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CBD and the Future of Sports Medicine

Why CBD is becoming the go-to for Athletes

Athletes are remarkable creatures. From a young age they show innate physical ability and continue to hone their skills through years of fierce dedication and hard work. Some go on to become world-class champions, record breakers and gold medalists and experience the kind of glory most of us can only dream of. But with glory comes injury and chronic pain. Pushing through punishing conditions takes its toll and for athletes, it’s what is expected.

And so it is, athletes get hurt A LOT —and turn around and go right back to competing. Eventually walking it off is no longer an option and they must deal with their ailments – everything from torn ligaments to broken bones and everything in between. They turn to doctors and coaches, most of whom inevitably point them down the path to pain medicine.

If taken too long, this practice can turn into over-reliance or over-indulgence; even addiction. It’s clear that professional and collegiate athletes are not immune to these dangers; if anything, they are more susceptible because they get hurt more often.

A Vicious Cycle

An over-reliance on painkillers and prescription drugs is nothing new. In the high-stakes game of professional sports, getting injured has far reaching consequences. Time away from the game can mean losing a position at the top, sponsorship or money– things that loom heavy on the minds of pro athletes everywhere.

It is no surprise that opioids and anti-inflammatories like NSAIDs are the first line of defense for athletes dealing with injury. While prescription medications have their place, there are a host of issues when used too frequently, namely a myriad of side effects and negative interactions with other substances.

Even anti-inflammatories at higher doses/frequency can be dangerous. In fact, the National Vital Statistics reported NSAID deaths as the 15th leading cause of death in the US. The longer-term health effects from anti-inflammatories (like naproxen) and opioids (like fentanyl) are equally grim and include cardiac health issues, kidney failure, and worsening respiratory conditions.

A New Option

Thankfully, many professional athletes and a few of the professional sports leagues around the world have started embracing alternative methods of pain relief like CBD.

CBD, the main non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, offers many impressive advantages over standard pain medicine such as no side effects, unusual interactions or risk of addiction – just to name a few.

CBD and other cannabinoids also work in tandem with the body’s own endocannabinoid system to achieve homeostasis, which further increases the body’s ability to recover and heal itself. Here are just a few of the many benefits athletes can expect from using CBD:

Help with inflammation – Inflammation is the most common type of pain athletes experience. CBD has long been associated with both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive qualities. Several studies show that cannabinoids downregulate cytokine and chemokine production and, in some models, upregulate T-regulatory cells (tregs) as a mechanism to suppress inflammatory responses.

Combat oxidative damage – CBD is a powerful antioxidant-, more powerful than Vitamins C and E. Cannabinoids have long been known to act as free radicals that help protect the brain and body and reverse oxidative injury.

Pain relief and muscle recovery – Pain relief is the number one reason athletes turn to CBD. It’s safer,less addictive and the neuroprotective and antispasmodic qualities help reduce muscle spasms. It also acts as an analgesic, which helps alleviate pain pre and post workout.

Chronic use of pain medication, even over-the-counter pain relievers, can create a host of problems. Not only is this country grappling with an opiate epidemic, but medical science is now uncovering many health risks associated with anti-inflammatories that were previously not known. Professional athletes are right to be concerned as they are one of the groups most susceptible to these dangers. It comes as no surprise that they have started actively seeking alternatives to pain relief and overall wellness, with CBD on the top of their list. (And with good reason!)

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ETST Premiered Kevin Harrington’s ‘As Seen On TV’ Infomercial Featuring Client Testimonial Has Commenced

DORAL, Florida, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Earth Science Tech ( ETST) , an innovative biotech company focused on the cannabidiol (CBD), nutraceutical and pharmaceutical fields, medical devices, and research and development, announces that its highly-anticipated As Seen On TV 60-second spot infomercial with esteemed entrepreneur Kevin Harrington began airing, April 23, 2019, in the New York City viewership area.

