Frequently Asked Questions
CBD (or cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating compound which is found in the cannabis plant, that has appeared to have significant medical benefits.
CBD oil has been studied for the potential role it plays in the effective treatment of common health issues and chronic diseases including anxiety, depression, pain and inflammation, arthritis, skin disorders, insomnia, epilepsy, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and much more...
Hemp Oil is most commonly sourced from the Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp) plant seed. Hemp Oil is normally pressed from the seeds of the plant, therefore it does not contain the same amount of cannabinoids found in CBD oil. It does however contain a lot of antioxidants and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
CBD Oil is an oil with naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids, Cannabinoids, and other beneficial phytonutrients. This oil is high in CBD and sometimes contains trace amounts of THC.
Endocannabinoids are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a biological system that moderates several physiological and cognitive processes, contributing to a healthy immune system. The analogous forms of CBD and THC produced in your body are called Anandamide and 2AG, respectively. These processes include fertility, appetite, moods, pain sensation, memory, and hormones.
Endocannabinoids are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptor proteins. These are discharged throughout the central nervous system, brain, and peripheral nervous system.
Cannabis contains at least 113 cannabinoids which trigger the endocannabinoid receptors, especially CB1 and CB2, in various parts of the body. CBD binds to the CB2 receptors while THC clings to the CB1 receptors. The ECS helps maintain homeostasis in the body and manages several diseases. This explains why taking cannabinoids help to control the disease as they cooperate with the endocannabinoid system, mimicking different endocannabinoids.
CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain, liver, intestines, and central and peripheral nervous systems and affect memory, pain, stress, appetite, and sleep. CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system and control inflammation and tissue injury.
Research today has found that the cannabis compounds perform better when using them together and since there are endless possibilities of terpene profiles which can act in synergy (the effects are added), or antagonistically (the effects inhibit each other).
Medical cannabis has over 500 naturally occurring compounds (cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids) that can be used to be used medically in conjunction with each other, whereby terpenes and cannabinoids interact with the most benefits.
Terpenes (C5H8) are organic molecules that interact in nature for certain odors, hormones, steroids, pigments, vitamins, resins, and essential oils. Not only do they have many circulatory and muscular effects, but some of them also interact with neurological (Cannabinoid) receptors while others alter the permeability of cell membranes and allow in either more or fewer cannabinoids.
Yes, we have a JV with an American based cGMP cannabis company of which we procure our extracts from. Our CBD products also contain 0% THC, thereby complying with local South African laws and regulations around CBD.
No, not all of our product contain CBD. Our core focus is CBD items which includes topicals, oils, cosmetics, edibles, water-solubles and pet products, but we also have a variety of wellness and nutraceutical products that do not contain CBD.