Is CBD Effective? Real People Share Their Experiences

CBD cannabis oil has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, with many users expressing great enthusiasm for CBD effectiveness in treating a wide variety of symptoms. Many people are more open to experimenting with alternative forms of healthcare and CBD is taking the center stage for millions of Americans. Those seeking an effective solution to symptoms ranging from joint pain, insomnia, epilepsy, anxiety, autism, and cancer are exploring the potential benefits of CBD products. Its uses extend beyond just humans as well, as many pet owners are finding CBD products beneficial for aging or ailing pets dealing with many of the same issues as their human counterparts.  


An essential component of marijuana, CBD is derived from the hemp plant, a closely related cousin of the marijuana plant. When consumed as an extract mixed into a tonic or other edible product, CBD is said to be effective by many who use it. And don’t just take our word for it: Read on to see testimonials written by real people who each claim CBD has been effective for them in one way or another. We surveyed a wide range of testimonials, pulling them from specific CBD company websites, discussion forums, health blogs and magazines, and health clinic websites. Below are some of our favorites that we feel do a good job of covering the many uses people have discovered for CBD.


Katie Glyer, customer, Rooted Hemp Co.


“After not sleeping well for years, I’ve been taking your CBD before bed for a couple weeks and getting the best sleep I’ve had in a very long time. I wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested. Thank you so much! I love your products.”


Troubleshootsback, Reddit user


“My husband started taking CBD oil at the recommendation of my mother. He would get HUNDREDS of ulcers in his mouth and down his esophagus [with previous medication]. Doctors put him on a very expensive pill (still in its testing phase) that cut the number of ulcers he would get by 75%. But that’s still usually have 10-20 at a time. It was hard for him to talk, eat, or even smile. Not sure how my mom made the connection that it might help, but he was basically like “the pills I’ve been on for years don’t really help, so I might as well try.” He began at Christmas of last year and within a month he had mostly cleared up. He gets maybe 1-2 ulcers every few months now. He has been able to put on more weight and his quality of life has vastly improved. Plus, if he had stayed on the pill we would have never been able to have kids, so that option that we once thought was impossible is now something that could actually happen!”


Harling Ross, fashion director and brand strategist, Man Repeller

“I’ve been taking CBD once a day for about five weeks now and once I officially observed its impact on my anxiety, I haven’t shut up about it. I reached peak evangelist status over the weekend when a friend came over to my apartment complaining of a stress-induced stomachache and I insisted she take two Lord Jones gumdrops on the spot. Despite the cost, I plan to continue purchasing CBD on my own once my free samples run out. I consider it an investment in my mental health.”


Patient testimonial, Dr. Allan Frenkel, MD


“The CBD was great. I still had pain but it was just sort of there – I almost went without taking any norco the few days I used it. It really helped my stress reaction and I even managed to fall asleep without pills one night (I did wake up a few hours later in pain) and I did feel like I needed to up the dose or play around with complementary herbs. It did upset my stomach a bit (Mark said the same thing), but for me it was worth it.


Now if I can just find some more in stock! I’m curious if the benefits will increase with continued use. Anyway, Thanks so much for seeing me and I’d love to keep in touch about this. With all the stuff I have going on, my body has become like my personal research project take care…”


MenuBar, Reddit user


I had really bad neck pain for weeks. Tried everything, nothing was cutting through it. And it was my mouse arm too – I have to work with that! Fellow owns a vape shop down the street from my work, he tells me to try a CBD lotion he sells.

My immediate thoughts were, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that doesn’t work. He says he has a sample bottle, and puts a dab on my fingers. I rubbed it in and said “Yah, thanks. I’ll let you know if it works.” and went back to work.

By the time I sat down the pain was COMPLETELY gone! I was like [no way]. So I went back to the vape shop and said “I don’t care what it costs, gimme dat!”

Next day a friend was complaining about a pinched nerve in his neck. I told him about the lotion I had and although he was very skeptical, I kinda forced him to try it. In less than a minute he starts laughing and moving his neck around going “Well, I’ll be [darned].”

At least I know it wasn’t my imagination. That stuff actually works.”



And there you have it. For many, CBD can be effective for dealing with a wide range of health issues. It is relatively affordable, easy to buy, easy to use, and has become a staple to the daily health regimen for many people throughout the United States. It is still recommended that those interested in using CBD should spend plenty of time researching potential side effects, and if it is a good option for whatever symptoms it may be used to help with. Consult with your doctor, research specific brands, and talk with others to learn more about CBD’s effectiveness and if it is the right choice for you. Another thing to consider is that the CBD industry is not widely regulated by the FDA or state governments, so be sure to do your research and by from only reputable brands that come highly recommended or are transparent about their manufacturing process. Any companies referenced above are brands we believe offer quality, reputable products.


Please leave a comment if you have experienced the effectiveness of CBD for yourself. We would love to hear your story.


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