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Why Do PK and PD Curves Matter with CBD, CBC, CBN and THCV?

Are you serious? Only 6-10% of the cannabinoids in my Gummy Bear engages my endocannabinoid system? By Andrea Holmes, Ph.D., Chief Growth Officer, Precision Plant Moleculs This article was originally published in the July-Aug 2020 issue of Extraction Magazine. Image credit: Modified from Shutterstock by Andrea Holmes Pharmacokinetic (PK) Curves Pharmacokinetic curves sound impressive. How

By |2020-08-13T08:35:26-07:00August 10th, 2020|PPM News|

CBC is an Ambidextrous Phytocannabinoid. Might it be the Next “It” Cannabinoid? What do snails have to do with CBC?

Why CBC is one of the Big "4": CBC, CBD, CBG and THC In PPM's previous newsletter, we talked about Cannabichromene (CBC) being chiral, having both a right- and left-hand molecule geometry. In Nature, it is fairly rare that she produces both stereoisomers in equal proportions. The chemical term for this equal ratio is

By |2020-07-10T07:52:25-07:00July 10th, 2020|PPM News|

Beyond CBD: Four Emerging Cannabinoids To Watch In Skincare And Topicals

CBD and THC are the most visible cannabinoids in the wellness and skincare industries today, but with more than 100 known cannabinoids, others are muscling in. Fueled by growing consumer interest, technological innovation and an ever-expanding body of scientific research, so-called minor cannabinoids with promising therapeutic and cosmetic potential are jockeying to be the next

By |2020-01-22T08:51:39-08:00January 22nd, 2020|Press|

Revolutionizing the CBD Pet Industry with Science Driven Research and CBD Processing

Health, wellness, and pharmacological benefits put cannabis on the map, but the industry suffers from a lack of transparency, limited human clinical studies, and regulatory confusion and contradictions. And although analytical technology has broadened scientists’ ability to identify and quantify different types of cannabinoids, Dr. Andrea Holmes—professor of chemistry at Doane University in Crete,

By |2020-08-24T08:14:17-07:00December 19th, 2019|Press|

Beyond CBD: Emerging Cannabinoids are the Future for CPG Success

The buzz around the hemp-derived plant compound cannabidiol (CBD) and its therapeutic applications has captured more attention and interest than most other novel wellness products. A stampede is underway as mainstream retailers embrace hemp-derived CBD products. And cannabinoid science continues to advance at space velocity, further influencing and driving consumer trends. This presents a

By |2019-10-23T07:57:02-07:00October 23rd, 2019|PPM News|

Mother Nature’s Genius: Understanding Phytosynthesis Reveals Access to Naturally Occurring but Rare Minor Cannabinoids with Therapeutic Properties

Mother Nature's Genius: Understanding Phytosynthesis Reveals Access to Naturally Occurring but Rare Minor Cannabinoids with Therapeutic Properties Because botanical medicine is inconsistent by Nature, Cannamimetics™ allows a smoothing and enhancement of the variability in extracts and concentrates made from plants, harvest to harvest, to ensure consumers are afforded the ideal amount and combination of

By |2019-09-02T08:57:21-07:00July 3rd, 2019|PPM News|

Don’t Let Your CBD Processor Torch the Terps!

Don’t Let Your CBD Processor Torch the Terps! Have you ever wondered what makes fruits, flowers, and spices smell so pleasant? And what about a strain of hemp which has all the complexity of the bouquet of fine wine? Terps! or more formally known as terpenes and terpenoids are responsible for the aromatics. But

By |2019-10-02T12:15:23-07:00June 26th, 2019|Press|

Should we give the FDA a Break?

Plant Medicine and CBD Doesn’t Quite Fit Their Standard Operating Procedure The randomized, double-blind controlled studies that became standard in the 1950s for drug clinical trials are not well suited for multi-compound natural products because having more than one bioactive phytocompound exponentially increases the variables that need to be controlled. In fact, the FDA

By |2019-08-19T14:01:41-07:00June 26th, 2019|PPM News|

Hemp Family Tree and Cannamimetics

Hemp Family Tree and Cannamimetics Cannamimetics simply means following Mother Nature’s lead. It is well known and extensively researched that during a hemp plant’s growth, various enzymatic, oxidation, photochemical and other bioprocesses produce cannabinoids and other bioactive compounds, transforming them during the course of the plant’s growth cycle. At harvest there are well over

By |2019-08-19T13:53:11-07:00June 20th, 2019|PPM News|

Greetings from Precision Plant Molecules (PPM)

Greetings from Precision Plant Molecules (PPM) We are introducing PPM, a science-based, non-psychotropic cannabinoids processor and supplier, serving the most exacting consumer products companies worldwide as a trusted supply chain partner. PPM’s proprietary hemp extraction, refinement, purification technologies, and its state-of-the-art analytical testing and R&D lab instrumentation ensure its products are consistent. We are

By |2019-08-19T13:47:47-07:00June 5th, 2019|PPM News|