Elixinol Turmeric CBD Capsules Review
Elixinol is another company I was introduced to via the VOXPO CBD event and I had a lovely conversation with their education team regarding which of their products would be best suited to help with my endometriosis pain. They've been in the CBD business for over 25 years and I was really impressed with their knowledge about how CBD can help individuals with endometriosis. Following said conversation, I was recommended and gifted their turmeric CBD capsules which is one of eight of their current capsule range available in the UK.
Turmeric definitely seems to be having its moment in the limelight but that's not without reason. A member of the ginger family, turmeric is usually the spice that makes curries that inviting yellow colour. What you may not know is that it's actually a really great supplement to add to your diet, especially when you have a chronic illness that causes inflammation. Why? Research has shown that curcumin can prevent the inflammatory response from happening within our body which can only be a good thing considering endometriosis is a oestrogen dependent inflammatory disease (Singletary, 2020).
At this point in time, I'll try anything to keep my endo-related pain at a bare minimum and I have had positive results in the past when I added a turmeric supplement to my diet and this advice was mirrored when I spoke to the team at Elixinol.
Each bottle contains 30 capsules and each capsule contains 5mg of CBD, 350mg of curcumin, of which there's 333mg of turmeric (curcumin is the active ingredient that is found in turmeric) and 15mg of vitamin C. The capsules are veggie and vegan friendly, small, easy to swallow with a glass of water and don't leave an unpleasant after-taste like some capsules do.
I've said previously that I like capsules as I can easily add them into my routine and that still applies, however, as someone whose daily CBD dosage is around 40-60mg a day, dropping to 5mg is pretty significant. That being said, I did like these capsules and with the lower dose of CBD, it gave me the opportunity to feel the benefit of turmeric in my system without the CBD overriding it.
To be specific, I noticed a significant difference in my sciatica pain. After a week of taking these I noticed that my lower back wasn't tender to the touch and I didn't need to apply as much topical based pain relief. As a result, this also decreased the radiating pain I experience in my hips and legs and I was able to get a better night's sleep due to being more comfortable at night time.
Whilst I personally prefer a higher dose of CBD, I would definitely purchase these again in the future, especially if they released the capsules to mirror my needs. Yet if you're new to CBD and/or turmeric or want to try a combination of the two, these are a great option.
Elixinol Turmeric CBD Capsules are £29.95 for 30 capsules.
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