My CBD Story
My name is Newell Rinehart and I’ll be working for Nibanna Life this year to help spread the word about the benefits of CBD products by writing blog articles and managing the company’s social media presence. Before I was a Nibanna Life employee, I was a customer, so as a part of this job, I’d like to share the story of how Nibanna Life’s Veteran’s Discount on CBD products helped me to discover and afford to use CBD to improve several aspects of my life, and update you periodically on my progress toward reaching my health and fitness goals.
Ever since my time in the Army, I’ve had knee problems that make it uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time, as well as occasional bouts of anxiety, mild depression and insomnia. These were all things that I’ve come to manage and live with over the course of the past 20 years, but after my 2 sons were born, I realized that my problems affect them too, whether it’s not being able to crawl around on the floor with them to play, or being groggy and irritable after a bad night’s sleep. On top of everything, I had been developing some pretty severe elbow pain as I approached my 40th birthday, which all but prevented me from lifting weights, one of the only forms of exercise that my knee problems would allow me to do. I decided that my wife and kids deserve to have me be the best dad and husband that I can be, so I needed to do something about it. I had been reading about the positive results that others have had in treating these conditions with CBD, so after a quick Google search for CBD Oil Veteran’s Discount, I was pleased to discover that Nibanna Life offered a 15% off discount for veterans. Better yet, they were local, right down the street from my house.
I stopped in one day after work to see what kinds of products they carried, and what they recommended for my particular situation. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised when Kyle walked me through his entire lineup of products, describing the differences in strength, application/ingestion methods, full-spectrum vs. THC-free, and even flavors. Kyle has an extremely rare combination of qualities that you don’t find very often in retail: Friendly without being fake, knowledgeable without being condescending and helpful without being pushy. Not only did he spend at least 30 minutes with me, talking about my specific needs and educating me about the products, he ended up suggesting that I start off with a small bottle of full-spectrum CBD oil (one of the least expensive items in the store) to see if it worked for me. Kyle didn’t just earn my business that day, he earned my trust and respect, before I had even tried his product.
I’d love to tell you that I took one 15 mg dose of CBD oil that day and was completely pain free, stress free, and slept like a baby through the night, but that’s not what happened. I did feel a little more relaxed about an hour after my first dose, and maybe woke up once instead of twice that night. It was nothing drastic like I’d read about online, but it was a slight improvement. Kyle had mentioned that the effects can be cumulative, increasing over time as your endocannabinoid system adapts, so I was happy to have felt any relief at all from the first dose. Honestly, if he hadn’t taken the time to explain this, I probably would have been disappointed in the lack of effect, and I’m sure that many people try CBD and stop taking it because they assume that it’s not working for them. The next day, another dose. The day after, another. I tried a few push-ups and was surprised that I could do about 15 before the aching started. Another day, another dose. I noticed that I had slept a full 8 hours without waking up in the middle of the night. A few more days and I just started feeling BETTER. Not goofy or loopy or zoned out, just happier. Back to Nibanna Life to tell Kyle the good news and restock my supply. I dusted off my dumbbells and started working out regularly again. I got down on the floor with my kids and built a pillow/blanket/couch fort.
Fast forward a few months and I’m losing weight and building muscle again. Sleeping well and feeling good. Kyle has been kind enough to let me share my CBD story with you, along with other useful information about CBD products, through Nibanna Life’s blog and social media pages. I can’t wait to share my journey with you and would love to hear all about yours as well.