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A need for reliable everyday wellness

Many years of working in the pain-related medical space led Alethiah’s founder, Antonio Castellanos III, to hemp oil. Antonio watched as hemp oil reduced the amount and intensity of symptoms experienced by a chronic migraine sufferer in the span of just two weeks. The phenomenal results of the hemp oil spurred Antonio to learn everything he could about cannabinoids and, ultimately, find the highest-quality product for those close to him. What he also found was an unregulated “Wild West” market – even the most popular hemp oil brands were inconsistent in their formulas and potency. Given Antonio’s experience in the healthcare sector, he was alarmed at the amount of false information being spread and the lack of patient education being provided.

Antonio realized the need for a transparent, consistent and research driven wellness-focused company. As a patient and healthcare executive, Antonio partnered with industry-leading authorities and their combined efforts produced the high-quality phyto-cannabinoid products that Antonio was searching for from the beginning.

Alethiah was born.

MEET Alethiah’s Founder

Alethiah - Team - Antonio Castellanos

Antonio Castellanos III

CEO & Founder
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Alethiah - Team - Antonio Castellanos

Antonio Castellanos III

CEO & Founder

Antonio Castellanos III worked in the biotechnology and MedTech industries for the past 20 years, focusing on sales, commercial innovation, and product launch and development. From the design and implementation of individualized patient care and support initiatives to negotiating national and international multimillion-dollar contracts with top level healthcare and teaching institutions, Antonio has committed himself to the advancement of modern science and the implementation of new technologies into everyday medicine. In the fields of biotechnology, MedTech, regenerative medicine, targeted drug delivery systems and now medical cannabis.

Antonio attributes many of his past accomplishments to his ability to dream big and his appetite for asking questions. Antonio states: “Most people don’t ask. There’s true magic behind the power of asking!”. These are some of the stepping blocks to the present development and execution of Alethiah, a research-focused phyto-cannabinoid company. Evident in his everyday work, he and a group of influential medical professionals and researchers recognize the urgency for measurable and validated solutions for our current health crisis. On an intimate level, Antonio saw first-hand how unpredicted pain, blurred vision and extreme nausea affected those suffering from debilitating chronic migraines. Individualized phyto-cannabinoid hemp oil can change a life and bring a new stage of revitalization to sufferers of debilitating chronic issues.

The field of cannabis has long been misunderstood. Antonio’s mission is to clinically validate and legitimize the use of cannabinoids. With Antonio’s understanding of medical and scientific processes along with his own personal experience, Alethiah is pushing the modernization of cannabis-based derivatives by design.

THE ALETHIAH ADVANTAGE

One step above the rest

The Hemp Oil industry is full of options – that’s why we strive to provide you with only the highest-quality, custom formulas and services.

We’ve teamed up with doctors, researchers, and healthcare professionals to empower consumers through cannabinoid education and to ensure that our products are based on the latest scientific findings.

MEET THE ADVISORY BOARD

Integrating traditional Western medicine & a holistic approach

Wilson Almonte, MD

Alethiah Strategy Advisor
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Wilson Almonte, MD

Alethiah Strategy Advisor

Interventional Pain Specialist

Houston & Victoria areas in Southeast Texas

Dr. Almonte has been practicing in southeast Texas since 2013. He completed his undergraduate education at New York University, and then his medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in pain medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is board certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology by The American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Almonte believes in a more holistic approach to pain management and works to explore the most effective avenues in dealing with each patient’s particular ailments. He believes in remaining at the cutting edge of pain management technology and strives daily to provide optimal and personalized care for each of his patients.
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Wendy Askew, MD

OB/GYN and Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine
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Wendy Askew, MD

OB/GYN and Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Rogers Centers

San Antonio, TX

Eddie Castellanos

Alethiah Branding Advisor
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Eddie Castellanos

Alethiah Branding Advisor

Houston, TX

Eddie A. Castellanos joined Alethiah as Branding Advisor in 2018 to oversee the Company’s brand image.

In 2004, he founded DPEAC, a product and advertising photography company, specializing in beverages, liquors, and fine spirits, among many other products.

Eddie has worked closely with an array of well-known domestic and international organizations, leveraging his experience as a graphic designer, commercial photographer, and creative director. His unique style and vast knowledge of leading software drives his creation of imagery, creating successful marketing and advertising campaigns.

