In 2016 after being in business for more than 2 years, we learned about a proprietary extraction technology which keeps intact and raw the entire flower, providing a complete plant medicine. At the time we had many other products, and we added the Whole Flower CBD products to this website. Very soon, the fantastic feedback came pouring in.
And the vast majority of our re-orders were coming from the whole flower products.
There are several reasons why these products are so much more effective, and you can feel free to contact us to learn more. One of the main reasons is that THE STALKS AND LEAVES ARE NOT USED as the material from which to extract CBD. Only the flower of the cannabis/hemp plant is used, and nothing besides plant matter is removed from the product, so you are receiving nature’s complete medicine – in a raw and complete form!
Why Does Whole Flower™ Water Soluble Fluid Get Better Results?
Being a distributor in the California market since 2014 helped us to understand which CBD products were helping people find relief from their ailments. We’ve worked with hundreds of products over the years and determined that full spectrum products, rather than CBD isolate products, were consistently providing the relief people hoped for.
With the proliferation of CBD isolate products, we recently wrote a blog about the results between CBD-only products versus products made from whole flower CBD. It’s important information for every consumer primarily concerned with medicinal benefits to understand. For example, “pure” CBD as being marketed by merchants who sell CBD isolate is not the most desirable type of supplement for medicinal value. As a metaphor, would it be healthier to eat an orange or to chemically extract the vitamin C from an orange and consume it on its own, with none of the other healing properties available in the orange?
The Entourage Effect
One of the most interesting things we learned when investigating the benefits of whole flower CBD compared to the other CBD products available, 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.
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 Process
The 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.
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, and much easier and faster for your body to absorb. Most CBD extraction methods use heat on the hemp and therefore create an oil-based extraction.
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.
Whole Flower CBD products provide all the benefits of the more than 480 natural components of cannabis. It is naturally in a water-soluble fluid, as opposed to most extraction methods which create an oil-based product. This is why you can even use the fluid as a topical!
Growing Whole Flower CBD
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 solventless process.
If you want to know how to grow whole flower CBD, including how to buy certified hemp seeds from Europe, we can help! We can also refer you to a hemp farming consultant in your area to help pass on the knowledge of experienced farmers.