RETHINK offers the first CRI-endorsed range of CBD products – guaranteeing an extensive range of best-in-class CBD products in a variety of dosages and formats, all scientifically formulated using the purest quality CBD. When you choose RETHINK CBD, you’re assured of seed to shelf integrity and world class innovation aimed at improving your life, with everyday lifestyle solutions for enhanced health management regimes and relief of minor symptoms
What is CBD?
CBD – or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid and a naturally occurring chemical in cannabis plants. CBD has recently gained huge traction as a potentially powerful and proven natural alternative to conventional medicine for numerous health concerns and its use is now legally approved as long as it meets the relevant requirements as laid down by SAHPRA. Because CBD helps the body to reach a state of systemic balance – or homeostasis –
it targets more, with less. That’s why it’s fast becoming a sensation in the healthcare world. While CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it is different to another cannabinoid, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is used recreationally for its euphoric “high” effect. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t give you a “high” that THC is known for.
WHAT IS CBD?
The Cannabis plant has many different varieties, including marijuana and hemp plants. In times past, it was associated with recreational marijuana use. Cannabis plants produce over 400 compounds – and approximately 100 of these are unique to the plant and can be isolated for medicinal and other purposes.
Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds found in the cannabis plants where they are synthesized and accumu-lated as cannabinoid acids, but when the herbal product is dried, stored and heated they are con-verted to CBD and THC for example.
Cannabidiol – or CBD –is a cannabinoid found in highest concentration in the ﬂowers of the cannabis plant. They are produced in the plants’ resin glands (Glandular Trichomes) which are predominantly found in the female plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol –or THC – is the most common cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Known for its psychoac-tive effects, it’s a compound responsible for the “high” produced by recreational and medi-cal cannabis or marijuana.
HOW CBD WORKS
The Endocannabinoid system is a biologi-cal system composed of endocannabi-noids – endocannabinoids are produced by the body. They bind to receptors throughout the body, influencing vital functions like our immune system, memory, sleep patterns, pain sensation, mood and even appetite.
In addition to the cannabinoids produced by the body, cannabinoids from plants (like CBD) can also act on the endocannabinoid system. CBD interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors although not directly:
CB1 receptors are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system, a system in the body that main-tains core functions such as motor activity, pain per-ception, stress response and memory.
CB2 receptors are widely distributed throughout the peripheral organs in the body, serving as core compo-nents in the immune system, muscular system and car-diovascular system.
Our RETHINK CBD Plus range is infused with botanicals to provide you with targeted relief for stress and tension, digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, pain and inflammation, mood, balance and mental and physical performance.There are six different ‘combination’ oils, each targeting a specific health issue. These have been designed to address stress & tension, digestion, sleep, pain & inflammation, mood, as well as energy & focus.
KEEPS YOU GOING
The Rethink CBD Shot Range is a conveniently packaged booster shot in three flavours to assist with three specific areas: calming, energy and sports recovery. The great tasting CBD shots are compact and convenient for your ‘on the go’ lifestyle.
CHOOSE RETHINK CBD TEA INFUSIONS
With 2 mg of CBD per individual bag, our teas offer an easy and familiar way to experi-ence all the benefitsof CBD. Our range includes a pure Rooibos Tea with CBD, as wellas a range of combina-tion teas, with additional health benefits.
RETHINK CBD TEA INFUSIONS RANGEFOR LIFESTYLE ENHANCEMENT
11 Answers to all your questions about CBD
1. WHAT IS CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of over a hundred different cannabinoids (chemical compounds) found in the Cannabis plant. These are named Phytocannabinoids. CBD is one of the more well-known Cannabinoids along with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
2. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
CBD and THC both have the same chemical formula. Still, they have different chemical structures, which ultimately result in different effects when they interact with specific receptors in our bodies. They are both found in the Cannabis plant, but in different concentrations, depending on the type of Cannabis plant.
3. IS CBD SAFE, AND CAN I TAKE IT WITH OTHER MEDICATION?
According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile, but it is important to only buy and use a CBD product from a reputable source. Not all CBD products have gone through the stringent testing required before being sold.
As for medication, it is always essen-tial to speak to your healthcare practitioner when using any supple-ments to get their professional advice.
4. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD OIL?
CBD assists with the relief of pain and inflammation, anxiousness, restless-ness and sleeplessness. It also supports health maintenance and enhancement. Many use CBD just for health maintenance – homeostasis – keeping our systems in balance.
5. DO YOU NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR CBD?
No. CBD is a health supplement, which can be purchased without a prescription. If your medical aid covers health supplements, you’ll be able to claim back our ReThink Daily Oils and Capsules, which are NAPPI
(National Pharmaceutical Product Index) coded.
6. CBD IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH, BUT HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
Our bodies produce their own Canna-binoids and are called Endocannabi-noids. When CBD, one of the Canna-binoids found in plants, is ingested, it can influence the cannabinoid recep-tors /enzymes and thereby,
our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which helps keep our body’s systems in balance. The CBD acts in multiple ways to enhance the effects of our Endocannabinoids and its benefits, whether assisting with the relief of symptoms related to pain and inflam-mation, anxiousness, restlessness or sleeplessness as examples.
7. CAN I USE CBD IF I AM A PROFESSIONAL SPORTSMAN/WOMAN?
Although CBD was excluded as a banned ingredient in 2018 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the organisation does not certify products. Anyone competing in a
sport professionally is advised to
check with their specific sporting
body and to get each product tested to ensure compliance. Pure CBD products should have a Certificate of Analysis confirming that it does not contain any other cannabinoids, including THC.
8. CAN CBD CAUSE A HIGH?
THC is known to bind directly to certain receptors in our brain called CB1 receptors and can cause a “high” or euphoric effect. Being THC-free, CBD doesn’t cause that “high”. In fact, it’s thought to reduce the “high” caused by THC.
9. ARE PRODUCTS CONTAINING CBD LEGAL TO PURCHASE?
In May 2019, the Department of
Health, under the recommendation of SAHPRA, decided to exclude CBD
from the schedules and allow it to be sold, but under these guidelines:
• Not more than a maximum dosage of 20mg per day of CBD,
• Not more than 0.001% THC in the product,
• Indications are for health maintenance, health enhancement and the relief of minor symptoms unrelated to a specific disease.
10. WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A CBD PRODUCT?
It is always about safety and quality, first and foremost.
Purchase a product that meets these criteria:
• It meets the regulations laid out by the Department of Health (See question 9)
• It’s endorsed by a third-party institution such as the CRI
(Cannabis Research Institute)
• Moreover, the supplier should have a COA, which is a legal document that certifies the quality of the product and demonstrates that the batch conforms to defined specifications and that it has been manufactured in a Good Manufacturing Practice
(GMP) compliant facility and is suitable for use in pharmaceuticals.
11. WHERE CAN WE BUY RETHINK PRODUCTS?
ReThink products are available at all leading pharmacies and health stores around South Africa, but should your preferred store not have it in stock, please ask them to order it in for you.