“Stress and fatigue go hand in hand, and I think we can all agree that being a mom is one of the most stressful jobs there is… CBD can support stress levels and help alleviate stress because of its influence on serotonin levels in the brain.”Jennifer Foard founder of Loona Wellness
We’ve all heard of CBD and its benefits. But the truth is that CBD is not all of the same quality. Mom owned small business Loona Wellness sources the finest ingredients using the most effective extraction process to bring women the cleanest CBD oil to benefit them and their families.
Here is founder Jennifer Foard to tell us more:
1. In what ways do you believe the addition of CBD to a mother’s self-care routine can assist in her living a more full and productive life?
As rewarding as parenting is, I think all of us can agree that being a mom is HARD! As a mom of three girls, I know exactly how stressful and exhausting it can be. I think what it boils down to most of the time is the lack of energy we feel.
For busy moms, one of the most important things is harnessing enough energy to make it through each day. Before we reach for yet another cup of coffee when we feel our energy begins to fade, it’s vital that we take an honest look at why we might be low on energy in the first place.
I’ve discovered that some of the biggest reasons moms are lacking the energy they need are stress, physical discomfort and lack of sleep. Here’s where CBD comes in. While research into the effects of CBD are still in progress, there are several clinical studies that support the use of CBD for these specific reasons.
Stress and fatigue go hand in hand, and I think we can all agree that being a mom is one of the most stressful jobs there is. A growing body of evidence suggests that CBD can support stress levels and help alleviate stress because of its influence on serotonin levels in the brain. Several of our customers swear that CBD helps them achieve a deeper state of calm and relaxation, which can help significantly with stress.
I’ve personally found that less stress helps increase my patience, which is essential when raising children. As moms it’s practically impossible to take a day off, even when we’re dealing with physical pain. Whether overdoing it at the gym, experiencing the flare-up of an old injury or experiencing chronic pain from an underlying condition- physical discomfort is closely connected to low energy levels.
One of the primary reasons people use CBD is to help relieve physical discomfort, with research supporting the use of cannabinoids like CBD effective for pain management.
Lastly, lack of sleep is a common occurrence among moms. Not only do sleep disturbances decrease our energy levels, but not getting regular sound sleep can make us irritable and cranky. Not the best feeling when we’re doing our best to raise our kids.
Did you know that improving sleep is one of the most popular reasons people use CBD? While it doesn’t exactly work like a sedative, it may support overall energy levels by supporting healthy sleep habits. Whether through its influence on stress and anxiety, supporting the body’s natural sleep/wake cycle or alleviating physical discomfort- using CBD could help support sleep and help balance the energy levels of busy moms to help fight fatigue.
I truly believe that as moms, adding CBD to our regular self-care routine is essential for supporting the issues that can get in the way of being present with our children. When we feel our best, we’re able to live a more fulfilling and balanced life, which is essential for both our personal wellbeing and that of our children.
2. For those that have not tried CBD products – what can they anticipate after first use and then regular use after this?
The biggest feedback I get from my customers is the general feeling of calm that takes over when they start using CBD products. It’s almost like the clouds have lifted and moving through the demands of everyday life becomes noticeably easier. For many moms, moving through each day is fueled by anxiety as we rush to get everything done. CBD seems to slow things down a bit, offering a calm sense of clarity that helps us do what we need to do without feeling frantic and full of angst.
It’s really important to keep in mind that not everyone feels the effects of CBD the very first time they use it. This doesn’t mean it isn’t working. For some, it might take a few days to feel the effects. CBD is highly personalized, meaning it affects people differently based on their own individual body chemistry. If you don’t feel it the first time you take it, we always advise our customers to give it some time.
When you begin taking CBD regularly, you’ll likely find it feels like life begins to mellow out. It’s still life and full of all the little things that make up each day, but it feels calmer. There’s better sleep. The mind becomes less scattered. It becomes easier to focus. Maybe you’re not so short with the kids and feel like you can better engage with them.
Honestly, regular CBD use seems to take life down a notch, offering the calm and clarity necessary to do the best we can for ourselves and our families.
3. What sets Loona Wellness apart from other brands?
At Loona, we’re well aware that not all CBD oil is created equal, and it’s been our mission from the beginning to create the highest-quality CBD products. We’ve partnered with some of the most experienced individuals in the industry, including farmers, extractors and manufacturers to ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality.
