Affiliate Alliance FAQ

Why BioCBD+ products?

The cannabidiol, or “CBD” in BioCBD+™ products is safely, and purely rendered, through a super-critical CO2 extraction process, from organically-grown, 100% all natural hemp, providing CBD-rich hemp extracts from the “Whole Plant”, as “Full Spectrum” hemp-derived CBD oil.

Unlike many competitive CBD products, BIOCBD+ delivers its cannabinoids enveloped in curcumin, an extract of turmeric, rather than with fats, like hemp seed, coconut, or MCT, medium chain triglycerides concentrates, with a specialized formulation of ayurvedic herb essential oils, and terpenes.

Our unique process allow the cannabidiol, or CBD to become more bioavailable for your body, and may provide other benefits, as enjoyed by the hundreds of millions of people who consume turmeric, and it’s most bioactive constituent, curcumin, for its many, well-studied and documented benefits.

BioCBD+™ products are all-natural, with no synthetic ingredients, or isolates.  Many companies mix their “CBD oils” using these inferior, cheaper, higher CBD milligram count, yet much less bioavailable, and therefore, less effective products. Sadly, there is also an increasing amount of fake CBD products, as well as some made with hemp grown in toxic areas, and synthetic, artificial ingredients.

Specific to vaporizers, BioCBD+ offers the highest quality ingredients, and purest vape formulation we know of. In some e-cigarettes, and vaporizers, new, even toxic chemicals are formed as the e-liquid heats up to make the aerosol that users inhale.

Those chemicals include:

Formaldehyde: A probable carcinogen.

Acetaldehyde: Another probable carcinogen.

Acrolein: Formed from heated glycerin, acrolein can damage the lungs and contribute to heart disease in smokers.

All three are released in increasing amounts as the temperature of the e-liquid rises, and many users go for those higher temperatures. Toxic metals such as tin, nickel, cadmium, lead, and mercury have been found in e-cigarette aerosol, too. A 2013 study notes that some metals, such as nickel, occur in concentrations 2 to 100 times that of cigarettes.

BioCBD+ products are made from premium, pure, high-quality, and contamination tested ingredients. Our laboratory purity testing is available on our website, by product batch, and we are happy to provide more details on our sourcing, processing and manufacturing, as requested, and necessary.

What can I, and can I NOT say about these products?

BioCBD+ has a strict “NO MEDICAL CLAIMS” rule for promotion of these products.

The FDA has offered guidelines, which we choose to follow, and comply with.

YOU are responsible for what you publish.

We are responsible for informing, best efforts in monitoring our affiliates, and the content they create to promote our products.

If you make ANY MEDICAL CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, your account will be suspended.

The one exception to this is the government’s own patent: 507 Patent

  1. We can make claims that are made are as a part of the US Govt 507 Patent which states that CBD is an anti-inflammatory, a neuroprotectant, and an antioxidant.In fact, now at the bottom of every page we have: BioCBD+™ supports the findings of the US Government in patent # US 6630507 “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants,” which praises Cannabidiol (CBD) for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are vital to not only health maintenance, but also the prevention and maintenance of oxidation associated diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, depression, Chronic fatigue syndrome, and some cancers. BioCBD+™ also supports the further research into not only these areas but also into the additional therapeutic values of Cannabidiol.
  2. Please have your team review this FDA Guidelines list: http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/issues/2013-11/view_columns/structurefunction-claims-a-bright-line-rule-or-ambiguity

Making, and intent to make claims

As BioCBD+ attempts to meet the FDA’s guidelines, we provide the information below as an informative guide. Please do not consider this to be legal advice, or to be representative of anything other than our best understanding to share of what we can, cannot permit you to do to promote our products.

Please do not use or reference other people’s stories using CBD to help with medical or health issues. This is considered an implication that BioCBD+™ products have medicinal value, and is strictly prohibited.  FDA goes by “INTENT” to make a claim, so be careful please. Do not post or refer to articles or news stories regarding people or animals using CBD for health or medical conditions. This includes articles referring to laws passed due to sick children, feature stories about people using hemp CBD products, etc. Again, this would be considered “intent” to make a claim.