He devotes most of his time and efforts to achieve strategic and emotionally-resonant imagery. “I believe in capturing the best digital visualization of any given product that can be utilized in any dimensional media outlet, including print, marketing, advertising and editorial.”
Alethiah - Team Member - Miles Day

Miles Day

Medical Director at Grace Health System Pain Management Center
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Miles Day

Medical Director at Grace Health System Pain Management Center

Pain Fellowship Director at Texas Tech University’s Pain Fellowship Program

Lubbock, TX

Everton A. Edmondson, MD

Alethiah Medical Advisor
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Everton A. Edmondson, MD

Alethiah Medical Advisor

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine

Chief, Adult Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston, TX

Dr. Everton Edmondson has led a successful neurology and pain medicine practice in Houston, Texas for more than 30 years. His experience in internal medicine, neurology, pain management and pharmacology affords him the broad scope needed to provide expert consultation and second opinion in pain and neurologic conditions. He is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief Adult Neurology Service at Pavilion for Women, Texas Children’s Hospital.
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Martha Heurta Quintanilla, JD

Attorney at Law
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Martha Heurta Quintanilla, JD

Attorney at Law

Corpus Christi, TX
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Clement Hayes, JD

Alethiah General Counsel
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Clement Hayes, JD

Alethiah General Counsel

Block45 Legal

Denver, CO

Daneshvari Solanki, MBBS, FRCA

Alethiah Research Advisor
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Daneshvari Solanki, MBBS, FRCA

Alethiah Research Advisor

Clinical Professor & Director of Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Service at University of Texas Medical Branch *retired in 2017 Researcher at HD Research Houston, TX Daneshvari Solanki, M.D., is a recognized international expert in regional anesthesia who was a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as an integral developer of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Pain Medicine services. In 2017, after 39 years of dedication, Dr. Solanki retired from UTMB, continuing, however, to be a loyal contributor to medical research. In 1995, Dr. Solanki established the Interventional Pain Service (IPS) at UTMB, under the direction of Dr. Donald S. Prough, the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology. The IPS initially included interventional strategies to treat patients with neuropathic pain conditions, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), which was later renamed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Solanki’s interest in CRPS sparked consultations for the performance of Stellate Ganglion Blocks, Bier Blocks and Ketamine Infusions. What started as a small project to better serve the chronic pain care needs of UTMB’s patients quickly exploded into a busy pain practice. The Pain Fellowship was officially accredited just two years later, and today (winter 2018) has eight dedicated pain faculty members with three fellows per year and 50 alumni graduates, who are excelling all over the country in a variety of academic and private practice environments. As UTMB’s Director of Regional Anesthesia, Dr. Solanki also helped provide post-operative pain control for adults. She developed the Texas Society of Anesthesiology Regional Anesthesia Workshop, which is now coordinated by the current Pain Fellowship Program Director at UTMB, Dr. Erik Hustak. A respected professor and mentor, Dr. Solanki he has been acknowledged for training more than 500 residents and more than 40 pain fellows. Her love for teaching is evident; she is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and continues to set a high standard for her trainees with her commitment to excellence. While Dr. Solanki retired from UTMB to spend more time with her grandchildren, she has continued her research endeavors. Dr. Solanki currently conducts clinical trials with the HD Research Group, in pursuit of effective treatments. In January 2019, Dr. Solanki also joined Alethiah as Chief Research Officer. With her extensive background in Pain Management, Dr. Solanki sees great potential in the medical benefits of cannabinoids and believes in helping Alethiah push forward its research and clinical trials.

Meg Michaelis

Alethiah Marketing Director
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Meg Michaelis

Alethiah Marketing Director

As a signed songwriter in Nashville, TN for 10 years, she learned the art of story telling. As a signed, touring artist for 18 years she learned the art of entertaining & selling. In 2017 Meg moved back to Houston to help her family and ended up finding her talents in marketing. From launching the viral social media efforts at El Bolillo Bakery, to managing the social media of 30 brands at Landry’s, to launching apps, to managing social media for celebrity chefs, neuroscientists, & luxury home builders, Meg has a wide range of experience. Her ability to represent authentically & professionally the uniqueness of a variety of business genres led her to the opportunity to join the Alethiah team.
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Bert Quintanilla

Alethiah Legislative Advisor
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Bert Quintanilla

Alethiah Legislative Advisor

President PlasmaPure, Inc.
Corpus Christi, TX

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Safe. Effective. Pure.

Method

  • Hemp sourced from family farms in Colorado and co-op farms in northern Europe
  • Free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers
  • CO2 extracted
  • Non-GMO
  • Minimally processed
  • Non-psychoactive

Services

Health is more than just a product – it’s a lifestyle. That’s why Alethiah provides services to guide you through your wellness journey, finding the cannabinoid therapy that works best for your body.

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Product Testing

At Alethiah, we take the truth very seriously – it’s in our name. That’s why we uphold rigorous standards for our products and perform regular product testing.

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