Frequently Asked Questions

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of many active compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from various parts of the plant and used to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and has more benefits.

While THC and CBD have the same molecular structure, slight differences in the arrangement of their atoms impart very different effects on the ECS.

THC is known for producing psychoactive effects in the body through the activation of two receptors in the central nervous system called CB1 and CB2. The activation of these receptors triggers physiological processes across multiple organ systems, most notably the release of neurotransmitters from the central nervous system that impart the psychoactive effects associated with feeling “high”.

Alternatively, CBD binds to CB1 and CB2 at a much slower rate than THC, which results in the activation of similar physiological processes without the psychoactive or “high” effects. These physiologic effects make CBD promising for clinical benefits.

Alternative therapies for pain management are of particular interest given the highly-addictive nature of modern pain medication. Early, small-scale studies suggest that, while CBD is not effective for the management of acute, short-term pain, it may play a role in chronic, long-term pain.

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both cannabinoids, sisters of the cannabis plant. CBD comes from hemp, while THC is found in large amounts in marijuana and hashish and is an intoxicant.

THC is known for producing psychoactive effects in the body through the activation of two receptors in the central nervous system called CB1 and CB2. The activation of these receptors triggers physiological processes across multiple organ systems, most notably the release of neurotransmitters from the central nervous system that impart the psychoactive effects associated with feeling “high”. In short, THC is psychotropic, but CBD is not.

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at Arktis Naturals. Each product is strictly tested using the best methods available, to ensure they are free of any harmful chemicals and the content of THC is 0%.

Our customers can safely use our products, knowing they are risk-free and fall within the boundaries of the law. Professional athletes, who undergo regular testing for illegal substances can use our product with peace of mind, as only the purest ingredients are used to make our oils, paste and topicals.

Yes, in 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances for professional athletes. This happened after the recognition of the many beneficial effects that CBD has on the human body.

Furthermore, WADA increased the urinary threshold of 150 nanograms per milliliter for THC, from the previous and lower 15 nanograms per millilitre for THC. Professional athletes, who undergo regular testing for illegal substances can now use CBD with peace of mind.