Whole Flower CBD
In 2016, The CBD Expert learned about a patent-pending extraction technology which, rather than isolate the CBD compound, provides a whole flower CBD product which contains other important cannabinoids and plant components like terpenes. We were quite interested in this extraction process when we learned that it was solventless, meaning no solvent is used in the process. This was so revolutionary that it was unbelievable to most, but we were able to use our trusted lab to confirm this fact. Additionally, we worked with our patent attorney to determine the uniqueness of the process and the final products it produced. You can now find these products for sale on this website.
The Entourage Effect
One of the most interesting things we learned when investigating the benefits of whole flower CBD is something called The Entourage Effect. Top research scientists as well as patients are discovering that whole flower cannabis products are providing better results than products made with isolated THC and/or CBD. They’ve even given a clever name to what they’ve discovered – The Entourage Effect.
The Entourage Effect refers to the more than 480 natural components of cannabis all working together to provide increased results and greater ease of symptoms than isolated cannabis compounds.
This term was coined by the same person who first isolated the CBD (and THC) compounds and discovered and named the Endocannabinoid System.
Learn More About the Endocannabinoid System
Whole Flower CBD™ is “Functional Medicine”
A 2015 study done in Israel which compared whole flower CBD to isolated CBD found that whole plant CBD-rich cannabis “is superior over [synthetic] CBD for the treatment of inflammatory conditions.”
A review of past research into the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD had revealed to the scientists that administration of pure, or isolated, CBD in these pre-clinical studies resulted in a bell-shaped dose-response curve, meaning that CBD stopped having any therapeutic effect beyond a certain amount. (This is one of the reasons it can be difficult to figure out what dosage of CBD is best for each individual). The researchers wondered whether a whole plant CBD extract would respond any differently. They discovered that unlike the bell-shaped dose-response curve of isolated CBD, the anti-inflammatory, anti-pain response of whole plant CBD increased with dose, making whole plant CBD ideal for clinical use.
“It is likely that other components in the extract synergize with CBD to achieve the desired anti-inflammatory action that may contribute to overcoming the bell-shaped dose-response of purified CBD.”
Whole Flower CBD™ Extraction ProcessThe extraction process of whole flower CBD is significantly different than the way other extraction methods are done. Rather than isolate the many components of the plant in order to extract the ones desired for use in making tinctures or other products, whole flower extraction is designed to keep all of the plant components together and intact. This allows for a much gentler handling of the plant from harvest to final product.
In the process of accomplishing our due diligence when we first discovered this unique process and product, we started to realize the brilliance of the method. We are currently working with the inventor to begin international clinical trials on the extraction process and the effects of the product on human subjects! It’s so exciting to be working with a country that is moving forward with the much – needed human clinical trials for cannabis and CBD.
We can’t say much more about the process at this point, but stay tuned to this website for further details.
What are Whole Flower CBD Products Like?
You may find you immediately notice the difference in appearance and effect of the whole flower product. The fluid is not oil-based, it’s water-based which makes it completely soluble in water. The fluid is not clear, you may notice plant material and color variations in the product – this is all part of it being a whole flower product.
Our unique line of products provide all the benefits of the more than 480 natural components of cannabis. As you can imagine, the starting material is one of the most important factors in the efficacy of the CBD product you choose. You can feel comfortable knowing that we provide 100% pesticide-free, whole flower CBD extracted using a patent-pending, solventless process.
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