How CBD is made….
There is quite a bit of buzz around CBD right now and for good reason! CBD has been under investigation for potentially having components that many of our human and other mammal endocanabinoid system needs to thrive! it turns out, the hemp plant has a phytocannabinoid system that has aspects that link well with our endocanabinoid system making them BFF and our bodies better!
So the hype comes with real, amazing CBD products like you find at BeWellDexter.com and AmericasFinestCBD.com. Of course, some suppliers choose to cut corners and focus on the dollar rather than the product so for those of you that need to know- here is the best practice behind CBD manufacturing and I’ll leave it to you where many cut corners or fall short and may even end up bottling what is known as Hemp Oil.
CBD Manufacturing Process
- The Hemp is grown on industrial hemp farms- more on the growing stages of the Hemp in a later post!
- The Hemp is verified through testing for high CBD and low THC content prior to sending off for distribution and processing at labs.
- The Hemp is dried out in specific drying chambers with very strict cleanliness standards to prevent contamination of the terpenes or terpenoids, and CBD in the process along with preserving the contents throughout the process. THIS COULD GO WRONG
- The dried Hemp plant is ground in preparation for extraction and refining of CBD. NOTE CBD must be extracted from the plant. It is not there automatically when Hemp is ground- THIS COULD GO WRONG
- The Hemp and containing source material is dissolved into a food grade solvent such as CO2 or Ethanol. THIS COULD GO WRONG IN MANY WAYS The food grade solvent’s purpose is to dissolve active ingredients for CBD and other terpenes.
- The dissolved active ingredients are then filtered using the appropriate filtration system chosen by the engineering processor based on the condition and consistency of the Hemp solution. THIS COULD GO WRONG, could choose the wrong or unsuitable filtration method for the consistency of the hemp. This step can be done multiple times in order to achieve desired results.
- Distillation aka the most easily messed up step in making CBD. If they haven’t screwed it up by now, they might be about to if they don’t know what they are doing! Distillation machines are used to yield at least 99.5% pure CBD. The pressure, temperature, and vacuum positioning and motion must be perfect and ideal for deriving CBD. Too hot? Too cold? Toe much pressure? Too little pressure? So many opportunities to steer into a ditch. That’s why CBD should be tested by 3rd parties! To ensure the manufacturing process didn’t contaminate or kill off all the “good juice”.
- If your baby CBD has made it this far, congrats! Now it’s formulation time! Using food-grade carriers and topical creams, etc.; the CBD can be made into a variety of items for consumer enjoyment. Take the BeWellDexter “relief cream” or “gummy stars” which include a process all it’s own!
Now that is a process guys! See how many instances CBD manufacturing can go wrong? That’s why it’s important to buy from reputable brands even when sourcing out raw materials! Making your products with sub-par CBD is just as bad as messing it up yourself!
- Test, test, test your products.
- buy from Hemp farms in the U.S. preferably a distributor who deals much with Colorado, SUCH AS ME!
- CONTACT me directly FOR BIDDING AND PRICING ON YOU DISTILLATE AND ISOLATE!
- Third party test, display your results online.
- Don’t be a prick, offer good customer service.
- Keep up to date on all things CBD or consult a CBD industry specialist for answers and advice, such as myself.
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Thanks for reading ya’ll!