What drove Alex to create Alni CBD Bodycare?Alex was valiant to share her powerful story with me about what brought her into the CBD industry as a CEO of a successful uprising business. Growing up, Alex persevered through an abusive childhood, which led to her taking antidepressants for treatment. She suffered from chronic pelvic pain for over nine years since she was 19-years-old.
“I wanted to create a more affordable option with organic ingredients.”While dealing with these medical issues, Alex also was a victim of sexual assault at this age, with the trauma of the incident being so critical, that she required emergency surgery and a blood transfusion. The trauma led to her development of Endometriosis, which is “when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body”. After her confirming her diagnosis in 2016, Alex needed surgery for her condition and was put on anti-anxiety medications as she also had PTSD and Anxiety from her assault. She ended up experiencing suicidal ideation from taking Valium and suffered multiple seizures while weaning off the medication. She decided to stop pharmaceuticals and switch to cannabis and CBD to help curve her symptoms. At the time of this, she was working her way through graduate school to become a Spanish professor and unfortunately had to take a leave of absence, and began to work in the cannabis industry in Colorado. Beginning in infused edibles production, she worked her way into becoming a medical dispensary store supervisor, while still withstanding her ongoing physical and mental pain.