HoneyColony CBD Oil: A Review

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** “I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers  network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” **

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Now, onto the review!

Hi, my people! Well, here we are, post-election in the states and moving quickly towards the holidays.

When I was first diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease, now almost 4 years ago, I thought I knew what it was all about. You get bit by a tick, you might get sick, and then you are treated and cured quickly. HAHAHA!  Little did I know! So once I began researching this crazy and unpredictable disease, I began realizing that there is no CURE. That in many cases, including mine, Lyme cannot be merely treated with 14-28 days of oral antibiotics. Not even. And I began to understand, especially after being sick 6 – 12 months, that I was going to have to try out some unconventional, non-Western medicine options, to treat this bacterial infection.

I had been hearing and reading about CBD oil long before I decided to try it out. Information was mixed but the one common denominator seemed to be QUALITY of the product. Yet, I had no idea where to even begin. My first foray into the CBD sphere was, and now regrettably, a product I found and purchased from a seller on Craigslist. I know, I know. Believe me, I really was clueless, and in my Lyme social circle, no one had a recommendation for me. But I knew that I wanted to try this option. No Bueno. Honestly, I think there was turpentine in it. I tried to take it a few times, but the taste was just so disgusting, I could barely gag it down.

From that point on, I realized, and the hard way, that I needed to invest in QUALITY. I continued my research and then recently, I was offered an opportunity to try out HoneyColony’s CBD Oil. I have tried this company’s products in the past, and I have not been disappointed. I jumped at the chance to try out their CBD Oil.

Quality CBD Oil!

HoneyColony’s CBD Hemp Oil is a blend of several ingredients, including Teasel root as well Astragalus Root. You can visit this page for a much more detailed list and explanation. I have tried both of these roots before in the past with some positive effects, but not at the same time and not as a part of a CBD Oil mix. When my product arrived, I was really excited to give it a shot!

I know some people may be hesitant to try CBD Oil as there is a lot of misinformation out there, including that it makes you “high.” However, according to HoneyColony, “Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the Cannabis plant and has no euphoric properties whatsoever. This formulation offers all the health benefits of CBD without the feeling of being high.” At no point of my using this product have I ever had a euphoric feeling or a feeling of being “high.”

The first stop I made before adding this product to my daily routine was at HoneyColony’s  13 Commonly Asked Questions about their Superior CBD Oil product ranging from ingredients to usage. Since this quality CBD oil is mixed with coconut oil (no weird ingredients in this product!), this oil has a very smooth taste. There is no aftertaste nor did it bother my throat or stomach. It is silky sweet and easy to administer.  I take just a drop in the morning and then one at night. While I haven’t necessarily seen a huge impact in the morning for myself (and mornings are so, so difficult for me), I have experienced an effect in the evening. While I struggle with getting up, the joint stiffness and fatigue, lately, I have really been having sleep issues. I can go to sleep, but then I tend to wake up 3-6 times a night. It’s been a serious hindrance in the past few months.

Bundles are available!

So I started taking a drop of oil about an hour before bedtime as suggested on the  13 Commonly Asked Questions page. This seems to help me relax enough to get to sleep. Recently, I have also started taking a drop when I wake up during the night. Doing this has been beneficial in helping me get back to sleep and to stay asleep throughout the night!

Look, HoneyColony products are top-quality products! Yes, the price is higher, but again, the QUALITY is worth every penny. I’ve tried enough other inferior CBD oil options to pay twice over what the cost of one of HoneyColony’s CDB bottles cost.  I’ve thrown away more that I care to share. And this bottle that I received about a month ago is still more than half full. I won’t go anywhere else in the future to purchase CBD Oil other than HoneyColony!

Happy Sunday, my friends. Take care – B

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Hard to believe

After a decade of chronic illness, I’m still surprised sometimes. Not just 6 months ago, I was almost bed bound. I could maybe manage 3-4 hours upright daily with very minimal activity. I had to take a medical leave from work.

