Just before the holiday season, a new business opened their doors in Claremore, offering a line of CBD oil products.
Claremore American Shaman, owned by brothers Jonathan and Tony Dietrich, sells American Shaman brand CBD oil products.
They opened just before Black Friday, they said, and so far have been "welcomed with loving, open arms by Claremore."
Like many others, Jonathan Dietrich spent years as a welder and machinist—work he describes as literally back breaking.
"It all started with me looking for something for back pain, that's where my story started. I worked hard welding and machining for 12 years. My career wore my back out, wore my lungs out. I have asthma. I can breathe better now that I've been on American Shaman products. I no longer wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. My back doesn't hurt any more. My knees feel so much better. Basically anything to do with inflammation has gone away," he said.
The duo spent years researching different product lines before coming across Tulsa American Shaman.
The two thought "if these products work for us and our family, they'll work for other people."
Thus Claremore American Shaman was born.
"We sell high-quality CBD oil from hemp, and not from marijuana. That's what people are wanting. A product that will give them relief without getting high. That's what a lot of people really want. Because of the Opioid epidemic we have people not wanting to get on board with' Big Pharma' anymore. People want another option besides prescriptions. And what's where we come in," Jonathan Dietrich said.
The two said the supplements work well for everything from inflammation to anxiety and is safe for all ages.
"The most popular question people come in with is —Do you have something that works for inflammation or pain? Absolutely," he said. "It's a natural product because it does come from hemp. Hemp is naturally low in THC."
He said the products are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and are completely legal.
"Basically, you get all the therapeutics you'd get from medical marijuana, but you're not getting the marijuana said, the psychotropics," he said. "Basically what CBD does after you ingest it—Once the CBD finds the receptors in our body, it goes past the cell wall into the DNA and makes like a cellular connection there."
In this way, he said, the supplements speak to the problem, not just the symptoms—"It doesn't mask things. It works with your body to balance you out and put your body back into homeostasis. And that's what we all really need. We need a little help in certain areas and that's where CBD comes into play."
Though they've been open a short time, the brothers said they've already got a number of repeat customers.
He said, 9 out of 10 customers come back and share their positive results after using the products.
"So far we haven't run across anybody with anything negative to say about CBD or us. We've been welcomed with poem, loving arms by Claremore. We give people that option they didn't think they had," he said.
Claremore American Shaman is located at 115 W. Bluestarr Dr., in Claremore.
They are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday's 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday's 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.