Portable Cannabis Potency and Chemical Analyzer
Find the Strain that Works for You
The CannaDx™ sensor will allow you to test your cannabis potency (% THC) on site and within a matter of minutes, but this proprietary sensor goes even beyond that. CannaDx™ detects other cannabinoids (such as CBD and CBN) as well as 20+ terpenes, providing you with a Total Canna Profile™ (TCP) – or a more comprehensive chemical analysis of your cannabis. These raw numbers are then matched against our lab tested chemical database and crowdsourced consumer feedback to provide you with a prediction of how this cannabis might make you feel and what symptoms it has been reported to potentially alleviate by other MyDx users. Using this track and predict feature will allow you to find a strain, or a Total Canna Profile™, that works for you. As seen in the video below, MyDx™ introduces an extremely easy and convenient method for cannabis testing.
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Empowering an Industry
Our ultimate goal is to empower the industry. We do so by providing the easiest-to-use and most reliable portable cannabis analyzer. This gives manufacturers, distributors, regulators, and consumers the information they need to make smarter decisions about their cannabis. In doing so, we hope to establish cannabis as a legitimate medicine as well as to help legitimize the industry as a whole. We strive for scientific coherency, accuracy, and transparency.
Total Canna Profile™ (TCP™)
Cannabis contains over 400 compounds including cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and more, all with potential medical uses.
These compounds work together to create an Entourage Effect – the total physiological effects resulting from a particular strain. This Entourage Effect is a direct result of the chemical composition of the cannabis in question. A Total Canna Profile™ (TCP) is a more comprehensive view of the majority of the chemical components, and therefore knowing the TCP and tracking the TCP effects allows users to more reliably predict the physiological impact of cannabis on their minds and bodies.
Personal Profile – everyone reacts differently to cannabis and on top of that different cannabis strains can cause a myriad of different effects. Therefore, questions such as “what cannabis strain is best?” can only be answered from the perspective of the individual consuming it. Your cannabis experience relies on your own endocannabinoid system, your mental state prior to consuming cannabis, as well as the concentrations of natural compounds found in cannabis (such as cannabinoids and terpenes). The result is a complex and personalized experience that can be difficult to capture and classify. MyDx™ will allow you to do just that. You can track and predict how a strain might make you feel and what symptoms it might help relieve. In this way, the MyDx Analyzer can help provide answers to the age-old questions;
“How Will This Sample Make Me Feel?”
“What Symptoms Will This Sample Help Me Relieve?
Cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), are molecules that target receptors found throughout the body providing relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, and inflammation. The principal cannabinoids found in cannabis are THC, CBD, and cannabinol (CBN).
It is important to note that many other relevant cannabinoids such as THCv, which has been reported as an appetite suppressant, as compared to THC, which is typically reported as an appetite stimulant, are very much relevant and might be reflected in our TCP sensor response. However, we do not at this time report a THCv values in our system as part of the TCP report.
Summary of the Principal Cannabinoids
Terpenes are what give cannabis its amazingly complex taste and smell. Without terpenes, cannabis would be very bland because THC and other cannabinoids have no distinguishable odor or taste. Alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene, and linalool may not roll off the tongue, but their sensory descriptors like piney, musky, fruity, tropical, spicy, floral, and citrusy immediately conjure up memories of familiar tastes and aromas. It’s then no surprise to learn that terpenes aren’t unique to cannabis – they can be found in everything from plants and herbs to fruits and spices. Terpenes are an important component to the overall cannabis experience, not only influencing a strain’s taste and smell but also influencing its effects on the body (summarized in the table below). The total medicinal effect of all of the components in cannabis is referred to as the “entourage effect”. This documented phenomenon is what distinguishes one strain from another, and research shows it relies heavily on the physiological effects produced by terpenes.
Summary of the Five Most Common Terpenes
Sometimes you just find a strain that totally works for you. It’s all about the right ratio of terpenes and cannabinoids and the entourage effects that ratio produces. The result is a unique cannabis experience that essentially distinguishes the wide variety of strains (and their chemotypes). Clearly, the entourage effect should not be underestimated. Research shows that these synergistic effects lead to three to four times the medical efficacy; meaning a full cannabis extract will be three to four times as effective as a THC-only extract. Synergistic compounds also help mitigate some of the negative side effects of the primary constituents, THC in this case.
Summary of the Entourage Effect
MyDx: Welcome to Cannabis 2.0
When all of these variables are analyzed in the context of the data contained within a TCP, users experience a new way of consuming cannabis. Cannabis 2.0, wherein the user can directly track, predict, and record the effectiveness of a strain (or TCP) depending on their own specific needs. Essentially, this is cannabis tailored to the users’ needs. In order to help users get their desired cannabis experience MyDx utilizes all of this information to relate cannabinoid and terpenes content into feelings and symptom relief. The two tables below summarize these findings.
Key Features of MyDx/CannaDx
MyDx provides the entire cannabis industry with the tools and knowledge needed to truly get the most out of their cannabis. We aim to bring manufacturers, distributors, consumers, and regulators together under a common goal of transparency, consistency, and reliability.
* DISCLAIMER: IT IS IMPORTANT FOR CONSUMERS TO BE ADVISED THAT ANY CLAIMS REGARDING THE MEDICAL BENEFITS OF CANNABIS ARE STILL UNDER RESEARCH AND UNTIL APPROVED BY THE FDA OR ANY OTHER RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY BODY, ARE CONSIDERED ANECDOTAL IN NATURE.
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