By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi
Let’s talk about edibles. If you’re looking for a revolutionary edible, we can guarantee you’ve never had one like Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Gummies. With our one-of-a-kind clean, sugar-free, gluten-free, and keto-friendly gummies, you reap the benefits of the whole plant in a whole new way. Our gummies add the health benefits of cannabinoids to your everyday activities. Whether you want to relax, get creative, or head outdoors, we’re here to help you to make the most of your gummy experience!
Move Your Body
Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your body; exercise can reduce the risks of heart attack, lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure, and make you feel better! A little activity everyday can lead to more energy, better mood, and feeling more relaxed—which is why Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Gummies are the perfect edible to pair with an outdoor hike, a soothing yoga practice, or even a simple thirty minute walk. The THC-Rich gummy is good for stress, anxiety, relaxation, and acute pain, which means your mind and body will feel comfortable and at ease as you get your fitness on.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
Hiking is one of the activities we most recommend. Gummies are great for hiking because they’re made from nature (the whole cannabis plant!), and many people find THC helps them appreciate nature even more than usual. For those of you who have experience with cannabis wellness, we recommend taking two gummies before your hike. Looking for an indoor activity? No problem, you can enhance your mood and reap the benefits of exercise through an at-home yoga practice by taking a gummy twenty minutes before you hit the mat. If you are looking for something less intensive, try taking a 20-minute walk to reset your mind, oh and don’t forget to take a gummy before you step out the door.
Gummies for Better Sleep
Did you know our cell phones, computers, and televisions are actually adding to our stress levels? The constant screen time – from scrolling social media to texting to binge-watching television shows to working more than 8 hours a day on our computers – can lead to higher stress levels, which, coupled with the blue light from electronics, can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep. We’re always plugged in and held accountable to immediately answer any text or work email and every now and then, but especially before bed, it’s important to unplug your mind. We suggest taking a gummy one hour before you plan to unplug, so by the time you’re ready for bed, your mind and body are relaxed. Shut off your phone, power down your computer, and spend an hour or two without distractions! Some of our favorite ways to do this are puzzles, journaling, boardgames, and reading.
Activities to Engage Your Mind
Puzzles are a great activity to do both alone or with people, and it’s surprising how calming it is for your sole focus to be searching for a specific piece! If you’re looking for a way to get your thoughts together or just need a moment alone, journaling for just 15 minutes a day is a wonderful way to do so. We both love to take 15-30 minutes every morning for some good old stream-of-consciousness writing via Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. For a livelier activity, a boardgame is a fun, interactive way to use your brain without a screen! Lastly, a tried-and-true way to unwind after a long day is to read a book before bed. Not only is it relaxing (depending on what you’re reading), but it can help you fall asleep, too. No matter what you choose, all these activities are great options to enhance your edible experience!
Getting our creative juices flowing can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be! We suggest popping one of our Releaf Gummies and letting your imagination fly! Plug in your headphones and enjoying letting the music flow through you, or if you want to do something more physical and get your hands a dirty, grab a pencil, a paintbrush, or some clay and mold a unique masterpiece from your mind. Sometimes, it’s more fun to not have a plan and just put pen to paper – don’t think, just do – it’s amazing what we can come up with when we don’t judge ourselves and let our right brains take over. The balance of CBD to THC in our gummies will help you relinquish control and allow your creative side to shine. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
The Importance of Decompressing After Work
Everyone needs a little decompression after work, even those of us at Papa & Barkley. Every day at 4:20 our team takes the time to recap and finish our workday with a team stretch session followed by a breathing exercise. As small as this seems, it’s vital for all of us in so many ways. Stretching provides a mental break from the workday, helps us refocus into our bodies, and is especially useful if we’ve been sitting in front of screens all day. No matter how you’re keeping busy, taking 15 to 30 minutes at the end of your day to stretch or even meditate can help you relax and recharge.
California’s First Healthy Edible
Pair your favorite Papa & Barkley product with your stretch and see even greater results. We recommend taking our Releaf gummies beforehand to get you into a more relaxed mindset and ready for your evening. Our Gummies are made with clean, easily digestible ingredients, which means many people find they activate more quickly than traditional gummies. Eat a gummy (or a few depending on your sensitivity to THC) 20 minutes before your stretch sesh so the effects begin right as you start your relaxation routine. Pairing your stretch session with gummies helps you better transition from work to personal time. Papa & Barkley believes that health and wellness begins at the quality of cannabis you are consuming. In the case of our Releaf Gummies, you are getting the benefits of full spectrum cannabinoids packed into a fruity bite that is not only healthy, but functional.
Build a Healthier You.
It’s not only about the activity you choose to do, but also about maintaining a healthy mindset. Taking small steps every day, like getting exercise or making time to be creative, can help you live a healthy, happy lifestyle and cannabis is a natural way to enhance that lifestyle. Whether you’re exercising, relaxing, and or wanting to get a better night’s sleep, nobody wants a gummy full of sugar, additives, and chemicals. To make the most of your activities, specifically if you’re doing them to optimize wellness, you want to maintain a healthy diet – and that includes your cannabis edibles! Choose a healthier edible for a more active you. Our hope is that they enhance your everyday routine and leave you with a happier, healthier body and mind.
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