PLANT PEOPLE | The combined power of herbal medicine and CBD

Eaze Team
Dec 11, 2018

Plants powering people.

Cannabis benefits us best when the plant’s cannabinoids and other compounds are introduced in combination, a phenomenon called the “entourage effect,” which full-spectrum CBD provides. Yet there’s another level to this matrix – something the people at Plant People have been exploring for years.

For those seeking a high-quality, fact acting, fullspectrum CBD oil, Plant People drops are peerless. Extracted from Colorado organic hemp suspended in organic coconut organic hempseed oil and MCT oil (medium-chain triglyceride), Plant People CBD Tincture is formulated for maximum bioavailability and efficacy.

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But the company’s calling card is the introduction of Eastern and Western herbs in their products, like the Be Calm capsules. With nerve-soothing herbs like Albizia Bark and Flower, Ashwagandha, and Schisandra Berry, Plant People believes it has struck a combination that makes a perfect daily supplement.

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The fusion of family, tradition, and science.

Plant People co-founder Gabe Kennedy grew up around holistic wellness. Both his parents are acupuncturists; mom is also a Chinese herbalist, dad is also a chiropractor.

A few years ago, Kennedy – a chef by trade – and his friend and business partner Hudson Gaines-Ross were hiking in the Catskills when they discovered something they had in common: Each had suffered traumatic spinal injuries earlier in life, and had become disillusioned with the pharmaceuticals they’d been prescribed.

It was an a-ha moment. Plant People was born.

“At the time (3 years ago) CBD was still undiscovered in our New York community,” Kennedy tells Eaze. “We went on a deep dive into product development, exploring plant genetics, formulas and different use cases – often combining cannabis with other herbal ingredients supported effect solutions.”

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Sourcing, sourcing, sourcing.

Plant People don’t themselves grow hemp – but they work closely with their growing partners, with an emphasis on regenerative agricultural practices.

“We have a really intimate relationship with both of the farms we’re working with, collaborating on next-level agriculture.” Kennedy says. “As a chef, I know firsthand, what’s in the soil and how we nurture it, impacts quality – it’s important to understand the process.”

Those farms, one in Colorado and one in the Hudson Valley, are just the beginning of Plant People’s commitment to making their products as thoughtful as possible.

“We release ladybugs into the fields, and spray with cayenne rather than pesticides or herbicides. Our packaging is all post-consumer glass and aluminum … we don’t even use plastic tape to pack our boxes.”

None of this, of course is done at the expense of their core mission: maximum efficacy of products – while healing and connecting people and the planet.

“If it doesn’t work, we don’t do it,” Kennedy says. “The approach to our formulas is looking at a challenge and trying to find a solution. Those are largely informed by whatever peer-reviewed studies are out there … then we get experts from different fields of study, whether that’s traditional Chinese medicine or western herbalists and rally them around that.”

Growing it forward.

Cannabis isn’t the only plant that Plant People loves! The company has partnered with American Forests, whose mission is to “create healthy and resilient forests from cities to wilderness that deliver critical benefits to the environment, people, water and wildlife.”

Plant People supports American Forests regularly – every product sold plants one tree. And from now until Dec. 21, the company will donate a portion of proceeds to the nonprofit.

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