By: Richard Jing
(FOX HEALTH SPECIAL REPORT) - Jamie Richardson from Dallas Texas just netted one of the biggest deals in Shark Tank history.
All 5 investors on ABC's Shark Tank teamed up to buy 30% of Richardson's breakthrough "miracle pain relief" formula for a staggering $2.9 million dollars.
Here's what it's all about...
In 2016, Dr. Jamie Richardson sold over 1.9 million bottles of his family's secret pain relief formula, Rapid Releaf CBD, after a congressional bill legalized the sale of CBD products in all 50 states.
Rapid Releaf CBD is made from Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. It is an ingredient in cannabis that relieves pain andfights inflammation along with a slew of other miraculous benefits.
Rapid Releaf CBD has been called "Nature's Oxycontin" because it quickly relieves even the most agonizing pain and reduces inflammation allowing the body to finally heal.
Millions of Americans are already using Rapid Releaf CBD on a daily basis. Many say it works like magic. Some say it works better than prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Oxycontin.
Here at Fox News, we received hundreds of emails about whether Rapid Releaf CBD is a legitimate alternative to potent painkillers, and if it carries any unwanted side effects. We wanted to find out...
The story of how Rapid Releaf CBD was created is fascinating.
Rapid Releaf CBD was discovered by 92 year old Mary Richardson, Jamie's mother, and a retired doctor from Yuba City, California.
Mary had been battling horrible arthritis pain for years, which she was barely able to control.
Enduring this mind-numbing pain was bad enough but what happened next was nothing short of a nightmare.
Miraculously, Mary survived, but her arthritis raged hopelessly out of control as a result of the strokes.
Doctors pumped her full of their strongest drugs, but her pain sprang to unbearable levels.
Desperate for relief, Mary began looking for answers on her own.
Twelve agonizing months later, she stumbled upon a surprising pain remedy used by ancient healers.
Mary was surprised the major ingredient turned out to be concentrated Cannabidiol extracted from the marijuana plant (CBD).
Mary re-created the formula… and the results were instantaneous! She calls it her…
Mary was flabbergasted. This discovery changed her life- literally overnight.
The formula seemed to melt away the pain -in her words - “just like it was never there.”
At the urging of her son, Jamie, Mary began sharing her secret formula with other hurting folks.
Unfortunately, Mary could never publicly give away her miracle formula. At the time, the US Government classified CBD as a schedule 1 drug, meaning Mary could face over 60 years in jail if she were ever caught.
Regardless, Mary would secretly ship bottles of her pain relief formula to those in need.
Since then, Mary's formula has helped thousands of people find relief from arthritis... sore muscles... inflammation... swollen joints...and injury pain.
Luckily, Congress introduced a new federal bill in spring 2017 to reschedule marijuana and CBD as a schedule III substance, meaning CBD could be freely distributed for medical and research purposes!!
That's when Jamie, Mary's oldest son, took his mother's secret healing formula and improved it. Now, it's a widely used treatment for pain and inflammantion as well as many other conditions.
Jamie Richardson knew he could not sell his mother's miracle formula right away without further research. He needed to prove to the public that CBD was a effective solution for pain management with little side effects.
So, Jamie applied for a research grant to run the first ever FDA approved clinical trial involving CBD..
With the help of Harvard researchers and medical doctors, Jamie lead a clinical trial studying the effects of CBD on pain and inflammation.
The results were astonishing. Through their research, they discovered a multitude of other health benefits of CBD they never anticipated. Richardson's team ran additional follow-up studies that concluded CBD is nothing short of a real medical miracle.
CBD has now been clinically proven to:
Jamie knew he had to get this news out to the millions of Americans suffering from pain, inflammation and other illnesses.
So he teamed up with his group of Harvard researchers to create Rapid Releaf CBD, a brand of medical grade CBD supplements developed through thousands of hours of research and clinical trials.
Jamie warned everyone the medicinal and recreational cannabis boom have also brought a huge rise in the number of different cannabis producers. Most operating under fluctuating, often ill-defined regulatory standards.
"We've got a lot of 'garage scientists' in the industry, who are well-meaning people--I don't think anyone gets up in the morning, goes to the garage, and thinks they’ll make something poisonous that could hurt people," Richardson explains.
