Disclaimer: I am not a physician and this article should not be taken as medical advice. Please speak with a physician or registered nutritionist if you have any questions. The following is my personal experience.
Hello, LupusChicks! So if you happened to catch my Facebook live tonight (you can see a replay here), I discussed some products I use in my arsenal against chronic illness. Many of you write to me on a weekly basis regarding which medication and alternative therapies I use, and I love to share my findings with you. If you have followed me for a while, you know no one medicine or nutrition supplement or diet has cured me, but a variety of multiple traditional and alternative therapies has indeed made me stronger and better able to combat a variety of autoimmune diseases. And this post focuses on two I strongly believe in.
Today, I will quickly give an overview of two of the products I discussed on FB – Superior CBD Oil and Bulletproof XCT Oil. I tried these products from HoneyColony, and was so thankful they partnered with LupusChick to offer a 20 percent coupon to anyone who wants to try the CBD oil. Just use code “LupusChick”
Ok, so first…CBD has obviously grown so much in popularity and we are hearing about it more often in the chronic illness community. Finally! Each one of us have an Endocannabinoid system in our body – its receptors are located all over, in the brain, our organs, connective tissue and immune system. The Endocannabinoid system (learn more here) wants to bring balance and homeostasis to our body, but some of us have a deficient system. One way people are counteracting this, and boosting their system, is through the use of CBD. The Endo system as I mentioned has receptors, such as the CB1 and CB2 receptors. THC is typically responsible for stimulating the CB1, which produces a “high,” but CBD is not psychoactive and does not make you feel high. Instead it can stimulate the CB2 receptors to help bring balance to the nervous system, help with pain, support a healthier inflammatory response, and my favorite, help you relax. And sleep! Yes, many people who use CBD oil state it helps them get a deep, restful night of sleep. And this is huge for those of use who have chronic illness.
Superior CBD oil is offered through HoneyColony’s sister site, Simply Transformative. There are so many CBD oils on the market, what makes this one different? Well:
- It doesn’t have a carrier oil that dilutes it
- It contains 6 incredible Chinese herbs that also help with different body functions
- And it is the only CBD oil on the market to contain water soluble hydrosomes that increase the bioavailability by 10X
Whatever CBD oil you use, be sure to research how much of it is actually bioavailable – ask the company! You want a product that your body will actually be able to absorb.
Again, to recap, potential health benefits of CBD can include promoting rest and relaxation, support the nervous system, it is an amazing antioxidant, and can promote a healthy inflammatory response.
Don’t forget to use code LUPUSCHICK for your 20 percent off discount off CBD oil.
Ok, now on to one of my other favorite products, Bulletproof XCT oil. We’ve all seen the coconut oil craze these past few years, and with good reasons. The oil contains MCTs which have a slew of health benefits. However, the standard american diet (which is terrible), doesnt typically contain many MCTS. Coconut oil contains about 60 percent MCTs in the form of Lauric Acid, but Bulletproof XCT oil actually extract the MCTS from the oil and offers you a higher concentration. In this product you will find two MCTS, Capric and Caprylic Acid.
MCTS are known for increasing energy and improving mental clarity. They are easily absorbed and after being digested, go to your liver where they are NOT stored as fat but instead are burned as fuel…giving you viola! Energy. I’ve tried many things to help me with energy, and in addition to some heavy duty B complex, MCT oils are also on my list.
How do I use the product? For me, I prefer to add it to my coffee or tea. You can also put it in a smoothie or in your salad dressing. I would start with a little at a time and build up a tolerance or it could make you go to the bathroom (#2)…a lot. Just a warning! (Your body should adjust over time, just start off small).
Ok, so there is a quick recap of two products I use regularly, one to help me sleep, relax and deal with pain, and the other to help me have consistent energy and help with brain fog.
Again, I am NOT a doctor, so speak with your physician if you have questions, and always do your own research. I am here to answers any questions you may have, and I hope some of the products I share with you can help you in some way!
Until next time, LupusChicks!
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