Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is a food biosciences company with a proprietary technology for improved delivery of bioactive compounds. The Company’s lipophilic enhancement technology has been shown to enhance the bioavailability of orally ingested cannabinoids, while also masking taste.
Cannabinoids are poorly absorbed by the body’s gastrointestinal tract and consumers often default to alternate routes of administration like smoking to achieve higher effectiveness.
The Company’s technology is patent-protected for cannabidiol (CBD) and all other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and patent-pending for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), other psychoactive cannabinoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules.
Lexaria’s propiertary technology delivers the following advantages for cannabinoid edibles:
- Masks taste – eliminates the strong tastes in cannabinoid edibles, enabling zero-sugar formats.
- Reduces time of onset – effects are felt within 15-20 min vs. 60-120 min.
- Increases bio-absorption – by 5 – 10X, to equate or excel that of inhalation.
- Out-license (royalty) the technology to third-party partners / distributors. As of early 2017 Lexaria has six deals signed/pending (2 definitive agreements, 4 LOI/MOU’s pending).
- Product Sales – Lexaria sells hemp oil (containing cannabidiol) products. Lexaria’s branded protein energy bars are excellent for energy, fiber and protein. ViPova™ branded premium teas deliver full spectrum hemp oil in several flavors of delicious black and herbal teas.
Patent Portfolio – Lexaria has 12 patent applications filed in the US, International (under the Patent Cooperation Treaty), and national filings in 42 countries. Patents include both method and composition of matter claims. The patents name a broad range of bioactive substances that can be formulated and delivered using Lexaria’s technology. First patent issued by USPTO, Oct 25, 2016:
“Cannabinoid Infused Food and Beverage Compositions and Methods of Use Thereof”. Additional patent issuances are expected to follow, including THC.
Everything we do has common elements: products and ideas that bring you comfort. We use patented technology but we also work with Mother Nature. Brought together, our goal is to help you achieve HARMONY in your very special life.