Pure hemp oil: is it really pure?
You’re looking for pure hemp oil to use a means of benefiting your health. But is the oil that you see for sale pure? If it isn’t pure or is contaminated in any way, it might even do you more harm than good. We go through the many pitfalls you’ll confront in your quest for pure hemp oil, and give you the solutions you need.
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Where was the hemp grown?
Hemp is fantastic for taking contaminants and pollutants out of the soil, but these end up in the plant. If the soil is contaminated, your plant is contaminated and so is the oil extract obtained from it. Most hemp isn’t grown for oil extraction. It is used for fiber, so neither the growers nor the regulators have any cause for concern – unless it is used for oil extraction.
To overcome this, Endoca uses certified organic farmers in Scandinavia to produce the plants we use for oil extractions. And to be absolutely sure, we test for contaminants that might be harmful to people seeking a pure, natural health supplement.
How was it grown?
Fertilizers and pesticides can leave toxic residues in the plant. Once again, the extract will contain everything that’s in the plant, but in a much more concentrated format. Many people will tell you that it’s easy to grow hemp organically, and it can be, but hemp is affected by pests such as red spider mite and aphids as well as certain fungal diseases.
Certified organic farmers have to do more than just claim their products are produced without chemicals, they have to produce proof. And the certifying bodies follow up with regular inspections to make sure there have been no dirty dealings. All Endoca’s suppliers are registered organic farmers, and they know that we test for contaminants, so they never try to ‘cheat’.
How was it treated after harvesting?
Hemp has to be handled carefully after harvesting if it is intended for human consumption. If handling practices aren’t correct, mold fungi quickly develop on the juicy plant material, and they produce toxins as well as tiny spores that can aggravate allergies or have other toxic effects.
Endoca knows that its suppliers are working according to best practices – because it checks. No material that is contaminated is turned into pure hemp oil, simply because it wouldn’t be ‘pure’ any more.
How was it extracted? Is it pure hemp oil or CBD?
Although we’ve talked about this topic before, it is so important that we can’t fail to mention it again here. Solvent extraction is not the high road. If traces of solvents are left behind in the oil, it is no longer pure, and it may actually be extremely harmful.
In addition, any process that requires heat for extraction will alter the composition of the resulting oil. If the oil isn’t in its raw form, it isn’t strictly speaking ‘pure’ anymore. We do handle certain extracts that include heat treated ingredients, but we are clear about how each extract has been obtained.
Supercritical CO2 extraction delivers a pure essential oil, and that’s what you can expect from the majority of our products.
Is it certified in any way?
Few suppliers of hemp oils have any certification regarding the quality, purity and reliability of their products. Endoca’s GMP certification allows you to be confident that the best methods have been used and that the product is a pure as we claim it to be.
The bottom line
Pure hemp oil is a wonderful nutritional and health supplement that is believed to have disease prevention and healing properties, but that’s only true if you are able to obtain pure hemp oil with absolutely no additives or contaminants.
How can you do that? Would you like to see proof, ask questions and get advice? Get in touch with Endoca now!