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Almost everywhere you turn these days are articles about the benefits of CBD oil. To be honest, I was pretty skeptical. More and more, though, I heard positive stories about the products and decided to try some myself. This post is my Kat’s Naturals review of their product Heal.
Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. All of the posts on Speaking Bipolar are my personal experiences. This post shares the improvements I saw in my life from using Heal CBD oil, but your results may be very different. CBD can be pricey, so if you decide to try it, I recommend buying the smallest sized product to test it out for a few weeks before making a large investment.
What Is CBD?
If you’ve not heard of CBD oil before, let me tell you a little about it. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of over 85 compounds called cannabinoids. CBD oil is produced from cannabis or hemp plants. Typically, the hemp used is low in THC and high in CBD.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the substance found in cannabis plants that produces the euphoric “high” effect. This Kat’s Naturals review will primarily focus on THC-free products.
About Kat’s Naturals
It hadn’t been very many days into my experiment with Heal that I decided I needed to write a Kat’s Naturals Review on my blog. I was introduced to their products from a small store in my local town. It was a bad FMF and anxiety day, and the shop owner recommended the product. I am so happy that she did.
Kat’s Naturals company headquarters is located not far from where I live in Tennessee.
Kat’s Naturals is a real and legit company. Kat graduated from Clayton College in 2006 with a natural health and nutrition degree with an emphasis in homeopathy. Brian is a 13-year military veteran and the inspiration behind some of Kat’s most popular products.
You can learn more about Kat, Brian, and their company in the article Nice to Meet You: An Introduction to the Founder of Kat’s Naturals
What You Should Know
Not all CBD products are equal, and due to little regulation, many retailers are trying to pass off poor substitutes to unsuspecting consumers.
Kat talks more about how Kat’s Natural differs from other CBD products in her post The Truth Behind the Craze: An In-Depth Look at Quality vs Mislabeled CBD Hemp Extract
Here are five important things in the Kat’s Naturals review that set the company apart from other CBD producers.
- Harvest: Their American grown organic hemp is cultivated by three multi-generational Southeastern farms.
- Extract: Their CBD is 99.9% pure due to the consistently clean process of using critical CO2 extraction without the use of harsh chemicals.
- Distill: Their CBD oils are triple distilled to remove earthy undertones and maximize the concentration of each dose.
- Purity: Their soils, plants, and doses are examined throughout the entire process to test for pesticides, chemicals, and the cannabinoid profile. All of their products come with a third party Certificate of Analysis (COA) so you know exactly what is in each bottle.
- Potency: They bottle higher concentrations of CBD in their products that enable you to choose custom doses depending on your needs.
Using CBD With Bipolar Disorder
Again, I want to start this section by telling you that what you are about to read is my personal experience. I do not have medical reports or studies to back up what I’m about to say. That said, this is my true experience. I would be writing the exact same post whether I was a Kat’s Naturals affiliate or not.
The biggest reason I first purchased Heal was because I was struggling with anxiety. You may have read Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls last summer when I was having a difficult battle with anxiety. I wish I had tried CBD oil to start rather than going on a grueling and worthless adventure with a new medication.
There are three distinct areas where I have seen improvement while taking Heal.
First and foremost is anxiety. It took a few weeks before I could tell a noticeable difference, but then one evening I was sitting and watching TV and it dawned on me, I couldn’t remember the last time I had taken anything for anxiety.
My bad bouts with bipolar anxiety make it difficult for me to drive, be around people, or even leave the house. It had gotten so bad that I was taking anxiety medication first thing every morning just to get through the day.
Heal by Kat’s Natural’s brought some quiet to the noise in my head. Most days now, I can drive just fine without anxiety meds, and my last 30-day supply has lasted about five months so far.
Sleep is a constant issue in dealing with my bipolar. There are way too many nights spent staring at the ceiling or watching TV all night because I know sleep will never come.
Using CBD oil has improved my overall sleep and another big reason I wanted to write this Kat’s Naturals review. There have been fewer nights with no sleep, and on the good nights, my sleep tends to be more sound and restful.
It’s no surprise that dealing with anxiety and sleep issues can create a less than pleasant mood. There are times I feel sorry for the people in my life because they have to put up with me.
With problems one and two being a little better controlled, problem three (mood) has been much better. I find myself smiling and laughing more than I had been and actually being an encouragement to other people rather than a Debbie Downer.
That’s not all, though. I’ve also noticed some positive changes with my Familial Mediterranean Fever.
Using CBD With Familial Mediterranean Fever
I’m not going to lead you on with this Kat’s Naturals review by saying that Heal has completely stopped my FMF attacks or their symptoms. If that were the case, you would have already seen me on the evening news because no one would be able to shut me up about the subject.
Nothing is a perfect solution, but using CBD oil has brought me some tangible results.
Perhaps the worst part of FMF, other than the fact that it’s slowly destroying my organs, is the pain it inflicts on a nearly daily basis. If that suffering weren’t enough, there are the times when I do something physical, such as mowing the lawn, and FMF decides to increase the intensity of its onslaught.
After a couple of months on Heal, I have noticed markedly less pain. I’m not sure if it’s the result of sleeping better or if the improved sleep is the result of less pain. In either case, I’ll gladly take the change.
So this might be a positive and a negative. Let me explain.
One thing FMF does is to destroy my appetite and create a horrible metallic taste in my mouth. It’s hard to eat anything when enduring the latter.
That issue seems to be happening a lot less frequently since I’ve been using this product. The only reason I say this might be a negative is that there are still a few pounds I’d let to get off, and the improved appetite means I’m eating more and plateaued at my current weight. Again, I’ll take it.
Another joy of Familial Mediterranean Fever is coping with gastroparesis and IBS. Both disorders have substantially improved in the last two months.
There still is the need to be careful of what I eat and how much I consume at one time, but there have been far fewer bouts of intense nausea or IBS episodes.
Is CBD Right For You?
CBD has become a welcome addition to my daily routine. Improved sleep, anxiety, and pain levels are helping me to enjoy my life more and spend extra time blogging.
In conclusion, the reason I am writing this Kat’s Naturals Review is because of the positive ways I have seen my life improved since I’ve been using Heal. Though not everyone will see dramatic results from the products mentioned, I do believe that Kat’s high-quality offerings are beneficial for most people (and pets).
CBD oil is not cheap, so be sure to purchase a small quantity if you’ve never used it before. Even a small 5ml bottle should last a few weeks, and during that time you’ll have some idea if the product is improving your life.
As always, I recommend keeping a health journal, especially during the first few weeks of using CBD. Be sure to track mood, energy level, anxiety intensity, pain, etc. to see if there’s an improvement. CBD needs a couple of weeks to reach optimum efficiency. Be patient.
Since this post is based on my experiences, I would love to hear from you. If you try or have tried any of Kat’s products, I want to hear your experience. Leave your comments below or send me a note through the Contact Page.
Until next time, keep fighting!