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By Gayatri Bhaumik | February 16th, 2021

Disclaimer: The quotes are below are direct from the interviewee and are not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please consult your own physician for medical advice on CBD products. 

Nikita Daswani and her mom began looking into CBD last year and discovered Lekker Stuff. The CBD brand – headquartered in South Africa – produces a wealth of CBD-infused products. After trying the products for herself and experiencing their quality – they’re all free from artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives – she decided to get involved and bring the brand to Hong Kong as the Director of Lekker Stuff.

A Little Background

Nikita’s interest in CBD stems from her personal journey. Over a year ago, she began struggling with health concerns, developing severe acid reflux and food intolerances that were so bad that they affected her ability to eat and sleep. After subjecting herself to countless doctor visits and numerous medications without finding release, she began researching natural remedies and stumbled across CBD. The rest is, as they say, history.

5 Things You Should Know About CBD

There is an important difference between CBD and marijuana – and yes, it’s legal in Hong Kong

CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It’s the second-most common active ingredient of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is extracted directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant, CBD contains no THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the “high” sensation. With the rising popularity of CBD around the globe, there’s a misconception that CBD is a dangerous drug that causes a ‘high.’ However, CBD products actually allegedly provide the same healing properties as products containing THC, with no psychoactive side effects. Because of this, CBD containing 0% THC is completely safe, and legal in Hong Kong. Lekker products are THC-free, vegan, sustainable, and organic. We do not distribute or sell products in violation of any Hong Kong laws or regulations.

CBD is available in many different forms

CBD comes in various forms, including drops, coffee, tea, chocolate, alcohol, massage oil, skincare, and even pet oil. Different people resonate with different CBD forms depending on their conditions, and how potent they would like their CBD to be. In general, the most popular product is CBD oil. When taken orally, it is alleged to aid in relieving stress, anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation.

At Lekker, our handmade, vegan, CBD vegan chocolates are definitely our best-seller. For chocolate lovers who want to add CBD to their routine in a more tasteful manner or are looking for that tasty midnight snack that relaxes you and offers a more restful sleep, it’s the perfect choice!

Contrary to popular belief, CBD has more benefits than downsides

CBD is used to treat inflammation, including muscle soreness, arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis. CBD can be used for overall wellness. Its supposed stress-relieving properties can reduce anxiety and depression, and can improve one’s sleep. All of these amazing benefits come without the “high” of marijuana, which contains active THC compounds. As there is no THC present in CBD, there are no worrying downsides when using CBD. However, in rare instances, CBD’s side effects may potentially include, fatigue, weight loss, and changes in appetite.

The CBD market is just getting started

Since becoming legally available across the world in recent years, the popularity of CBD has grown considerably. Between the current global pandemic and political and economic stresses, people have struggled to relax and wind down. CBD provides a natural alternative for relaxation in a variety of forms. The variation in CBD products means there’s something for all consumers, making it easier for individuals to obtain their CBD fix! CBD has also become widely available in health and wellness shops globally, coffee shops, and CBD cafes.

Based on what we’ve observed in the last few months, CBD continues to grow in popularity and is definitely here to stay. In today’s fast-paced world, we’re constantly surrounded by stressors that make relaxing after a long day tougher than ever. Now that anxiety levels are at their peak, we’ve identified a rise and demand for natural remedies such as CBD. Although there’s still a sense of uncertainty amongst the HK people, we believe that CBD will eventually become a norm, and an instinctive purchase to assist in various health conditions. In the future, we see plenty of other plant-based drugs such as Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms) entering the market alongside CBD.

There’s CBD, and then there’s Lekker Stuff

Lekker Stuff essentially means ‘delicious’ or ‘good’ in Afrikaans and Dutch. Lekker Stuff strives and succeeds to be a natural, vegan, organic, and sustainable brand in all its products and packaging. Lekker’s products are packed in sustainable hemp bags, and boxes to minimize unnecessary waste. We believe that by taking the first step towards being a plastic-free and eco-friendly brand, we can inspire other brands to follow.

On trying Lekker products, we were able to grasp the positive energy the products radiate and immediately believed in the benefits they provide. Lekker’s products offer immediate relief thanks to the pure oil we’ve created, with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. After continuously receiving positive reviews from family and close friends suffering from insomnia, cancer, chronic stress, and anxiety, we felt confident and excited to share the marvelous benefits we have acquired with Hong Kong

Looking towards the future?

Although Lekker has only been running in Hong Kong for four months now, we’re pleased and grateful for how far we have come thus far! We also hope to continue to grow our product range, our online platform, and our availability in stores across Hong Kong. Although we are currently only shipping to Hong Kong due to the strict laws and regulations overseas, we plan to eventually ship to all countries that have legalized CBD.

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