Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin Tincture Used in Two Research Studies with Amazing Results

Twice this year Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture has been used in research studies.  The tests revealed interesting and amazing results.  In February, a qEEG (brainwave test) was conducted.  The test recorded a patient’s brainwaves before and after the use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD.  A second research project was conducted over spring term at Indian River College in Florida.  This project took HeLa cancer cells and applied different strengths of Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD to the cancer cell samples.  Both tests had positive results.  A brief explanation and summary of each test follow.

February 2019 – qEEG Test Conducted Using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD

An EEG or Electroencephalography measures the electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp, which reflects the brainwaves.  A qEEG or Quantitative Electroencephalogram goes further, measuring and analyzing electrical activity, creating a brain map of the activity, or a topical snapshot of brain patterns.  There are many studies published in the US National Library of Medicine suggesting that these maps can help aid in evaluating several medical conditions.

How is the test done?

An electro cap, containing small electrodes is placed on the head to measure the electrical patterns while the patient sits quietly with eyes open or closed.  For this particular test data was captured before the use of the product and after taking the Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin complex.  Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma waves were measured both before and after the use of the product.

How do brainwaves appear on a Brain Map?  As color-coded Z-scores! 

Using the Quantitative EEG or qEEG test, it is possible to measure neural patterns to see how the brain is functioning.  Results from a qEEG are presented as Z-scores.  These scores represent the difference in wave frequency using before and after snapshots.  The Z-scores are color-coded to show increased or decreased activity.  For instance, a score of 0 represents the norm and is color-coded green, red indicates excessive activity, orange, and yellow lessor activity, and blue shows decreased activity.  Below is one of the images taken from the results.

Brain Wave picture

The qEEG comparison report and video provide amazing results! 

The report in the video shows a significant change in brainwave activity and lowered z-scores after using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture.  Z-scores are indicators of activity, with zero being the norm or “mean,” the higher the z-score, the more noteworthy the health condition.  A lower or zero score is optimal.  Several conditions can be measured with this test, including but not limited to migraines, ADHD, Dyslexia, anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, impaired memory, and more.

The following video provides a 15-minute summary provided by the lab, explaining the process, measurements, and remarkable results.

June 2019 – HeLa Cancer Cell Report / Research using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin

This research performed by a team of students at Indian River State College is incredibly amazing.  The student’s hypothesis: “Application of CBD/Curcumin would inhibit the growth of HeLa cell culture because of CBD’s anti-proliferative effects on cancer types, and curcumin’s tumorigenesis pathway suppression.”

They followed the HeLa cell protocol before treatment, sterilized Murphy’s CBD/Curcumin complex and stored until needed for application, and then began treating each row [pictured below] with different concentrations of the sterilized complex.

You’ll see in the picture several columns, each well contained roughly 2 ml of HeLa cell culture, mixed with bovine serum for enrichment.  They filter-sterilized the Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/curcumin complex used before treatment.  The first column was the control sample, the second column was treated with 5 ul of the CBD/Curcumin complex, the third with 10 ul of the complex, and the fourth with 20 ul of the complex.  ul stands for microliter.

For clarification, according to the John Hopkins Medicine website, HeLa cells are:

Among the important scientific discoveries of the last century was the first immortal human cell line known as “HeLa”  — a remarkably durable and prolific line of cells obtained during the treatment of Henrietta’s cancer by Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. George Gey in 1951.

Although these were the first cells that could be easily shared and multiplied in a lab setting, Johns Hopkins has never sold or profited from the discovery or distribution of HeLa cells and does not own the rights to the HeLa cell line. Rather, Johns Hopkins offered HeLa cells freely and widely for scientific research. (1)

A little more detail about these “immortal cells.”  This is the oldest and most commonly used human cell line.  The line was derived from cervical cancer cells taken on February 8, 1951, from Henrietta Lacks, a patient who died of cancer on October 4, 1951. (2)

You’ll notice in the following images that the results showed visibly less HeLa cell growth and inhibition with the 20 ul concentration.  There was not much of a difference between the 5 ul and the 10 ul dosages.  The images below provide more detail, much more clear, and appear in the order of “control,” then from lower to higher CBD/Curcumin concentrations applied.

