WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound made from hemp plants. It is non-psychoactive and safe for humans and animals. It’s been gaining increasing scientific attention. We’ve been using it for our family, friends, and pets for decades.
Pure CBD does not get you “high.” THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid that produces psychoactive effects, and it’s found in high doses in marijuana – hemp’s close cousin. But CBD is derived from hemp plants and is considered a safe plant by-product. While CBD and THC are both considered cannabinoids, they act on totally different receptors in the brain and central nervous system, which make up our endocannabinoid system. Only THC produces the effect that is associated with ingesting cannabis to get “high.”
Cannabidiol is best sourced from hemp plants that have little to no THC and are CBD dominant. For years, it was the other way around. That meant more processing, more contaminants, and less potent CBD. In other words, people were trying to get their medicine from the wrong plant.
CBD is often derived from commercial hemp – the same plants used to make paper, ropes, fabrics, even plastics. Most commercial extracts are sourced from these plants. However, this hemp is usually low in naturally occurring CBD, resulting in a poorer tasting, more dilute product. Another thing to note about commercial CBD is it’s often from plants grown overseas in poor soil. Since hemp is a plant that absorbs toxins, if it grown in dirty soil, it’s going to contain toxins.
In fact, when we started our friends-and-family operation, we looked for plants that were very high in CBD, so we could extract a purer product, and grown in good, clean soil, so the hemp would be toxin free. When we couldn’t find that kind of plant, we made it ourselves through gene selection and cross-breeding, and started growing it a few miles from our home.
WHEN BUYING CBD PRODUCTS
ASK THESE QUESTIONS:
What kind of hemp strain was used?
CBD-dominant hemp results in a better tasting, purer end product. We’ve bred our own strain of CBD-dominant hemp that allows us to produce 99.98% pure isolate.
Where and how were those plants grown?
Hemp is a plant that readily absorbs toxins in the ground. If it was grown in toxic soil, the plant will contain those toxins too. You don’t want toxins in your CBD! Our hemp is grown with organic methods in Colorado. We have really, really awesome plants.
Were any toxic compounds used in the refining process?
Some overseas CBD producers use a refining process that involves chemicals which can be harmful to your health. We only use inert compounds in our refining process.
How pure is the CBD Isolate?
Some “isolate” is not very isolated at all! It may contain fibrous compounds, chemicals and toxins, waxes and oils from the hemp plant that were not removed during production. Our CBD is 99.98% pure.