Filming of the infomercial, which was announced in early November, features one of the Company’s customers sharing her personal experience using ETST’s High Grade Full Spectrum Cannabinoids and its positive effect on her life. ETST’s infomercial has commenced airing April 23, 2019 and will continue to air in New York City viewership area between 9 p.m. and midnight EST., on Lifetime, the Cooking Channel and Fox News.

The Company chose New York City for its first market campaign because this exciting city is also one of the largest consumer-based areas in the U.S. and offers a growing number of placement locations to help expand ETST’s reach. The scheduling of additional infomercial spots for other markets, networks, and dates will be determined as the current marketing campaign progresses. ETST’s As Seen on TV infomercial will be aired through July 14, 2019, and can be viewed online and via social media.

View infomercial and As Seen On TV ETST page: (view here)

“I am really excited that we have completed production and are now able to share this Rhoda Friedman’s amazing story with the world,” ETST president, director and Chairman Nickolas S. Tabraue, said. “We are passionate about our products and the life-changing potential they offer. It’s a real pleasure to be involved with Kevin Harrington’s professional team as we aim to make a positive difference in the lives of our growing clientele.”

Earth Science Tech ( ETST 
Earth Science Tech ( ETST ) offers the highest purity and quality high-grade full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market.  ETST formulates, markets and distributes the CBD oil used for its studies to the public, offering the most effective quality of CBD on the market.

To learn more, please visit: www.EarthScienceTech.com

ETST currently has two wholly-owned subsidiaries and favored entity focused on developing its role as a world leader in the CBD space, expanding its work in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors:

Earth Science Pharmaceutical, Inc. 
Earth Science Pharmaceutical (“ESP”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Earth Science Tech (ETST ), committed to the development of low cost, non-invasive diagnostic tools, medical devices, testing processes and vaccines for sexually transmitted infections and/or diseases. ESP’s CEO and chief science officer, Dr. Michel Aubé, is leading the Company’s research and development efforts. The Company’s first medical device, Hygee™, is a home kit designed for the detection of STIs, such as chlamydia, from a self-obtained gynecological specimen. ESP is working to develop and bring to market medical devices and vaccines that meet the specific needs of women. To learn more please visit: www.EarthSciencePharmaceutical.com

Cannabis Therapeutics, Inc.
Cannabis Therapeutics (“CTI”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Earth Science Tech ( ETST) poised to take a leadership role in the development of new, leading-edge cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. CTI is invested in research and development to explore and harness the medicinal power of cannabidiol.  To learn more please visit: www.CannabisThera.com

Earth Science Foundation, Inc.
Earth Science Foundation (“ESF”) is a favored entity of Earth Science Tech ( ETST ) ESF is in the process of becoming a non-profit organization to accept grants and donations to conduct further studies and help donate Earth Science Tech’s ( ETST) effective CBD products to those in need. To learn more please visit: www.ETSTFoundtion.org

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Hygee™ is almost here!

All of us at Earth Science Tech are really excited following the announcement that  Hygee, our first medical device product, is going to have its first commercial production run. We’re only making 5,000 Hygee to start because it’s a full-production test of our manufacturing system, but we’re all pretty confident that things will go fine. We expect to launch Hygee in March, in Vietnam first. It takes a lot of time and paperwork to get a medical device certified in the US and Canada, so our first markets will be in Asia and South America.

What is Hygee?
In case you don’t know, Hygee is a new kind of tool to help women find out if they are infected with Chlamydia, a very serious Sexually Transmitted Infection, or STI, that can have very bad effects on infected women and their babies. The thing is, Chlamydia is easy to cure with antibiotics. What’s hard is getting women tested so they know that they have it. That’s what Hygee does. Hygee makes it very simple for a woman to get tested for Chlamydia (and Gonorrhea soon); quietly, privately, without even the family doctor knowing. If she is infected, she will have to tell a doctor to get treated, but not until then.

