VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following on the heels of the launch of the revolutionary pain relief solution Comfort! comes Comfort Extra Strength!, combining THC-Free Cannabis with traditional herbal remedies to deliver a faster-acting, longer-lasting formula that targets specific pathways associated with intense occasional pain. Created by respected Naturopath and nutraceuticals product developer Brazos Minshew in collaboration with renowned wellness development company Vergence Naturals, Comfort Extra-Strength! will make its US and Canada debut in March 2019.
Offering a unique combination of phytocannabinoids from THC-Free Cannabis and non-Cannabis sources, Comfort Extra-Strength! safely and effectively addresses occasional pain through its unique blend of five non-Cannabis plants that interact with Cannabis receptors in the brain and body without any THC side effects.
For thousands of years plants have been used in medicine to reduce occasional pain. For example, Aspirin is derived from White Willow Bark, and morphine is derived from plants in the poppy species. Cannabinoids from THC-Free Cannabis have been used by progressive physicians to successfully treat occasional pain. Science has identified cannabinoids in many non-Cannabis plants, such as Hops, Turmeric and Cocoa that yield full functional health benefits. THC-Free Cannabis is recognized as a method to reduce both occasional physical and emotional discomfort by soothing CB-1 receptors in the brain and CB-2 receptors in the body. Reports on the ability of THC-Free Cannabis to soothe occasional emotional distress include:
- Preventing us from holding on to emotionally irrelevant memories.1
- Helping us respond to stress appropriately, especially the stress from the memories of injuries.2
- Reduces learned-fear stress response and enhancing stress extinction, both of which can result in a lasting reduction of learned emotional discomfort.3
Brazos Minshew and Vergence successfully combined THC-Free Cannabis with five phytocannabinoids to create Comfort Extra-Strength!, including:
- Turmeric phytocannabinoids and terpenes support a healthy inflammatory response without the side effects of THC. Curcumin from turmeric powerfully activates Cannabis receptors for relief of occasional pain.4
- Ginger phytocannabinoids and terpenes support a healthy COX-2 inflammatory response, balance leukotrienes and quiets certain genes associated with pain.5
- Kaempferia galanga phytocannabinoids and terpenes inhibit occasional pain from multiple pathways, including histamine-induced, serotonin-induced and bradykinin-induced models.6
- Frankincense phytocannabinoids and terpenes strongly inhibit occasional pain that arises from the nervous system itself (neuropathic pain). This is important because, over time, the brain pathways related to occasional pain tend to experience pain even when nothing is really wrong.7
- Red Pepper phytocannabinoids and terpenes harmonize and amplify the cannabinoids of other plants. Further, pain is often worsened by obesity and obesity, in turn, may produce sensitivity to pain. Red Pepper reduces the pain process that is directly associated with obesity.8
“I am excited to join with Vergence Naturals in the development and launch of Comfort Extra-Strength! uniquely blends phytocannabinoids from THC-Free Cannabis and non-Cannabis plant species to deliver safe and effective relief from occasional pain. We look forward to introducing this extraordinary remedy to adults throughout North America,” said Minshew.
“Brazos Minshew has worked tirelessly throughout his distinguished career in medicine to create herbal remedies focusing on endocannabinoid and phytocannabinoid science. Comfort Extra-Strength! is the result of his intense experience in this critically important area of wellness and we are proud to work together to introduce his latest achievement to the public,” said Vergence Naturals CEO, Rob Abenante.
Brazos Minshew has dedicated his professional life to the development of wellness technologies that promote health and prolong vitality. His cutting-edge work in bioscience has led to the creation of life-enhancing therapies and helped expand the knowledge and understanding of Functional Medicine. He ranks among the most respected product developers in the burgeoning field of nutraceuticals. Brazos Minshew graduated Hollywood College in 1981 with a degree in Naturopathy, from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1985 in Psychophysiology, from Brantridge Forrest School in 1987 as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and from Brantridge University in 1993 with a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has been in clinical practice for more than 35 years. Brazos Minshew has significant experience in creating formal and ad hoc Medical Advisory Boards and Scientific Panels in support of Wellness initiatives worldwide. As a media contributor, Dr. Minshew has prepared over 250 Weekly Wellness Reports for 320,000 subscribers, as well as more than 180 VitaJournal articles with circulations exceeding 450,000 and produced a series of audiobooks including the acclaimed Body Systems 101. At the same time, his collection of YouTube videos on Health and Wellness have achieved thousands of visitors. As a speaker, his travels have taken him across the US and Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia, where he averages more than 60 speaking engagements each year.
- Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Feb;235(2):447-458. doi: 10.1007/s00213-017-4766-7. Epub 2017 Oct 24. Phytocannabinoids modulate emotional memory processing through interactions with the ventral hippocampus and mesolimbic dopamine system: implications for neuropsychiatric pathology. Hudson R1, Rushlow W1,2, Laviolette SR3,4.
- Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 May;76(Pt A):56-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.12.033. The endocannabinoid system as a target for novel anxiolytic drugs. Patel S1, Hill MN2, Cheer JF3, Wotjak CT4, Holmes A5.
- Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Oct;174(19):3242-3256. doi: 10.1111/bph.13724. Epub 2017 Mar 9. Cannabidiol regulation of emotion and emotional memory processing: relevance for treating anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. Lee JLC1, Bertoglio LJ2, Guimarães FS3, Stevenson CW4.
- Altern Med Rev. 2009 Jun;14(2):141-53. Anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin, a major constituent of Curcuma longa: a review of preclinical and clinical research. Jurenka JS1.