Integrated Hemp Solutions (IHS), a physician-led organization that understands, studies and recommends hemp-based CBD therapies, has unveiled its purpose-created formulations of CBD products manufactured from high-quality hemp. After years of working with patients to alleviate pain and other acute health issues, the doctors and medical professionals at IHS have developed a range of non-addictive, safe and effective therapies based on cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound that has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits, according to many international research studies.
Dr. James Taylor, founder and CEO of IHS, is a board-certified anesthesiologist dedicated to evaluating new ways to treat chronic pain while minimizing the use of narcotics. He formed Integrated Pain Solutions in 2012 to treat patients with chronic pain conditions in specialized clinics; and in 2017 started working on his own CBD product, which is now available under the Integrated Hemp Solutions brand. At the core of both of these businesses is a commitment to educating patients as well as caregivers on the health benefits of hemp CBD.
“Pain, particularly chronic pain, can be so debilitating that patients become desperate for relief,” said Dr. Taylor. “It’s easy to understand how anyone experiencing pain can become dependent on addictive opioid medications that are prevalent in the developed world. Every medical organization or regulator – from the American Medical Association to the United States Food and Drug Administration – agrees that opioid abuse is a ‘crisis.’ But it doesn’t have to be this way, particularly since CBD is an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving compound that is not addictive.”
Decades of research, much of it cataloged by the National Institute of Health, documents the analgesic potential of CBD. But as CBD is still not a nationally regulated health product, there are no standardized labeling requirements. This gap has led to lots of misinformation and hyperbolic claims, which neither benefits patients nor serves the emerging CBD industry well. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study published in November 2017, nearly 70 percent of all cannabidiol (CBD) products being sold online were either over or under labeled.
"As a physician getting ready to recommend cannabis to patients, that was not acceptable," Dr. Taylor commented. "After testing the products in our laboratory, it became clear that we needed to make our own. We sourced local farmers to grow our hemp, developed and tested our formulations, and began work on our own product line. What we now have is a quality, trusted CBD product that our patients can feel confident about taking – and that makes us proud to put our name on it."
IHS has been recommending hemp CBD formulations to patients in its partner pain management clinics for almost a year, taking note of the progress patients have been making. This experience has provided IHS with an understanding of the enormous therapy potential of CBD for patients with chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and much more. IHS passes that knowledge onto caregivers, enabling them to make more informed product and dosage recommendations.
Pricing & Availability Lab-certified CBD oils from Integrated Hemp Solutions are available for purchase online and in retail stores throughout the Southeast, as well as through its network of hemp educators. Bottles are sold in 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg bottles, with prices starting at $39.99. For more information visit www.integratedhempsolutions.com.
Utah Cann 2018 Dr. Taylor will be speaking to an audience of consumers, legislators and entrepreneurs at the Utah Cann Conference this Saturday, October 20th at the Mountain American Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Dr. Taylor will present a physician’s perspective on transitioning from a CBD only state to a medical marijuana state as the community prepares for the upcoming election in three weeks. For more information on the conference visit
About Integrated Hemp Solutions North Carolina-based Integrated Hemp Solutions (IHS) is a physician-led, lab-tested, patient-focused provider of hemp-derived wellness products. With experience treating hundreds of patients in pain management clinics, the doctors and medical professionals behind IHS have created specific CBD formulations manufactured from locally-grown, high-quality hemp to provide caregivers and patients with products they can trust. IHS sells its products at retail, online, and in doctors offices, providing patients with information they can understand to incorporate natural therapies into a total wellness program. For more information visit www.integratedhempsolutions.com.