Holland & Barrett Jacob Hooy CBD+
I’ve heard many of the great things CBD can do. I have a few friends who swear by it. Before, it was somewhat of a taboo due to the legality around and and then, of course, the cost. I knew, before buying this, that it was fairly weak. Realistically, you need something with a higher THC volume but that’s where things get trickier in terms of the legal side of things.
So, after seeing Holland & Barrett were selling Jacob Hooy CBD+ I figured I’d give it a try. I wasn’t expecting miracles. I read some reviews and saw a mixed bag of reports. Some folks mentioned conditions I’d heard of but knew very little about and, in some cases, some ailments were clearly in a different league to what I wanted to try it for.
I suffer with chronic stomach/abdominal pain. Ne’er a day goes by where I’m not in pain and it is often worse when my back pain starts. For quite some time, my knees have been aching and I thought I’d try this oil out and see if it alleviated any or all of my pain. I also noted that it helps with anxiety and depression.
At the time of writing this (and at the time of my purchase), H&B have this on offer – £9.49 as opposed to £19.99. I bought two bottles. On top of that, I also took out a reward card so I now have over £2 worth of rewards. Nice.
I followed the instructions and ensured I did no more than fifteen drops a day – five drops in the morning, five around midday and five in the evening. It’s worth noting that I had been off my antidepressants for over two weeks by this point as I’d done my usual – I forgot to put my repeat prescription in and then we had the snow so the surgery closed early on the day I was planning on picking it up and then had to wait until the following week. I could feel my temperament changing and my head felt like it was re-wiring itself – a bizarre and hard to describe feeling but I thought I could actually feel the chemical imbalance physically manifest itself in my skull.
I’m not going to lie – it tastes rancid. After a few days I did become a bit more accustomed to it but it’s still unpleasant however you look at it. For a week I felt nothing. No noticeable changes but then part of me thought that the lack of my meds as well as the physical toll trudging around in the snow (and ultimately injuring my back on my way in to work) may have masked any semblance of improvement.
On day eight or nine I suddenly noticed my knees felt better. No aching and no pulling sensation when straightening my legs or putting weight on them after sitting or lying down. As for the stomach pain, I haven’t noticed any change but my back has been playing up since I pulled it over a week ago and, as I said, my stomach tends to be even worse when I have issues with my back.
I’m nearing the end of my two bottles. I’m tempted to buy more due to the affordability but then part of me thinks I should try something stronger. There are two problems with that though…
- Higher price tag
- If you look up CBD you get so many sites saying they offer the best and there are a number of testimonials that reek of re-seller enthusiasm
As far as the Jacob Hooy bottles go, they’re definitely worth a shot as a starting point. If you suffer from pain or more serious conditions, you may want to look at alternatives (if I try any out I’ll be sure to dedicate a blog post or two to them) but, and this should go without saying, do not drop any current treatment plan in favour of CBD and if you are thinking of ceasing treatment, please consult your GP first.
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