His typical customers are seeking relief from Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and general aches and pains.
“It is the same product, just with different flavors,” he says.
Another significant portion of his clientele are people who want to transition off opioids.
Gleichenhaus claims that his company uses nanotechnology in the manufacturing process, which shrinks the CBD molecules so it has more bio-availability. In other words, your body absorbs more of it, unlike sublingual tinctures. Still, some people prefer the tinctures because they want to taste the product and feel it working, as opposed to consuming water-soluble CBD, or capsules.
American Shaman does not believe in hard sell tactics. Gleichenhaus candidly admits that senior citizens have enough to deal with, both health-wise, and to avoid being taken in by pushy salespeople and scam artists.
In addition, since Zoloft is metabolized in the body by a number of enzymes, it is thought that it would be difficult for a single agent to cause a clinically significant interaction. In the words of one study:
In our latest question and answer, the pharmacist discusses whether or not Zoloft (sertraline) interacts with CBD (cannabidiol).
Zoloft (sertraline), an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor), is metabolized extensively by a variety of CYP enzymes, including:
With this, it is important to consider potential drug interactions with prescription medication.
I currently take 50mg of Sertraline, I have tried increasing Sertraline but I don’t like the side effects. The 50mg of Sertraline has improved my overall mood but I still feel anxious. Would it be safe to also use CBD oil alongside Sertraline?
CBD has recently exploded in popularity, with multiple products and brands available at a number of natural health food and supplement stores. It is even being mixed with traditional consumer products, like water!
Due to the relatively recent nature of CBD use for medicinal purposes, there is a distinct lack of studies when it comes to potential drug interactions between CBD and prescription medication, like Zoloft (sertraline).
The conclusions that can be drawn? You should, of course, talk to your doctor before taking any new medications (prescription or non-prescription). If you combine Zoloft with either CBD or weed, however, you should be fine. Just be careful, because you could end up more zoned out than you expect.
More than one-hundred million Americans are on antidepressant medications, and tens of millions of them take Zoloft on a daily basis. In fact, Zoloft is the most commonly-prescribed psych med in the United States, even more popular than other drugs in the “SSRI” class like Lexapro, Paxil, Celexa and Prozac. (Zoloft is the brand name for the medication sertraline.)
What the researchers found was surprising: there are very few reports of adverse interactions.
Cannabinoids and Zoloft: What We Know
There has only been one rigorous medical review examining the effects of combining Zoloft (or similar SSRIs) and CBD use. It was done at the University of Connecticut and considered all the evidence involving concurrent use of antidepressants (“psychotropic” drugs) and psychoactive drugs like cannabis.
Nearly 35 million Americans are considered “regular users” of marijuana, with another 20 million said to indulge occasionally. As you undoubtedly know, pot contains a number of cannabinoids – not just THC, but also CBD.
It’s possible; there’s very little research on the subject. But if it is a problem, it’s probably not a major issue for most people.
They say that maybe because those who use pot are afraid to report any problems they may experience. However, doctors prescribe newer generations of psych meds (like Zoloft) because they’re much less likely to cause drug interactions, so the researchers believe it’s very possible that harmful interactions with CBD or THC are “relatively rare or do not happen.”