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Quality control is our primary focus. Synergy Wellness products are grown with the highest quality nutrients available. Organic fertilizer and soil are used. Other ingredients include compost tea, bat guano, seaweed and worm casing tea. We pay utmost attention to the quality of the products, both in the growing process as well as while drying, curing and brewing. Products are grown indoors to enable better quality control.
Growing & Production
During the growing process, organic nutrients are used to feed the plants. After harvest, the cannabis is dried and pulverized. At this point a process of decarboxylation is applied, heating the cannabis to convert all the THC-A to THC and converting the CBD-A to CBD.
The dried cannabis is kept in an alcohol or olive oil base for 7 weeks. Stored in a dark cool place as it brews, every day the brewing tincture is shaken and energized. 190 proof food grade grain alcohol or organic olive oil is used as a solvent to extract the cannabis oils. These are called cannabinoids: THC, CBD, CBN, CBT and CBC to name a few. There are over 85 different cannabinoids present. We believe that these very small amounts of various cannabinoids are extremely valuable, both in their individual medicinal value as well as working together as a team, called the entourage effect.
We produce a full plant extract with all the components intact, providing a synergistic medicine.
Cannabis is rich in cannabinoids. There are over 85 identified different cannabinoids today including: THC, THCA, THCV, CBD, CBDA, CBN, CBT, CBC & CBG to mention a few. There are two basic species or types of cannabis: Indica and Sativa, and over 1,000 different strains within these two species. The healing properties of the cannabis strain lie in the relative ratios and combinations of the cannabinoids.
Indica originated in the Hindu Kush mountains in India and Nepal. Indica has a higher CBD:THC ratio. It produces heavier, body oriented, sleepy or relaxing type of effect. The medicinal qualities include pain management, nausea, muscle spasms, stress and anxiety. Indica strains are a relaxant, effective for appetite stimulation, sleep, muscle spasms and tremors, among other symptoms. It is good as an evening medicine.
Sativa originated in Central and South America. Sativa usually has a lower CBD:THC ratio, producing a cerebral, uplifting type of feeling, more energetic and creative. Often, the THC content is higher in the sativa strains than the Indica strains. The Sativa strains are stimulating, effective in appetite stimulation, relieving depression, migraines, pain and nausea. Best taken in the morning or afternoon.
Hybrids are a combination of sativa and indica strains that have been cross bred with each other to produce a combination of medicinal properties.
CBD – Cannabidiol is one of the 85+ cannabinoids and it has most of the healing properties. The CBD Rich strain is usually a hybrid of indica and sativa. Each CBD rich strain will display indica or sativa qualities of energizing or relaxing, the same as the non CBD rich strain. The main difference is the reduced psychoactive effect of the THC and the increased healing value.
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CBD: Healing Without the High – A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis (book)
Wikipedia Cannabis – information on cannabis
CBD – Cannabidiol – info on medicinal properties and cancer benefits
Project – CBD – website about CBD and its medicinal benefits. This site has extensive results and links to the medical research from studies. It includes the research performed in Israel, verifying that CBD inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
CBD Science – Dr. Allan Frankel’s video on the CBD molecule and how it works against cancer
CBD4Health – Information on CBD and where to get it