Frequently Asked Questions

Canna-Oils is a family run Australian owned and operated company based near the beautiful town of Nelson Bay, New South Wales.

Our product is sourced from the USA, and is ultra-distilled making them the cleanest terpenes in the world. However, it is bottled, labelled, finished & distributed in Australia.

Ultra is 100% Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) and our Ultra Blend is 50% BCP/50% Hemp Seed Oil.

The Hemp Seed Oil is a great carrier oil with its own health benefits – the main benefit being a great source of fatty acids and its omega 6 and 3 ratio.  If you feel that you need the Hemp Seed Oil in your diet then the Blend could be right for you. 

The BCP works directly on the Endocannabinoid System and the Hemp Seed Oil is a great carrier oil for topical application to areas of pain and orally for lubrication of the joints and again for essential fatty acids and omegas in our diet (if needed).Please note, that a carrier oil is NOT essential for topical use.

NB: you would need to have a higher dosage of Ultra Blend to get the same amount of BCP into your system as it is only 50% Beta Caryophyllene.

Also called BCP, this terpene can be found in hops, cloves, hemp, black pepper, oregano, cinnamon, and basil.

What makes caryophyllene an interesting terpene is its relationship with our endocannabinoid system, particularly, its ability to bind to CB2 receptors. Because of this, it comes with a host of potential medical benefits.     

For the natural relief of pain/inflammation, anxiety/depression, insomnia, to boost your immune system, fatigue, PTSD and other stress disorders.

By balancing your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This balancing is called homeostasis – the body’s state of balance. The body is always striving to be in balance, so it can perform optimally. In order for it to achieve homeostasis, the body uses its endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system is made up of endogenous cannabinoids (ie: produced within your tissues and cells). The ECS is based on preset limits and regulates various functions in the body such as:

  • Immune response
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Mental health
  • Sleep and insomnia

When consumed BCP oil binds directly with the cannabinoid Type 2 receptors (CB2) in the body to help improve endocannabinoid production and restore the ECS back to balance. BCP oil is a CB2 agonist (a chemical substance capable of activating a receptor to induce a full pharmacological response).

BCP oil Interacts with the ECS to bring about balance to the nervous system and equip the body to heal itself. Everything from brain function to the immune system to mental health is influenced by the ECS.

Indeed, BCP oil is 100% legitimate to buy and use under the premise that it is delegated a terpene by the TGA.

The below paragraph is from the official scheduling of the product by the TGA:

“Research by the secretariat has confirmed that Beta-Caryophyllene is a terpene that is a selective agonist of cannabinoid receptor type-2 (CB2) and for the purposes of this scheduling entry, the delegate does not define BCP as a cannabinoid.”

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No. Our products do not contain any cannabinoids like THC and CBD, nor any compounds from cannabis or hemp. So no getting high.

So it won‘t show up in a drug test.

The short answer is no. It is very safe.  BCP Oil is not known to clash or interact with other medications.  Because we do expect that you will receive benefit from using BCP Oil, you will need to monitor your current medication and adjust accordingly.

Quality & Compliance

Quality will always be our number one priority at Canna-Oils, and that starts with where our terpenes come from. Our terpenes are imported from the USA. Our terpenes are produced in Pharma grade facilities under the highest possible quality management systems of ISO 9001:2015 and FSC 22000 using cGMP (Good manufacturing practices).

These facilities that manufacture on our behalf are independently certified and regularly audited to ensure the highest possible quality. Once produced, each batch of terpenes is analysed to ensure that it is clear of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents and other contamination, as well as being certified GMO and allergen free. Each batch must meet or exceed the specifications laid out in its spec sheet, and this is confirmed with a batch specific certificate of analysis.

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Terpenes are volatile, meaning that they will evaporate over time.

Diluted terpenes are usually diluted with a fixed (non-volatile) oil. If you put 1 ml of your terpene into some water in a pot, and put that pot into a larger pot with water in it and apply heat (a double boiler) the water and the terpene in the smaller pot will eventually all evaporate. If the terpene has been adulterated there will be some fixed oil residue left in the bottom of the smaller pot that will not evaporate. This method will not reveal terpenes that have been diluted with other, cheaper terpenes, however a taste /smell comparison test will quickly reveal this.

