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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Papa’s Champs: Rayne Ivanushka

Papa’s Champs: Rayne Ivanushka

“I use the 1:3 Releaf balm the most for my chronic muscle pain in my neck and back that I developed from a horseback riding accident when I was 15.”

Meet our heroes, our Champions. Papa’s Champions are people who have made our products their own. Rayne has incorporated our CBD Releaf products into her daily regiment for recovery and self care. Rayne is just one of many people currently reaping the benefits of our CBD products.

“My friend and I were riding our horses at the time in my hometown of Big Bear. We began to pick up speed and my horse got too excited and started bucking. I felt myself starting to come off, so I closed my eyes to try and relax my body but when I opened them, I saw the sky above me moving and when I looked to my left, I saw my horse’s legs running with me because I was being dragged.”

CBD for Muscle Pain

Perhaps the most common use for CBD is for pain management. Cannabidiol (CBD) has numerous properties that help with anti-inflammation and pain. As a result, CBD is a great option for people who are dealing with muscle pain or chronic pain every day. Chronic pain will affect everyone at some point in their life and it’s good to know there is a natural remedy that can help. When combining CBD into your daily pain management regiment you can help relieve pain associated with muscle soreness and inflammation. CBD directly interacts with the Endocannibinoid System within our bodies.

“For the following 8 years I was told I would never be the same because the bones were so out of alignment. I would have to go to the chiropractor once a month because of my back spasms. For the past two years, I’ve really immersed myself into Pilates to build up the muscles and my spine, but I utilize the balm to relax the muscles. The patches are also great for my busy schedule.”

ENDOCANNIBINOID SYSTEM & PAIN MANAGEMENT

 If you haven’t heard of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), there’s no better time than now. Our bodies have an innate network of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors that occur naturally. Everyone has the receptors, whether they’ve used cannabis to treat their ailments or not. Studies have shown the ECS to be present in every system in the human body, which is why cannabis is so useful as a means of medical treatment. Learn more about the Endocannabinoid System from our knowledge center.

CBD FOR CHRONIC PAIN

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it is estimated that 20.4% of U.S. adults (50.0 million) had chronic pain. It was also estimated that 8.0% of U.S. adults (19.6 million) had high-impact chronic pain, with higher prevalence associated with advancing age. 

The most common medical treatments for chronic pain are nerve blocks, steroids, and opioids. However, narcotics and NSAIDs, like aspirin and ibuprofen don’t have to be your only option for pain relief. Options such as physical therapy, self-care, and CBD can be easily incorporated you’re your daily life to help with chronic pain. Choosing CBD as a natural, plant-based pain relief option can dramatically improve your health when used daily.

CBD is fundamentally different than most painkillers because it is not addictive and non-toxic. Whether you’re are suffering from chronic pain in your back, neck, hands, feet, or elsewhere CBD can help. Want to learn more? Check out our knowledge center.

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Papa’s Champs: Kristel Dela Rosa

Papa’s Champs: Kristel Dela Rosa

“I use Papa & Barkley to care for myself along with my loved ones, family, and friends.”

Meet our heroes, our Champions. Papa’s Champions are people who have made our products their own. Kristel has incorporated our CBD Releaf Balm into her daily regiment for recovery and self care. Kristel is just one of many athletes currently reaping the benefits of our products.

Hemp CBD for Self Care

Incorporating Hemp CBD into your daily health and wellness regiment is a great way to supercharge your self care. People from all walks of life are using CBD to decrease stress, manage pain, and even shorten recovery after workouts. The medicinal qualities of Hemp CBD help decrease muscle inflammation and aid in sleep. It works by activating the Endocannabinoid receptors located within your muscle tissue while reducing strain and common aches. 

“I work in the fitness industry and I teach about 25 classes per week. They range from cardio hit classes, weight training to yoga, which is a lot on my body.”

Hemp CBD for Fitness & Health

A difficult aspect of personal training and fitness is maximizing the recovery period after a workout. Strenuous work outs break down muscles. Afterwards, you can experience inflammation or even pain. You’ve likely felt sore after a max out session at the weight bench, especially the next day. This is where CBD comes in: Cannabidiol has numerous anti-inflammatory properties that help with recovery and relieve the normal aches and pains associated with working out. 

“Incorporating Papa & Barkley products into teaching has helped so much because I use it for recovery. I teach early in the morning and late at night so when I’m super-hyped at night its hard for me to fall asleep… it has helped incorporating it into my schedule.”

Hemp CBD for Workout Recovery

 CBD has the potential to speed your workout recovery. Unlike most other anti-inflammatories, CBD does not harm your stomach lining. In fact, CBD has gastroprotective qualities that can help settle your stomach. Research has confirmed CBD suppresses inflammation, swelling, and soreness. Incorporating CBD into your recovery regiment helps protects muscle cells for growth. CBD can also aid in better sleep, making your recovery have a faster turn around time. There is new data available for CBD’s ability to balance immune function as well.

Use Kristel’s promo code: Kristel15 for a discount on your first purchase.

Papa’s Champs: Cavan Valance

Papa’s Champs: Cavan Valance

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

-Confucius

Here at Papa & Barkley we believe that Cannabis is not only an individual experience, but one that can change the way individuals live their lives. We take aim every day to empower our customers and to celebrate the reasons why Cannabis is such an amazing plant.

Today, we would like to celebrate one of Papa’s Champs: Cavan Valance.

I love to train hard and work out regularly. Shocked, right?! Well I wasn’t always fit. I was 22 years old and close to 300lbs.

Hemp CBD & Sports Recovery

One of the most difficult aspects of personal training and fitness is the recovery period after every workout. After breaking down muscles there can be inflammation or even pain. That is where CBD comes in: Cannabidiol has numerous anti-inflammatory properties that help with recovery. Cavan is a regular user of Papa & Barkley’s recovery drops.

“Papa and Barkley’s recovery drops assist with my muscle inflammation and joint pain. When training with intensity our body needs to be well recovered. Since I started taking these drops, I never have to think about lingering aches and pains during training or throughout my day. P&B CBD has quickly become part of my nightly routine.”

Hemp CBD for Athletes

CBD has the potential to speed workout recovery. Unlike other anti-inflammatories, CBD does not harm the stomach lining, but in fact has gastroprotective qualities. Research confirms that CBD suppresses inflammation, swelling, and soreness while protecting muscle cells for growth. CBD also aids in better sleep, making recovery fast and efficient. New data on CBD’s ability to balance immune function suggests that it could prevent colds that often make training regiments more difficult.

A little more about Cavan: 

“I was not happy with who I had become so I made a decision to change. One meal, one workout after the next. Left foot, right foot. There were great days and there were tough days. It wasn’t a straight line and it wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it. Fast forward to today and I could not be happier with where I’m heading. I love where I am, but I believe the best is yet to come. I love that I have the opportunity to help and train others in nutrition and in fitness. I love that I get to push my body beyond its limits. I love that I get spend the rest of my life with my best friend, Lindsay, and my little Australian Sheppard, Kilo. We get one chance at this thing and I’m just getting started.”

CBD Can Help With Workout Recovery

Meet our heroes, our Champions. Papa’s Champions are people who have made our products their own. Cavan has incorporated our CBD drops into his daily regiment for recovery and self care. Cavan is just one of many athletes currently reaping the benefits of our products. Supercharge your workout recovery and sports performance with our newest line of Hemp CBD oil today.

Use Cavan’s promo code: Cavan15 for a discount on your first purchase.