Marijuana Infused Tea is Effective in Treating Chronic Pain, Study Finds

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PARMA, ITALY — Oral cannabis administration is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Pain Research. Italian researchers conducted a retrospective case series analysis assessing the use of cannabinoids for intractable pain in a cohort of over 600 patients. Study subjects were typically over […]

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Chronic Ice Hemp Iced Tea Presents Hempful Facts

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012

Chronic Ice, an all-natural hemp iced tea, wants to do more than just quench consumers’ thirst for a refreshing beverage—it will soon quench their thirst for knowledge about hemp. The new cans, due to hit the market next month, feature a list of facts about the history and health benefits of the plant that will explode the all-too-common misperception that hemp is just for getting high.

“Many people are still under the mistaken impression that hemp is psychoactive because marijuana comes from the same plant. In fact, people around the world have used hemp as a food and a fiber for thousands of years,” explained Jamal Weathers, a co-founder of Greenlight Beverages, the maker of Chronic Ice.

The new cans of Chronic Ice offer a few surprising facts about hemp:

    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
As the Straight Dope explains, the founding fathers grew hemp mostly for its industrial uses (such as paper, rope and clothing) and to replenish soil depleted by tobacco farming. Before becoming the first American president, Washington tried his hand at exporting hemp. Jefferson was so committed to promoting the farming of hemp that he refused to patent his invention of a “hemp brake” designed to remove the fibers from the stalks.

    Hemp improves circulation and boosts the immune system.
Hemp seed is considered a “superfood” by many because it is so packed with good nutrients. According to Naturally Splendid, hemp is rich in omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), considered the “good fats” because they encourage good cardiac health. Hemp also contains high amounts of protein, particularly globulin and albumin, two globular proteins used by the immune system to produce antibodies to fight off infection.

    Hemp promotes rapid recovery from injury and diseases.
The 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 EFAs found in hemp seeds is considered just about ideal for health, and the seeds also contain all 20 known amino acids. These nutritional benefits promote cellular repair, helping speed recovery, says Pure Healing Foods.

    Hemp lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
The University of Maryland Medical Center explains that having the right balance of EFAs can help reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. While the average American diet contains an unhealthy ratio of 14 to 25 times more omega-6 than omega-3 EFAs, hemp seeds contain a ratio considered even better than the usually recommended 4:1.

    The first US flag was sewn out of hemp by Betsy Ross.
According to an article by one of Ross’s descendants, Betsy Ross met George Washington at church and became his personal tailor. Washington approached her with a design for a flag, and she used durable hemp fabric to sew together the thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen stars of the first American flag.

“The new Chronic Ice cans help people rediscover the amazing benefits and history of hemp,” said Weathers.

Chronic Ice is a health tea and the nation’s first premium hemp beverage. It is made with organic sugar cane, whole-leaf green tea, black tea and hemp seed. Each serving of the antioxidant-rich, healthy tea is free of preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup.

The Lemon Classic flavor of Chronic Ice is now available in stores around California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington State, Washington D.C. and Florida. Two new flavors of Chronic Ice hemp iced tea will be introduced next month: The Grape Escape and Peach Perfection. Greenlight Beverages will simultaneously launch its first soda, Chronic Ice Ginger Ale, made with real ginger extract, cane sugar and hemp seed powder.

For more information about hemp seed, Chronic Ice health tea or Greenlight Beverages, visit chronicicetea.com or call (888) 557-3332.

About Greenlight Beverages

Greenlight Beverages is a Los Angeles-based company focused on bringing healthful drinks to the alternative beverage market. Greenlight Beverages is proud to present Chronic Ice, the nation’s first premium hemp beverage. Made with green and black teas, hemp seed powder, and pure cane sugar, Chronic Ice is the perfect alternative to the chemicals and corn syrup found in other drinks.

