LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/14 -- SK3 Group's (OTC Pink: SKTO) (PINKSHEETS: SKTO) Berkeley Bio Organic Research Laboratories has developed "Alzatrex", an herbal supplement that may be taken orally that combines medical cannabis with a proprietary formula of herbal COX-2 inhibitors. Research has shown that Δ9-THC, the main active ingredient in medical marijuana, decreases β-amyloid plaques and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, and that it is reduced further by the addition of a COX-2 inhibitor. A COX-2 inhibitor is a form of NSAID that is used to reduce pain.
The combination of a COX-2 inhibitor with medical cannabis also prevents marijuana-induced memory problems and "brain fog" or "haze" that is common. Further, as stated in the journal Cell, "These results suggest that the applicability of medical marijuana would be broadened by concurrent inhibition of COX-2." See Cell, Chen et al.: "Δ9-THC-caused synaptic and memory impairments are mediated through COX-2 signaling", at http://www.cell.com/retrieve/pii/S0092867413013603?cc=y.
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and that 83,000 die from the condition every year, a new study has found that nearly half a million elderly Americans likely died from Alzheimer's disease in 2010, which is almost 6 times higher than previous estimates according to a new study released Wednesday. This moves Alzheimer's from the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. to the third-leading killer, right behind heart disease and cancer. See Neurology, "Contribution of Alzheimer disease to mortality in the United States" at http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/03/05/WNL.0000000000000240.short?sid=fba9c422-3628-4a5c-ad91-7f4bd0bc4e28.
Furthermore, COX inhibitors have been shown to reduce the occurrence of cancers and pre-cancerous growths.
Artemus Mayor, President of SK3 Group, Inc., said, "We see this as an opportunity to help the many people suffering with Alzheimer's disease. Our new Alzatrex product will not only help those with Alzheimer's and dementia, but it will also help medical marijuana patients reduce the side-effects of cannabis, mainly the 'brain fog' that is so common. We are using technology to improve the lives of patients."
Alzatrex will be available soon in dispensaries and delivery services across California, to start.
SK3 is a healthcare logistics and fulfillment consultancy focused on the delivery of alternative care and medicine. With seasoned management, breakthrough technology and best practices, SK3 brings standardization and transparency to this rapidly growing segment of the alternative care field.
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