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MÜV EnCaps: Long-lasting, Fast-acting Effects

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Danyal Swan

Edibles are one of the most sought-after consumption methods for medical cannabis patients, for a range of reasons. The method is ultra-discreet, smoke-free, offers measured dosing (when purchased from licensed cannabis companies), and provides long-lasting, primarily bodily effects. But for the upsides, there are also downsides: unpredictable onset times, conversion of THC, and dietary restrictions.

As the state of Florida finalizes its testing, packaging, and other rules to bring the consumption method to market (and to keep Florida patients safe!), MÜV EnCaps are an ideal solution – to the product desired by patients, and to some of the common concerns brought about by edibles.

The Technology

Traditional cannabis edibles are consumed and break down in the stomach to then enter the liver. When THC is digested in this manner, the cannabinoid converts to 11-hydroxy-THC, which is five times more psychoactive than THC. On top of that, the onset time becomes unpredictable, ranging from 30-90 minutes (and sometimes longer).

MÜV sought to bring reliable dosing and onset times through oral ingestibles. Enter MÜV EnCaps, a powder-based capsule featuring the patented encapsulated technology of MÜV Transdermals and Tinctures.

If you read our post on MÜV 72 Hour Transdermal Patch, it should come as no surprise to you that THC and CBD are inherently fat-soluble. It’s for this reason that cannabis topicals do not enter the bloodstream; there are too many fatty layers for the beneficial cannabinoids to penetrate, resulting in localized pain relief.  

MÜV patented encapsulated technology takes the beneficial cannabinoids and encases them in a micelle shell. This shell renders THC and CBD water-soluble, instead of fat-soluble. With MÜV EnCaps, the cannabinoids are also subjected to a proprietary process that presents the cannabinoids in a powder format. This powder is then placed in a vegan, vegetable-based capsule.

Think of the capsule as a bus – the powder cannabinoids are loaded into the bus, which hops onto the GI (gastro-intestinal) highway. The bus stops in the stomach where the veggie capsule breaks down easily. The powdered cannabinoids are then absorbed into the stomach lining for quick entry into the bloodstream, thereby providing systemic effects.

It takes this process a mere 15-30 minutes to take place and for effects to take hold, and mitigates the conversion of THCA, bringing consistency and predictability to the traditionally unpredictable oral consumption.

The Formulations

MÜV THC EnCaps

Not all ailments and symptoms are the same, therefore, neither should the medicine addressing them. MÜV EnCaps were produced in a variety of formulations to best meet the needs of Florida’s patients, all with effects lasting from 4-6 hours. Each formulation is color-coded for ease of identification.

If you’re reaching for a green capsule, you’re about to ingest 10 mg MÜV THC EnCaps. THC is the cannabinoid most often associated with pain relief, and said to aid in appetite stimulation and as a sleep aid. 10 mg is considered a relatively low dose for experienced cannabis users, making THC EnCaps an ideal solution for long-lasting daytime pain relief. For patients newer to oral cannabis consumption, the 10 mg dose may provide sedating effects, making it an ideal potential sleep aid due to its long-lasting effects.

MÜV RSO EnCaps

Red MÜV RSO EnCaps are a highly potent option for patients currently dosing MÜV RSO Syringe. RSO, or Rick Simpson Oil, is a highly regarded cannabis oil for its strong legacy of analgesic, sleep and possible anti-cancer effects. RSO is highly desired as it is a full extract cannabis oil (FECO). Instead of targeting solely cannabinoids and terpenes, a FECO extracts everything – the flavonoids, chlorophyll, fats, lipids – aiding in the entourage effect for potentially truly medicinal effects. This extract is highly sedating, according to MÜV Patients, making it an ideal potential sleep aid. Please note it is highly recommended to begin an RSO regimen with MÜV RSO Syringe to titrate dosing to 25 mg before attempting to add the RSO EnCaps to your regimen. Remember to start low and go slow!

Keep in mind that if you dose an oral ingestible and begin to feel discomfort due to cerebral effects, you can add a dose of CBD, which may counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.

And stay tuned, MÜV CBD and 1:1 THC/CBD EnCaps are coming soon.

Not for Beginners

If you are new to oral consumption of cannabis, it is recommended to begin first with MÜV Cannabis Tinctures before graduating to MÜV EnCaps.

MÜV Cannabis Tinctures allow for smaller doses of the oral ingestible. One full dropper is the equivalent of a 10 mg dose; taking a half dropper or 5 mg dose is the ideal starting point for someone new to cannabis ingestibles.

Thanks to patented encapsulated technology, patients can dose MÜV Tincture under the tongue for sublingual absorption, or swallow – the encapsulation allows your dose to be absorbed along the GI tract and in the stomach, avoiding conversion to more potent 11-hydroxy-THC. Patients should note that MÜV Tinctures contain trace amounts of alcohol.

Again, titrating is key when it comes to introducing your body to oral ingestibles. Be sure to start with the 5 mg dose for at least a week. Slowly increase your dose as you feel comfortable, being sure to gauge how you feel after each dose, and how your symptom management has been affected. To make this tracking even easier, be sure to download Strainprint, where your products, medicating sessions, and the efficacy of products is stored all in one place.

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Danyal Swan

Danyal Swan is a Content Editor and Writer for MÜV Florida. Swan is a true believer in the healing power of cannabis, so much so that she moved across the country to join the MÜV Florida team. She quickly grew from her roles as Receptionist and Medtender due to her continuous dedication to self-education on the cannabis plant. Swan holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa.

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