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Common Questions About CBD

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid present in cannabis and hemp. It was originally discovered by Dr. Raphael Machoulam in 1963. Unlike its sister cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means CBD will not make you feel 'high'.
A cannabinoid is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the hemp and cannabis plant. Because cannabis is a plant, they are also called phytocannabinoids. As of 2018, scientists have discovered 111 cannabinoids in cannabis. For a more scientific explanation: a cannabinoid is one of a diverse type of chemical compounds that acts on cellular cannabinoid receptors which alter neurotransmitter release in the brain (from Wikipedia). It’s important to note that cannabinoids are not just present in cannabis and hemp, the human body produces its own cannabinoids, namely anandamide and 2AG.

The most well known phytocannabinoids are:

  • CBD (cannabidiol)
  • THC (∆9-THC or ∆9-Tetrahyrdocannabinol)
  • CBN (cannabinol)
  • CBG (cannabigirol)
  • CBC (cannabichromene)
  • ∆THCV (∆9-Tetrahyrdocannabivarin)
  • CBDA (cannabidolic acid)
  • ∆9-THCA (∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)
  • CBDV (cannabidivarin)
No - CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it will not create a ‘high’ feeling.
Hemp-derived CBD oil is rich in CBD, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and traces of other phytocannabinoids such as THC. The THC content is always less than 0.3% to comply with regulations. Full Spectrum products use this CBD oil to offer full plant potential.

Isolate products go through an additional step to remove all plant properties, leaving pure CBD. These products have no THC, as well as no other elements of the plant anatomy. We recommend these products for customers who may be subject to testing for THC and its derivatives. While we can provide a Certificate of Analysis to demonstrate zero THC content in the isolate products, we're unable to guarantee the results of a substance screening.
Industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC is legal. All Stratos products are made with Colorado-grown industrial hemp and meet these legal standards. We use internal and third party testing to ensure our finished products meet the highest quality standards.
They are one and the same, with the primary difference coming down to the quantity of THC. The cannabis sativa plant, which includes cannabis and industrial hemp, can be traced back thousands of years. Over time, people bred different types of cannabis sativa to meet different needs. Industrial hemp, which by law contains less than 0.3% THC, was widely used for the strength of its fibrous stock.The first American flag was made from hemp! As it turns out, industrial hemp is also a great source of CBD. Cannabis, more widely known as marijuana, was bred to refine the quantities of THC and the terpene profiles for both medicinal and recreational purposes. All Stratos CBD products are derived from industrial hemp.
Many factors can play a role in the amount of CBD an individual may respond to. These include the condition, the stage of the condition, an individual's metabolism, and the person's experience with phytocannabinoids. We always recommend starting low and going slow with CBD dosing. For Stratos dosing suggestions, reference our individual product pages. For more detailed guidance on medical dosing, speak with a medical provider or contact support organizations such as Realm of Caring.
The length of effects varies from person to person and depends largely on metabolism and the dose taken. Tablets can last up to eight hours while a tincture can last up to eight. When using any CBD product, particularly isolate, be patient! CBD accumulates in human tissue more slowly than THC. Some people take CBD products for a week before they start to feel the effects.
Doctors throughout the world believe CBD could be an effective medicine for numerous health conditions. The science community understands some of the medical applications of just 10% of these known compounds. Due to prohibition on cannabis products, including hemp, in the United States, the ability to research CBD has been extremely limited, but many organizations have been making positive strides in this area. Stratos and The Realm of Caring, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, participate in the Observational Research Registry with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which studies cannabis therapies in thousands of patients across the country. If you’d like to get involved in the research visit this website.
While cannabinoids such as CBD can work independently, they work more effectively when the full plant properties such as multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and fatty acids are consumed. This means that CBD could be more effective with small amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC. This phenomenon is referred to as the 'entourage effect'. We recommend starting with full spectrum products but appreciate that not everyone is comfortable consuming trace amounts of THC due to their geographic location or potential for drug testing. For this group, we created our Isolate products.
Cannabinoids such as CBD are able to work directly with the human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) similar to a lock and key. The ECS is a network of endogenous neuromodulator chemicals and receptors found in the brain and throughout the human body. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always to maintain homeostasis in the body. It is at these receptor sites in the ECS where CBD attaches in the body.
This will depend on what your wellness goal and what consumption method you’re most comfortable with. For localized treatment on the body, a salve is a great option. To achieve the fastest-acting results, any of our tincture products taken sublingually would be great to consider. For those who want something that fits with their busy routine, a tablet is easy to add to a morning vitamin regimen. When in doubt, try it out and see what you like best!
Manufacturers who are making direct medical claims, which is illegal, should bring up a red flag. Manufacturers should also be comfortable sharing testing results in a Certificate of Analysis so that you can confirm potency as well as cannabinoid content and testing results for heavy metals, mold, pesticides and residual solvents. There are a lot of options on the market, don’t invest in a company that can’t show proof of quality!
A Certificate of Analysis, also known as a COA, are third party laboratory results for the specific product you are purchasing. Think of a COA as the ultimate display of transparency from a company to a customer. We include a COA with each product purchased.

