ViPovaTM uses a patented process to create a more comforting and effective process of delivering active ingredients through familiar products. ViPovaTM is a US based company that launched its first product – a hemp oil infused black tea in December 2014. ViPovaTM has launched additional products and flavors sincekeeping up with the response to market demand. Our initial focus is a full line of teas and coffees to start your day and soothe your evening.
Using a play on words and loosely translated, ViPovaTM means “absorbing life”. This is a guiding philosophy of who we are: everyone at ViPovaTM wants to absorb and experience all that life has to offer. We hope and strive to help everyone we touch in any way experience this philosophy. We want our products to bring peace, comfort and wellness to your life. For us it is not cliché to say that we really want to make the world a better place, one cup of tea at a time.
Cannabinoids are a class of compounds found in several species of plants, like some echinacea species, and more abundantly, in agricultural (or industrial) hemp where cannabidiol (CBD) can comprise 35% or more of the plant’s extracts. Cannabinoids can even be found in tiny quantities in Brocholli, Kale and other common foods!
Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid; is not psychoactive; and, has anti-psychotic effects and other beneficial properties. Cannabidiol is a single compound and is one of many dozens of others that together make up the cannabinoid family. Cannabidiol (CBD) is not a cannabinol (CBN).
In comparison, “cannabis plants contain at least 489 distinct compounds distributed among 18 different chemical classes, and harbor more than 70 different phytocannabinoids.” (Information For Health Care Professionals, Health Canada, 2013)
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the principle psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that produces a psychoactive reaction. ViPovaTM products DO NOT contain THC other than tiny trace amounts that have no measurable effects.
ViPovaTM prides itself in its testing process to ensure that our products are always within regulatory limits when it comes to THC content. Many countries around the world – and states within America – are using a range between 0.1% and 0.3% THC as the upper limit for compliance with regulations.
No. ViPovaTM does not sell medical marijuana and has no intention to. Our owner, Lexaria Bioscience Corp, has no medical marijuana or recreational marijuana manufacturing, growing or selling exposure. Lexaria does license the technology to companies that are involved in the cannabis business, just as a phone company provides telecommunications services to companies involved in the cannabis business.
Long term clinical research on the topic is scarce and conclusions cannot be drawn from current information. We heartily recommend you do your own research.
However, a series of studies concluded in 2011 found “that CBD can increase the amount of Anandamide and other important lipids.” (Scientists Uncover How CBD Treats MS, Alters Cholesterol Metabolism, FreedomIsGreen.com, Jahan Marcu, May 25, 2011) Research is increasingly finding a link between hemp oil ingredients and lipids, which are not fully understood today. ViPovaTM thinks that its patented process of infusing hemp oil within lipids may prove to be revolutionary.
Hemp oil extracted from agricultural or industrial hemp, containing high concentrations of cannabidiol, is federally legal in the United States provided the THC level is below regulatory limits. Hemp oil is the source ViPovaTM uses for its products.
Remember: Cannabidiol (CBD) is NOT Tetrhydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is both not psychoactive and is anti-psychotic. No study we are aware of has ever suggested that hemp oil is unsafe even in quantities that far exceed those available in ViPovaTM products.
As well, hemp oil ingredients are generally considered safe, “Of note, due to the near absence of brainstem CB1 receptors, the drug spares the autonomic nervous system, no matter how much is ingested, with the result that a lethal overdose in humans has never been reported.” (Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana, J. Michael Bostwick, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, February, 2012.)
At higher temperatures experiencing during burning it for example, some studies suggest that hemp oil ingredients become less active. Other articles suggest that mildly heating it, such as would be achieved through steeping a cup of tea, might make hemp oil ingredients more active than at room temperatures. We are not aware of any degradation to the active ingredients in hemp oil at the boiling point of water, 212 F. .
In fact the US government has filed a series of patents on CBD going all the way back to the 1940’s, and has sparked interest among independent researchers. Hundreds of research papers published since then have been linked back to this US government patent.
If you enjoy stronger tea flavors then we recommend you brew for 10 minutes or longer. If you prefer more subtle flavors with a broader bouquet, then brew perhaps two teabags in a pot of tea for 20 minutes, and you will notice additional mild flavors that complement your taste experience while giving you much more tea to enjoy.
But you cannot buy a patented, hemp oil lipid-infused tea that has been laboratory proven to deliver up to 500% higher absorption levels, at any retail coffee house. Only ViPovaTM has it because we invented it through our patent pending process. If you want hemp oil in your tea and you do not want THC, then you really need to try ViPovaTM tea!
We have continually offered competitive pricing since ViPovaTM tea was first offered, and it is currently priced at about $1 per serving (early 2018) ! That is extremely competitively priced compared to other hemp oil-containing products. Some of our competitors charge two or three times more but we think that is unfair.
Also, we have to put our ingredients through our patented “manufacturing” process in order to infuse the hemp oil ingredients within the lipids and give you the superior ViPovaTM experience.`
We think our process results in higher bio-availability of the hemp oil ingredients than simply ingesting it without our technological process. That means we just might have the LEAST expensive hemp oil-product on the market today, when you consider how much might be active within your body.
* Place 1.5-3 teaspoons of ViPova tea in a tea ball.
* Steep in 1 quart of hot water, for 5 -15 minutes.
* Refrigerate for one hour.
*Sweeten to taste and serve!