Do not talk about your personal experiences with our products in any detail. It is not acceptable to talk about your personal use of our products. You may not use customer testimonials ever if they are of a health or wellness, ‘medical claims’ nature. Positive customer service experiences or “tastes great!” kind of testimonials are fine.

Admittedly, structure/function claims are not easy to develop. The line between a permissible and impermissible claim can be difficult to discern, even for the most experienced copywriters, regulatory affairs personnel and attorneys. FDA has promulgated a set of rules to help guide companies in drafting permissible claims. However, the agency has been inconsistent in its application. To help provide some clarity, a summary of those rules follows below, and you can find the rules at 21 CFR 101.93.

1. A claim may not suggest that the product has an effect on a specific disease or class of disease [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(i)]. Examples of impermissible claims under this criterion are: Reduces the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis; Helps alleviate the pain associated with migraine headaches. Examples of claims that do not violate this criterion are: Helps build and strengthen joint cartilage; Helps maintain a healthy heart.

2. A claim may not refer to a characteristic sign or symptom of a disease or class of disease [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(ii)]. Examples of impermissible claims under this criterion are: Helps alleviate cloudy vision; Relieves painful joints (widely ignored by the joint health industry); Helps lower cholesterol levels (widely ignored within the industry). FDA considers these claims impermissible because they are so associated with specific disease conditions or risk of disease (i.e., cataracts, arthritis and heart disease). However, while FDA has sent warning letters over cholesterol claims, it has not gone further if the offending claim has not stopped. Indeed, a reasonable argument exists that a simple “helps lower cholesterol” claim, without any other indicia that the claim is a “reduces the risk of heart disease” claim, is a permissible structure/function claim. Of course, this assumes that the product does not contain a nutrient or dietary ingredient that is the subject of an FDA-permitted health claim. Examples of claims that are permissible under this criterion are: Helps maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels that are already in the normal range; Helps maintain proper joint function; Helps alleviate minor aches and pains associated with strenuous exercise.

3. References to signs and/or symptoms of natural states are permissible as long as they are not uncommon and cannot cause significant harm if left untreated [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(iii)]. Examples of impermissible claims under this criterion are: Helps reduce inflammation by blocking the COX-2 enzyme; Helps alleviate BPH; Helps with erectile dysfunction. Examples of permissible claims under this criterion are: Alleviates symptoms associated with PMS; Promotes sexual vigor and performance. FDA’s position on inflammation (that all inflammation claims are disease claims) is nonsensical. Inflammation is happening in our bodies as you read this article, and it is important to maintain a healthy inflammatory response for overall health. Thus, while inflammation may be characteristic of certain diseases, it is also an indication of overall good health and should be considered a proper structure/function claim. Similarly, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and triglycerides are also indications of overall good health, and reducing these levels that are in the high-end of the normal range should be encouraged and not discouraged. More on this issue in a moment.

4. A claim may not be disguised as a product name [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(iv)(A)]. Examples of impermissible product names are: Cho-less-terol; Arthex; Diab-eet-ees. There are many companies that believe if a product name is trademarked, it is not subject to FDA’s rules or FTC’s requirement that a claim be substantiated. It is clear from both an FDA and FTC perspective that if a product name communicates a particular meaning (alleviates migraines), it is subject to the same rules as any other product claim. Accordingly, do not use a disease condition in the product name under the false assumption that neither the FDA nor the FTC can take issue with the brand name.  Examples of permissible product names are: Mood Health; Joint Flex; Heart Health

5. A claim may not refer to a supplement’s formulation if the statement suggests that the product is/was an FDA-regulated drug and it is well known to be used to prevent or treat a disease or health-related condition [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(iv)(B)].

