Chronic conditions are on the rise as 45 percent of Americans, or 133 million, suffer from at least one, leading to seven out of every 10 deaths. Thanks to Western Medicine, sufferers often don’t realize there are tangible and safe natural ways to find combat the ailments these conditions bring.
Take autoimmune diseases, for example, which affect more than 50 million Americans. Relentless pain in joints, muscles and bones, mood swings, depression, insomnia, irritable bowels, constant inflammation, severe migraines, and morning rigidness in limbs are only a few of the many symptoms autoimmune sufferers deal with.
In this past few years, CBD oil has gotten more attention as researchers and sufferers of chronic conditions have openly shared the numerous health benefits of this plant compound that comes with no psychoactive reaction. Superior Cannabinoid Oil has been formulated with the highest of ingredients and care to create an elixir that can help combat inflammation, boost immune response, increase energy and stamina, and ease musculoskeletal and nervous system pain. With organic plant ingredients, supercritical Co2 extraction, and 10x bioavailability compared to most Cannabinoid oils on the market, Superior Cannabinoid is formulated to bring relief and change to sufferers of chronic conditions. Of course this works best along with a holistic regime.
4 Bloggers’ Perspective On CBD And A Life Of Chronic Conditions
We sent free bottles of Superior Cannabinoid to a group of health bloggers to review via the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network. We compiled four of the most life-changing reviews to show the impact Superior Cannabinoid can have in as little as a month’s time for people who have chronic conditions:
1. Kristine Kersting Of A Life Well Red
Kristine suffers from fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). All are autoimmune conditions that cause the body to turn on itself and attack healthy tissues, joints, and muscles. All lead to inflammation in the joints, fatigue, sensitivity to pain, and gastrointestinal imbalance.
Like many fibromyalgia and CFS sufferers, Kristine lives in constant pain complemented with limited mobility. Recurring pain results in limited sleep and the body is then unable to rest and provide its natural restorative properties to bring relief to joints and muscles, keeping sufferers in a chronic loop.
Kristine used Superior every day for over a month and began to notice three key changes within the first few weeks:
- Calmer response to stress. More “even” in her emotional responses.
- Improved metabolism. Her digestion improved.
- Reduced pain levels. Kristine spent several days repainting her house, and while it did not take away her pain completely, she noticed about a 30 percent reduction in pain levels. She also did not experience the “flare-up” she was expecting after doing this kind of manual labor.
Autoimmune sufferers often refer to “flare-ups”, which is when a person’s symptoms suddenly return and forces them down for the count. Triggers include hormonal changes, overdoing it, or accidentally eating a food allergen like gluten.
For Kristine, a very physical task such as painting would normally lead to a flare-up which would have caused her to be debilitated for an extended period of time. Regularly using Superior Cannabinoid reduced her symptoms, providing her with more energy and freedom to enjoy activities such as long walks and regular exercise.
Superior was able to bring mental support to minimize stress and reduce pain levels, breaking the loop that fibromyalgia and CFS sufferers get stuck in.
2. Claire Saul Of Pain Pals
Claire suffers from chronic pain due to Cauda Equina Syndrome — a condition that causes extreme pressure and swelling of nerves at the end of the spinal cord. In her case, a slipped disc was the initial cause. However, it was more severe than the soft inner portion of the spine bulging out; for Claire, the entire inner portion completely ruptured out of the disc.
One of the biggest problems facing Claire is disturbed sleep. “Like many chronic illness sufferers, my sleep is at best disturbed and at worst nonexistent.” Claire uses a spinal cord stimulator for daytime pain relief. This device is surgically placed under the skin in the lower ab region or near the glutes and through the use of small wires, carries a current from the device to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord. When turned on, it reduces pain by interrupting the pain signal that typically reaches the brain.
Unable to use her spinal cord stimulator to receive OxyContin during the night, Claire’s nerve and joint pain worsened, especially as the temperature dropped. OxyContin is a common pain medication that contains some of the highest doses of oxycodone — the active pain relief ingredient — compared to other opiates. The high dose of pain relief makes OxyContin highly addictive, resulting in it being commonly abused. Although it offers temporary relief, side effects include: seizures, confusion, impotence, nausea, and like most narcotics, shallow breathing, which in turn can cause death if breathing becomes too weak.
Taking Superior Cannabinoid before bed has allowed Claire to find relief in her soft tissues and joints providing comfort within about 30 minutes, lasting for several hours. This allows her to perform some of the moderate exercises that are essential to ensure mobility and stave off further deterioration.
Overall Claire felt relief mostly in her shoulders, hips, and hands. She also reported relaxed joints and muscles, increased mobility, more lubrication in her joints, and increased sleep. “While it did not eradicate all my pain, I have achieved a better sleeping pattern and have gained relief for my joint pain.”
Superior Cannabinoid Oil provides the same relief as prescription medication, without any of the risks opiates have.
3. Heather Burkhart Of The MS Life
Heather lives with Relapse-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS). MS is another autoimmune disease that involves immune cells attacking healthy tissue. In the case of MS, it’s the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves that are under attack. RRMS is specifically noted as recurring inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS), whereas progressive forms of MS occur in other places.
RRMS can manifest as eye pain, vision impairment, numbness, stiff muscles, poor balance, and a host of other symptoms. Poor balance, insomnia, severe migraines, were Heather’s most prominent complaints.
For Heather, Superior most noticeably helped relieve pain. Having mostly used narcotics (Copaxone) to treat her pain, Heather found change in both her nighttime and daytime pain.
“As someone who works 40 plus hours a week, this is a relief. Also, the best part of it is that I’m no longer relying on narcotics for my pain during the day anymore. I like that the Superior is all natural and [has] organic botanicals.”
Copaxone is a RMMS specific drug that contains four amino acids that act as an immunosuppressant. It is injected under the skin and is meant to prevent the frequency of flare-ups. For Heather, five months of regular use offered no significant difference to her condition, while using Superior Cannabinoid for one month brought pain relief throughout the day. Not only was she able to enjoy regular everyday activities, she was able to give her body the break it needed at night to recuperate from a 40+ hour week and studying for her Master’s.
4. Kristin Tousignant Of Mini 2Z
Kristin lives with four autoimmune conditions: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA type 1.5), lupus, and fibromyalgia. Hashimoto’s thyroid disease manifests as constipation, depression, enlarged thyroid, fatigue, joint stiffness, muscle weakness, puffy eyes, sensitivity to cold, slow heart rate, swelling in extremities, and weight gain. LADA is a more slowly progressive form of type 1 diabetes, often misdiagnosed as type 2. Lupus leaves sufferers with joint pain, rashes,, chest pain, headaches and memory loss. Fibromyalgia causes chronic muscle pain, fatigue, morning stiffness, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Kristin lives with gastritis, nausea, constipation, insomnia, diarrhea, migraines, and pain due to her chronic conditions. The four autoimmune conditions cause extensive discomfort and imbalance in her life. Use of Superior has provided her with relief:
“As I’m writing, I am realizing that my nighttime pain has decreased since I’ve been using [Superior]. I’ve been getting searing pain in my back, hips and legs. I can honestly say that the CBD oil has helped.”
Ongoing research continues to show the benefits for CBD and chronic conditions. For an autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia, a study shows that 100 percent of participants found pain relief using CBD. CBD has also suppressed central nervous system inflammation in encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis. CBD may be exactly what chronic disease sufferers are looking for.