There are many ways to cut corners in production, such as diluting with a carrier oil or another cheaper terpene, or eliminating crucial (and costly) purification steps.

Unscrupulous companies will skip this step, resulting in a cheaper and inferior product.

Botanical terpenes must be steam distilled from large quantities of fresh plant material. As terpenes are volatile, they will be lost if the source material is dried or transported. This means that our terpenes which are made from plants not grown in the USA are produced by our US Manufacturer in other countries, before being sent to the USA. This offshore manufacture comes under the same regulatory regime as the onshore manufacture, and is of identical quality. This is why while we import 100% of our terpenes from the US, some will have been steam distilled in other countries. Country of origin for each terpene can be found on the spec sheet or COA.

A lot. It’s not the location of manufacture that makes a difference but the regulation that surrounds the industry in the country in which it is domiciled. Our US partner manufactures Pharma ingredients for the US and European medical industries and is bound by the robust regulatory frameworks that ensure quality control.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for developing world companies, who’s processes and documentation cannot be relied upon.

Maintaining and complying with these quality standards is expensive.

While cutting corners results in much cheaper products, the quality of those products becomes irreparably compromised. You do not need any scientific training to spot the difference. Terpenes are flavour and aroma compounds, poorer quality terpenes will taste and smell weaker and less distinct than those that are produced properly without shortcuts. We guarantee to have the highest quality terpenes available in the market, backed by robust analysis and the confidence of certification.

Research Papers

BCP may reduce neuroinflammation (inflammation in the brain) and increase antioxidant levels in the brain. (R) (R) For example, BCP can activate the pathway Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2-Related Factor 2 (NRF2) to increase glutathione levels which can protect against glutamate-induced oxidative stress. (R) By regulating glutamate and CB2 activation, BCP can protect against N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA)-induced excitotoxicicity. (R) For example, BCP may reduce seizures in animal models of epilepsy. (R)

BCP may decrease brain damage after stroke. (R) During stroke, BCP can reduce swelling, neuronal damage and mitochondrial dysfunction in the brain. (R)(R) It can also help a leaky blood-brain barrier after stroke. (R) BCP can also help with hypoxia-induced neuroinflammation by up regulating NRF2 and Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1). (R)(R)

By improving blood flow to the brain, BCP can help with Vascular Dementia (VD). (R)

BCP can also reduce high levels of cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia). (R)(R)

It can also reduce stress to the heart. (R)

It may also suppress the development of atherosclerosis. (R)

4. May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

BCP may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). (R)

By activating CB2 receptors and upregulating PPAR-gamma, BCP can reduce amyloid beta-plaques and immune-induced inflammation in the brain, thus mitigating cognitive dysfunction. (R)

It can pass the blood-brain barrier and induce neurogenesis by increasing Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) levels. (R)

BCP also has other ways increasing neurogenesis independently of BDNF (and NGF). (R)(R)

In Parkinson’s Disease (PD), loss of dopamine and oxidative stress are hallmarks of the disease. (R) By activating CB2 receptors, BCP can inhibit dopamine loss and oxidative stress in the brain. (R) For example, BCP can protect against MPTP (a toxin used to destroy dopamine neurons in animal studies)-induced damage to the substantia nigra (the part of the brain most sensitive to dopamine loss in PD). (R)

BCP may help with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). (R)(R)

For example, BCP can reduce inflammation in the colon by activating CB2 and PPAR-gamma receptors. (R)(R)

These anti-inflammatory effects can be enhanced when combined with CurcuminEGCG or Baicalin. (R)

BCP may also help with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by reducing TH1 and TH17 pro-inflammatory cytokines. (R)(R)(R)

By increasing Treg anti-inflammatory cytokines (such as IL-10), BCP may help reduce the progression and symptoms of MS, such as neuropathy and pain. (R)

BCP may reduce depressive and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. (R) It may also reduce anxiety (without affecting motor coordination) and may help with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). (R)

BCP can decrease the time it takes to get to sleep and increase sleep time. (R)

BCP may help relieve chronic pain and neuropathy. (R)

By working on the opioid system and endocannabinoid system, BCP can increase natural endorphins and reduce inflammation. (R) (R) (R)

It may also be applied topically and locally to areas of pain. (R)

