What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of substances found in the cannabis and hemp plants. The main cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocanninol) and cannabidiol (CBD) but more than 100 other cannabinoids have been identified.

What’s the difference between CBD and cannabis (marijuana)?

CBD is a single compound in the cannabis and hemp plants, and marijuana is a cannabis plant or plant material that contains many naturally occurring compounds, including CBD and THC.

Does ArthroCBD have THC?

No, THC is removed to below 10 parts per million – PPM-(effectively, no THC).

Is ArthroCBD safe?

Yes. ArthroCBD is one of the few CBD brands to be self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Our products are third-party tested and fully traceable, so you can be assured you’re getting the highest quality CBD.

How much CBD should you take?

While this is critical and important, there is no one answer for everyone. The amount you take can depend upon things such as body weight, conditions, concentration of the product or just your body vs someone else’s. Because of these factors, we recommend you first consult a physician. If you don’t have a doctor’s recommendation, try starting with the lowest dose and increasing slowly only if necessary to treat your symptoms.

How does VESIsorb® work?

As a patented lipid-based emulsion formula, VESIsorb® naturally self-assembles on contact with an aqueous system (such as the GI-lumen) into a colloidal droplet that mimics the mixed micellar absorption pathway. This colloidal droplet is typically less than 100nm in diameter and consists of a monolayer with the phytocannabinoids within its core. Within minutes, the solubilized phytocannabinoids diffuse across the unstirred water layer which allows for the transfer of phytocannabinoids into the absorptive surface of the intestine. The relevant affect is a quicker onset and optimized efficacy, resulting from increased absorption and maximum bioavailabilty of key phytocannabinoids so they reach the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

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What is bioavailability? 

Cannabidiol (CBD), a phytocannabinoid compound of Cannabis sativa, shows limited oral bioavailability due to its lipophilicity and extensive first-pass metabolism. When taken orally, unformulated CBD has approximately 8-12% absorption and the absorption rate becomes more erratic when taken without food. OptiCann's products are formulated with VESIsorb, a patented SEDDS (self-emulsifying drug delivery system) technology. This natural, water-soluble drug delivery system enables faster and greater absorption of CBD, almost 5X that of conventional CBD when taken orally.

Where can I find ArthroCBD Certificate of Analysis?

ArthroCBD identifies and posts each of our COA here.

What is a Certificate of Analysis (COA)?

A Certificate of Analysis, or COA, is a document issued by an accredited laboratory that includes a full composition of a product. For CBD, a Certificate of Analysis should include a total list of cannabinoids, microbiological levels, terpenes, and possible contaminants such as pesticides, solvent residue or heavy metals.

Is CBD legal?

The US Hemp Farming Act of 2018 legalized the cultivation and refinement of hemp and its constituents, like cannabinoids. (Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill, 2019)

Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD?

Most drug test panels, including the one used for federally regulated drug tests, test for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, not CBD. Drug tests identify tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or its metabolites. ArthroCBD has even small amounts of THC removed.