From plants to full-spectrum extract: when nature and science cooperate
Like any other naturally occurring plant, cannabis is made up of a number of chemically different components. In addition to CBD and CBG, we find over three hundred other active cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, polyphenols and other substances in the cannabis plant.
Extraction is the process of separating the individual components from the cannabis plants, carried out in specialised laboratories under the supervision of experts. At CannaCare, we make preparations completely harmless to human health. Having developed our own extractions process, we are able to do this using medical ethanol, which does not leave even a trace amount in the final product.
The efficiency of cannabinoid based remedies is enhanced considerably when administered in the form of a Full-spectrum preparation containing other active compounds naturally occurring in Cannabis plants. This phenomenon is described as the Entourage Effect. It is similar to a symphony, in which many musicians support and harmonise the main melody provided by the soloists. The same analogy fits well the synergistic phenomena observed in Cannabis, the various components of which boost and complement the effects of the more familiar CBD and CBG.
The technologies of today offer many types of extraction, however, we believe that the Full-spectrum form is the best choice due to the mutual support of all substances.
The full-spectrum extract contains all cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC and others), their acids, terpenes, flavonoids, polyphenols, and proteins.
Terpenes are a very important and often neglected component of cannabis. They are responsible for the specific aroma and taste of each variety and also contribute to the positive effects of the extract.
Linalool - spicy scent
relieves pain, depression, anxiety, cramps, insomnia
Terpineol - sweet scent
antibacterial, reduces tumour growth, anxiety relief
Limonene - lemon scent
antibacterial, anti-fungal, relieves depression and anxiety
Myrcen - herbal scent
antibacterial, relieves depression, anti-inflammatory, prevents insomnia
Pinene - pine scent
pain relief, anti-inflammatory, relieves anxiety and depression, reduces tumour
Camphen - musky scent
anti-inflammatory, pain, eczema, and metabolic disorders relief