Boca Raton, Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FIELD OF THE INVENTION: The present invention relates to compositions for treating cancer, modulating the immune system, and providing neuroprotection against reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation using naturally occurring compounds. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of compositions containing compounds from hemp oil in the treatment of cancer, the modulation of the immune system, and the neuroprotection against reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: One object of the present invention is to provide a pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of cancer that includes Cannabidiol (CBD) and one or more of the following compounds.... Another object of the present invention is to provide a pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of cancer that includes hemp oil. The hemp oil is enriched with one or more of the following compounds…. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method of treating cancer (e.g., breast cancer). The method includes administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition that includes Cannabidiol (CBD) and one or more of the following compounds…. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method of treating cancer (e.g., breast cancer). The method includes administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition that includes hemp oil. The hemp oil is enriched with one or more of the following compounds…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for activating the immune system. The method includes the stimulation of macrophages and the administration of the pharmaceutical compositions. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method of modulating the immune system. The method includes the administration of the pharmaceutical compositions. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for protecting human brain cells from reactive oxygen species and/or lipid peroxidation. The method includes the administration of the pharmaceutical compositions. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method that prevents the death of human brain cells. The method includes the administration of the pharmaceutical compositions. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method that provides neuroprotection against reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation. The present invention utilizes hemp oil as a source of CBD and other components as a composition useful in treating or preventing cancer…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
The pharmaceutical compositions may be used either alone or in combination with other treatments of cancer. These other treatments will depend on the type of cancer and can include but are not limited to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immune therapy and laser photothermal therapy. These other treatments can be before, after or concurrent with the use of the pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention. Pharmaceutical compositions may take the form of any acceptable pharmaceutical formulation. Pharmaceutical compositions can be formulated in a variety of different forms, such as liquid, semi-solid and solid dosage forms, such as liquid solutions (e.g., injectable and infusible solutions), dispersions or suspensions, tablets, pills, powders, liposomes and suppositories. The preferred form can depend on the intended mode of administration and therapeutic application. The pharmaceutical compositions include those suitable for parenteral (including intravenous, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, and intraarticular), topical (including dermal, transdermal, transmucosal, buccal, sublingual, and intraocular), and rectal administration, although the most suitable route may depend upon, for example, the condition and disorder of the recipient. Compositions for parenteral administration include aqueous and non-aqueous sterile injection solutions which may contain anti-oxidants, buffers, bacteriostats and solutes which render the composition isotonic with the blood of the intended recipient; and aqueous and non-aqueous sterile suspensions which may include suspending agents and thickening agents…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
The pharmaceutical compositions and methods of the present invention may be administered concurrently or sequentially with one or more other treatment methods. These methods include but are not limited to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immune therapy, laser photothermal therapy and surgery…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
As used herein, the phrases "treating cancer" and "treatment of cancer" mean to inhibit the replication of cancer cells, inhibit the spread of cancer, decrease tumor size, lessen or reduce the number of cancerous cells in the body, or ameliorate or alleviate the symptoms of the disease caused by the cancer. The treatment is considered therapeutic if there is a decrease in mortality and/or morbidity, or a decrease in disease burden manifest by reduced numbers of malignant cells in the body…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
A “therapeutically effective amount” refers to an amount effective, at dosages and for periods of time necessary, to achieve the desired therapeutic result. A therapeutically effective amount of the composition may vary according to factors such as the disease state, age, sex, and weight of the individual, and the ability of the protein to elicit a desired response in the individual. A therapeutically effective amount is also one in which any toxic or detrimental effects of the composition are outweighed by the therapeutically beneficial effects…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION: Cannabidiol (“CBD”) is one of at least 85 active cannabinoids identified in hemp. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD is considered to have a wider scope of therapeutic applications than tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). An orally-administered liquid containing CBD has recently been used to treat dravet syndrome, a rare type of epilepsy. CBD's strong anti-oxidant properties are believed to have neuroprotective and anti-ischemic effects. CBD is also believed to minimize or counteract some of the pyschotomimetic effects of THC. Due to the natural source of CBD, study of it has been limited until relatively recently and its medical benefits and effects have not been adequately studied.
