Point 3 Biotech is extracting and distributing quality, full spectrum terpene formulations. We extract full spectrum terpenes from Hemp grown in our Organic farm in Meaford, ON and Agassiz, BC, as well as from Hops.
Hemp and hops contain 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 material.
Through our OnPoint™ 4 Health 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.
Given the success of our full spectrum hemp formulations and the current restrictions of hemp products in some jurisdictions and occupations, we are developing an additional line of formulations. Our Full Spectrum Hops based ‘Hemp Free’ formulations contain over 25 added botanical terpenes in similar ratios found in our farmed hemp.
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 flavour and scent. 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 lemon.
In addition to flavour and aroma, these potent compounds have a wide range of medicinal properties. Terpenes work with cannabis molecules in producing desired 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.
It's now known that the human body also produces its own natural cannabis-like molecules or endocannabinoids. Terpenes on their own have been shown to have a significant impact on the endocannabinoid system, along with the endocrine system and the neuroendocrine system. All of these systems are responsible for maintaining homeostasis - the body's ability to maintain a state of equilibrium.
The 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.
Found In: Pine Needles, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Dill
Medicinal : Asthma/Pain/Ulcer relief, Anti-Inflammation, Anti-Anxiety
Aroma: Cloves, Earthy, Herbal
Found in: Hops, Mango, Lemongrass
Medicinal : Aides Insomnia, Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammation
Aroma: Woody, Earthy
Found in: Hops, Coriander, Cloves, Basil
Medicinal : Anti-Inflammatory
Aroma: Lilac, Crabapple blossoms
Found in: Pine oil, Cajuput oil
Medicinal : Antibiotic, Antioxidant, Anti-Tumour, Sedative, Anti-Inflammatory, Antimalarial, Anxiolytic
Aroma: Pepper, Spicy, Woody, Cloves
Found in: Black Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon
Medicinal : Stress/Pain/Ulcer Relief, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Depression
Found in: Lavender
Medicinal : Mood enhancement, Anti-anxiety, Anti-Depression, Aides Insomnia
Aroma: Rose Grass, Peaches, Plums
Found in: Lemons, Tobacco
Medicinal : Antioxidant, Neuroprotectant Potential
Aroma: Sweet, Pungent, Cedar
Found in: Turpentine, Rosemary, Cedar
Medicinal : Anti-Inflammatory, Anti- Inflammation
Found in: Eucalyptus Tree
Medicinal : Pain Relief, Anti-Bacteria, Anti-Fungal, Promising for Alzheimer’s