Published on: 05/7/18CBD begins its life as a compound in hemp and cannabis plants. Now, develop this into a product of pharmaceutical grade or a health supplement, and it’s reasonable to understand why people might question the naturality of the cannabinoid and ask: from seed to shelf, does CBD remain natural?
CBD can be completely natural, but essentially it comes down to the individual brands and the manufacturer’s means of production to ensure this. There are multiple elements to look out for that will confirm the naturality of CBD: organic cultivation, a clean production process and quality guarantee, which can be verified through GMP certification and third-party laboratory testing.
From its life as a cannabinoid in hemp plants to entering the endocannabinoid system, it is a natural process that should follow natural means of production too, but why?
As a plant, hemp faces the same issues with pesticides and mold as other food and herbal products: when choosing your food, items cultivated with pesticides and chemicals are less healthy than those grown organically. If plants are grown and produced by reputable manufacturers, then they shouldn’t be using pesticides, and the amount of cannabinoids and additional nutrients contained in CBD oil should also be clearly marked on the label. This transparency helps settle any concerns around the means of production and the contents of your CBD oil.
As an organic cultivator, Endoca use organic and completely natural hemp crops. We screen the plants and harvest only the best of them, before every batch is tested to ensure that it is non-toxic, contamination-free and lives up to consistent high-quality standards.
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We opt for the Supercritical CO2 extraction method, in order to preserve the nutrients of the original hemp plant and create a high-quality product full of natural ingredients. This process essentially means that no chemicals are used during extraction, which ensures that no nutrients or cannabinoids are burnt off or lost; this way, we create a CBD extract with all components maintained in their natural, original state.
Supercritical CO2 is more expensive than alternative extraction processes (such as heat extraction, extraction using ethanol, olive oil or cold press extraction), but comes with additional benefits for both the product and the environment: By using low extraction temperatures, we ensure that the full spectrum of beneficial molecules that originate in the plant is preserved in the end product, and moreover, the extraction method is both sustainable, safe, gentle and environmentally friendly.
What Else is in the Product?
Another element that conveys the naturality of CBD supplements is found in the details of our products. The ingredient list is an easy place to make any assessment on how natural and clean any CBD oil is. This is information that is accessible and is labeled clearly on all of our products.
Looking online at the our CBD oils, you may notice that they also include other naturally occurring nutrients, such as omegas and vitamins: all of which are set out clearly on our website for you to investigate prior to purchase. This complete transparency, and the accompanying easy-to-understand labelling, confirms exactly what is in our CBD oils, ensuring confidence in the product and its natural origins.
Look Out for Quality Control via Third-Party Lab Testing
Outside of everything, do make sure that the CBD brand you choose to buy from are invested in delivering you a natural product; this is verified with third-party lab testing, which ensures the quality and purity of the products.
As a trusted brand, we comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards and this is confirmed clearly on our website with the GMP certification stamp. As we outlined before, the inhouse batch tests can be confirmed via third-party testing from a reputable laboratory. These tests will back up any claims made by ourselves, or other brands, and give both a quality guarantee and a detailed analysis of all of our batches.
Whilst many brands are trustworthy, GMP standards make an expensive process and many smaller companies are unable to provide this. However, if a natural product made to high quality standards is an aspect important to you, then looking for third party laboratory tests is the best way to ensure a trusted product.
Our Very Own Whole Food Answer to Hemp
Endoca's extracts are essentially whole-food hemp. We make a clean product from non-genetically modified hemp crops that are grown, harvested and processed completely organically.
When you opt for CBD products over traditional medicine, this generally indicates that you value the natural, organic means of relief; so ensuring that the product maintains its organic origins is important and can be easily identified by understanding the manufacturer or brand’s methods of growth and production, keeping it natural from seed to shelf.
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Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).