The first image – control:

The second & third:  you can see a bit of the tincture spots:

And in the last photo: you can see the difference in cell count:

Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin inhibited cell growth in the HeLa cancer cells.  The 20 ul dilution wells had visibly less cell growth in comparison to control, 5 ul and 10 ul wells.  The students assumed that the CBD/Curcumin may have silenced the Id-2 and Id-1 gene, which slows cancer development or inhibits the epidermal growth factor.

An interesting side-note, another group of students in the same class used CBD oil, but they had a hard time because it wasn’t water-soluble, [like Murphy’s Natural Hemp].  They eventually had similar results, but according to my source, they had to use a ridiculously high concentration of the oil!  So the Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin is much more efficient and effective.

Based on both tests, continuous research using CBD for medicinal purposes should be considered.  Before using CBD with any other medications you may be taking, consult your physician.  For more information regarding this research, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
by Colleen Morgan
(1) https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/henriettalacks/importance-of-hela-cells.html; (2)  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19722756

Interview with Perry Moore ~ Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sales Team Member

Number two of our three-part interview series with the Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sales Team.  Say hello to Perry Moore.  Perry joined Murphy’s Natural Hemp in late 2018 after the company was formed.  He was called upon to lead the sales team, which freed up CEO Michael Shepard to attend to the company’s day-to-day operations.

Married, with two grown children, Perry lives in Murphy, North Carolina with his wife Joyce.  Along with representing Murphy’s Natural Solutions and Hemp products, Perry is an insurance agent, is active in the church, and enjoys working with the youth group.  In his free time, he enjoys hunting, golf, fishing and spending time with his family.  Oh, and he’s a huge, life-long Alabama RTR fan.  Interviewing Perry, it became obvious to me that he takes great pride in working with Murphy’s Natural Hemp, representing their quality products.

Me:  Welcome Perry, thanks for taking the time out of your busy week to do this interview with me.  I’m curious about what drives people to represent products in this particular industry.  What inspired you to become a sales team member with Murphy’s Natural Hemp?

Perry:  The idea of helping people feel better appealed to me.  I had used these products myself and knew that they worked.  Why not share my experience and the product with others?

Me:  So, you have first-hand experience with the products.  Great! That’s a good testimonial.  With all the CBD products on the market, what do you feel makes Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD unique?  What sets this company apart from the others?

Perry:  The water-solubility of the products, and the additional ingredient, Curcumin, is what sets our products apart from the rest, as well as knowing that the manufacturer is dedicated to producing the highest quality product on the market.

Me:  Not everyone knows what CBD is, or what water-soluble means when you are working with customers, how have you gone about educating them with regard to CBD, and its health benefits?  I imagine that’s part of your role as a representative for Murphy’s Natural Hemp, providing education and good information.

Perry: Research… with all the information we have at our fingertips, folks will read up on the products before using them.  Most everyone has heard of CBD oil.  I take it a step further, explaining how Murphy’s Natural Solution products are far superior to oil-based products because of their bioavailability to the body.  And, you get more for your money.  Because these products are highly bioavailable, less is required to get the desired results.  With an oil-based product, because it is not easily absorbed, the dosages required to get the same effects are higher, so in the end, you spend more.

Me:  That makes perfect sense!  Obviously, the water-based product is the better choice.  Who wants to spend more money?  With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp products have increased exponentially.  Tell me about some of the challenges you face in representing Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD products in an exploding market?

Perry:  With all the products on the market, it can be a challenge to stand out.  We keep moving forward with confidence because we know inferior products will not weather the storm.  Regulation is coming, and it will weed out the bad products… because of our quality and commitment, Murphy’s Natural Hemp will still be here.

Me:  What makes the customer come back again and again?  What do you yourself strive toward with regard to customer service?

Perry:  We make ourselves available!   Being there to answer questions customers may have, either by email or picking up the phone, is key to our success.  We work hard to be sure our customers know that we will be there for them when they need us.

Me:  Excellent approach, providing that kind of security and building trust.  So, what about feedback?  Have you received good reports from your customers about the products?

Perry:  Feedback from our customers has been very good.  We have all types of folks managing a variety of health challenges… Fibromyalgia, anxiety, restless legs, muscle pain, and the like.  All have reported success using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD products.

Me:  Perry, what’s next? What do you see in the future for CBD products?  Being at the forefront, what trends do you see shaping up?

