I have been some kind of athlete my whole life but became serious in college when I was a ski racer. In 2006, knowing that I had become desk bound,  too heavy and unhappy I took up triathlon. By 2010 I was fit as I had ever been after racing in ten triathlons, but got plantar fasciitis which sidelined me.  I continued competing internationally in ski racing as an adult until 2011 when I had my first ever sports injury, blowing out my right knee. This was the precursor to a spiral of bad luck for the following seven years.

Five years ago, I was hit by another car and hurt badly while driving my daughter to cheer practice. Eighteen months later I was hit again from behind in stopped traffic.

Over 200 visits to doctors, orthopedist specialists, chiropractors, massages plus cat scans, dry needling, stem cells all ensued. Mentally, I was wrecked, fired from my job, unable to move much, exercise became an impossibility.

Painfully I knew I was going to gain weight and lose fitness. The excruciating part was that I had to cross off one by one all the activities I loved at the time:

-Mountain biking every Sunday

-Road biking

- weekly 90 minute ass-kicking hot yoga classes

-weight lifting

-Skiing, my passion since the age of 5

-24 hour auto racing

I could not sit comfortably on my couch at home, certain cars were unbearable to drive in, even sleeping was painful. Using CBD gummies or softgels daily with a CBD pain cream made things better by decreasing the suffering.

Five years later, I am finally awesome, feeling like a whole human being again!  I started a regimen of THCV daily plus I followed my wife onto a nutrition plan that enabled me to lose 18 pounds over the last year while simultaneously relaunching my athletic endeavors. For better or worse, mostly a positive, I bought an Apple watch in July and have used that to track my activities and calorie needs. Mentally this pushes me to be cognizant of my daily activity levels.

Since June of 2022 I have averaged around five miles a day of walking, plus I have a new gym membership that compliments my home workouts with the peloton app. Proud to say I even have achieved several two-workout days! My attitude now is that I'm not going to let anything stop me, even with the challenge of running my business and international travel that has resumed since we are out of the Covid drama now.  I pack comfortable shoes and gym gear and I have worked out hard recently while traveling around Latin America for business. I'll walk five to ten miles on the beach, or touring cities (still can't run well because of my back) do bodyweight exercises, swim  and I'll lift at hotel gyms.

I still deal with intermittent issues, like back or neck pain and recently sold my sailboat which was too physically demanding for me; so I'll pivot like I've done in the past and get a motor boat which will be easier on me. All in all, I am grateful to be as fit as I am in my fifties and plan to carry on this fitness as long as possible.



About Full Spectrum THCV + CBD Softgels

Product Description:

THCV naturally supports appetite control and metabolism to help your healthy body weight goals. Our 60 mg full spectrum THCV softgels contain a potent array of cannabinoids with highly effective levels of CBD, CBDV, CBG, and THCV in balance with raw terpenoids, flavonoids, and other synergistic elements of the plant. Each softgel contains approximately 5.5 mg of THCV, 2.5 mg CBG, 6.5 mg CBDV, 50 mg CBD. These softgels are a rich source of essential fatty acids, including Omega-3, Omega-6, GLA and SDA. Our gels provide extended relief in a simple and convenient dosing format. Available in 30 count and 14 count bottles.

More about THCV:

THCV, short for tetrahydrocannabivarin (aka the “skinny cannabinoid”), is a rare cannabinoid, which means that it naturally exists in extremely small quantities in cannabis and hemp plants.  While THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is known for inducing the munchies, scientists are finding that THCV does the opposite. 

It is known to produce a more motivated, alert and energizing feeling of euphoria. For this reason, it is often recommended for daytime or any time when functionality is important.

Maven THCV softgels contain 5mg THCV as well as 50mg of CBD and 60mg total cannabinoids.


In a 90-day, 125-person independent, third party human clinical trial, subjects were told they were taking part in a weight loss trial but were told they didn’t have to exercise and could eat whatever they want.


  • 100 out of 100 subjects lost weight (average of 10 pounds) without diet or exercise. 
  • Experienced a 61% reduction of hunger, 39% reduction of appetite, and 40% less frequent cravings
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