Papa’s Champs: Téo Chapelier

Papa’s Champs: Téo Chapelier

Papa & Barkley believes that cannabis is not just an individual experience, but that the plant has the power to change lives. Our mission is to unlock the power of the plant to improve people’s lives, and we achieve that mission by empowering our customers and celebrating individuals who have made our products their own. Today we’d like to celebrate one of our heros: our newest Papa’s Champ, Téo Chapelier

Using CBD During Yoga Practice

Born and raised in South of France, Téo is a professional yogi and practitioner of meditation. Téo teaches yoga in Los Angeles and has incorporated Papa & Barkley products into his daily life. An advocate of health and wellness, Téo uses CBD in some of his practices because of the natural terpenes and healing cannabinoids present in Papa & Barkley products.

More about Téo: At the age of 18, he left his country and traveled the world for 4 years, always looking for the next place to go. His path led him to Los Angeles, California where he discovered the art of yoga and finally found balance in his life. Since then, his passion keeps growing stronger with each passing day. Yoga allows him to align himself with his true Self. As a teacher and student, he is humbled every time he gets to share his practice and help others ensuing possibility for growth and transformation. By committing to a daily practice he knows that we create new patterns of light and abundance in our lives, we learn to study our own mind and body in our quest for the true Self. Yoga brought out the best in him and he is excited to share it with you.

“Teaching Yoga over 20 hours a week can be really challenging when your body feels tired or achy. Since I’ve been using Papa’s and Barkley products I’ve noticed that I recover a lot faster. I used to wake up feeling very stiff and it was sometimes hard to get my day started. I’ve been taking 30mg in the morning and apply some of the relief balm wherever I feel a little sore or achy and within minutes I am ready to go.” 

But pairing yoga and CBD isn’t the only practice that can help people. While many people are turning to CBD as a viable medicine to treat pain, some individuals receive benefits from incorporating the cannabinoid as a tool to help fight stress and anxiety during their meditation practice. There’s actual medical evidence of how CBD, when paired with Yoga and meditation, can help with stress and anxiety reduction.

“Incorporating CBD in my daily routine has been such a game changer for me, my mind has become more clear and my body feels more comfortable.”

CBD & Meditation

Using meditation to focus and be more present to yourself as well as your surroundings is a great way to relieve stress. Many people are also adding CBD to their practice to help center themselves to focus their attention on being present. CBD is non-intoxicating and can provide relief from regular pain, but when combined with mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation, the benefits are complimentary.

“I even use [Papa & Barkley] during my Yoga and meditation practice, because CBD is very potent in terpenes but doesn’t have any psychoactive effects it is the best ally to help you relax and get more in touch with yourself while staying lucid.”

CBD Wellness

CBD is changing the way people manage their pain, stress levels, anxiety, and sleep. Papa & Barkley believes in the power of cannabis as a viable medicine to combat those ailments. If you practice meditation and yoga, CBD can take your experience to another level by providing focus, pain relief from injuries, and calm.

“The more I share CBD with people around me, the more I realize how healing it is. I have recommended it to people who are recovering from physical injury, dealing with a lot of stress or even just having trouble sleeping and I’ve seen a drastic improvement in their lives. It is truly amazing that we live in an era where these products have become easily accessible.”

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Papa’s Champs: Emily Kretzer

Papa’s Champs: Emily Kretzer

We believe that cannabis is an individual experience that can change lives. Part of our mission is to unlock the power of the plant, empower our customers, and celebrate individuals who have made our products their own. Today we’d like to celebrate one of our heroes: our newest Papa’s Champ, Emily Kretzer. Emily is a Los Angeles based Tv Host/Presenter and Filmmaker. She is also a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and harm reduction in the music and entertainment community. 

CBD for Anxiety & Mental Health

Emily is incredibly passionate about advocating for mental health awareness, specifically about Major Depressive Disorder and the roles of anxiety and stress on health. She has incorporated CBD into her daily life as a means to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Research shows that CBD has the potential to relieve anxiety and even anecdotal evidence has shown that CBD can help with reducing anxiety if taken regularly. CBD helps to regulate stress hormones, and a series of case studies has found that CBD can be used to help with anxiety-related disorders. 

