CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid and one of the major compounds found in the hemp plant! To learn more, visit our blog article here.
Actually, they both live in the cannabis family but are vastly different from one another! Although they look similar, they are divergent and have varying uses. A cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC at harvest is automatically classified as marijuana. Anything under 0.3% is called hemp (that’s what we use!). Marijuana produces little to no CBD with high amounts of THC. Hemp used for CBD products is bred to contain low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD - the therapeutic compound that we at Pachamama love!
Want to learn more? Check out our blog post all about the difference between hemp and marijuana here.
Cannabinoids are the incredulous compounds that are synthesized by the hemp plant! Our bodies also produce cannabinoids which are called endogenous cannabinoids. Endogenous means they come from inside of us. Plants contain exogenous cannabinoids. Exogenous means they come from outside of us, like from our CBD products!
YES! Our CBD products always contain < 0.3% THC. Therefore, it is federally legal for us to ship and for you to consume our products nationwide without worry.
CBD works in the body through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. The endocannabinoid system is a built-in system that works to promote homeostasis or a 'whole-body balance'. To learn more about the actions of your body's endocannabinoid system, check out our blog post on it here!
The way that CBD is metabolized by your body can interfere with how your body normally metabolizes other drugs you take. This may be most prevalent in people using blood thinners like Warfarin However, drug interactions aren’t always negative. Sometimes they can be beneficial for consumers by making certain drugs more effective, like Clobazam. In this case, the consumer will require less use of the drug and therefore less adverse effects from it.
THC and CBD are metabolized by CYP3A4 and CYP2C9.
CYP3A4 inhibitors slightly increase THC levels.
CYP3A4 inducers slightly decrease THC and CBD levels.
(Yamaori et al 2012, Watanabe et al 2007).
CBD, but not THC, is metabolized by CYP2C19
CBD is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A5 and CYP2D6.
As CYP3A4 metabolized about a quarter of all drugs, CBD may increase serum concentrations of macrolides, calcium channel blockers, benzodiazepines, cyclosporine, sildenafil (and other PDE5 inhibitors), antihistamines, haloperidol, antiretrovirals, and some statins (atorvastatin and simvastatin, but not pravastatin or rosuvastatin).
CYP2D5 metabolized many antidepressants, so CBD may increase serum concentrations of SSRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and antipsychotics, beta-blockers and opioids (including codeine and oxycodone).
Warfarin - THC, and CBD increase warfarin levels
Clobazam - In children treated with CBD for epilepsy, CBD increased clobazam levels.
Most drug tests measure your level of THC, as that’s the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
Our full spectrum products are produced with hemp, which by law, must not exceed 0.3% THC at harvest. So although the risk of detection is low in our full spectrum products, Pachamama cannot guarantee that THC will be completely absent in a drug test. It is always a good idea to contact your local testing lab to gain a better understanding of their testing standards.
In our CBD isolate products and our broad-spectrum products, there is no trace of THC present ever. We conduct thorough lab testing on those products to ensure purity and peace of mind.
Absolutely not! The safety of our products is never tested on animals. However, it is pet-friendly!
The CBD molecule does not produce any psychoactive effects because it is so low in THC, the “high” molecule. The only euphoria you might feel would come from the harmonizing properties of our products. At most, you may just feel a relaxed clarity.
To date, there have been no adverse side effects discovered. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential [meaning] there is no evidence of health-related problems associated.”
Our topical products are quickly absorbed by the skin allowing for CBD to enter the bloodstream within minutes of application. Infused with aromatic plant extractions, our athletic rub and cooling ointment are crafted to be targeted formula. A little goes a long way but feel free to use as needed.
Due to federal regulations, we cannot claim to help with specific conditions. However, we advocate for everyone to do some self-research starting with a quick search regarding what you’d like to know. Try using PubMed, a free full-text archive of medical research studies.
Product Related questions
Be sure to start low, go slow, and listen to your body to find your ideal serving size.
If you're new to CBD and using our tinctures for the first time, start by taking 1 dropperful of our 750 mg tinctures in the evening.
Every body is unique and responds to CBD differently. We recommend taking it for the first time when you can relax and wind down.
You bet. Our products exceed the Colorado Department of Public Health’s standards. Using the most natural process, the purity of our products is surpassed by none. We do not use any chemical solvents to extract our CBD, and all of our hemp is extracted in a USDA certified lab. At Pachamama, we care about you and the environment - just a lot of love, and a lot of hemp.
Most definitely! Don’t forget cruelty-free!
The delicate extraction method that we use for our tinctures preserves natural earthy flavors of the hemp plant. Flavor profiles vary slightly by tincture due to the diverse assortment of herbal extracts that we have incorporated. For instance, you may notice hints of rich chocolate from the cacao in our Goji Cacao.
