While quantum science is not a new concept, applying it the hemp and cannabis industries is undoubtedly an innovative approach. Cannabis Tech reached out to Eric Rice, CEO of Quanta, to discuss how their company is applying a high-tech process to cannabinoids to improve the consumer experience.
Quantum Theory Fuels Quanta Products
Quantum theory gained momentum in the early 1900s by scientific greats such as Max Planck and Albert Einstein. At its most basic, quantum science is the scientific study of the smallest particles known to man, describing matter through vibrational energy of its atoms and sub-atomic particles. Understanding quantum science led to the creation of many modern technology devices, including cryptography, supercomputers, and many household electronics such as USB drives, lasers, transistors, and LEDs.
When talking about how he first met Dr. Arthur Makaelian, Quanta’s Chief Science Officer, Rice described himself as being in a unique position in an extraordinary niche – “people with crazy ideas in technology and science find me, and I help translate their ideas into a feasible business plan,” he said.
Holding the patent for a unique polarization process designed to increase the atomic vibration of specific atoms within specific molecules, Dr. Makaelian has been using this technology for around 14 years. Already in FDA trials for a serum for cancer, HIV, and other auto-immune diseases, Rice became fascinated with the science and formed a partnership with Dr. Makaelian to use this technology to improve the bioactivity of cannabis and hemp-derived products.
Explaining Quantum Cannabinoids
Rice told Cannabis Tech that all living things have vibrational energy at the molecular level. While the specimen is alive, its molecules have 100 percent of their natural energy. However, at the time of harvest (or death), all living cells in the organism lose about half of their vibrational energy and energy levels continue to decline over time until decomposition turns the matter into dust.
“Nearly all the products we consume have been plucked, processed, frozen, extracted with solvents, heated and cooled,” Rice pointed out. “So, by the time we consume them, they may only have 5 to 7 percent of their original bio-energy.”
He continued, “Our bodies are constantly wasting energy producing feedstock, and that energy is necessary to transfer the information from vitamins and minerals to the receptors to perform basic functions like immune performance.”
“By retraining the electron spin of specific atoms, we raise the energy level of the cannabinoid to match the frequency or vibration, with the receptor within the body,” Rice clarified.
The Technology for Cannabinoid Polarization
By reversing the flow of MRI magnets to communicate with specific atoms within a particular molecule, Quanta increases the energy level of the atom, so it has enough energy to create an impactful chemical reaction within the body.
Talking about their discovery process and his theory on the impact of cannabinoid polarization, Rice stated, “We started with polarizing THC because it’s psychoactive and people can actually ‘feel’ the difference.”
He also explained, “CB1 receptors in our brain are like a lock which only accepts two keys, anandamide, a naturally occurring endocannabinoid, and THC. Anandamide is well-known for the blissful, focused, uplifted effect it creates, while THC is well-known for creating paranoia and anxiety.”
In his own theory, Rice suggested that anandamide’s lighter, more uplifting effects are in part because anandamide is created within the brain. Therefore it maintains its natural energy when binding to the receptors. THC, on the other hand, has lost the majority of its natural energy by the time it binds with the receptor. Rice theorized, “Without its full energy, the receptor becomes frustrated, and since it’s directly linked to the psychoactive nature, the brain plays tricks on the consumer. Like a child, the receptor throws a tantrum because it didn’t get what it wanted.”
Rice said, “In more than 10,000 samples we’ve handed out, with had less than 100 instances of paranoia or anxiety reported – that’s less than one percent.”
More than Cannabis & Hemp
Although focusing on cannabinoids, Quanta truly considers themselves an ingredients company and works with a wide variety of materials with a focus on plant matter and botanicals. “For example, we are also researching a seaweed from Australia which lowers blood sugar,” Rice admitted.
Sharing insight on the future of Quanta, Rice believes their true focus is on taking rare and expensive ingredients and potentiating them for quantity and higher bioavailability. “We’ve been working hard on terpene profiles,” mentioning having about 195 profiles in the works. Plus, they are also working with about half of the known vitamins.
Overall, the main goal at Quanta is to provide a range of products, manufactured with natural ingredients, which are as potent and predictable as pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter remedies. While the company continues to innovate new formulations of their own, they are also working with other producers to launch co-branding opportunities with “Powered by Quanta” formulations of polarized cannabinoids.