If you’ve been around my blog much at all you know I’m a huge fan of CBD oil. I’ve continued to use CBD oil nightly since I first tried it about two years ago and finally started sleeping easily and well throughout the night.
CBD oil tincture is primarily what I use, but I also use topical CBD oil products, and recently have had the opportunity to try to some CBD oil capsules and other products from Every Day Optimal. The product I most recently tried is Fibro Relief CBD from Every Day Optimal.
Fibro Relief CBD is a 25mg CBD + supplement capsule that you take daily on an empty stomach. I took two capsules each morning before breakfast.
Understanding CBD dosage
CBD dosage can be really confusing. You see tinctures with these really high amounts of CBD oil listed (300mg – 5000mg), then you see capsules and other products with what seems like really low dosages in comparison.
I honestly had no idea why this was and thought that the capsules really just had way lower doses, so I was getting way more with the tincture, but that makes no sense. Then I talked to the owner of my local natural foods /supplement store and he explained.
The dosage on the capsules is what you are getting in a single capsule (in the case of Fibro Relief CBD that’s 25mg per capsule). This is usually pretty clear on the bottles.
The number of CBD milligrams as listed on a bottle of CBD tincture, however, is the amount in the entire bottle. I usually use a 1000mg bottle of CBD tincture. Each bottle contains 60 doses (1/2 dropper = 1 dose), so each dose is about 16-17mg.
To be honest, I have always found droppers rather unreliable, when you suck the liquid into the dropper sometimes you get more than other times. Some droppers have little lines to help you know exactly where the dosage mark is, but most don’t. So, if you want a reliable consistent dosage, capsules are likely a better way to go.
What’s in Fibro Relief CBD?
In addition to CBD oil, Fibro Relief CBD contains:
- Vitamin C – helps with tissue repair and immunity
- Vitamin D3 – deficiency has been linked to depression and weight gain
- Vitamin B12 – boosts mood, energy, & cognitive function
- Folic Acid – improves nutrient absorption
- Magnesium – reduces inflammation
- Zinc – helps regulate immune function and reduce risk of chronic disease
- Bacopa – antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation and improve brain function
- Malic Acid – promotes energy production and decreases muscle fatigue
- Turmeric – reduces inflammation
- Acetyl L-Carnitine – improves physical and mental function
- Coenyzme Q10 – antioxidant that helps provide energy to cells, can help prevent migraines
- White Willow – reduces pain
- Rhodiola – reduces stress
- Alpha Lipoic Acid – antioxidant that reduces inflammation
- SAMe – decreases pain and symptoms of depression
- Celery Seed Extract – diuretic that can help reduce inflammation
- Black Pepper Fruit Extract – improves absorption of Tumeric and other supplements
All of these supplements have shown to help various symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as other common co-morbid conditions.
Does Fibro Relief CBD work?
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what it’s made out of, all that matters is if it works?
Fibro Relief CBD is the first multi-supplement I’ve taken that also contains CBD oil. While taking it I continued to use CBD tincture nightly.
Prior to taking Fibro Relief CBD I’d been having a new brand of headaches and an increase in symptoms as a whole. I’d allowed those to calm down prior to starting Fibro Relief CBD but they were still there. As I write this it’s now been a couple of weeks since I finished off the bottle.
Being able to compare how I feel both before and after, as well as during I can say that I do believe that Fibro Relief CBD did help with several symptoms.
I felt less anxiety and pain while taking it. I also experienced fewer migraines while taking Fibro Relief CBD daily. So, I would say that yes, it does work and it did help.
I don’t know that it has enough of the various supplements that I would consider using it in place of others, or as a primary multi-vitamin, but I do feel that the combination of elements work together well enough to be helpful.
Warning: Be careful and discuss using this product with your doctor prior to taking, as some of these may interfere or cause issues if you are on certain other medications.
SAMe, in particular, shouldn’t be taken if you are on antidepressants. Always check with your doctor before introducing any new supplement to your regimen.
All in all, I’ve been really impressed with all the of the products I’ve tried from Every Day Optimal. They seem to have the widest range of CBD oil products of any of the companies that I’ve worked with. In addition to the Fibro Relief CBD, they also have CBD for sleep, and CBD for stress and anxiety (I’ve sampled this one in the past and it works well). They offer CBD in tinctures, capsules, e-liquids, gummies, and chewing gum. They even offer a topical product now.