Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26óóó͘¥½®Öæƒþ®Ä›͘ěã&›ÙçƒÙùϮϬϭϳ ϭϱ stressing the liver. It provides an alternative to pills, which is of great benefit to children and the elderly. Life Tech Global’s patch offers sustained, systemic transdermal delivery of CBD over a 48 hour time period. The patch has many advantages over taking a pill. The compounds in a pill are exposed to the gastric environment of the digestive system. Then they pass through the liver, which further metabolizes the ingested form. The result is a significant depletion of the bioavailability of the active ingredients in the pill before it reaches the bloodstream. During the last two years, the medicinal benefits of the CBD use are being discovered as more research is being done. However, a lot of the controversy with this compound still exists despite the POSITIVE scientific research. The US fed- eral government is still categorizing it as an abused drug. For example, in an opiate (a highly addictive pain relief drug), the chemical agonist (a natural substance and that produces a phys- iological effect) is released, which in turn stimulates NMDA receptors in brain (this chemical receptor controls memory function). Activation of these receptors initiates damage to cellular structures and causes brain cells to die. So the brain will continuously look for more of the drug. However, it has been found (US patent 6630507) that cannabidiol and other cannabinoids (like THC) can function as neuroprotectants, because they lack NMDA receptor antagonist activity. So, on a neurological level, the cannabinoids help relax, relieve pain, as well as promote physical and mental repair. It is, however, not a cure all. So any use of hemp should be in the form of an aide. This discovery was made possible because of Dr. Wiemann’s recognition of a previous unanticipated antioxidant property of the cannabinoids in general and cannabidiol in particu- lar, that functions completely independently of agonist in the NMDA receptors. This is the subject of the inventor’s patent (US Patent # 6630507) that demonstrates methods of preventing and/or treating diseases caused by oxidative stress by administering therapeutically effective amounts of non-psychoactive CBD. Oxidative stress is thought to be involved in the development of ADHD, Cancer, and depres- sion. Cannabinoids (in particular cannabidiol) have shown many more superior antioxidative properties than biological antioxidants. The biological antioxidant systems are often overwhelmed by the process that allow permanent oxidative damage to occur to tissue. Cannabidiol was found to be a significantly better antioxidant than tocopherols (vitamin E) and ascorbic acid. A particular advantage of cannabidiol is that it is highly compatible in several forms (solid, liquid and vapor) and has GOOD penetration into the central nervous system. The present invention can also be used as an antiox- idant treatment in non-neurological diseases as well! The industry renowned scientist Ludwig J. Weimann, PhD, along with the team of business veterans and engineers at Life Tech Global are leaders in the field of transdermal technology. Life Tech Global is not the first to the market with a transdermal patch, however they are doing things in the hemp industry unlike any other company. It’s game changing for the hemp world that Life Tech Global is taking such great lengths to create a product that will not just appeal to the market, but I believe will have a truly positive impact on the health of its users. Life Tech Global is in the process of launching clinical studies to determine the therapeutic effects its products will have on those suffering from brain damaging seizures. In addition, it has been found that the cannabinoids can be used to help prevention and assist in treatment of ischemic or neurogenerative diseases in central nervous system such as those listed below: • Alzheimer’s disease • Down’s syndrome • HIV • Dementia • Intraoperative or perioperative hypoxic infarcts following open-heart surgery requiring heart/lung bypass machines Look, if people are willing to pack up and move their families to be in a state where medicinal hemp is legal, just so they can have legal access to something they believe will treat their ailment, having an alternative is a godsend. Life Tech Global’s line of CBD patches (www.pharmapatch.com and www.lifetechglobal.net) are designed to meet these needs. With CBD being legal in all 50 US states, Life Tech Global’s CBD transdermal patch will become the legally available alternative throughout the United States and beyond. These products will be available nationwide in 2017. Keep your eye out for it. It may well become the next staple in your medicine cabinet. *Information gathered from Dr. Ludwig J. Weimann and his research contribution to Life Tech Global. 1. Excerpts from US Patent 6630507 (Oct 7, 2003) “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”. Assignee: The United State of America as Represented by the Department of Health and Human Services Isabel Herrman is an artist first, believes in humanity and strides everyday to make the world a better place. Her experiences and stories are shared to further connect us all. When she's not writing about life, you can find her at the beach or in a coffee shop soaking in the world's beauty or simply people watching.