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21/01/2020
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CAN CBD HELP WITH TRAVEL SICKNESS?

We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so. To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the... Read More

17/01/2020
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FANCY A CUPPA? CBD TEA’S ARE BREWING

To celebrate the launch of our new CBD Tea range, here are some fun facts, tips on making the perfect brew and a little more information on why CBD Tea is the way forward. Did you know? Tea is the 2nd most consumed drink in the world 165 million cups of tea are drank in the UK everyday The first tea bags were made from silk Milk was first added to tea so that the porcelain cups wouldn’t be ruined National tea day is on April 21st Did you also... Read More

31/05/2019
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CELEBRATING FATHERS, FELLAS AND FEELING GOOD | We speak to Nick Sargent, of GQ Magazine

Men’s Health Week is coming up (June 10-16) as well as  Father’s Day and the immient launch of our mens CBD range , so we’re celebrating all things MAN this month. Fella’s make up over 45% of our tribe, so it’s great to know many more men are now embracing alternative health and wellbeing methods than ever before.  As Men’s Health Week this year focuses on Numbers, here’s a few statistics that may or may not shock you; 1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65 2 men in... Read More

14/05/2019
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MIND OVER MATTER | Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Body

This week has been one of creating awareness of mental health. Anxiety is certainly the most common reason people come to us seeking CBD help. Every year the Mental Health Foundation  drives the theme behind Mental Awareness Week and this year that theme is body image and how it effects our mental and emotional wellbeing. Their website is a fantastic source of advice and inspiration for anyone with any form of mental illness or instability which is emotionally or mentally driven. I saw this quote on the underground once; In a society... Read More

09/05/2019
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DEATH, DIVORCE AND DIABETES | Michelle divulges her tricks for overcoming the toughest of years

Wim Hof breathing technique for the body, mind and soul. **getting high on your own supply** Last year was emotionally, spiritually and physically draining. It left me feeling very low and it was at a particularly low point when someone pointed me in the direction of Wim Hof Breathing techniques. Within days my life had started to pick up. Slowly and gently at at first my energy returned leaving me more awake, connected and no-where near as down in the dumps. Life’s challenges, though still there, lost much of the... Read More

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

06/03/2019

TRAVELLING LIGHT | How CBD can ease the journey and the jet lag

I’VE JUST TRAVELLED TO THE USA AND HERE’S HOW CBD HELPED WITH THE JOURNEY   • SLEEP I certainly didn’t have problems getting into the new sleep pattern. Although CBD doesn’t make me sleep longer, it certainly makes me sleep deeper, providing a better quality of sleep which is vital when adjusting to new time zones. 2 pumps of the 4% at bedtime worked for me • ANXIETY I’m not one for getting anxious before travel, but I was traveling to USA for the first time with sleep deprivation and... 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