An important question many wholesalers don’t ask but should is: What is the potency level of your base product? Many companies that use full spectrum CBD, tend to use a low-potency raw material, to save money on their bottom line. Most companies, we have researched, use between 20%-25% potency Full Spectrum CBD, including some of the biggest manufacturers on the market. The higher-the-grade raw CBD you use, the more benefits you will pass on to your customers, yet the price per gram is drastically different. 75%-85% potency is the “sweet spot” for raw Full Spectrum CBD, because it brings the highest potency possible, while still carrying the entire cannabinoid family within it.
There are several types of extraction methods we have to choose from: Co2, ethanol, butane, propane, and ether. From all of these options, Co2 is by far the cleanest method of extraction. Even though it yields far less finished product, and is much slower than some of the alternative methods, we have chosen to use Co2 extraction for our raw products. The alternatives leave behind heavy metals and host several impurities that are unhealthy.
Bigger is not necessarily always better. According to research from leading authorities in Israel, the CB receptors cannot absorb more than 25 milligrams at a time. Anything more than that is wasted in our digestive system. Although some companies boast 5000mg and sometimes more, they are using a low-quality Isolate product that is not getting the desired results by its consumer. Since Isolate is so much cheaper than Full Spectrum, manufacturers can continue to increase milligram strengths without pricing themselves out of the market.
What Else is in The Bottle?
While understanding what raw product is best, it is equally important to evaluate the supporting ingredients. There are many types of products on the market, edibles like gummy’s or chocolates, CBD water, lotions and salves, vape, and tinctures. As an example, let’s look at lotion. Certain vitamins and essential oils can be very effective in penetrating deep into your skin; adding Full Spectrum high-quality CBD enhances it. Other examples are vapes and tinctures. Full Spectrum CBD with a high-quality, all-natural flavor, and high-quality MCT, such as first pressed coconut oil, is superior as opposed to using low-grade food flavoring and Vegetable Glycerine or Propylene Glycol. We are one of the very few manufacturers that use MCT in our vape liquids. We have carefully chosen each and every ingredient and source the highest quality supplier, of our ingredients, to bring the most beneficial and highest quality CBD products on the market.
Import vs. Domestic
For imported CBD products to be in the US market, they are required to use stalk and stem extractions only. The stalks and stems of the cannabis plant have very little CBD in them; it is primarily concentrated in the flower of the plant. Since the Farm Bill Act of 2014 was signed into law, US farmers went to work cultivating high CBD yielding plants. This higher quality product, even though more expensive, is gaining market share and considered as a premier product of choice.
Made in the USA - Colorado Grown
As stated above, our products going forward, are all American made. Our CBD is grown, harvested and extracted in Colorado, and manufactured in our ISO 6000 compliant labs. All of our plants are organically sourced, non-GMO, pesticide free.
Our Colorado-grown hemp is organic, non-GMO, grown in the Colorado sun, soil, Rocky Mt. water, filled with nutrients, and NEVER sprayed with pesticides or chemicals. Our female plants are hand selected and grafted to provide the best full spectrum, phytocannabinoid, flavonoid-rich hemp with extremely high CBD and very low THC, what little THC is left is taken out during the extraction process. The hot summer days and cool Colorado nights enable our hemp plants to achieve optimum flavor and potency.
We are committed to maintaining sustainable farming methods, hoping to reduce our impact on the land and are very mindful of future generations that will follow us. We are part of the sustainable agricultural revolution; the phytocannabinoid CBD revolution; we are: “Colorado Proud”