The Tonic Tribe | Blog

20/02/2019
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RUNNING ON CBD Ultra-runner Louise Greenwood tests The Tonic

Exercise is good for us. Fact. But it does come with some side effects. Injuries. Soreness. Fatigue. It’s natural and expected for the body to sometimes respond to activity in a way which displays these symptoms. CBD can help in the recovery from exercise as well as performance. There are a 3 options for taking CBD that we would recommend; CBD oil, taken sublingually. This takes an hour or 2 to take effect and generally lasts around 8 hours. Try our 8% oil. CBD Water Soluble, which can be added... Read More

06/02/2019

WHAT’S IN YOUR CBD OIL? Terpenes – they are the little soldiers assisting CBD and holding their own

You’ll probably have come across the word ‘terpenes’ when googling CBD or reading the labels. We certainly use it in our product descriptions. It’s a vital part of the CBD oil, but what is it? Terpenes (aka terpenoids) are found in resinous oils of plants and play a vital role in their survival. One of these roles is to secrete aromas, it’s why flowers smell beautiful, it’s why cannabis smells the way it does and how different strains can be identified. It’s why animals know not to eat a poisonous... Read More

01/02/2019

THANK YOU, YES YOU | Did you know your Tonic purchase helps someone in need?

 I sometimes feel this is what it must be like to be GP. No one ever goes seeking CBD because they already feel great. Who does? Everyone that walks through our door, emails us, calls the phone, is need of some kind of respite, healing, help. The reasons vary far and wide, from the heart-rending tragic tales to someone just has an itchy bum (that’s usually baby Harley, not me or Michelle). We like to treat everyone’s requirements with the same professionalism, love and consideration as we can, so never... Read More

25/01/2019

ANYONE SUFFERING WITH PAIN? | Our most inspiring tribe member tells her near-death story and managing pain

She’d hate me for saying this, but Ako is legendary. She managed to survive something no one should. This is a photo of Ako today. Seeing her now, you would never believe that Ako miraculously survived a 25 metre (82ft) fall, from which she is still recovering today. It happened almost 3 years ago. Ako, her husband Tim, son Noah (aged 2 1/2), and friends Tom and Jo were on a climbing trip in Mallorca, March 2016. It was their first day climbing and this was a warm up climb.... Read More

09/01/2019

NEWS (HOT) FLASH | CBD and the menpause gives one tribe member a startling surprise

I know I know, it’s pretty much mine and Michelle’s answer to everything…”I’ve got a hurty finger” Take CBD. “I’m stressing out about Brexit”. Take CBD. “I think the apocolypse is nigh”. Take CBD. When it comes to the menopause, our customes will mirror this answer.  One of our tribe was seeking a natural remedy to assist the the sysmptoms of the menopause, specifically for relief from the night sweats and hot flashes. Based on our own experience and that of other customers, we advised the 8%. She popped in... Read More

01/01/2019

NEW YEAR, NEW START | Can CBD help with those ‘new you’ goals?

“This is it. This time I’m going to stick at it. Those new trainers will definitely help me persevere in my attaining that out of reach goal I’ve set for myself. Self disappointment here we come…” It’s that time when many of us decide to set ourselves a challenge and choose a new year resolution which apparently, accordingly Forbes, only 8% of us actually achieve! Fair enough, working your way to running a marathon if you’ve only ever jogged to the loo is no mean feat. We do seem to... Read More

28/11/2018

CBD WINTER WARMERS | Get your glow on this winter with our CBD juice recipes

These are designed to help boost your immune system, aid detoxification, boost energy levels and give you a winter glow! Make sure you use Water soluable CBD when adding to juices and smoothies to ensure you get the full CBD dose into your system. Our 4% and 6% are water soluble BEETROOT, APPLE & GINGER 2x diced beetroots (get the cooked vacuum packed) 3x  carrots 1x apple 2x sticks of celery Several pumps of the  Water soluable CBD ORANGE, TUMERIC & GINGER 2x oranges 4x carrots 1x inch cube of fresh tumeric or... Read More

16/11/2018

MAKE YOUR OWN SUPER CBD SMOOTHIES | We explain why you can’t use traditional CBD oil in drink

There are many ways to take your CBD oil, sublingually (under your tongue), topically, vaping, capsules…and another option is to add it to your juice or smoothie to give it an extra health boost. It’s really important to mention straight away that ingesting traditional CBD oil is not the way to go. This is why CBD oil is administered sublingually, so the enzymes in your mouth can break through the carrying oil and the mucous membrane can then absorb the CBD compounds. The longer you hold it the more you absorb. ... Read More

02/11/2018

IRRITATING ISSUES | Matt shares his story

THE TONIC SKIN CARE – TRIALLED BY GQ MAGAZINE Read the article here “This is the longest I have been clear of Psoriasis in at least a decade” Our friend and customer Matt has suffered from Psoriasis most of his adult life. He has tried everything over the years in an attempt to control his symptoms.   Matt decided at the beginning of the year to make a radical change to lifestyle and gave up alcohol, dairy and foods stuff containing gluten. He’s got some tips here. “So my diet has... Read More

15/10/2018

‘THIS WAY UP’ | Making friends and sharing stories

‘THIS WAY UP’ CHARITY EVENT FOR MS HOSTED BY THE TONIC EVENT DATE: SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2018 VENUE: THE BIRCHCLIFFE CENTRE, HEBDEN BRIDGE On Saturday 13th The Tonic ‘This Way Up’ event brought together a more-than-expected crowd to witness 2 very inspirational people tell their story of how they are living with multiple sclerosis. Andy McKenna, Scottish mountain bike guide, has suffered with MS for 10 years and last year made an award-winning documentary called This Way Up. Andy and his wife Aneela run GoWhere Scotland and both travelled down to... Read More