What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of bioactive molecules that are naturally produced in the cannabis plant (phytocannabinoids), within the bodies of mammals (endocannabinoids), and in a select few other plants. These molecules act as important chemical messengers that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate a variety of physiological processes. Baymedica’s manufacturing process creates cannabinoid molecules that are bioidentical to those found in nature.

How do endocannabinoids work?

Cannabinoids produce their effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, otherwise known as the ECS. This system is an incredibly intricate chemical messaging network responsible for the regulation of a wide variety of critical biological functions. Every day, the human body naturally produces cannabinoid molecules that interact with two ECS receptors, known as CB1 and CB2, to ensure the proper function of things like inflammatory response, memory, emotional regulation, and more.

When we ingest, inhale, or topically apply endocannabinoids, we use those same ECS signaling pathways to induce the physiological effects that we’re looking to create.

What’s so special about rare cannabinoids?
Rare cannabinoids offer an amazing breadth of therapeutic use cases that the common cannabinoids, THC and CBD, simply aren’t suited for. Rare cannabinoids offer users targeted health and wellness benefits without the potential for intoxication, making minor cannabinoids useful in a variety of consumer goods.

Despite the expansion of mainstream cannabinoid research in recent decades, the relative scarcity of minor cannabinoids – referred to interchangeably as “rare cannabinoids” – made these molecules very difficult to study. Conversely, the natural abundance of THC and CBD made these major cannabinoids the de facto low-hanging fruit for researchers, industry leaders, and consumers. Science still has some catching up to do, but as companies like Baymedica continue to research and produce high-quality rare cannabinoids, use cases will increasingly come to light

What is [insert cannabinoid]? What is it used for?
○ THCV: Tetrahydrocannabivarin, also known as THCV, delta-9, ∆9-THCV, or d9 THCV, is a close molecular relative of the well-known primary cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC). The relatively similar chemical structure that these two cannabinoids share enables them both to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system – but thanks to a slightly shorter carbon sidechain, THCV is rendered effectively non-intoxicating in all but the most extreme dosage levels.
As a CB1 receptor antagonist, THCV’s ability to suppress appetite and stimulate focus and energy opens it up to a wide range of potential applications as an ingredient in both topical and ingestible products.
○ CBDV: Cannabidivarin, typically referred to as CBDV, is a non-intoxicating minor cannabinoid that, as its name suggests, is chemically similar to CBD. This molecule has many use cases and is closely associated with the mitigation of nausea as well as the promotion of healthy inflammation and immune responses. Long noted for it’s ability to promote healthy neurological function, CBDV has garnered significant attention from medical and pharmaceutical researchers and is expected to be a frequent focus of study in years to come
○ CBC: Cannabichromene, otherwise known as CBC, is a non-intoxicating minor cannabinoid with a variety of potential health & wellness benefits. Unlike most other famous cannabinoids, CBC doesn’t provide high levels of direct interactivity with ECS receptors CB1 or CB2. Instead, much of CBC’s benefits are thought to stem from the molecule’s ability to boost levels of other key ECS messengers in the body. Widely touted for its synergistic amplification of other cannabinoids’ effects – most notably those related to the alleviation of moderate discomfort – CBC’s possible use cases in the health and wellness space are extensive.
○ CBT: Cannabicitran, otherwise known as CBT, is considered an “ultra-rare cannabinoid” due to its extreme scarcity in nature. For decades, this scarcity has hindered researchers’ attempts to understand the full range of this cannabinoid’s effects. While we still have much to learn, CBT is an appealing choice for consumers interested in a novel cannabinoid experience and for producers interested in a cannabinoid with immense commercial potential. Additionally, CBT has the ability to prevent the crystallization of other cannabinoids, thereby reducing the need for chemical thinners and making CBT an extremely useful ingredient in a wide range of potential formulations.
Are your cannabinoids oils or crystalline?
The form that our cannabinoids take varies:
■ THCV is a glass-like solid with a hard sticky consistency similar to that of hard candy.
■ CBC comes in the form of a thick liquid with a viscosity similar to honey.
■ CBT is a fluid with a viscosity similar to water.
■ CBDV comes in powdered form.
Are your ingredients organic? Vegan friendly?
Yes, all of our ingredients are vegan, organic, and GMO-free.
Is there any THC in your products?

No, we guarantee that every product that we create is free of THC.

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Our Facility

Where are your headquarters and lab located?

Our headquarters are located in San Francisco and our parent company, InMed, is located in Vancouver, B.C.

Are your products manufactured in accordance with CGMP standards?

Yes, we maintain food-grade CGMP compliance.

What does it mean to be CGMP compliant?
The Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) are the FDA’s minimum requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in the manufacturing, processing, and packing of a drug product. Compliance with these regulations ensures that our cannabinoid products are safe for use.

Sales & Distribution

Do you offer samples for testing?

Yes, to set up a call to discuss what samples Baymedica can offer your business, [click here]

Where can I find a pricing and purchase statement?

These can be obtained by reaching out to orders@baymedica.com

Do you distribute outside of the United States?

Yes, for information on how we can best serve you [click here]


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