6. Citations to an article that refers to a disease in its title are permissible if the labeling, taken as a whole, does not imply a disease prevention or treatment claim [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(iv)(C)]. However, reference to an article that refers to a disease is not permitted on the product’s label or immediate packaging. To ensure compliance with this criterion, the article 1) should not be characterized in the copy; 2) should appear at the end of the promotional materials as part of a bibliography of other articles; and 3) the article should be balanced. Moreover, a bibliography that contains more than an insignificant number of articles that refer to a particular disease would be considered suspect by FDA and should be avoided.

7. The use of the terms disease, diseases, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, antidepressant, vaccine, analgesic or any other word that would suggest that the product belonged to a class of products intended to cure, treat or prevent disease, is not permitted [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(iv)(D)]. Examples of impermissible claims are: Stimulates the body’s antiviral capacity; A natural analgesic without the side effects associated with NSAIDs. Examples of permissible claims are: Helps maintain proper immune function; Helps reduce stress and tension; Helps alleviate occasional constipation.

8. The use of pictures, vignettes, symbols or other means in a manner that would otherwise suggest the presence of a disease condition is not permitted [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(iv)(E)]. A picture of a hand with the joints highlighted in red may be considered an implied “disease” claim because the red highlight could be interpreted as a sign of pain or arthritis. Alternatively, however, a picture of a hand, standing alone, would probably not be considered a “disease” claim because it does not reference a particular endpoint—joints and pain. FDA takes the absurd position that the heart symbol is an implied disease claim. This position is illogical as the claim, “Helps support a healthy heart,” is a permissible structure/function claim.

9. A claim may not suggest that the supplement or its ingredients belong to a particular class of drugs or are a substitute for a particular therapy [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(v) and (vi)]. Examples of impermissible claims are: Herbal antidepressant; Helps maintain joint health without the use of NSAIDs.

10. A claim may not suggest that a product is useful as a companion to regular drug therapy or that it prevents or treats adverse events associated with a disease if the adverse events are also disease conditions [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(vii) and (ix)]. Examples of impermissible claims are: Helps maintain blood sugar levels in insulin-dependent people; Helps stimulate the immune system when undergoing chemotherapy; Helps individuals using antibiotics to maintain normal intestinal flora.

11. FDA also has a catch-all-rule to allow it to complain about any claim it does not believe is a permissible structure/function claim [21 CFR 101.93(g)(2)(x)].

 

BioCBD+ reserves the right to create, publish, and use any owned, bought or licensed content, of any kind, anywhere, for any purpose, as regards its brand, and products.

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If you, or your team have any questions about what can, or cannot be said, how to promote, describe or otherwise encourage the purchase of BioCBD+ products, please contact us –> affiliates@biocbdplus.com

Terminology 101: Use this, not that (for content being posted about BioCBD+™)

When writing our company name, please use “BioCBD+™” or “BioCBDplus.com”, not ‘BioCBD’ or ‘biocbd’ or ‘Bio CBD Plus’ or ‘Bio CBD +’.

When describing our technology, or our water-soluble CBD , use: “BioCBD+™” not CBD

“Dietary supplement” or “nutritional supplement”, not “pills” or “drugs” or “medicine”

“Customer”, not “patient”

Do not use any medically-related words or phrases like: “sublingual” or “killing off cells” or “pharmaceutical grade” or “symptom relief.” (“Orally” is okay.)

“Natural benefits” or “natural value”, not “medicinal value” or “health benefits” or “medicinal properties”

“Cultivar”, not “strain” (when talking about hemp varieties – marijuana)

“Suggested serving size”, not “dose” or “dosage” or “treatment”

“Suggestion”, not “treatment” or “advice” or “recommendation”

“Conduct your own research”, not “studies have shown” or “customers are saying” or “people are saying” or “experts have concluded” or anything like these phrases, at all.

“Hemp Derived CBD” or “CBD Hemp Extract or Oil” “Hemp CBD”, not “Marijuana CBD” “Cannabis CBD”, or just plain “CBD”

“Hemp”, “Agricultural Hemp” or “Industrial hemp” or “commercial hemp”, not “marijuana” or “cannabis”

A helpful analogy: Hemp and marijuana are to cannabis as lemons and limes are to citrus.

