Medicines using whole plants has been around since the beginning of mankind. And with good reason. It helped early humans to survive. Recorded cannabis use dates back thousands of years as a valuable medicine with little to no side effects. The cannabis plant contains over one hundred cannabinoids that provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of the cannabinoids come in larger amounts, such as THC and CBD. Other cannabinoids have smaller amounts, such as CBN and CBG, or even others with trace amounts that are barely detectable. These “full spectrum” cannabinoids work better together than isolated, and research suggests that higher levels of relief are achieved with full spectrum. https://file.scirp.org/pdf/PP_2015021016351567.pdf
Our ancestors knew this all along, as information passed down through the generations. Other important elements that are extracted from the whole plant are terpenes. These give plants their unique odor, and phytochemicals commonly found in all plants which contribute to their color, taste and smell. In addition, using products that contain full spectrum oil means you are getting as close to nature as possible.
At Sensi Signature Products, the makers of Sensi Chews, Sensi Caps, and Sensi Gummies, we are believers in the power of full spectrum cannabis oil and staying as close to nature as possible. We do adjust the oil profile to make sure our products are appealing to consumers for both taste and appearance. For example, the oil that goes into our chews contains all the cannabinoids and phytochemicals. They also have a reduced level of terpenes to make the final product taste good. The oil that goes into our softgel caps contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes and a reduced level of phytochemicals to make the final product look good.
As cannabis science advances and each unique cannabinoid is better understood, we will see products with specific combinations of cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytochemicals to address specific health needs. We owe it to ourselves to continue our discovery of full spectrum cannabis oil to heal and soothe.