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Chronic Symptoms Inspire CBD Start-Up: “I’m no doctor, but I’m passionate about this amazing healing aid that is plant-based, ecologically sound and perfectly safe and legal."

Jun 29, 2018 01:30AM

Mark Frieder

A herniated disk had left Mark Frieder with chronic back pain for more than a decade. His wife, Jeanne, suffered from irritable bowel syndrome and hot flashes. Both of them found relief in CBD oil, which they found at a hemp festival in Sedona, Arizona.

The Frieders, both Reiki practitioners, had heard about the plant-based healing compound, made from legal, industrial hemp. “We were curious about CBD, because it’s known to alleviate many ailments,” Mark says. “So we spoke with several vendors, got information and purchased a bottle or two of the tincture. When we got home, we began taking it daily. Soon I realized my back didn’t bother me as much, and I was able to get out of bed in the morning without doubling over. Jeanne’s symptoms had subsided as well.”

The results were so dramatic that Mark decided to begin distributing legal, hemp-based CBD products in New York, where it was virtually unknown. CBD Source NY was born.

Since launching, the Frieders have assembled a team of friends and ambassadors to spread the news about CBD via word of mouth. The couple has attended shows and festivals, received referrals and called on local businesses. Mark sells CBD products through several NY retailers and to individual customers. “The feedback from these customers, and the results they’ve experienced, are exceptional,” he says.

Now affectionately called “the oil guy” by his customers, Mark says he enjoys taking the time with them to discuss their health concerns and then staying in touch to ensure they’re getting good results. “I’m no doctor, but I’m passionate about this amazing healing aid that is plant-based, ecologically sound and perfectly safe and legal. I continue to research CBD manufacturers to develop a catalog of products that are organic and contaminant-free and use a carbon dioxide-based method of extraction. We have all our products independently tested by a third-party lab in order to verify the manufacturers’ product-efficacy claims.”

For more info, contact Mark Frieder at 914.393.3518 or visit [email protected].