I recently had the pleasure of checking out Herbal Intentions in Acworth, Georgia. I first heard about them from my friend, Jaime, who is also an employee there. Getting up early on Saturday morning and hitting the road to Acworth.
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About Herbal Intentions
Herbal Intentions’ goal is to help you achieve the best in health and fitness for your body, mind and spirit. They offer the highest quality supplements, vitamins and natural products in an open and friendly environment. Plus, they have an all women team! Talk about girl power!!
Not only do they offer a wide variety of vitamins and supplements, but they also offer chakra balancing services, massages, reiki, ancestral health and wellness coaching, reflexology, and streamline supplement services.
Their Fearless Leader
Herbal Intentions’ fearless leader, Renee, has her formal degree in Anthropology, but began her career as an Herbalist more than 7 years ago.
Renee opened Herbal Intentions in 2005 and is available on-site for herbal questions and consultations as well as for Iridology appointments and Ancestral Health and Wellness consultations. If you’re looking to learn more about the Usui Reiki system, Renee is your girl as she teaches all levels and offers session work by appointment.
The overall feel of the place, is calming and inviting. From the signs outside drawing you in to the soft classical music playing inside, I felt like I was in the right place to learn something.
What products they carry
The shop carries a wide variety of top quality CBD products from several retailers, essential oils, incense, smudges, and aromatherapy diffusers.
They carry high quality organic vitamins and supplements, raw and tumbled crystals, candles, and homemade jewelry as well as hand crafted soaps and other skin care products.
Herbal Intentions: My visit
When I came in on Saturday, I was greeted with a smiling face and an abundance of information. I was honestly amazed by how many local products they carried. These included local handmade jewelry, soaps, and even some supplements.
Herbal Intentions: CBD
My mom is a diabetic and has been doing her research on what types of CBD products that may be able to help her.
After having a look around, I noticed that they had an entire CBD section and on the wall they have charts of the different brands of CBD oils and the percentages of the terpenes in each one.
I know very little to nothing about the different CBD oils and the terpenes so I decided to ask for my mom which products she should use.
The staff at Herbal Intentions was extremely knowledgeable and able to tell me the exact terpenes that are good for high blood pressure and for diabetes.
Given, that my mom has diabetes we were looking for products that would help regulate her blood sugar. Jaime, who was working that day, told me that limonene may be a good fit for my mom.
For those wondering, you may want to get CBD oils high in limonene if you are a diabetic because they elevate your mood, great stress relief, combats acid reflux and decreasing anxiety.
The terpene limonene may lower your risk of heart disease by reducing certain risk factors, such as elevated cholesterol, blood sugar, and triglyceride levels.
Limonene may also dissolve gallstones and may be a mild appetite suppressant which is major for people with Type 2 diabetes, like my mom.
Limonene can also be found in citrus rinds, juniper, rosemary, and peppermint.
For those in legal cannabis states, these strains tend to be limonene-dominant in their terpene profiles:
- Banana OG
- Berry White
- Black Cherry Soda
- Purple Hindu Kush
- Quantum Kush
- Strawberry Banana
- Tahoe OG
- Wedding Cake
- White Fire OG
The brand that was suggested was Luna THC Free as it is high in limonene.
Another great terpene to look for in diabetes is alpha-pinene.
It may also a great terpene to help retain memories more efficiently and it has protective effects on the pancreas and lungs. It is a molecule that displays hypoglycemic and anti-inflammatory activities.
Alpha-pinene is a terpene found in a number of coniferous trees such as pine trees, and it is also found in eucalyptus, sage, rosemary, wild orange, juniper berries, frankincense, and ironwort.
Alpha-pinene rich strains include:
- Jack Herer
- Blue Dream
- OG Kush
The brand that was suggested was Gaia as it is high in alpha-pinene.
As an overall CBD oil, the brand that was suggested was the Hill City Hemp.
Herbal Intentions: Immune Boosting Supplements
While I was there I was also able to get information on some supplements that would help you boost your immune system!
Wiseberry Elderberry Syrup
The Wiseberry Elderberry syrup is locally made in Kennesaw, GA. It is organic and contains local honey which is great for allergies!
Elderberry is such a great product to have on hand all year round as it contains so many flavonoids, anti-oxidants and magnesium which can enhance physical performance and shorten recovery time and combats cell damage and aging.
Gaia brand is American grown, USDA organic and based in Tennessee. What I love about Gaia is that they give back to American farmers!
We have the Gaia Echinacea Goldenseal Propolis throat spray. From what they told me at Herbal Intentions, it tastes disgusting but it is so good for you and will clear up any gross stuff you have going on extremely quickly.
The Gaia Mushrooms and Herbs Supplements is a great way to keep your immune system up and running throughout the year, but especially during cold and flu season.
Gaia Oil of Oregano has become very popular and is traditionally for sustaining overall well-being. Another great supplement to have handy to keep that immune system working at tip-top shape.
MegaFood Gummies are made with real foods sources from farm partners to deliver a range of health-promoting compounds. Their products are organic with no artificial or added colors or flavors.
I have actually been taking the MegaFood Elderberry gummies whenever I start feeling a tickle in the back of my throat or if I am going to be traveling.
These gummies provide an ease of access when you don’t have time to measure out the syrup. You are able to pop two gummies in your mouth and continue about your day. It works!! Trust me!
I haven’t gotten sick in about a year (knock on wood) just from taking these gummies alone.
Like the Elderberry gummies, the C Defense is great at boosting your immune system on a daily basis.
The MegaFood Complex C supplement is an immune system champion! It provides an array of immune-supportive compounds. It also contains two powerful, organic whole-food blends to deliver a broad spectrum of pytonutrients.
The best part about this product is that it can be taken at any time of the day, even on an empty stomach!!
Last but certainly not least, Nature’s Sunshine is in limited stores with it only being in about 5 stores in the area, with Herbal Intentions being one of them. It is a high quality product that is organic and potent.
Nature’s Sunshine Silver Shield features pure silver particles suspended in pure water for powerful immune-system support. It is a one of a kind product on the market that is guaranteed to boost your overall immune health.
Herbal Intentions: Summary
Overall, I enjoyed my visit to Herbal Intentions. They are extremely knowledgeable about their products and I trust them to help put me on a path to health and wellness.
If you have any questions about the products that are listed above, please feel free to ask them below or to send me a message and I will try my best to answer them and if I can’t I’ll be sure to ask the staff at Herbal Intentions.
Be sure to stay on top of your health during flu and cold season. Book those doctor’s appointments and make sure you are following these 7 keys to staying healthy. Get out these and crush this cold and flu season!!