Should You Take CBD? Exploring the Benefits and Considerations

Should You Take CBD? Exploring the Benefits and Considerations


I get that question. A lot. Like, a lot, a lot. You see, I use Phyotmana’s nano-CBD every day. And it changed my life. While I am not a doctor and cannot legally make any claims as to the effectiveness of CBD, I can and will, share my personal experience using CBD.


My CBD Story

Fried Egg - Brain on Drugs


I grew up as an 80’s child. I remember vividly the “This is your brain on drugs” commercials, where an egg, depicting your brain sizzles ominously in a frying pan. 

Add to that, a mother who was an ER nurse for 32 years, who also just happened to be the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Advocate at my local High School, it is safe to say I lived life on the straight and narrow. No crazy 21st birthday party for this girl, I spent the day working instead.

I, perhaps like many of you, also mistakenly lumped CBD into that same, “Do Not Touch” category. It wasn’t until a surgical complication left me riddled with pins and needles, burning pain, did I ever look outside the medical field for relief.

CBD Introduced

I was writhing in pain for the 5th day in a row, when my husband emerged, a bag of “goodies” from the local dispensary in hand. For the record, I was recovering at my parent’s house in Maine, where dispensaries have become as common as Cumberland Farms. (If you know, you know. Am I right New Englanders?!)

Imagine my surprise! The only person who could have possibly looked more shocked was my mother.

While finding a product that helped took time, see Our Story for more details, using nano-CBD not only became a commonplace solution for my discomfort, it also helped my mother find relief during the final months of her battle against pancreatic cancer.

Yes, you read that right. The only woman who was perhaps more straight and narrow than myself, also jumped fully onto the CBD bandwagon, with great results.


Does CBD Make You High?

The most frequent question I get is whether or not using CBD every day makes you high. The quick answer is that Broad Spectrum CBD does NOT have any psychoactive effects. There is a whole scientific explanation about the difference  between Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum here.

If you don’t care about the science, and only want the short answer then read on.

Stick with Broad Spectrum to avoid any THC implications. 


Does CBD work?

This is the second most common question I get about incorporating CBD into my daily routine.

It works for me, and I can’t imagine my life without it. My pins and needles pain is non-existent. So why do I continue to take it? I still have some lingering joint pain in one hip that, without CBD, would inhibit my daily activity, but with CBD is minimal at worst, and disappears completely at best.

Should I Take CBD?

I’m not a doctor so I can’t speak directly to your situation, but what I can say is that if you are in pain and desperate for a solution, CBD may be worth a try. But, please, do your research! 

CBD has become a buzzword and a fad in so many ways. Lots of companies are simply looking to make a quick buck and care very little about actually helping you find relief for your discomfort. Stick to companies that are Third-Party tested, and are transparent about showing you their accreditation.

 medical research

In closing, wherever you are on your CBD journey, I hope I have alleviated some of the stigma and confusion. From one 80’s kid to another, let me ease your mind: my brain is, in fact, still intact.

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