What you’ll learn in our COA:
  • The potency and quantity of several different cannabinoids such as CBD and THC in your product
  • Whether or not the CBD content is within +/- 10% of the label as is customary in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Confirmation that the product falls within the legal limit of 0.3% or less THC
  • Confirmation that there aren’t harmful levels of residual solvents such as propane, acetone or ethanol in your product
  • Confirmation that there is no microbial growth, such as mold or salmonella, in your product
Curious? Check out a COA for one of our products and you can always request a COA by emailing: info@stratoscbd.com

Common Questions About Stratos

We stand out in the market because you have our pledge for pure, safe, high-quality products you can trust. For all of our products, we promise the following:

  • A Certificate of Analysis with every purchase that outlines dosing and test results for your product.
  • Hemp sourced locally from plants grown in Boulder County, Colorado.
  • Best-in-class agricultural practices that are Non-GMO.
  • Carbon dioxide extraction, the cleanest extraction method available. It’s not the cheapest or the fastest option, but you’ll never find solvents or pollutants in our products.
  • High-quality inactive ingredients that come from pharmaceutical suppliers.
  • 3rd party tested products that are free of heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, and microbial growth.
  • Pharmaceutical formulation techniques to ensure accurate and reliable dosing.
  • Products that are scientifically designed to get to work in your body quickly.
  • Product options that are gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and smoke-free.
  • A facility and manufacturing process certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and registered with the FDA.
The Stratos team has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. They’ve built the manufacturing process for our CBD tablets based on FDA guidelines and GMP (good manufacturing processes). Sourcing raw materials, selecting production equipment, and packaging decisions center on creating the most reliable, high-quality tablets on the market.
Tablets allow for maximum absorption, capsules do not. Softgels and capsules have an exterior coating that contains carrier oil and CBD oil. When you swallow the softgel or capsule, the exterior shell dissolves, leaving a small glob of oil at the bottom of your stomach. At this point, you’re relying on your digestive enzymes to pull the oil apart into absorbable sized particles. The human body simply isn’t designed to break apart oil efficiently. All of the CBD oil that isn’t broken into smaller pieces will be pass through your digestive tract and go to waste. With Stratos CBD tablets, CBD oil is bound to pharmaceutical-grade inactive ingredients. The tablet is formulated to dissolve as soon as it enters your stomach, allowing the body to absorb small particles quickly without waste.
Our hemp is grown in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado, using Non-GMO best-in-class farming practices. Not only do these plants bask in ample sunlight, they are harvested when conditions are perfect to create what we think is the highest quality CBD oil on the market.
In addition to Colorado-grown hemp to create our CBD oil, we use pharmaceutical-grade inactive ingredients to ensure product quality and consistency. These ingredients include cellulose, starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate. You’ll find similar ingredients in the tablets you buy at a pharmacy to treat a headache.
Yes - all of our products offer a vegan option. We also do not test on animals.
Our facility and ingredients are free of wheat, soy, and other elements which can trigger reactions for those with a gluten sensitivity.
Our formulation team is ex-pharma, and before entering into the cannabis space they were developing highly scheduled drugs monitored by the DEA and FDA. Harnessing that experience and advanced pharmaceutical technology allows us to bring the same quality standards used for many prescription medications to our hemp products. This allows for accurate dosing and potency, pharma standards for cleanliness and safety, extremely high quality and unparalleled purity.
In addition to sending our products off to a third party lab for final testing and COA results, they are also tested in-house during the manufacturing process:

  • Hemp is tested prior to being extracted
  • Extracted hemp product is tested
  • Intermediate product blend is tested
  • Final product is tested before going to a third party lab

