Quality Assurance Process
Our farmers operate under strict guidelines and use only 100% organic practices. Our registered industrial hemp farms are some of the largest in the country. Each year, the Department of Agriculture tests the hemp plants on our farms for their THC content to ensure compliance with all state and federal industrial hemp laws. We have never failed a test conducted by the Department of Agriculture, which highlights the strict process we have in place to ensure consistency and reproducibility of our proprietary strains over the years.
Raw Hemp Processing
The plants we use are dried and warehoused after they are harvested. When we need a plant for production, it is milled into a coarse powder. The milling process adheres to the highest quality standards in the industry. Once processed, it is shipped to our processing and manufacturing facility in Colorado.
Proprietary Extraction and Solid Separation
We use a proprietary extraction and purification process. To assure that all hemp's beneficial phytocannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids are preserved. It also gets rid of unwanted compounds. Our phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) hemp oil contains many cannabinoids, CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBN, CBC and THCA. You will also find a variety of naturally occurring terpenes and flavonoids. CBD on its own offers many health benefits, a growing number of researchers have found that Broad spectrum products (products containing naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes) have many benefits. This is called the Entourage Effect.
Employ high quality ethanol and supercritical CO2
High CBD, low THC, and high terpene plant genetics lead to high-quality extract
No external additives
Closed and cold processes used to preserve terpenes and other desired volatiles
The oil is then distilled to separate the hemp extract from the food grade ethanol used in the extraction process. In fact, we are one of the few facilities in the world that use this food grade ethanol.
THC Removal and Refining
One of the most important steps in the process is to remove even the most minute traces of THC. THC is the compound found in hemp and cannabis that produces the “high” associated with the plant. We use a proprietary technology to remove unwanted compounds still present in the oil. These compounds include wax, chlorophyll, plant pigments and trace amounts of THC. It is then “washed” and “polished” to create the highest quality, zero THC, full spectrum CBD oil available. Because our products are 100% THC free, we can ship them across state lines and to most countries around the world.
THC is removed to a non-detectable level of 0.0%
All other components, minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are preserved.
NO detectable solvents
NO heavy metals, meeting the toughest regulatory requirements
NO pesticides, meeting the toughest regulatory requirements
In-House and Third Party Testing
We test every production run for quality and potency. This makes sure that all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients are consistent and pure. Every batch goes through rigorous testing in our in-house laboratory. When the batch passes, it receives a Certificate of Analysis and a Certificate of Quality Assurance that we make available to our customers. We also use third-party labs on a monthly basis to verify and confirm the Certificates. And here’s the great news: to date, not one batch has failed to meet our unprecedented testing standards.
Some of our products require our oil to go through another processing step. The raw hemp oil goes through a proprietary process that transforms it into nano-sized emulsions. This makes it the most bioavailable full spectrum CBD in the industry. Our competitor’s hemp oil particles are anywhere between 150 and 5000 nanometers in size. Our particles are 25-60. This small size gives them better bioavailability, leading to much more effective absorption. This nanoemulsion process can make our formulas five times more bioavailable than oil-based products. It also makes it four times more bioavailable than other water-soluble hemp-based oils. What does all of this mean for you? You can use less of our product to achieve the same level of benefit as the products sold by most of our competitors. We think that’s a reason to celebrate. Better products, better value, better results. Because, like we said, not all hemp is created equal, and neither are all CBD products.