Supplement Support: Natural Pain Relievers

Just as we've introduced new wellness offerings, we are also keeping our line of supplements stocked with quality, safely-sourced products. As always, we encourage you to speak with your IPC provider before beginning a supplement regime.

This month we are featuring two products aimed at natural pain relief. The active ingredient in both products is CBD which is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis sativa. And yes, cannabis sativa is the scientific name for marijuana. However, Med 7 CBD Oil and RapidCBD IsoDerm Cream are devoid of any psychoactive effect.

Dr. Levitt recommends use of Med 7 or IsoDerm Cream for anxiety, insomnia, pain, tremors and to lower dependence on opioids. As an example, the IsoDerm Cream can be applied to the back of the neck twice a day or as needed for pain.

Industrial hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. Commercially it has been refined into paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, cosmetics, nutritional supplements and animal feed. Although industrial hemp and the cannabis drug, marijuana are both members of the Cannabis sativa species, they have distinctive biochemical compositions and uses.

Phytocannabinoids are harvested from industrial hemp which is high in CBD and low in THC. Hemp is the male counterpart to the female flowering plant: marijuana which is high in THC and low in CBD. Industrial hemp is naturally high in CBD and naturally low in THC, whereas most marijuana is just the opposite (high THC, low CBD). Industrial hemp is considered Cannabis sativa L., although advanced testing has cultivated higher yielding CBD hemp strains.

CBD helps regulate the endocannabinoid system (ECS). There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. While clinical studies are ongoing, the ECS is being tested and evaluated for its role in pain management, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-anxiety, memory, appetite suppression, movement disorders including seizures, and ADHD to name a few.

We encourage you to visit or call our office soon to place a hold on a product before it sells out. Contact our office at 480.776.0626 to place an order or for any questions.

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