Full Spectrum Terpenes

When Farming & Science Come Together

Point 3 Biotech is extracting and distributing quality, full-spectrum Terpene formulations from Cannabis sativa L. (Hemp) grown in our Organic farm in Meaford, ON and Agassiz, BC.


Hemp contains mostly monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes which we have concentrated into essential oils through our unique “wet extraction" methods.  Through our unique, environment-friendly and fully sustainable processes, we capture the full-spectrum of terpenes represented in the plant without the need to dry our farmed Hemp.   


Through our OnPoint™ brand, our lab tested formulations are scientifically designed to enhance specific medicinal properties of cannabis and the "entourage effect";  the interactive synergy between cannabis compounds.

  

We are also exploring technologies that will help micro-encapsulate our OnPointfull spectrum terpene formulations into beverages. The results to-date are very promising with an added bonus of increased bio-availability. 

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Terpene Education

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants and contribute to their flavor, scent, and colour. Terpenes are the reason why every marijuana strain is unique to some degree. Depending on its terpene profile, a strain can smell like pine, berry or a lemon.  


In addition to flavor and aroma, these potent compounds have a wide range of medical properties.  Terpenes work with cannabis molecules in producing wanted effects. We call this the "entourage effect" and it’s the reason terpenes have become such a critical piece of research. Simply put, when terpenes work with cannabinoids (a likely scenario when consuming a whole plant product), they form a synergy that creates stronger and better effects than both would achieve on their own. This symbiosis between cannabinoids and terpenes is what gives cannabis its incredible results as it improves the absorption of cannabinoids, overcomes bacterial defence mechanisms and minimizes side effects.  


Why  Cannabis sativa L. ? 

The  Cannabis sativa L.  (Hemp) plant contains over 120 identified terpenes but under 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC- the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis).  Terpenes in hemp have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. The most known of them being  Caryophyllene and Myrcene. 


Terpenes can be found in several other plants such as  Humulus lupulus (Hops). Hops and cannabis are two closely related species in the Cannabaceae family. Like cannabis, hops stems are fibrous and both plants contain terpenes, such as myrcene and beta-pinene.

Ongoing research in this field shows great promise.

  • According to A September 2011 report by Dr. Ethan Russo in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Terpenes are healthy for people as well as plants. There are wide-ranging therapeutic attributes of terpenoids, which are typically lacking in “CBD-only” products.
  • The cannabinoid-terpene interaction is described as a “synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections”  by Dr. Russo

Sample Terpene Profiles of Two of our Farmed Hemp Strains

Gr1 Hemp Strain Profile

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Ki2 Hemp Strain Profile

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Some Key Terpene Profiles

α-Pinene

Aroma: Pine
Found In: Pine Needles, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Dill

Medicinal : Asthma/Pain/Ulcer relief, Anti-Inflammation, Anti-Anxiety

Myrcene

Aroma: Cloves, Earthy, Herbal
Found in: Hops, Mango, Lemongrass
Medicinal : Aides Insomnia, Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammation

Humulene

Aroma: Woody, Earthy
Found in: Hops, Coriander, Cloves, Basil
Medicinal : Anti-Inflammatory

Terpineol

Aroma: Lilac, Crabapple blossoms  
Found in: Pine oil, Cajuput oil
Medicinal : Antibiotic, Antioxidant, Anti-Tumour, Sedative, Anti-Inflammatory, Antimalarial, Anxiolytic

β-Caryophyllene

 Aroma: Pepper, Spicy, Woody, Cloves
Found in: Black Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon
Medicinal : Stress/Pain/Ulcer Relief, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Depression

Linalool

 Aroma: Floral
Found in: Lavender
Medicinal : Mood enhancement, Anti-anxiety, Anti-Depression, Aides Insomnia

Geraniol

 Aroma: Rose Grass, Peaches, Plums
Found in: Lemons, Tobacco
Medicinal : Antioxidant, Neuroprotectant Potential 

Delta-3-Carene

Aroma: Sweet, Pungent, Cedar
Found in: Turpentine, Rosemary, Cedar
Medicinal : Anti-Inflammatory, Anti- Inflammation

Eucalyptol

Aroma: Minty
Found in: Eucalyptus Tree
Medicinal : Pain Relief, Anti-Bacteria, Anti-Fungal, Promising for Alzheimer’s