Feeling stressed? Can't sleep properly? On edge? Yes, that was me too until the lovely people at WholyMe sent me their CBD Relief Drops to try.
CBD - Cannabidiol - a compound derived from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, is believed to improve overall health and well being, helping users sleep better and feel more relaxed. It is a non-psychoactive and organic healing alternative to everyday stress and in some cases, physical pain.
My initial reaction when I first tried the drops was how strong they tasted, although I suppose that's only to be expected considering it is an entirely natural product. Now, after four days of taking three drops twice daily, I really feel my stress has flown away - and even better, I sleep through the night and wake refreshed. That can't be bad!
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And don't worry ......
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Wholyme's products are certified organic and vegan.
WholyMe CBD can be taken 3 times a day before meals either daily or when required.
After what feels like forever, most pubs have reopened and now that barbecues and picnics are in full flow, there's no better time for Salcombe Brewery to launch their vegan and gluten free pale ale, ‘Sun Drop’.
Using a blend of American hops, ‘Sun Drop’ has a fruity, citrusy aroma of melon, orange and pink grapefruit, mmmm lovely! It's absolutely guaranteed to pack a punch and quench the thirst. Although proudly gluten free and vegan friendly, this dry-hopped ale is simply bursting with all the flavour you would expect from a regular ale. Of course it is tops when drunk on its own, but it is also delicious when served with food, including for example, a sweet potato curry or barbequed marinated vegetables. Ale lovers, you will be delighted, I promise.
"BEER IS PROOF THAT GOD LOVES US AND WANTS US TO BE HAPPY" - Benjamin Franklin
Owner of Salcombe Brewery, John Tiner says, “We’ve spent a considerable time creating the perfect gluten free and vegan friendly beer using the finest ingredients. We want as many people as possible to enjoy our beer and ‘Sun Drop’ has made this possible. It’s been a difficult few months for the brewery industry and its trade customers; we’re delighted that pubs and restaurants are getting back to normal. We are very grateful to our household customers who have been extremely supportive by purchasing our beer and Ocean Cider from our online shop for nationwide delivery or making use of our free local delivery.”
Keep reading for more info on other delights available from Salcombe Brewery - look below the images....
A FINE BEER MAY BE JUDGED WITH ONLY ONE SIP, BUT IT'S BETTER TO BE THOROUGHLY SURE - Czech Proverb
Fresh and fruity botanical powerhouse Pollenade is 15mg water soluble CBD from broad spectrum hemp oil together with the natural juices of grapefruit, lemon and raspberry. By using water soluble CBD, zero oil separation or residue and no bitter aftertaste is guaranteed, so making the drink perfect for daily usage! At only 50 calories per can it is ideal for the health conscious and it tastes delicious over ice or straight out of the fridge for a daily recharge.
Nutritional therapist Alix Woods says CBD naturally increases anandamide, said to be the 'bliss' molecule in our bodies. This goes a long way to enhance our overall sense of well being.
CBD oil is said to improve sleep and for people who live with painful health conditions it may act as a natural analgesic/pain relieving agent.
Drink one can a day to support recalibration. Just swap your daily fizzy drink and you will see the difference in two weeks. Go on, try it!
Pollenade £3.30 per can/ £18 for pack of 6. Available from uk.withpollen.com (do have a look at the website, it's lovely - and informative too).
The low down: only 50 calories per can, low in sugar and vegan-friendly
I received two cans of Pollenade free for the purpose of highlighting the product here.
I'm Gilly, award winning journalist, travel writer and 12 x author. I'm published in national and regional papers / magazines.