Hemp-derived CBD is a natural supplement which has been widely popular for treating mental health disorders like depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, seizures in epilepsy and even Tourettes. CBD is an anti-inflammatory and non-psychoactive component which has intense healing capabilities if derived from pure hemp plant.
Two entrepreneurs have been using CBD for their startup and the product is growing immense following. Two Calderdale women were so motivated from the benefits of CBD oil that they set up their own business which offers high quality CBD and is gaining more and more traction.
Kate Henderson and Michelle Oxley created The Tonic Tribe after observing health improvements from using CBD supplements by Michelle’s father who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Michelle said that after researching a natural compound to aid her father’s symptoms of paranoia and anxiety, she stumbled upon CBD but still struggled to find a good quality product. She was then inspired to launch her own line organic, high quality products with her friend Kate.
The duo started looking for suppliers who were able to meet their stringent criteria for high-quality hemp, after months of research and the lookout for an ideal supplier, they finally found one in Holland.
They both then set out to build their own shop out of Michelle’s therapy room situated in Bridge Mill, right in the heart of the Hebden Bridge.
Michelle explained how her father had developed Alzheimer’s and suffered from terrible symptoms that would make him fearful and angry. She was looking for a product to relieve him and improve his condition, and CBD really worked for him.
Convinced by the benefits of CBD oil, Michelle said she wanted to help other people as well and wanted them to benefit from the miracle product that had helped her father.
CBD is a natural compound found in cannabis genus plants, but the amount of oil is strictly restricted within legal parameters to ensure a healthy and safe consumption. CBD has garnered widespread popularity and caused a buzz amongst people. From those suffering from severe diseases to those who just want to live a healthy life, all seem to rely on CBD products.
Both Kate and Michelle said that many of their clients are older people who want a product that can help with their ailments in a subtle manner- just like CBD. The duo has taken the oil themselves to treat different ailments.
Kate is a mountain biker and fell runner, she said that CBD helped her by speeding up the recovery process and treating her injuries and cramps. She stated that it is amazing to work with a product that is completely natural and can be typically used for a wide variety of diseases.
She further added that people are always conscious about their well being, and ensure the products they use are ethical, so this is why the duo has set out to explore a product that is completely organic putting safety, purity and quality first.
Both Kate and Michelle said that one of the best things they loved about creating The Tonic Tribe was the actual interaction they had with their customers in the shop.
Kate said that people are looking for nurturing values from nature itself, and they love being able to recommend people that product which they themselves believe in and is highly natural.
CBD market in the United Kingdom has grown multi fold, especially after it was legalized. It is now worth about £5.5m and is expected to rise exponentially over the coming years.
Cannabis oil is linked with marijuana, however the stigma around marijuana should not affect CBD as it is a completely unique and different chemical. The psychoactive compound which causes the ‘high’ and leads to hallucinations when users smoke weed or pot is known as THC or tetrahydro cannabinoid.
THC is not a part of pure CBD oil and the law has enforced strict rules that companies have to abide by when dealing with CBD products.
According to the law in the United Kingdom, CBD products must not contain anymore than 1 mg of CBD per container, irrespective of the size of the container.
Any contaminants tend to reduce the effectiveness of the compound resulting in ill effects. Before buying any CBD product, make sure that it is clinically tested and is approved by the required law enforcement bodies.