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420 Shades of (Regulatory) grey

The explosion of cannabis-based products has hit South Africa with a bang; not only in terms of its medicinal health claims but also in the form of hemp, mainly used in textile industry, as well as new applications in the food industry.

Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant and contains CBD (Cannabidiol) but almost no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), compared to marijuana which contains both. CBD has purported but unsubstantiated medicinal properties, and is sought after for these purported medicinal claims. THC is psychoactive, and only found in the marijuana strain of C. sativa. Levels can vary greatly. CBD on the other hand is found in both plants, but is only one of over 80 compounds. Whether CBD’s purported effects can be proven will also depend on whether the claimed health benefits are as a result of one of the compounds, or a particular mix of compounds. Read more here.

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The FACTS Commitment to Customer Service

The FACTS team sincerely believes in supplying our clients with the best possible service and experience. We want to make life easier for our customers; and when we receive your valuable feedback, it assists us in developing new and innovative pathways, all leading back to customer satisfaction. Why? Read more here.

Milk allergy vs lactose intolerance

Milk-protein allergy occurs when a person is allergic to the protein present in cow’s milk. This is often confused with lactose intolerance, which can be defined as the body’s inability to digest milk sugar or lactose. People who are lactose intolerant are missing the enzyme lactase. Lactase is responsible for breaking down lactose, which is the sugar found in milk and dairy products. People who suffer from food allergies have an immune system which wrongly recognises... Read more here.


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