Bridget Molloy Troublemaker at Bridget’s Botanicals
Imagine you’re using a seriously scientific method in an industry and your customers confuse what you do with the “more relaxed” side. Welcome to the botanical / herbology industry.
FIRST, SOME BACKGROUND
“Although herbalism may apply modern standards of effectiveness testing to herbs and medicines derived from natural sources, few high-quality clinical trials and standards for purity or dosage exist.” -Caleb W. Lack
“Botanical medicine comprises plants (or substances that come from plants) that are used to treat or prevent disease. Plants have been used in this way in all cultures from pre-history on. Many people use the term herbal remedies, which is fine. We use the term botanical medicine because it includes plant parts that are not strictly herbs, such as bark, seeds, roots, and stems.”
-University of Minnesota
“Herbal supplements are regulated by the FDA, but not as drugs or as foods. They fall under a category called dietary supplements.” One of the rules for dietary supplements is: Manufacturers don’t have to seek FDA approval before selling dietary supplements.
With all that as a background, this podcast introduces you to a company founder in the botanical medicine space who’s got a strong business acumen and years of scientific research and experience behind her. She has been practicing botanical medicine over the past 11 years and is an expert on women’s sexual health & wellbeing.
Bridget’s mission statement:
“To inspire the vibrant health of people and our planet. We embody a culture of well-being through high-quality, accessible, fun, and personalized botanical solutions.”
A MAJOR POINT OF DIFFERENCE
Since 2014, Bridget has formulated and manufactured over 40 products and developed 30 community classes, 2 courses, and an online course portal. Each health product she launches is formulated based on current scientific research combined with traditional global healing practices and manufactured in small batches in Colorado from sustainably sourced organic botanicals. In other words, she’s highly credible and very serious.
Bridget brings a level of integrity to this category that differentiates her from others. She’s spent years doing molecular biology, biochemistry, and combining those with pharmacology and botanical medicine. How these different natural chemicals are combined is critical. They must be synergistic with one another and within the physiology of the human body to be effective.
Contrast that with people selling herbal remedies on Amazon, ETSY, and random websites and you’ll question whether you should ingest products from some of these enthusiasts and hobbyists.