TetraLabs California

GoldCaps THC vs CBD Softgels: The Whole Story

When it comes to medical cannabis in oral dosage, it’s what you don’t see that counts. GoldCaps™ softgels contain only ultra-pure natural cannabinoids and grape seed oil. You can see there’s no powdered marijuana, hashish, kif or hash oil — no molds, pesticides, solvents, bacteria, toxins or other contaminants. Here's how we do it.

What you do get is the full spectrum of natural cannabinoids — including THC, CBD, CBC and CBG. Just as important, GoldCaps provide clinically precise, metered dosages thanks to analytical-laboratory testing and professional softgel manufacturing equipment. So you can count on the same effect from every GoldCap softgel for consistent relief every time.

Available in THC only, CBD only, or a combination of CBD plus THC.

THC or CBD? The Differences

Medical cannabis plant matter contains many compounds—at least 400 and some think more than 600. TetraLabs concentrates are highly refined and contain almost all cannabinoids, of which THC, CBD and CBN are the most prevalent. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the highly psychoactive cannabinoid that is responsible for the intoxicating high induced by cannabis. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that may have even more medical applications than THC. In addition, when taken with THC, CBD may attenuate the effects of THC in complex ways that are not fully understood. CBN is the byproduct of the degradation of both THC and CBD.

GoldCaps are available in THC-only versions, CBD-only versions or a connation of THC plus CBD. You can mix and match them to achieve the dosage that your doctor recommends. 

Dependability and Repeatability

What worries patients about edibles is: What is in them? Many of us have eaten an edible with erratic results: the dose was way too low or way too high.  We could not get our dosage right. However, TetraLabs GoldCap dosages are dependable and repeatable. No matter where and when you buy them, they will be the same every time.

How did we solve this problem? We employed three tried-and-true pharmaceutical-industry techniques.

First, we built an analytical lab and installed an HPLC machine that accurately measures cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Then, we developed a formulation method that accurately mixes exact amounts of THC and/or CBD along with grape seed oil. Finally, we acquired softgel-manufacturing equipment that precisely injects a measured quantity of the mix into each capsule. After many reputations over the years, we dialed it in with high precision.

Active-Ingredient Purity

GoldCaps™ softgels contain only ultra-pure natural cannabinoids and grape seed oil—no molds, pesticides, solvents, bacteria, toxins or other contaminants.

GoldCaps are crystal clear, light in color and have no particulates—three definitive visual signs of purity. The active THC ingredient—purified cannabinoids from cannabis trim and is called PureGold—is highly refined and does not contain residual solvent, cannabis terpenes or any cannabis plant matter. The process even removes the compound responsible for dry mouth. The active CBD ingredient is crystalized from natural hemp plant extract. It is 99% pure. We do not use "CBD-rich hemp oil" that is widely advertised. This oil is relatively low in CBD, and very dark in color which means that it contain compounds other than CBD.

No matter how carefully grown, cannabis can contain pathogens. But, our multi-step process removes pathogens such as bacteria and mold spores. And then we apply high temperature to assure none can possibly get through. Similarly, our CBD is derived from natural hemp plant extract and highly refined, but with a different method. CBD can be crystalized, whereas THC cannot. In the case of CBD, the hemp plant extract is diluted and crystallized a number of times until only ultra-pure crystals of pure mono-crystalline CBD settle to the bottom. Everything else is discarded.

Other Ingredients

The GoldCap formula consists only of PureGold cannabinoids or CBD, along with food-grade grape see oil. These are carefully measured and thoroughly mixed. The only other ingredient is the capsule's gelatin, which is mixed from Kosher Beef Bone gelatin, food-grade glycerin and distilled water.

Available Dosages

GoldCaps THC-only softgels are available in four THC dosages: 10mg, 25mg and 50mg. Because of the psychoactive effects of THC, It is always wise to start with the lowest dosage. GoldCaps CBD-only softgels are available in 10mg of CBD. In addition, we also offer a softgel capsule with 10mg CBD plus 10mg THC. You may mix and match any type of GoldCaps to achieve the specific dosages of THC and CBD your doctor recommends.

In addition to varying the strength, you may also vary the frequency. The goal is to find the right dosage and frequency for you. Once you know that, you'll find it repeatable due to the consistency of GoldCaps.

GoldCaps Softgels

We wish we could answer the question "How much is right for me?" But patients vary greatly in how much and how often they need to take GoldCaps. The common example is a patient who takes one 25mg THC softgel once a day. However, to control nausea, a chemotherapy patient might take one 10mg THC softgel an hour before treatment, followed by four more 10mg taken every two hours thereafter.

GoldCaps Softgels bottles

Medical Form Factor

TetraLabs products are specifically formulated and packaged for patients who want a natural alternative but also want a customary medical form factor. For oral dosage, softgels are an ideal choice because you can see what is in them as compared with edibles, which can contain numerous mysterious ingredients.

Shelf Life

Not only are they safe, but GoldCaps also have a long shelf life. When refrigerated in the dark, you can keep them for a year with little change in potency.