Why

Basically, Hygee looks like a very thin menstrual pad, just like the pads that millions of women wear when they have their period; but it’s not a menstrual pad and it can’t be used during menstruation. The kit will be available online or in pharmacies. When a woman wears the Hygee pad for at least four hours (you can wear it all day if you want) the pad collects a cervical cell sample and holds it safely in suspension. Then, she puts the pad in the envelope that comes in the kit, tears the information tab off the envelope, and drops it in the mail. It goes directly to our lab where the actual testing is done. A few days later, all she has to do is either go online or phone the lab. There’s a number on the information tab that she will need to get her results. That’s it. No visit to the doctor, no vaginal swab, no clinic, nobody knows.

Why is all this so important?

It’s important because not only is the disease easily transmitted to sexual partners through unprotected sex, women who are infected and don’t get treatment can have serious heath complications, up to and including sterility! Plus, if a woman is pregnant, Chlamydia is major cause of infants being born blind, or stillborn. We’re not kidding here, this is a serious disease that affects women more than men.

The World Health Organization recommends that all sexually active women aged 15 to 25 years old get tested yearly for Chlamydia. There are more than 130 million new Chlamydia cases yearly, and Hygee is dedicated to helping control the silent Chlamydia epidemic. (We’re going after Gonorrhoea next, but that’s not ready yet.)

So yes, we’re really excited to see the first batch roll off the production line. The whole team believed in the success of Hygee from Day One, and we all feel that we’re not just a business selling a product, we’re doing everything we can to protect women and their future babies from the terrible, adverse effects of chlamydia and other STIs.”

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Earth Science Tech LTD (ETST) Promotes Women’s Health with Strategically Branded Self-sampling Kit

DORAL, Florida, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Earth Science Tech LTD (OTCQB: ETST) (“ETST” or the “Company”), an innovative biotech company focused on the cannabidiol (CBD), nutraceutical and pharmaceutical fields, medical devices, and research and development, today details its branding strategy for Hygee™, a medical device designed for the detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in women. With plans to market Hygee™ on five continents, ETST is deploying a striking graphic identity that will speak directly to women.

“From the name of the device to specifics of the logo, our branding strategy reflects the personal yet crucial nature of the Hygee™ self-sampling kit. We wanted to make the brand memorable, yet simple enough to promote its ease-of-use,” states Nickolas S. Tabraue, president, director and chairman of ETST. “Hygee™ is associated with peace of mind, protection, security, health and wellness.”A play on the Greek word for “hygiene,” the name Hygee™ integrates intimacy, confidentiality and discretion. Hygee™ looks like – and is worn like – a standard panty liner. Aptly named, the device allows a woman to discreetly take her own sample for testing to detect STIs, starting with chlamydia.

The positioning of “Personal feminine health test” explains the purpose of the product. Set under the logo, it gives the target market the context needed to better understand the brand.

The tagline, “Accurate, Simple and Discreet,” reflects the personal nature of the product.

ETST CEO and Chief Science Officer Dr. Michel Aubé said, “Hygee™ is designed to preserve women’s health. Our goal is to act upstream to give women the control and the information they need to avoid severe health complications from STI.”

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3330935c-ad09-415b-b662-94d805e17ceb

The Market

While STIs are a serious problem worldwide, the rates of infection across the USA have increased for the third consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The market for Hygee™ is considerable, as no one uses this technology to perform the 100 million tests for Chlamydia trachomatis done around the world each year. ETST believes Hygee™ will be an ideal tool for high throughput screening of individuals who want to know if they are infected with STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea. It is accepted that young women are also at higher risk, and this is why ETST will market Hygee™ to target that demographic.

“The best way to fight STIs is prevention, and the only way for women to avoid the dangerous results of untreated STI is early treatment. This means that women need to know if they are infected. We believe that Hygee™ will be the best tool to provide that information. ETST will target specific populations of women globally to better counter the STI epidemic,” said Dr. Aubé.

