Find the answers to frequently asked questions about our natural treatment for stress, depression, postmenopausal symptoms, and more. KANAVIA Organics is proud to manufacture pure, health-enhancing CBD oils, soft gels, and other products.
WHAT IS CBD? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a powerful plant-based molecule that has a remarkable array of health benefits in the body. Hemp plants have more than 113 biologically active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of these many compounds that has the most powerful medicinal effect just about everywhere in our body.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
We all have a system in our body, called the endocannabinoid system. When the body is introduced to cannabinoids, such as CBD, we activate this system by turning on the endocannabinoid receptor cites. When these specific receptor cites are stimulated, the body begins to regulate itself, achieving what’s called homeostasis in the mind, nerve pathways, muscles, skin and other organs.
WHAT DOES HOMEOSTASIS MEAN?
Achieving homeostasis in the body means that you create stability and balance in all of your organs. So the activated endocannabinoid system with the CBD accomplishes this for you and begins to regulate many critical functions in your body.
CAN I GET HIGH ON KANAVIA’S CBD?
No, you cannot get high, and will not get any of the psychoactive effects with Kanavia’s CBD. The only compound that can get you high is THC. All of Kanavia’s products are completely void of THC. This is because we grow a very special strain of hemp that naturally contains less than .3% THC. Then after harvesting, we remove the .3% of THC entirely through our proprietary method of THC extraction. Therefore, unlike our competitors, all of our CBD products contain 0.0% THC.
HOW IS KANAVIA’S CBD DIFFERENT THAN THE COMPETITOR’S?
It is a known fact that not all hemp is the same, therefore, not all CBD is the same.
We have a very unique strain of medicinal hemp plants grown organically only in the United States. Many CBD companies import their CBD oil from China and Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, many of the imports contain heavy metals and are full of pesticides. The regulations in Europe are different on the strain of the hemp they can use for CBD. They can only grow and extract industrial hemp, which does not have the medicinal power and the strain that our hemp has in the U.S. Kanavia cultivates only our own proprietary strain of hemp that is naturally high in cannabinoids and terpenes. Our plants are not genetically modified and do not contain pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and other contaminants.
WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds in plants, including the hemp plant. They give the aroma and the taste to the plant source. It is found also in the essential oils of the plant. We have learned that CBD products that also contain naturally occurring terpenes, work much better and are more effective in the therapeutic effects of CBD. Kanavia is meticulous in the extraction method, ensuring that all of the terpenes are carefully preserved in our CBD oil.
WHAT ARE FLAVONOIDS?
Flavonoids are also compounds in plants. Flavonoids, like other phytonutrients, are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. They are found in the hemp plant as well. This is another important compound that Kanavia preserves in our process of CBD extraction. We want our CBD oil to have the most outstanding benefits nature has to offer.
IS IT TRUE THAT IN ORDER FOR CBD TO WORK, IT NEEDS TO HAVE THC AS WELL?
This may be true for companies that don’t have the nanoemulsification technology in their CBD manufacturing, which most companies don’t. This is why you will see THC content as well in their ingredients.
However, Kanavia has a proprietary technology in breaking down the CBD molecules into very small particles. We are also able to make the molecules water soluble. This revolutionary technology is critical in the absorption mechanism. It allows Kanavia's CBD to be easily and effortlessly absorbed into the bloodstream without the presence of THC. In fact, Kanavia’s CBD is six times more bioavailable than the competitor’s products. Making it more effective with less product. Without this technology, most of the consumed CBD will be excreted and will not have significant health benefits.
HOW CAN CBD HELP MY SKIN?
The skin is the largest organ! Data from recent studies indicate that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in the homeostasis of the skin as well. We have cannabinoid receptors in many parts of the skin where we have sensory nerves, different immune cells, hair follicles, sebaceous glands (oil glands), melanocytes (pigments cells), keratinocytes (the surface layer of the skin).
When the cannabinoid receptors are stimulated with CBD, the skin begins to regulate many functions, such as pain sensation, oil production, cellular production and most importantly, suppresses inflammatory responses in the skin.
Based on the scientific evidence, we at Kanavia, have developed and formulated all of our products with your skin in mind.
Please remember, it is essential to treat the skin from inside out!!! As a dermatology expert, Jasmine Khachatrian PA, Kanavia’s Founder and Developer, knows what it takes to make your skin healthier, brighter and more beautiful. To have a significant effect on the health and the condition of your skin, it is critical to get the right formulation of CBD to reach to the essential components of the dermis and epidermis to help reap the outstanding benefits of this miraculous plant.
In a 2018 literature review on the uses of cannabinoids for skin disorders, Eagleston et al. Determined that preclinical data on cannabinoids reveal the potential to treat acne, allergic contact dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa (inflammatory painful cysts), Kaposi sarcoma (type of skin cancer in immunocompromised patients), pruritis (itching), eczema, psoriasis, other skin cancers (melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma), and the skin symptoms of systemic sclerosis.
1) EAGLESTON LRM ET AL. DERMATOL ONLINE J. 2018 JUN 15;24(6)