Precision Prescribing

Based on Your DNA

CANNABIS IS LEGAL. BUT IS IT HARMFUL, OR USEFUL, OR BOTH?All of us, including doctors, are still learning. But a little more science can never hurt.

Any product that was illegal, that’s now attracting billions of dollars in investment and that’s anchored in myth, deserves some objective commentary from medical professionals.

THE BIG QUESTIONS ARE:

WHO SHOULD USE IT MEDICALLY?

Different strains of cannabinoids and terpenes are effective at treating different conditions. Showing promise in the treatment of chronic pain, inflammation, epilepsy, sleep disorders, anxiety, PTSD, and side effects of Alzheimers, Parkinsons and multiple sclerosis.

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WHO SHOULD USE IT RECREATIONALLY?

Cannabis appears to have less negative side effects when compared to tobacco and alcohol. Booze is a ‘neurotoxin’ which poisons the brain, which cannabis does not. Cigarettes have been linked directly to cause lung cancer, cannabis effects still uncertain. Cannabis does not appear to have a toxic dose, unlike many opioids.

WHO SHOULD NOT USE IT?

Those with genetic predispositions to mental illness and/or being under age 21 during which the brain is still developing. Cannabis use can result in short-term memory and cognition issues, and also more severe mental illnesses (psychoses, depression and schizophrenia).

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HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

A cannabis product that is optimal for one individual may not be suitable for another person because of variables including genetics and individual medical conditions. By knowing your genetic variables, you will be better able to assess the effects of cannabis and which cannabis strains and products are optimal to address your health needs.

HOW TO REDUCE “TRIAL AND ERROR” PRESCRIBING?Your Genes Play a Big Role

It turns out that your genes play a big role in determining how you’ll react to cannabis. Genetic testing lets us determine how you will react to certain drugs, largely based on your genetic profile. One of those drugs is cannabis.

Metabolism of cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, can influence how you respond to cannabis and cannabis-related products.

So if you’re considering using cannabis to treat your symptoms, enhance your health or your recreational use of cannabis, and minimize any side effects, our cannabis program can put you at ease, as a first step to knowing what’s best for you.

EFFECTS OF CANNABISMedical Indications of Use

We test for genetic variants associated with increased pain sensitivity.

Certain cannabinoid ratios can aggravate or relieve psychosis and/or anxiety.

The analgesic, anti-anxiety, and sedative qualities of CBD can also address sources of insomnia due to pain or other life factors.

We test for genetic variants associated with atopic dermatitis so you can be aware of your predisposition as well as find treatment options.

THCV has been shown to act as an appetite suppressant and improve insulin sensitivity.

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