Over 20 years ago, Mom was given just six months to live as she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. The array of prescriptions to treat her was visually overwhelming. The concoction of well-intentioned medications began to noticeably degrade the quality of life it was meant to help manage. As a conservative and religious family, discussions on alternative medicines/treatments were not immediately taken; as we, too, have been conditioned to be reliant on western medicine. After many considerations to ease the negative outcomes from the cocktail of prescription drugs, numerous chemotherapies, and the inevitable, physical results of cancer, the decision to try medical marijuana was made. To our family’s amazement, the newly introduced marijuana regimen championed an astounding outcome which eliminated four prescriptions and dramatically increased mom’s quality of life. However, the ability to ensure she had consistent access to her newfound medicine became increasingly riskier. A solution had to be found.
After realizing that the bulk of the medicinal benefit found in medical marijuana came from cannabinoids and terpenes, our journey began. Months of research inside & out of academia and countless conversations with cultivators, numerous medical professionals at many levels, testing labs, and other patients, we learned the paramount components of a premium CBD product. What we learned is that ONLY an organically grown, plant-derived CBD source can provide the necessary foundational component (extract) necessary for a truly healthy, CBD regimen; and only a plant-derived source can provide an active, full or broad spectrum CBD benefit to the end-user. A synthesized, isolate-driven CBD product will inherently provide only a fraction of benefit due to the natural medicinal loss incurred while synthesizing extract into isolate. After all, if it’s not full or broad spectrum to the end-user then what good is it?
Wisdom in hand, we went on a hunt for commercially available CBDs that met these paramount expectations – WE FOUND NONE. Instead, we found only isolate-driven recreational products, nothing directly plant-derived. In turn, this “A-ha” moment led us to begin the search for a suitable CBD source; mom’s life depended on it!
After months of scouring research, we located a Colorado farm growing just what we were looking for – a purpose-cultivated, naturally high-CBD/low-THC hemp strain providing extremely high potency CBD levels. A successful and rigorous scientific, legal, and business vetting process ensued. The positive vetting outcome and numerous successful, independent CBD trials only confirmed that we continue with our pharmacist in formulating American Indican’s 0.0%THC, plant-derived, CBD formulations that truly offer maximum, broad spectrum benefit to the end user.
To this day, Mom uses our terpene-rich, CBD products every day to enhance and maintain her quality of life while eliminating prescription drug reliance!