About Earth Science Tech LTD (ETST)

Earth Science Tech LTD (“ETST”) offers the highest purity and quality high-grade full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market.. ETST formulates, markets and distributes the CBD oil used for its studies to the public, offering the most effective quality of CBD on the market.

To learn more, please visit: www.earthsciencetech.com

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Terpenes And Flavonoids part of the Synergy

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the positive effects of the hemp plant on everything from insomnia to pain relief to inflammation- and the list keeps growing. People everywhere are curious to learn as much as they can about the healing properties of this plant, and in turn, eager to go back and share what they know. As new research emerges about this plant, its individual components, and how they interact with each other, so too does our own understanding and knowledge on how best to treat, medicate and heal ourselves with it.

Two cannabinoids in particular – THC and CBD – get the most air time but within this complex plant exists other chemicals and compounds that are beneficial and play a unique and integral role.

Bottom line: they all interact synergistically to heal the body and mind.

Let’s start with terpenes (pronounced tur-peens)

What are terpenes?

Imagine for a moment the whiff of freshness that meets the nose when one peels an orange or the sweet, floral scent that announces itself in a tub filled with lavender. What you are smelling are terpenes, a bouquet of oils secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids. They lend their impressive aromaticity, taste and color to a countless number of plant species—but that’s just part of their charm.

The development of terpenes, from an evolutionary perspective, began for adaptive reasons—to repel insects and other predators and to lure pollinators. The plant’s medicinal properties can be traced to this enduring evolutionary feature- the pungency that prevented fungus long ago is still fighting bacteria and respiratory pathogens in people today.  

Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various medicinal properties. When cannabinoids and terpenes interact synergistically, they create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect”  

The most commonly studied terponoids are limonene, myrcene and alpha-pinene but there are over 200 that have been identified in cannabis. For instance, the combination of CBD with terpenes-driven compounds like mint and capsaicin provide targeted relief from joint and muscle pain and soreness. They also work well on tension headaches and migraines.  

Terpenes have also been shown to act on neurotransmitters – dissolving in lipids or fats and relieving anxiety as serotonin uptake inhibitors (if that term sounds familiar it’s because you’ve heard it in commercials about antidepressants like Prozac). They also enhance norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain.

While many of the flavors and aromas of cannabis can be attributed to terpenes flavonoids also play an important role.

Let’s move on to flavonoids: (pronounced flavo-noids)

What are flavonoids?

Flavonoids account for roughly 10% of the compounds produced by cannabis and are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Many plants including fruits and vegetables owe their bright colors in part to flavonoids.  The 20 or so varieties known to exist in cannabis are called cannaflavins and they don’t just help contribute to the vibrant color we see on the many foods we eat, they also smell good and are pharmacologically active (beneficial). Similar to CBD, flavonoids interact on many different sites in the body through complex biochemical mechanisms, some interacting with estrogen receptors others as potent antioxidants. For instance, the flavonoid quercetin, found in many fruits and vegetables is known for its anti-fungal and antioxidant properties. Catechins, a highly active flavonoid found in cannabis (as well as cocoa, teas and pome fruits) is also known to be an effective antioxidant with cardiovascular health benefits. Cannaflavin A has been found to reduce inflammation by inhibiting the inflammatory molecules PGE-2 and it does this 30 times more effectively than aspirin.

Flavonoids are yet another member of the ‘entourage’, binding to CB receptors and interacting synergistically with cannabinoids. In fact, CB receptors bind to all of the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that are ingested. These compounds trigger a chemical cascade throughout the body. They also bind to opioid receptors- the same sites that activate after binding with painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet or morphine. Flavonoids provide painkilling properties that aren’t available from just terpenes and cannabinoids alone and best of all, they are non-addictive.

