Short n' Sweet:
I appreciate the Wife strain for anxiety reduction, and sometimes use it in tea to help me relax before bed. I'm a singer, and get a bit of dry mouth with this one, so I have to be conscious of when I take it if I have to sing early in the morning- and sometimes, since my system is sensitive, I get mildly puffy eyes when I wake up from sleep- but it's helpful. And if I don't want to worry about my personal sensitivities I just use the daytime AC/DC and Cherry instead, which I also find quite useful!
After experiencing two very hard falls during two different musical/dance shows in 2019, I knew I needed to find ways to deal with some muscular pain and dysfunction happening in my body. I was experiencing intense muscle spasms, along with what felt like burning nerve pain, and sporadic sensations of what felt like a weird sleeve of expanded tingling energy going from neck/shoulder down my arm... and I couldn't take a break from being active, because my show was moving to Broadway.
I have tried CBD tinctures before, and experienced some mild relaxing effects, but I hadn't necessarily noticed whether it helped significantly...it seemed to sometimes help relax me to get to sleep, and that was about it. I couldn't necessarily tell if those helped reduce inflammation physically...maybe? With the brands that I ordered online I've felt uncertain about whether they actually test and regulate their dosage etc (so many make claims and don't actually have the quality they may lead you to believe it contains)...and apparently many companies aren't regulating their products, so one may never quite know the dosage or if they're getting a decent quality product.
Being familiar with the owner, and trusting his desire to make high quality products, I tried these Springhill Farm CBD liquid drops- in hopes that it may help me through the intense rehearsal and tech/preview process. I began using them on and off during the rehearsal process (some of us began with an intensive dance week before we all began, and we were moving/dancing anywhere from 4-7 hours a day), and I was pleasantly surprised by its effectiveness!
Having now experimented with different strains of the liquid CBD drops, I am delighted to share that SpringHill Farm CBD is the first one that I, personally, have actually had a noticeable physical minimization of pain with.
It helped reduce the nerve tingling during my pre-pandemic rehearsal process. I hardly noticed that sensation at all, and the spasms and burning considerably reduced when using this regularly. And when I did not have my normal work-load during the pandemic, I experienced an incredible amount of traumatic and anxiety producing events- not only the global anxiety and emotional shifts that the pandemic period brought about, but massive grief from losing 16 people in 27 months, and nervous system dis-regulation due to construction outside of my window for 6 days a week from 7am-6pm... it wasn't a cure all, but the CBD really helped me with some anxiety management, and sleep. And when the live entertainment industry returned to work, I still was able to use the daytime CBD to help my nervous system with the increased demand both physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I know a lot of other Broadway athletes are constantly seeking ways to manage the high load of activity that we put our bodies through our often physically intense lifestyle (from the intense rehearsal/tech/preview/then 8 shows a week lifestyle) - I highly recommend giving this stuff a try - to help with pain reduction, anxiety reduction, as a sleep aid, or for general relaxation assistance. I highly recommend giving these liquid drops a try!
I have tried Wife, Jupiter, AC/DC, Cherry in liquid and gummy form, and the Sweet Purple Grape in gummy form- I can't tell if the gummys work, but the tinctures really work for me!
My favorite tinctures are the AC/DC and Cherry daytime variations. I use the AC/DC 2000mg for periods of higher pain, which works best for me as an athlete; and I use the 500mg Cherry in my dressing room for general stress/anxiety support. The Wife and Jupiter are good for some pain reduction and sleeping, though I personally get dry mouth and wake up with mildly puffy eyes, so something in my body chemistry (I have a lot of random allergies and sensitivities) reacts to those strains, but they are still helpful when I don't care about a little dry mouth n' such. I highly recommend giving the tinctures a try for whatever ails you!
Also, the rub and roll-ons are fantastic to keep in my purse and in my dressing room for days when I get aches and pains, whether from life or my athletic activity.