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BioMDPlus: Our Story

Our Story

If you pay close attention to the hand that life deals you, you may get an opportunity to turn a passion into a career. That’s exactly what happened to me, although the road to this point hasn’t always been easy. This is the story of how a painful diagnosis became a product that I believe can bring about dramatic changes in your life and well-being.

2015

A Painful Diagnosis

My story began in 2015 when my mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain throughout the body and is often associated with other comorbid disorders such as migraines, depression, arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. The pain from fibromyalgia can sometimes be so severe that it becomes virtually impossible for the sufferer to live any kind of normal life.
If you’ve ever known anyone with fibromyalgia, you know exactly what happened after the diagnosis. My mother began taking a cocktail of painkillers and other prescription medications that didn’t actually control her condition and often made her feel even worse.

2016

The Turning Point

Throughout my mother’s journey with fibromyalgia, she consistently told me that she did not want to remain on pain meds. They made her feel sleepy and disconnected, she said – and they didn’t really control her pain anyway.
Things began to change in 2016 when I discovered a study suggesting that fibromyalgia and its comorbid disorders could have something to do with a deficiency in the body’s own endocannabinoid system.
I asked my mother to try CBD, reasoning that perhaps it could provide something that my mother’s body needed. If nothing else, I thought, CBD has always produced good results in studies involving pain and inflammation. Most importantly, I knew that CBD had no possibility of causing addiction. I was also confident that my mother could try CBD safely knowing that it wouldn’t make her want to withdraw from life.
Within a few months, things for my mother began to turn around. I’m happy to say that she is living a life that’s far more normal today and that she consistently reports reduced pain, sensitivity and fatigue. She still has her good days and bad days, but she is living a higher quality of life today than she has in years. My mother’s experience made me a firm believer in the value of CBD.

2019
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BioMDPlus Is Born

As soon as my mother’s trials with CBD began, I came to understand that treating your own conditions with CBD is not as simple as buying just any product with a pretty bottle. The quality of a CBD product depends on a variety of factors such as the seed stock used to grow the hemp, the cultivation practices, the extraction method and more. The hemp plant can also have a variety of different terpene profiles, and some terpenes are more beneficial than others for certain conditions.
Through my research, I concluded that the best way to support my mother’s health would be for me to learn everything I could about the hemp production industry. I began to seek out domestic hemp farmers and grill them about what they were doing to make their products the best they could be.
When I finally found a hemp producer that I could trust with my mother’s health, I came to another realization. The hemp industry was no longer just a major personal interest for me; it had become an all-consuming passion. It occurred to me that there must be thousands – maybe even millions – of people in the world whose lives might be enhanced by CBD, if only they could find the right product.
I formed a relationship with the farm that I had discovered and immediately set about developing the perfect terpene blends to support different aspects of health. After extensive testing and research, I finally had something that I could show the world.