Frequently Asked Questions
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the most abundant non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in the genus Cannabis, to which both marijuana and industrial hemp belong. It is a naturally occurring compound that mimics the structure of endocannabinoids found in our bodies.
Clinical studies suggest there are a large number of illnesses and conditions that CBD could be used for in treatment programs. CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties which may be beneficial to arthritis sufferers. The analgesic or pain relieving effects have a broad application helping people suffering from a number of ailments from chronic pain to migraines. CBD may also be used to treat anxiety, PTSD, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Cancer. Patients undergoing chemotherapy may find relief from anti-nausea effects. In addition, CBD may be helpful in combating the negative side effects brought on by prescription drugs or treatments such as chemotherapy.
Although their individual somatic effects can be similar, their mental effects are not. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce a psychoactive high, characterized by mild euphoria. CBD also relieves anxiety, while higher doses of THC can induce anxiety in some patients. Both THC and CBD, however, provide distinct medicinal benefits and they can work alone or in tandem within the body.
This is a question best answered by your Cannabis Physician. We cannot endorse a specific amount, but instead recommend to start with a small amount and wait an hour or two before increasing the dosage. Some people are more sensitive than others. CBD is non-toxic, so there is no risk of overdose. The Pure Ratios patches are designed to last up to 96 hours.
You may notice pain relief, a reduction in anxiety, or a relaxing of your GI system. The endocannabinoid system is implicated in regulation of the body, so CBD can affect many different parts of you. The best way to track progress is to keep a journal or log.
Just note the time and evaluate your symptom(s) from 1-10. Do this at set intervals, like every 30 minutes. If your symptoms maintain their levels, slowly increase the dosage until you experience relief.
Place the patch on a clean and dry area of skin close to, or on top of, the pain site. Use the included alcohol swab to cleanse skin prior to application. Patch adheres best to an area of minimal hair that has little flexion. For example, if you have pain in your knee, apply the patch above or below the knee joint for best adhesion.
Drug tests are geared toward identifying THC, not CBD or another cannabinoid. If one medicates with CBD-rich cannabis that has only a small amount of THC, the THC may register on a drug test, depending on the sensitivity of the test.
The most common tests are urine, hair, and saliva. Urine testing is favored by employers and detects THCA at levels over 50 ng/mL, but can easily give a false positive from other drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen. Hair testing detects THC in quantities as low as 1 pg/mg (and is less likely to give a false positive), but the test is more expensive and time consuming. Onsite saliva testing, which also looks for THC, can be found at levels over 50 ng/mL, but must be done within 12 hours of administration of the THC.
CO2 extraction is a process that separates and purifies plant matter into individual components using supercritical carbon dioxide as the solvent. Historically, it’s been used to decaffeinate coffee beans or create herbal extractions for essential oil blends (which are often found in beauty products and potpourri). In the case of cannabis, this type of extraction is used to separate the cannabinoids from the other plant constituents into different fractions. This process does not require the use of dangerous, volatile solvents like butane to extract the desired cannabinoids.
Pure Ratios Vape Pen Batteries are long lasting with innovative protective circuit eliminating overcharging, which can cause battery burnout. Batteries are charged via a USB charger. Our vaporizer pens have a high airflow design for a larger vape.
MCT, or medium chain triglycerides, are small, highly polar fatty acid molecules with hydrophilic properties. They are naturally found in coconut oil, palm oil, goat milk, and human breast milk. Our MCT is derived from coconut oil and produced under stringent guidelines.
The short answer: Yes.
The long answer: The available research indicates MCT oil is an efficient carrier for delivery of cannabinoid compounds to the lungs, given proper vaporization to ensure a small particle size.
The majority of the fats and oils we consume are LCT, or long chain triglycerides. These are much larger, have very limited solubility in water, and require lipolysis to break down. Inhalation of LCT can lead to lipid pneumonia as your lungs have difficulty breaking them down without bile salts and specific enzymes.
MCT, on the other hand, does not require lipolysis and can be efficiently absorbed into the lungs, according to a 2004 study by Patton, Fishburn, and Weers. They found absorption to occur in seconds to minutes with small molecules that have some water solubility, like MCT. So long as the MCT is properly fractionated (to remove any LCT) and properly vaporized, a small particle size is achieved and removes any risk of lipid pneumonia.