ARE SUM SUBLINGUALS "EDIBLES"?
HOW SOON WILL I FEEL THE EFFECTS?
Due to the superior uptake (bioavailability) of SUM, perceivable effects should be felt within 10 to 15 minutes.
ARE SUM SUBLINGUALS MINTS?
WHAT IS MICRODOSE?
HOW DID SUM COME TO BE?
IS SUM VEGAN? HOW ABOUT SUGAR AND GLUTEN?
HOW CAN SUM BE WATER SOLUBLE?
WHAT IS SUM?
SUM -- Superior Uptake Method is a highly bioavailable sublingual tablet. Absorbing through the mucosa under your tongue, SUM's micro-powder dissolves in about a minute and goes right to your bloodstream. So, rather than using oily tinctures that don't absorb well or slow-acting edibles that degrade the cannabinoids in the stomach, water-soluble SUM is pure, direct, and consistent.
WHICH IS BETTER: ISOLATE OR FULL SPECTRUM?
This is an important discussion because there is a lot of confusion and some misleading messaging going on out there. First, neither one is better per se. It’s all about what you’re after.
WHAT ARE SUM'S INGREDIENTS?
ARE YOUR PACKAGES RECYCLABLE?
Yes. Our boxes are BPA-free and food grade. They are portable, child-resistant, and even have a handy lock on the top for added protection.
IS SUM SUGARFREE?
Yes, SUM is sugarfree.
DO ALL SUBLINGUALS HAVE THE SAME UPTAKE?
Under the tongue is a great place for cannabinoids to get to your bloodstream. But, they first have to absorb through the mucosal membrane. Oils (whether from a dropper, a spray, or on dissolvable strip) have trouble getting through because they're not water-soluble. They tend to pool up and sit there until some of it gets swallowed (see the question about edibles). So no, sublinguals have vastly different absorption rates and, therefore, bioavailability or uptake.
HOW IS SUM DIFFERENT FROM OILS THAT ALSO GO UNDER THE TONGUE?
It’s difficult to keep oil-based liquids under your tongue long enough for them to be absorbed. Much of it ends up getting swallowed, turning them into inefficient edibles which are inconsistently metabolized by the body. SUM is water-soluble and dissolves in under a minute, quickly absorbing through your mucosal membrane. And SUM is flavored with wintergreen.
WHY ARE THERE SPECKLES ON THE TABLETS?
The speckles are normal and part of the formulation. They are primarily from the lecithin we use.
IS SUM AVAILABLE IN MY STATE?
Currently, SUM is available only in Colorado dispensaries. We are actively seeking partners in other states and will update our status beyond Colorado as this develops.
HOW DOES THC WORK IN THE ENERGY PRODUCT?
It may be counterintuitive, but THC is actually a vasodilator (widening of blood vessels) in small doses. Once past a threshold dose, that is no longer the case.
WHAT IS CBD? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, so are THC, CBN and 110 other compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant. CBD doesn’t get you high, but it has a whole host of benefits, most of which relate to inflammation or oxidation. CBD can be found in both marijuana and hemp, but usually, it’s made from hemp (cannabis bred for high CBD and low THC).
HOW IS CBD DIFFERENT FROM THC?
CBD and THC have the EXACT same chemical makeup: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms and 2 oxygen atoms. The only difference between the two is the location of a single hydrogen atom. The effect this tiny change has on how CBD interacts with the body is profound. CBD produces a sense of painlessness and mood elevation without the high. Instead of landing in one or both of our cannabinoid receptors like THC, CBD actually works with the serotonergic system to keep your own naturally produced cannabinoids working for longer period of time, resulting in lower stress levels, lower pain perception, and more.
HOW IS SUM TESTED?
DOES THE SOURCE OF CBD (FROM MARIJUANA OR FROM HEMP) CHANGE ITS EFFECTIVENESS?
No. CBD is a type of molecule known as a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids can also be found in other plants like flax and coneflower (echinacea) for example. Similar to how vitamin C is the same whether you get it from an orange or broccoli, once a molecule is isolated and concentrated, its source doesn’t matter.
It’s important to point out that hemp and marijuana are, scientifically speaking, the same plant: Cannabis Sativa. The terms “Hemp” and “Marijuana” are merely designations given by regulators to identify Cannabis Sativa plants that have been bred differently. “Hemp” is used when the plant has been bred to contains less than 0.3% THC and “Marijuana” is used when it contains more than 0.3% THC.
