Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Kado, immunologist Dr. Rachel Kado, and rheumatologist Dr. Ruba Kado, who all practice in metro Detroit, have launched CB2++, a non-cannabis pain relieving repair cream. The all-natural, plant-based cream triggers the brain’s CB2 receptor to relieve inflammation.
The cream is made with seven plant extracts and, according to the doctors, has all the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) without traces of cannabis or marijuana. It activates the newly discovered CB2 receptor that helps regulate natural processes associated with healing.
“We knew there were some really important revelations around the capabilities of the CB2 receptor, and that we were in a rare position as mothers and scientists to be proactive in exploring those,” says Jessica Kado, who is also a founding partner of CB2++. She and the other two Kados worked to formulate the treatment for her son’s eczema. “We are committed to developing products that we are comfortable with our own children and family members using.”
Before launching commercially, CB2++ was used by professional athletes including the Detroit Lions for pain management and recovery.
“There are definitive positive feedback and visible results in addressing muscle and joint inflammation with athletes,” says Kevin Bastin, former NFL head athletic trainer. “In my 25 years with the NFL, CB2++ cream is one of the few products I trust with quick, proven results across the board. Cannabinoid receptors are key components in regulating physiological processes through the body’s endocannabinoid system, and CB2++ targets that receptor without any harmful side effects for our athletes.”
CB2 mainly operates in the immune system instead of the central nervous system, so it does not affect a person’s mental state when activated, unlike the CB1 receptor, which is activated by cannabis agents.
The cream is intended to treat sore muscles, joints, and tendons in repair, recovery, and injury prevention.