Goodleaf Cannabis Wellness
Goodleaf is the South Africa’s first dedicated CBD store, and focuses on the wellness benefits of cannabis. Their products are broken down into categories of Drops, Vapes, Topicals and Beverages. These all have their own unique formulations of CBD or hemp oils in combination with South African botanicals for their healing properties. Their drops come in 1000mg and 1500mg bottles, and is one of the fastest delivery methods of cannabis into the bloodstream. The fastest way, however is to use one of their vapes. Their latest edition to their product line is their skincare range which is broken down into Cleanse, Nourish and Soothe. Within this rage one can expect to find a cleanser, facial mask, day – and night moisturisers, their Glow Serum and more. Goodleaf also has a range developed with Dr. Kerklaan, which is more medicinal.
For those interested in trying CBD at a low dose, Goodleaf also produces CBD infused waters in four delicious flavours with a total of 4mg of CBD. The staff at Goodleaf also suggests that when starting to use CBD start with a low dosage and slowly build up to where you feel you need to be. In the end it’s a journey between you and your body.
Let’s Talk Cannabis
As with any other plant, Cannabis has a variety of strains, ranging from Hemp to Marijuana. Throughout history the plant has been known for its medicinal properties, but in the modern day the benefits are only starting to be discovered. You’ll realise the main point of discussion these days around cannabis is THC and CBD. It’s important to know firstly, that the marijuana variant contains higher concentrations of THC. Hemp, on the other hand, contains less than 0.3% THC, which means it is rich in CBD.
THC, CBD, WTF?
People often get confused when using these acronyms, but what are they? Simple answer, these are Cannabinoids, which are the natural compounds found within the cannabis plants. Your two main Cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD oils are extracted from the plants and used to bring harmony the body, whereas THC is the compound which gives you the infamous high.
The current legal dose of CBD in South Africa is 20mg per day – no products being sold may exceed this limit.
What Are The Benefits
With cannabis use on the rise , the question still stands, why should you use it? Here are some of the benefits: It can relieve pain – chronic pain, muscle pain, joint pain and even menstrual cramps. One feels less stressed and anxious when using it, as it relaxes both body and mind. Your quality of sleep can improve. It can also help alleviate migraines and nausea. In terms of skin, it assists with clearing acne and evening out the skin in texture and pigmentation – it is also hydrating to the skin, even as a body was or facial cleanser.
If you are on any chronic medication, before starting the use of CBD, it is important to consult your physician to ensure it doesn’t interfere with any of your current medications.
If you have any more questions or concerns about CBD and its usage, feel free to visit their website or to talk to their staff at the new Goodleaf Menlyn Park Shopping Centre Branch