Read about some of the highlights from our informational session, led by Expert John Herr, RPh.
Did you miss our Pain Alternatives Informational Session?
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Town & Country Compounding’s very own John Herr, together with Chris from Im-Bue, discussed the potential of CBD (Cannabidiol) and LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) as alternatives.
The informational session on October 2, 2018, had over 30 attendees, including patients & providers interested in alternative treatment options for treating pain.
Questions were raised and thoughts about pain alternatives were shared.
CBD, Its Uses and the Extraction Process
Chris from Im-Bue Botanicals discussed CBD, the endocannabinoid system and how it works. He went on to describe the difference between CBD from Hemp and THC from cannabis sativa. Im-Bue uses the cold-pressed extraction process, unlike other companies that use CO2 extraction or heat, which makes CBD less effective.
Hemp has a much higher percentage of CBD and almost no THC, while cannabis sativa has a high percentage of THC and very low percentage of CBD. While THC has a psychoactive property that makes you feel stoned or high, CBD does not. You can use CBD products and still function normally from day to day. You can drive or run errands like you normally do while you’re on this product.
If you are interested the product, talk to your physician about it. Im Bue products are clinical grade. It can help you deal with medication and treatment that you’re currently on. It can help you with nausea, and help patients with issues sleeping.
Im-Bue has several products –oils, capsules and salves. The capsule’s strongest dose is 25 milligrams, and it’s recommended for anyone experiencing experiencing extreme pain or discomfort.
Salves (ointments) or topical products like massage oils and lotions are best used in targeted areas.
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A Discussion on LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone)
John started the lecture with a little bit of history about LDN and how it came into use. Historically, Naltrexone is known for heroin addiction treatment. It was approved by the FDA in 1994. Later on it was approved as a treatment for alcoholism, and since then there have been studies for its uses, relating to obesity, autism, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia and even depression.
The Naltrexone dose for opiate addiction or alcoholism is around 50 to 200 mg. For autoimmune diseases, the dose is 10 to 40 times lower. Low Dose Naltrexone is 0.5 to 4.5 mg on average. On a much higher dose, Naltrexone blocks or shuts down the opiate receptors. Lower doses of Naltrexone, improves the immune system and upregulates endorphins and dopamine release.
We think of LDN as more of a preventative measure, like stopping an inflammation before it happens as opposed to curing it. Naltrexone is an antagonist of Toll Like Receptors or TLRs. TLRs lead to production of pro-cytokines when activated, which increases inflammation and pain in the body. TLRs also leads to the production of NF-kB, which is linked to expression of cancer oncogenes.
LDN is also observed to improve the following conditions:
- Weight Loss
- Digestive Health Issues
- Stage III-B Ovarian Cancer
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Migraine Headaches
- And more.
There is a true synergy of using both CBD and LDN together. Town & Country Compounding partnered with Im-Bue because they provide us with certificate analysis for each lot of their product, so we know it’s pure and that it does not have any high level of THC.
If your current pain medications are not working for you, or the side effects are too much, CDB or LDN may be an alternative that can fit your needs. Consult with the experts at T&C Compounding to get more info and get started.
Town & Country Compounding can also offer hormone saliva testing kits and help analyze results through a scheduled private consultation with the patient. The pharmacy can then get in contact with your physician and help find a treatment plan that fits your needs. Link to saliva kits that can be obtained from our pharmacy.
We can ship out to you just email or call the pharmacy.