Q. What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid (Cannabis compound) that has been reported to have significant medical benefits. CBD does not make people feel “high” and is believed to counteract the psychoactivity of THC. With this in mind, strains that are rich in CBD and low in THC are a great option for patients who want relief from pain and inflammation “while keeping a clear head”. The US government holds a patent involving the use of cannabidiol for treatment of age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Please research cannabidiol (CBD) through trusted resources in order to become more familiar with the potential benefits of CBD products.
Q. How does it work?
Precisely how CBD works is still being researched. Like many other therapeutic methods, the answer has not been exact. From: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2219532/ : “The structure and stereochemistry of the phytocannabinoid, CBD, were first elucidated by Raphael Mechoulam in the 1960s who then went on to devise a method for its synthesis (reviewed in Pertwee, 2006). In contrast to Δ9-THC, CBD lacks detectable psychoactivity (reviewed in Pertwee, 2004b) and only displaces [3H]CP55940 from cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors at concentrations in the micromolar range (Table 1). Since it displays such low affinity for these receptors, much pharmacological research with CBD has been directed at seeking out and characterizing CB1- and CB2-independent modes of action for this phytocannabinoid (Table 3). Recently, however, evidence has emerged that in spite of its low affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD can interact with these receptors at reasonably low concentrations. This has come from the discovery that CBD is capable of antagonizing cannabinoid CB1/CB2 receptor agonists with apparent KB values in the low nanomolar range both in mouse whole-brain membranes and in membranes prepared from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells transfected with hCB2 receptors (Thomas et al., 2007). For additional information, please research cannabidiol (CBD) through trusted resources utilizing Google and sites such as: https://www.projectcbd.org/how-cbd-works
Q. What is the Endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system includes receptors involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. It includes the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. The neurons, neural pathways, and other cells where these cannabinoid receptor types are all co-localized from the endocannabinoid system. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocannabinoid_system)
Here is another article of the Endocannabinoid system and how it works:
Endocannabinoids: An Original Story
Q. Where does your CBD come from?
We source only the highest quality, hemp grown in ideal soil for our hemp derived CBD products. The safest and most effective extraction/purification methods are used to produce the CBD oil and state-of-the-art analysis techniques are performed. The extract used in our most of our products are full spectrum hemp extract. Multiple third-party laboratories analyze the raw hemp/CBD extract to determine its CBD and other cannabinoid and terpenoid content, and to evaluate its purity from potential contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, microbes, and mycotoxins (mold). Our final blends are tested by third-party laboratories and documented by batch/LOT number which can be accessed at our website Batch Test Results. Because our sources vary, please feel free to contact us to determine the source used for your particular batch/LOT.
Q. Do you provide test results and if so, what is included?
Our final blends are tested by certified third-party laboratories and documented by batch number. Our product labels contain LOT numbers that assist in providing information on Batch Test Results including amounts of cannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), terpenoids (terpenes), heavy metals, microbes, mycotoxins (mold), and pesticides (we only test Microbiological, Residual Solvent, and Chemical Residue analysis on source material that has been purchased on the open market).
Q. What do the test results mean?
We encourage you to do independent research in order to make informed decisions when purchasing CBD infused products. In addition to reading the literature provided by the testing facility used for the batch/LOT number you receive, the following link may provide assistance in getting your research started: http://www.medicaljane.com/2013/09/08/cannabis-lab-testing-as-explained-by-medical-jane/
Q. What is the difference between Hemp-derived CBD and Cannabis-derived CBD?
Scientifically and genetically, Hemp and Cannabis are actually the same plant, hemp is of the genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis Sativa, while cannabis can be Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis Ruderalis. The definitive ingredient is how much THC is in the plant matter. Hemp is defined as have .3% THC or less. Industrial Hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a cannabis strain of Cannabis Sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Of course there are newer strains available now that are hearty plants many of which look and smell exactly like the higher THC versions but are very high in CBD, sometimes as much as 22%. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of Hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the "high". Some strains of cannabis are bred for high CBD content and low THC content and this formulation may provide even more effective therapeutic results with what is know as the “entourage effect”. Cannabis derived CBD products used to require a doctor’s recommendation but is now available as recreational cannabis over the counter.
Q. Will I fail a drug test?
While we will not make such promises, we have not seen any cases where our topical products resulted in a failed drug test. We have used the over-the-counter THC tests on patients who only used a topical and they tested negative. Cannabinoids are lipid soluble so you wouldn't expect it to enter the bloodstream transdermally. Our Tinctures on the other hand are ingested and may cause you to fail a drug test.
Q. Will I get “high” using your products?
Q. Why do you have different formulas?
Each of our formulations are infused with essential oil blends targeting a particular ailment. Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of conditions. Plants were once the only source of medication . . . relief provided by nature. With centuries of use, these oils have gained a favorable reputation for providing relief from sore muscles and joints, inflammation, stress, and fatigue.
Q. Have there been any studies on the topical use of CBD products?
Yes, this article, one of several, involves the potential of transdermal application of CBD to be used as an anti-inflammatory treatment. Additionally, during development of our product, we gathered (and continue to collect) feedback and input from unpaid participants. The data collected has led us to believe that most people are satisfied with the results.
Q. Do you have a satisfaction or your money back guarantee?
Yes, we offer a money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Simply email customercare@SanareSmart.com within 60 days of purchase and our Customer Care department will assist you.
Q. Do I need a prescription to purchase?
Our products are infused with hemp derived CBD, you will NOT need a doctor’s recommendation. Sanare Smart products infused with hemp derived CBD are available for purchase online.
Q. What are some of the conditions CBD is good for?
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