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Shayda Torabi, Restart CBD Co-Founder Speaks at USA CBD Expo in Miami, Florida

Shayda Torabi Speaker USA CBD Expo in Miami Florida August 4, 2019

Building and Marketing a CBD Brand in an Unregulated Market, Speaker Shayda Torabi
USA CBD Expo, Miami Florida, August 4, 2019
Shayda Torabi, Featured Speaker

Shayda Torabi - Co-Founder of Restart CBD Speaker USA CBD Convention Miami Florida, August 2019

Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she’s one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation in Austin. She’s currently the Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a THC free CBD wellness company. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios.

Additionally, she runs an Austin based travel and lifestyle blog called “With Shayda” which has afforded her opportunities to work with brands ranging from Texas Monthly and SoulCycle to The Westin. When she’s not busy looking for the best vegan ice cream on the road, you can find her in her hometown of Austin, Texas pursuing her passions for fitness, wellness, and self care.

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What are Cannabinoids?

What are Cannabinoids - Restart CBD

There are three types of cannabinoids:

  • phytocannabinoids (found in plants)
  • synthetic cannabinoids (produced in the lab)
  • endocannabinoids (produced in the human body)

What are Cannabinoids - Restart CBD

Cannabinoids mirror the endocannabinoids that our bodies naturally produce illustrating our close relationship with the cannabis plant.

The Cannabis plant contains over 100 types of cannabinoids. These are the chemical compounds created by the cannabis plant. They are used to treat a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety, inflammation, bone growth, even epilepsy and cancer.

They modulate comunication between cells, and also help when a deficiency or problem with our Endocannabinoid System exists. These cannabinoids bind to receptor sites throughout our brain (CB1 Receptors) and body (CB2 Receptors). Different cannabinoids have didfferent effects depending on which receptors they bind to. For example, THC binds to receptors in the brain whereas CBD (cannabidiol) has a strong affinity for CB2 receptors located throughout the body.

Some of the major Cannabinoids include:

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBCA (Cannabichromenenic acid)
  • Δ9-THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
  • Δ9-THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • Δ8-THC (Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

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What is CBD Gum?


RESTART CBD introduces CBD Gum.

CBD gum offers an extremely effective way to receive the fast pain relieving benefits of CBD.  It provides a superior delivery method compared to other oral CBD dosage forms, including pills, capsules, beverages, and gummies.

As you chew, the CBD is released from the gum quickly and is absorbed by your oral mucosa, not your digestive system. Bypassing your digestive tract allows the CBD to maintain its inherent bioavailability, and it also means that the CBD gets absorbed by your body five times faster than other forms of oral ingestion.

CBD gum offers a safe, unique, and effective alternative to other CBD dosage forms.

  • Convenient, easy to use.
  • Discrete and easily portable.
  • Comes in a tasty mint flavor and is made with CBD-rich hemp oil
  • Each piece of gum contains 10mg of CBD
  • CO2 extracted hemp oil
  • CBD is released from the gum quickly and is absorbed by your oral mucosa, not your digestive system.

We suggest chewing one piece a day for help in relieving discomfort from life’s general aches and pains from the normal aging process resulting from inflammation.

Studies have shown that CBD consumed in  beverages, capsules, gummies or edibles delivers less than 10% of the CBD shown on the label. With CBD gum,  you get relief for your aches and pains in rapid time, and at a dose that is strong enough to make a real difference.

Purchase online or in-store.

CBD Absorption
Fast Absorption
Up to 5 times faster than conventional oral dosage forms
CBD Pill
Consumer Friendly
For the 40% of people who do not like swallowing any type of pill
CBD Chew
Convenient & Discrete
No liquid required for chewable and lozenge products
CBD Chew
Convenient & Discrete
No liquid required for chewable and lozenge products
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Popular Austin Blogger Sisters Fight the CBD Mystery at Their Family Cannabis Shop

RESTART CBD Aims to be a Place for Healthy Learning

They say never to go into business with your family, but sisters Sydney and Shayda Torabi are proving that notion wrong. The Torabi sisters are the founders and owners of RESTART CBD, which claims to be Austin’s first locally handcrafted organic CBD wellness brand.

RESTART aims to be a safe space to ask questions, get educated and discover how CBD products can fit into your life.

