Dr. Hill Supports Daily Cannabidiol for Healthy LifestylesFeb 27, 2020 11:24PM ● By Annalise Combs
Dr. Hill Supports Daily Cannabidiol for Healthy Lifestyles
by Sheila Julson
Dr. Jerron Hill, owner of Ketamine Health & Wellness Center of Texas, in Plano, has embarked on a new venture; Dr. CBD & Nutrition Centers, LLC, in University Park. The retail store, which opened in February, focuses on prevention and wellness education while offering professional-grade dietary supplements and cannabidiol (CBD) products such as tinctures, salves, gummies, edibles (coffee, teas, honey, beverages, fine confections), pet, hair and skin care products. All of the products, including Hill's own private label CBD items, are made from U.S.-sourced hemp.
In July 2019, Governor Greg Abbott signed hemp and CBD products into legalization after the 2018 federal Farm Bill passed, removing industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Industrial hemp and its byproducts, which include CBD, are legal in all 50 states as long as the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes a “high”— is below 0.3 percent.
For Hill, it’s a natural progression to incorporate CBD into his wellness services. “CBD is an outgrowth of what I have included in my post-ketamine regime for my patients at the Ketamine Health & Wellness Center,” he says. He first discovered the wellness properties of CBD and its effects on the human endocannabinoid system two years ago when he attended an integrative medicine and mental health conference. “I am fascinated with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). We all have what’s known as CB1 and CB2 endocannabinoid receptors throughout the central nervous and peripheral nervous systems.
The endocannabinoid system, Hill says, relates to homeostasis, or balance, and through keeping the body balanced, physical and mental wellness can be achieved. Inspired by this knowledge, Hill attended the Lucky Leaf conference last September to network and connect with reputable CBD growers, processors and manufacturers.
Hill emphasizes that he’s not just out to sell CBD products, but has a broader vision to get people to buy into the value of living a lifestyle of wellness through prevention; such as managing stress, intermittent fasting, regular exercise and proper nutrition.
Hill incorporates these preventative measures into his daily lifestyle. “Desiderius Erasmus, a 14th-century philosopher, said, ‘Prevention is better than cure,’ and when you look at preventative medicine through alternatives such as holistic and functional medicine, there’s a paradigm shift in how Americans are viewing their health care,” Hill observes. “Dr. Hans Selye, founder of the human stress model said, ‘It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.’”
Hill believes that stress prevention consists of taking more walks, enjoying green space, putting down electronics, exercising and laughing more. CBD helps increase serotonin in the brain—the hormone that make us feel good.
As a medical doctor, Hill believes that his professional background qualifies him to guide people toward CBD products and the benefits it has on the endocannabinoid system. He notes that there is no U. S. Food and Drug Administration regulations of CBD products, so consumers should carefully evaluate their CBD products. “All CBD products should come with a certificate of analysis from a third-party lab to make sure it has what’s advertised, and has no harsh chemicals,” he explains. Seek out a reputable source, and preferably professional-grade products.
Dr. CBD & Nutrition Centers currently offers professional-grade tinctures, salves, gel caps and dietary supplements from Hill’s private label that have greater bioavailability. He also carries other brands that infuse CBD into coffee, tea, honey, fine confections, lollypops, bath bombs and skincare products using good manufacturing practices. “The retail store is more like a CBD and nutritional smorgasbord,” Hill adds.
Hill notes the big misconception about CBD is that it’s marijuana, and people will get a psychoactive high. “Many of my consumers want THC-free CBD for various reasons; religion or their concern for failing an employment drug-test. When you talk about the difference in full spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD, full spectrum has the legal allowance, which is 0.3 percent THC; the broad spectrum and isolates have zero THC.”
Dr. CBD & Nutrition Centers, LLC is located at 6933 Hillcrest Ave., University Park, 75205. For more information, call 972-863-7775.