VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the “Company” or “Abattis”) (CSE:ATT) (OTC:ATTBF) is pleased to announce the pending release of “Comfort”, a nutraceutical designed to target chronic pain and inflammation. As previously announced, the Company hopes to launch Comfort on Cyber Monday through the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Vergence Naturals Ltd.
“According to a report from the Industry of Medicine, more than 100 million people in North America suffer from chronic pain and inflammation1,” stated Rob Abenante, Abattis President and CEO. “That same report estimates the pain-price tag for medical treatments and lost productivity at more than $600 billion annually1, making chronic pain and inflammation major drains on the economy. With Comfort, we hope to address a severely disabling condition that affects a large proportion of our population.”
The Nielsen Company states market size for over-the-counter pain relief grew from $3.7 billion in 2014 to $4.2 billion in 20172. At the same time, the number of deaths associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”) and opioids, as reported by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has also grown. Clearly, there is an urgent need for effective and safe solutions to address the growing problem of chronic pain and inflammation.
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Dr. Brazos Minshew, MSc, ND and President of the Abattis Medical Advisory Board, explains, “Chronic pain occurs when internal systems within our body break down and fail to produce important endogenous chemicals. One of our body’s key pain management systems works through the production of bioactive lipids known as endocannabinoids which bind to and activate the CB-1 and CB-2 cannabinoid receptors. When activated, CB-1 and CB-2 modulate neural activity, helping our bodies cope with pain without being overwhelmed. Our body’s other principal pain management system works through the production of endorphins that interact with opiate receptors to reduce our perception of pain.
When our bodies experience pain that is too severe or lasts too long, our ability to produce endocannabinoids and endorphins slows and eventually exhausts, and we join the millions of people disabled or impaired by chronic pain.”
Comfort, our new proprietary nutraceutical, which contains Alpinia Galangal and Capsicum Annuum was developed by Abattis scientists to activate the endocannabinoid system and nourish endorphin release in response to chronic pain. Comfort will be manufactured in accordance with Canadian Natural Health Products (NHP) monographs and under the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations. Comfort is scheduled for public release on Cyber Monday, being November 26, 2018.
Robert Abenante, President & CEO
About Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.
Abattis is a leading diversified cannabis company, with interests in operations engaged in growing, extraction, testing, propagation and retail distribution. Over the past year, Abattis has made key acquisitions to leverage synergies and vertically integrate its business. Through its partnership with Northern Vine Labs and its investment in XLABS Therapeutics (ONT) Inc., Abattis has access to a fully licenced laboratory facility and an industrial size laboratory currently in the process of obtaining a Health Canada dealer’s license and, through its wholly owned subsidiary Gabriola Green Farms, it has applied for a Health Canada license to produce and sell Cannabis flower and oils. Abattis also operates a retail vaporizers business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Green Tree Therapeutics, which offers 10 unique branded SKUs online and across the country and owns a series of marketing, licensing and technology rights. Abattis has also partnered with a number of organizations, including the University of British Columbia Faculty of Land and Food Systems, with which it is developing delivery platforms with increased stability and bioavailability for cannabinoid rich THC-free hemp extracts. For more information, visit the Company's website at: www.abattis.com
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