09.11.2017

Liberty Lixir review | All natural hemp CBD tincture for pain relief and sleep

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I was given a bottle of Liberty Lixir 1000mg CBD tincture as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Liberty Lixir review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. This post contains affiliate links. 

If you’ve been reading FedUpwithFatigue.com for a while, then you know I am a big fan of CBD (cannabidiol) products for pain relief. For those who aren’t familiar with CBD, here’s a quick primer:

  • CBD is one of more than 85 cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Most people are familiar with CBD’s close family member, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that makes marijuana users high when they smoke it.
  • Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high. It’s a great alternative for people who are seeking the medicinal benefits of cannabis, but who don’t want to deal with psychoactive effects.
  • There are two varieties of CBD oil: the kind that comes from CBD-rich marijuana strains and the kind that comes from hemp. CBD oil derived from CBD-rich marijuana strains is typically sold by dispensaries in states where marijuana has been legalized. In contrast, hemp CBD oil is legal in all states because it doesn’t contain THC, and is available for purchase online and in stores.

Liberty Lixir review | Fed Up with Fatigue

In 2015, I began using hemp CBD oil to treat fibromyalgia pain. Over time, I tried several different brands and types of CBD products with mixed results. As I continued my research, I learned the hemp CBD industry is flooded with companies; some are reputable, and some are not. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested various hemp CBD products on the market and found some of them contain little to no CBD. What this means is, unfortunately, some companies are ripping off consumers by selling inferior products.

Over the past two years, I’ve tried various CBD products, and the majority of them haven’t worked, so when the Chronic Illness Bloggers network approached me about trying Liberty Lixir, I wasn’t too hopeful. I figured it would probably be a letdown like so many others.

I was wrong.

Liberty Lixir is sold by the same company that makes Liberty Lotion, which I reviewed a few months ago. The company sent me a bottle of their 1,000 milligram all-natural CBD tincture, and I used it for about a month. Liberty Lixir is all natural, non GMO and has no artificial preservatives or colors. It has only three ingredients: CBD oil, organic coconut oil and vitamin E. It’s commonly used for pain and inflammation, sleep, stress, anxiety and general wellness.

The first thing I noticed about Liberty Lixir is the taste – or rather, the lack of taste. If you’ve ever tried CBD oil, then you know it can be a little … bitter and foul tasting. Liberty Lixir has virtually no taste! There’s a hint of a hemp aftertaste, but it’s nothing like other brands I’ve tried.

For dosing, I used a half dropper full of Liberty Lixir under my tongue three to four times a day.

Before I started Liberty Lixir, my fibro friend Julie from Counting My Spoons told me it had been helping her sleep, and I thought, “Yeah right, it must be something else she’s doing because CBD has never done anything for my sleep.” But after using Liberty Lixir for a week or so, I was a believer. It did make a difference in my sleep!

I really struggle to get good quality sleep, which is typical for anyone with fibromyalgia and/or chronic Lyme. I currently use a combination of natural supplements – melatonin, GABA and glycine – and medical cannabis at bedtime to help with sleep.

I used to awaken about every two hours, but this combination has cut that down to once or twice a night. I figured this was as good as it was going to get, but when I added a half dropper of Liberty Lixir to my bedtime protocol, I consistently began to sleep through the night.

At first, I thought this was a fluke, so I experimented by skipping the Liberty Lixir a night or two to see if it would make a difference, and sure enough, I began waking up again.

Since finishing my bottle, I’ve tried other CBD tinctures at bedtime – both cannabis based and hemp based – hoping for the same result, and none of them have helped me sleep through the night like Liberty Lixir. I don’t how it works, but it does, and when I have the funds, I will be buying a bottle to supplement my current protocol.

As for pain, fatigue and my other symptoms, I can’t say whether Liberty Lixir really made a difference in those or not because my symptoms have been fluctuating up and down so much lately, but it’s worth the price alone just to get a full night’s sleep.

I’m happy to recommend Liberty Lixir to my readers.

(As a disclaimer: What works for one of us doesn’t always work for the rest of us, so I cannot guarantee this product will work for everyone who tries it. I am just sharing my own experience with it. Results can and will vary by person.)

So, now it’s your turn: Have you tried CBD products for fibromyalgia and/or chronic Lyme? Did they help? Please share in the comments section below! 

