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Meet Nancy Montuori of Ordinary Vegan in Glendale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Montuori.

Nancy Montuori has been in the health and wellness industry since 2011. It all began when Nancy decided to create Ordinary Vegan, a website dedicated to encouraging people to take back their health with a plant-based diet.

What Nancy discovered is that she loved encouraging and teaching people how to stay well, so in 2013 she became certified in plant-based nutrition. She also created the Ordinary Vegan Podcast, which is currently a top 100 podcast for alternative health.

When Nancy learned about CBD–the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant–she got to researching. She discovered that CBD from hemp could help people live a pain-free and anxiety-free life, but all CBD from Hemp is not created equal.

China is the number importer of CBD from hemp and Chinese CBD safety was a major concern, so Nancy made it her mission to create a safe, pesticide-free, American grown, organic, vegan, full-spectrum CBD Oil for her health and wellness community.

Over two years later, Ordinary Vegan CBD is one of the. top-selling Vegan CBD oils on the market.

Has it been a smooth road?
There are many shady players in the CBD world selling unsafe, low-quality hemp, so the biggest struggle for me was to find the best CBD from hemp America had to offer. I decided I needed to see firsthand how the hemp was grown, talk to the farmers and watch the different CBD extraction process before I choose my hemp grower.

My goal was to make sure the soil where the hemp takes root was tested and cleared for heavy metals and other contaminants. I also wanted to find the healthiest and safest extraction methods.

So I visited hemp farms across the country to find the best organic hemp.

It was an eye-opening experience and an incredible education. I am happy to say that it was worth all the time, money, and effort I devoted to it because I discovered the safest, highest quality CBD from hemp in the country and use it in all my products.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Ordinary Vegan story. Tell us more about the business.
What sets Ordinary Vegan CBD apart is that I am dedicated to formulating my CBD products with vegan specific nutrients. Also, all my ingredients are organic and sustainably grown.

There are very few CBD companies offering vegan capsules because of the expense. Ordinary Vegan products are entirely vegan and do not contain gelatin, which is a substance made by prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage, and bones from animals.

Since 2011, Ordinary Vegan has been a beacon and trusted voice for people wanting to live a long and healthy life. CBD oil from hemp is a natural extension of my dedication to helping humanity live the life that they deserve: disease-free, pain-free, and anxiety-free.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Right now, there is not enough oversight in the CBD business.

Many CBD websites quote misleading or unproven medical claims. CBD is not a cure-all for everything, but with that said, it has been an effective treatment for many ailments. That is why it is crucial to do your research before buying CBD and not believe everything you read.

The CBD boom is also way ahead of the science, and more funds need to be devoted to CBD research over the next ten years.

My biggest fear over the next 5 to 10. years is that big Pharma is going to get too involved in the CBD business making it less accessible to everyday consumers and driving up costs. In June 2018, the FDA approved its first pharmaceutically-produced cannabidiol which is a CBD isolate. It is too early to say what that means for future of CBD.


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