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How buying white label CBD can grow your business

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So, you want to grow your business? 

Don’t we all! 

But how do you go ahead and actually do that? What processes can you put in place to make your life easier and your pockets fatter?

Well that’s where this article comes in handy. We’ll be showing you the ropes when it comes to white label goods and how they can help to catapult your business’ growth to heights you never thought possible.

What does white label mean?

In a nutshell, white label means that a company purchases a branded product without the branding.

Hence the name ‘white label’ – it is their product but it is a blank canvas for you to paint with your own creative flair and make your own.

You can sell the product as your own and you can’t be sued for doing so, as you are purchasing directly from the supplier under a white label agreement.

It is one of the industry’s best kept secrets and is a surefire way to accelerate your company’s growth since the groundwork is already done for you.

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Can it get complicated?

It probably seems like there are a lot of potential downsides to white labelling doesn’t there?

Who does the branding? Who registers the company? Who does the marketing? Who does this? Who does that? 

So many questions and so many moving parts.

You see, if you go with the wrong company, you may be left having to juggle all of these by yourself which is what puts so many people off going down this route.

The thought of having to do everything from scratch is every business owner’s worst nightmare. Time they could spend blazing a trail for the company is halted by having to micromanage every step of the process.

If you do enough research and shopping round though, you’ll find companies who are willing to do all of this for you.

It is usually the very best businesses who are willing to offer such a service, so you’ll have to be quick to make sure you get a spot on their client list! But if you can get in with a company that takes care of the entire process, you can wave goodbye to endless hours toiling away trying to get your project off the ground.

You can also say hello to a far leaner start up process, less overheads, far more profit and customer satisfaction. It almost seems like a business cheat code, doesn’t it?

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What products do well with white labelling?

You can get basically any product on a white label deal, but ones that tend to do extremely well are protein powder, coffee, skincare, e-liquid and sweets/gummies.

All of these products can be bought in small batches or in mass quantities and can be scaled infinitely whilst making the packaging unique to your brand. 

Here at Calm Recovery, we actually offer these products and many, many more in our range for companies looking to get in on the white label cash cow.

What’s so special about our range of white label offerings though is that – you guessed it – they are ALL infused with CBD.

Yeah that’s right, we offer CBD infused coffee (but you already knew that), CBD skincare products, CBD infused gummies, CBD protein powders and just about everything else. We also offer straight up CBD – be it in oil, capsules or water-soluble powders and liquids.

If you want to break into one of the most lucrative and growing markets, trying CBD white labelling might be one of the best choices you make for the future of your business.

Where to find the best white label CBD service

Where else but right here at Calm Recovery? We have one of the most comprehensive white label services in the UK, if not the world.

Not only can we cater to small batch and larger orders, we offer in-house graphic design for your packaging, social media marketing services AND we also provide website design for new companies who are just starting out.

And of course, all of our products are made to the absolute highest quality right here in the UK.

What more could you possibly want from a white label service? All the legwork is taken away so all you need to concentrate on is cashing those cheques!

 If you want to find out more about the Calm Recovery white label CBD service, you can find out more here.

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The Best CBD Infused Products On The Market

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As CBD infused products become more and more popular every year it allows for more interesting products to be brought to market. CBD products have only really started getting popular in the last few years, and so there is nigh on unlimited room for the products to grow within the current market.

The fact that the market is expanding exponentially, alongside product ranges, the CBD sector has become something of a double edged sword. On one hand, the opportunity is growing so businesses can jump on the growing trend of CBD-infused products and make a business work. On the other hand, the competition grows and businesses have to compete for customers which can lead to some businesses going bust.

We like to look at the latter as a positive because businesses will have to create higher quality products at a fait price to stay competitive, which is exactly what we do.

Now that we know there is a vast expanding product range of CBD infused products out there we need to have a look in detail what they are about. In this blog post we would like to take you through which CBD products we think are the best the market.

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Skincare 

The skincare and beauty market is one of the biggest markets in the world with figures set to soar to $24 billion in the UK alone by 2024. Looking at these types of numbers, it’s no surprise that this industry has infiltrated the CBD monolith.