"What makes Rapid Releaf CBD different is our CBD is extracted from cannabis plants using the 'green method' of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with CO2, noted that "the butane, hexane used to process much of the consumer-grade cannabinoid that others use can leave unwanted traces behind."
Rapid Releaf CBD has produced incredible results in every single clinical trial...
The big Pharmaceutical companies tried everything they could to stop Rapid Releaf CBD from reaching the masses. They lobbied to congress, spread fake news on the dangers of CBD, and even sued Richardson's company!
Yet, their attack had the opposite effect. In trying to shut down Rapid Releaf CBD, the Pharma industry ended up raising even more public awareness for the pain relief and healing power of CBD.
Eventually, Hollywood celebrities started trying Rapid Releaf CBD for their ailments, and once they saw how well it worked, they started spreading the word to millions of fans.
Now back to Richardson's pitch to the Sharks.
When the investors reviewed Rapid Releaf CBD sales numbers, clinical trial results and celebrity endorsements, they were absolutely floored.
All 5 Sharks jumped on the opportunity to invest in Rapid Releaf CBD with confidence, calling it the...
Yet here at Fox Health, we needed more proof Rapid Releaf CBD is really the miracle cure it claims to be.
Just because 5 of the wealthiest business people in the USA endorse the product, does not mean it's a holy grail. So we decided to try it for ourselves. And boy we're glad we did.
Last month, our senior editor Taylor Wellington volunteered for our experiment. Taylor was chosen because of her history with Rheumatoid Arthritis, a painful autoimmune condition doctors don't yet have a complete cure for.
Below is her story...
"My name is Taylor and I'm a 49 year old mother of three from Alabama. I have a history of anxiety attacks and chronic arthritis, which has prevented me from living a normal life. On top of that, I accidentally slipped on our family vacation a few years ago and have been experiencing chronic back pain ever since.
Since my diagnosis, I tried various exercises for my back pain. I spent hours everyday meditating to help with my anxiety attacks. I was even given a high dose of Vicodin to help manage my pain, but they made me nauseous, foggy headed and always craving for more.
I tried natural supplements but none of them worked. I tried various therapies like massages, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture yet those didn't help either. At one point, I was even considering a $5,000 surgery! But I read about horrible side effects from others online. Plus, I couldn't afford to dig myself deeper into financial debt. So I decided to keep searching.
One day, while watching an episode of The Doctors, I heard Dr. Travis Stork talk about a natural solution to pain management and inflammation that's even more effective than prescription meds. Of course, the solution was CBD and the brand he recommended was Rapid Releaf CBD.
At first, I was hesitant because I didn't want to get "high" but through more research, I discovered CBD has no psychoactive effects, so I can function as normal. So I decided to place an order and give it a shot.
Within a few weeks, my pain completely disappeared and my normal panic attacks began to subside. I was amazed! Most of all, my back pain was much better and I was even able to take my 3 year old son in my arms for a walk for the first time in years! I not only saved thousands of dollars, but also the hassle of doctor visits and therapy sessions thanks to Rapid Releaf CBD.
Rapid Releaf CBD is absolutely safe and legal in all 50 states. You can skip the long wait for doctors appointments and the frightfully expensive bills by using Rapid Releaf CBD instead.
Finally a Cannabidiol Supplement that is medically validated and absolutely legal!
As a patient of intermittent depression, anxiety and panic is the hard reality. When all medication failed, I was prescribed a Cannabidiol Treatment. I discovered Rapid Releaf CBD and after reading its benefits and the fact that it was legal across the states, I was sure that this was the right supplement. The results have been amazing, reduced the arthritis and chronic pain in my wrists allowing me to perform better at my work.
Erica, P., South Carolina
Works wonders to reduce stress and anxiety during pressure situations.
Being a Wall Street Broker, stress and anxiety are a way of life, often having a very negative impact on the overall quality of life. Rapid Releaf CBD was recommended to me by a fellow trader and since then things have been so much better. Even during the most intense of trades and in-between serious number crunching, I am manage to remain calm and in-turn take better decisions!
Wayne F., New York
By far the most powerful Cannabidiol Supplement in the market today!
Cannabis used to always spell "High" to me and hence I avoided using the products in the market for reducing anxiety and stress. When someone recommended Rapid Releaf CBD, I gave them a try and was amazed to experience a relief from my knee arthritis and less anxiety without the feeling of being high. Its anti-oxidant supports helps me stay focused.
Gianni L., Los Angeles