How it all started...
'' You're suffering from a severe nervous breakdown. Basically, you've hit rock bottom. The good news is that now the only way is up. ''
Hi! I'm Glen, the founder of The Healthy Way Ltd and the creator of Cibidoil™.
Mid-2017 I started running into health issues and experiencing multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms. My body and mind were acting up. A couple of months later I was in chronic pain, losing control and my private and professional life were going downhill fast.
After multiple visits to my GP and to A&E, I eventually saw several specialists around the country, to rule out anything malignant. After countless tests and examinations, the verdict was clear.
"You're suffering from depression. A severe nervous breakdown. Basically, you've hit rock bottom. The good news is that now the only way is up."
Thankfully it was nothing more sinister. The symptoms, the pain, all caused by years of overwhelming stress. Luckily, it was nothing that time, professional help, a healthier lifestyle and an improved diet could not solve.
It is at this time that I became interested in food supplements and stumbled upon CBD oil.
And that's how it all started.
A complicated path to purchase
'' I was very confused about the different types of products available on the market and the terminology used. [...] I was also appalled by the inaccuracies and unsubstantiated, misleading claims made by certain unscrupulous brands about their products. I did not know where to begin, which brands to believe or which products to trust. ''
On my path to recovery, and with time on my hands (I was out of work at this stage), I set out to find out more about hemp-derived food supplements.
At first I was very confused about the different types of products available on the market and the terminology used.
CBD oil or hemp oil? Full spectrum oil or isolate? RAW? Decarboxylated? Winterized? Psychoactive or non-psychoactive? Distilled? Food supplements or medical cannabis? Legal or illegal? It all seemed so complicated.
I was also alarmed by the misinformation which surrounds CBD. After spending my entire career working in the heavily regulated health & beauty industry, I was also appalled by the inaccuracies and unsubstantiated, misleading claims made by certain unscrupulous brands about their products.
I did not know where to begin, which brands to believe or which products to trust.
The need for pedagogy and trust
'' As a consumer I saw a need for a brand and products which could be trusted. ''
As a consumer I saw a need for a brand and products which could be trusted.
A brand that could help me better understand CBD products. A brand with solid ethics, that "says what it offers and offers what it says". A brand that could offer nothing but the best CBD oils legally available on the market.
As a marketer by trade and an entrepreneur by nature, I saw an opportunity to create that brand and fill the void.
Cibidoil Laboratory Grade Full Spectrum CBD Oils™
'' A brand which stands for quality, clarity, integrity and trust. ''
I set out to create a brand which stands for quality, clarity, integrity and trust.
I also set out to identify what I believe to be the best CBD oils available on the market. CBD oils capable of delivering the full potential naturally present in the Cannabis plant. CBD oils expertly manufactured from the best industrial hemp, using state-of-the-art processes, equipment and facilities.
After many months of research, trials, development, legal registrations, technical and commercial negotiations and manufacturing, Cibidoil Laboratory Grade Full Spectrum CBD Oils™ were born.
Now the only way is up!
Now the only way is up!
''Our long-term goal is for Cibidoil™ to become the most trusted CBD oil brand by consumers around the world. ''
Even though I have come a long way since mid-2017, thanks to tremendous support and great medical advice - the Cibidoil™ adventure is only beginning!
We are now embarking on a journey to help consumers better understand CBD and CBD food supplements.
We're striving to bring the Cibidoil™ brand and Cibidoil™ products to consumers and more importantly, consumers to us.
Mid-2018 we launched our secure online store offering international shipping as well as a social media presence to engage in conversation with consumers.
A massive and very important milestone for the company was becoming a member of the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA). We're extremely proud of this membership, which illustrates our commitment to upholding high standards and "complying with all EU and UK laws, policies and regulations, alongside the rules and regulations of the CTA UK". We will look forward to working with the CTA to implement the incoming Cannabis Products Directive, a new framework for the regulation and licensing of all cannabis and cannabinoid products.
We've also developed an attractive affiliate program for selected publishers and influencers. We are seeking to build ties with trustworthy advocates who share our values, believe in our products and wish to share their experience of Cibidoil™ with their readers and followers.
We're also busy building commercial partnerships with online retailers in the UK and Ireland.
One thing we will not do however, is make medical claims about our food supplements. You will not find a single claim - whether on our products, website, online stores, social media pages or in our communication - which is designed to lure consumers into believing that our products can diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease. Why? Because it's illegal. Should you ever feel that we're failing to meet that commitment, please feel free to contact us.
Our long-term goal is for Cibidoil™ to become the most trusted CBD brand by consumers around the world.
We count on achieving this by building strong and mutually beneficial relationships with our consumers and partners, based on our core values of quality, clarity, integrity and trust.
"Now the only way is up!"