CCB1 + CB2
While the cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the best known components, Cannabis trichomes actually contain a wide diversity of compounds, from various cannabinoids and terpenes to flavonoids.
The harmonious interaction between these various chemical compounds, known as the entourage effect, gives each strain and plant its own unique effects.
A combination of cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids and more, translates to an evidence-based exploration of the Entourage Effect in Cannabis Sativa L.
The Entourage Effect describes a phenomenon in which all compounds in Cannabis, including cannabinoids and terpenes, act in synergy to produce a specific psychoactive or therapeutic effect. This is why different strains have different effects, because each strain produces a slightly different combination of compounds.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE INGREDIENTS?
Our extraction process in Blueberries, through supercritical CO2 fluids, allows us to determine which type of spectrum corresponds to the products we manufacture, whether Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate.
It is important to understand the differences between the 3 sources of cannabinoid spectrum used in the industry, in order to determine which of these should be used in the specific application requested, according to the expected functionality of the phytochemical potential of Cannabis in the final product.
Whole plant minus THC
Each spectrum has unique benefits and does not determine the quality of the ingredient. While CBD and THC are two of the most recognized cannabinoids in the scientific community, it should be mentioned that the phytochemical potentiality of Cannabis is not limited to primary and secondary cannabinoids. Each Cannabis genetics provides us with other molecules such as terpenes and flavonoids that can be found in each spectrum as follows:
Full Spectrum: contains proportional amounts of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids from the genetics of the flower, which was subjected to supercritical CO2 extraction technology.
Broad Spectrum: contains proportional amounts of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids typical of the initial flower genetics, however, this product goes through an extra remediation process through which THC is removed. Therefore, THC becomes Non Detectable in a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) of the final product.
Isolate: Through a crystallization process, a purity greater than 99% is ensured for only 1 of the cannabinoids required: CBD, CBG, CBC or CBN.
SUPERCRITICAL FLUID CO2 EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY
Nuestro servicio de Extracción representa una solución integral para aliados estratégicos, permitiendo la entrega de resinas estandarizadas, incluso con relación CBD:THC diferentes a las de partida, llegando hasta un Broad Spectrum.
La tecnología de extracción con fluidos supercríticos en Cannabis se vale de presiones elevadas y diferentes temperaturas para modificar las propiedades físicas del CO2, convirtiéndolo en un medio de extracción. La flor CBD/CBG/THC seca y molida, a un tamaño de partícula específico, se carga en las recámaras de extracción y permite maximizar el rendimiento de Extracto por Kg de extracción.
Why Supercritical CO2 Extraction Technology?
Based on the nature of the closed extraction/recovery system, CO2 does not carry contaminants such as pesticides or heavy metals between batches, as can occur in ethanol-based technologies.
Through specific process variables, the polarity of the solvent can be modified, thus maximizing the recovery of metabolites that are not limited to CBD and THC alone, but also others such as minor cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
Given the behavior of CO2 as a gas at atmospheric conditions, it is possible to recover it without heating the derivative, guaranteeing zero solvent residual.