How Is CBD Oil Made?
At Hempure, we frequently get asked the question “How is your CBD Oil Made?” In this article, we break down how we make our CBD oil.
Here’s an overview of the Hempure process.
Grown in the USA, we use proprietary high cannabidiol CBD cultivar. We organically farm our plants and do not genetically modify them.
We make use of the full plant so that in addition to CBD, you reap the benefits of a range of cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids and vitamins.
We use a safe, state of the art, chemical-free CO2 extraction process to deliver the purest Full-Spectrum CBD. (Details further down in the article.)
Removal of trace THC content
Hempure does one additional step to remove trace amounts of THC in our CBD oil. We do this to make CBD available to everyone, police, military personnel, doctors, nurses, truck drivers and anyone else who requires drug testing as part of their profession.
On-site chromatography testing and 3rd party batch testing ensures accurate levels of phytocannabinoids and confirms the absence of THC through our proprietary processes.
At Hempure, we bottle and formulate all our products at a CGMP certified facility.
Why Organically Grown Hemp is Important
How CBD oil is made depends on the company you’re purchasing from. At Hempure, all of our CBD comes from organically grown hemp permitted under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Most people agree there are great benefits to eating organic fruit or vegetables.
Hemp is no exception.
Hemp absorbs more toxins than many other plants and many people use it for phytoremediation. Phytoremediation is the process of the cleansing soil of toxins.
When using pesticides and other harmful chemicals with growing hemp, there is a much greater chance that those substances will be absorbed by the hemp plant. By growing hemp organically, those chemicals do not make it into the final CBD oil.
How is hemp made? Many people ask this question, however, we do not make hemp, we grow it. The definition of hemp is any cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC. Most hemp plants are high in CBD and low in THC. They can grow up to 15 feet in height. In comparison, most cannabis plants that we refer to as “marijuana” do not grow to be above 3 feet in height.
Other Hemp Uses
Hemp plants have many uses other than CBD. People also use hemp to make food products and clothing. The plant takes around 90 days to grow, which is much shorter than many other plants. It is good for aerating the soil and many farmers use it as a rotation crop.1
Currently, there is no organic certification for Hemp in the US. Therefore, it is illegal to use the term “organic” when dealing with hemp. Be wary of companies that use that term, for they are in violation of FDA standards.
CBD Oil Extraction Process
Hempure utilizes the entire hemp plant. We extract our CBD oil in a 50,000 sq. ft. extraction CGMP certified facility located in Colorado.
By using a CO2 extraction process, we are able to produce CBD oil high in phytocannabinoids and terpenes while also eliminating unwanted THC and chlorophyll. After using CO2 to extract CBD and other cannabinoids, we pass the remaining oil through a vacuum distillation process.
After the extraction, a special chromatography technique to ensure complete removal of minuscule amounts of THC that remain. While this process removes THC, it leaves the remaining cannabinoids and terpenes that are essential to a high-quality CBD oil.
Through this process, any heavy metals and unwanted toxins, if present, are removed resulting in a premium, full-spectrum oil that produces many different health benefits.
Nanoemulsion for High Absorption CBD oil
This process allows each droplet of oil to measure 25 nanometers which is much smaller than the average 100-5000 nanometer size droplet that comes from liposomal extraction methods. Because of the smaller size, it is much easier for our droplets to enter the bloodstream. Because the particles are so small, there is also no chance of the oil from the hemp separating from the water in the product. This leads to a more even mixture and ensures that each dose of CBD oil contains the same amount of CBD.
Why Full-Spectrum Matters
Full-spectrum CBD refers to CBD that contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp. When these compounds work together synergistically, they create “the entourage effect.”
It is also possible to purchase CBD isolate. Companies that make CBD isolate attempt to make it sound as though CBD isolated is a purer and more effective way of taking CBD. That makes sense on the surface, but after further inspection, CBD isolate offers fewer benefits than full-spectrum CBD.
In a study from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, researchers noted that full-spectrum CBD produced more benefits in mice than CBD isolate. They also discovered that full-spectrum CBD produced benefits at both higher and lower doses than the CBD isolate.2
Another study highlighted the synergistic effects that occur between the other phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant.3 These compounds work together to produce more benefits than any single compound can produce on its own.
Conclusion: How is CBD Oil Made?
Hemp is a plant that has many benefits for both human health and industrial performance. Because of its ability to remove toxins from soil, always look for CBD oil from organically grown hemp.
After we harvest the hemp, we extract CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes using a special CO2 process. We run the remaining product through a distillation process. After that, a chromatography removes any trace amounts of THC or unwanted materials like heavy metals or toxins.
When looking for a CBD oil, you’ll want to make sure you choose one that is full-spectrum. All of the compounds present in hemp work together synergistically to create “the entourage effect” which allows for more health benefits and a better experience.
- Laurel Sheppard, Made How, “How Industrial Hemp is Made”, http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Industrial-Hemp.html
- Ruth Gallily, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, “Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by Using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol”, 2014, http://file.scirp.org/pdf/PP_2015021016351567.pdf
- Russo, “Taming THC”, 2011, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/