You reach a certain age when all the things your parents and other adults told you start to, unfortunately, make sense.
“Enjoy that ice cream sandwich while you can because pretty soon you’re not going to be able to eat those and still look like that.” “Wear sunscreen.” And the one that really came back to bite me in the ass: “Make sure you stretch before you work out.” There was a time when I could run eight miles no problem. Much like a South African springbok, I could run and jump and play — that is, until a dance incident left me hobbling around with a limp, unable to run three miles without a terrible bone-on-bone sensation in my right knee. I hadn’t sustained any crazy injury, no torn ACL or anything, just a lifetime of misuse and not enough stretching, which lead to extremely tight IT bands and inflammation… But lucky for me, that’s where Sagely Naturals’ CBD and turmeric capsules came in!
After reading reviews on their site for their Relief & Recovery CBD Turmeric capsules, I was extremely excited. As one reviewer writes, “I have been to seven doctors--chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists--and they have all told me the same thing: I have a ton of inflammation that's causing my back to hurt. I was taking Advil everyday but it began to upset my stomach so I had to stop. Since taking this supplement, my inflammation has subsided a great deal! While my back still isn't perfect, I can tell a big difference from taking this everyday.” As a gal with a bad knee stopping her from being active, I couldn’t help but wonder (ala Carrie Bradshaw), was this a wonder pill? And even though the product description suggests that this product is designed to treat inflammation and pain relief, the majority of reviewers report that it’s helped them with their anxiety and depression as well. Either way, I was excited to try a natural remedy that sounded so promising.
So I bought some. Since I begrudgingly quit running, I’ve taken a liking to lifting weights in the gym, but found that I had to devote a solid ten minutes before and after my workout to stretching in order to keep my knee from hurting. But even then, certain workouts would leave me with a dull ache in my knee and the sadness and frustration that my knee injury gave me would make itself known. But by adding Sagely Naturals’ Relief & Recovery into my daily regimen, I’ve found that my knee is holding up much better than before — with much less upkeep on the foam roller. Note that in my case, I don’t take one and immediately feel calm like I do with some CBD teas; rather I’ve found that taking them over a sustained period of time has made a marked difference with my knee. So while I don’t get the anti-anxiety benefits that some reviewers do, I am still all in on Sagely Naturals’ Relief & Recovery capsules.
I want to make it very clear that everyone is different. For me, I look at the Relief & Recovery pills as a daily compliment to a healthy lifestyle. The week I started taking them, I also cut out caffeine, sugar (of all kinds, not even fruit or paleo substitutes like coconut sugar or maple syrup), alcohol and all grains. The abrupt change in diet paired with the anti-inflammatory power punch of CBD and turmeric made a world of difference. But don’t worry, I’ve since reintroduced most of those things, but that was probably the best week of my life, as far as how my body felt. In fact, after that first week, I went on a trip and decided not to bring the capsules with me… and by the time I got to the airport, I felt acute panic that I would have to go without them for a week. Since then, I’ve made a point to take one a day, every day and even without adhering to my low inflammatory diet, I’ve still been feeling pain-free in my pesky right knee.
That said, at $50 a bottle, which will last you a month, I would still recommend pairing them with a low inflammatory diet for best results (and the most bang for your buck). But rest assured that what you’re buying is a top of the line supplement, made by “Ph.D. chemists, in state of the art facilities and with premium hemp, made only in the USA.” Sagely Naturals’ hemp is “CO2 extracted with no co-solvents and grown organically outdoors, using no pesticides or herbicides.” Clean, effective, and giving big pharma drugs like Advil a serious run for their money! I’ll take it.
While I’ve been too scared to try running again, I can say that I’m more apt to give it a try now that I have two months of Sagely Naturals under my belt. This springbok has never felt closer to getting back on her feet.