CBD is arguably one of the top wellness trends of the last year, and its popularity continues to grow. Here’s a look at some of the Austin brands making… Have you tried CBD yet? What are you waiting for? Here are some CBD shops in Austin where you can get your calm on!
Austin CBD Brands Driving the Cannabusiness Boom
CBD is arguably one of the top wellness trends of the last year, and its popularity continues to grow. With the introduction of SXSW’s Cannabusiness track to the cleverly named little green shops that have popped up throughout town, for anyone interested in improving their health CBD is a great place to start. While laws very throughout the U.S. and are constantly changing, t’s fully legal to consume CBD in Texas, whether it’s in oil form, vaping, topicals, edible or in tea.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid, a chemical compound found in cannabis that is similar to chemicals made by the body that influence appetite, memory, pain and movement. It’s one of hundreds of phytocannanoinoids found in hemp. But unlike another cannabinoid, THC, it won’t get you high. Instead, research suggests it may be helpful in relieving inflammation, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, gut conditions and other health issues. CBD may also be neuroprotective and have anti-cancer properties. Across the country, there’s been an explosion of CBD products of all kinds to boost wellness. Here’s a look at some of the brands making the most of the CBD boom in Austin:
The “CBD Sisters” Shayda and Sydney Torabi are the founders of Restart CBD, a family-run, education-first business selling a variety of smokables, edibles, oils and pet products through their North Austin brick-and-mortar shop and an e-commerce site. Both users of CBD themselves (Shayda found relief from CBD after shattering her pelvis in a car accident), they decided to start their business after growing uncomfortable with the products that were on the market. “The industry is unregulated and there are a lot of variables,” Shayda says. The sisters thought if they were having questions and concerns, so were other people. Plus, they were excited to teach the community about the benefits of CBD and destigmatize the act of entering smoke shops with an airy, bright and plant-filled store. For the most bioavailable and fastest acting effects, Shayda suggests smokables like their pre-rolls. But for non-smokers they suggest CBD-infused caramels or Pure CBD no THC oil made with MCT oil, an organic coconut oil that provides energy and promotes brain health.
Named one of GQ’s Best Products of 2019, Mineral Health’s hemp oils, which come in Balance, Sleep, Recovery and Focus, utilize the entire hemp plant for optimal results. Its products contain a number of terpenes like Limonene, which reduces anxiety, Linalool and CBG. Then there’s the Maison 300 mg hemp salve with sage, sandalwood, CBG and CBD to relieve sore muscles and Sousa, a 1,000 mg formula that smells like berries and citrus, a rich, hydrating oil meant for dry, inflamed skin.
Dosed by Addy
Dosed by Addy founder Addy Riley started her business in January of 2019 but has been interested in the industry for nearly a decade. The former Oregon resident found relief through CBD after aiming to take a more natural approach to her health, and now helps others with five numbered tea formulas that are meant to be consumed throughout the day. No. 1 Black Tea contains 10 mg of THC-free hemp-derived CBD sourced from Colorado. No. 5 Nightly Herbal is a blend meant to be taken just before bedtime. For Addy, not only is consuming CBD in tea easy to incorporate as a daily ritual, but the additional ingredients in the teas, such as peppermint, ginger and chamomile, calm the digestive system.
AMMA Founder Ted Moskovitz thinks of his products as the “cold-pressed juice version of hemp oil.” Selling oil, capsules and salve, the Austnite grew to love CBD during a trip to Colorado. Instead of using fractional distillation, a high-heat and solvent-intensive process that can damage cannabinoids, AMMA’s approach keeps all of the plant’s benefits intact. The oil, the “flagship product,” allows people to be precise with their dosage, and is great to calm nerves before a work event or as a daily supplement. The salve, which contains 1,000 mg CBD in one ounce (most on the market only contain 500 mg CBD in two or three ounces) is ideal for athletes. Plus, all of AMMA’s products are ISO-certified. “We go above-and-beyond standard testing and test for mycotoxins and heavy metals,” says co-founder and former attorney Danielle Sunberg. “If we’re consuming it, shouldn’t it meet the same FDA standards?”
