Frequent Asked Questions
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How is CBDa different from CBD?
We use water to extract so you get the raw acidic cannabinoids in a stable form. This is important as they are more bioavailable.
What is the “a” in CBDa?
The “a” or "A" stands for acid, as CBDa is short for cannabidiolic acid. CBDa is the acidic precursor to CBD and the parent form of CBD that it is actually grown in the plant.
I already take CBD, can I also use CBDa? Can I take too much?
CBDa acts differently in your body from CBD and there is no problem with combining the two. Some studies show great synergy with the combination. If you are not experiencing the benefits with CBD that you are wanting, it is a great time to take a break from CBD and really pay attention to how your body feels from CBDa. Studies show that it is a lot more bioavailable/biologically compatible, so you need less CBDa than CBD.
Is CBDa considered a drug?
No, when taken internally, it is considered a Dietary Supplement and our products are labelled accordingly.
How long do the effects of CBDa last?
Everyone metabolizes differently but typically relief is from 4-6 hours. Better effects are reported from daily cannabinoid therapy. When the Endocannabinoid receptors stay more quenched and saturated, steady benefits are reported.
How often should I take CBDa?
As the reported benefits are great, we recommend incorporating CBDa into your daily routine. If you are fighting pain, an increased amount from your daily dose may provide relief.
Can I overdose on CBDa?
There have been no reported overdose cases associated with the hemp plant. We advise starting low and going slow to find the point where your body feels its best.
Does CBDa interact with other medications?
CBDa can interact with the liver’s p450 enzyme that is responsible for breaking down certain medications. This could result in greater amounts of your other medication in your bloodstream (typically with >200mg/day CBDa) so dose correction may be advised. Please consult with your doctor.
Why is CBDa recommended for and by athletes?
Pain is universal and athletes are no exception. High endurance athletes are at risk of dehydration and there have been cases of kidney failure, even death, from the use of NSAIDs.
I hear CBDa can help everything. Is that possible?
No, CBDa along with all other cannabinoids will not help with "everything" as it is not a miracle cure (unfortunately). CBDa is proposed to interact with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) through modulation of endocannabinoids. The ECS system is responsible for homeostasis, maintaining balance, and overall well being. Therefore, modulation of this system may provide some of these benefits.
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How do I use CBDa?
Planetarie offers both topical and ingestible products. Typically, our topicals are used as spot treatment for aches, pains and skin afflictions, so used as needed. Our ingestibles are most effective when taken consistently for systemic well being.
What ingestible forms of CBDa do you offer?
Plantarie offers several ingestible options: an Infusion, Soft Gels and water-soluble Drink Additives in both liquid and powder forms. The Infusion is absorbed sublingually. Hold it under your tongue for maximum absorption. The Soft Gels can be taken throughout the day or all together. Start with 1-2 and see how your body feels. The Drink Additives can be added to any beverage of your choice.
Do Planetarie products contain CBN?
We use the whole plant, so you are getting the full-spectrum of cannabinoids. However, CBN is a molecule not made by the plant until it degrades/ages significantly so there is not CBN in our products.
Where do I buy Planetarie products?
Our flagship store is our website, www.planetarie.com. We are also available in independent pharmacies, spas and resorts, like The Four Seasons.
Why are the Planetarie products expensive?
We believe our premium products to be competitively priced with other US-grown hemp offered at comparable milligrams. We control every step of the process: the growing of the hemp, our exclusive extraction method, product manufacturing and shipping the products to ensure you are receiving a potent and consistent product every time. In addition to containing premium CBDa our topical products are certified Organic, Cruelty-Free and meet the industry standard for “clean formulations” and our ingestible products are free of the 8 most common food allergens with no artificial colors, flavorings, sweeteners or additives. We believe in taking all the extra steps because it matters.
Are the Planetarie products safe?
Yes. Our products are USDA Certified Organic, and all ingredients are minimal, intentional and functional. We are vertically integrated, so exceptional quality control measures are in place ensuring accurate testing, complete transparency and consistent products.
Are Planetarie products legal?
Yes. All of our products comply with the 2018 Farm Bill.
Will CBDa get me high?
No. All of our products contain less than 0.3% THCa. Most testing shows non-detectable levels. THCa does not bind to the receptors in your brain/has no binding affinity, so even at increased amounts, there is no associated high.
Will CBDa make me feel “weird”?
The goal of incorporating phytocannabinoids into your daily routine is to get your body back to homeostasis (balance). Our community reports feeling better and more balanced
Will CBDa make me fall asleep?
As we are all uniquely made, we cannot predict how your body will respond to CBDa. Many report using our products prior to bedtime and experience a deeper night’s sleep. We recommend starting low and going slow to see how CBDa affects you.
Will CBDa give me heartburn?
As the acidic cannabinoids are indeed acidic, there is a potential though unlikely. If that is a concern, we recommend taking the Soft Gels instead of the Infusion.
Is CBDa or the Planetarie products addictive?
Does CBDa make you hungry?
No. CBDa interacts with the 5HT1A receptor in your body, also known as serotonin. Serotonin levels affect satiety, so CBDa is reported to help lessen an appetite.
If I have a defibrillator, can I use these Planetarie products?
Yes, there should be no interference with that.
Is this safe to use CBDa during my pregnancy?
While it has not been shown to be derogatory to pregnancy, we strongly recommend consulting with your doctor prior to starting any use.
Sometimes my products are darker or lighter, why is this?
As our CBDa and other natural ingredients are minimally processed, and no artificial colors are added, there may be variation in the appearance of the products from batch to batch. Please be assured that this does not impact the performance or integrity of the product.
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What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit and debit cards on Planetarie.com or through customer service.
Do you charge sales tax?
Yes, we collect sales tax for orders within the State of Colorado. Outside of the State of Colorado, we do not collect sales tax.
How much does shipping cost?
Domestic orders over $75 are ground shipped for free! For orders below $75, shipping cost varies by weight and destination and is calculated at checkout.
How long does it take to get my order?
Orders are processed within 24 hours of placement (M-F, excluding holidays) and shipped via USPS with an average transit time of 2-5 days.
How will I know my order has shipped?
Once your order has shipped, you will receive an email shipping notification which contains tracking information.
What if my package is damaged or missing?
If your package arrives damaged or is missing, please contact us at email@example.com or (970) 539-9563 so we can quickly help resolve any issues. All claims for damaged products must be made within 48 hours after receiving the package; all claims for missing products must be made within 48 hours of scheduled delivery.
What is your return policy?
All products carry a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with any of the products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship to many countries internationally, except for Canada. Please contact email@example.com for information and procedures for a specific country as they change with local laws. As of 2021, 43 countries allow CBD products to be imported.