But why would a skincare company bring out a CBD-infused product?

Well apart from the obvious rise in popularity as we discussed earlier, CBD has proven skincare qualities which make it a perfect fit for the industry. The two most common problems that the skincare industry aims to tackle are ageing and acne. Well to no surprise (to us anyway) the CBD train keeps on chugging – it helps tackle both of these issues!

Studies have shown CBD to reduce the signs of acne. This is because acne is an inflammatory condition and CBD has anti-inflammatory qualities. Simple really. In terms of anti-ageing, CBD is known to be rich in anti-oxidants which help lessen the signs of ageing in the skin. We predict that CBD infused skincare products are going to be one of the leading markets within the CBD niche.

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Edibles

Okay so you have heard of edibles before, right?

Maybe you have associated them with something that will get you high because you think it contains marijuana. Well this isn’t the case for CBD edibles as there is no THC in CBD. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psycho active and is very much legal, making it safe for consumption.

There are a wide variety of CBD edibles available on the market and can be purchased online or in stores, these include:

  • Cookies – Soon to be added to our website, available in three different flavours; salted caramel, triple chocolate and white chocolate & raspberry.
  • Gummies – These can come in the shape of bears, fruits, rings, basically anything you can think of. They’re just like any regular gummies on the market.
  • Protein bars – Very useful for when you train in the gym and want that protein and CBD hit.
  • Dried fruit – A product that is becoming more popular with lots of different options to try out.

Edibles can provide longer lasting effects in comparison to other CBD products as they are broken down slowly in the digestive system. They are also easy to create yourself at home if you want to try it yourself and save money.

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CBD drinks

CBD drinks are becoming increasingly popular as different brands start to create their own CBD-infused drinks. Doing this has allowed for the CBD drinks market to develop and become very competitive with a lot of new companies sprouting up.

CBD oil works well with drinks that are foamy such as fizzy drinks or beer, whereas CBD tinctures work better with non fizzy drinks such as cocktails and juice. In reality though both of them can work with beverages either way.  Other CBD beverages include:

  • Teas
  • Wines
  • Energy drinks
  • Water
  • Coconut water
  • Kombucha

Of course we wouldn’t do a blog post of the best CBD products on the market without mentioning CBD coffee, and that’s not only because we sell it, but because we genuinely think it is an awesome CBD product.

Our coffee comes infused with CBD or you can buy our CBD coffee syrup and use that to get your daily dose of CBD with your daily cup of Joe. We also have a Vegan hot chocolate range which could be used as an alternative for any of you out there who aren’t huge coffee lovers.

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Can CBD make you happier?

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Lets find out…

CBD is the new health poster child. Except this is one that’s here to stay. CBD has seen a massive surge in the market recently with its value expected to reach £1 billion by 2025.

But why is this?

It has been proven to not only benefit a healthy lifestyle and contribute to overall wellbeing in a plethora of ways, but a large number of people have reported feeling lighter, happier and more open to the joys of day to day life – all thanks to CBD.

These amazing benefits have been linked to the effect that CBD has on serotonin receptors.

Studies have shown that, with consistent daily use, individuals have been able to effectively manage stress levels and sleep better – two of the main catalysts of steady mental wellbeing.

Pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties are just a few of the other miracles that CBD is capable of too. It’s no mystery that combatting these problems helps us to feel more content, sprightly and happier in general.

According to research undertaken in 2014, CBD can also be used as an alternative treatment for depression. An important factor in managing depression is to maintain healthy serotonin levels. Healthy serotonin can impact a number of functions in the body as well as inducing feelings of happiness and well-being when at normal levels.

While managing mood is something that we all know we should be doing, often it seems to have dropped to the bottom of our list.

Let’s get stuck into some ways that CBD can reverse that.

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CBD and a Calmer Mind

Day to day life is filled with stresses, woes and dramas. We all have them, don’t worry.

Managing mental health should be one of our top priorities but sometimes we get too bogged down with the more practical and sometimes boring things in life. So why not try something that we can incorporate into our daily routines and habits?

It really is as simple as that.

