Five Concerns with Melissa Parker, creator and CEO of Reed’s Remedies, a brand-new line of CBD sprays that consist of Focus, Sleep, Calm, Detox, Desire, Relief, and introducing Soothe– a brand-new discomfort mitigating cream.
Warren Bobrow=WB: Please inform me about yourself? Where are you from? What was your path to recovery? Tell me about your business?
Melissa Parker=MP: I am a Los Angeles native, a partner, mom of 3 ladies, and founder of Reed’s Remedies For as long as I might keep in mind, I have actually wanted nature and, more particularly, a fascination with medical plants, pharmacology and human biology. I get it from my dad, Bill Reed, who passed away from a brain aneurysm when I was 17, and I expect he got it from his daddy, Ernest “Dale” Reed, who was a chemist. Like them, my happy place is being neck deep in science and research study … however constantly with a focus on the natural world and an aim to heal. In 2015, I discovered CBD, and the more research study I consumed, the more I became utterly convinced that this cannabinoid would change health, wellness and medication as we know it.
Alone, each active ingredient has a level of restorative value, but the “magic” happens when each of our formulation active ingredients are brought together.
Our sprays deliver an exact dose of 7mg of CBD-rich hemp oil in each pump. The closed container keeps its purity and strength by keeping it safe from exposure to air and contaminants.
Other than my 3 daughters, these products are my proudest achievements.
WB: I composed a book, really my very first book- on Apothecary Cocktails. How much is the current trend surrounding CBD different from the pharmacists working in pharmacy science in the 1800’s? What do you think about the term Snake Oil? How does this affect your work?
MP: Since of my dependence on apothecary sciences and botany, I’ve constantly felt like a pharmacist from the 1800 s, especially back in 2008 at the height of my herbal medication practice.
Snake oil in today’s market is widespread and extremely real; research study after research study validates that the bulk of items online that claim to be CBD are in reality oils low in CBD and high in hazardous contaminants. I don’t want customers to take my word for it; I want them to see for themselves and feel ensured that Reed’s Treatments are totally free of solvents, heavy metals, toxic substances, pesticides, chemicals and additives.
WB: Please inform me about how you handle stigmas? How do you inform people about what you do? What is their most common reaction?
MP: In California, there isn’t too much stigma or resistance, though I was initially hesitant to tell associates in my external circles about what I do. Some people are distressed about the possibility of feeling out of control or high.
WB: Do you prepare? Have you ever prepared foods that your grandma made when you were young? (If you were lucky adequate to have a granny who prepared for you?) What is your favorite restaurant? What sort of food? Where is it?
MP: I don’t have lots of chefs in my household, but I am blessed to have actually grown up in Los Angeles, where there is so much variety in cuisine. When I want comfort food, I drive to a little hole-in-the wall place in the heart of the San Fernando Valley called Mandarin Deli which serves authentic Mandarin food which makes my soul smile.
WB: What is your passion?
MP: Helping individuals who are suffering. Life is full of suffering, and none of us are unsusceptible to it. From losing my daddy in my youth to experiencing a cars and truck mishap as an adult that left me dealing with chronic discomfort and a host of long-term medical problems, I know first-hand how unpleasant life can be. Assisting individuals in any way I can, by offering relief that is within reach, is what has and continues to drive me. Sharing my understanding of plant medicine and giving individuals a renewed sense of hope and enjoyment in life is beyond satisfying.