U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507 titled "Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants," owned by the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, postulates that CBD may be an effective antiepileptic, may lower intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma, demonstrates neuro-protective properties, attenuates glutamate toxicity, protects against cellular damage, protects the brain from ischemic damage, and exhibits superior antioxidant activity which can be used in the prophylaxis and treatment of oxidation associated diseases. The patent states “Oxidative associated diseases include, without limitation, free radical associated diseases, such as ischemia, ischemic reperfusion injury, inflammatory diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, myocardial ischemia or infarction, cerebrovascular accidents (such as a thromboembolic or hemorrhagic stroke) that can lead to ischemia or an infarct in the brain, operative ischemia, traumatic hemorrhage (for example a hypovolemic stroke that can lead to CNS hypoxia or anoxia), spinal cord trauma, Down's syndrome, Crohn's disease, autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes), cataract formation, uveitis, emphysema, gastric ulcers, oxygen toxicity, neoplasia, undesired cellular apoptosis, radiation sickness, and others. The embodiments described in U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507 are believed to be particularly beneficial in the treatment of oxidative associated diseases of the CNS, because of the ability of the cannabinoids to cross the blood brain barrier and exert their antioxidant effects in the brain. In particular embodiments of U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507, the pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is used for preventing, arresting, or treating neurological damage in Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and HIV dementia; autoimmune neurodegeneration of the type that can occur in encephalitis, and hypoxic or anoxic neuronal damage that can result from apnea, respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest, and anoxia caused by drowning, brain surgery or trauma (such as concussion or spinal cord shock)…. [Quote from the PCT Application]
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About Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST): ETST (www.earthsciencetech.com) is a unique Biotechnology company focused on Science, Research and Studies in order to deliver cutting edge Nutraceuticals, Bioceuticals and Dietary Supplements designed for excellence in the areas of Health, Wellness, Sports and Alternative Medicine and to improving the quality of life for Consumers Worldwide. ETST is also dedicated to providing Natural Alternatives to prescription medications through the use of its cutting edge Nutritional and Dietary Supplements. This may include products such as its High Grade Hemp CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Botanicals, Personal Care Products, Homeopathies, Functional Foods and other products. These products may be in various formulations and delivery systems including (but not limited to) capsules, tablets, soft gels, chewables, liquids, creams, sprays, powders, and whole herbs. ETST is focused on researching and developing innovative Hemp extracts and to make them accessible Worldwide. ETST plans to be the premier supplier of the highest quality and purity of High Grade Hemp CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil. ETST's primary goal is to advance different High Quality Hemp extracts with a broad profile of Cannabinoids and additional natural molecules found in Industrial Hemp and to identify their distinct properties. The company is dedicated in offering its consumers the finest and purest quality All Natural-Organic Hemp CBD Oil while never compromising on quality. ETST High Grade Hemp CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil is classified as "food based" and therefore perfectly permissible in all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Cannabinoids (Cannabidiol/CBD) are natural constituents of the Hemp plant and CBD is derived from Hemp stalk and seed. Hemp oil is a well-known dietary supplement and the naturally occurring CBD possesses no psychoactive qualities and presents a continuing stream of overwhelming evidence of significant Wellness benefits. With no psychoactive ingredient, Hemp CBD Oil is a ready-for-market Hemp-based Nutraceutical. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently considers non-THC hemp based cannabinoids, including CBD, to be "food based" and therefore saleable. These new non-psychoactive CBD-rich hemp oil products that ETST has geared up to market and distribute are beyond reproach. CBD (cannabidiol), a naturally occurring constituent of the Industrial Hemp plant, promotes and supports the nutritional health of aging bodies in particular. Source: US Government Patent #6,630,507 "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants." ETST does not grow, sell or distribute any substances that violate United States Law or the controlled substance act. ETST does sell and distribute hemp based products.
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