CBD and a Healthy Lifestyle

CBD is the perfect companion for healthy lifestyle changes such as getting enough rest, exercise and mental stimulation. We can all make our lives change for the better.

Nowadays it’s not uncommon for CBD to be used in all manner of ways, even massage therapies! And with a wide range of CBD infused beverages and edibles becoming readily available, it has become even easier to make small changes every day for the betterment of our health.

CBD has been found to improve overall mood and many people are using it as a natural alternative to over-prescribed anti-depressants, which are often full to brim with chemicals we can’t even pronounce. Not to mention their appalling relapse rates, side effects and costs to the patient.

Statistics have shown that individuals supplementing with CBD daily have reported an elevated feeling in mood, a greater ability to manage stress and an increased quality of sleep.

There are also a number of articles and journals that advocate the use of CBD in order to increase libido and self-esteem. It has been proven that having a healthy sex-life and higher self-esteem can boost morale, productivity, benefit concentration and overall enjoyment of life.

There’s not many better ways to put a smile on your face than that!

So if you are feeling a bit down in the dumps and you think you’ve tried everything, maybe it’s time to reach for a more natural supplement to give you that uplifting feeling you have been longing for.

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How can you get a bit more CBD in your life?

With a wide range of CBD beverages such as coffee and hot chocolate alongside an array of tasty edibles to suit your needs, the list is infinite when it comes to getting some CBD in your life.

Whether you’re a coffee kind of guy or a chocolate kind of girl, there’s something for everyone. In our modern era, you don’t need to do the guesswork, it’s already done for you.

Whatever tickles your fancy, it’s probably available. From gluten free CBD edibles to caffeine or de-caffeinated CBD coffee, the choice yours.

While habits are often harder to break, we can just try baby steps. Small changes are all we need to make big progress. Some people think we need to change everything about our lifestyles in order to reap the best benefits but that’s just not true.

While having healthy habits can be great for us, it could just be easier to simply substitute one thing for another. Try changing your cup of Joe in the morning for one that contains CBD and go from there.

Easy.

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CBD & Testosterone: A match made in heaven?

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CBD has recently made its mark within the health industry, being thrust firmly into the spotlight. But one thing that might catch the eye of you guys is CBD’s ties to testosterone.

Although it’s not just testosterone that CBD improves. Oh no. It can help to boost sleep quality amongst a range of other factors. And this list is growing daily thanks to increased scrutiny (and interest) in the field. CBD is really beginning to cement its place as king of the industry.

Some of CBD’s powers include; helping to maintain a balanced diet, reducing stress and influencing weight loss as well as lowering anxiety and significantly minimising inflammation. With all of these natural properties, it’s no surprise that more and more people are finding ways to include CBD in their diets.

And now what all the fellas have been waiting for – CBD’s effects on testosterone! While this area of research is relatively new, there is a growing body of literature supporting the positive effects of CBD usage and increased testosterone production. There are also many practical results that CBD can achieve for those consuming the product on a regular basis.

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The Benefits of Boosting Testosterone

What are the benefits of boosting testosterone and how can we use CBD to enhance testosterone levels I hear you scream?

Well…

Healthy testosterone levels have been strongly correlated with a healthy heart in gents, as well as aiding weight control. Testosterone can also influence the results of your hours of labour in the gym, helping to build muscle as well as supporting bone strength.

It can also help individuals to feel more driven, happy and has even been shown to increase levels of concentration.

As men get older, there is a natural decrease in testosterone – that’s just life. So for guys looking to lead a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle, boosting testosterone can be beneficial in working towards achieving those goals. By supplementing your diet with CBD products, you can increase your testosterone in a healthy and sustainable manner. Just be sure to support that with healthy lifestyle changes.

Remember, it needs to be a whole lifestyle shift. CBD isn’t the magic pill that’ll change your life overnight.

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Sleep, Stress Reduction and Relaxation

The connection between a solid night’s sleep and healthy testosterone levels has been documented extensively over the years.

This is one of the determining factors for people looking to boost their overall health. A number of studies have revealed that CBD supplements can be a wonderful alternative method to aiding a successful sleep.

