At Humboldt Apothecary we are big fans of plant medicine. Healing with medicinal plants is as old as humanity. Science has confirmed and documented the therapeutic effects of many plant compounds to the extent that many modern drugs synthesize plant derived molecules as their active constituents. Plant medicine is unique in that each plant has a huge range of different components that have an effect in our bodies, and the myriad of these together are synergistic. This means that the combined effect is greater than the sum of the separate effects. This phenomenon was well documented in a recent study in Israel, that found that a CBD isolate (single compound) had a limited effect on pain while a full spectrum CBD extract continued to increase in efficacy as the dose was increased (1).
Based on this understanding, we use full spectrum hemp extract from hemp grown in Oregon in all of our products. Full spectrum is a term that is used to describe the way that the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted. Our extracts are made by using a pure form of cold ethanol, which acts as a solvent and is able to pull out the widest variety of different compounds from the hemp plant. This includes the cannabinoids, as well as other chemically active constituents. After the extraction is complete, the alcohol is evaporated off, leaving a thick, oily compound. We then add in steam distilled terpenes, as the terpenes do not extract well in the alcohol but are important therapeutically.
When you buy a product from Humboldt Apothecary, you can rest assured that you are buying the best quality, purest product available on the market. And if you want to confirm that, please check out our COAs (Certificates of Analysis)on our website that are performed by a 3rd party, ISO accredited lab. Our products are free of pesticides and other contaminants and chocked full of a range of cannabinoids, including the best CBD available on the market. AND when you buy from us, you are buying from a small, women owned business that truly prides itself on making great products for an outstanding price.
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Gallily, Ruth & Yekhtin, Zhannah & Hanus, Lumir. (2015). Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by Using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol. Pharmacology & Pharmacy. 06. 75-85. 10.4236/pp.2015.62010.