Flavonoids are the main groups of organic compounds that make up Whole Plant Extracted CBD hemp oil and enhance the effects of natural cannabinoids.
A groundbreaking study from Israel has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant CBD-rich cannabis extract as compared to single-molecule cannabidiol (CBD).
Ever wondered why tomatoes are red, plums are purple and blueberries are blue?
Flavonoids. They are a large class of pigments which produce the distinctive colours needed by plants to attract pollinating insects, plus protect from diseases and pests. These phytonutrients, with more than 6,000 strains, have been used therapeutically in Ayurvedic Medicine for millions of years.
Cannabis cannabinoids are found mainly in the flowers of the plant, but there are also flavonoids in the leaves and stems. The unique smell and flavour of a cannabis strain is produced in part by its flavonoids, and, like terpenes, flavonoids enhance the effects of CBD.
There are a number of groups and sub-groups of flavonoids and marijuana contains specific flavonoids of its own called cannaflavins. There are 23 flavonoids in cannabis. Cannaflavin A and cannaflavin B are unique to the cannabis plant. Some flavonoids are volatile and vaporize easily, which makes them ideal to vape.
Benefits of Flavonoids
Flavonoids are best known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits as well as the support of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Because they also help support detoxification of potentially tissue-damaging molecules, their intake has been associated with decreased risk of certain types of cancers, including lung and breast cancer.
However, it is important to note that the volumes of flavonoids required to provide the above health benefits is not yet certain.
Research progresses, but flavonoids have potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits as well as supporting the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Meticulously correct growing conditions are essential to ensure the quality and concentration of terpenes and flavonoids.
Getting the exact light and nutrients is crucial to maintaining healthy plants, and subsequently rich quality CBD Oil. This is why quality control is key to producing market leading CBD Oil.
Flavonoids are widely distributed in plants, fulfilling many functions.
Flavonoids are the most important plant pigments for flower coloration, producing yellow or red/blue pigmentation in petals designed to attract pollinator animals. In higher plants, flavonoids are involved in UV filtration, symbiotic nitrogen fixation and floral pigmentation. They may also act as chemical messengers, physiological regulators, and cell cycle inhibitors.
The flavonoid nutrient family is one of the largest nutrient families known to scientists. Over 6,000 unique flavonoids have been identified in research studies, and many of these flavonoids are found in plants that are routinely enjoyed in delicious cuisines throughout the world. In terms of nutrient richness, we get far more flavonoids from plant foods than from animal foods, and in particular, vegetables and fruits can be especially nutrient-rich in this type of phytonutrient.
Some of the most widely-studied flavonoids are nutrients you may already have heard about, but not in particular connection with any specific food. For example, the flavonoid quercetin.
Other flavonoids you may have heard about because of their association with a particular food. For example, the catechins in green tea. Sometimes a flavonoid is actually easy to connect with its most nutrient-rich food sources. For example, tangeretin is found in tangerines, as well as other citrus fruits.