“I work in the Film and TV industry where I am often faced with high stress situations and environments. A lot of my work is very physical and hands on, though which rewarding can also be a huge battle for me. When I’m in the field – be it presenting, directing, or producing – I need to be able to have the stamina to make it through long hours and not crack under pressure.”

“Depression and anxiety can both be so physical – I’ve felt it from the difficulty of simply getting out of bed in the morning, to remedial tasks being inexplicably painful to carry out, to the invasive symptoms of a panic attack. For me personally, I’ve found that a combination of therapy, medication, diet, and holistic treatments has been the most effective approach in treating my depression and anxiety. While there’s no cure to either, knowing I have the ability to help myself is what allows me to move forward in my life and feel grateful for my continued healing and my future. For these reasons, I am so passionate about encouraging others to fight through the mental health challenges they may face, and be champions for awareness in their own lives and the lives of others.”

Mental Health Awareness

For the past two years, Emily has worked with the Los Angeles based group Community Meeting to help educate people and end the stigma around mental illness. As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety throughout her own life, Emily utilizes CBD as a natural remedy.

“At the onset of a panic attack, I use the 30:1 Releaf Tincture. It’s my favorite product from Papa & Barkley as well as the best natural remedy I’ve found when it comes to soothing and alleviating my anxiety. One droplet of the Hemp Tincture in my morning tea has also been a huge game-changer for me. It relaxes me and helps to combat many of the physical symptoms of depression that I experience daily.”

CBD for Health & Wellness

Incorporating Hemp CBD into your daily health and wellness regiment is a great way to alleviate stress and anxiety. People from all walks of life are discovering CBD every day, using it as a means to decrease stress, manage pain, and even shorten recovery after workouts. The medicinal qualities of CBD helps with muscle inflammation, aid in sleep, and mitigate stress when used regularly. It works by activating the Endocannabinoid receptors located within the body. 

“It’s so important to check in with yourself and know your limits and triggers, and the reality is that sometimes rest and self-care are the best options when you’re going through it. However, Papa & Barkley’s products have absolutely been instrumental in helping me function on a regular basis. Integrating CBD into my daily routine has positively affected my mental health, my mood, and my performance at work. It’s a little pick-me-up that reminds me to keep going.”

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CBD For Athletic Recovery & Performance

CBD For Athletic Recovery & Performance

CBD can be used to enhance athletic performance and shorten recovery times.

Learn how athletic recovery and performance is positively affected by regular use of Hemp CBD.

By: Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D.

Everyone can use CBD safely and effectively; from the daily walker, to the occasional runner, to the true weekend warrior, to the pro-athlete. Sports leagues are starting to consider cannabis because cannabidiol (CBD), one of the prevalent cannabinoids in cannabis, can help athletic performance, as well as recovery from training. For both the office worker and pro-athlete, CBD, unlike its cousin molecule THC, will not trigger a failed drug test.

CBD Can Improve Performance

The chance to improve performance stems from CBD’s intriguing ability to decrease anxiety without creating any subjective high or alteration in thinking. Laboratory research with humans confirms that CBD decreases anxiety, even in tough situations. Many athletes emphasize that CBD helps them approach big contests without fretting, while their minds remain sharp for strategy and split-second decisions.

CBD Can Enhance Recovery

CBD should also speed workout recovery. Unlike other anti-inflammatories, CBD does not harm the stomach lining or increase the rates of certain strokes. Research confirms that CBD suppresses the main contributors to inflammation, swelling, and soreness potentially protecting muscle cells for growth. The molecule’s delightful enhancement of sleep also should make recovery fast and efficient. New data on CBD’s ability to balance immune function suggest that it could prevent the annoying colds that often make training less than optimal, too.

CBD Users Pass Drug Tests

Drug testing in sports can be a moving target. Currently, cannabinoids are listed as banned substances but the test employed focuses on metabolites of THC. CBD will not appear on a drug screen currently, so athletes can rest assured that they are not violating the rules of the game. The spirit of drug testing in sports concerns unfair advantage. CBD is a gentle molecule with no potential for intoxication, addiction, or stimulation. It’s keen ability to enhance performance and recovery should make it a superb addition to any athlete’s training regimen. Unfortunately, a handful of prohibitionists want to add CBD to the list of banned substances in a knee-jerk reaction to its link to cannabis. A bit of education should ensure that the International Olympic Committee won’t sacrifice the brains and recovery of athletes to political correctness.

