Terpenes, Tinctures and the Entourage Effect

Essential oils contain terpenes which all plants create. They are a highly aromatic and diverse class of organic hydrocarbon compounds which determine many different factors in plants and even some insects and animals.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Hello UPG friends and community

Hello UPG friends and community,
Thank you for your continuous support over the years, as well as the new followers that we receive daily. I welcome you to United Patients Group.

Can CBD, CBN, THC and TERPENES help restore sleep cycles?

According to the National Centers for Biotechnology Information, around 70 million Americans experience sleep disruption. Thousands of people cannot sleep properly due to insomnia in our country during the pandemic. Dr. Sam Friedlander, who is practicing at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, commented, “We are going through an unprecedented time where there is so much stress affecting people. I have been seeing a lot of sleep problems.”

3 Ways CBD Helps Calm People Suffering from Anxiety

Nobody can quite put their finger on exactly why it is happening, but anxiety-related disorders have seen a massive increase in the last few years. This phenomenon is a global one which has led to a burgeoning interest into the best anti-anxiety drugs and mindfulness meditation techniques.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Sleep

Did you know that 50 – 80 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder? Are you one of them?… I certainly am.

Sleep is so important to me, not only for beauty 😊, but our immune system, how well we feel, our ability to function, both physically and mentally. 

Last weekend, I was in the mountains celebrating a 3-day holiday. I had been looking forward to this weekend and selfishly hoped it would be more than I imagined, since summer had gone too fast and the year continues to be challenging. Unfortunately, the weekend lived up to 2020, keeping in step with the year to date. Imagine my surprise when, in less than 24 hours, it was over! Unknown to us, the Creek Fires and their surrounding acres were in imminent danger and we were asked to evacuate. The Creek Fires are still burning; with over 170K+ acres effected and currently zero containment.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: 2020 Keeps Delivering…

Hurricanes, floods, tornados, snow in September?
Then there are the Fires….

Last weekend, I was in the mountains celebrating a 3-day holiday. I had been looking forward to this weekend and selfishly hoped it would be more than I imagined, since summer had gone too fast and the year continues to be challenging. Unfortunately, the weekend lived up to 2020, keeping in step with the year to date. Imagine my surprise when, in less than 24 hours, it was over! Unknown to us, the Creek Fires and their surrounding acres were in imminent danger and we were asked to evacuate. The Creek Fires are still burning; with over 170K+ acres effected and currently zero containment.

PharmD Discusses: Cannabis and Blood Thinners

Cannabis combined with blood thinning medications has become an increasing concern as Medical and Adult-Use cannabis are being legalized across the country. The fastest growing groups of Cannabis users are those 60+ years old.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Labor Day

This last week was filled with the announcement of three very informative and entertaining podcasts. We began with Medical Director, Chintu Sharma MD, discussing his COVID experiences and recommendations for potentially containing this virus. Dr. Sharma was followed by Dustin Sulak DO, as he provided an educational discussion about cannabis and the benefits this plant brings as it keeps our bodies in balance.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Isolation

In the past three editorials, I have discussed “breathing and smelling the roses”, hope and stress.  I have been surprised to receive an occasional question as to the seriousness of my tone, if I know stress is awful, (yes I do!); and another that I downplayed masks since anyone can “smell the roses” through them.