Hello, my name is Michael Sassone and I am a merchant mariner, a husband, and proud father. For those who do not know what the merchant marine is - if you've seen the movie Captain Philips, I do exactly that. I navigate ships all over the world transporting cargo from port to port for months at a time.
As a professional mariner I must abide by strict drug testing regulations which means I have to be incredibly careful about what CBD products I use.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel and did not want to turn to prescription remedies or surgery as both would cause issues with my career. I am not a fan of over the counter medicines because I do not believe the FDA does a great job protecting us. They allow too many additives that in my opinion do not belong in or on our bodies.
So, I began to look for natural alternatives to alleviate the pain from my carpal tunnel and decided I wanted to give CBD a shot.
Unfortunately, the CBD found in stores contains all kinds of unnecessary ingredients and fillers that I did not feel comfortable exposing myself to. Another issue I was finding was that a lot of the products were not truly THC free. This experience was getting incredibly frustrating so being the problem solver I am, I took things to the next level.
A friend of mine owned a vape shop and was selling CBD so I asked him about it. He claimed the CBD isolates he was incorporating into his vape juices were 100% THC free with lab results. I took a look at the results and wanted some further clarification so we called the manufacturer. After multiple lengthy phone calls and putting them through the ringer I decided to give it a shot and make my own CBD salve - it was a risk I was willing to take.
I started with the basics and bought some bees wax, essential oils, and the CBD isolates from my friend. I borrowed his magnetic mixer, put the ingredients together and formulated my first product. Ecstatic that I created my own CBD salve for a fraction of the cost and a million times more pure - I tried it.
Within a few days my pain was gone and my arms were no longer going numb. I was able to sleep comfortably and return to the normal things I loved to do. Lifting weights, fishing, surfing, etc were enjoyable again. If you have carpal tunnel you know what I’m talking about. I began to give the concoction out to family and friends and as people tried I got more and more feedback.
Fast forward a year and a half and here we are. I incorporated the Captain’s Private Stash Inc to spread the wealth. I made it my mission to create the purest, cleanest, THC free CBD products nature has to offer at a competitive prices to others on the market.
Mainstream products are filled with unnecessary ingredients that we usually don't question in our day to day lives. We take it for what it is and if the label says "natural" we take their word for it.
Upon questioning more and more of the ingredients that are in products, literally standing at the grocery store Googling individual ingredients on my smart phone - I began to find there is so much lab made crap in everyday products it's no wonder our society is riddled with crazy diseases.
The FDA regulates things but they have this thing they call "Generally Recognized As Safe" and this allows certain things of certain concentrations to be permissible in products.
The problem is when you expose yourself to these GRAS ingredients over time, let's say 20 years if you are loyal to your shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste etc, those ingredients build up in our bodies (enter micro-dosing).
Fast forward to our 40's, 50s, and 60's our bodies can't handle the exposure any longer and we begin to break down from the inside out.
The Captain's Private Stash Inc. promises to use only the purest, natural and organic ingredients in our products keeping the health and wellbeing of our customers at the forefront of our minds. If it isn't good for mine and my families bodies, it isn't good for yours!
Check out our lab results page to see just how far we take this!