As mentioned before, there are swaths of academic research providing evidence that CBD can lower stress, pain and anxiety as well as inflammation. When these factors are reduced, a deep sleep is pretty much guaranteed.

It is also well documented that sleeping less than five hours per night can negatively impact your testosterone levels. This is compounded significantly if you’re continuously getting subpar shuteye. Studies have suggested that on average, eight hours of good quality sleep per night can increase your testosterone levels by almost 15%, hammering home the importance of sleep (and supplementation that can help achieve it).

While regular consumption of CBD can result in deeper sleeps, studies have noted that CBD has no effect or disruption on normalised or regular sleep cycles.

This basically means that compounds found in CBD will help you get a good night’s rest, in turn meaning you can reap the physical and mental rewards that brings. And no, taking CBD won’t knock you out or make you drowsy!

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What are the ways that we can include CBD in our diets?

Touted as nature’s little miracle and a universal remedy for all sorts of ailments, CBD should be on your daily menu if you want to take your health to the next level.

But how can you incorporate CBD into your daily routine?

There are many ways you get your daily dose of CBD – from smoothies to chocolates and now even in our cups of coffee in the morning. The possibilities for incorporating CBD into our diets seems endless!

One of the most effective ways to include CBD in your daily diet is by consuming infused beverages and an easy way to start your day is by having a delicious cup of coffee that can instantly boost energy levels.

This method can work well, as the chemical components in both coffee and CBD positively interlace to provide an immediate kick just when you might need it in the morning. The water soluble CBD used in our coffee, syrups, edibles (soon) and hot chocolate is perfect for quick absorption and will have those T levels rocking in next to no time!

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Is CBD coffee more effective than CBD oil?

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CBD is everywhere now. From what was once a very hush-hush product in the wings of the health world, it has blossomed into a major player, promising everything from anxiety-relief to improved athletic performance and libido.

In fact, it’s come so far that companies are infusing CBD in all manner of products. And here at the Calm Recovery, we are no different, having infused – you guessed it – coffee beans with CBD! But are these infusions better than the original?

That’s right, we’re talking CBD oil. The poster child for hemp.

Shall we see?

Let’s define effective 

So when we’re talking about which is more effective between CBD coffee and CBD oil, what exactly do we mean?

We could define effective in all sorts of ways but for the sake of this article, let’s go ahead and say effective is how efficiently the product delivers CBD’s associated health benefits and whether or not the user experiences more or less of these benefits as a direct result of the way they are taking in their CBD.

Simple enough? 

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The key difference between CBD coffee & CBD oil

The main difference between the CBD in coffee and its oily counterpart is the type of CBD used. This is where all of the other differences between the two stem from.

We can only speak for ourselves, so that’s what we’ll do.

Our CBD coffee contains water soluble CBD as opposed to the thicker oil that is used in what most people would call ‘conventional CBD’. The main benefit of water soluble CBD is that it passes into the bloodstream quicker than the oil, meaning you’ll receive a much more immediate benefit than if you were to drop some oil underneath your tongue.

When pairing this with coffee, it can be extremely effective for people who love to work out or who really need an extra jolt in the morning. Because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties and the stimulating effect of coffee beans (especially our organic, ethically sourced ones!), using these in conjunction can be the perfect pick me up for people who want benefits on the fly.

Compare that to your bog standard oil and you can see where the differences in effectiveness begin to arise.

Now we’re not saying that CBD oil is the Devil here, let’s just be clear on that. It has been proven time and time again to be effective and has so many applications for pretty much everyone in the world.

But that’s all relative. In the same way a Ford is a great car, when compared to a Ferrari, one is probably going to be a bit more effective at getting you from 0-60… 

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Which should you go for?

Now that’s the big question.

Listen, whether you choose to go with CBD coffee or CBD oil, you’re still going to get some amazing benefits, so don’t think this decision is life and death.

But when it comes to effectiveness – the whole point of this article – you’re probably going to want to go with the CBD coffee.