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Case reports reveal that experienced athletes using 30 mg (or more) of CBD per day notice less angst before big games, quicker recovery, and easier sleep in as little as five days. Sometimes, however, the most convincing research stems from the data you gather yourself. Give it a try!

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Building a Better You: CBD & Meditation

Building a Better You: CBD & Meditation

CBD and meditation go hand in hand to relieve stress and focus the the mind.

CBD is a great way to help expand your daily meditation practice.

By: Cyrus Sepahbodi

Our daily lives have changed. Managing a career, family time, personal life, and finding the time for self care can become increasingly difficult. Daily stress seems like a common experience for most people. If the stresses of modern life have become too overwhelming, perhaps consider starting your own meditation practice.

Meditation and CBD can help increase your focus and maximize your mindfulness.

MEDITATION & STRESS

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the most common sources of stress are the future of the United States, money, work, the current political climate, as well as violence and crime. Stress levels are higher than ever among Americans and as a result many individuals are turning to meditation to combat daily stress.

Add meditation and cbd to your daily routine for better health and wellness.

MEDITATE TO COMBAT STRESS

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that:

  1. Among adults aged 18 and over, increases were seen from 2012 to 2017 in the use of yoga, meditation, and chiropractors during the past 12 months.
  2. Yoga was the most commonly used complementary health approach among U.S. adults in 2012 (9.5%) and 2017 (14.3%).
  3. In 2017, women were more likely to use yoga, meditation, and chiropractors in the past 12 months compared with men.
A report suggests that 14.2% of american adults had practiced meditation at least once last year

The report from the CDC suggests that 14.2% of American adults surveyed in 2017 said they had practiced meditation at least once in the last year.

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Using meditation to focus and be more present to yourself as well as surroundings is a great way to relieve stress. According to an NIH survey, approximately 18 million people have turned to a daily meditation practice to alleviate stress and tune in to their body. It’s no wonder that many people are also adding CBD to their practice to help center and focus their attention on being present. CBD has several properties that reduce stress and create calm in the body, helping to further the practice of meditation. CBD is non-intoxicating and can provide relief from regular pain, but when combined with mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation, the effects are compounded.

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6 Ways You Can Use CBD for Better Sex

6 Ways You Can Use CBD for Better Sex

by Edie Horstman

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CBD for Sex

For those who suffer from stress, performance anxiety or pain in the bedroom, CBD-infused pleasure enhancers are here to help. In recent years, medical experts and scientists have tapped into CBD’s healing properties, including decreased inflammation, improved gut health, calmed nerves, enhanced sleep and more. However, beyond medicinal purposes, cannabidiol can also be used to give your sex life a boost.

As the non-psychoactive ingredient in the marijuana plant, CBD can alleviate inhibition during sex, as well as reduce pain during penetration and enhance sensations. In other words, instead of using another substance (i.e., alcohol) to unwind, CBD can provide similar effects without the hangover or fuzzy memories. In fact, because cannabidiol helps with insomnia, incorporating an edible, vaporizer or CBD-infused lube can actually improve post-sex sleep.

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1. Improving Desire


Cannabis can be used as an aphrodisiac in many ways: smoking, vaping, lubricants and eating cannabis chocolates are all popular ways to achieve its aphrodisiac effects. In other words, while the most well-known benefits of CBD are tailored toward anxiety and pain, there’s also a chance that it can help with arousal and desire levels. When applied topically, the CBD and THC dilate your blood vessels, allowing fresh oxygenated blood to flow more easily. In other words, CBD and TCH are vasodilators. Typically, fresh oxygenated blood is associated with increased arousal and stimulation.

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2. Relieving Pain


If chronic discomfort or sexual dysfunction are problems, CBD may also be able to help with pain during sex. Studies show that CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory and can be effective as an adjunct treatment for pain. For example, topical, whole-plant CBD balm can help women experiencing painful sexual intercourse due to vaginal dryness or irritation. CBD lube also does the trick.

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3. Decreasing Anxiety


One of the many ways that people use CBD is to help fight anxiety and improve their mental state. CBD works directly on the body’s endocannabinoid system,  a complex network of receptors in the body that help regulate the nervous system, immune system and the body’s organs. Those receptors, when activated by the body’s own endocannabinoids, can have an anti-anxiety effect on the brain. Furthermore, using CBD in the bedroom can create a feeling of calm, relaxation and elation, translating into enhanced sexual pleasure.

