Frequently Asked Questions?
MediPrana is committed to producing safe, consistent, high quality products that help our customers live happier, healthier, and more balanced lives. MediPrana purchases high-grade, organically grown hemp and hemp oil from certified organic American farms. By law, this material comes with a chemical analysis so that we can be assured that we are working with the best raw material possible. Then, each batch of MediPrana’s products that are formulated and manufactured in in-house are tested by an accredited third party lab for the following:
- CBD concentration
- Other naturally occurring cannabis compounds (Terpenes)
- Pesticides and other harmful toxins
- Microbiological Screening for bacteria fungi, and
- Solvent and other hydrocarbon contaminants
Each batch is traceable so if you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (866) 420-3571 and keep your product packaging handy so we can reference the lot number printed on the back.
Cannabidiol, or “CBD,” is one of several natural plant compounds that has been identified by researchers to benefit the human body (and animals too, but more on that later). CBD is mainly extracted from the flowers, leaves, and stems of industrial hemp, which is a type of cannabis plant that has been bred for producing cloth, paper, environmentally friendly fuel, biodegradable plastics, construction materials, and even health food! CBD has no known toxicity levels, is non-psychoactive (industrial hemp contains <0.3% THC), and has no known adverse side effects, although it can cause mild drowsiness, lowered blood pressure, and lightheadedness in some novice users.
The health benefits of CBD have been researched extensively. While no single compound can legitimately claim to cure everything, CBD can seem suspiciously “overhyped” because of the wide range of positive effects it can have. The truth is that CBD acts as a “cell signaler” that helps to restore the body’s own natural regulatory and healing abilities by optimizing the Endocannabinoid System.
Of the many reported health facts of CBD, these are some of the more commonly known:
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent
- Modulates pain signaling, decreasing the sensation of pain
- Boosts the immune system
- Is a powerful anti-oxidant, neutralizing the damaging effects of free radicals
- Slows cellular aging, minimizes muscle loss and bone loss
- Protects the skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure
- Is neuroprotective, decreasing wear and tear to the brain
- Is anti-proliferative, slowing down tumor growth
- Enhances sleep
- Reduces anxiety and depression
(Note: MediPrana does not make any health or medical claims regarding “healing” or “curative” effects of CBD or any of the products produced from the cannabis plant. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health conditions or disease.)
We are committed to supporting the American hemp movement and supporting organic and sustainable agriculture here in the USA. Currently, we purchase our hemp flowers and our CBD oil from organic growers in Oregon. Unlike hothouse cannabis plants that are raised for their THC, hemp is grown outside in natural conditions, reducing the energy demands required to grow and harvest the plant material. Unlike corn or soy, hemp is a “green” crop that requires little to no fertilizers or soil additives and does not strip the soil of its nutrients. We like to know where and how our hemp is grown, so we meet with our growers and tour their farms to see those happy hemp plants growing tall and soaking up the sun!
CBD is not psycho-active and, by itself, cannot cause a “high,” like THC can. Some products may be sourced from cannabis plants that contain THC that may not be fully removed from the end product, but MediPrana sources its CBD from industrial hemp, which, by law, is very low in psycho-active compounds; we carefully monitor our manufacturing processes to prevent concentrations of THC from rising. We also test each batch for THC, so we know that our CBD oil will not affect our customers or cause them to get “high.”
Drug screening varies greatly in sensitivity and in the types of drugs tested. Some people have reported that they have tested positive for “marijuana use” after using CBD. CBD is a completely different chemical compound than THC and is not on drug panels, as it cannot currently be detected in saliva or urine tests and because employers and other parties are screening for substances that can impair an employee’s ability to work safely.
MediPrana’s full-spectrum CBD products are compliant with regulatory requirements to contain less than 0.3% THC to be considered “THC-free.” Most people will not test positive at levels that low, but we cannot make any guarantees as everyone’s metabolism is unique.
For our customers with concerns regarding drug-testing (i.e. soldiers, government employees, firefighters, police officers, etc.), we offer CBD products manufactured with “CBD Isolate,” which contains no THC or other cannabis terpenes and cannot cause a false positive on a drug screen for tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
MediPrana has developed an exciting and proprietary extraction process that increases yield without any toxic by-products such as hydrocarbons and other solvents, while preserving the plants’ other natural components that work together with CBD to potentiate, or increase, its beneficial effects. We employ state-of-the-art equipment to not only extract a clean, potent, and high-quality CBD yield, but to also increase the bio-availability of the CBD by up to ten times by making the molecules so small that they absorb more readily and rapidly into the body.
We believe in our product, and we know that after you try it, you will become a believer too! However, if you are not completely satisfied, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all products other than our samplers.
Your feedback is very valuable to us, and we want to understand how we can make your experience better. We have found that, in some cases, the dosage or the method of delivery may not be ideal for some customers, so please don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 420-3571 and ask to speak with a representative; we can help you get the most out of your CBD experience. If you are still not satisfied, we will be happy to refund your product cost.