BCP can help reduce muscle spasms and muscle pain. (R) (R) (R)

It may have synergistic effects with DHA against pain. (R)

It may also potentiate the analgesic action of morphine. (R)

Also, BCP may increase testosterone and estrogen levels in those with chronic pain. (R)

BCP may help prevent cancer. (R) (R)

For example, in an animal study where mice were fed a high fat diet, BCP could inhibit tumor growth. (R)

Its anti-cancer effects may be stronger if BCP is oxidized. (R) (R)

Oxidized BCP (CPO) can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and induces apoptosis (self destruction) by suppressing PI3K, AKT, mTOR, and S6K1 and increasing MAPK. (R)

CPO/BCP have beneficial effects against:

  • Brain Cancer (BCP and CPO) (R)
  • Breast Cancer (BCP and CPO) (R) (R)
  • Cervical Cancer (CPO) (R)
  • Colon Cancer (BCP) (R)
  • Gastric/Stomach Cancer (CPO) (R)
  • Lymphatic Cancer (BCP) (R) (R)
  • Multiple Myeloma (CPO) (R)
  • Ovarian Cancer (CPO) (R)
  • Pancreatic Cancer (BCP) (R)
  • Prostate Cancer (CPO) (R)
  • Skin Cancer/Melanoma (BCP) (R)

BCP and CPO can enhance the effects of some anti-cancer drugs, such as paclitaxel and doxorubicin. (R) (R) (R) (R)

BCP can also help with pain and neuropathy from chemotherapy. (R)

By activation of CB2 receptors, BCP may protect the kidneys from inflammation and oxidative stress. (R)

High doses of BCP (orally) may have beneficial effects on glucose levels. (R)

For example, BCP has been found to balance glucose levels in diabetic rats, similar to glibenclamide, a standard anti-diabetic drug. (R)

BCP may stop the development of insulin resistance by protection of pancreatic beta-cells from hyperglycemia and by enhancement of insulin/glucose signaling. (R) (R) (R)

BCP may increase longevity. (R) (R)

For example, in worms, BCP can modulate stress and prolong lifespan (by 11-22%). (R)

BCP can also increase SIRT1CREBPGC-1α, and PPAR-gamma, 4 genes that improve mitochondrial function. (R) (R)

BCP may inhibit dental plaque buildup. (R)

It may also prevent gingivitis. (R)

BCP may help with alcohol addiction. (R)

For example, in a study where mice were addicted to alcohol, BCP administration could reduce the mice’s dependence to alcohol. (R)

BCP may help with weight loss by activation of PPAR-gamma. (R)

It may do this by increasing bone mineralization (beneficial for osteoporosis) and reducing adipogenesis (beneficial against obesity). (R) (R)

BCP has anti-bacterial activity against:

  • Aerococcus viridans R
  • Bacillus cereus R R
  • Enterococcus faecalis R
  • Escherichia coli R R
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum R
  • Haemophilus haemoglobinophilus R
  • Lactobacillus casei R
  • Lactococcus lactis R
  • Mycobacterium bovis R
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis R
  • Proteus vulgaris R
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa R R
  • Salmonella typhimurium R
  • Staphylococcus aureus R R
  • Streptococcus mitis R
  • Streptococcus mutans R
  • Streptococcus sobrinus R
  • Streptococcus sanguinis R
  • Yersinia enterocolitica R
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus R

BCP has anti-fungal activity against:

  • Acrophialophora fusispora R
  • Aspergillus flavus R
  • Aspergillus fumigates R
  • Aspergillus niger R
  • Aspergillus parasiticum R
  • Aspergillus tubingensis R
  • Candida parapsilosis R
  • Fusarium solani R
  • Penicillium madriti R
  • Penicillium purpurogenum R
  • Penicillium viridicatum R

BCP has anti-parasitic activity against:

  • Leishmania amazonensis R
  • Termites R

BCP may also help prevent tick bites (from malaria) and mosquito bites (from the virus Aedes aegypti), reducing the chances of developing Yellow FeverDengue Fever and ChikungunyaR R

Endometriosis is when tissue abnormally grows outside lining of the uterus. (R)

In animal studies, BCP has shown to improve symptoms of endometriosis without affecting fertility. (R)