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.
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!