Perry:  Our quality and the effectiveness of the products we carry will continue to move us into the future.  I see CBD becoming more and more mainstream in the coming days, months and years.  Murphy’s Natural Solutions, with its high-quality products, is a company that will be here to see that future unfold.

Me:  Thanks again for being with me today Perry, is there anything else you’d like to share with me today before I let you go?

Perry:  Yes.  I would like to encourage people to try our products, see the benefits, feel better, and very possibly enrich their lives in the process.

Water Soluble CBD

Perry talked with me about water-soluble CBD.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are truly water-soluble, and not based on nanotechnology like other CBD products on the market, who also advertise as “water-soluble.”  The nanotechnology they use only grinds the ingredients down to microparticles, which can still ride through, and out of the body.  The process they’ve developed creates a product that is not only truly water-soluble but significantly increases the bioavailability of the product to the body’s system.

Be sure to check the ingredients, and integrity of the company you’re buying CBD products from.  Education is very important in understanding not only the benefits of CBD but also in understanding the different qualities of CBD, along with whatever other ingredients you may be buying when purchasing a CBD combination product.  Unfortunately, what might be advertised on a product label, may not be the true contents.

VIDEO:  Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Based CBD vs Oil-Based CBD

Oil and water don’t mix.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp is an all-natural water-soluble source of CBD plus Ayurvedic herbs that have more bioavailability to the body than other hemp oil products on the market.  But don’t just take our word for it… see for yourself!  Obviously, Murphy’s Natural Hemp is the “clear” choice.

At Murрhу’ѕ Nаturаl Hemp соmраnу, the ѕсіеntіfіс lab рrосеѕѕеѕ that led tо our 100% wаtеr soluble CBD рrоduсtѕ has provided nаturаl options, with lіttlе tо no аdvеrѕе ѕіdе effects, аnd hіghеr bіоаvаіlаbіlіtу еffесtѕ on thе bоdу’s ѕуѕtеm.  Onе of thе major challenges іn drug аdmіnіѕtrаtіоn іѕ effective аnd еffісіеnt delivery throughout the system.  With our рure 100% water-ѕоlublе CBD рrоduсt, this challenge has bееn reѕоlvеd.  Yоu receive full CBD mоlесulаr nutrіеntѕ with еvеrу drop оf our wаtеr-soluble product.  A wаtеr soluble сurсumіn blеnd іѕ also аddеd to the CBD tincture tо furthеr improve thе еffесtіvеnеѕѕ and bioavailability on thе body’s gаѕtrоіntеѕtіnаl ѕуѕtеm.

Murphy’s Nаturаl Hеmр water ѕоlublе CBD products are of thе finest quality and are continually tеѕted to be sure they meet our hіgh standards.  Our CBD ѕubѕtаnсеѕ аrе sourced in thе USA – home of pharmaceutical grаdе CBD рrоduсt standards.

To reach Perry, for more information about the products, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp and Solutions products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

by Colleen Morgan
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Interview with Justin Chumley ~ Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sales Team Member

Over the next week, I’ll be sharing interviews I’ve been able to snag with each member of the Murphy’s Natural Hemp sales team.  These are some incredibly busy individuals!  Today,  Justin Chumley’s in the hot seat.  Justin’s from Eastern North Carolina and has been with Murphy’s Natural Hemp since November, 2018.  He’s known and worked with Michael Shepard, CEO of the company, for upwards of 15 years.  If he has quiet time, which is rare given the booming CBD industry, you’ll find Justin off trout fishing with Diesel his trusty sidekick (pictured), or hanging with family.

Me:  Justin, thanks for agreeing to be in the hot seat today.  What inspired you to become a sales team member with Murphy’s Natural Hemp?

Justin:  I’ve enjoyed the sales industry my entire life, and was excited for the opportunity to sell a product that would enrich consumers’ lives.  Also, it’s not every day you get to work with your best friend.  (Michael Shepard CEO).

Me:  And what do you feel makes Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD products unique?  What sets this company apart from the others?

Justin:  Murphy’s Natural Hemp is unique because it’s water-soluble and more bioavailable than other products on the market… and just as important is the additional ingredient in our products.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD also contains Curcumin, which enhances the benefits of the CBD.

Me:  Justin, what are some of the challenges in representing these products in an exploding industry? 

Justin:  There are a lot of products in the market that take shortcuts. For example, many products claim they are water-soluble, but they are actually made with nano technology.  