Last week we spent in Colorado with my in-laws. We were outside doing something every day. Hiking, swimming, white water rafting. Granted, every day I had to lay down for an hour or so to recharge, but I was so far away from the me I was in January. I know that being on vacation can definitely help mask some symptoms, etc. but it was still a gift to be able to feel mostly like a real functional person for a bit. 🙂

With chronic illness, things can change in an instant and so I’m really trying to be grateful for this small reprieve I’m having right now.

I hope you and yours are having a good June 2022. Take care. Peace-b

Some more Colorado

The Spanish Peaks

Sleep eludes me

I’m supposed to be asleep already. With my doctor appointment early tomorrow in downtown Houston, I tried going to bed early this evening. I was actually sleepy about 8:30.….but that time has passed, and I’m not sure why my brain is on. And I know I’ll have a hard time getting up in the morning! Why do our brains/bodies do this to us?

Today, I also was up fairly early (for summer 🙂) to take my mom to her doctor for a simple procedure. But the doctor only does this at the Pasadena office, which round trip is about 3 hours. Traffic wasn’t bad at all on the way there and just jammed up in a few places on the way back, so overall it was not too bad. Just long. And it turned out to be a pre-procedure needed for insurance. Hopefully, the real deal will get approved quickly, and my mom can get some relief from her serious back pain.

Once home about noon, I tried to get some things done around the house. I feel like I did a lot and yet not enough. I’ve had a few days this week in a row where I’ve been feeling better than I have in a long while, and I’m very thankful for this! However, it’s hard to pace myself after months of severe fatigue. I want to do all of the things!

Alright, I’m going to try to close my eyes. The appointment I have tomorrow with my CFS/Lyme specialist here in town is my regular 3 month visit. I don’t expect much to change at all, plus my out of town CFS/Lyme doctor just put me on a pretty entailed plan on Tuesday that I’d like to try to follow to see if I can make some much needed progress with the fatigue and cognitive issues I’ve been experiencing. Luckily, both of my doctors are cool with me seeing both of them and open to one another’s suggestions, etc., and they know each other professionally. I can only be grateful about the options I have where I know that others do not.

Have a good night, friends and take care! -b

*the photo is our dog Boo Boo. He’s a hot mess of a Chihuahua. Very spoiled and very adorable!

COVID and final exams

So, just to catch anyone up who might be interested 😉 May was flying by as it usually does, and I was finishing up community college grades, finishing up paperwork for the semester, keeping students half-way interested…We we’re rolling along, and then I got COVID. I’m glad my mom insisted that I do a home test on May 21. I honestly just thought I had a mild cold. Then it was confirmed at CVS that afternoon that it was for real.

Unfortunately, I missed the last 4 days of school (finals) and graduation, which I signed up to work 😦 And I missed my niece’s high school graduation as well (double sad faces!) It was for sure all the way around very disappointing. The worst days for me were like 3-6 of the virus. It took about 8 full days to get back to myself.

It was hard to not be at school to close the year. I’ve never missed a last day, let alone the last week! Luckily, my classes had their little end of year celebrations the week before; plus, I didn’t have any students taking a final, and my grades were already completed. Yippee!

It finally feels like summer this week. Not that I’ve done a bunch this week, but it’s here, and I made it through this semester and this year. After starting the semester on medical leave and ending with COVID, I’m so glad I made it to the finish line, not gracefully, but still! My students were so great and my colleagues really supported me in more ways than I can count.

I had my phone appointment with my out of town doctor yesterday. We’re changing the game plan since the meds and the plan I started in December aren’t necessarily giving me the progress we want to see. More to come.

We’ve had the hottest May here on record since early 1900s, and now, it’s basically July weather already, and we haven’t had any rain in weeks. Today, it’s 96 and the heat index is 104. Not sure how this weekend will go. Sat/Sun the temp is 101…so heat index? Let’s just hope that ERCOT can keep the electric grid intact. Not a joke BTW.

Take care and peace to you -belle

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Summer basking for this snapping turtle....

Black Swallowtail


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