On July 7, 2017 Russ was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells (aka blood cancer). This particular type of cancer affects many things, low blood counts, difficulty fighting infections, bone and calcium issues and kidney problems to name a few.
When diagnosed, Russ had a creatinine level of 3.88 mg/dl and his numbers continued to climb to 4.37 by mid-July. Normal levels range from 0.60-1.30 mg/dl. Creatinine levels are a direct correlation of kidneys function, therefore, Russ was considered in kidney failure and dangerously close to having to start dialysis.
He started taking Hope Botanicals CBD gel cap, 25 mg twice daily, mostly to see if it would help with fatigue, mood and sleep. While the CBD definitely helped with these symptoms, most noteworthy, we began to see his creatinine levels drop substantially. Being an average male, he didn’t like taking so many medications and cut the non-prescribed CBD from his regime after a few weeks. Once again, his creatinine levels started climbing and he was back to being tired and sluggish. He resumed taking the capsules and his levels started going down again. Presently his levels are 2.1 mg/dl.
In March of 2018 Russ received a stem cell transplant. It was a very uncomfortable procedure and when he was released from the hospital he was in extreme pain and even the maximum amount of opiates could not keep his pain under control. They started him again on the CBD gel caps, 50mg every three hours and within 7 hours, he was pain free. As of today, Russ is considered in remission, we believe with help of CBD.
We are very happy to hear such an amazing testimony and very thankful that we could help Russ manage his cancer symptoms.