Q&A with Alex Gould, Co-founder of Every Day Optimal CBD

Q&A with Alex Gould, Co-founder of Every Day Optimal CBD

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As a continuation of my series on CBD oil and fibromyalgia pain relief, I contacted Every Day Optimal CBD
after trying (and loving) its CBD products. Company co-founder Alex Gould mentioned a new product that just rolled out called Total Relief Fibromyalgia CBD, which sells for $130 for 30 capsules, according to the company’s website.

Gould agreed to answer a few questions about what, in my opinion, could be a breakthrough product for fibromyalgia relief. Excerpts follow:

 CA: Alex, how did Every Day Optimal come about?

 AG: In late 2016, I, along with my business partner Fred Drejfald, turned our eyes toward Colorado in search of something most people would never think of. Low-THC marijuana farms. We knew early on that CBD, not THC, was the future of natural pain relief. We set out to find farmers to partner with on a new business, CBD oils and supplements. What we found were a group of forward-thinking farmers already legally growing and cultivating CBD-rich hemp plants. Hemp, having naturally occurring THC of less than 0.03%, was a match made in heaven. From there, Every Day Optimal CBD was born.

I’m very excited that your new product is specially formulated for fibromyalgia. What makes it different from other CBD oil products on the market?

Our new Total Relief Fibromyalgia CBD product is completely unique. We combined 16 vitamins and minerals that have been scientifically proven to help fibromyalgia symptoms, along with 25 mg of CBD. There is no other product out there like this. Every ingredient works together and has a specific purpose, but none are overpowering or interfere with the main ingredient, CBD. It’s like CBD with a boost — the boosts deriving from vitamins that fibromyalgia sufferers need the most.

 What are some of the other ingredients and how do they help fibromyalgia pain?

Turmeric, for example, is great for pain, depression, anxiety, IBS and fatigue. Malic acid increases ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and helps your body’s Krebs cycle. Rhodiola rosea improves memory and cognitive function. Bacopa helps with sleep problems. The list goes on. Everything in our Total Relief Fibromyalgia CBD is designed to help all symptoms of fibromyalgia and work together in unison to maximize relief. Taken daily, CBD will help your body build up these essential vitamins and nutrients and, over the long term, may help eliminate some issues altogether.

 Is it full-spectrum? Is it possible that it could show up in a drug screen?

There is a lot of misinformation out there about full spectrum versus isolate, what each really is, and which is better. It is important to know what you are buying, and a lot of companies themselves seem to be confused on what they are selling versus what it says on their website. Full-spectrum CBD in its raw form contains about 20-25% CBD, a lot of other cannabinoids and terpenes, also, unfortunately, about 1% THC. You cannot have pure full-spectrum CBD with 0% THC. There is always a chance that full-spectrum CBD with 1% THC can show up on a drug test. Now, it’s imperative to us at Every Day Optimal CBD that our products contain 0% THC and are accessible in all 50 states. We process our raw full-spectrum CBD one step further than most to remove all the THC from the product completely. This extra step does remove some of the other terpenes and cannabinoids in the product, but not all. We are left with a product that consists of about 90-95% CBD and 5-10% terpenes and other cannabinoids, but 0% THC.

However, some of our products, like our CBD Gum, are made with pure CBD isolate. The industry seems to shift back and forth between the two. We monitor the industry closely for the latest research and breakthroughs, and will always be in the business of producing the best products possible. You can check our website to see what form of CBD is in each of our individual products.

 How did it do in the test markets? What kind of feedback have you received?

Fibromyalgia CBD did amazing in our test markets. That is a major reason we sped up production and the rollout. Our testers email me almost every week checking in on the big release. It’s been a lot of work, but we are finally ready. I think America is finally ready for CBD as well. I think we’re all sick of being sick, and I think we’re all sick of being guinea piggy banks for the pharmaceutical industry. CBD is natural, has no side effects, no withdrawals, and more and more people are discovering its effectiveness every day.

 In what forms is it available and what is the cost?

Total Relief Fibromyalgia CBD comes in a capsule form. The latest pricing can be found on our website. As always, all readers of Fibromyalgia News Today get an exclusive 10% off coupon using the code: fib*dsns. We will also be launching a “Subscribe and Save” and a “Brand Ambassador” program in 2018. Both programs will help customers save on their purchases and should be running by mid-year.


I would like to thank Alex Gould for taking the time to explain this new product, and for the coupon code for our readers.  (Note: When readers choose to use any medication, we recommend that they do so only under medical guidance.)


Note: Fibromyalgia News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The opinions expressed in this column are not those of Fibromyalgia News Today or its parent company, BioNews Services, and are intended to spark discussion about issues pertaining to fibromyalgia.


  1. Lindsey Murphy says:

    Seems like a great product and I am definitely interested except for one HUGE problem. Who can actually afford $130 for just 30 capsules?? Which may or may not last a month.

  2. Carrie Anton says:

    I’ve been using the product for over a month now. I take one every morning. It does work but the cost is a serious issue for me as well as a lot of other warriors. I do feel it helps with flares the most. I have less brain fog, less anxiety, and less pain when I take this. On a daily basis, it helps me feel more energetic and it really helps me make it through an 8-hour workday. I am very impressed with this product. I do hope the price comes down but I do find it valuable so at least for the near future, I will continue to purchase it.

  3. Amanda Chitembure says:

    I bought this product, it made me feel sick to my stomach even though I got the lowest dose so I reached out and asked if I could return it and they said of course, I returned it and got an email that my refund was processed, this was over 3 weeks ago but I have yet to see my refund. I keep getting the run around from this company and no one will answer me. I have left voicemails and several emails, I’ve always tried chatting with their chat feature on their website. Nothing. Feels like a scam.

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