What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a diverse group of active chemical compounds that act on the endocannabinoid system.
What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
The ECS is a complex system present throughout the body involved, among many other things, in the natural management of pain and inflammation.
The ECS consists of cannabinoid receptors (CB1, CB2), endogenous compounds (they are called endocannabinoids because they are made within the body) that bind to these receptors, and enzymes that synthesize and degrade these compounds.
Does awaye™ contain anything from the cannabis plant?
No! awaye™ is licensed by Health Canada as a Natural Health Product and does not contain anything from the cannabis plant.
How can you have a cannabinoid action without having something from cannabis in the product?
Cannabinoids are not exclusive to cannabis and are found in many other plants (they are called phytocannabinoids). For example, black pepper is a rich source of some of these compounds.
What are the different kinds of cannabinoids?
Phytocannabinoids that come from plants
Endogenous cannabinoids that are made in the body
Synthetic cannabinoids made in the laboratory
Are there other active ingredients in awaye™?
Yes, capsaicin, the active ingredient found in Cayenne pepper.
How does awaye™ work?
There are two ways that awaye™ works:
- One of the active ingredients, Beta-C, activates the ECS-CB2 receptors.
Activation of CB2 receptors is known to be associated with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
- The other active ingredient, capsaicin, activates another type of receptor important in pain transmission, the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor.
Will awaye™ make me "high"?
Why won’t I get "high" from awaye™?
Because the active ingredient, Beta-C, activates CB2 receptors only.
CB2 receptors are not associated with the “high” feeling you get when you ingest marijuana.
CB2 receptors, located just under the skin, provide a powerful relief from pain and inflammation when activated.
Is awaye™ approved by Health Canada?
Yes! awaye™ is approved by Health Canada as a Natural Health Product under the NPN License # 80070485