Quality CBD oil really begins with quality hemp cultivation. We’ve chosen proprietary hemp strains that are high in CBD, grown in nutrient-rich soil in the U.S. on USDA certified organic farms. Once harvested, this certified organic hemp is processed using a USDA certified proprietary extraction process to produce a gorgeous honey-hued CBD oil that is free from all solvents and potential contaminants.
All of our products are manufactured in our FDA registered Colorado processing facility, which is both GMP compliant and USDA certified organic.
Without FDA regulation, the only way to determine if you’re getting a quality CBD oil is through independent third party lab testing. Before we release any batch of extracted CBD oil, the raw oil is first tested in internal labs before our products are tested by a third party lab.
We pride ourselves on employing the most comprehensive testing available, which includes: potency (to ensure what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle), pesticides (60 total), heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium) and any possible microbial contamination (mold, E. coli and yeast). Third party lab test results are available on our website for each and every one of our products.
With so many different types of people interested in CBD, we’ve really tried to make our products accessible to everyone. Our gummies, for example, are vegan and made without any artificial colors or flavors. And a handful of our products are USDA certified organic.
For our softgels, we use nanoemulsion technology, which breaks down CBD oil into microscopic particles that are more easily absorbed by the body. The result is quicker absorption, faster results and increased efficacy.
We’re passionate about our products and truly believe in their ability to enhance peoples’ lives. We also know that CBD might not be for everyone. If consumers find our products aren’t the best for their personal wellness goals we understand. This is why we offer a no questions asked 30-day money-back guarantee. Not happy with our products? No problem. Just let us know and we’ll give you a full refund.
4. What is one product from Loona Wellness that can best benefit Mamas that struggle with anxiety and mental illness?
CBD oil tinctures remain the most popular consumption method, amongst both the general population and Loona Wellness customers.
For one, the dosage can be adjusted based on a person’s individual needs. Most moms would agree that some days are easier than others. In those particularly trying moments of parenthood, moms might find they need a little extra support. On these days, they might find that increasing their CBD dosage is what helps them get through the day. On days that don’t seem so rough, moms might find a higher dose isn’t necessary. The beauty about CBD oil tinctures is that you can easily adjust your dose for what’s going on in your life at the time.
CBD oil tinctures also tend to work quicker than other consumption methods like CBD gummies or capsules. A CBD oil tincture is designed to be taken sublingually, meaning it’s held under the tongue for 1-2 minutes where it’s absorbed by the mucous membranes before making its way into the bloodstream. This helps avoid the need for the oil to make its way through the liver and digestive tract where a lot of beneficial compounds in the oil are actually absorbed before making it to the bloodstream.
Not only does a CBD oil tincture ensure you’re getting as much benefit from the compound as possible, it also works much quicker than consuming CBD orally. Most people find that the effects of a CBD oil tincture can be felt within 15-30 minutes, while oral consumption can take up to 1-2 hours to kick in.
For moms that are new to CBD, I think a CBD oil tincture offers the greatest flexibility to experiment with the best dosage to fit their varying needs.
5. Can you recall the season in which Loona Wellness was started?
I’ve been passionate about natural wellbeing for years and have always had a desire to start a holistic wellness brand. My dedication to natural wellness only increased after finding that taking care of myself naturally helped immensely in my own personal struggles.
I contended with infertility for years. My husband and I moved seven different times in six years across different countries. I ended up giving birth in a foreign country. My stress levels rose exponentially. But through it all, I continued turning to holistic remedies to support my wellbeing.
When I discovered how well CBD complimented my personal wellness routine and offered the calm, balanced clarity I was seeking, I knew this was the direction I wanted my own holistic wellness brand to take.
While coaching women in 2019, I started supplementing their coaching programs with CBD. After about 3-4 weeks of consistent use, these women finally started to see the results they were hoping for. While not a miracle plant, the CBD products they were using were the catalyst that led to more quality sleep.
More quality sleep, then led to more energy and increased focus. It was the reason they felt less stressed and therefore made better food choices, lowered their inflammation, their hormones balanced out, and they simply felt happier.
I wanted to learn everything about the industry and the products out there. I tested and reviewed numerous CBD brands for efficacy, purity, and transparency, and found that very few delivered consistent relief, and many contained pesticides and heavy metals. I also dove into the manufacturing processes and lab testing and realized the market was filled with low-quality products and companies with inaccurate labeling.
There had to be a better way for women to utilize safe, effective, and pure CBD products. And that’s when, in 2020, Loona Wellness was born.
With this mission in mind, our team at Loona vows to hold high accountability standards for our customers.