MedicalJane.com Product Review: CanChew Biotechnologies CBD-Infused Chewing Gum
This review is courtesy of MedicalJane.com
CanChew Biotechnologies Inc. is a portfolio company of the publicly traded Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), and is the creator of the first ever CBD-infused gum in the world.
CanChew’s non-psychoactive, all natural gum infused with cannabidiol (CBD) is the first product from CanChew that will be designed to treat pain and other medical disorders with the use of cannabinoid infused products.
Using patented and proprietary technology, CanChew infuses each piece of gum with 50 mg hemp oil containing 10mg of cannabidiol (CBD) – 32, 64 or 96 pieces to a box – allowing patients to accurately manage their treatment.
“According to CanChew, their CBD-infused chewing gum is expected to have a wide range of health benefits including pain management, anxiety relief, treating nausea and vomiting…”
The cannabidiol is extracted from industrial hemp byPhytoSPHERE Systems and the gum was developed by a team of “internationally renowned medical doctors, dental and surgeons in combination with a well-experienced product development team.”
It is important to note that PhytoSPHERE Systems does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US CSA) [NetworkofHemp.com comment: "And neither do we"]. On their website they site the US Government patent #6,630,607 “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants,” stating that CBD is a naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant and that it promotes and supports the nutritional health of aging bodies.
According to CanChew, their CBD-infused chewing gum is expected to have a wide range of health benefits including pain management, anxiety relief, treating nausea and vomiting, fighting anorexia, and even decreasing of muscular spasticity in neuro-degenerative patients – which is common amongst patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Currently the company is focusing on the execution of their clinical development plan, as most of their R&D of the formulation, production and development of the chewing gum has already been completed.
Advantages Of Oral Mucosal Drug Delivery Systems
The CBD-infused chewing gum is not only a socially acceptable and convenient way to medicate, but intake through the oral mucosal membranes in your mouth is also a very effective way to ingest cannabinoids. This method provides for rapid and effective absorption directly into your systemic circulation because of the increased bioavailability of the cannabinoids.
“Compared to other delivery methods, uptake through blood vessels and micro-capillaries in your mouth is one of the best ways to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids.”
Bioavailability is a subcategory of absorption in pharmacology that refers to the fraction of an administered dose of unchanged drug that reaches the blood stream. The only way to achieve true 100% bioavailability, by definition, is to administer a drug intravenously.
Compared to other delivery methods, uptake through blood vessels and micro-capillaries in your mouth is one of the best ways to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids. This “first-pass” of medication, as it’s referred to, allows the medication to avoid having to pass through your liver where it would be broken down making it significantly less beneficial and bioavailable.
Whenever you take any other medications orally – i.e. swallowing pills or eating an edible – a small fraction of that drug is metabolized in the liver before it even reaches systemic circulation (blood stream), thus decreasing the overall bioavailability of the medication.
Does CanChew CBD Gum Actually Work?
CanChew has developed a formula for the gum that truly masks the taste of cannabis completely, and tastes comparable to most other gums sold on the shelves of 7/11; and it actually works too! The “Cool Mint” flavor is very tasty despite the gum itself looking like a dog treat – the appearance could definitely use some work!
“[CanChew] tastes comparable to most other gums sold on the shelves of 7/11; and it actually works too!”
The best feature about the CanChew is the rapid onset of the medication. Since the CBD is absorbing directly into the bloodstream, the effects can be felt within minutes. This is key for patients who need instant relief throughout the day.
The effects are not psychoactive whatsoever, but an overall sense of relief washes over your body when you chew the CBD gum; it definitely seems to loosen that knot in your stomach or chest caused by the anxiety and stress of the day and allows you to relax. The CBD gum holds its flavor and consistency for about thirty-to-forty minutes of chewing and then becomes a bit hard; you can definitely tell when it’s time to spit it out.