Cannabis Science - Our Innovations
A Pharmaceutical Approach
THE SCIENCE OF MEDICAL CANNABISWith our roots in the medical and biotech industries, we take a pharmaceutical approach to our product development and production. Our commitment to safe, consistent products, combined with our science-based innovation, sets our medical cannabis products apart.
Pharmaceutical LabState-of-the-art facility for safe, compliant production
InnovationNext generation, patented delivery systems
TechnologyBest-of-class dosage-release technologies
CommitmentIngrained commitment to safe, consistent, compliant products
Our Patented Cannabinoid Encapsulation
Why Encapsulation Is
Patented encapsulation technology powers many of our unique, smoke-free medical cannabis products. Being fat-soluble, cannabinoids are normally limited in their ability to get into the water-based bloodstream through the skin and sub-dermal tissues. This has been the main barrier preventing cannabis topicals from delivering full-body effects.
Main Street’s encapsulation technology is the solution to this challenge. Making cannabinoids more water-available by encapsulating them in a water-soluble micelle ‘envelope’ broadens the systemic effects of cannabinoids in several ways. It enables transdermal delivery, allowing cannabinoids to pass all the way into and through the skin, entering both the fatty tissues that are normally a barrier and the bloodstream itself for systemic effects. It allows faster onset times for ingestible products by bypassing the need for GI tract metabolization. It also opens the door to effective medical formats such as patches and capsules.
Encapsulation for Faster Micro-encapsulated cannabinoids get absorbed directly into the bloodstream through fatty tissues that are normally a barrier to their absorbption. This is a faster and more effective mechanism for bioactivation than metabolization exclusively through the digestive process. The cannabinoids are also able to engage with CB2 receptors throughout the stomach and GI tract.need for GI tract metabolization. It also opens the door to effective medical formats such as patches and capsules.
Encapsulation for Faster Acting Topical & Transdermal Delivery
The data below show a comparison between cannabinoids delivered via a traditional topical compared to a transdermal gel using our EnCaps technology. Non-transdermal topicals simply can’t get past the skin, while our transdermal gel shows measurable results.
Simply put, a higher permeability measure means more cannabinoids delivered.