Let’s go over a quick bullet-point list of why the beans beat the oil;

  • It’s more convenient. Using a coffee cup is far easier than carrying a giant bottle of oil around all day.
  • It is quicker absorbing thanks to the water soluble CBD. You’ll feel the benefits more readily.
  • It tastes better! Guzzling a cup of Joe is always going to be far more appealing than dropping oil under your tongue and holding it there for 2 minutes. This means you’re far more likely to stick with the habit and feel long term benefits. Effective.
  • There are more potential benefits. Coffee beans themselves are anti-inflammatory, offer a boost in energy and are packed full of antioxidants, meaning you’re actually getting a fuller profile of nutrients than if you were to just consume a pipette of oil. Again, the effectiveness of these combined superfoods outweighs the former CBD poster child!

It’s quite hard to argue against a mountain of evidence like that. As impartial as we’d like to be, the two simply just don’t compare.

And don’t worry if you’re screaming at the computer that you hate coffee!

We have CBD hot chocolate (also available in a vegan recipe), CBD syrups and we’re even coming out with all sorts of CBD edibles in the not-so-distant future. These all contain the water soluble CBD that makes our coffee so effective; no need to worry about sacrificing the health benefits. Winner!

And that is that folks.

You’ve been armed with the knowledge to take the next step on your CBD journey.

It’s quite the no-brainer (in our humble opinion), so if you want to get involved with CBD coffee, a hot chocolate or even our new edibles range – head over to the Calm Recovery website and get yourself some cracking CBD deals.

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Do CBD Edibles Taste Bad?

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Everything you need to know about edible CBD products

When you hear CBD your mind probably goes straight to oils and whilst CBD oil is definitely one of the most common ways to incorporate CBD into your lifestyle, it’s certainly not the only one. Coffee and edibles are 2 great alternatives to oil for those who want to reap some of the many benefits of CBD.

 What are CBD edibles and what do they taste like?

CBD edibles are becoming more and more popular as people search for the right CBD product for them. After all, who can resist a cookie or sweet? CBD edibles come in various forms meaning you’re bound to find the perfect one for you. Options such as cakes and muffins are perfect for a post-dinner treat meanwhile biscuits and cookies are the ideal afternoon snack. CBD sweets and gummies are great options if you’re on the go but still keen to incorporate CBD into your daily life meaning there’s no excuse, no matter how busy you are.

Sweet CBD treats are the perfect way of adding CBD into your routine without having to adjust your taste-buds to the slightly ‘grassy’ taste of CBD oil. Many people say CBD can taste a little like grass or earth, which is probably not your flavour of choice when it comes to an afternoon snack. While some people actively like the taste or can at least adjust to it, others who are keen to use CBD prefer to find an option that helps to mask the taste. And that’s where edibles come in. Edibles offer all the good stuff of CBD oil but in a way that’s easier to digest.

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Benefits of CBD edibles

Some of the benefits of CBD include pain relief, mood improvement and better sleep so it’s no surprise that people are keen to try CBD for themselves. For many people though, the thought of using a CBD oil every day can be a little daunting which is why edibles are a great option, especially for those just starting out on their CBD journey. Edibles are a great way of adding CBD into a busy lifestyle. If you’re already snacking throughout the day then switching one of them up for a CBD alternative will make little impact to your waistline and pocket but could have major impacts on everything from your mood to your sleep pattern.

Normally, edible CBD products can take a little longer to fully ‘kick in’ meaning it may take longer for you to see an effect than if you were using an oil. However, at Calm Recovery, we use water soluble CBD in our edibles. This means that the CBD is absorbed much quicker than conventional oils.

This is all thanks to the CBD we use being ground to the size of nano particles, making it much easier for your body to handle and increasing your chances of absorbing 100% of it.

Not to mention, our water soluble CBD is completely tasteless unlike other forms of CBD, meaning it has zero impact on the overall taste of the edibles (or our coffee!).

Another perk of choosing CBD edibles is that they’re more discreet than other options such as oil. It’s unlikely that people will give you a second glance if you start digging into a cookie or some sweets on your commute home however if you start dropping CBD oil under your tongue then you might get some funny looks. CBD edibles slot perfectly into everyday life  meaning you won’t need to make any lifestyle changes if you want to start using them.

