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Frequently Asked Questions


What is it?

PCR stands for “Phytocannabinoid Rich” and describes an oil containing CBD and other cannabinoids. CBD stands for “Cannabidiol” (Canna-Bi-Diol). It is a naturally occurring compound and is the most prominent cannabinoid besides THC, but without the psychotropic effects.

What are some quick facts about CBD?

  • CBD increases bone growth*
  • CBD increases immunity*
  • CBD decreases blood pressure*
  • CBD decreases anxiety*
  • CBD decreases sugar levels*
  • CBD decreases pain*
  • CBD decreases inflammation*
  • CBD is anti-bacterial*
  • CBD is anti-fungal*
  • CBD is anti-proliferative*
  • CBD is anti-hypoxic*
  • CBD is anti-psychotic*
  • CBD is an analgesic*
  • CBD is anti-asthmatic*
  • CBD is anti-tumor*

Where does it come from?

The terminology may be confusing: Cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp? CBD is made naturally by the Cannabis plant either from marijuana or hemp plant. Our CBD comes from industrially grown hemp organically farmed in accordance with Industrial Hemp Regulations. Hemp is grown for paper, rope, and building materials. According to Patrick K. Nightingale Esq. of PK Law, Cannabis Solutions, and Executive Director of Pittsburgh NORMAL, Cannabidiol (CBD) is NOT scheduled under PA’s controlled substances act. Police and prosecutors do not consider CBD extracted from industrial hemp to be controlled in PA.

What is the difference between Medical Marijuana (THC) and CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol)

Medical Marijuana (THC)

Contains CBD and other “entourage” cannabinoids (CBN, CBG, CBC)

Naturally contains much higher levels of THC than CBD

Not psychotropic & No “high” effect

Does Not Impair Psychomotor & Cognitive Performance

Psychotropic or “High” Effect

Impairs Psychomotor & Cognitive Performance

Anxiolytic

May Cause Increased Anxiety

Over the Long Term

Does Not Cause Increased Heart Rate or

Dry Mouth (Cotton Mouth)

May Cause Increased Heart Rate and

Dry Mouth (Cotton Mouth)

Legal under PA State Law

(P. K. Nightingale Esq.)

Illegal under Federal Law

(DEA Schedule I)

Generally Regarded as Safer

for Pets and Children

(Under Practitioner Guidance)

Negatively Affects

Children and Pets

(Toxic to Dogs)

No Card, Rx, or Registration Required

Need Approval and must register with the State


Why do I need it and What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Everyone is built with an internal endocannabinoid system that thrives on similar compounds your body makes like 2-AG and Anandamide. It is the greatest system you’ve never heard about! Taking CBD supplements may help to replenish, promote, and balance your natural internal endocannabinoid system.*

The Endocannabinoid System is involved in a variety of physiological processes.

  1. Appetite & Metabolism – Obesity & Insulin Resistance
  2. Immune function – Autoimmune Diseases
  3. Pain-sensation – Chronic and Neuropathic Pain
  4. Reproduction – Reproductive Dysfunction
  5. Stress – Chronic Diseases
  6. Mood – Depression, Anxiety, PTSD
  7. Memory – Slow & “Fuzzy” Thinking
  8. Sleep – Insomnia & Waking Up Tired
  9. Thermoregulation – Thyroid Function

Will CBD get me high?

No. Only Cannabis that contains THC will make users “high” or intoxicated. CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid and it has zero psychotropic or “high” effects. This means it may be safer to take CBD and drive, look after children, or go to work than Medical Marijuana (THC). CBD may be a better choice for the elderly and children than THC containing products.

“Cannabidiol has antipsychotic effects. ... Cannabidiol seems to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain, mood, and mental function. … Cannabidiol might also block some of the psychoactive effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Also, cannabidiol seems to reduce pain and anxiety.” – Source: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/1439.html

What is the PCR Questionnaire and Why is it Important?

We strongly recommend our clients fill out our online PCR Questionnaire (Click here to fill out our PCR Questionnaire). Filling out our questionnaire allows our CBD experts to learn more about you and your specific goals so we can better help you achieve them.

We are able to recommend a CBD serving based on our experience with various conditions. The questionnaire also allows us to check any potential interactions between CBD and Rx medications and to adjust serving suggestions accordingly. The data collect is also de-identified and added to a database to better help us help others.

