In today’s modern world, most of us live life on fast-forward without sparing time to slow down, take stock and address our health needs, which can have a detrimental impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. Increasingly, people are turning to CBD, especially in these uncertain times, to help manage the stresses and strains of life and find some relief.
While there are many CBD brands on the market, Mindful Extracts offer some of the highest quality supplements with their true full-spectrum, organically grown CBD oils. Over a year in development, they tested hemp from around the world to find the best organic sources for their oils, which are formulated to retain all of the healthy plant compounds and taste great. They pride themselves on the quality of their oil and test it up to ten times from ‘soil to oil’ to ensure purity and quality.
The company was born when founder, Donal Bourke, found himself on a long winding road to recovery after a life-threatening motorcycle accident, which left him with chronic pain and PTSD. This manifested as anxiety, insomnia and depression. After stumbling across CBD, he began to experience relief that was unachievable using conventional methods and CBD quickly became a vital part of his daily ritual.
“CBD was relatively unknown at the time and there was a lot of trial and error in finding oils which were truly effective for me. The relief I found when taking a good quality oil was amazing and I wanted to help other people in the same boat as me. I realised that people needed a brand they could trust, with tested and certified products, and a company which had sustainable and ethical values. I wanted to put the customer first and really go the extra mile in helping people find relief”.
After teaming up with lifelong friend, Nick de Haan, they developed and refined their CBD oils with a keen eye on quality, gaining Cannabis Trades Association accreditation for their commitment to good practice. The pair built the brand on strong values of sustainability and supporting good causes and are currently developing a new range of all vegan, natural CBD products. “Preserving and protecting the environment is key to what we do” said Nick, “from the suppliers we work with, to the recyclable packaging and even to the couriers we use, everything is carefully considered. We are partnered with a great charity called One Tree Planted who plant a tree in the Indonesian rainforest for us with every order placed, and we hope to be carbon negative this year.”
As well as being passionate about the environment, they drew on Donal’s experience of recovery to help people: “Mindfulness meditation was a key part of my recovery for both my chronic pain and PTSD. I found CBD really goes hand in hand with mindfulness and yoga as well, promoting deeper relaxation, better recovery and a clearer mind. I like to think of it as a bit of ‘presence’ from nature, it has a magical way of letting go of your worries and anxieties and come back into the present moment. It’s an incredible plant, scientists are finding out more and more about it every day”
The company provides free mindfulness meditations and advice on their website targeted at mental health and chronic pain sufferers. They also donate 5% of profits to mental health schemes close to their heart.
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