This misnomer that the CBD source affects its potency probably originated with the idea that a small amount of THC helps “activate” the effects of CBD. While this too is inaccurate, it is well known that CBD in conjunction with THC alters its normal effects on the body, producing a more noticeable effect. But, when the CBD molecule is isolated, its source is irrelevant.
WHAT DOES SUM TASTE LIKE?
SUM Sublingual Tablets have a light wintergreen taste. Due to the cannabinoid content of certain forumlations, you might notice a hint of bitterness. This is normal and due to the high quality of isolates used. Rather than masking the taste with sweeteners or ingredients which can alter the effects, we chose to allow the natural taste of the cannabinoid to peek through.
WHAT IS CBN?
Cannabinol (CBN) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid. We use it for its gentle sedative properties in our Sleep formulation, avoiding artifical sleep aids and hormones like melatonin.
WHAT IS METADOSE?
With the success of SUM Microdose that has no more than 2.5mg of THC, there was a chorus of requests to launch a higher THC line using the SUM Method. SUM Metadose works exactly as SUM Microdose but simply has a higher amount of THC. Many people feel a more functional high with the Superior Uptake Method and say it's like nothing else they've tried.
IS SUM METADOSE MADE TO GET ME HIGH?
The short answer is yes. Our two Metadose products contain 10mg of THC, similar to most traditional edibles. But our Superior Uptake Method bypasses the stomach, eliminating the variable effect of edibles. The result is a more functional, productive high, with faster onset and duration -- and consistent effects each time you use it.
SUM METADOSE HAS 2MG OF CBD. WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO DO?
The raw materials used when making SUM are so pure, the effects of THC without the interactions of other cannabinoids, known as the entourage effect, aren’t very noticeable. The addition of a small amount of CBD helps jumpstart your bodies cannabinoid receptors, resulting in a clean, clear headed high that keeps you in the moment. Many talk about the benefits of full spectrum products. We make on "custom spectrum" products.
WHAT'S THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
Simply put, it's multiple cannabinoids working together to become greater than the sum of their parts. We believe in the entourage effect and produce "custom spectrum" products with isolates of CBD, THC, and CBN. . . with more cannabinoids coming soon to our product line.
HOW SOON AFTER TAKING SUM METADOSE WILL I FEEL EFFECTS?
Remember, every-body is different. But, generally speaking our technology makes it possible for your body to absorb cannabinoids more directly into your bloodstream. As a result, effects can usually be felt within 5-8 minutes, but can sometimes take 15-20min.
HOW LONG DOES A SUM METADOSE EXPERIENCE USUALLY LAST?
Metadose products have a set of effects more similar to those felt from smoking or vaping, rather than edibles. As a result, an average Metadose experience usually lasts between 2-4 hours, compared to traditional edibles that can last as long as 6-8hrs.
HOW DOES SUM METADOSE DIFFERE FROM TRADITIONAL EDIBLES?
SUM Metadose is made with the same technology that drives our groundbreaking Microdose line. This process allows the cannabinoids to absorb more directly into your blood stream, skipping the degradation of your digestive system. As a result, you can expect a clear headed, centering experience closer to the feeling of smoking or vaping, as opposed to the overpowering sedation often found in traditional edibles. But, YMMV -- your mileage may vary! Everyone is different.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUM METADOSE 10:10 AND 10:2?
Thanks to the precision afforded by SUM technology, we are able to produce two demonstrably different products based on cannabinoid ratio alone. Our 10:2 product includes just a small amount of CBD in order to facilitate the synergy between cannabinoids and your receptors, the result is a clear headed, functional high without the sedation or anxiety often associated with traditional edibles.
The 1:1 ratio found in our 10:10 product puts an equal amount of CBD to THC in order to modulate the intoxicating effects of the THC. These two cannabinoids together produce a more relaxing, mellow experience than THC alone.
IS SUM METADOSE A GOOD CHOICE FOR BEGINNER/NOVICE USER?
Potentially, yes. While it is always advisable to start small (maybe first try our microdose line), SUM Metadose is designed to be a more manageable, clearheaded experience than traditional edible products. But remember, everyone is different. And, while most of our customers experience consistent and predictable effects from use to use, the experiences between different people vary greatly based mostly on THC tolerance.
WHAT IS MANNITOL? IS IT A PHARMACEUTICAL? IS IT SAFE?
At the levels we use, mannitol is not a pharmaceutical, it's considered a sweetener. Mannitol is a very common, safe ingredient in candies and gum. It is also regarded as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) for consumption by the FDA as a food additive.