I've been waiting a LONG time to write this blog post. This? Is my full Equilibria CBD review. After over 4 months of trying their products for the first time. Now, I'm going to be honest. I was NOT interested in trying CBD products. In fact, I was pretty sure I never would. Enter 2020. Last summer, I started to have some issues related to my thyroid condition. After adjusting my medication, things were MOSTLY under control aside from, some joint point and swelling of my legs and fingers (these are pretty common issues with hypothyroidism and tend to get worse with age).
I'd been doing some research about CBD as an anti-inflammatory, when the team from Equilibria reached out. They wanted to send me a month's worth of products to try out. No strings attached. So I did MORE research. And I had a meeting with their team. After all that? I figured, I'd TRY. There were a number of benefits to CBD that I was interested in. And I loved everything about Equilibria as a company. Plus, if it wasn't for me, I had no obligations so…..why not? I figured, I'd share my personal experience if it was good.
Some of the Benefits of CBD that interested me:
-pain relief: Multiple studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain or temporary muscle aches
-reduce anxiety and depression: while I believe it's important to clarify, CBD is not a replacement for mental health medications, it can definitely be an addition to traditional medications or an option for those who don't require medication to help with anxiety and stress levels
-anti-inflammatory: this was a huge interest to me, CBD is currently considered one of the safest anti0inflammatory options
This was where I had the WRONG info. No matter how many times people insisted this wouldn't “get you high”, I was apprehensive. Was there REALLY a difference between CBD and…..you know? The facts? CBD is a natural ingredient found within industrial hemp flowers. It has been proven to have positive impacts (both mental and physical) when taken in correct dosages and taken consistently. CBD creates no impairment.
How It Went: Now let's talk about my experience. After talking with the Equilibria team, I decided to start with their regular strength daily drops. These are probably their most popular product. They are taken from a dropper under the tongue, mostly in the evening. Daily drops are meant for targeted and fast acting results (probably why they are usually recommended for anyone addressing sleep issues). After a night or two, I decided they weren't working for me. Now, sleep was never my issue (thank you thyroid condition). I was really looking for anti-inflammatory effects, and a mood lifter throughout the day.
After a week, I made an appointment with my dosage specialist. This? Is one of the reasons I love love love Equilibria. Once you are a customer, you can call or email a personal dosage specialist for advice as often as you like. They'll help you dial in on what products are best for you, when to take them and how to best meet your needs. I was IMPRESSED. We had a thirty minute phone call. My specialist asked a LOT of questions, and followed up after via email. She reminded me I could make more appointments or email with any follow up questions and that we could always continue to adjust if needed!
My specialist's recommendation? To do a daily softgel each morning (with my breakfast), and to use Relief Balm as needed for sore joints or muscles (remember how I started weight lifting in January? sore muscles were definitely a concern). She reminded me to wait a week to see how I felt, and that it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to see full effects.
Four months later. Here we are. After the first month of products they sent, I became an Equilibria CBD customer and have bought my own products ever since. And this routine? Is perfect for me. I feel less edgy, and calmer (thanks to the daily softgel). And after a tough workout (or a day on my feet walking around our favorite local theme park)……relief balm is the first thing I reach for.
My biggest tips when it comes to starting with Equilibria CBD? Utilize your dosage specialist and sign up for a monthly subscription. It's the most cost effective, and you won't need to worry about constantly placing orders. My softgels are on a subscription (which helps me maintain consistent use), and I order the relief balm when my other starts to run low.
Daily Soft Gels (10mg CBD per capsule): These daily softgels are my top choice product. They're a slow-release, so you would usually take these in the morning for an uplifted mood all day or at night for a calmer, more restful sleep.
Daily Drops (10mg CBD per 1ml dropper): Daily Drops are a faster acting product that give you more targeted results (this is the brand's cbd oil). These would be great if you have trouble falling asleep or for high stress situations. You can buy unflavored or mint flavored.
Relief Balm (500mg CBD per 1oz jar): Sore muscles? Joint pain? Arthritis? Cramps? Lower back pain?This relief cream is perfect for targeted support. You can use it multiple times a day if needed. This is my go to after a hard workout or a day on my feet at our favorite theme park.
Daily Treatment Oil (500mg Full-Spectrum CBD+ 7 Nourishing Botanical Oils – 1oz): I just ordered this skincare product and I've enjoying trying it, so far, it's a home run for me! The Daily Treatment Oil nourishes and renews skin with seven nutrient-rich botanicals. It helps to moisturize and heal using Sweet Almond, Litsea, Olive Squalane, along with CBD. It will support a range of common skin concerns – from dry skin to sun damage to pore size, I'm using it as the last step in my nighttime skin care routine and daytime routine. It absorbs well and really helps to balance and hydrate my skin! It also feels soothing and calming to my rosacea. Warning, this has sold out a couple times already, so get on the waitlist!
Balance Bath Bombs (50mg CBD each): I can't believe how many people I've seen RAVING about these bath bombs. So I gave in, I ordered them. The set of 4 bath bombs includes 2 Lavender Lemongrass CBD Bath Bombs and 2 Cardamom Rose CBD Bath Bombs. They'll be GREAT for sore muscles!
Mindful Mineral Soak (200mg CBD per bag): Since I hopped on the self care train, I decided to try the mineral soak as well. The soak nourishes the skin as the CBD soothes your muscles and joints, and the bag is filled with enough soak for 4 baths.
Want the most bang for your buck? These bundles are the best deals (and are even better deals when you buy as a subscription):
These are great for getting a monthly delivery of your daily routine products, and really helped me get a cbd routine in place.
Essential+: This bundle contains CBD Gummies, along with Daily Drops and Daily Softgels. Bought individually, these products would cost $174. As a bundle, the $139 or $111 with a subscription (and 15% off THAT with code lipglossandcrayons).
Balance+: The Balance Box contains a package of the daily softgels and the daily drops for $83 (plus 20% off if you do a subscription AND 15% off THAT with code lipglossandcrayons)….bought separately these products would cost $92.
Calm+: This Equilibria bundle contains Rapid Calming Melts (15 ct), Daily Drops, and Daily Softgels. This is a great bundle for both daily routine support and extra support when needed. This one costs $124 for a one time purchase and $99 with a subscription (valued at $156).
Relief+: This bundle used to be called the Brilliance Box. It's a curated collection that contains daily drops, daily softgels, and Relief Balm for muscle soreness and targeted aches and pains. Separately these products would cost $174. This bundle is $139 for a one time purchase and $111 for a subscription (another 15% off with my discount code lipglossandcrayons).