Cannaphyll is a new line of hemp-infused topical skin care products with a whopping 94% organic ingredients, all made in the U.S.A, and formulated with a proprietary blend of exotic plant extracts to maximum uptake and delivery. Anyone who suffers from chorionic pain, is mobility-challenged, or a is a fitness-enthusiast can find use for this cream. It has also been used to help conditions associated with anxiety, sleep disorder, inflammation, tension, neuropathy, and arthritis.
Jude Bond, CEO of Cannaphyll, is proud to say that the brand’s topical cream contains over 1,000mg of premium hemp extract per 1 ounce, making it much more potent than other types that are on the market. Its patent-pending blend of organic phylloceuticals also greatly improves endocannabinoid delivery. If you have a condition that affects your skin, muscles, nerves or joints, then Cannaphyll, which is contained in an elegant ultraviolet black glass jar, might be able to help. As of now, the line’s signature product is the Infused Topical Cream, which is available in 1/3 ounce and 1 ounce jars. However, they plan to expand their offerings soon.
CEO Jude Bond recently discussed the startup company via an exclusive interview.
Meagan Meehan (MM): How did you discover your sense for business and why did you decide to start a hemp-cream company?
Jude Bond (JB): If you’re passionate about something and want to share it with the world, a sense for business can develop pretty organically. It’s the practical application of a creative idea. I became interested in hemp extract topicals after using my partner’s original formulation. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill created an environment in which I was able to produce and market the product to consumers nationwide.
MM: What were the challenges of creating this cream and how did you formulate the blend so it stands out from anything else on the market?
JB: The main challenge in creating a cream like Cannaphyll is getting the texture and absorption right. We spent a significant amount of time in research and development. It’s particularly effective because of its high concentrations of organic hemp distillate and our patent-pending blend of botanical extracts.
MM: How did you ensure that this product was entirely legal to sell? What is the approval process like?
JB: When Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, it legalized production of industrial hemp and hemp-derived products, provided the source material contained under 0.3% THC, the cannabinoid responsible for the cannabis “high”. As long the hemp is sourced and tested responsibly, it falls within the requirements of the law. There isn’t an approval process, per se. There is, however, a disapproval process, whereby the FDA issues a cease and desist should a manufacturer make unsubstantiated health claims.
MM: Was it tough to find a manufacturer and distributor?
JB: We were very fortunate to find just the right manufacturer for Cannaphyll, nearby, sized appropriately for scale. Direct distribution works much the same as for any other online retailer, though wariness of the industry can make mass distribution challenging for many.
MM: How much have you seen this cream help people? What’s some of the feedback you’ve gotten?
JB: Cannaphyll has a remarkable ability to be felt almost immediately. The uptake of the product is fantastic, with a rapid absorption rate expedited by our proprietary carriers. The feedback has been resoundingly positive and users seem genuinely surprised by its efficacy.
MM: What other offerings are on the horizon?
JB: We have a long list of products already planned or currently in R&D, among them a suite of hair products, transdermal patches, skin sprays, and arousal gels.
MM: What are your ultimate goals for the future of the company and is there anything else that you would like to mention?
JB: My goal is to build the Cannaphyll brand into a trusted, personal care partner worldwide.
MM: What advice would you give to someone who is hoping to launch a startup?
Have faith in the value of your product and persist.