How is Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil Made?
There are a various type of extraction methods with both having pros and cons. The best way in our opinion, is to use an Ethanol (alcohol) extraction. This process preserves the essential oils and naturally ocurring terpenes (flavor and vitamins). This method provides a Full Spectrum Distillate rich of all the healing properties of the plant in the most organic fashion.
The other most popular method is CO2 Supercritical Extraction. This at one time was thought to be better than Ethanol because it minimizes product waste and potential risk of toxins. However, after deeper exploration, the quality was not as good due to the increased temperature and disturbance to the cannabinoids therefore reducing overall efficacy.
What is Full Spectrum?
This is the type of extract that is rich of phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds such as CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes. This is known as The Entourage Effect.
The principle is based on the observation that the cannabinoids work very well together. Most Physicians would agree that Full Spectrum is significantly better than Isolated CBD.
Full Spectrum hemp oil prevents enzyme FAAH (Fatty Acid Amid Hydrolase) from breaking down all of the Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA), and therefore makes more of it available for use by your cells. That is why Full Spectrum works better and provides longer lasting benefits.
Each cannabinoid can assist with treatment for a variety of conditions:
What is Anandamide?
This is neurotransmitter and an endocannabinoid produced by the human body. The name is taken from Sanskrit word “ananda,” which mean joy, bliss, or delight. This “bliss” molecule is very similar to the phytocannabinoid molecules.
Anandamide interacts with both CB1 and CB2 receptors. The molecule is considered fragile since it breaks down very quickly. This also plays an important role in many physiological processes like pain, appetite, and fertility. In 1998, a group of Italian scientists found that anandamide effectively slowed the formation of unwanted breast tissue. In 2005, an article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, it stated that anandamide and other cannabinoids promoted neurogenesis (growth and development of nervous tissue) in the hippocampus (the part of the brain responsible for managing memory, learning, and emotion) and have an antidepressant-like effect.
We produce anandamide when we exercise, hence the term “runner’s high.” Until recently, scientist believed that was caused by endorphins. However, new research suggests otherwise. We also get increased anandamide from eating chocolate and truffles.
How do Endocannabinoids Help?
The endocannabinoid system is like a security guard that is always watching over your body and ready to take action anytime there is a disturbance. Our neuron’s transmit signal in response to stimulus. The endocannabinoids attach to their receptors and calm down the neurons to achieve homeostasis and balance in the body. This is why cannabinoids are so great for pain and other conditions.
The CB’s have the ability to inhibit inflammation by binding to the CB2 receptors of the cytokine-producing immune cells (white blood cells). This is known as apoptosis (cell death) of the immune cells.
Research studies have already proven that low levels of endocannabinoids are present in many diseases and disorders. The goal is to maintain a healthy level of CB’s in the body.
Ways to correct endocannabinoid system deficiency:
- Consume foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like seafood, walnuts, and spinach
- Eat foods that are rich in polyphenols like nutmeg and tumeric
- Finally, a supplement of exogenous phytocannabinoids like CANNERA Full Spectrum CBD
Deficiencies of endocannabinoids can be due to genetics, poor nutrition, or the environment. Some problematic conditions that can arise are migraines, fibromyalgia, and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).