Content guidelines

You are a successful affiliate, no doubt excellent at what you do, articulate, intelligent, creative and informed. We appreciate you, honor your promotion of our products, and want to support you in any way that benefits all, including our beloved customers.

With regulatory restrictions, dishonest brands, competitive “fly by night” companies, and CBD products on the market that range from useless to poison, it is extremely important to us that our brand, and products are introduced honestly, without overpromising, or under-delivering. We have worked for many years to formulate the highest-quality products available to us, to help humanity the most, and work with affiliates who recognize this, publish content and marketing that provide credible, reliable information to real, contextual, interested and purchase-capable audiences.

If you are ‘shady’, use ‘spam’, ‘black hat’, or even ‘grey hat’ tactics, ‘hacker’ tools, or otherwise operate outside the law, policies and guidelines of United States regulatory, and law enforcement agencies, please stop promoting BioCBD+ immediately, and contact us to cancel your affiliate account now.

As we are confident in the quality and efficacy of our products, and the reputation of our brand, we rely on your efforts to provide marketing, advertising, and content publishing for consumer education through providing accurate information about hemp, cannabinoids, cannabidiol, and our products.

It is critically important, and absolutely encouraged to clarify in any content you create that BioCBD+ is derived from hemp. When posting an original article or sharing one that discusses CBD from Marijuana, be sure to distinguish hemp CBD from marijuana in the sense that hemp CBD is legal in all 50 states, and comes from a different plant altogether than the THC and CBD containing marijuana plant.

This is also true when publishing/posting articles about the federal government’s actions on cannabis / marijuana. Please be sure to clarify in any content that references our brand, or products that any actions taken at a state level for medicinal, or recreational marijuana, these legal, and policy changes in no way effect BioCBD+ products.

If you are posting an article on social media that cannot be edited, be sure to differentiate in the introduction/status section.

Please DO NOT use photos of marijuana, marijuana leaves, buds or any other graphical or text elements in content about BioCBD+, and do not indicate, or say that BioCBD+ contains marijuana constituents.

Feel free to use articles and content from our site www.BioCBDplus.com Please be sure to add your comments, content or other differentiator (don’t just copy and paste it exactly as is, that’s just duplicate content, right?) Add your flair, spin or visual elements to it, and include your affiliate link back to our site.

3rd party Advertising and Ecommerce

May I advertise on Facebook, Google or do any media buying?

No.  Absolutely not.  We have to protect our brand.  You will be immediately terminated as an affiliate if you are advertising anywhere outside of your own website(s), blog(s), social media, Internet presence, contact and email lists.  As you can imagine, if we have 100’s of people going to google and FB trying to promote our brand, one bad apple will ruin it for all.

BioCBD+ reserves the right to use any advertising, marketing, social media or other online, or offline channels internally.

May I list BioCBD+™ products on Amazon or other 3rd party sites?

No.  Absolutely not.  We have to protect our brand.  You will be immediately terminated as an affiliate if you are posting our products anywhere outside of your owned websites, and ecommerce stores.

If you would like to discuss the possibilities here, or explain how you believe what you are doing is acceptable for us, feel free to contact us affiliates@biocbdplus.com

Affiliate Alliance Commission Payments

Affiliate commissions are paid 45 days after the end of the month that the sales are made.

Your commission rate is determined by your sales in that month, and the additional 15 days gives us time to settle any returns from our 30 day money back guarantee, and to distribute funds to you.

For higher-volume affiliate allies, other arrangements may be made – affiliates@biocbdplus.com

Affiliate Referrals

No, we do not offer referral %s for affiliate referrals.

Cookie duration

How long does the tracking cookie stay in the customer’s browser?

The cookie’s expiration is set to 90 days.

Affiliate Commission Rates

At the end of this calendar month, your total sales will determine your commission rate.

<$5,000 in sales = 25%
> $5,000 = 30%
>$10,000 = 35%
>$15,000 = 40%

Your commissions will be paid within 45 days from the last day of this calendar month.