We utilize an industry-leading extraction method. Our products are crafted without solvents in a high grade, certified, Colorado lab using only purified and heated air. After extraction, our products are triple-tested in a third-party lab. We repeat that rigorous process with every batch to ensure the most accurate results in every single bottle.
To learn more about our proprietary air extraction process, see our blog post on it here.
Although the Pachamama team loves to be out in Mother Nature, it is best to preserve the freshness of our products inside a cool, dark place away from sunlight. This is especially important when it comes to storing our topical products. For example, the melting point of shea butter, an ingredient that we use in our Athletic Rub, is a minimum of only 90 degrees. This is definitely not a product you would want to forget in your car on a hot summer day!
Yes! You can come visit us at our shop in Colorado located at 1288 S. Broadway St, Denver CO, 80210. Our products can also be found at various health and wellness stores around the globe.
All of our full spectrum CBD tinctures come in a 1oz bottle containing your choice of either 750mg or 1750mg of CBD.
In our 750mg products, 1ml contains 25mg of CBD and in our 1750mg products, 1ml contains 60mg of CBD.
Our Athletic Rub comes in a 2oz jar and contains 500mg CBD.
Our Pain Cream comes in a 3.4oz pump top bottle and contains 850mg CBD.
Our Icy Muscle Gel comes in a 2oz roll-on bottle and contains 500mg CBD.
Our Body Lotion comes in a 1.7oz pump top bottle and contains 300mg CBD.
There is an expiration date sticker on the bottom of each of our products!
We formulated this product with beeswax which has a very thick consistency that allows the product to stay on and stay cool for a long period of time! Massage therapists love the consistency because it allows them to use it to push and pull muscles. Use a fingernail or small spoon to get it going!
The base of our athletic rub contains a fusion of different plant-based oils which have different melting points. We don’t use any chemical emulsifiers in order to keep our products as pure as possible. For this reason, any separation that occurs is natural.
1 full squeeze! Our droppers are calibrated to release 1ml per serving. Our new droppers are also graduated, allowing for more accurate dispensing.
Our products are triple-tested in a third-party lab. We maintain a rigorous testing process with every batch to ensure a pure product in every single bottle. You can see our certificate of analysis and lab results here.
Not a problem! The shape of your identifier card correlates with the shape of the ampoules. All you need to do is match those up and you’ll be able to see which tincture is which.
The tinctures in order from left to right :
Focus - Goji Cacao
Recover - Green Tea Echinacea
Relax - Kava Kava Valerian
Balance - Ylang Ylang Holy Basil
Detox - Black Pepper Turmeric
To open, first, tear long ways across the perforation to separate your serving from the others on the sheet. Then, twist and pull along the skinny tube of the ampoule. Once opened, squeeze the liquid out of the ampoule and under your tongue. Hold for sixty seconds to soak up all the goodness. Swallow and enjoy. May also be added to food and drink if preferred.
There is 25mg of our proprietary, single-origin CBD in every ampoule.
As it’s your first time using CBD, we highly recommend following the instructions on the Journey card we included with your Variety Pack. And remember, consistency is key. For more first-timer information, check out our blog post, here.
At Pachamama, our purpose is aligned in enhancing your wellbeing, and since our inception, we have remained committed to being transparent in what we do to fulfill that mission.
That's why we want to talk about California's Proposition 65.
Recently, THC and a terpene, beta-myrcene (both of which can be found in trace amounts in our full spectrum products) were added to California's running list of potentially harmful substances. This list is updated once a year and contains approximately 900 chemicals as of December 2020. It should be noted, both THC and terpenes are naturally produced by the hemp plant.
Although the trace amounts of THC and beta-myrcene in our products are naturally occuring, since hemp products are not classified as a food under federal or California law, we are required to add a the Proposition 65 logo to all of our products sold in the state of California.
Learn more about California's Proposition 65 list by following the link below.
What exactly is beta-myrcene?
Beta-myrcene is classified as a terpene, which is a group of compounds produced by plants, giving plants their varying textures and aromas. The hemp plant produces a myriad of terpenes and most of which have been heavily researched for their promising therapeutic potential. Beta-myrcene specifically has been studying for its synergistic relationship with THC to provide sleep support.
Order Related questions
Yes! We ship nationwide excluding Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Pachamama's’ shipping is handled with just as much love and care that we give to our hemp plants. We want every customer to feel the mindfulness we put into each process, beginning at our farms in Colorado and ending at your front door.
We whole-heartedly stand behind our products. However, we totally understand that unfortunate circumstances may occur when you may need to return a Pachamama product. For that reason, we accept any unopened products in their original packaging for 30 days after your purchase!
Unfortunately, the sale of hemp/CBD products are not permitted for sale in those states! As the rules and regulations in place that restrict us from that sale, we will be unable to process any orders placed within in those states.
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