Beating Arthritis and Ending Prednisone Addiction
Ending 23 Years of Prednisone Addiction
HOW IT ALL STARTED:
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Since the age
of 15, I’ve lived longer with it than without it
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While still in high-school, I was diagnosed with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), a chronic autoimmune condition that inflicts constant debilitating joint pain. Modern medicine has found ways to mitigate this condition, one of which is by administrating steroids (Prednisone), a medication that weakens the immune system. And while Prednisone is a lifesaver, it causes long term damage in many of our body’s systems (Bones, heart and much more).
While I constantly tried to cut-off steroids, no matter what I did, I ended up in pain; steroids seemed to be a way of life.
However, in 2017, it all changed when I decided to give Hemp oil (or what I thought was CBD oil) a chance. While this whole buzz around this, seemingly, magical panacea kept me skeptical, I felt that I had nothing to lose.
I spent the following months researching and learning about the chemistry behind the plant, how it interacts with our bodies, and about the factors that were benefiting in fighting inflammation.
While all the hype seems to be around CBD, in fact, it is only one molecule among many other molecules (cannabinoids) and other naturally occurring substances in the cannabis/hemp plant.
I learned that CBD-isolate, is not as effective in fighting inflammation as when combined with other cannabinoids. In fact, the hemp plant contains over 110 cannabinoids (most of which have not been explored yet), and all these cannabinoids work synergistically, to create what's called the entourage effect. This entire-plant combination is also known as full-spectrum.
But even then, there are many strains out there and some are more effective than others for various conditions.
Eventually, I found the optimal formulation and, soon (to be precise - 3 weeks), I was able to completely cut off steroids! This was nothing less than magic for me!
I never looked back and, now, 4 years later, I'm steroids-free and feel better than ever.
With every 4th adult American affected by arthritis in one way or the other, and with many other autoimmune conditions sufferers out there (8% of the entire population), I set my mind to help educate and share my success. Not to mention the 10% of the population who are prescribed steroids.
Throughout my many years with RA, I've learned that there's nothing stronger than patient-to-patient trust. And this has inspired me to create RECLAIM LABS, with the goal of developing revolutionary high-potency hemp-based products to provide relief for those suffering from autoimmune conditions, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and more, as well as for those who are Prednisone-addicts.
So why did I pick the name RECLAIM? Well, this is the first thing I felt when liberated from steroids – I took back the independence I had lost many years prior. The logo also follows my vision - pure, clean and simple.
The Hemp plant holds an entire world of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other naturally occurring compounds. These substances work alongside to produce a wide variation of benefits.
We aim to expand our research and offer our proprietary formulas and technologies with the goal of helping our customers live active and healthy life, while enhancing their total wellbeing. We are excited for what’s to come…
Founder - Reclaim Labs