The general understanding of this miracle plant can sometimes be overly simplistic. THC and CBD seem to get the most mention but in reality, hundreds of chemical components are working in tandem; the two biggest groups being flavonoids and terpenes. The entourage effect suggests that any one chemical or compound, taken on its own, will have a far less reaching effect than the combined efforts of all its parts. So, while THC and CBD may seem like the show stoppers, especially where this plant is concerned, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Terpenes and flavonoids are two perfect examples.

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CDB Isolate vs. Full Spectrum

Whether it’s in the form of oil capsules, tinctures or edibles, CBD products are finally getting the recognition they deserve for the many health benefits they offer. And while it’s become a popular option for people seeking a natural alternative to a variety of ailments, parsing through the data can get challenging. If you’ve done any type of research at all  you’ve probably come across terms like CBD isolate and Full Spectrum –and perhaps are unsure what it all means or more importantly how it relates to your individual buying options and decisions. The good news is that these concepts are fairly simple to grasp and once you do, you’ll be better equipped to make an informed decision on which products to buy.

To start with, what do terms like “Isolate”, “Full Spectrum”, “Pure CBD” or “Whole Plant” mean? Good question!

CBD Isolate:

As the name suggests, a CBD isolate (also labeled “Pure CBD” or “CBD oil”) is a purified extract that has been separated from other cannabinoids, acids and chemicals found in the hemp plant.  In this pure and isolated form it is extremely well tolerated and effective in helping with pain, inflammation, mood and general health.

There are several extraction methods but generally the CBD is extracted using some type of solvent (this can be a liquid solvent, CO2, or an oil solvent), then filtered, heated and then isolated and processed into a powder. Isolate products such as these are usually 99% CBD and deliver the most amount of CBD to your system at once.

Initially it was thought that CBD isolates were more potent and effective on the whole but recent discoveries have shown that this may not be the case.  While CBD isolate packs a potent punch and remains the preferred treatment for many patients, many now believe that the pairing of the cannabinoids and terpenes (Full Spectrum) offers the most benefits of all.  

 

Full Spectrum:

Unlike the CBD isolate that’s been stripped of everything, a full-spectrum product contains all the therapeutic compounds cannabis has to offer; this include terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and even some THC. Usually these will be in naturally occurring ratios and extracted from the plant and specific strain. This is where a multitude of flavonoids and polyphenols, which are vital micro nutrients, work together in synergy—the advantage of something called the entourage effect. For a large majority of average users, this high quality spectrum CBD oil will be the better and more efficient option.

In a 2015 study done at the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem, research showed that in mice, CBD was much more effective when used along other compounds of the cannabis plant. Although they haven’t figured out exactly why, a full-spectrum CBD oil proved more effective at treating a majority of medical conditions than its isolated counterpart. The study concluded that CBD isolate becomes less effective over time, while the Full Spectrum continues its effectiveness. It was also concluded that a CBD isolate is only as effective as its dose, while the Full Spectrum extract continues its effectiveness as the dosage increases.

So why isolate molecules from this incredible plant in the first place? Great question. The answer is that CBD isolate is not only very effective on its own but also offers some convenient benefits. For instance, CBD isolate is easily measured so it lends itself well to mixing with oils or baking into edibles. Since it offers a high degree of control and is usually tasteless, it’s the preferred choice for flavored products.  Another advantage to products labeled as isolate is the fact that since nothing but CBD is in them, those who may be drug tested need not worry. When looking at an isolate product, one thing to keep in mind is the purity standard. While many products are in the 99.9% range with no identifiable amounts of THC, there are lower purity ones that may still have trace amounts that can show up in lab tests. This small amount is typically negligible and is nowhere near the amounts found in Full Spectrum products, but it is still something to be aware of for those seeking the purest form.

While some people find they respond better to an isolate—others appreciate the benefits of full-spectrum products– with over 100+ Cannabinoids and 100+ Terpenes, the possible combinations and blends are potentially endless! Still others prefer to use both the full plant extracts and isolates concurrently. Figuring out the best option for you will take a little time so be patient. Since everyone is different, trying out both will give you an idea of how each feels for you as an individual.