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Long gone are the days of reefer madness, but with time comes progress and the medicinal benefits of cannabis are becoming more undeniable. Moreover, medical research is beginning to back up years of anecdotal evidence.

Arizona Natural Concepts (ANC), located at 1039 E. Carefree Highway, has a heavy focus on the medical patients within the community. Patients can expect a knowledgeable staff willing to help them find products to suit their specific needs. A caring and compassionate approach is of the upmost priority for the staff at ANC. They take steps to ensure their team is always up to date on the latest research and products on the market.

One of the most exciting things they share with patients is the presence of the endocannabinoid system in all mammals. The ECS is responsible for interacting with the cannabinoids found in the plant to create homeostasis within the body.

ECS has been found to be a potent regulator of brain activity, hormonal function, and immune response. Endocannabinoids are at play as we deal with stress, hunger, sleep, illness, and emotions. This could be the answer to as to why cannabis is seen as a cure all by so many of its proponents. The body’s ability to use and breakdown these compounds naturally is shedding much needed light on how to use cannabis effectively for a variety of issues.

A deficiency in the ECS is thought by some researchers to be a key component in the diseases seen on a massive level, many of which do not respond to pharmaceutical treatments. Understanding how the ECS works is central to assisting patients as they navigate these new waters.
ANC is home to three brands all centered around creating products that are not only medicinally beneficial, but palatable to the senses. Each brand sources top tier material for the products they create, always keeping the medicinal value in mind.

A common ailment amongst so many patients is their inability to get a restful night’s sleep. ANC’s home brands offer an array of products focused on helping patients finally get some well-deserved rest.

Yummy Gummy is a gelatin based gummy low in sugar with flavor profiles that change seasonally. They come in doses for those who are new to cannabis, and those who may need something a bit stronger. Yummy Gummy is fully infused, allowing patients to cut them into desired doses for those who are looking to microdose.

Yummy Gummy produces limited edition runs based on the needs of the patient. For instance, the team is producing a nighttime gummy infused with CBN and melatonin. CBN is the cannabinoid that aids mainly in sleep but is also helpful in regulating the immune system.

These gummies are fairly priced, and ANC consistently runs deals. Keep an eye out for Yummy Gummy brand reps who may be on site offering up some swag with each purchase.

ANC is also home to Tipsy Turtle, a snack focused edible brand which is friendly to those with specific dietary needs. Tipsy Turtle edibles are also available in a variety of doses, allowing patients to microdose if they choose. They also offer high dosed edibles for those who have a higher tolerance and need a bit more of a heavy hitter.

Tipsy Turtle edibles offer patients the unique ability to incorporate their medicine into their daily meals whether they be sweet or savory.

These edibles are delicious enough to nosh on every day, yet affordable enough to do it with no guilt. Keep an eye out on ANC who will consistently run deals on these amazing snacks. Be sure to look for the Tipsy Turtle brand reps who are sometimes on site with freshly baked non-med confections. They will also have swag for those who make a Tipsy Turtle purchase.

ANC also houses Achieve, their concentrate brand with a wide selection of wax for every consumer. Achieve produces Rick Simpson Oil, a potent concentrate many refer to as “the medicine” of the cannabis world. RSO can be used topically or orally.

Research has shown when there are multiple cannabinoids working together, it produces what is referred to as the Entourage Effect. Since RSO is produced using the whole plant, all the cannabinoids the plant has to offer are present.

RSO is given to patients who are dealing with major chronic conditions. It is the “go to” for many who are diagnosed with cancer. The staff at ANC has the resources to help patients safely use RSO, it is not suggested to use RSO without some guidance due to its very powerful psychoactive effects.

RSO is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, which when used topically can treat burns, abrasions, and skin cancer.

ANC runs a deal on RSO every Saturday, and the team at ANC can educate patients on how to make their RSO into a tincture, which can make it easier to consume orally. Achieve reps are consistently onsite with swag for those who make an Achieve purchase.

ANC, along with their three house brands, offer a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals from a team of dedicated professionals who are always eager and willing to help.

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This content is sponsored by Arizona Natural Concepts.