News of the potential health benefits of CBD products continues to spread, especially in the greater Asheville area.
What CBD Products Can I Trust?
As interest in CBD grows, more customers are asking questions about the different types of CBD products. I am pleased to say that Sona is committed to keeping a diverse inventory of products from several trusted sources.
As additional CBD product lines and new distributors emerge, it is essential that consumers exercise caution and only purchase items from reputable manufacturers that provide verifiable quality assurance for their products.
The product lines we stock at Sona have earned our confidence that the CBD content is of high quality, consistent with package labeling, and free from adulteration with harmful contaminants. Whenever possible, we prefer to stock products that are non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian friendly.
We currently stock a variety of products from Charlotte’s Web, Palmetto Harmony, Green Remedy, Peak Hemp, and Green Garden Gold. As we continue to evaluate product sources, it is likely that we will continue to expand our product lines.
What CBD Products are Currently Available at Sona?
- Oils for oral administration
- Topical creams and ointments
- Vape oils
- Pet products
The oral liquids allow for the greatest dosing flexibility, especially when adjustments are necessary to optimize your routine. Capsules provide consistency and affordability for those on an established dose. The topical products are considered particularly useful for localized issues.
As you can imagine, these dosage forms come in a variety of concentrations, flavors and aromas, package sizes, and cover a fairly broad spectrum of pricing. We intentionally stock a range of products that will allow new CBD users the opportunity to purchase on a smaller scale. We also maintain larger pack sizes to allow customers on consistent regimens to buy larger quantities for a better value.
We will be happy to special order additional products by request from vendors with whom we have an established relationship. Our goal is to provide variety to allow our customers flexibility in choosing a CBD product that most closely meets their individual needs.
How Can a pharmacist Help?
The process of choosing a product can certainly be daunting for first time CBD users, so I want to assure you that our pharmacists will be happy to help you navigate what is often a confusing set of choices.
When you come through the doors at Sona, you will notice that we prioritize having a pharmacist up front at the concierge desk to assist you in any way possible. This is a core principle of practice for our pharmacists, and we really do enjoy engaging with you about your health and wellness.
If you are interested in the potential benefits of CBD and simply want to learn more, or if you need help choosing the right product, please ask one of our pharmacists. We would love to help!
What Exactly is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for “cannabidiol”, a non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant.
CBD oils extracted from hemp contain unique compounds known as “cannabinoids”. These naturally occurring chemical entities are capable of exerting widespread physiologic effects without the euphoria associated with hemp’s famous cousin, marijuana.
CBD is considered by a growing number of health professionals to be useful in addressing a variety of health concerns, especially those related to inflammatory and neurological conditions.
An expanding body of anecdotal evidence indicates that many people believe CBD to be beneficial in dealing with problems like arthritis, sciatica, anxiety, migraines, and insomnia, to name a few.
While there are numerous informative resources that explore the science of the cannabinoids, I would like to specifically recommend that you check out The Realm of Caring. This organization is an exceptional resource for high quality, balanced information about potential benefits associated with CBD.
If you would like more information, be sure to check out Sona’s previous CBD blog post as well.