The Torabi sisters pursued other careers before opening RESTART at 2521 Rutland Drive. Shayda was working in web development and expanding her ever-popular blog and Instagram, With Shayda,. Sydney was pursuing work as a nutritionist and working as an Under Armour sponsored athlete and fitness trainer while having a popular Instagram and blog in her own right.

Cannabis and related products have been a significant part of the Torabis’ home life. Beyond just the two sisters, the whole family was deeply interested in the medicinal and healing properties of CBD. Shayda was injured in a car accident that left her with two fractures in her pelvis, and after almost a year of traditional recovery methods, she was still in chronic pain.

“As the story goes, I found incredible recovery through consuming high doses of CBD based products,” Shayda Torabi says. “Within three weeks I found myself able to find relief from the pain.”

And after seeing the benefits of CBD in her own life, Shayda was inspired to join forces with her sister Sydney to answer questions those curious about CBD have. The sisters understand that the market is very unregulated right now — and that it can be a scary place for unsure consumers.

“We happily serve baby boomers, millennials, veterans, professional athletes, medical professionals,” Shayda says. “And the reality is no matter what age you are, what background you have, pain is universal.”

Maintaining access to high quality CBD is all about putting quality plant-based medicine in the hands of the people, according to Shayda.

RESTART CBD originally launched with tinctures, but what really sets the sisters’ brand apart is the launch of an isolate based CBD oil, which is void of other cannabinoids (like THC), making them flavorless and extremely effective.

From there, the store expanded into pet products, topicals and edibles. And, the Torabi sisters commitment to quality means that none of their products have additives, preservatives, or flavorings.

“CBD is a personal journey, everyone’s body is going to respond to CBD at a different milligram,” Shayda says. “So we really just want people to feel confident in making decisions for themselves.”

The Torabi sisters are committed to educating consumers on the trendy ingredient they’re putting in their body, which can now be found in soda, candy, and even cookies. They encourage carefully reading ingredient labels, and considering how much CBD is in the bottle, the size of the bottle and the ingredients listed.

RESTART CBD is located at 2521 Rutland Drive, Suite 150A in North Burnet, Austin.

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Hemp Flower CBD Cigarettes: A Natural Substitute for Tobacco Users

RESTART CBD Cigarettes

Smoking hemp flower might serve as a replacement for some tobacco users. Many consumers are turning to CBD in various forms to replace tobacco, and early research indicates the cannabinoid may well have some potential in that arena.

CBD cigarettes have the potential to ween smokers off tobacco and onto something safer.

Shayda Torabi, co-founder of RESTART CBD (and former cigarette smoker herself) finds that smoking high-CBD hemp flower and hemp cigarettes takes away her cravings for tobacco smoke and the desire to light up.

She finds that smoking hemp flower, not only helps her feel relaxed without being high, it also serves to replace the rituals associated with smoking cigarettes.  Especially, a pre-rolled, filtered hemp cigarette which offers the enjoyment of smoking a tobacco cigarette but in a smaller quantity than 1 gram of pre-rolled CBD Hemp flower.

RESTART CBD offers carefully trimmed and properly treated hemp flower—high in CBD but containing almost no THC.

CBD cigarettes and pre-rolls may help some smokers reduce their tobacco use. While smoking CBD Hemp flower from a pipe, glass joint or in a pre-roll provides the same experience, chemically speaking, our CBD cigarettes give smokers a truly natural alternative to smoking a cigarette, and can help to replace the cravings of smoking a tobacco cigarette. PLUS the added benefits of the hemp flower and CBD.

For a lot of people, smoking is more than just a chemical addiction to nicotine.  It’s taking a moment to sit back and relax or unwind when out on the town with a friend. 

To beat a nicotine cigarette habit, RESTART CBD offers a replacement that has the same feel in the hand and mouth that cigarette smokers are accustomed to.

It smokes like a cigarette and comes in similar packaging, while replacing tobacco with CBD-rich hemp.

Our goal is to help people fight cigarettes with cigarettes.  Pre-rolled high-CBD flower joints and CBD cigarettes are growing increasingly popular with our customers.

RESTART CBD offers high-CBD cigarettes in addition to CBD Hemp flower, CBD Vape, CBD oil and other products.