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Meet Tara Alvarez of Naturally Restorative

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tara Alvarez.

Tara, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a Colorado native, I have always relished in the gorgeous backdrop mother nature provided and the unique character Colorado offers. From a young age, I was aware that Colorado was a bit more progressive than other places I had visited. With an appreciation for nature and quality of life, Coloradans were just as special as the state we all called home. Little did I know how these qualities would allow me to thrive personally decades later. I began working in the personal care service industry right out of school and never looked back. The fulfillment I experienced helping others in feeling their best was such an amazing gift that I had not fully recognized as I was initially going into my field.

In a wonderful space of my life, enjoying a successful career and a family I adored, I struggled tremendously with chronic migraine disease. Migraines became apart of my life at the age of nine. Nothing new, however, as I aged the frequency in which they came, along with the debilitating side effects left me seeking relief. Traditional medication had become ineffective, along with creating undesirable side effects. 

As a working mother with two children, one child being autistic, I could not afford the downtime, pain and lasting after-effects caused by my frequent migraines. With the realization of how much joy these debilitating headaches were stripping from my life, from my wellbeing, I was driven to educate and self-advocate!

Looking at all options and being a fierce advocate are attributes I gained being the mother of a precious autistic child. Desperately needing an option that offered real results without harsh side effects led to a tremendous amount of research. That research led me to cannabidiol. The endless testimonials shared by others along with the scientific evidence substantiating the effectiveness of CBD (cannabidiol) on the bodies own Endocannabinoid System made it very clear that a superb natural option was available!

How was it possible that I had not ever heard of the Endocannabinoid System? A system that plays such a significant role in the bodies balance and proper function. How had my doctor not discussed this with me?

​With the knowledge I had gained, I decided I had nothing to lose! A natural non-addictive option that would not cause harsh side effects sounded too good to be true. I began supplementing with CBD daily and to my surprise, my chronic migraines began to diminish after the first month. After 16 months of migraine free, I was beyond excited, extremely relieved and if being completely honest blown away by my result! This lit a spark of desire to share this amazing natural option with others. Naturally, Restorative was born!

Going completely out of my comfort zone, I began the tedious process of starting a company in this relatively new space. I reached out to those in the industry that I admired in order to obtain the purest cannabidiol possible. I was so fortunate to have wonderful options in my home state of Colorado. A community of caring people happy to share all their knowledge and expertise with me. This allowed me to build a foundation of pure plant-powered products and fulfill my vision for Naturally Restorative.

Colorado has been progressive in recognizing the benefits that plant-based medicine can offer. I decided to focus on Broad Spectrum CBD in creating my line of products. This allowed me to offer the full plant extracts, including CBD, terpenes, botanicals and essential oils, minus the THC. Science has proven that having the CBD, terpenes, botanicals and essential oils all together magnify the medicinal effect. I wanted products that offered the most medicinal benefit while being inclusive to all!

As a daughter of a first responder and working with a vast array of people throughout my career; I recognized the need for effective products that would not conflict with personal beliefs, religious beliefs, careers, the age of the individual in need, or individuals not liking the effects thc had on them. I took great pride in cultivating clean and simple products that offered the highest quality broad-spectrum CBD available, Products I would be proud to offer my loved ones, my friends, our beloved animal companions, my fellow Coloradans and all those who could benefit from this superb natural option.

​The spark I could not ignore, the driving force that inspired the creation of Naturally Restorative, has led to such a rewarding source of joy and fulfillment, one I could of never imagined. Being able to help others with personal wellness challenges and sharing in their positive outcomes absolutely fills my cup!

I look forward to serving, helping and educating others as the owner of Naturally Restorative for many years to come!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting a company in a relatively new space certainly had its challenges. I wanted to be absolutely transparent with every aspect of Naturally Restorative. Hemp-derived CBD was made legal with the reconciled farm bill in December 2018. The distinction between hemp and marijuana had been made legally. However, financial institutions and credit card processing companies moved very slowly, implementing options for CBD companies. Determined to be fully transparent and feeling confident in the line of holistic products I had crafted, my patience paid off. I was able to establish these very key components.

My next huge challenge was (and is) EDUCATION. There is not much grey zone with CBD. Either folks understand it is not the same as marijuana, or they think it is one in the same. Many think CBD will get them high, that it is a drug, or will cause them to fail drug screenings.

Awareness is growing. However, education is an ongoing challenge. Add in the differences between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate and there is much to be understood. With a huge array of CBD products popping up in the market, educating consumers on what they should expect from their products is another key challenge. To be mindful of what they are really buying! Purchasing products backed with 3rd party laboratory results is absolutely crucial so that potency can be confirmed. Very important for proper dosing! That there is absolutely no chemicals, pesticides, metals, fillers, molds, or other toxins present. If purchasing broad-spectrum products, that there is no detectable thc present!

Making people aware of the endocannabinoid system is crucial in order for them to understand why CBD is effective and such a wonderful supplement that works seamlessly with our bodies.

The Covid19 pandemic has been an undeniable obstacle. With numerous engagements and events canceled, it impedes the outreach of Naturally Restorative. Fortunately, many recognize the importance of physical and mental wellbeing. That self-care is absolutely important!

 I am so fortunate to have been able to continue to serve my customers and community through this trying time. Offering no contact local curbside delivery along with shipping service, I have been able to consistently and safely get orders to our wonderful customers. Virtual and phone consultations have been a wonderful way to stay connected, answer questions and support many with their personal needs.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Naturally, Restorative specializes in premium broad-spectrum CBD products for people and animal companions alike. Founded on the principle that everyone deserves options when it comes to their health and wellbeing. Naturally, Restoratives family-friendly line of CBD products are crafted with care and are thc free, allowing our products to be inclusive to all!

Premium grade products that deliver consistent results our customers can depend on. All of our products are made in the USA, with many components coming from beautiful Colorado. ​With purity being a top priority, my standards only allow for the highest quality ingredients available. All products are rigorously tested and are accompanied with 3rd party laboratory reports that are easily accessible by scanning the provided QR code on the products label. This ensures that Naturally Restoratives’ high standards are met!

Most importantly. To assure our customers that their products potency is accurate and that there are no pesticides, metals, chemicals, molds, or thc present in their selected product. Utilizing the most advanced nanotechnology to ensure industry-leading bio-availability and absorption rates. Naturally, Restoratives products have become synonymous with quality and I strive to offer only the best to my family, friends and customers.

Naturally, Restoratives service program offers 20% off to all men and women who currently or have previously served as military personnel or first responders. This standard extends the immense gratitude felt to these wonderful and selfless people who provide so much to us all! Integrity, transparency, education and reliability is my commitment to all customers!

What were you like growing up?
Growing up in Colorado offered endless time enjoying and exploring the outdoors. I loved being in the mountains, or at the many wonderful lakes, my home state offers. I always found peace and balance when in nature. With the addition of music, furry companions and friends, I was at my happiest. I have always enjoyed the simpler things! Always intrigued by science, this was the academic area in which I thrived. Into adulthood, these qualities remain true.

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