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Comments

  1. Allison Marshak says:

    Thanks you so much for your incredibly informative website, Donna.
    Have you reviewed Charlotte’s Web CBD?

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      No, I haven’t tried that particular brand yet. Have you had good results with it?

  2. Donna says:

    Just wondering…I am on LDN, 4.5 mg, and though it worked for me when I first began taking it, the results faded withing 2 and 1/2 months so I had a drug holiday. I am on it again now but do not think it is helping me much. I sleep well with dual spectrum melatonin so the CBD is not needed for sleep. I was thinking of using it for pain if it would help me. What has been your experience with LDN? I am interested in your response. Thank you.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      I would speak to your doctor about tweaking your dose. Dr. Jarred Younger, the researcher who conducted the two fibro/LDN trials, shared w/ me last year that he is hearing from physicians that some patients are having better results on higher doses between 6-9 mg.

  3. Leslie Pope says:

    Hi Donna. I have tried the Liberty Lixir Original (300 mg.) Tincture. I think it may have helped a little with my sleep but its to expensive for me (& that’s cheaper than the 1000). I also bought the Liberty Lixir Lotion-buy 1 get 2nd 50% off. While the lotion helped pain in my wrists, neck, feet-again, a little I had to use it multiple times a day & 2 bottles didn’t last very long.

  4. I have a question about the CBD hemp oil herbal drops that I have. The bottle says it is 99% pure natural CBD hemp oil herbal drop 300mg. It comes from a company in California called ForcPure Naturals CBD. My question is this the correct type of CBD oil to use? I have been cautious about using it since I don’t know much about these products. I am also using 3mg of LDN once a day and am not getting much pain relief from the LDN. I am considering goig up to 4.5 mg a day of LDN to see if it makes any difference. If you could share with me your thoughts I would appreciate your help. Should I need both the LDN and the CBD oil? I don’t like taking lots of medicines. Thanks for your help.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      I used both LDN and CBD together w/ no issues since they work completely differently. Some people do need larger doses of LDN to be effective. Going from 3 mg to 4.5 mg might be too big of a jump for some people. I would talk to your doc about doing a month at 3.5 or 4 first to see how your body responds. It sounds like what you bought is hemp CBD oil. People do use hemp CBD for pain. I can’t comment on that particular company, however, b/c I have not used their products and am not familiar with their manufacturing processes.

  5. maureen olafsen says:

    I just wondered how many mg of CBD is half a dropper would you say….I keep reading that we shouldn’t dose more than 200mg…..so the whole dosing thing confuses me. Mine says 2000mg whole plant extract and to use 2 – 3 drops and build up….but how do we know how much a drop is? Thanks 🙂

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      The company says there are 6.7 mg in 10 drops.

      Obviously, dosing varies depending on the product. Different companies put out different strengths.

  6. Jody Guthrie says:

    I am 48 years old, and have suffered probably well over 20 yrs. I I was diagnosed right before my youngest son was conceived, and he is turning 22 this September. I suffer from RA-apparently rapidly spreading lately, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, anxiety, panic,and of course Chronic insomnia. I have tried CBD Hemp as well. Did it lessen my pain? Yes I think so. But it did truly 100% turn my sleeping pattern around!! I never sleep, 30 minutes here an hour or 2 there, Toss, turn, and just give up and leave the bed so my husband could sleep. It was the most sound sleep I’ve ever had, and I do have to mention I do take sleeping pills prescribed by my doctor- I’ve taken them for years and I do not sleep solid and sound for a full night. I will definitely buy again when the extra funds become available – if for nothing else just for some sound sleep for a change. I wish the pricing weren’t so high though- that definitely determines how often I buy.

  7. Sarah says:

    I’ve used a couple of cbd oils by CW or charlottes web. I started with the 25mg per dose and that did nothing so I got the 50mg per dose and took that twice a day for 6 weeks. I would say it works mildly for anxiety, it definitely helps me sleep thru the night but hasn’t helped for pain.
    I’ve tried thc/cbd caps by CPc in WA but the thc makes me anxious. Still looking for a combo that works

  8. Gayle Jackson says:

    Hello. You said it was effective for quality sleep, but you did not mention what this elixr does for pain. I would like to know if it helped with the pain and aches of fibromyalgia.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      I did discuss pain control toward the end of the review. I said my pain levels have been fluctuating so much that I couldn’t determine if it helped my pain or not.

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