It was a life-changing moment that caused Michal Takac to start his business. A decade ago, he lost three fingers after they were crushed in an industrial printing press, resulting in excruciating pain – and scars.
Doctors prescribed him countless drugs and medicated creams but he found little relief. Eventually he sought his own solutions. It was then that he discovered the remarkable healing powers of cannabidiol (CBD), a natural, legal and non-psychoactive cannabis extract. It is one of hundreds of compounds known as cannabinoids found within the hemp plant.
He applied CBD oil to his wounds and rapidly felt the positive effects – scar tissue began to heal, inflammation subsided and pain was reduced.
The entrepreneur was so impressed that he contacted the supplier, Carun, which is based in Takac’s native Czech Republic. Then he snapped up exclusive rights to sell the company’s products in the UK and Ireland.
He now distributes a range