By Amanda –
Zion Medicinals is a company that offers full-spectrum hemp CBD oil. The bottle I tried was the 750mg strength. The company offers their oil in two versions: the 750mg Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, and the 1500mg Spagyric Full Spectrum Hemp Oil. They offer their oil in hopes of helping individuals with insomnia, anxiety, and even chronic pain.
The dosage guidelines on the website were created for the 1500mg Spagyric Full Spectrum Hemp Oil. For insomnia, the website recommends starting with 1/2 dropper sublingually before bed and dose up to 3 full droppers per night before bed.
Then for anxiety, they recommend starting with 1/2 dropper 1-4 times daily as needed and dosing up as needed. They also hope that some relief might be found for those with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia. For chronic pain they suggest starting with 1/2 dropper 1-4 times daily as needed and dosing up if needed. The dosage suggestions have ranges because we all have different tolerances for medications and this is no different.
Due to the differences in the strengths of the oils, I was not able to go up high enough to fully test out the oil for insomnia. At my oil strength of 750mg, I would have needed to go up to 6 full droppers per night before bed. By the time I was instructed to try going higher, there was not enough oil left for me to properly test that increased dose out.
The company’s owner states the oil was created with his wife’s insomnia in mind and at the heart of the product. They stand by the effectiveness of the 1500mg Spagyric Full Spectrum Hemp Oil for the treatment of insomnia. They do advise that it may have to build up in your system after a few nights, so not to give up if it is not effective on the very first night.
Where I did find some benefit in the Hemp Oil product was for some of my anxiety issues. In normal cases I use prescription Xanax to deal with daytime anxiety and Valium to deal with PTSD related night induced anxiety.
Although I did have to use 2 full droppers worth for it to be effective. Since I was using the 750mg Full Spectrum Hemp Oil instead of the 1500mg Spagyric Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, I was only using twice the recommended dosage for anxiety to find relief. So I was still using more than the recommended amount, but I have a high tolerance for medications.
The CBD oil does not give you a head high because it does not have the THC component of the cannabis plant that some people smoke does contain. At no time during trying this product did I experience psychoactive effects of THC.
The only occasional side effect I experienced was some dry mouth at night. The oil itself is a dark green that you place under your tongue sublingually for a minute, then swallow. It has a slightly grassy taste to be completely honest.
(Note: I received this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This is my honest review of the product.)