New CBD products are popping up everywhere, and it’s a welcome sight for those of us with chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety, and many other ailments. CBD is one of the two key parts of the marijuana plant, but is thanks to a recent change in the laws and regulations around the hemp plant, hemp is the primary source of CBD oil in the USA.
Recently, Vital Plan has gotten on board the CBD-bandwagon and introduced their line of CBD products – Vital Plan Select. If you’ve been around here for a while then you know I’m a bit of fan of both Vital Plan and the man behind the plan, Dr. Bill Rawls. I used the Vital Plan Restore product for over a year and found marked improvement to my fatigue levels from doing so.
Dr. Rawls isn’t just a doctor, he’s a patient, and he’s the first line of testing for all of his products. Dr. Rawls has suffered from the same issues we suffer from – chronic pain and fatigue, in the form of Lyme/Fibromyalgia/CFS/ME. He asserts that they are all basically the same and caused by a handful of viruses and bacteria. He covers all of this in his books, Suffered Long Enough, and Unlocking Lyme – both of which are worth reading.
After years of struggling with his symptoms, he decided to use his background in medicine to try to find something that could help him. In doing so, he created the Vital Plan Restore kit. And, now he’s launched a line of CBD products that are just as excellent as his other products.
Dr. Rawls was kind enough to gift me a bottle of his CBD tincture and a tube of his CBD-rich muscle and joint rub to try so that I could decide for myself if it was something worth telling you about.
I’ve tried enough hemp oil cbd tinctures at this point that I can confirm without a doubt that they are not all created equal. Even when comparing products with the same amounts of cbd oil per dose, the differences are often night and day. For me, that means they either work or they don’t. The good ones just work.
It’s clear that Dr. Rawls gets that, even in his short letter he included with my order. Dr. Rawls uses only full-spectrum organically-grown CBD oil from hemp.
If there’s a lower amount of CBD per dose I may need to adjust the dosage, I get that. However, if all things are equal and/or I’ve adjusted the dose and I’m not seeing the same results I’m used to, there’s a problem.
The Vital Plan select CBD-oil comes in a 600mg bottle. Keep in mind that this means that there’s 600mg in the entire bottle, you divide that into doses (the bottles come with a handy dropper to allow you to measure the dosage) to determine how much you are getting in a single dose.
I’m used to taking a full dropper from a 1000mg bottle, so I adjusted and took not quite two full droppers of the Vital Plan Select tincture. All I can say is it worked. I fell asleep easily each night I used it.
The big surprise for me was with the Vital Plan Select Muscle & Joint Rub. I’ve used a CBD-based muscle rub for several years, and the one thing I’ve wished is that it wasn’t such a pain to apply. Dr. Rawls really got this right by creating it in a stick. It’s similar to a deodorant stick and just as easy to apply.
While other muscle rubs have worked well I’ve found that liberally applying them to large areas can be a struggle. You have go dig into the tin of salve and try to scoop it out then try to rub it in, and it often leaves me with a greasy mess.
But, application aside, what really matters is how well it works. I tried it first after a hard day painting my house. I was sore and tight and just needed things to relax. This did the trick.
However, when I really saw just how well it worked was just this past week. I’ve been struggling with a new headache flare that’s had everything feeling tight. After another day of this I came home from the chiropractor and liberally applied this muscle rub.
Within an hour I noticed I was feeling better than I had in a couple of weeks. I actually felt GOOD, and I honestly hadn’t had a day where I could really say that in a while.
- Review: Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Beating Lyme Disease
- Review: Suffered Long Enough by Dr. Bill Rawls
- The Vital Plan for Chronic Illness
- The Fibromyalgia Treatments That Have Helped Me Most