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Where can you get CBD edibles?

Whilst CBD can be woody or nutty and people often have to wash it down with water once they’ve taken it, CBD edibles can be consumed just the same as you would consume their non-CBD counterparts. CBD edibles are also a great option to pair with a CBD coffee or CBD hot chocolate. We’re all partial to a coffee and cake every now and then so why not make your regular treat a little less naughty by swapping to CBD versions? Nothing compliments a biscuit better than a hot drink and you can find our full range of CBD infused hot drinks on the shop section of the site.

We’ll soon be launching a range of CBD edible products including cookies (Calm Cookies), brownies and chocolate meaning you can get your sugar fix as well as your dose of CBD. Our edibles taste exactly how you’d imagine cookies or brownies to taste (great!) but they also come with a stream of CBD benefits making them the perfect choice for an afternoon snack or post-dinner treat.

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CBD’s Effects on Athletic Performance

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Did you know CBD can help improve your athletic performance?

So you may have heard how CBD is the answer to all your prayers and that taking it will make you more relaxed and less stressed about life.

Well luckily, this is true… Sort of.

CBD isn’t the answer to all your prayers, although it is a fascinating substance that is known to have calming effects, making people less stressed and anxious.

So how can the effects of this seemingly ‘relaxing’ substance really have a positive impact on athletic performance?  You might be surprised!

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How can the effects of CBD benefit athletes? 

  1. Reduces pain

When it comes to risks in sport, inflammation is top of the list. In fact, it’s almost a guarantee. Any athlete pushing their muscles to their maximum limit will experience inflammation of the muscles and it can cause discomfort, causing them to miss out on their sporting goals.

CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory effects, and is linked to being a safer option compared to over the counter drugs such as Ibuprofen.

These manufactured anti-inflammatory drugs, when used excessively are linked with strokes, heart attacks and kidney damage.  CBD is a naturally occurring substance that comes from plants, making it a more holistic solution.

  1. Speeds up recovery

As well as inflammation, a rigorous training regime results in oxidative stress.  This can cause muscle and even organ damage if allowed to go unmanaged. If not managed properly, this can seriously harm recovery time for athletes.

New research is showing that CBD may have a positive effect on oxidative stress, helping athletes to recover faster and even preform better during competition.

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety

Athletes not only put huge amounts of stress on their bodies, but also their minds.  This stress can promote anxiety and even depression if allowed to go untreated.

Studies on CBD have linked it with helping reduce the effects of stress and anxiety.  These conditions can cause a dip in motivation, resulting in an athlete not reaching their true potential.

Top performing athletes have been on record time and time again, stating that to reach the top level of any sport you have to be mentally strong as well as physically.  CBD could give you that mental edge over the competition.

  1. Can promote weight loss

Relatively new research has indicated a link between fat loss and CBD.

The human body has two types of fat cells; White cells and brown cells.  White cells lead to weight gain as they promote excess fat storage.  These can be seen as “bad”.  Brown cells on the other hand, have the ability to burn calories.  People with more brown cells in their body have been shown to have a lower BMI (body mass index).

Studies show CBD having an increase on the browning of adipose tissue, turning white cells into brown cells.

It almost seems too good to be true!

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How to get CBD into your routine

Okay, so you’re ready to start taking CBD but you don’t know how you can incorporate it into your daily life.  Luckily there are thousands of products out there that have CBD infused into them.

Take our CBD infused coffee for example.  Coffee is already part of so many people’s lives, especially athletes’! That caffeine-fuelled workout married with a dose of CBD could be the difference between reaching your personal best or missing a rep.

Don’t feel guilty with having to count those extra calories every time you want to add something sweet to your coffee. Our coffee syrups come in three delicious flavours and are also ZERO calories. Yep. ZERO calories!

We know that Coffee isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (pardon the pun…) but don’t worry because the wonder of CBD knows no limits.

We have our very own CBD infused hot chocolate (a vegan version is available too). Just think about it… after those of long dark nights after a gruelling training session, you can sit down to a nice hot cup of coco.  Or that long awaited cheat day that seems to go as soon as it comes around. The CBD hot chocolate has got it all covered.