Me:  For us lay-people, how is Murphy’s Natural Hemp different from the nano technology companies?

Justin:  There’s no nano complex in our solution.  Nano-complexes disperse tiny clusters of CBD molecules in an insoluble mixture.  Use oil and water as an example… there’s no bioavailability to the body’s system.  Eventually, all these nano products separate just like oil and water.  Our products are made with 100% purified water, no oils, and that’s what makes our products stand out among the rest.  99% of our product is absorbed by the body, compared to the leading oil-based products, which have only shown a 10% absorption rate.

ME:  Impressive!  Tell me about working with the customers.  What goals do you strive toward with regard to customer service?

Justin:  I strive to always be a resource for those curious about the benefits of our products.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp always has an open line of communication with our customers.  We’re ready and available to answer questions and provide up-to-date, accurate information about our products.  We pride ourselves on being a company with integrity and people you can trust.

ME:  And so far, what feedback have you received from your customers about the products?

Justin:  Recently, I had a customer contact me to report that our products helped alleviate her anxiety, and more than her previous prescription medication had.  She was thrilled to no longer have to rely on prescription medication in her daily life.

Me:  That’s right in line with some of the other reviews I’ve read regarding Murphy’s Natural Hemp products.  Good stuff!  What excites you most about the future of CBD products?  Being at the forefront and out working with the public, what kind of trends do you see taking shape?

Justin:  I am excited to see how the science behind CBD will shape future CBD products to become more inclusive of different needs.  CBD products are becoming widely available in big retail stores.  My wife was just talking about how she’s begun receiving marketing emails from beauty retailers for CBD beauty products.

ME:  Thanks Justin.  This wraps up my questions.  Is there anything else you’d like to share with me today?

Justin:  No, business is calling – gotta go!

To reach Justin, for more information about the products, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp and Solutions products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

by Colleen Morgan
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

CBD – Did you know that…

CBD cocktail by Justin Aikin

CBD is showing up everywhere!  There are CBD oils and creams, CBD infused foods, and now you can have it added to your favorite smoothie, coffee, or yes, your cocktail!  Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is a type of cannabinoid that is found in the Hemp plant.  It does not have any psychoactive effects, so does not get the user “high.”  The cannabinoid has become increasingly popular over the last several years for treating patients with a range of medical conditions.  There’s a flood of information available about CBD and its benefits, but did you know that…

  • The medicinal properties of the cannabis plant have been known and respected for thousands of years, and not just for its flowers and stems.  The root was also used. (1)  A 2017 study speaks of the Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, “who wrote in his Natural Histories that ‘a decoction of the root in water relaxes contractions of the joints and cures gout and similar maladies.’ Throughout history, the hemp plant’s root has been recommended as a natural remedy for treating inflammation, joint pain, and gastrointestinal problems. (2)
  • CBD changes brainwaves.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp teamed with an FDA approved lab to run a case-study using the qEEG test in order to measure the effects our CBD/Curcumin product has on the brain.  During this particular case study, there appeared a consistent drop in wave Z-scores across all areas of the brain, especially in Delta, and Theta waves.  A reduction in Z-score is an indicator of a reduction in the symptoms associated with the particular brain wave.  The report shows a significant change in brainwave activity and lowered z-scores after using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture.  Z-scores are indicators of activity, with zero being the norm or “mean,” the higher the z-score, the more noteworthy the health condition.  A lower or zero score is optimal.  There are a number of conditions that can be measured with this test, including but not limited to migraines, ADHD, Dyslexia, anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, impaired memory, and more.
  • CBD appears to work with the body’s own natural pain management system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that creates natural anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects.  The body’s ECS is made up of three components: cannabinoid receptors (the things that receive chemical signals outside the cell), endocannabinoids (small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors), and metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used.  “All vertebrate animals [naturally] express at least two cannabinoid receptors.  The CB1 receptor principally functions in the nervous system but is expressed in many cells throughout the body.  CB2 receptors are primarily associated with cells governing immune function.”(3)  Researchers believe that CBD compounds may positively interact with these receptors.  Individuals living with Fibromyalgia may find CBD to be helpful in managing symptoms.
  • Industrial Hemp CBD oil is legal.  With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp has exploded in growth, production, and consumer use.  The farm bill did several things.  It provided subsidies for American farmers, reinforced locally grown foods, expanded trade opportunities, kept SNAP in place, and legalized the production of the hemp plant.  However, the natural chemical compound that comes from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant that is used in products and sold on the market must contain less than 0.3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the euphorigenic component of cannabis.  Be an informed consumer!
  • Your pet has the same endocannabinoid system you do.  CBD may be helpful for managing your pet’s anxiety during times of stress, or when they are suffering from pain and inflammation due to arthritis. (4)
  • The contents listed on the label of your CBD product may not be accurate!  Over 2015 through 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out warning letters to several companies that market products containing CBD.  The FDA tested the chemical content of the CBD compounds in some of these products and found that many were mislabeled.  They, in fact, did not contain the amount of CBD printed on the labels.  Additionally, they’ve recently sent out more letters, and according to their April 2, 2019 press release have scheduled, “a public hearing on May 31, as well as a broader opportunity for written public comment, for stakeholders to share their experiences and challenges with these products, including information and views related to product safety.” (5)  Choose a CBD company you can trust!
  • Water-soluble means the product is highly capable of dissolving in water.  It also means better absorption in the body!  Oil and water don’t mix.  One of the main challenges with CBD is guaranteeing the bioavailability of the active ingredients, especially when they have limited gastrointestinal permeability.  To improve aqueous solubility, and thus the therapeutic effectiveness of these compounds, Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are designed using pharmaceutical technologies to increase bioavailability.  See for yourself!

