What CBD Oil do you use?

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CarolSue

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I'm going to try CBD oil. I've looked online and there is no way to know which is best. I watched a video on Hempworks which claims theirs is gown in Kentucky, is the most pure, is 3rd party tested, and uses the entire plant minus the THC. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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I use a mix of CBD from medicinal cannabis and Charlotte's Web (developed by Stanley Brothers.) If you are buying commercial CBD oil online, I would only buy Charlotte's web. There are many others that have not gone through proper testing. Beware of cheap substitutes.
 

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Try to avoid oil from industrial hemp.

Haleigh's Hope and CW (mention above, and which I use) Are produced from cannabis legally classified as hemp, and are felt by many to be greatly superior to the industrial stuff.

Also avoid CBD isolate, as this lacks the wealth of cannabinoids (excluding THC) and terpenes found in the full extracts.

To determine the strength, you need to know the total milligrams in the bottle. If the bottle does not have this, avoid it.
 

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I use an oil that has 12.5% THC/ 12.5% CBD. THC has wonderful anti spasmodic properties. You don't get the full benefit from pure CBD. The combination has gotten rid of opioids and baclofen. And you do not need to take so much that you even notice a buzz. I take a larger dose at night as a sleep aid.

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I take oil made in legal states ,through trial and ( ha ha ha) error I found my dose. Don't know what it is technically
Don't need but a small dab,has all properties very relaxing,eating stimulant , and mood changer.
Nothing wrong with feeling good once in awhile!
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I do same as Vincent and chally. Great for pain relief, relaxing, sleep... and the laughs are a great side effect.
 

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The only issue I've had with the THC part of it, which I take as drops and candy, is that as little as 5 mg makes me a bit dizzy. That's why I do the THC at night. I have had the giggles from time to time and that's the best side effect, for me.

I took Charlotte's web for about a year or so before I added THC. Looking back, the Charlotte's web did help me by itself but definitely not as much as the combination. I'm hoping to work up from my current tiny dose. I definitely don't need an appetite stimulant. The Remeron takes care of that because I'm hungry all the time.
 

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I went to Charlottes Web site. There are 3 choices...

Everyday oil - 10 mg hemp per 1mL
Everyday Plus oil - 25 mg hemp per 1mL
Everyday Advanced oil - 50 mg per .06mL

What have you all started with? Suggestions?

Thanks,
Carolsue
 

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The stronger the oil is, generally the less it costs per milligram
 

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I don’t know of any study-supported recommendations on the optimal CBD dose for ALS. My advice would be to buy the intermediate strength solution, start it at a lowish dose, and titrate or adjust dose as necessary to achieve desired effect. There shouldn’t be many side effects, especially with a low to medium dose. If you find yourself using alot of it to feel better, then buy the higher dose the next time.

I get mine from a friend who grows and processes the plants organically. I don’t know the specific dose, which I realize might be counter to the advice of some in this forum, but I started with a small amount and it seems to do the job. It doesn’t contain THC, but I might have THC added later in the course of my disease if I feel I need it.
 

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It doesn’t contain THC, but I might have THC added later in the course of my disease if I feel I need it.
how do you know it doesn't contain THC?
 

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Greg— they had it analyzed and showed me the report — 0.1% THC, which is negligible.
 

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I started with the advanced. It's more cost effective. Multiple companies now sell Charlotte's web, not just the Stanley Brothers. I found one that had 20% off. Just make sure it's Charlotte's Web.

I started off with a very small dose to check my tolerance. I gradually worked up to around 50 mg twice a day. I take it sublingually along with my B-12.
 
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