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What is CBD?

Hi, my name is Natalie Greenlee and I am a Wichita, KS native. Together with my parents and husband, we opened a couple of cannabidiol, or commonly called CBD, stores in Wichita called The Health Connection. Nationally the word is spreading about the benefits of CBD including here in Kansas.  On 5/8/18 Kansas changed their CBD law and we knew it was our chance to jump in head first to start a new CBD business. CBD affects me personally, as my dad started taking it three years ago and saw many benefits, some of which I'll mention later on.  Working for myself and starting a company is always something I've strived to do and we saw this as our chance to spread the word to others that their are alternatives out there besides prescription medication. Our purpose is to focus on alternative medicine and holistic healing, providing an alternative solution to medications and opioids. CBD has shown amazing results for people and animals alike.

The Health Connection provides a high quality CBD oil that is 100% Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, free - meaning everyone can use it without the risk of failing a drug screen.  Federally, CBD can have up to .3% THC to still be legal and not considered marijuana. While properly manufactured CBD can have great benefits, unfortunately the product has also developed a black market where companies don't disclose their lab reports and sell products carrying higher than the .3% THC allowed, thereby causing people to fail drug screenings.  It is important when seeking a CBD option that consumers be careful and know about the product they buy and make sure to test it first.  Our products have the lab results displayed on the box so you can see for yourself the quality product you're consuming.

As I mentioned, CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a molecule in the cannabis plant that activates receptors in the brain and body called the endocannabinoid system or ECS. The CBD molecule has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuro-protective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing and anti-depressant effect, as well. Scientific and clinical studies have shown that CBD could be therapeutic for many conditions including chronic pain, cancer, anxiety, diabetes, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, sleep disorders, alcoholism, cardiovascular disease, antibiotic-resistant infections, and neurological ailments. Since all mammals have an ECS your pets can take CBD and have great benefits too, mostly helping with inflammation, digestive issues, loss of appetite, seizures, epilepsy and allergies. 

We love to offer as much information about CBD as we can so if you still have questions about CBD or how it can help you, your pet or a loved one, we hope you'll come in and see us!

Natalie R Greenlee


The Health Connection

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