Products

Accordion Sample DescriptionStratos products offer a clean, discreet, effective way to consume CBD oil. You can count on the products being manufactured and tested with your utmost safety in mind. Our testing spectrum ranges from potency (how much CBD are does each tablet actually have) to pesticides to heavy metals. Stratos CBD tablets also make for a faster absorption. When a Stratos tablet is swallowed, it dissolves into small particles which are easy for the human body to absorb.
The Stratos team has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. They’ve built the manufacturing process for our CBD tablets based on FDA guidelines and GMP (good manufacturing processes). Sourcing raw materials, selecting production equipment, and packaging decisions center on creating the most reliable, customer centered CBD oil tablets we can.
Being the only CBD oil tablet on the market, we’re frequently asked “Is a tablet the same as a CBD oil capsule or a CBD oil softgel?” In short, the answer is a hard no. Softgels and capsules are an exterior coating encapsulating a small amount of carrier oil with CBD oil. When you swallow the softgel or capsule, the exterior shell dissolves, leaving a small glob of oil at the bottom of your stomach. At this point, you’re relying on your digestive enzymes to pull the oil apart into absorbable sized particles. The human body simply isn’t designed to break apart oil efficiently. All of the CBD oil which isn’t broken into smaller pieces will be passed through your digestive track. All of this oil goes to waste. With Stratos CBD tablets, CBD oil is bound to excipients. The tablet is formulated to dissolve as soon as it enters your stomach. The result is small particles faster. These small particles can be absorbed more quickly and more efficiently than simply swallowing CBD oil. Stratos users report our tablets being more effective than the same dose of another delivery method.
Let’s talk about CBD candy. It comes in all kinds of forms: CBD gummies, CBD chocolate, CBD hard candies, CBD drinks. you name it, someone probably put CBD in it. Here’s are some considerations. A. CBD has shown incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Sugar continues to hit #1 spot on lists of MOST inflammatory substances we consume. My consuming them together you may counteract the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil and chronic inflammation is responsible for all kinds of unwanted results in the human body. B. If you’re into sweet treats, you probably already have a favorite. We recommend sticking with that and allowing yourself more flexibility with your CBD oil consumption.
When CBD oil is swallowed, it is processed and absorbed through your first pass digestive track. This loops in your metabolism. Depending on the speed of your individual metabolism, you could see effects lasting from 3 to 6 hours. As with CBD dosing, the length of effects varies from person to person.
The word excipient is derived from the Latin excipere, meaning ‘to except’, which is simply explained as ‘other than‘. Excipients are the ingredients of the product other than the active ingredient. Excipients in Stratos CBD tablets include cellulose, starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate.
Stratos CBD products are a vegan CBD edible option. They contain no animal products and are not tested on animals.
Our facility and our ingredients are free of wheat, soy, and other elements which can trigger reactions for gluten sensitive individuals.
When hemp biomass is run through a CO2 extractor, the oil produced tests rich in CBD, terpenes, flavinoids, fatty acids, and traces of other phytocannabinoids such as THC. The THC content is always less than 0.3% of the volume of the products to comply with industrial hemp definitions. For our Full Spectrum products, we use the complete CBD oil. This allows for a robust experience with the plant components. Think of this as drinking a glass of fresh orange juice to boost your Vitamin C intake. In addition to the Vitamin C, you'll soak up some potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Our Isolate products go through one additional step of refinement before being added to final products. The original oil receives a treatment to remove all components except CBD. These products will have no THC, as well as no other elements of the plant anatomy. We recommend these products for customers who may be subject to testing for THC derivatives. This would be the equivalent of taking a pure Vitamin C tablet to receive your vitamins. Please note that while we can provide a Certificate of Analysis to demonstrate zero THC content in the isolate products, we're unable to guarantee the results of a substance screening.
The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC by volume. All Stratos products are made with industrial hemp. We utilize internal and third party testing to ensure our finished products remain less than 0.3% THC. If you'd like to confirm a Certificate of Analysis, please send us an email at info@stratoscbd.com.

Brand

While many companies have infused CBD into cookies, brownies, and candy, the Stratos team believes that the beneficial properties of CBD should be treated like a medicine rather than a novelty. Utilizing pharmaceutical manufacturing processes allows us to build CBD oil into a tablet, which makes for a quick and easy delivery mechanism. It allows customers a vegan, gluten free, and sugar free CBD edible. These techniques also provide an avenue for maintaining accuracy of potency. With CBD coming from a botanical source, each batch of oil provides slightly different returns of CBD by volume. With our processes and internal labs, we’re able to make adjustments from batch to batch to ensure a consistent end result.
Our hemp products are grown in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado. Not only do these plants bask in ample sunlight, the proximity to our manufacturing facility allows us to confirm the conditions are ripe for producing what we think is the highest quality CBD oil on the market.

