Why The Meds Biotech Brand Contains No THC
Posted on March 16, 2018
Meds Biotech brand CBD Oil is all-natural industrial hemp sourced from Scandinavia, and contains no THC or illicit substances whatsoever, as verified by independent third-party labs. Because our CBD oil is sourced exclusively from hemp, as opposed to the marijuana plant, it contains higher levels of the cannabinoid CBD or cannabidiol, and only trace amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, essentially meaning that our CBD oil products are THC-free.
When Cannabis Is Not Cannabis
When discussing THC and CBD, both a type of cannabinoid, it is important to distinguish between marijuana and hemp plants as the plant of origin. Unlike marijuana, which is usually cultivated for its excessive THC properties, which give users the psychotropic high the plant is so famous for, hemp is cultivated for a much different reason. Mostly hemp is cultivated for its seeds and stalk, which are then used for textiles, industrial materials, clothes, and food, among other things, according to an article in MadeByHemp.com.
In fact, for a plant to be considered “hemp,” it is required to have no more than 0.03 percent THC.
THC vs. CBD
While both extracts are cannabinoids, as stated earlier, and are similar at the molecular level, each of them reacts differently with the body’s cannabinoid receptors in the cells, according to MadeByHemp.com. But just how differently do they react?
THC: It activates the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor, thus creating a high by imitating the neurotransmitter anandamide.
CBD: It prevents THC from affecting the CB1 receptor, thus stopping the high from occurring.
Because it prevents the high from occurring, CBD has much more medical benefits than THC, according to some sources.
Most people want to know if CBD contains THC. The answer to that is unequivocally no, as CBD and THC are two separate cannabinoids, or as MadeByHemp.com notes, they are completely different compounds.
Our CBD oil products are guaranteed to contain no CBD and no illicit substances. As proof, the products were independently verified as such by a third party lab, results of which are freely available online. Moreover, CBD should not appear on a drug test, except in the rare case of a false positive, which usually can be retested to prove otherwise. Meds Biotech, CBD oil products, are 100 percent drug-free and safe to use.