The Panda Story


Our Story begins when Ethan, a 13-year-old baseball player and cowlick tamer, got sick. A case of strep throat changed everything. Soon after his initial sickness, Ethan began to develop obsessive compulsive behaviors and thoughts accompanied by debilitating tics, repetitive movements, and anxiety— today known as PANDAS, the reason for the panda in our logo.

Life dramatically changed for Ethan and no one had any answers as to why. His parents tried everything to help. With good intentions, they turned to their doctors, who prescribed Ethan a list of pharmaceutical drugs. But the side effects outweighed any benefits. After a 10-year quest following the traditional pharmaceutical approach, Ethan knew he had to take responsibility for his own health. 

After finishing school, he stopped taking his prescriptions and felt like he was back to square one. Searching for peace, he moved to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture. Soon functional health became a lifestyle, and Ethan was introduced to the medicinal benefits of hemp- which at the time was still a misunderstood plant.

Eager to find a natural solution for his own symptoms, Ethan discovered the benefits of CBD. For the first time in his life, he saw immediate relief. CBD helped reduce the frequency and severity of his tics, and enabled him to relax, refocus, and leap back into his life. 

With roots in Virginia and a background in science and technology, Ethan wanted to create a remedy for people like him. Today, Ethan is committed to his community and to helping others who struggle with similar life-altering symptoms. The Panda represents our love for life and serving others!

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Ethan Pompeo Green Valley Nutrition CEO PANDAS

This company wasn't started as a company. It began as a mission. Our CBD oil was something we initially created out of our own need for holistic medicine. Soon, we found ourselves giving it away to friends and family who could benefit from it.

Having battled with the limitations of life due to our own health problems, we know that CBD oil can help quiet the noise - whether it's physical or neurological symptoms we face.

“CBD is the only thing I've found that gives me real relief from my symptoms without a long list of negative side effects. A single serving of CBD Oil Drops enabled me to relax during those difficult moments, take a deep breath, refocus, and move on with my life. From my perspective, CBD was a miracle." 

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Green Valley Nutrition Panda Holding CBD Hemp Plant Sprout

PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. PANDAS is an autoimmune response in which antibodies “attack” the mimicked molecules in the child’s own tissues, causing brain inflammation, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and tic disorders.

The symptoms are usually dramatic, happen overnight and out of the blue, and can include motor or vocal tics or both and obsessions, compulsions, or both. In addition to these symptoms, children may become moody or irritable, experience anxiety attacks, or show concerns about separating from parents or loved ones.

Today, 1 in 5 children suffer a severe mental impairment and very few are ever evaluated for immune-mediated inflammatory brain diseases. These conditions impact our children's ability to communicate and learn, and often reduce overall quality of life.