Where can you purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD Products? 

For more information, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5628559/; (2) https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Pliny(the+Elder)+.++The+natural+history+of+Pliny,+Volume+4;(3) British Journal of Pharmacology report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4301686; (4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6065210/; (5)https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm635048.htm

Interview with Michael Shepard: CEO of Murphy’s Natural Hemp

Final Pic of Michael

This week I was able to pull CEO Michael Shepard out of the whirlwind of business and hometown activities he’s involved in to have a chat about Murphy’s Natural Hemp.  He’s the genuine, hometown kinda guy you sometimes read about, committed to family and community, and to lead his businesses with integrity.  Check it out.

Interview with Michael: 

Me:  Thanks for finding the time to answer my questions Michael.  Can you tell me about your company in a nutshell?

Michael:  Sure, we’re just everyday folks in a small town.  We aren’t any different from anyone else.  Originally, we wanted to have products that we needed, that our families needed, and through that process we became aware that we could also be a resource for others.  We realized that others might benefit from using the same products, and there it was… Murphy’s Natural Solutions.  Murphy’s Natural Solutions, DBA Murphy’s Natural Hemp, offers CBD products through our distribution network at competitive price points.

MeSo, it started with family, and became a business.  Nice!  What’s the mission now? 

Michael:  Of course, our mission is to be successful, but we hold to three things in order to achieve that success, trust, consistency and loyalty.  We believe that giving the customers the ability to place their trust in our business is critical for its ultimate success.  And we build that trust by not over-committing, honoring agreements we have with each individual customer, and being a reliable source for CBD products.  If any type of miscommunication or error occurs, you can be sure we’ll be on top of it, acknowledge any mistake and correct it. 

Also, it’s important for a business to be consistent.  We’re committed to the consistency of our products so quality is measured, and we have high-standard testing practices in place.  We offer the highest quality all-natural water-soluble products, quality customer service, reliability, and fair market pricing each and every time… And our success is not measured by how large our exposure is, but by how can we help our customers succeed, or make a difference in customer’s lives through our products.

Me:  I’ve seen the testimonials and customer feedback so it’s obvious you’re having great success in building partnerships.  How long have you been working on Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, and when did you bring the products to market?

Michael:  Although Murphy’s Natural Hemp is fairly new to the market, the development of just the right combination of ingredients, along with the process of creating truly water-soluble products took quite some time.  It was a real challenge.  The lab used a number of processes before finding just the right way to create a legitimate water-soluble solution.  We are proud to be part of PXL Laboratories.

Me As I’m sure you’re well aware, there’s been a huge boom in production of CBD products.  It seems like everyone is jumping into the CBD industry.  What makes Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD different from other products on the market?  Especially those products that also say they are water-soluble or water-based? 

