Cannabis Assessment Program
Now that Cannabis has been legalized in Canada, we're all trying to decide if we should "try it" and we're weighing our options. What is THC vs. CBD? How much is enough? How much is too much?
We can help take the guess work out of cannabis use. We will leverage the power of pharmacogenetics and metabolic markers to help you make better decisions with the support of trained health professionals.
The Cannabis Assessment Program analyzes your DNA to provide you with a set of evidence-based, personalized recommendations for achieving an optimal response to medicinal cannabis.
Using a proprietary algorithm, the Cannabis Assessment Program informs you as to which type of cannabis or cannabis-derived product(s) will most effectively treat your symptoms, enhance your health, and allow you to avoid or minimize unwanted side-effects.
Understanding your cortisol (stress-response hormone) and neurotransmitters (brain chemical levels) can help us create a more customized cannabis prescription. Whether or not you have manic or depressive-like symptoms, anxiety, addictions, sleeping difficulties, pain or just want to cope better with life, this is the mental health program for you.
Because this program reflects your unique genetic makeup and brain hormone profile, it provides you with truly personalized knowledge - informing you as to which cannabis strains and products are optimal for your health and well-being.
Details on testing
This program includes a saliva cheek swab that will give you insights on your pharmacogenetics (the metabolism and break down of):
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Urine test to determine your neurotransmitters (brain chemicals):
- calming hormones: serotonin and GABA
- excitatory hormones: dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, glutamate and histamine levels
Saliva to determine your:
- Cortisol (stress response) levels
Results are uploaded to your patient health record, MyWellnessFile.
Interaction with Coaches and Ongoing Support
Once your results are posted to your patient health record (MyWellnessFile), you will be booked for video conference coaching to be completed within 2 months. Coaching will include:
- 60 minute pharmacist physician and naturopathic doctor team consultation
- 30 minute naturopathic doctor follow up