Are LabNaturals PCR Products Independently Tested?

Not all CBD products are properly labeled. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 84 commercially available CBD products on the internet were chemically analyzed by an independent lab. The researchers found that only 31% of the products tested contained the precise amount of CBD advertised on the label (within the acceptable margin of error). – Source: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2661569

We include all five statements required by the FDA when labeling a food supplement; the name of the dietary supplement, the amount of the supplement in the bottle, the supplement facts panel, an ingredients list, and the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor. If the label on the CBD does not have these five statements and the company cannot provide testing results, DO NOT BUY IT and DO NOT USE IT! There is no telling what is in the product!

3 Things to Check Before You Buy

Extraction Methods: CO2 Extraction is safer than Ammonia or Ethanol which can leave chemical residues. LabNaturals PCR uses CO2 Extraction.

Source of the CBD: CBD derived from Marijuana may contain THC. Hemp is the better choice. Our CBD is derived from Hemp organically farmed in the USA. Imported Hemp has potential contaminates like pesticides, heavy metals, and solvents. LabNaturals PCR products have NO detectable THC, pesticides, heavy metals, or solvents.

Independent Lab Testing: Without independent lab testing to ensure quality, potency, purity, and consistency there is no way to be sure that a product is correctly labeled and does not contain toxic chemicals and residues.

We have multiple levels of testing to ensure quality, potency, purity and consistency. Our supplier, Folium Biosciences, tests their base oil product both internally and through third party testing. We create a liquid from the base oil which is tested by Confidence Analytics for potency. Our finished products are also sent to Confidence Analytics where they are tested to ensure no detectable THC and accurate concentration labeling. All of our certificates of analysis are available here.

Is it safe for children?

Yes, we work with physicians to closely monitor CBD servings and any potential outcomes. Importantly, our products have no THC. THC is psychoactive meaning it can get you “high.” THC may present issues for the children based on this “high” effect because brain development may be affected by THC and using THC makes focusing, learning and reacting quickly more difficult. – Source: Ryan SA, Ammerman SD. Counseling parents and teens about marijuana use in the era of legalization of marijuana. Pediatrics. 2017;139(3)

Is it safe for pets?

Yes, we work with pet owners to closely monitor CBD servings and any potential negative outcomes as well as looking for drug interactions with CBD. Importantly, our products have no THC. THC is dangerous for pets, especially dog, who have incredibly sensitive endocannabinoid systems.

Dogs can easily overdose on THC and have a severe negative reaction called Static Ataxia, which includes glazed eyes, excessive drooling, loss of bowel and bladder control, rapid breathing, falling over, and an inability to get up again. – Source: Medical Marijuana and Your Pet, by Dr. Robert Silver, DVM, MS, CVA

Are there interactions with medications?

“Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Cannabidiol might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. In theory, using cannabidiol along with some medications that are broken down by the liver might increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before using cannabidiol, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.” – Source: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/1439.html

We check medication interactions to ensure our clients health and safety when supplementing with CBD.

How much should I take?

General Serving Guidelines: Start LOW & Go SLOW!

Everyone is different and everyone’s internal balance system is different. Some people are slightly “out of balance” and other people are very much “out of balance.” Some people are very sensitive to substances and others are less responsive. There is no magic number, no formula, and no test to determine how “out of balance” you are. The good news is we have a great method to discover your “happy place” or “optimal dose.” We call this process “micro-servings.”

Less is more! By starting low and slowly increasing until you find your personal perfect balance, you may get optimal benefits without wasting money on excess CBD.

Please Note: Amount of body fat, duration and severity of condition, GI/Liver function, individual biochemical makeup, and endocannabinoid balance will affect any potential outcome. Everyone will respond differently because of differences in their internal endocannabinoid system. For many people it may decrease anxiety, it may provide pain relief, and it may help improve sleep and wellbeing.

Potential Minimal Side Effects: Dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, potential feelings similar to dizziness and fatigue. – Source: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/1439.html

Safety Concerns: Cannabidiol doses of up to 300 mg daily have been taken by mouth safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been taken by mouth safely for up to 4 weeks. Cannabidiol sprays that are applied under the tongue have been used in doses of 2.5 mg for up to 2 weeks. – Source: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/1439.html

Not recommended for use in pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding as there is not enough reliable information on these groups.

