While CBD products have become extremely normalized in recent years, there is still misinformation about the phyto-cannabinoid (especially with multiple changes with state laws on the topic). Crystal Nugent and her team at Your CBD Store are here to fix that. Upon arrival to one of the three stores (New Orleans, Metairie, and the West Bank), clients will be informed about the cannabidiol and the array of products.
Firstly, cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound taken from the cannabis plant.
"To make CBD as easy as possible, CBD is a phyto-cannabinoid. Phyto means plant, so it’s meaning is plant based cannabinoid. Our bodies have an endo-cannabinoid system. Endo means internal, so it means our internal cannabinoids," Nugent told Adore. "When we take CBD it’s naturally makes our bodies produce more of something we are already producing. Once we produce enough, its goal is to put our bodies into homeostasis, which is your bodies balance. That’s how it’s able to target all these vast ailments you keep hearing so much about."
Ailments such as pain—from chronic to post-workout muscle soreness—can be treated with CBD products. Anxiety can also be combated with CBD and is the reason Nugent first tried the cannabidiol.
"CBD is used to calm and help with regulation of Anandamide. This directly balances our serotonin levels and is responsible for a more stable mood throughout the day," says Dr. Anthony Ferrari, the chief science officer for SunMed CBD.
After feeling the healing "powers" of CBD, Nugent opened the first of her three stores in 2018, which was also the first in the state. Your CBD Store uses SunMed products, all of which have the total amount of cannabidiol on the label, as well as the QR label which directs one to a digital batch-specific lab report. (All lab reports can be found online.) CBD products are available in many forms: tincture drops (both water and oil based), lotions, sprays, and is even available in pet treats.
Not sure where to start? The team at Your CBD Store is trained on all of the offerings and the benefits of each product. "We always recommend everyone start low and work themselves up if needed," Nugent said.