What is Naturally Decarbed Cannabis Oil?
Is this the Holy Grail of Cannabis Medicine?
You have probably heard about the decarboxylation process where we apply heat to our Cannabis in order to activate the Cannabinoids from their acid form and make them more medicinal.
You would have also read that Cannabinoids in their acid form have medicinal properties too although it is widely accepted that decarbed (or activated) Cannabinoids have more medicinal value.
So for example THC is a more coveted Cannabinoid than THCa but both have medicinal properties.
Luckily there is a way to make your medicine so that it will contain both the activated and acid versions of these Cannabinoids as well as preserving the terpenes.
In order to activate our Cannabis medicine, we either need to apply heat or time? Well in this case we are utilizing time rather than heat.
The reason for this is that by applying heat we often lose a lot of terpenes because they are very volatile compounds and heat can evaporate them off pretty fast.
We want the most effective medicine we can make and by using Cannabis infused with those valuable terpenes that is exactly what we are doing.
We honestly believe that this method is special, the effects are powerful and long lasting and many people who have used this method report a much calmer high and powerful pain relief.
Many people who get anxious when under the influence of Cannabis have reported that taken this way, they have nothing but a sense of well being and calmness.
So the question is how long do we have to wait? Unfortunately there is not too much scientific data out there but there are a few people who have been getting their medicine tested at regular intervals to see the progress of their cannabis ”activating” as well as measuring the overall terpene levels.
What they have found is that over time, the active cannabinoids increase but there is also quite a lot of residual acid forms of the cannabinoids and along with the terpenes it is reasonable to assume that the entourage effect is in full swing with this method as there is a harmonious blend of cannabinoids and terpenes.
In general it seems that after about 3 months of being stored in a glass vial or bottle in a cool dark place, the changes will start happening.
In order to get a really good balance about 6 months would be ideal but if you make enough for a few months supply you can start testing it from 3 months onwards and make notes as when you feel it is most beneficial for your needs so you can replicate your sweet-spot results in the future.
The beauty of this method is that it tends to have such a serene and calming effect (terpenes?) that the best way to use it is to micro-dose throughout the day.
So for instance if 5 drops is a level where you can just feel it, you are getting significant relief and are still functional then you could have 5 drops, 2-3 times a day.
When the body is saturated with cannabinoids it tends to keep overall pain levels down and there is no real need to have to dose so much that you end up too high to do anything with your day. The whole idea is to get consistent relief so that you are more functional every day.
It takes some discipline to wait this long but it is definitely worth it. If you are growing your own on a perpetual basis then you could easily make a batch after harvest and it will be ready by the time your next harvest comes in and you simply repeat the process.
Of course you don’t have to use all of your bud for this method and you could use a percentage of it to make your naturally decarbed oil and use the remainder for other methods.
We cannot recommend this method highly enough, give it a try, we reckon you’ll love it
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