ATTENTION: Some medications may interact with CBD in the liver or impact serving size. Please call 412-421-4996 or 412-586-4678 to speak to a Pharmacist about any medications you are taking or visit us at 4227A Murray Avenue.

How do I take it?

Every CBD delivery method has its benefits and often the best choice depends on what individual benefits you and your loved ones hope to gain from CBD. Our experts can help you make the best choice.

NOTE: Many people feel more mentally alert and focused with CBD so we suggest starting it in the AM.

mgs, mLs, 600, 1200, 3000 what does it all mean?

  • mg stands for milligrams - The unit of weight of CBD per bottle.
  • mL stands for milliliter - The unit of volume of liquid per bottle.
  • mg/mL = Concentration. How much CBD (weight) is in how much liquid (volume)?
  • The number next to “mg” on the bottle is a total amount of CBD (by weight) in that bottle.

Each dose is based on that bottle’s concentration. For example:

600mg in 30mL = Each 1ml contains 20mg of CBD.

1200mg in 30mL = Each 1ml contains 40mg of CBD.

3000mg in 30mL = Each 1ml contains 100mg of CBD.

What LabNaturals PCR Broad Spectrum Plant Oil Products are available?

PCR Broad Spectrum Plant Oils - Light, oily liquids that are to be delivered orally by a calibrated dropper and come in a variety of concentrations. Place serving under the tongue, hold for 2-3 minutes for enhanced absorption, and swallow.

Available in five concentrations:

Shop: PCR Plant Oil 50mg / 30mL Oral Pet Liquid – 1.67 mg/mL

Shop: PCR Plant Oil 250mg / 30mL Oral Liquid – 8.33 mg/mL

Shop: PCR Plant Oil 600mg / 30mL Oral Liquid – 20 mg/mL

Shop: PCR Plant Oil 1200mg / 30mL Oral Liquid – 40 mg/mL

Shop: PCR Plant Oil 3000mg / 30mL Oral Liquid – 100 mg/mL

PCR Broad Spectrum Plant Oil Capsules - 10mg or 25mg - Small water-soluble softgel capsules that are taken orally. Water-soluble products are better absorbed than oil-based products.

Available in two strengths and two sizes:

Shop: PCR Capsules 10mg / 60 Count

Shop: PCR Capsules 10mg / 100 Count

Shop: PCR Capsules 25mg / 60 Count

Shop: PCR Capsules 25mg / 100 Count

PCR Broad Spectrum Plant Oil Pain Balm - 500mg per Jar - A smooth and spreadable balm applied topically to painful areas like arthritic joints and painful damaged nerve areas. Massage in well as often as needed. Heat the area for a few minutes first for enhanced absorption.

Available in two sizes:

Shop: PCR Pain Balm 500mg / Jar 50gm

Shop: PCR Pain Balm Travel Jar 7gm

PCR Broad Spectrum Plant Oils for Pets - Light, oily liquids that are to be delivered orally to our furry family members on a treat.

Shop: PCR Plant Oil 50mg / 30mL Oral Pet Liquid – 1.67 mg/mL

CBD Chewing Gum -10mg per Piece - Sugar-free gum that delivers water-soluble CBD through the oral mucosa by chewing each piece for ten minutes. Many of our arthritic clients love this convenient and well absorbed product! Water-soluble products are better absorbed than oil-based products.

Shop: CBD Gum 10mg / 8 Tabs

CBD Water - 10mg per Bottle - Enjoy a cold bottle of CBD! 500mL of H2O with electrolytes and CBD! Also available by the case at a lower price. Call for your discount and shipping prices.

Shop: CBD H2O 10mg / 500mL Bottle


ATTN: Products CANNOT be shipped to the following states: CA, OH, SD, ID, and NE

For more information on CBD please consult the following paper from the National Institutes of Health: PACHER P, BÁTKAI S, KUNOS G. The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy. Pharmacological reviews. 2006;58(3):389-462. doi:10.1124/pr.58.3.2.

And the World Health Organization’s paper, “CANNABIDIOL (CBD) Pre-Review Report Agenda Item 5.2 Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, Thirty-ninth Meeting, Geneva, 6-10 November 2017.

Another useful resource is the National Institutes of Health’s US National Library of Medicine, https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/1439.html

* Statements about this product have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician when changing any recommended treatments or medication dosages.