1) Q: Do we use PEG (polyethylene glycol) in our formulations?
A: We use tocofersolan (TPGS, tocopherol polyethylene glycol succinate-1000) in our formulation for stabilizing the lipid membranes. Tocofersolan is a synthetic water-soluble version of vitamin E that is an amphiphile – meaning it has both water soluble and fat-soluble sections, making it useful as an emulsifier. To be clear, polyethylene glycol it is NOT ethylene glycol, as in antifreeze, and is NOT a plastic.
Tocofersolan has a record of safety based on decades of use in animals and humans and on reported toxicology studies. Studies in humans included dosing of children with digestive malabsorption (i.e. cholestasis) at 40-50 times higher concentrations than that in our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil for over two years with no adverse events. To achieve this safety level, the absolute highest grades of ingredients were needed in order to avoid the contaminants that make common polysorbates questionable for extended dosing. These high grades of raw materials make tocofersolan ~10X the cost of polysorbates and other commonly used emulsifiers. It is so clean, that it was give the safest rating for an additive by Environmental Working Group. It is safe for transportation, storage and handling. Tocofersolan has a self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status when used as an oral dietary supplement of vitamin E.
2) Q: Is our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil USDA certified organic?
A: No. To be clear, organic certification programs for hemp oil do not exist within the USDA. Our hemp extract undergoes rigorous testing for microbes, metals, pesticides, herbicidal residues and residual solvents once received in our laboratory. Potency, metals, and microbes are again measured in our final product, Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil.
3) Q: Is our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil THC free?
A: No. Our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil is well below the federal THC limit of .3% THC, generally measuring < 0.01% THC. We analyze levels of all Cannabinoids in the hemp extract and Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil.
4) Q: What sets Quicksilver Scientific’s Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil apart from all other hemp oils on the market?
A: Increased absorption and bioavailability. In a study comparing a 5mg dose of Quicksilver Scientific’s Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil to a 10mg dose of pharmaceutical synthetic cannabidiol (CBD), the Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil showed a 5.5-fold increased bioavailability over the leading pharmaceutical.
5) Q: Where do we source our hemp extract?
A: We source our hemp extracts from both foreign and domestic sources. These hemp sources specifically cultivated for consumer use and comply with federal regulation for distribution in the US and abroad.
6) Q: With the December 14th 2016 ruling by the DEA, can we sell our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil in every state?
A: We believe so. In a statement to the International Business Times, Robert Hoban, a Colorado cannabis attorney and adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver said, “This action is beyond the DEA’s authority. The DEA can only carry out the law, they cannot create it. Here, they’re purporting to create an entirely new category called ‘marijuana extracts,’ and by doing so wrest control over all cannabinoids. They want to call all cannabinoids illegal. But they don’t have the authority to do that.”
After consulting their legal advisory team, the Hemp Industry Association has also chimed in, stating, "There is general agreement that yesterday's ruling did not change the status of CBD." The HIA noted the following important facts:
Sec. 7606 of the Agricultural Farm Act 2014 hemp is defined as distinct from marijuana and does not treat it as a controlled substance.
HIA strongly disagrees with the DEA position and is ready to take action to defend should the DEA take any action to block the production, processing or sale of hemp under Sec. 7606
The Final Rule published on December 14th was not a scheduling action but rather an administrative action related to record keeping for identification of substances on registration forms.
Considering this, we see no imminent danger to your ability to market and sell Quicksilver Scientific’s Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil throughout the 50 United States. We are working with the top law firm consultants in the hemp industry and we will continue passing on all relevant information to keep you abreast on the DEA claims.
7) Q: Is our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil an isolate or broad spectrum?
A: Our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil is broad spectrum, utilizing the multiple health benefits from the variety of cannabinoids found in whole plant extracts.
8) Q: What is the concentration of our Phytocannabinoid diols in the Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil?
A: In a single serving of 2ml (4 pumps) from the bottle of Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil there is 12 mg of Phytocannabinoid diols.
9) Q: What are Phytocannabinoid diols?
A: Phytocannabinoid diols are chemical compounds containing two hydroxy groups originating from the Cannabis plant. Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) and Cannabidivarin (CBDV) are the most abundant diols in our Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil, with CBD representing ~90% of the Phytocannabinoid diols.
10) Q: What refinement process is used to create the hemp extract from the hemp plant?
A: Super critical (high pressure) CO2 extraction process. There are no chemicals used in this process.
11) Q: What is the purpose of Phosphatidylcholine?
A: Phosphatidylcholine, PC, is the emulsifier or encapsulating agent used to stabilize and enhance absorption of the small oil droplets. PC is a highly beneficial nutrient that is source of choline for cell membranes, aiding in liver and brain function.
12) Q: Is the hemp extract and Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil tested for microbes and metal impurities?
A: Yes, all the incoming hemp extract is tested for microbes, metals, pesticides, herbicidal residues and residual solvents. Metals, microbes, and potency testing is then repeated on the final product, Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil.
13) Q: Will I fail a drug screening from taking Nanoemulsified Hemp Oil?
A: Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiols or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest this product. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug screening/testing company or employer.