Liz Carmouche set out to disprove to a friend that CBD is not a viable source of medication for inflammation, pain and sleep management. Then why, now, is she talking to CannEpoch about why CBD is effective, kinder on the body than many pharmaceuticals and less expensive than GNC?
Liz Carmouche, the mixed martial arts fighter, is known by many for competing in the first-ever women’s MMA match in the UFC against Ronda Rousey, for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship at UFC 157. Carmouche is known by many others as the first openly lesbian fighter in the UFC and was praised by company president Dana White for coming out.
Carmouche, however, is known by all as one of the most formidable UFC fighters in America.
Carmouche is in a dedicated, decade-long relationship in which she shares, Brandt, a two-year-old boy. She’s also a successful entrepreneur owning and managing three successful gyms in the San Diego area. Did I mention she trains four hours in the morning and another four in the afternoon/evening? CannEpoch asked “How?” Her answer: “Live without restrictions.”
CannEpoch: Liz, you do a lot, and living without restrictions could still overwhelm for the average Joe or Jane.
Carmouche: Find a passion and stick with it. Roadblocks get in front of all of us. You have to move them, go around them, over them or through them. But you can’t let yourself become stopped by them.
CannEpoch: How did you overcome yours?
Carmouche: Every fighter gets hurt and it can be hard to get going every day. I put a little CBD oil, never THC, in my morning oatmeal to kick-start my day, reduce inflammation before it starts and improve my training. HempMeds RSHO is what I use. I can control the measures, and it doesn’t alter the taste of my breakfast.
CannEpoch: And for evenings?
Carmouche: Sure, I take a few drops of CBD under my tongue to help me sleep soundly so I can start my next day at the top again. Even if I wasn’t an athlete, I appreciate how CBD can help with sensitivity to light and offers relief from headaches. It really knocks me out immediately which is important for anyone who needs solid hours of restful sleep.
CannEpoch: Is this something you figured is useful for you a long time ago?
Carmouche: Not at all. I was a big doubter. In fact, I was out to disprove the effects of CBD to a colleague, but instead, I educated myself on the benefits and effects of CBD and how much healthier for me it is than the pain-management brands I was using at the time. It’s a lot cheaper than GNC too. As a result, I started using CBD about a year ago and it’s really helped me move my obstacles in order to achieve my goal. There was a lot of trial and error in the beginning but I finally found the dosage that works for my purposes.
CannEpoch: What’s your advice for those thinking about using CBD for the same or similar purposes?
Carmouche: Educate yourself! There’s a bit of trial and error as I said, in the beginning, so start with very small doses and work yourself up to you your right setting. If I’m not training then I’ll adjust my dosage accordingly, because I don’t seem to need as much at those times. I’d recommend to anyone reading this to go to realscientifichempoil.com where you can learn about why CBD works and how to use it. Stay present and keep removing those obstacles.
“Roadblocks get in front of all of us. You have to move them, go around them, over them or through them. But you can’t let yourself become stopped by them.”
— Liz Carmouche.