We know that an athlete’s daily routine can be time-restricted with most of that time dedicated to mastering their craft.  That being said, here are a few other CBD products that can be adopted into virtually any routine seamlessly, by replacing regular products with the CBD version:

  • Edibles (coming soon to Calm Recovery)
  • Skincare (Moisturisers, oils and ointments)
  • Energy drinks
  • Gummies
  • Capsules

You should never leave any stone unturned when it comes to being at your absolute peak as an athlete.

Neglecting a substance as potentially beneficial as CBD may just be the reason you’re not reaching that next level.

We at Calm Recovery take pride in our CBD and want to promote this wonderful substance in the most positive way we can – by producing extremely high quality CBD infused products.

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How do caffeine and CBD work together?

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How do caffeine and CBD work together?

If you’ve ever heard of CBD (cannabidiol) then you might be surprised to hear it associated with a stimulant such as caffeine.  This may be due to the fact that caffeine is known to give you a boost in energy, whereas CBD is associated with having a calming and relaxing effect. 

Two seemingly opposite substances?

Right. But also wrong…

Let us explain how these two substances work well when fused together. 

What is CBD?

CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive, which means there is no associated ‘high’. CBD simply doesn’t have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity – perfect if you’re looking to actually function post-ingestion!

The cannabis plant has two main species; Hemp and Marijuana – both of which contain CBD. Hemp contains more CBD and considerably lower levels of THC in comparison to Marijuana.

CBD is known to have an array of health benefits and new research is being conducted each day to support these claims. The many benefits of CBD include, a reduction in stress and anxiety, as well as helping with chronic pain.  Some studies have even showed how CBD could be used to help reduce the risk of certain types of cancers.

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What is Caffeine?

We’re all clued up on hemp, but what about the chalk to CBD’s proverbial Cheese?

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance commonly found in tea, coffee and cacao plants with more than 60 plant species known to contain caffeine. 

It is also a substance that can be produced synthetically and added to certain foods, drinks and medications. Caffeine is prevalent in coffee and it is the world’s number one choice when seeking that morning wake up call! 

Around 80% of the worlds population consume caffeinated drinks on a daily basis. Caffeine works by stimulating the central nervous system causing an increase in mental alertness.

There are many, many studies to show that consuming small doses of caffeine can have advantages such as, enhanced exercise performance and promoting fat loss by speeding up metabolism.

How CBD and Caffeine interact with each other

So CBD and caffeine are miracle workers in their own right. But what happens when you put them together.

Say, in a coffee?

Unlike regular coffee, CBD infused coffee has been shown to give users a boost in mental awareness minus the jittery effect that regular coffee can give. In this article written by Melissa Malamut she describes the feeling as  “Just enough to take the edge off, but not enough to make you feel like you’re under the influence of a drug”. 

CBD infused coffee has even been reported to induce high concentration levels and some users claim to develop a more optimistic attitude.

Sounds good to us!

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Benefits of taking them in tandem

When taking a break from caffeine, users can suffer from withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include ailments such as headaches, fatigue, low energy and poor concentration.  CBD is known to help combat these side effects when deciding to go on a caffeine detox, helping reducing headaches.

Coffee and CBD are both known to boast antioxidant properties too. Antioxidants are a key player in the wellness of your body and play a crucial role as they rid the body of toxins and protect our cells from damage. 

Antioxidants neutralise potentially damaging oxidising agents in the bloodstream while improving the health of cells and reducing the risk of developing diseases in the process. There are no limits to how many antioxidants your body needs so the more the better!

CBD can help with muscle recovery after a grueling gym session too. The reason for this is because CBD is proven to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Caffeine can be used as a pre-workout, giving you that boost in energy before a workout, and the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD will help your muscles recover, making them quite the pair for gym goers.

Where to find CBD caffeine products

The CBD infused coffee industry is in its relative infancy and isn’t as well-known as other CBD products. 

