Hemp (CBD) Oil + Ultimate Detox System for Anxiety, Acne, Hormonal Imbalances & More

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hello, CNC friends!

I’ve been experimenting with something new these days, and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it. Have you heard of or tried Hemp (CBD) oil? It’s all the rage right now, especially since it’s become legal in all 50 U.S. states.

So, what is Hemp/CBD oil, exactly? CBD is one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant, and no, it’s not the same thing as marijuana. Basically, where they differ is that marijuana contains both THC (psychoactive – affects the mind) and CBD (non-psychoactive).

When we think about the traditional term of getting “high,” that’s referring to THC. CBD does not alter state of mind, but it does have some positive impacts on the body.

Kristen from Thrive by Food recommended CBD oil to me for two reasons: It could positively impact both digestive issues and my anxiety. So I thought, what do I have to lose? Turns out, she was totally right, and I’ve seen so many positive impacts! But more on that later – let’s get into the nitty-gritty science for those of you who like to geek out like I do!

It all starts with the endocannabinoid system (I didn’t even know this even existed – derp). Our bodies have cannabinoid receptors that bind to neurotransmitters – which then express themselves in so many ways, from pain modulation, our moods, to even fertility. These neurotransmitters are able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier – meaning they not only impact our brains, but our bodies as well.

Cannabinoids have been shown to impact our immune systems and the part of the brain that regulates stress – and as someone who suffers from both anxiety and an autoimmune disorder, I was all about this. What’s even cooler is that cannabinoids play a positive role in our ability to “rest and digest” –  key for IBD sufferers! CBD oil aids our internal endocannabinoid system to function properly because it helps us switch from being go,go,go to calming down and chilling out. I’m super Type A and a worrier in general, and while I’ve come a long way in my anxiety battle, sometimes I need a little extra help.

So what benefits have I noticed since I started using CBD oil?

I’m definitely much calmer and less anxious. I’m less irritable and snappy, and I’m even surprised by my response to situations – like, wow, I’m weirdly chill about what’s happening right now. Haha! My sleep has also really improved. I used to toss and turn a bit during the night, but now I sleep like a LOG. The sleep is definitely the most noticeable change I have experienced. I wake up feeling really well-rested too. During the shift from ovulation into the luteal phase, a time when I get notoriously moody, even Mal has noticed how much more predictable my moods are. I also think being less anxious and stressed has probably helped my hormone issues – more on this below! Overall, my outlook has really improved, and I’m far more positive. Needless to say, I’m a believer!

Interested in trying it yourself? If you google CBD or Hemp oil, you will literally come across hundreds of products and brands, making it difficult to distinguish what’s legitimate (and worth your money) and what’s not. I’m currently using PrimeMyBody Nanoenhanced Hemp Oil, and I’ve been loving it. If you’re perusing options, here are a few things to look out for.

Ingredient Quality

Make sure you choose a brand that discloses where all of their ingredients come from because some won’t and its far better to know what’s in your product then to be left wondering. That’s why I love PMB – they do source from the best places, and go the extra mile when it comes to bacteria testing. Stuff like e.coli and mold can show up in CBD oil (gross), so it’s worth your time and money to find a product that’s made with extra care.

Delivery Mechanism

You want to find a product that promises a proper delivery system, meaning that most of the oil finds its way into your bloodstream, and not, well, into your toilet. PMB offers liposomal delivery, meaning that the oil broken down into the smallest particles so that it can be easily absorbed by your body. If you’re going to spend money on an oil, you want to make sure it at least gets where it’s supposed to be going, right?


Hemp/CBD oil is not cheap. And that’s why you want to make sure the above two components (ingredient quality and delivery mechanism) are spot on. One of the reasons I decided to try PMB was the the oil is made with phosphatidylcholine (basically sunflower oil) to stabilize the droplets rather than something like xanthan gum, which definitely would not be as effective as an emulsifier. This particular ingredient is a tad bit pricey, but well worth it in my eyes for a higher quality product that i know is going to deliver as promised.

