CBD COA (Certificate of Authenticity) and Drugs That Artificially Lower CRP
CBD QUALITY – THE COA
To assure quality, never buy, use, or sell a CBD product unless you have read the COA (Certificate of Authenticity).
The COA comes in two parts:
1. Verification of the presence and percentage cannabinoids and other components of the plant. This is particularly important to assure that THC levels don’t go beyond .3%, making it illegal to sell in your clinic in most states.
2. The toxicity screening evaluating mycotoxins, poisons, heavy metals, and pesticides.
The farms that we have partnered with our local and use only pesticide-free and organic methods of farming. The vast majority of commercial CBD products come from out of the country and there are concerns over heavy metals and other toxins. Hemp, in particular, pulls more toxins in from the ground than a typical crop. Forgetting the actual CBD oil out of the plant, there are different processes and the one you use is extremely important.
We only use Supercritical CO2 Extraction. The Hydrocarbon and Ethanol Extraction process is cheaper but must go through additional steps to remove unwanted solvents and in the end; there are concerns that the product you are left with is impure. As a result, to our commitment to purity and compliance, you will see in our CBD product COAs found in our portal that everything is pure and compliant.
Drugs That Hinder CRP
It can often be surprising when patients who present with a host of inflammatory conditions test negative for high CRP. This will likely occur due to their medications. Many if not most people with an extreme health problem or a multitude of illnesses are taking drugs in either high variety or dosage. While these drugs may bring CRP down, it is of course simply covering up the underlying factors that would cause it to be high. It is important before testing people on a number of drugs to have them give you their prescription list and let them know that the test may produce a false negative. Like someone with a subluxated atlas and no pain, the problem is there – it only appears absent, but the dangers still exist.
Drugs that are likely to artificially lower CRP:
Steroids-(Eg: prednisone, triamcinolone, methylprednisolone)
Cyclooxygenase inhibitors- (aspirin, rofecoxib, celecoxib)
Platelet aggregation inhibitors- (clopidogrel, abciximab)
Lipid lowering agents-(statins, ezetimibe, fenofibrate, niacin, diets)
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors- (ramipril, captopril, fosinopril)
Angiotensin receptor blockers-(ARBs) (valsartan, irbesartan, olmesartan, telmisartan) markedly reduce serum levels of CRP.
Antidiabetic agents-(rosiglitazone and pioglitazone)
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