With CBD, cheaper can mean deadly.
For starters, at Noetic Nutraceuticals, we are proud to offer you the highest quality ingredients and products on the market. We do not cut any corners as doing so would undermine our objective: providing you with quality products that improve your quality of life in one or more ways. This is not meant to be a sales pitch. Rather, it’s our way of clearly separating ourselves from too many other companies that could be offering inferior ingredients/products, do not get third party lab testing performed, and that might offer products that could be dangerous to your health. Make no mistake about it: there are artificial CBD products out there and you’ll never know you’re using one until you are ill. This is unacceptable.
The CBD market is becoming more and more competitive. Competition drives down costs and this translates to lower prices for the customer, and this is a great thing. However, competition is also bringing out a dark side in retail: reducing quality to increase sales. This has brought about the use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs) as they are less expensive and can be made to be more potent. Unfortunately, they can also be deadly.
We wrote about the CDC findings of ailments caused by synthetic cannabinoids in an earlier blog and we wish to follow this up with medical research that demonstrates the danger of ingesting synthetic cannabinoids. Unless you do not value your kidneys, this is vital information.
The Role of Cannabinoid Signaling in Acute and Chronic Kidney Diseases by Barutta et. al was published in Kidney International in January 2018. It discusses how the CB1 and CB2 receptors work with both natural and synthetic cannabinoids and how the kidneys have a full Endocannabinoid System (ECS or eCB). This means that both CB1 and CB2 receptors, along with Anandamide and 2-AG, are found in the kidneys. Disease processes, such as diabetic nephropathy, drug nephrotoxicity, and progressive kidney disease, are all affected by the function of the ECS in the kidneys. This obviously means that we need to have a properly functioning ECS to help us reduce the likelihood of many kidney disease processes. This study also presents a ‘critical update’ of synthetic cannabinoid induced AKI (Acute Kidney Injury).
What was found is that SCBs are becoming a serious health concern. Specifically, they can significantly damage your kidneys whereas CBD from a natural source does not. We quote the study here with these staggering numbers: ‘In the US, poison centers received 2668 calls about exposure to SCB in 2013, 3682 in 2014, and 7794 in 2015 (http://www.aapcc.org/alerts/synthetic-cannabinoids).’ It’s now 2018…how many more calls do you think occurred in 2016 and 2017? The danger is obviously increasing.
What is clear is that natural CBD from the industrial hemp plant is safe and effective. There is no need to try to ‘increase potency’ artificially, especially because there is a significant danger in doing so. As is the case with most any medication, there are side effects. Ideally, we want to get health benefits without side effects. To do so, we need to avoid SCBs.
Beware of products that look too good to be true as many times, they are. Even though CBD was pulled off of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned substance list, is 50 state legal, and is part of the 2018 Federal Farm Bill Act, many will still try to cut corners to offer cheaper and ultimately, more dangerous products.
Go with what is safe and lab tested. At Noetic Nutraceuticals, we will never cut any corners. We will never use synthetic cannabinoids to lower costs and put your health at risk.
As our slogan goes: Only the best…for the best…you!
We are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health benefits and we thank you for living the NN lifestyle!
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