There’s a lot of info and options out there on the internet when it comes to choosing a CBD or Hemp product – but what it really comes down to is quality, quality, quality! If you’re interested in trying CBD oil out for yourself, definitely check out PMB as an option! So far, so good, and I’m super glad to have found an all-natural way to deal with my anxiety!

In addition to CBD oil, Kristin also recommend that I use The Ultimate Detox System (pictured above), which is from the same company. If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you might have heard me talk a little about the detox system that I recently started using – this is it! I’ve used it for a little over 2 months now, and I’m blown away by what it’s done for my hormonal issues.

You guys probably remember how much I struggled with hormone issues since Quinn was born more than 4 years ago. I dealt with acne, anxiety, eczema, weight gain, mood swings, sore breasts, painful cramps, heavy periods, breakthrough bleeding, night sweats, and more. It was definitely a rollercoaster. My symptoms have gotten SO MUCH better overall, but I still struggled at certain times of the month. I’d feel mostly fine during the first couple of weeks of my cycle, but then all of those terrible symptoms would hit from mid-cycle until the first or second day of my period. It was so annoying because I’d feel like myself and then feel awful every.single.month, and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it.

I’ve worked with Kristin since the beginning of the year, and so when she suggested the DUTCH test to figure out what was going on with my hormones, I was all about it. My results said that my hormones (surprise!) are totally fine, but my body has trouble detoxing them. And if your body can’t rid itself of extra hormones, you are going to feel like crap and experience all of the not-so-fun related symptoms. She recommended The Ultimate Detox System from PrimeMyBody, and I’ve had the BEST results. The past two months have been amazing!

First of all, ovulation was a dream. It didn’t have all of those annoying symptoms, and my skin (*knock on wood*) has been phenomenal. Acne can also be caused from detox issues, and coupled with hormones, it can really be a disaster on your skin. Since starting the detox system, I literally haven’t had one pimple. It’s incredible – and, hopefully, I didn’t jinx myself by saying that! I’ve really enjoyed having clear skin since I’ve struggle with acne on and off since I was a teenager.

I just threw a lot of information at you, so feel free to ask me any questions you might have. If I can’t answer them, I’m sure Kristin can, and I’ll reach out to her. I’m really happy with my experience using both of these products and can’t recommend them enough. They’re not cheap, but definitely worth it for the results.

Speaking of which, today through the end of September, you can save $30 OFF the Ultimate Detox System. If you’re interested in becoming an Affiliate (just let me know if you want the details – lots of discounts), you can save an additional 10%.

Question of the Day

Have you tried Hemp/CBD oil?

P.S. Not quite ready to jump on the CBD (Hemp) oil train yet? Totally okay! Stay in the loop by signing up for my CBD oil interest newsletter!




  1. Have you noticed any strange side effects from the CBD oil? I’ve heard some people say they have crazy dreams while taking it, haha! I had a private pay doctor recommend CBD to me for back/shoulder pain, as well as anxiety and mood issues. I’m tempted to try it, but I also don’t want to give into a fad therapy. I’m glad to hear that you’re seeing great results from it!

  2. Hi, love your blog! How often do you take the cbd oil? And how much of it do you take where you’ve seen all of these great results? Also how long did it take for you to see these results?



    1. I take it daily (unless I forget!) – a little less than a teaspoon (4 pumps). I noticed a difference within the first week, which is not usual, but I’d say about 3-4 weeks was when I really started to experience changes with my sleep and anxiety. It can take up to 3 months for some people (and depends on dose), but a lot of people experience at least a little something during that time.

  3. So happy for you and thank you for sharing this information. I wonder how it can affect perimenopause and thyroid? Off to research.


      1. @Tina:
        I thought you said above you take it daily? Did you start daily and then reduce down to every other day? When did you reduce your dosing?

