Point 3 Biotech is Farming Cannabis sativa L. for the extraction and distribution of quality, full-spectrum Terpene formulations.
Hemp contains mostly monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes which we have concentrated into essential oils through our unique “wet" steam distillation methods. Using these methods, we capture the “full-spectrum” of terpenes represented in the plant without the need to dry our farmed Hemp.
Through our OnPoint 4 Health Brand, our 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 OnPoint full spectrum terpene formulations into beverages. The results to-date are very promising with an added bonus of increased bio-availability.
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.