Mark’s CBD Story

Hi, I’m Mark McDougal, and here’s my CBD story.  

Two years ago I did not understand CBD. Today, I believe CBD is great- I’m a changed man and a believer.

I’ve been farming, ranching, and active all of my life. I was a commercial fisherman for 13 years.   We ranch and farm over 10,000 acres of irrigated land. So, growing good clean Industrial Hemp was natural to us.

In the spring of 2018, I found myself suffering from multiple bleeding ulcers. They were likely a result of decades of taking pain and anti-inflammation medication. I was taking arthritis medication and over-the-counter pain medication daily for pain and swelling. I had to stop taking everything– I couldn’t even take a baby aspirin. My arthritis got so bad that I was not sleeping well, I was in pain all day, I had a hard time getting up and even walking, and I had to greatly restrict all of my activities. I couldn’t climb in a tractor, ride a horse, or ride my snowmobile; surfing was out of the question. I resolved that this was it—I’d just have to slow down and accept a new lifestyle.  

This past spring, my sons, our formulators and scientist, asked me to try our CBD for a month. I had heard many reports of great success and results from taking CBD, but frankly had never thought that it could help with my severe symptoms. I knew we had done everything to make the very best, safest, and purest CBD possible, so I took it not knowing what results to expect.

What happened next was not anticipated, or expected on my part. Within a week I started to feel better and better. One day my wife commented on my hands because the skin was loose on all of my knuckles after the swelling from my arthritis went away. Let me say here, I do not anticipate everyone can have as dramatic results as I did. I feel great! I feel better than when I was taking arthritis medication. I have full range of motion in my hands, shoulders, and elbows. The swelling in my ankles is gone. This summer I have been surfing, riding motorbikes, hiking, playing with the grandkids, and I sleep great. 

Man standing in greenhouse

Mark’s Keys to Success

I think there were a few keys to my success with CBD.  

First, it’s important to take a Full Spectrum CBD.  We know that we all have an endocannabinoid system in our body. Our endocannabinoid system helps balance and regulate several functions in our body to help us find homeostasis. Cannabinoids, such as the ones found in Hemp plants, interact with our endocannabinoid system. There are over 100 identified cannabinoids in Industrial Hemp, for instance, CBD, THC, CBG, and CBN.  So, in my mind, just as it’s more effective to take a multivitamin than to just take Vitamin D, it is also more effective to take a Full Spectrum CBD product than to simply take a CBD isolate. 

Mons Pura is a Full Spectrum CBD product. That means our product includes a whole host of beneficial cannabinoids working together to provide greater results.   

Second, is the dosage. If you had a migraine headache, you wouldn’t break a baby aspirin in half and expect to experience much relief from your migraine. It is important to take enough CBD to see results. By following the serving size and directions on Mons Pura’s 2,000mg CBD tinctures, I was taking 60mg a day, which is the quantity I need to experience results. 

Third, establishing a consistent CBD routine. Because of the way cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system, many users need to consistently take CBD for up to two weeks before seeing any results. For me, it was essential that I took CBD every morning and evening.

Man surfing


Finally, I feel so blessed to have my health back! I often say, the millions that I have spent on building Mons Pura would be worth it if I only got my health back. I feel so lucky to know about the effects of good CBD that I want to share it with everyone I can. I hope that you can enjoy the same level of relief and health that I have when you take Mons Pura CBD. 

Disclaimer:  Information provided is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment, nor does Mons Pura endorse usage of its products for off-label uses.

Mons Pura  products or related statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and are not reviewed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.