        1. I started off taking it daily, but now it’s every other day or so. It’s not cheap, so I’m trying to extend the life of the bottle – and, honestly, I just forget some days.

    1. I just started on level 1 to see what type of results I’d see, which is recommended. Sometimes starting at a higher level can be too much for your body. I can definitely send you more info about being an affiliate if you’re interested – but if you sign up, you receive some serious discounts on products and you can earn compensation if you decide to sell them. Let me know if you’re interested in learning more!

    1. It definitely depends on the product. This particular CBD has no THC and has gone through a lot of testing and verification by third body parties – which is why it’s so expensive!

  4. Great that CBD is proving helpful to you!

    The following is rather confusing to read and understand: “ CBD is one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant, and no, it’s not the same thing as marijuana. Basically, where they differ is that marijuana contains both THC (psychoactive – affects the mind) and CBD (non-psychoactive).” Ok, so cannabis and marijuana ARE the same plant, marijuana is the dried buds of the cannabis plant. Using CBD products has no psychoactive effects, as you said, because the CBD has been isolated and the THC removed. Just when you say it’s not the same as marijuana it makes it sound as though different plants grow each component and only one is marijuana. A more comprehensive or clearer description would give your review more credibility and increase how professional your knowledge comes across. I agree CBD is great and has many beneficial uses!

  5. What worries me about CBD is not its effectiveness, there have been a few good studies, but because there’s no oversight, there are CBD oils out there that contain no CBD. I think the one I bought before was one of those as I didn’t notice a difference.

    I might try this one, though, and see if I notice anything.

    1. Ya, there are a lot of products out there that don’t contain CBD or a lot of fillers and other junk. This brand is pure CBD and has a different method of delivery to the body. There’s info on their website, but let me know if you want more. I have some resources I can share!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I hear about CBD oil in the IBD community. There definitely needs to be more studies on it. I’ve heard Denver is or will be conducting some. Will be interested to try it at some point. Glad you’ve had a good experience with it.

  7. So I’m super intrigued by this. I guy I work with has used CBD oil and bought the lotion for his MIL’s arthritis and she swears by it. Anyway, I am a rule follower by nature and I have major concerns about possible positives on drug tests. I’m not drug tested for work but you just never know and if I wanted my kids to try it out, they can always be tested through their school. Will this show any positives for drug tests being that it’s derived from marijuana plants? Excuse my ignorance on this topic.
    My teenage daughter and my son somewhat have had acne issues and we have gone the conventional route with the dermatologist but I’m really curious about trying this.

    1. I’m with ya! I was so skeptical before trying it with regard to drug tests and all that. To be considered hemp, it can only have 0.3% THC or less, so if it has any, it’s very little. And, of course, high quality brands like this one have minuscule amounts that wouldn’t show up on a test.

  8. Great post! My mother-in-law is currently undergoing chemo treatments for stage 4 uterine cancer, and CBD oil has greatly improved her quality of life (namely sleep and appetite). She takes a pretty high dose, and takes is 3x/day. My husband now takes it at night before bed and swears by his sleep quality now.

  9. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I have been curious about CBD treating pain, specifically migraines. What if any experience do you have with your pain levels (not necessarily headaches)? I’m just tired of relying on pills if I don’t have to. I have heard great things about the use of CBD for anxiety and depression. Now with your experience dealing hormonal makes me even more interested.

  10. This is amazing! I run a CBD and Cannabis Education site and have been following you for YEARS! So excited to hear about your experiences and hope you continue to share 😀

  11. Do you still take CBD oil? What time of day did you find worked best for you to take it? I’m very, very close to pulling the trigger and purchasing some and wanted to know if you were still seeing benefits from it!

    1. I do! I take it everyday, and love how well it makes me sleep and how much it’s improved my overall sleep. I take it in the morning along with my other supplements, but you can take it any time of day!

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