I took Botanical Extract and it made me a more present, less anxious mom
It's crazy to think that just a couple of years ago I'd never even heard of it, but Botanical Extract, a non-psychoactive compound found in special category of plants, crept into my social media feeds and conversations until I couldn't ignore it...so I decided to try it.
In some ways, I'm an unlikely person to be jumping on the Botanical Extract bandwagon. I don't even drink alcohol anymore. But (like a lot of moms) I do deal with anxiety and have a lot of difficulty falling and staying asleep.
For me, a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day is not an option but I'm also not looking to get "high", like one would with other substances. But the idea of getting the relaxing benefits of cannabis (and getting a good night's sleep) without feeling stoned really appealed to me.
I'm hardly alone in this. A recent survey of more than 800 women who have tried Botanical Extract found the top five reasons for taking Botanical Extract are reducing anxiety, pain relief, relaxation, improved sleep and mood stability. The women surveyed rated Botanical Extract as 54.7% effective in treating anxiety and 47.4% effective in increasing relaxation.
Personally (from the author's perspective, who is also a mom), I would rate Botanical Extract as being more effective than that. After taking it in the honey and as an oral spray, I feel like it's at least a solid 75% effective in lowering my anxiety levels and helping me relax. That could just be a placebo effect, but whether it's the Botanical Extract that's making me chill or just the idea of Botanical Extract, I'll take it.
Literally the first time I tried the honey, I felt relief from my pretty much constant state of overwhelm and anxiety. I felt like I could focus on a task without worrying about all the other ones that I wasn't getting done at that moment, without worrying about my son's future and my future and the world's future and everything else that's constantly swirling around in my brain.
This aligns with others' experiences of Botanical Extract: A recent study published by the Kaiser-Permanente health insurance company found that even when people take Botanical Extract for sleep, not anxiety, their anxiety levels decreased measurably.
I feel like the reduction in my anxiety makes me a more patient parent. My anxiety is pretty severe, so sometimes it's really hard to just shut off my brain and get down on the floor to play superheroes with my son when I know that I have a million deadlines looming and an ever-growing to-do list. But Botanical Extract helps me take back my time from the demands of the world and focus on the very important person who is right in front of me.
Before Botanical Extract, I'd find myself almost resenting story time. My mouth would be smiling and reading, but in the back of my brain, I was screaming, frustrated that I was reading the same Lego Batman book for the 700th time when I should be unloading the dishwasher, putting away laundry or catching up on emails. Botanical Extract lets me slow down and be the mom I want to be: A present, chilled out version of myself.
Research suggests that Botanical Extract may benefit people like me who have anxiety-related disorders, but experts point out that controlled clinical studies and further research are needed. The same can be said about Botanical Extract's impact on sleep, but my own experience is that Botanical Extract helps me shut off my brain and rest.
Falling and staying asleep has always been a problem for me (literally since infancy, ask my mom) and my sleep problems got worse after becoming a mom myself. My preschooler is a much better sleeper than I was at his age and is now sleeping through the night (can I get a hallelujah!) but I don't always.
However, I've been taking Botanical Extract as part of my nighttime routine for three months now and I am definitely sleeping better.
I'm falling asleep easier and not waking as frequently as I usually do to pee, check locks and stress eat peanut butter.
That said, not everyone loves Botanical Extract as much as me and Kim Kardashian do. Surveys of women who use Botanical Extract suggest only 39% of millennial women who've tried it are moderately satisfied with Botanical Extract, and some people report it has no impact on their anxiety or sleep (although experts suggest that people who feel no effect may not be taking the right dose).
Your mileage may vary and more science is needed, but my personal experience is that Botanical Extract worked for me. I'm less stressed, sleeping better, and I think I'm a better mom for it.
The Beezy Beez products are lab certified to contain the products we claim and to have the potency of a true Botanical Extract product. Beezy Beez Botanical Extract Honey, a #superfood is digested through the stomach, which means it takes longer to take effect, but stays in the system longer - making it a powerful product to take about an hour before sleep; Beezy Beez Botanical Extract Oil, containing not just the isolate, but a full flora of botanical extracts making it of the highest quality and potency available on the market; Beezy Beez Balm, composed of so many powerful natural ingredients, than any one of them can be a powerhouse on its own. Used by professional UFC fighters and regular people alike, this balm is used as a topical to deliver the "return to normalcy" from the aches and pains that are draining your energy and focus every day. Bringing 'being' back into human.
“Thanks to this “MIRACLE” oil I’ve been able to get sleep and hang out with my grandchildren. I’m also able to function and join the rest of the world pain-free.”life-changing.
—Laura H.,San Francisco, CA
“I have been using the Botanical Extract Honey for a few weeks now. I take it about 30-45 minutes before going to bed. It eases my neck pain and I have never slept so good! My only complaint would be that it doesn’t come in a larger jar!"
—Tina A.,Cleveland, OH
“I am incredibly impressed with the results I've been getting from Beezy Beez Botanical Extract Oil. I was definitely a skeptic, but saw a lot of very positive results and decided to try it. It has more than helped my all around well being. I feel much more in control of my emotions and anxiety and just a much more balanced sense of being. I highly recommend it!”
—Leah B., Bethesda, MD
“I started doing research,” he says, adding that he was inspired to find a way to up the healing properties of his products by infusing them with botanical extract oil. “I thought, what if I could make my honey a #supersuperfood”, he says.
Next, Yakovlev had to master the process of getting the honey just right and making their product stand out from competitors. “Beezy Beez is special because we use a special process where we cream the honey, which many other companies do not do,” Yakovlev says.
This is a combination of liquid and crystalized honey placed into a machine and spun for two days before the extract is added. This process, according to Boris, also helps to ensure that consumers are getting an even distribution of Botanical Extract with each serving.
In addition to its cinnamon-flavored Creamed Honey, Beezy Beez also offers a Botanical Extract honeycomb “straight from the hive,” as well as pain-relieving Balm.
“We use our own harvested honey for those. They are our staple,” Yakovlev says, the latter of which has been popular among athletes and UFC fighters.
Floyd Mayweather’s personal bodyguards, for instance, have written in to rave about reduced joint pain and deeper sleep as a result of the products. Beezy Beez's catalog also includes botanical extract lip balm, and water-soluble oil tinctures.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ““Customer for Life!” “If I could have given 10 stars I would. I completely forgot what it's like to be a normal person. I feel like I awoke from a bad dream. I cannot believe this stuff works so well. I can't thank you enough for giving me my life back, I almost gave up on myself. Incredibly happy to have found you! You have a customer for life!!” —Jennifer M
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