Calmed & Co CBD Founder Gianne Chan Shares Her Holistic Healing Journey
The rise in demand for CBD has exploded worldwide. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant – phytocannabinoids. This compound, together with other nutrient-dense compounds found in hemp, have become popularised for their natural therapeutic benefits, containing less than 0.3% THC. Hong Kong-born CBD brand Calmed & Co undergoes the full C02 extraction process to ensure that all products are THC-free to keep its focus on the non-psychoactive healing remedies of the plant. When Gianne Chan began suffering serious mental issues in 2013, she tried different methods to improve her wellbeing, including the integration of CBD in her lifestyle. In her journey, she found it to be one of the most efficient methods – plus it was 100% natural. Bringing CBD all the way from LA to HK, she started her own company to share her passion – Calmed & Co. Gianne speaks with us about her experience with the products and how Calmed & Co came to life to inspire those around her too.
Could you tell us about yourself and your journey to CBD?
I was diagnosed with severe depression on and off almost 6 years ago and it was very difficult for me. Slowly my sadness had turned into something much deeper and darker. And the worst part is, at that time I didn't even realise that I had bipolar disorder until people around me started telling me how different I became. Specifically, I remembered my boyfriend telling me that it seemed like I had turned into another person.
At that particular moment, I started to acknowledge this negative energy inside and told myself that this Gianne was not me. And that was when I was introduced to CBD, which improved my sleeping quality and helped me begin to feel uplifted and positive, with less stress.
Eventually, it was helping to keep my thoughts clear and my heart at peace, which then became much easier and helped significantly with stabilising my mood swings.
To me, CBD is more than just a supplement, it is calmness, which I would like to share with everyone.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD, short for cannabinol, is a natural non-addictive chemical compound extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. The major benefits include chronic pain relief, anxiety and depression reduction, lessening acne and inflammation, and last but not least, beating insomnia. It allows us to feel stronger, sleep better, have boosted and energetic bodies and be able to feel our best.
Can you tell us about Calmed & Co and what makes your brand unique?
Unlike other CBD wellness stores, Calmed & Co not only focuses on delivering high-quality products but also on delivering an experience of love and care. From depression to entrepreneurship, I fully understand the importance of having a support system in all our lives, especially during tough times. Therefore, I wanted to remind each soul that there is nothing wrong or shameful with being mentally ill and that they are never alone through Calmed & Co. Our entire collection is 100% free from THC and GMOs. The whole product line is formulated to focus on improving wellbeing, by using the highest quality of CBD ingredients, together with the qualification of being GMP-certified, vegan-certified, cruelty-free, GMO-free certified and containing USDA organic certified ingredients.
The major benefits of CBD include chronic pain relief, anxiety and depression reduction, lessening acne and inflammation, and last but not least, beating insomnia. It allows us to feel stronger, sleep better, have boosted and energetic bodies and be able to feel our best.
– Gianne Chan, Founder of Calmed & Co
Who is Calmed & Co for?
Calmed & Co is basically for everyone – even pets. Being in a state of serenity, tranquillity, and finally at peace is not a privilege – it is something that everyone deserves. Calmed & Co is also a community that welcomes everyone.
We are actively holding different events to create open and safe spaces for all of you to share your stories, release your deepest emotions and be vulnerable. We want to support the community by allowing beautiful souls to hold spaces for each other.
What are your top recommendations at Calmed & Co?
I recommend the Emergency CBD Kit (HK$180), it is Hong Kong’s first CBD Emergency Kit which includes:
"I can’t sleep": 4 pcs of 45 mg Gummy
"I am feeling unwell": 4 pcs of 15 mg Gummy
"I have a headache": 4 pcs of 40mg Softgel
The convenient travel-size package allows people to take the kit wherever they travel, so they can take CBD whenever they feel unwell.
How can a beginner integrate CBD into his/her life?
Our Balanced CBD Gummy (HK$400 – currently HK$320) is just the right option. It has a dosage of 15mg of CBD per gummy, ideal for beginners. Take one before work/meeting/school, and feel better instantly. It allows you to think and breathe rather than sink into the negative-thought spiral or focus on everyday stress.
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DISCLAIMER: Calmed and Co does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance under Hong Kong Legislation. This company does not sell or distribute any products containing THC and its derivatives. The products listed on this website is not registered under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance or the Chinese Medicine Ordinance. Any claim made for it has not been subject to evaluation for such registration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.