When we describe Sunsoil, we sometimes use the analogy of a concert.
CBD is the headliner—the one whose name is written in big letters and flashing lights. But there’s hundreds of supporting acts found in hemp: cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients.
At Sunsoil, we work hard to preserve this natural diversity. That’s why we developed whole-plant infusion.
We simply infuse hemp in coconut oil, thereby absorbing the CBD and other compounds in their naturally occurring ratios. Nothing is ever added or removed—just as nature intended.
You’ve probably heard of CBD and THC. But hemp also contains small amounts of other cannabinoids, including cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN).
What do these minor cannabinoids do, exactly? The truth is: we don’t know for certain. Early evidence shows that they could help with inflammation or sleep issues, and that they could have a synergistic effect with CBD (called the “entourage effect”). But these early findings have yet to be confirmed by rigorous clinical studies.
If you’re curious, you can look at the cannabinoid profiles of our products on our lab reports.
Terpenes are compounds found in plants that give them their characteristic aromas. They are also known to have therapeutic benefits.
Over 120 terpenes have been discovered in cannabis sativa plants, like the ones we grow at Sunsoil. Some of the most commonly found are myrcene, β-caryophyllene, α-humulene, α-pinene, limonene, and linalool.
Like cannabinoids, the clinical research on terpenes is extremely early. Early research suggests that some of these terpenes have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) properties, among others. This would further suggest complementary benefits from the supporting compounds in hemp.
What It Means For You
The clinical research on cannabis is in its early days—limited in many ways by the uncertain legal and regulatory environment for hemp and cannabis. As such, there’s not much we can definitively say about the benefits of CBD or any of the other compounds in hemp.
As a consumer, what’s important to know is how the CBD oil you’re taking differs from others.
At Sunsoil, we don’t over-process the plant. We make products that preserve hemp in its closest-to-natural state. After all, the plant works. Our job is to get out of the way.