At Calm Recovery we offer a variety of CBD coffee blends and even have CBD infused Hot chocolate with a Vegan choice also available.  We are the first company in the UK to offer CBD infused coffee syrup with a selection of edibles being added to our product range in the near future!

We have witnessed the benefit of CBD firsthand and we truly believe that CBD infused products can benefit so many lives in a positive way. 

The CBD industry is projected to rise to 22 billion dollars by 2022. With more products being infused each year there is no limit to what can be done with our little plant.

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What Payment Gateway Merchants will process payments for CBD products? 

Prior to starting Calm Coffee Company, I admit I was completely unaware that in the future, I would be writing a post about CBD payment gateway merchants. But here I am! This is a post to support other new businesses in their understanding of these merchants. So don’t be disheartened when faced with a hurdle in the final stages prior to launch, we can help!

I’m sure most readers, like myself, have purchased something from an online business in the past? Thought so! In fact, you have more than likely purchased something in the last week! Why is this? Because the payment methods are often very quick and easy to set up. Many of these businesses will use PayPal or Stripe for their transactions. I know I am personally finding the option of PayPal more and more frequently on websites! When it comes to the selling of CBD however, unfortunately it doesn’t come as easily as these other businesses have it.

This is because CBD is classified as ‘high risk’ in the eyes of the merchant accounts. Now this doesn’t mean the product is dangerous in itself, but it leads to a reduction in the available merchants willing to process your payments as a result of the alleged risk. I’ll explain the definition of this ‘high risk’ below, but remaining with the merchants, they then complete thorough background checks on the businesses themselves to make their own assessment on their credibility. Businesses selling any products that are seen to borderline illegality, or those who are susceptible to chargebacks on credit cards, may also be deemed as a ‘high risk’.

The terminology of being ‘high risk’ is simply due to the fact that CBD is a relatively new product to market. CBD was only provided its 100% legal status in the UK in 2019! The marketing of CBD has exploded over the past year and it’s hard not to notice its presence in the high-street shops. Despite this, there remains a lot of uncertainty around it, most likely because of the obvious association with the controlled substance, Cannabis.

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is derived from the Cannabis plant. However, it does not contain the THC content. THC is what’s associated with the psychoactive effect of the controlled substance. Despite this, because CBD is produced from the Cannabis plant, many merchants and processors will not support anyone who chooses to sell CBD. The Cannabis plant itself remains prohibited, which leaves banks uncertain, and therefore unwilling, to take the risk by associating with the product.

I have mentioned the explosion of CBD in the shops over the past year, but when it comes to purchasing it online, there are many restrictions faced by the sellers of CBD. Our well-known internet shopping sites like Amazon and Ebay both refuse the selling of CBD, and advertising through the social media platforms of Instagram and Facebook is banned. Somehow, I think this makes its escalation in popularity all the more impressive!

So, we know that many merchants are weary of the high-risk products. But all is not lost! There are some specialised high-risk merchant accounts, located all around the world, who are willing to support businesses selling the high-risk products, such as CBD. The merchants for CBD payment gateways will still complete a number of checks of the business prior to offering their services. However, these high-risk payment gateway merchants unfortunately come at a price in respect of their high set up fees, higher refund fees and higher payment processing fees.

At Calm Coffee Company, we unfortunately have had to learn the hard way in understanding the complexities around payment gateway merchants. We know first-hand the frustrations faced by new companies who have everything ready to go, then seem to stumble at the last hurdle of processing payments! We hope by sharing out knowledge, we can help others avoid the unnecessary headaches of payments – following what has probably been an uphill struggle to launch whatever your product! To support our wholesale customers in getting up and running without delay and complication, we have partnered with We Tranxact.

We Tranxact

Because we work as a partnership, we have access to exclusive rates available to all of our wholesale customers. Some rates are below 2% with no setup fee, which is an absolute steal compared to other payment gateway merchants.

If you are looking for a CBD wholesaler, or want to start your own CBD brand with a white label service, we would love to be of assistance. We can support you from concept to creation! We have our own in-house website designer, graphic designer and marketer. We are also partnered with only the best suppliers to create high-quality products. Please email info@calmcoffeecompany.com with your enquiry.