I am 49 going on 50 and not in the best health of my life but not in the worst either. I do however have many of the same aches and pains of any hard-working man my age. I do not like to take opioids for my pain, so I rely on ibuprofen and other over the counter pain relievers. I am committed to finding natural and organic alternatives to my pain issues. I believe that natural and organic alternatives offer not only pain relief but other health benefits as well.
My search bought me to a range of natural and organic pain relievers, and I was overwhelmed with options.
I Researched several different alternatives and created a set of evaluative criteria to help narrow the results down to two choices. The criteria I used was health benefits, side effects, and ease of use/purchase. Using my evaluative criteria, I found two products to start with, Clove oil(eugenol) and CBD oil (cannabidiol). I chose these two because of the research done on how they affected pain and their side effects. I further researched the products to see how sustainable they were.
I again used the evaluative criteria of health benefits, side effects, and ease of use/purchase of both Clove and CBD oil to find the ways in which they are used for pain relief and best products in my area or the internet.
- Health Benefits
- Relieves pain associated with headaches, arthritic inflammation, and
- Side Effects
- Clove oil can increase the risk of abnormal bleeding
- Ease of use/purchase
- Clove oil can be used as a topical or taken internally in a capsule. Clove oil is available both locally and on the internet.
CBD oil (cannabidiol):
- Health Benefits
- Relieves pain and inflammation along with treating anxiety, depression, and diabetes.
- Side Effects
- Side effects associated with CBD use can include fatigue, diarrhea, and changes in appetite and weight.
- Ease of Purchase
- CBD oil can be mixed into food, either straight or diluted with cooking oil, or it can be heated, and its vapors inhaled. CBD oil is available both locally and on the internet.
My choice was CBD oil due to the research and the benefits that CBD oil offered. Many of the articles and forums I used for research stated that nearly 70% or more of the CBD oil sold on the internet was either fake or contained very little CBD. My research also found that there aren’t many guides to dosage when it comes to CBD oil.
I found that I needed to buy my CBD oil in 500mg doses, and it needed to be “Full Spectrum” CBD oil meaning it was derived from the stalks, stems, and leaves but not the seeds and delivered a full range of cannabidiols. I also wanted the ability to order in increments of 100ml or more to ensure I wouldn’t run out and in case I did I needed the outlet to have the ability to overnight my order. Using the evaluation criteria of quantity available, cannabidiols, and availability. I prioritized the criteria in order of availability, then quantity and then cannabidiols. The criteria helped and I eventually purchased 500ml of 500mg CBD oil from a supplier that could overnight large quantities of “Full Spectrum” CBD oil.
I have had such a profound experience with CBD that I now carry it here at Kitchen-Cents.com/Hemp Cents.