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brad lake cofounder

Why Hemp?

When Brad and Brendon first met, they immediately found a common passion for human health. They found that hemp could solve a range of issues that they were facing in their jobs and for their own health. Brendon, being a community pharmacist, had seen the first hand impact of poor diet and nutrition on people’s health and the impact chronic disease was having on our communities.

After Brad left Lincoln University in 2014 to follow a dream of playing professional rugby in Southland, he suffered a shoulder injury requiring surgery. Following the surgery, Brad discovered how difficult it was to recover while on a range of pharmaceuticals including painkillers and anti-inflammatories. He felt like a zombie for nearly six weeks following surgery and took a number of weeks to get back to work.

In 2017, Brad made the decision to return to rugby, and unfortunately suffered another dislocated shoulder, requiring the same surgery once again. This time, he was going to do everything he could to make his recovery faster and easier. The first thing he discovered was to revamp his diet, by removing processed food and dairy. He went through with the surgery and was back at work four days later without the pain medication and anti-inflammatories. He also felt the best he had ever felt, clear headed and had so much energy.

Brad had started using Cardio Hemp Protein as his protein source, while still going to the gym and exercising, and soon after, started using 

Move Joint Support Hemp Oil which aided his recovery post surgery.


The perfect nutritional supplement to reduce inflammation and add protein to the New Zealand diet.

Omega 3

Omega 3’s have long been known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Found in food such as hemp and fish, supplementing omega 3 has been used for countless years for improving joint health, managing arthritis, improving brain function, increased immunity and healthy skin.

Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)

GLA is an anti-inflammatory omega 6, studied for its effects on arthritis, swelling and general inflammation in the body. In combination with omega 3, in the perfect ratio for human absorption of 3:1, GLA is found in the hemp seed and all of The Brothers Green products.


Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants with many different properties with a range of benefits. Ones such as beta-caryophyllene are found in hemp and act on our central nervous system to tap into the human immune system and reduce inflammation also.