Navigating the CBD world isn’t easy, as there are so many options to try and significant investment in every trial. Papa & Barkley offers a range of CBD products in their Releaf line, including body oil, balm, capsules, bath soaks, tinctures and patches. The products are aimed to assist in relieving the body of stress, sore muscles and pain.
Papa & Barkley’s story starts in the founder’s kitchen with a balm that was made to ease his father’s pain. In conjunction with other therapies, this got Papa out of hospice and able to return home. As stated on the company’s website, it is “named after Papa and the family’s loyal pit bull, Barkley, symbolizing the unconditional love and support that we hope to capture in the products that we make today.”
This love was evident in the products I tested — the capsules and the tinctures — starting from the high-quality packaging. The presentation of the Papa & Barkley products makes it very evident how much attention and care has been put into them.
The CBD capsules are made from ingredients grown on Colorado farms. The 30-milligram single-dose capsules are designed to offer whole body relief. I tested a dosage after a full day on my mat at the Montrose Yoga Festival in October. After about an hour my joints were less achy and my muscles more relaxed.
I have a bottle of the Papa & Barkley tincture in a drawer under my desk, and I’ve been taking it in the morning when I get to work. This fast-acting concentrated liquid did offer relief from inflammation after my morning workouts. It’s made with MCT oil, which helps your body metabolize the cannabinoids more quickly. I usually feel the “releaf” effect in about 15 minutes.