It was Chase Rief’s choice to stop using pharmaceuticals after prescription drugs left him in a wheelchair as a teenager.
Since he started using CBD oils seven years ago, Rief, now 21, has not only led a full and active life, but he hasn’t had a single seizure.
He had brain surgery in June 2020, but relied solely on CBD oils to help him recover.
Now her parents want other people and families to have the same opportunity, but with less hassle.
Rief was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14, two years after being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. The doctors treated the alleged ADD with a high dose of the drug, which then required more drugs to counter the side effects of the ADD drug. He started having audio and visual hallucinations, “memory blasts” and severe nosebleeds and migraines, all conditions brought on by the prescriptions, his parents, Ken and Tammy Rief, said.
On their own, they developed a concoction of CBD oils to restore health to their son.
It is now their mission to help others in similar situations.
“It’s all about helping people,” said Tammy Rief. “We want to help other parents and individuals in general with anything that bothers them. It is total well-being.
The couple opened their store, Chase’s Choice, located at 200 Water Street in early November.
They offer concentrated herbal tinctures or extracts, topicals, edibles, concentrates, pet products and more. Chases’ Choice is also an exclusive distributor of Maggie’s Candy Kitchen, offering premium chocolate with hemp hearts.
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Ken Rief works in product development alongside biochemists at Resinosa SARL, a CBD company located in Silver Cliff. Resinosa has been in business in the CBD industry for over six years and has a commercial cleanroom that is registered with the Food and Drug Administration, is certified to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) standards, and has been specially equipped for processing. hemp and the manufacture of health and wellness products such as foods, dietary supplements and topicals. The company was recently acquired by CBD Global Sciences, Inc.
“We can see what most of our customers are dealing with and we’re developing products that will work for other things,” he said.
They developed special gummy candies to help her 12-year-old grandson who suffers from autism and DiGeorge syndrome.
“It got to the point where it fluctuated with his needs, it would make him tired,” said Ken Rief. “We released a full spectrum candy, 25 milligrams of CBD with a very small amount of THC and they work wonders for him.”
The Riefs often consult doctors and neurologists when developing and dosing their products.
“These are all medical and medicinal stuff for us,” said Ken Rief. “We’re not here to make a million dollars or anything – we want products – just like when we had to research products for Chase – there was no product there. It was trial and error.
He said they’ve been on the “trial and error” side of conditions for a long time, and now they are confident that what they have will help people.
“It’s really expanded to the point where we can be more consistent with our products,” said Ken Rief. “A lot of people used to make this product for their kids in their kitchens, just like us, but now every serving is exactly the same. There is no inconsistency. “
Chase’s Choice had a smooth opening in early November, but a grand opening is slated for spring.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
For more information, visit Chase’s Choice on Facebook or https://chaseschoice.org/. The business phone number is 719-275-4201.
Chase’s Choice Veteran Support
- Chase’s Choice hosts PTSD Peer Support Groups at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
- A food distribution for veterans is organized jointly with The Ark Child Care Center, Care and Share and My Neighbor’s Cupboard at Chase’s Choice, 200 Water Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment .
For more information or to make an appointment, call 719-275-4201.