CBD product sales increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic


When is this pandemic going to be over with once and for all? It’s gone on way too long. To think that there could be another outbreak in the fall makes me sick to my stomach.

I have left our home only a handful of times (literally) since March 12, 2020. That means for the past 12+ weeks (WEEKS!) I haven’t seen much except the four walls in our living room. Sigh… I do get outside, but only to sit on our balcony which overlooks the parking lot. It’s not exactly a spectacular view that anyone would be envy of.

At this point I only go outside for a few minutes of sun to get some Vitamin D. I’m not a fan of sun or heat, so as time goes on (summer) and the weather gets more hot and humid, I’ll just hide in our condo with the AC cranked and the curtains closed (exactly how it is as I write this).

The whole pandemic has brought stress levels (not just my own) to an all new high. Stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating… the list goes on. Don’t get me wrong, there are some positive things that have happened due to the pandemic, such as appreciating nurses, doctors, first responders and teachers more. Our condo hasn’t been this clean and organized in “forever” since I have nothing else to do.

Did you know that the pandemic has increased the sales of CBD products?

According to a recent article;

If you would like to read more of the article, you can find it here.

All of the negative emotions that cause people to seek out CBD related products are the feelings that many people are feeling right now.

If you are not familiar with CBD, it’s short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in marijuana. It’s completely legal because it does not contain TCH, which is the compound that makes you get “high.” CBD does NOT make you “high” at all.

Some people swear by CBD products. I belong to a few groups on Facebook, and many times I have seen people posting positive experiences with CBD products. I don’t necessarily think they work for everyone, but for some they have positive results.

There are so many CBD companies and products popping up all the time. You have to find out how good their CBD products are. They can say they are 100% CBD products, but there is no way of knowing. That is why you need to seek out reputable brands.

I have tried several different brands over the past year or so. Most recently I was sent to review some CBD oil from Vitagenne. The brand sent me to review their CBD Hemp Oil (1500 mg).

Vitagenne CBD products are certifed by the U.S. Hemp Authority.

The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is the hemp industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices and self-regulation, giving confidence to consumers, regulators and law enforcement that hemp-derived products are safe and legal.

According to the brand, their CBD Hemp Oil;

  • Helps Support Calmness for Greater Focus
  • Assists With Countering Everyday Stress
  • 99% Pure CBD Isolate
  • CO2 Extracted & 3rd Party Tested for Purity
  • Free of Harmful Chemicals or Compounds

Their CBD Hemp Oil is available in three different “strengths,” 500 mg, 1500 mg, and 3000 mg. The price ranges from $34.99, $74.99, and $129.99, respectively. 

I should mention that I have tried (and use) CBD products. I use them mostly to help my mind calm down at night so I can get to sleep (thinking too much about things keeps me up at night). I also use it to help take the edge off pain I have in my right shoulder (I need surgery, but it’s been put off for two months). I also suffer from diabetic neuropathy and some people have told me that taking CBD helps make the condition a bit more bearable. The jury is still out on that one (so far nothing has helped the neuropathy).

I prefer edibles and gummies over CBD oils. I’d have to say that about 75% of the CBD oils I’ve tried over the last year or so just taste gross and I am reluctant to use them. I have tried flavored ones, but they are no better.

Vitagenne sent me their oil to review. I was actually pleasantly surprised. The oil did not taste that bad. I didn’t dread taking it like other oils. It’s still an oil, but better than many others.

To use, simply place a dropper full under your tongue (sublingual) and hold it there for a few seconds (I try and hold it there for about 20 seconds, but you can hold it there more or less). Then you can swallow it.

So far I’d like to say that my experience with this products has been favorable. The taste is OK (it’s flavorless, which helps), and it does help to take the “edge” off, especially at night when I am trying to turn my mind off to relax so I can fall asleep. I haven’t noticed a difference in my shoulder pain or neuropathy. I do think it helps me feel calmer and less frazzled.

If CBD oil is not your thing, Vitagenne does sell capsules, gel capsules (for sleep), and a cream to help with sore muscles.

If you are interested in learning more about the Vitagenne brand and their products, visit Vitagenne.com. The brand is also on social media.  Those links are found on the bottom of their website.

Do you take a CBD product, or have you in the past? If so, what has been your experience? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.


*I received a free product to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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