Spring 2016Newsletter

Spring is the most vibrant season in West Marin.  There is new growth on the hills with lush green grass sprinkled with golden poppy and purple lupine flowers. It is my favorite time of year.

  Marin wild flowersWe continue to be busy at Synergy Wellness. As news of CBD spreads, so does awareness that Synergy Wellness provides the best handcrafted locally-grown and organic CBD products. We are truly artisanal, taking care of every detail to produce the best quality natural products possible. Many new members enrolled, in both February and March. Thank you for telling your friends.
Clinical Trials for seizures using CBD
GW Pharmaceutical in the UK has been performing some clinical trials on a product called Epidiolex, which is made from an extract of a cannabis plant high in CBD. This is not a synthetic product, rather it is a whole plant extract that has a 24:1 CBD:THC ratio, much the same as our ACDC strain. This is very exciting news and an answer to the many people who say that “there is no evidence, no clinical trial” to prove CBD works. Below is a graph of results for the UK based clinical trial of pediatric patients with Dravets and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome that are non-responsive to other pharmaceutical treatment. 52% of the patients had an 80% decrease in seizures, 32% had a decrease of 25 – 75% in seizures and 0% had an increase in seizures.

Titrating Dose
has posted an important conversation between Bonni Goldstein, MD and Martin Lee. Bonni is one of the most respected medical doctors prescribing CBD for epileptic children and cancer patients. I like her approach on finding the right dose by starting low and titrating up. It’s very informative.
The Healer Within
We believe that each individual has a Healer within their own self. There is a guidance system built into each of us for the purpose of healing and bringing us into a natural state of balance and harmony. With practice, each one of us can improve our intuition and listening ability to help with our healing process. This is important when choosing a strain or titrating the dose for our CBD medicines. It also helps deciding which food and supplements we need, as well as deciding which situations will reduce stress and anxiety. Often, during a consultation, we try to help empower your own Healer Within. Tim O’ Shay discusses this in The Doctor Within.

Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System is the natural interior mechanism that facilitates the bodies use of cannabinoids. The human body comes pre-wired for the use of cannabis. There are receptors (CB1 & CB2) that trigger channels to open allowing the flow of an endocannabinoid substance called “Anandamide”. Raphael Mechoulam, named his newly discovered substance Anandamide after the Sanskrit word “Ananda” meaning Joy. Greg Gerdeman talks about the Endocannabinoid System and how it works.
Reducing Opioid Medication.
Our network of medical doctors has reported that their patients have been able to significantly reduce their use of opiate based medication after introducing our cannabis products into their protocol. A research project in Michigan confirms our clients experience, that after 3-4 weeks use of medical cannabis, they were able to decrease their prescription drugs by 64%, decrease the side effects and improve their quality of life. We have found best results with our 4:1 CBD:THC ratio tinctures. For more information, read here.  

Product Item Numbers
Recently at Synergy Wellness, we have established an ordering system for products. We now have an item number for each product that you can use to order. Please see the current price list and order using the Item Number. This should help eliminate confusion on product identification and reduce errors in ordering. All tinctures listed on our price list are now in stock.