This is a subject that I should have written about ages ago. Even though we really do try to make it clear, we still (occasionally) have people think our Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) is extracted from cannabis. Canna Oils BCP is definitely extracted from the clove plant. But the big question is why!
Both cloves and cannabis contain beta-caryophyllene, but there are several reasons why it may be more advantageous to extract it from cloves:
- Legal Status: Cloves are legal and widely available, while the legality of cannabis varies greatly by jurisdiction. In many places, it is still illegal to grow, buy, or sell cannabis and its derivatives, making the extraction of beta-caryophyllene from cannabis more difficult.
- Cost: Cloves are relatively inexpensive, while the cost of cultivating and extracting beta-caryophyllene from cannabis can be significantly higher.
- Consistency and Quality: The composition of beta-caryophyllene can vary greatly in different strains of cannabis, and the quality of the extraction process can impact the purity and potency of the end product. In contrast, cloves are a well-established agricultural product with a consistent composition, making it easier to obtain a high-quality extract.
- Non-psychoactive: beta-caryophyllene extracted from cloves is non-psychoactive, while cannabis-derived beta-caryophyllene may contain other compounds, such as THC, that can have psychoactive effects. This makes cloves a more appealing source for individuals who want the benefits of beta-caryophyllene without the potential psychoactive effects.
In conclusion, while both cloves and cannabis can be sources of beta-caryophyllene, the extraction from cloves is often more convenient, cost-effective, and consistent due to its legality, low cost, and consistent composition.
While we’re at it, let’s just clarify our name. Some people ask, “so, if your product is not made from cannabis, why is it called Canna Oils?”. Well, the answer is simple. Beta-caryophyllene is a dietary CANNAabinoid that activates the CB2 receptor of the endoCANNAabinoid system (ECS). It is a cannabinoid oil. We didn’t want people to think that we were selling clove oil, we wanted them to know that our product is not just an essential oil, but much, much more! I trust that you found that insightful and gives you peace of mind about your Canna Oils BCP.
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