CBD 411

Our customers and CBD users in general mention using CBD for a vast variety of conditions. Since we’re a manufacturing organization and not doctors, we’re unable to make recommendations about CBD use for specific treatments or provide information about dosing. We think Realm of Caring is a great organization through which to access high quality information about CBD as part of a wellness route.
Manufacturers who are making direct medical claims should bring up a red flag for you! If they’re not following guidelines for how to talk about products, where else are they cutting corners? Be sure any CBD supplier is transparent with their testing records. You should have easy access to information about potency (how many milligrams of CBD are actually in the bottle?), heavy metal testing, and pesticide testing.
CBD is a cannabinoid present in cannabis. It was originally discovered by Dr Raphael Machoulam in 1963. Unlike its sister cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means CBD will not make you feel 'high'. Doctors throughout the world believe CBD could be an effective medicine for numerous health conditions. Due to prohibition on cannabis product, including hemp, in the United States, the ability to research CBD has been extremely limited.
A cannabinoid is one of a diverse type of chemical compounds that acts on cellular cannabinoid receptors which alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. A phytocannabinoid refers to cannabinoids derived from the resin of plants. The human body produces its own cannabinoids, namely anandamide and 2AG. As of 2018, 111 phytocannabinoids had been identified. The science community understands some of the medical applications of just 10% of these known compounds. Phytocannabinoids are able to work directly with the human body's endocannabinoid system. While the phytocannabinoids can work when introduced independently, they work more synergistically when consumed together. This phenomenon is referred to as the 'entourage effect'. The most well know phytocannabinoids are:
  • CBD (cannabidiol)
  • THC (∆9-THC or ∆9-Tetrahyrdocannabinol)
  • CBN (cannabinol)
  • CBG (cannabigirol)
  • CBC (cannabichromene)
  • ∆THCV (∆9-Tetrahyrdocannabivarin)
  • CBDA (cannabidolic acid)
  • ∆9-THCA (∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)
  • CBDV (cannabidivarin)
Cannabinoids occur in several plant species besides cannabis. These include echinacea and helichrysum.
With Stratos being a manufacturer, we're unable to make recommendations about dosing. Many factors can play a role in the amount of CBD an individual may respond to. These include the condition, the stage of the condition, an individual's metabolism, and the person's experience with phytocannabinoids. Whenever possible, we recommend people with their medical providers to determine their ideal dose of CBD.
Unlike its sister cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD taken on its own will not create a 'high' feeling.
The endocannabinoid system is a network of endogenous neuromodulator chemicals and receptors found in the brain and throughout the body of humans and other mammals. These are the sites where phytocannabinoids attach. The endocannabinoid system also aids with the regulation of numerous systems within the human body.
The entourage effect is a phenomenon referring to the synergistic relationship between the phytocanninoids occurring in the cannabis plant. This means that CBD could be more effective with small amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC. This is why we start by recommending Stratos Full Spectrum products. We appreciate that not everyone is comfortable consuming even trace amounts of THC due to their geographic location or potential for drug testing. For this group, we created our Isolate products. When using any CBD product, particularly isolate, be patient! CBD accumulates in human tissue more slowly than THC. Some people take CBD products for 6-7 days before they start to feel the effects. This is simply filling up your tank!
Cannabis sativa, which includes cannabis and industrial hemp, can be traced back thousands of years. Over time, people bred different types of cannabis sativa to meet different needs. Industrial hemp, which by law contains less than 0.3% THC, was widely used for the strength of its fibrous stock. This stock could be used to make paper, rope, and textiles. The first American flag was made from hemp! As it turns out, industrial hemp is also a great source of CBD. Cannabis, more widely known as marijuana, was bred to refine the quantities of THC and the terpene profiles for both medicinal and intoxicant purposes. With the signing of the Farm Bill in December of 2018, we look forward to seeing the evolution of hemp-derived products like hempcrete and biodegradable hemp plastics.
All Stratos CBD products are derived from hemp. By law, hemp must contain no more than 0.3% THC by volume. Our Full Spectrum products do contain a trace about of THC. Generally, less than 0.3mg for a 10mg tablet and about 1mg for a 25mg tablet. Our isolate products contain ZERO THC. We're happy to provide a Certificate of Analysis for any Stratos CBD product you're interested in or have purchased. Please note that even with isolate products, we're unable to make a guarantee about the results of a drug test.