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Study: Gay Men Have High HPV Infection Rates; The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) Reviews a Study

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Rochester, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

“Infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV)? The CBCD, which conducted two separate post-marketing clinical studies on the natural, antiviral formula of Novirin, recommends taking this effective HPV remedy to help the immune system target the latent HSV virus.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Research shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) have higher rates of HPV infection in the mouth. This is important to note since oral infection with the high-risk HPV-16 is now known to be a cause of head and neck cancer. During the study it was found that “oral high-risk HPV infection was significantly associated with a higher number of recent oral sex partners among MSM overall … (and) … oral-anal contact in the previous six months was significantly associated with incident oral high-risk HPV infection….” (1) For HIV infected men, the rates of HPV infection are even higher. “A much higher prevalence of up to 25% has been reported among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM).” For these individuals, risk factors included “a higher number of recent oral sex partners and both recent tobacco smoking and cannabis use were associated with incident oral high-risk HPV infection in multivariable analyses.” (1) The CBCD recommends that HPV infected men take Novirin. This HPV remedy was shown to effectively reduce HPV symptoms in two separate post-marketing clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines.

Click to learn more about HPV symptoms.

The formula of Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the human papillomavirus (HPV). The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with HPV…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment….” (2) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (2)

Novirin can be ordered on the product website here: http://www.novirin.com

Novirin is a natural antiviral dietary supplement. Its formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin is the only natural antiviral product on the market with published clinical studies on its formula that supports its claims.

Men have weaker immune responses to the human papillomavirus (HPV) in comparison to women (See Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, from January 2014) (3). In other words, male immune systems are unable to control the latent HPV as efficiently. “This is supported by serologic studies (studies of the blood) that find a higher prevalence of HPV antibodies (proteins used by the immune system) in women than in men across all ages (3).”

New HPV infections are found in up to 39% of men every year (3). In men with healthy immune systems, HPV infections are cleared in 6 months or longer. However, in about 10% of all cases, when men have a weak immune system, HPV infections will persist. This can cause a variety of serious health problems. (See the CDC website last updated on July 25, 2013) (4).

For men, an HPV infection can lead to conditions, including genital warts, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancer (head and neck cancer) (4).

The CDC notes that “HPV may … be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. HPV can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners-even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.” (See the CDC’s Website, last updated on February 5, 2013) (5).

What treatments are currently available against the HPV?

“There are no drugs approved against the HPV. Current treatments include procedures, such as cryotherapy, conization, and the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP). These procedures use liquid nitrogen, a surgical knife (scalpel), a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, or electrical current to remove the abnormal growths caused by the HPV. These growths include cells that harbor the active virus. The procedures do not target cells with the latent virus. Since they do not remove the latent virus, these procedures only produce a temporary remission.” (5) In contrast, the formula of Novirin was designed to target the latent HPV.

Click to learn more about Novirin and HPV.

All orders of Novirin are completely confidential and no information is shared or sold to any third party. Privacy is assured.

Reference:

(1) van Aar F, Mooij SH, van der Sande M, Meijer C, King AJ, Verhagen D, Heijman T, Coutinho RA, Schim van der Loeff MF. “Twelve-month incidence and clearance of oral HPV infection in HIV-negative and HIV-infected men who have sex with men: the H2M cohort study.” BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 31;14(1):3845.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25551194

(2) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.U-s9ouOSz90

(3) Amber Flaherty, M.D.a, Timothy Kim, M.D.b, Anna Giuliano, Ph.D.c, Anthony Magliocco, M.D., Ph.D.d, Tariq S. Hakky, M.D.b, Lance C. Pagliaro, M.D.e, Philippe E. Spiess, M.D., M.S. “Implications for human papillomavirus in penile cancer.” Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. Published in January 2014.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1078143913003207

(4) CDC – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Genital HPV Infection – Fact Sheet. Last updated on July 25, 2013.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

(5) CDC – Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – What is HPV? Last updated on February 5, 2013.

http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html