We aim to be the world leader in using science and natural plant extract to solve sport’s most challenging health issues.
Everyone has the right to live a pain free and active lifestyle.
Living an active life can put strain on your body every day.
WELCOME TO LEVIN HEALTH
Our strong industry relationships and mission to focus on clinically validated products position us to become one of Australia’s leading medical cannabis organisations.
We are a Melbourne-based medical cannabis company that aspires to develop cannabis-based medicines for patients suffering from chronic pain and other sports related conditions. We currently have a range of prescription products available under the Levin™ brand accessible through the Special Access Scheme. All of our products are made in Australian GMP-certified facilities with Australian cannabis. We are committed to developing and providing the best cannabis-based sports medicine possible, made by Australians, for Australians.
Levin Health was awarded a cultivation licence from the Australian Office of Drug Control in April 2019. We are progressing development of our licensed facility for the cultivation of medical cannabis.
In parallel, we are committed to funding Australian medical research; we will be launching our clinical trial activities with our research partners in the middle of 2021 targeting selected patient groups. Our aim is to launch clinically validated medical cannabis-based products in order to bring further knowledge and confidence to Australian pain patients. Currently there is not enough information on whether medicinal cannabis is effective in treating chronic non-cancer pain.
“Our Mission is to develop medicinal cannabis products that are backed by clinical evidence and noticeably enhance the lives of patients and cannabis users worldwide.”
WE BELIEVE EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO A PAIN-FREE LIFE
Australians are an active bunch, we are the sporting capital of the world; our love of sport is not just the elite athletes, footballers on the TV or Olympians who bring home gold every Olympics. Every age group of Australians is active, whether that’s playing golf or swimming; older Australians are some of the most active in the world.
As people get older, the wear and tear on their bodies becomes more noticeable, and many people have to reduce or eliminate the amount of activity they participate in. Chronic pain can limit the lifestyles of many patients and being unable to participate in social activities or sports and recreation can put a toll on a person’s mental health.
At Levin we believe a person has a right to lead an active, pain-free lifestyle for as long as possible, and we are committed to providing the opportunity for this as best as we know how. Cannabis-based medicines may present an opportunity for patients across Australia..
WHAT IS MEDICINAL CANNABIS?
The cannabis plant contains many different chemical compounds, including up to 100 phytocannabinoids, unique to the plant. Cannabinoids are also found in the human body (endocannabinoids) and form part of the endocannabinoid system. This communication system regulates important bodily functions, such as mood, memory, sleep, appetite and inflammation. It is thought that the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids are due to their ability to mimic endocannabinoids and interact with the endocannabinoid system.
The most widely studied and abundant phytocannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). They are known to act upon receptors located throughout the endocannabinoid system. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis and is the reason cannabis is used recreationally. CBD on the other hand, is not psychoactive.
There has not been enough research yet to prove the benefits of medicinal cannabis. But it is showing promise for some people with chronic or terminal illnesses who don’t get relief from other medicines.