FAQ

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of the most common, of over 150, cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. There are many testimonials, supporting studies and literature that show the positive effects CBD has on your health, most commonly in how it helps safely manage chronic pain, lower stress and anxiety, aids in sleep to relieve insomnia and decreases inflammation. The are broader applications for CBD as well, including its ability to reduce seizure episodes, tumors and more. We recommend visiting this website, looking into ongoing studies and talking with a credible physician to learn more about CBD and its potential benefits to you, someone you love or your pet.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana both represent different strains of the cannabis plant. Hemp strains are typically prized for the industrial uses in everything from textiles and fuel to food and medicine. Particular hemp strains fall under the label “industrial hemp” and are federally legal to grow, cultivate and process as they have little to no THC in them (the federal limit is below 0.3% THC). Marijuana strains are typically prized for their high levels of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that gives you the “high” feeling. Marijuana cultivation and use is regulated state by state and is not federally legal.

Does CBD get you high?

CBD does NOT get you high, it is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. THC is the psychoactive compound largely found in the cannabis plant and still requires large amounts to feel the “high” effects. Industrial hemp use requires THC levels to be below 0.3%, a quantity that has been shown to have no psychoactive effects. See FULL SPECTRUM definition below for additional reference.

Is CBD legal?

CBD derived from industrial hemp and processed by licensed, reputable manufacturers is legal in all 50 states. This is supported by the Federal 2018 Farm Bill.

Is hemp CBD different than marijuana derived CBD?

It is not, CBD derived from the cannabis plant is the same, whether it comes from a hemp strain or marijuana strain.

Is CBD derived from hemp less effective?

CBD derived from hemp is just as effective as CBD derived from marijuana. The differences in efficacy relate more to the quality of manufacturing/extractions and instances that favor FULL SPECTRUM and other THC/CBD combinations where the presence of THC is preferred for particular health needs; this is known as the “entourage effect.”

What does FULL SPECTRUM mean?

FULL SPECTRUM refers to an extraction that contains the FULL cannabinoid profile found in the cannabis plant. This includes CBD, THC (below 0.3% in industrial hemp uses), terpenes and the over 150 known cannabinoids.

What’s the difference between FULL SPECTRUM hemp  oil and ISOLATE?

FULL SPECTRUM, as stated earlier, represents and extraction that has the FULL cannabinoid profile found in the cannabis plant. ISOLATE is an extraction that isolates the desired cannabinoid or compound exclusively with no other cannabinoids present. For many Panacea products, we produce and use our own CBD isolate for a range of products like our THC FREE FAST Tablets, PANACEA PETS line (THC is toxic for animals) and various topicals.

What is BROAD SPECTRUM hemp oil?

BROAD SPECTRUM oil is a proprietary extraction we use that allows us to extract THC while leaving the rest of the cannabinoid profile intact. This is great for those looking for more of a FULL SPECTRUM product without the trace amounts of THC.

What does bioavailability mean?

Bioavailability refers to the efficacy of an active ingredient being absorbed into your bloodstream; for Panacea products our products are designed to deliver the highest bioavailability of CBD on the market.

What are sublinguals and what products are best for me?

There are many forms of taking CBD on the market. Panacea Life Sciences focuses on medically relevant and tested applications that offer high bioavailability and reliable results to fit an array of health needs.

Sublinguals

Sublingual refers to a product being absorbed under your tongue. Our Fast Acting Sublingual Tablets, or F.A.S.T. Tablets, are unique to Panacea Life Sciences and are designed to offer the highest bioavailability on the market. The tablets dissolve under your tongue in seconds and are more reliable than tinctures, as each tablet delivers a targeted, consistent dose of CBD in every tablet. Tinctures are hard to judge and the CBD can fluctuate from drop to drop.

Ingestibles

These products and edibles are absorbed in the digestive tract. These are great for time released products and oils that are not particularly palatable (don’t taste good). Our DAILY line of soft gels are our preferred application in this category. They are time released to offer higher bioavailability and long lasting effects for our FULL SPECTRUM and other oil based formulations. Compare this to other ingestibles that typically see about 10-20% absorption and can lead to waste and, most importantly, ineffective results.

Topicals

Are any product that is applied to the skin. Here, the ingredients are absorbed through the pores and cell walls on your skin and, in the case of our SOOTHE products, act to relieve pain and inflammation locally. Topicals are great for spot treating sore joints, muscles and other injuries that can be reached through the skin. Topicals can also be restoritive, like our TRANSFORM Face Creme, a great compliment to therapeutic massage and/or combined with other products for a ‘full body” treatment.

What is the difference between natural and organic?

The difference is all in the certification. Natural is not a regulated word so companies determine what they deem as natural, but generally means it has minimal processing and contains no artificial ingredients (including flavors, fragrances, antibiotics, hormones). Organic is a regulated word and products MUST obtain a USDA certification in order to claim their product is organic. It certifies that products have minimal processing and contain no artificial ingredients, but also prohibits the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and declares that the manufacturer has passed certification inspections. Organic products are all natural but not all natural products are organic. 

Are there natural variations in Panacea’s products?

Panacea products are natural products, so naturally variations will occur in your finished goods such as slight color variances, bubbles in the soft gel or ingredient settling. Through our stringent testing procedures, please note this does NOT affect the efficacy of your product.