggested use is one dropper 1-4 times daily.
In one of her videos, Dr. Liptan talks about how fibromyalgia patients may need more oil more often, taking it throughout the day to get the best effect. I’ve found that personally I see the best results taking it at night and that it makes all the difference in may ability to fall asleep and sleep well through the night.
Because the oils I’ve been using were 1000mg cbd oils, I took two droppers of Frida Botanicals at bedtime and found that it definitely did help me fall asleep and sleep well. At two droppers per day the bottle lasted me about two weeks.
Dr. Liptan also sent me a 3oz tube of the Frida Botanicals magnesium cream. Magnesium oil is great for fibromyalgia as it helps relax muscles and reduce pain and stiffness. This magnesium cream is great as it isn’t oily (like some magnesium oil lotions) and rubs in easily.
The cream should be used directly on the areas where you hurt and you can use it as often as necessary with no risk. (The only thing I would say is that you probably want to avoid using any magnesium oil products on areas you’ve just shaved – that can burn a bit).
Lastly, I received a 20z jar of the Frida Botanicals CBD Muscle Balm. This topical product combines CBD oil with arnica and 10 other plant extracts to help soothe sore muscles and joints. It applies easily and isn’t sticky or messy.
You can use the muscle balm and magnesium cream together (in either order) for better effects. And, this is just what I did last week when I woke up with my hip killing me. I applied both products to the area of pain (which was pretty much my whole hip) and I did find some relief.
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I have new to fibromyalgia (less than a year), but have had hashimotos, and the list goes on for much longer. CBD is very helpful. Though in many articles I have read it appears that a high amount of CBD combined with a low thc can also be beneficial. Do you have any thoughts about this? I am trying different ointments out to find what works best for me.
If you are in a location where you can get access to High CBD/low THC concentrations, then absolutely I’d go that route. Sadly, in the US most of us still can’t get access to medical marijuana and have to make due with CBD only.
Thank you for all this information.
I too have been diagnosed with everything you have except endometriosis but I guess I make up for it many more ailments.
It seems we all have a long list that never seems to stop growing.
I have been reading so much on the effects of CBD has on fibromyalgia. I have been searching far wide for something to even ease any pain. I found your channel on YouTube and was instantly hooked.
The only was that I was saddened by the fact I you don’t have international shipping. I am currently based in South Korea and my partner is the one with fibromyalgia. I would deeply appreciate it if there is any possibility of getting international shipment.
Thank you and I look forward to your reply
I do not personally sell CBD oil. I am an affiliate of a few different brands but I can’t speak to their international shipping. The laws vary so much from country to country that many companies find it best to limit international shipping on products like this to avoid potential issues. A google search showed me that medical cannibus is legal in S. Korea and that can also affect shipping of CBD products, in that in most areas where medical cannibus is legal international shipping of the products is tightly controlled, making it difficult and expensive, if not impossible/illegal.
L. Myles says
Which CBD Oil do u like the best Frida or Every Day Optimal?
They are about equal. EDO has a lot more options available (ways to take it and strengths), but Frida is adding more higher strengths so that helps even things out. I think I like the taste on EDO better, but you can always add a drop of peppermint oil to Frida to make it taste better.