Sovereignty founders Jason and Amanda Crawford are on a mission to change the trajectory of people’s lives with their bioenhanced powders. “It’s really exciting because we are only starting to scratch the surface on the miracles that can come from this plant,” Amanda says. For years, they had been trying to improve their own health, from having more energy to getting better quality sleep, and knew they could get real results from hemp. Utilizing CBG, a cannabinoid which reduces inflammation, supports energy and focus, and CBN for enhanced recovery and healthier sleep cycles, they decided to put out a powdered product. While Jason thinks that cannabis oil is great, having a powder allows them to add therapeutic herbs and puts less stress on the liver. Their three powders, which contain broad-spectrum extract from Oregon and Colorado hemp, also take a cue from Eastern medicine, using plant-based remedies to support the body’s major systems.
Get Your Calm On With These CBD Shops In Austin
Haven’t tried CDB yet? What are you waiting for? Before we start, please note that we are not experts on CBD, though we do know it’s not the same as THC (which you can learn more about here). We also know that CBD is totally legal and can produce a calming effect that can relieve pain, ease anxiety, relax your mind and body, and may even fight disease. It could also work like an upper for some people, initiating a creative stimulation of sorts. Of course, it’s not free of potential side effects (see what the Mayo Clinic says about that here). As with any product, we recommend you research before you try it.
Speaking of trying it, there are many local shops where you can learn about CBD and test out some products for yourself.
Here are some CBD shops in Austin where you can get your calm on!
Earlybird is Austin’s edible that is formulated for fun. From sourcing the purest hemp, touring the finest labs, and sampling from the very best confectioners, the Earlybird crew has become experts on how to produce exceptional and effective hemp products. Paired with conversations and feedback from customers, they developed the Earlybird full-spectrum hemp infused gummies. Full-spectrum means they contain the full range of naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant, including THC. Learn more about Earlybird and get some delivered to your door by visiting their website.
As a hemp and cannabis collective, Greenbelt takes pride in carrying clean and safe products for you and your pets. They serve up good vibes and quality cannabis products at three locations in Austin: South Lamar, West Gate, and Bee Caves Road (plus a location in Belterra coming soon!). Stop by during happy hour for specials every day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Details on their products and location of their stores can be found here.
Joy Organics Austin
Co-Founder Joy Smith’s own personal journey with CBD inspired Joy Organics. As she started to struggle with sleep and other issues, Joy began looking for natural support for her body. Now, she doesn’t just treat her own ailments, she brings comfort to many others! Joy Organics recently became one of the first major CBD companies to introduce a line of USDA Certified Organic CBD tinctures and jarred salves and remains committed to crafting some of the highest quality products on the market. You can visit them at their store located on North Lamar or visit their website.
Reliv Organix was also inspired by personal health issues and since their CBD journey began, owners Daniel and Mary have seen an abundance of options hit the market. Which one is better? Why are some so cheap while others so expensive? They personally test all of their products, which come from organic growers and are third party lab tested. Their website features a plethora of info so you can learn more about their products and research. You can also pop into their Menchaca Road shop. Be sure to snap a pic with this selfie wall when you’re there!
True Hemp Science
True Hemp Science has been in the industry for over 20 years! The hemp product, CBD production, and research company is headquartered right here in Austin. Dedicated to the highest scientific standards of production for premium quality, effective and affordable CBD wellness products made from full spectrum hemp, they offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all products. See everything they offer here.
Austin CBD Queen | Lauren Pfeiffer
If you’re looking for a person to person option, Austin CBD Queen is your gal. Not only does she sell product for people and pets, she is a licensed massage therapist and offers a CBD massage that includes a CBD gummy and the use of topical CBD cream on your preferred area. It’s 75 minutes of pure relaxation!
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