Like everyone else, I'd been hearing about CBD for a few years now. I was honestly afraid to try it in case it didn't work; there were so many stories of hemp making people's lives a little easier, a little more comfortable, a little more balanced.
Finally, I met a friend of a friend who had tried plenty of brands, and gave me a place to go; Medterra. They're a top-of-the-line hemp product supplier with all different types of topicals and creams in different strengths that could help you with a variety of different issues.
I was willing to try it, and after a few purchases, I discovered a set of holy grail products that I never want to run out of.
Have questions about CBD or Medterra? Here's what you need to know.
What is hemp?
Hemp comes from a plant with a wide variety of uses and benefits. Sure there's hemp seed oil for cooking and hemp for making rugs, but Medterra specializes in products that utilize the healing, soothing properties of the plant.
They create products targeted at benefitting you and your body.
What does it help with?
They offer a menthol and arnica Pain Cream for sore backs and stiff necks, a Relief + Recovery Cream for joint and muscle support, a Manuka Honey Cream for healing and soothing, and a Relief + Recovery Roll-on.
I have both Relief + Recovery products and they make such a difference, especially after the gym, and on my bad knee.
Is it just hemp?
Medterra crafts each product with hemp and other supporting botanical ingredients like manuka honey, menthol, and arnica for the best experience possible.
How do they source it?
Medterra's industrial hemp is grown and extracted in accordance with the guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Every product is third-party tested for quality.
How do you use it?
There are a variety of different types of products. There are balms, creams, and more, but all are usually advised to be delivered topically to the area of discomfort and gently rubbed in. Depending on the products, results may begin to be noticed after 15 - 30 minutes.
Personally, I'd sometimes feel the results almost instantly, but that's usually something like the cooling menthol taking effect. The benefits can last for hours, or sometimes all day, but it definitely varies by person.
How do I know what strength is best for me?
For topical products, there's no risk of using the highest strength products, but it's recommended to start with the mildest strengths, and work your way up if you need it. Each product has its own amount, but they range from 125 MG of hemp to 1000 MG of hemp per product.
How much does it cost?
Medterra's topical products range from $19.99 to $54.99.
Medterra is a partner of the Hemp Pilot Research Program to help bring quality products to people who need it. They work closely with Baylor College of Medicine to stay at the forefront of hemp research and plan to continue integrating new discoveries into their products.
If you're still unsure, you can browse their website guides, or read the reviews to determine if CBD is right for you.
The one thing I can say that can maybe help someone is that Medterra is definitely the place to go. I didn't really understand what made hemp so special until I started reading their guides and browsing reviews and how their products can literally change lives for people who need it, or even just make the day slightly more bearable.