CBD-RSO (Cannabidiol Rick Simpon Oil) -> Full Spectrum
Cannaliz products are prepared according to a method inspired from the so called “RSO (Rick Simpson Oil)“, produced in our labs at cannaxtract; in our case, as we use CBD rich material, our extractions then contain mainly CBD. Some people say RSO should be high in THC; it is the case when the material used is high in THC. We use food grade 100% pure ethanol as a solvent, which is made made from corn and prepared in Switzerland by alcosuisse. In the end, according to lab tests, it is possible to know how much CBD and other cannabinoids are inside the products, and therefore guarantee with a very small error margin the % announced on the label. RSO makes it possible to have a Full Spectrum extraction, without have to add nor remove any components.
Alternatives: other products on the market are the result of extraction made with: butane, isopropyl alcohol, hexane, or CO2. extraction can also be done with olive or coconut oil.
Raw, dark brown products = plant “totum”
Cannaliz provides the natural equilibrium offered by the plant; the most powerful molecule is not always the most present one (1 gram of limonene do not smell as strong as 1gram of Pinene, Linalool, Myrcene, Caryphylene, or Humulene). 20% CBD is maybe not as powerful without 1% THC or 0.1% Pinene. There are some many components that it is impossible to really know what is active or not, due to interaction with another molecule or not.
totum means “all” in latin. In order to keep it all, no fractioning is made to isolate any of the extracted material; but keeping the original ratio provided by the plant; this means all our products contain a little bit of THC, natural terpenes and essential oils, little bit of chlorophyll (low extraction temperatures reduce at the time of the extraction the quantity of chlorophyll extracted), fats and waxes.
It is not our role to say which product is better; our role is to tell you how it made. Many announce that what they produce works together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Cannaliz leaves it the the original mix present in the plant; of course a little concentrated/focused around cannabinoids (cellulose/fibre being left apart to make clothing or to be composed back to the production chain), and mainly up to you to decide what suits you best.
Alternatives: purified oils, crystals (99% CBD), synthetic CBD, all especially suited if you are looking for isolated components
Full Spectrum Cannabis Oils
Our Full Spectrum cannabis oils contain a complete range of cannabinoids and terpenes that can be extracted from cannabis. These are the components that are known to have a lot of properties, many of which are still being researched and explored. It also contains the flavonoids and other compounds that give cannabis its unique flavour profiles. The main advantage of Full Spectrum products is that these compounds are carefully included rather than lost during the filtration process.
Let’s take the example of coffee and caffeine. Would you drink pure caffeine? most people do enjoy the flavors of coffee. Now make the parelle with Cannabis; CBD is the active principle (just like caffeine) et Cannabis is the plant with flavours (just like coffee); a cannabis full Spectrum oil is just like a nice tasty cup of coffee with its caffeine. But there is even more, as you have to imagine that inside cannabis there are around 100 cannabinoids which is a lot more than just caffeine in coffee.
Full Spectrum = Entourage Effect
the “entourage effect” (S. Ben-Shabat and R. Mechoulam, 1998) is the concept that the effectiveness of cannabis is partially due to its delivery of key components alongside other components. In a vers short, the “magic” of cannabis goes away the more your filter, the more you get away from the full plant.
In terms of cannabis, Marinol, the first FDA-approved use of THC as a drug, was found to be less effective than whole-plant cannabis to increase appetite and alleviate nausea. Also, a 1981 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that cannabis’ cataleptic effect—its ability to induce “couch lock”— on mice was dependent upon how the material was extracted. They concluded that the effect was “due to a balance of synergist and inhibitor.”
“staying as close as possible to the source material”