This is the story of one of our founders:
People start businesses for many reasons, but for some like me, it stems from an underlying belief and trust in a product. Before I get into the details, let me clear about this: This is not medical advice, it’s just a description of my personal experience and my opinion.
For at least 10 years, my 82-year-old father has been suffering from severe knee pain that is progressively worsening. He must now use a walker just to move about the house. Doctors tell us (in laymen’s terms) that the cushioning around his knee joints has been deteriorating over the years, to a point where the bones are rubbing against each other. There is no easy fix, but rather knee replacement – a significantly risky choice due to his age. Once a fit and healthy army man, my stubborn father has a “work through the pain” attitude and refuses to take traditional pain medication.
While researching alternative pain management methods, I became aware of hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) as a possible option. With the passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, CBD became more of a viable option for us. Though I knew that it has not been scientifically proven to help with pain, I wanted to give it a try on my dad. I had to convince my dad that CBD was not “medicine”, but was extracted from the hemp plant and more so that it was legal and would not make him “high”. He reluctantly agreed to try it. To my surprise and his, he noticed some relief after only one to two days and felt better after just a week of using the CBD oil drops. Of course, he still uses his walker (the cushioning around his knee joints is still gone), but he seems a lot happier and we definitely see an improvement in his quality of life.
People start businesses for many reasons, but for some like me, it stems from an underlying belief and trust in a product. PuraVerde CBD is the culmination of experiencing first hand, the positive effects of CBD on my father, and the need to be a part of this mission to help people live well. We have a simple goal – to provide the highest quality CBD, one that is extracted from organically grown hemp right here in the USA. After all, our next customer could be someone’s dad or mom.