Michael:  Our products are a truly water-soluble, and not based on nano technology like our competitors, who also advertise as “water-soluble.”   The nano technology they use only grinds the ingredients down to micro particles, which can still ride through, and out of the body.  The process we’ve developed creates a product that is not only truly water-soluble, but significantly increases the bioavailability of the product to the body’s system.

MeMichael, what about the skeptics?  There are still people out there who doubt CBD’s effectiveness as far as having natural remedy health benefits, what would you say to those people? 

MichaelEducation is very important in understanding not only the benefits of CBD, but also the different qualities of CBD, along with whatever other ingredients you may be buying when purchasing a CBD combination product.  Unfortunately, what might be advertised on a product label, may not be the true contents.  In fact, the Food and Drug Administration sent out letters to a number of companies over 2015 through 2017, stating on their website that… 

“Over the past several years, FDA has issued several warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD).  As part of these actions, FDA has tested the chemical content of cannabinoid compounds in some of the products, and many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain…” (1)  Also, the Journal of the American Medical Association found only 31% of online purchased CBD was accurately labeled. (2) 

I don’t know if there’s a great way to address the skepticism surrounding CBD, other than to be forthright about our products.  Heck fire, we don’t have all the answers for sure, but it’s our responsibility to be as open, plus as honest about our products as possible, without giving up the “secret sauce,” so to speak.  That’s why we have you Colleen, to educate our current, and potential partners or end users using research and factual blogs, which you yourself have put hours into.  This is exactly how you begin to address the skeptics, by providing evidence. 

Me:  Thanks Michael for the kudos!  I’m curious, how did you become a business owner?  Have you always been a kind-of entrepreneur?  What’s your driving force that keeps you going? 

Michael:  By definition, I’ve not always been an entrepreneur, however, I would say I’ve always been a risk taker.  I was a somewhat average kid, maybe a little more challenging teen than most… I’m sure my parents would say so.  As a senior in high school, I had no direction I was really leaning toward, except that I always wanted to serve my country in the military and become a fighter pilot.  I never did become a pilot, but I did join the Marine Corps, and had the honor to serve with the best of the best.  Some might differ with my opinion, regardless, I am forever in debt to those I served with, they were an integral part of my success today.  

After serving in the Marines, I took what I consider to be my first “business” risk by entering into commission only sales.  I definitely won’t be writing the next how-to book for sales, but I found it satisfying to be part of a process that changed people’s lives in a positive way.  I have been very blessed to have become an “entrepreneur,” although I don’t really care for that word in describing myself. 

MeWhy this business in particular?

Michael:  I like being in a position where there is a possibility to make a difference in someone’s life.  In the end, we can’t take anything with us, but if we can make just one positive difference in someone’s life, I believe we have achieved success, which should be the ultimate goal for any entrepreneur. 

By the way, has anyone ever told you that you ask a lot of questions?  I’m just a simple person… Today I worked in sweat pants, and at least a 10-year-old shirt that still had paint on it from years back when I pretended I knew how to put paint on a wall.  Summer is coming, and you’ll most likely find me wearing shorts and Crocs or sandals, regardless of where I’m at or what I’m doing.  

Me:  Hahaha… that’s my job, to write about your products and share who you are with everyone else!  Just a couple more questions.  What types of challenges have you faced in building this company and how did you meet those challenges? 

Michael:  Every day is a challenge, every hour there is a challenge!!  It’s a challenge to answer your questions! (humor) I don’t believe anyone ever truly builds a company.  I like to think I have a unique streak of pure luck rather than an ability.  Most likely, God feels bad for falling asleep while I was created, so he put the right people around me to build a company.  I am definitely not the company, nor any other company I own… and by no means did I build them alone.  The people I have the great opportunity to work with are the company.  They are the ones that faced the daily challenges while building the company.  You know you are surrounded by great people when others don’t truly know who owns the company.  I could just call to make sure the phone rings instead of going in, and know the customers are well taken care of.  

Me:  Wow, that’s quite a testimonial to your team!  So, what now?  What’s ahead for Murphy’s Natural Hemp?  Any new products on the horizon? 

Michael:  As long as we can develop or team with others, like our lab, who have developed products that make a positive difference in someone’s life, we will always have products on the horizon. 

Me:  Fantastic, thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.  I look forward to what new products you’ll have to offer in the future. 

To reach Michael, for more information about the business, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp and Solutions products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

by Colleen Morgan
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
(1) https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm484109.htm; (2) https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2661569