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4. Strengthening Sensations

When it comes to the female reproductive tract, cannabinoid receptors are found in the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina and vulva, and they play a significant role in the day-to-day pleasures and pain associated with sex. These receptors are key in improving low libido and the inability to achieve orgasms. Men experiencing issues with erectile dysfunction may also benefit from using CBD. As previously mentioned, CBD increases blood flow and nerve sensation, which can help enhance sexual pleasure and intensify orgasms for all parties.

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5. Enhancing Foreplay


To help tune into the physical experience of foreplay, CBD lube enhances sensation and climax. Largely due to its ability to repair tissue damage and improve blood flow to the genitals, a coconut oil-based CBD lube is gaining popularity. Combined with THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, men and women report an enhanced sex drive. Plus, CBD lube relieves women of the pain they sometimes feel during penetration as it relaxes the tissues surrounding the sex organ.

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6. Relaxing with CBD Body Oil

Fast-absorbing and lightweight, using a sensorial body oil offers targeted topical relief as well as natural energy. In between the sheets, try a CBD-infused body oil to reduce muscle tension and create a soothing sensation. The therapeutic blend of essential oils combined with full-spectrum cannabinoids leverage the natural power of the whole plant. Before getting frisky, massage your partner’s back and arms with CBD body oil.

Edie Horstman is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, wellness blogger, and freelance writer. She works with health-focused brands, co-creating content in the digital marketing space. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Does CBD Oil Show Up on a Drug Test?

Does CBD Oil Show Up on a Drug Test?

by Erica Garza

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Lauded as a health elixir for its potential to relieve everything from anxiety to inflammation, cannabidiol (or CBD) is growing rapidly in popularity—but will it show up on a drug test? The short answer: it depends. Unlike the other famous compound in cannabis, THC, CBD will not make a user feel “high.” It lacks the psychotropic effects of THC, but that doesn’t necessarily make it undetectable. If you’re an avid CBD user with an upcoming pre-employment drug test, here’s what you need to know to prepare.

What You Need to Know About Drug Tests and CBD

According to TONIC, it’s “unlikely” that CBD will show up on a drug test, not because it’s undetectable, but because most drug tests aren’t looking for CBD. The average drug test is looking for the presence of THC or THC metabolites.

CBD is chemically distinct from THC, so it is doubtful that pure CBD would be detected in these types of drug tests. A company would have to obtain a separate test designed specifically to pick up CBD, and most companies aren’t willing to shell out more money if they don’t have to.

Different CBD Products Mean Different Test Results

Keep in mind that not all CBD products consist of pure CBD. If your CBD product is hemp-based, it may contain trace amounts of THC. Products deemed “whole plant” or “full spectrum” benefit users by containing more than CBD, including terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids, which are believed to work synergistically with CBD. While its health advantages are high, these types of products may lead to a positive drug test. Generally, if your CBD oil has less than 0.3 percent THC in it, it shouldn’t show up on a hair test, although it may appear in a urine or saliva test.

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

There is not much reliable data to confirm how long CBD stays in a user’s system, though a 2014 publication in the scientific journal Epilepsy Currents reported “one to two days” for a single oral dose. If you’re taking full-spectrum oil, it’s probably best to look into how long THC stays in your system, which is usually detectable in body fluids for one to 30 days after last use.

Isn’t CBD Legal?

There’s an ongoing national debate about the federal legality of CBD. Unless it is extracted from hemp cultivated under the 2014 Farm Bill, the DEA maintains that CBD is illegal. While it won’t stop the compound from continuing to be widely available anytime soon, this grey area causes some confusion in courts, especially in states where cannabis is available for medical or recreational purposes. Legal or not, many companies call the shots on whether or not drug testing is necessary. Luckily, there seems to be a shift in dropping marijuana from testing protocol all the way to the White House. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said in 2018, “We have all these Americans that are looking to work,” Acosta said. “Are we aligning our … drug testing policies with what’s right for the workforce?” As CBD rises in popularity, it seems the national conversation is evolving at an equally rapid rate.

Erica Garza is an author and essayist. Her work has appeared in Time, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, The Telegraph and Vice. She lives in Los Angeles.

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