Nearly every day we receive questions from people regarding uses for CBD. By now most people are very aware that CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and it can help relieve pain, especially arthritis pain. Arthritis pain can be relieved by both topical and oral delivery of CBD. We recommend our CBD balm coupled with the 1200 mg. tincture for optimal results. However, this is certainly not the only reason people use CBD products. CBD is excellent for help with anxiety, mood disorders, and improved sleep. There have been many recent studies in these areas. Personally, I have found taking CBD tincture a few hours before bed is very soothing and has significantly improved the quality and quantity of my sleep.
Lately, I have been researching the use of CBD for other conditions and have been experimenting a bit. I have discovered some of my uses of CBD through reading research. As a 50+ year old I was very curious when I read a recent article about the effects of applying CBD tincture directly to the skin in place of regular moisturizer. I decided to try this out. I was pleasantly surprised when after only a week in, my skin was noticeably softer, my skin tone was more even, and the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth appear less visible. I opted to use our Pet CBD, since 500 mg. was plenty for topical use. Due to the results I was having, I continued to research and found articles regarding the use of CBD for acne. I shared these with my daughter and she became part of the experiment. She has been using prescription acne medication for over 5 years and the prescription medication often leaves her skin dry and irritated. It seems she exchanges one problem for another. She has ditched the prescriptions and has been using CBD tincture every night and her acne has significantly improved. At first, we were both shocked as CBD tincture is definitely an oil and putting an oil on the skin to treat acne seems to go against common beliefs in the treatment of acne. However, it is also a natural anti-inflammatory and these anti-inflammatory properties seem to be improving her skin as well. In addition to fewer pimples, her skin is smoother and her skintone is more even with less redness. So far we have both been happy with our results.
Finally, my daughter has also given me permission to share the success she has had using CBD to treat IBS and the tummy problems she has. In January, she went to the hospital for treatment of pretty intense IBS symptoms. She decided after a lot of reading to try to treat her IBS naturally through diet rather than starting prescription medication. She significantly decreased the amount of sugar and processed foods she was eating and replaced them with plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Additionally, she started used CBD tincture twice daily. She has also opted to use smokeable hemp pre-rolls when she feels IBS symptoms coming on. So far, her results have been outstanding.
We have personally found many uses for CBD that have improved our health and the quality of our lives. We would love to hear your stories as well!
At Stony Lake Naturals we keep our product line small on purpose. Our first product, our 1200 mg. Tincture is still our most popular product. After a lot of research, we settled on 1200 mg. because it was the strength that seemed to work best for us as we experimented with differing strengths. 1200 mg. is the CBD "sweet spot." After this, we expanded to our pet CBD and our 200 mg. CBD balm. The CBD balm has been somewhat of a surprise for us. We knew CBD applied topically was an effective pain reliever, but at first we thought it was more a temporary fix like Icy Hot. However, as we started using it, and more importantly our customers started using it, we knew the results were much more significant than those associated with Icy Hot and similar products. We carefully blend our organic CBD with other organic, natural anti-inflammatories like tumeric, camphor, and peppermint to create a product that truly offers long-lasting relief. We recommend people combine an oral CBD with a topical for maximum results.
We didn't change our product line during our first year. However, we began getting requests and questions about CBD gummies. We knew this would be a more challenging product to produce as we hold tight to the premise that our products will be effective and as "natural" and organic as possible. Clearly, gummies are going to have more ingredients than a tincture so we started working on them. We are now confident we have a gummy which is effective and have kept ingredients as simple as possible. Our 1200 mg. (30 gummies per bottle) are now available on the website. They will soon be available at our partner retailers as well.
Please reach out to Stony Lake Naturals if you have any specific questions about our products. We are always happy to answer your questions!
Our CBD journey began approximately 4 years ago. Alex had been in the flooring industry for most of his adult life as a store owner and also as an installer. Needless to say, he has bad knees, a bad back, and a painful neck. Fortunately, we were watching one of our son's baseball games in 2017, and happened to sit next to a gentleman who also had been in the industry. As they started swapping stories the man asked Alex if he had ever tried CBD and even went out to his vehicle to offer a sample. Once we got home, we started doing all kinds of research and Alex decided to give it a try. Part of our research involved finding a reputable, transparent company to purchase products from. We found that company and Alex began using CBD tincture. Needless to say, he started experiencing significant pain relief. This came at a cost; we were paying over $100 for a 500 mg. tincture. A year later, I started experiencing knee pain in my right knee. I have always been an active person and figured I was developing some normal arthritis as I entered my 50s. I started using CBD and it also helped my knee pain, but I also noticed some other great benefits. The anxiety and sleep problems I often experienced started diminishing as well. So began my CBD journey, and a regular $200+ monthly expenditure for us. In 2019, Michigan started the pilot program for hemp farming and CBD production. We had farmland we were not using so we applied to the program and got accepted. Hence, the birth of Shoreline Hemp Farm and Stony Lake Naturals! Our goal was to grow organic hemp and make premium CBD products at prices our friends and families could afford. We didn't know how it would go, but it turns out there are many, many people looking for the benefits CBD can offer and Stony Lake Naturals has made it affordable for them to use. I share our journey because a typical question for us is, "How did you get started at this?" CBD worked for us and we hope it works for you!