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What is THCV And How Can It Help Me?

First some personal observations we have noticed at Shanti Life about THCV products and how we trial the products in house ahead of retail offerings: As the main guinea pigs at Shanti Life, we have to try all of our products before they hit our retail shelves. As you can imagine, this may be fun […]

How Stress Impacts Your Health And Well Being

Stress is the body’s natural response to change and is an unavoidable part of life. This response may be triggered by emotions, day-to-day situations, or environmental factors, such as air pollution and climate. Not all stress is bad; in fact, short-term (acute) stress can help protect you from dangerous threats and trauma. It is important […]

Understanding Terpenes

How much do you know about terpenes? Terpenes are found in ALL plants, including cannabis. Terpenes are aromatic molecules produced from the resin of plants. Along with flavonoids, they are the scents/tastes of plants. Different cannabis strains have their own terpene combinations, creating a unique smell. Cannabinoids, however, do not produce scents. Terpenes provide several […]

What’s all this about Delta 8?

The science stuff… D8 is short for Delta-8, Delta-8 THC, Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol. It can cause effects similar to Delta-9 THC—but is generally less potent. Delta-8 and Delta-9 are both forms of THC. The similarities between the two cannabinoids lie in their chemical structure, where a particular double bond is located on the chain of carbon atoms. […]

CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) – Exploring the Potential Health Benefits

Cannabis has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties, and with the recent legalization of cannabis in many countries, there has been a renewed interest in its potential health benefits. One compound that is found in cannabis that has garnered much attention is CBD (Cannabidiol). CBD has been the focus of much […]

What is Raw Cold Pressed Hemp?

Raw Cold Pressed Cannabis hemp is one of the oldest plants on earth. While you may know that smoking hemp can provide relief, did you know you could be eating it too? From supplying the body with essential amino acids to fighting disease, cannabis contains a powerhouse of health benefits. When eaten raw, cold-pressed or […]

For The Love of Hemp

Growing up in Scotland and its vast wild landscape full of nature and the freedom of its open space I found being outdoors in nature was my haven. Spending time with my grandmother, who was a frugal Scot, taught me about plants and how to grow food, as well as, how to prepare healthy dishes. […]

What Are Some CBD Strains And Does It Have THC?

Elektra CBD Strain CBD strains have very little measurable THC, hardly even reaching 1%, yet are potent in other areas. Elektra averages around the 17% CBD mark with large nuggets that take on a brownish-green color and boast decent amounts of trichomes and resin. It’s important to remember that Elektra is not intended to provide […]

How Can CBD Help My Skincare Regimen?

CBD and Skin Care CBD (cannabidiol), is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the cannabis hemp plant, and it has been gaining popularity in the skincare industry. CBD receptors are present all over the skin, making it a potentially effective ingredient for a variety of skin conditions. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of […]

The Story Behind Shanti Life

Twelve years ago Kim Williams founded Shanti Life and created PADUS hemp footwear. This footwear line is a natural barefoot experience for Yoga practicioners. After researching the history of hemp, Kim flew to Vietnam to visit the farthest north point where the Hmong people live and grow hemp for their daily use. The Hmong people […]