EthicaCBD Body (Balance & Care) CBD Oil Review
It feels like forever since I've had the opportunity to sit and reflect about a CBD oil and it's definitely been a minute since I've posted a review on one. I'd been fortunate enough to be sent a bottle of Ethica CBD's Body CBD oil which arrived just as my last bottle of CBD ran out and I've been putting it through the paces over the last few weeks.
First and foremost, Ethica CBD offers a wide range of CBD products and their oils are cater to a wide range of needs; the body oil is specifically aimed for helping to reduce aches and pains, soothe stiff joints and for sports performance. A mid-strength oil, this product contains 1000mg of CBD as well as turmeric, ginger and black pepper which are all known for their anti-inflammatory properties (see my references!). This oil also contains a combination of myrcene and caryophyllene, the former is also known for it's anti-inflammatory properties and the latter 'is reported to bind quickly and easily to CB2 receptors within the body, enhancing the endocannabinoid system and positioning the body in the perfect place to enjoy the potential health and medicinal benefits' (EthicaCBD, 2021). So all in all, it's a powerhouse against inflammation!
Now, those of you that have been following my reviews for awhile will know that I'm not a fan of anything ginger flavoured, so I'll have to admit that I was slightly apprehensive when I saw one of the featured ingredients for this oil was exactly that. However, my thoughts were in vain as the flavour profile of this oil is very subtle; I actually quite liked it! The black pepper gives it a slight heat and there's a sweetness to it which makes it go down very easily. Each drop of oil contains 5mg of CBD and for reference I had 3 drops in the morning and again in the evening, totalling 30mg of CBD per day which was more than enough for my needs.
The most noticeable impact this oil had upon my health was unsurprisingly my sciatic pain. Since having my Mirena IUD removed my body has been all over the place pain wise as it acclimatises to a new normal and this oil has been so, so, so amazing at keeping the accompanying pain in check. What would have been an agonising experience has only been a minor inconvenience (so far) and I attribute this oil to that. My back and uterine spasms have been minimal and my sciatic pain has been a dull ache rather than a constant sharp shooting pain radiating from my lower back into my legs.
All in all, I really liked this oil and would definitely add it to my rotation of CBD products.
EthicaCBD Body (Balance & Care) CBD Oil is £30 for 10ml.
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