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Customer Stories

17/04/2019
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EASTER BEAST | An interview with a real parent faced with the school holidays

Do you look forward to the school holidays with as much excitement as your kids or does the notion fill you with dread?  I asked some of our tribe how they felt about the impending chocolate festival, I mean Easter period. None seemed as excited as me. I wondered why. Having never had children of my own (a dog, cat and all my friends and family are quite enough responsibility for me) I realised that was the common denominator. I decided to talk to a parent about it and see if her... Read More

09/04/2019
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SQUEEL INTO SPRING WITH COLD SHOWERS | Michelle’s awakening every sense with the Wim Hof method

It appears to have become very popular of late, everyone around us seems to be Wim Hof‘ing. It’s a method of meditation and pranyama (breathing exercises) designed to calm your system to the point you can withstand prolonged periods in freezing temperatures. Breathing I’m familar with and have practised varying techniques through my yoga practice, but cold showers…no! Part of the Wim Hof method is to have a cold shower. As much as I love the water, if it’s not tropical temperatures the wet suit is on! Michelle, on the... Read More

27/02/2019
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GET INKED | We talk to tattoo artist Deedee on CBD and healing

Deedee is a tattoo artist, mother and all-round amazing being. She came to us in search of CBD oil to assist with a variety of needs, one being to regain pain-free joints in her hands and the associated symptoms of arthritis, the other to help in the healing of tattoos. The results were pretty impressive on both counts, and some… SO WHERE DO WE START? It’s natural to be nervous before going ‘under the needle’ and this is another reason CBD can help in your tattoo journey. It been documented... Read More

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

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

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

20/07/2018

LAURA’S STORY | Our customers share their CBD experience

Laura’s story watch the film Laura was so brave to talk to us about her condition and agreeing to be filmed. She wanted to inspire those in a similar situation that it is nothing to be ashamed of and that there can be a solution. “If I looked in the mirror I just wanted to take my skin off” The past year for Laura has been the worse. She changed her diet, stopped drinking alcohol, avoided certain aggravative skin products…even tried applying toothpaste and TCP! But Laura resigned herself to... Read More