People suffering ailments from joint pain to arthritis may have tried numerous products or prescriptions to help alleviate discomfort.
But many are turning to cannabidiol or CBD, a phytocannabinoid found in the hemp/cannabis plant.
According to a consumer survey published by consulting firm A.T. Kearney, consumers understand that there is more to cannabis than its psychoactive elements . Kearney’s survey found that 55 percent of consumers would try “therapeutic cannabis” in foods, while 50 percent said as much about vitamins. Forty-three percent said they would try such cannabis in skincare products.
CBD contains antioxidants and neuroprotectants.
Dr. Daniel Agona and store owner and wife Amy Agona find that their patients and customers already are familiar with CBD products and often seek the tinctures, balms, lotions, gummies, chocolates and soaps available.
The Agona Center’s top three sellers are the tinctures, balm and lotion, the couple said.
The products the Agona Center sells have lab reports attesting to their high quality, Dr. Agona said.
“I do stress they need professional guidance, which we provide,” he said.
Customers do not need a medical marijuana card to purchase products made with CBD/Hemp Products, Dr. Agona stated.
The market is growing, Dr. Agona said, with customers and patients now asking about the products they began selling less than a year ago.
With tincture, people can start at a lower dosage, see how they tolerate it, and adjust as needed.
“Every individual is different. The tincture can be adjusted,” Amy Agona said. “People can find the ‘sweet spot’ (for themselves).”
Product use depends on the health issue an individual is treating, the couple said. That’s why they suggest coming in and speaking with them for guidance.