How does Naturecan make its CBD oil?
Since it was legalised in 2018, CBD has enjoyed a swift rise in popularity as a wellness supplement. However, the industry is still under-regulated, and most CBD products have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While many people report significant health benefits from using CBD oil, safety concerns persist, particularly with regard to THC content. So how do brands make high quality CBD oil, without the potentially harmful side effects of THC? Read on to find out.
What is CBD?
Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is one of around 140 compounds called cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. It is the main active ingredient in hemp-based products, including CBD oils, capsules and gummies.
Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, which means that it does not produce a cerebral high and is non-addictive. While research on CBD is still limited, early evidence suggests that it may help people with a range of health conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety and sleep issues.
CBD is thought to produce these therapeutic effects by supporting the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex cell-signalling network that regulates vital functions such as sleep, mood and pain and keeps the body in a balanced state.
Naturecan’s extraction process
Naturecan is a global wellness brand with a wide range of CBD products and health supplements. Their CBD products are made using a pure broad-spectrum distillate with non-detectable THC, sourced from certified organic hemp plants grown in Oregon, USA.
To make their CBD oil, Naturecan extracts the CBD from the hemp plant using supercritical CO2 extraction, purifies it using chromatography, and then distils it, before infusing it with a carrier oil.
- Supercritical CO2 Extraction
Pressurised carbon dioxide is passed through raw plant matter in order to strip away the CBD and other hemp compounds. This produces a clean, high quality CBD crude oil that is safe to consume. While many CBD brands stop their extraction process at this stage, Naturecan goes a step further and uses chromatography to remove impurities from the end product.
Using an advanced purification system developed by RotaChrom called Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC), Naturecan separates CBD and other beneficial compounds from impurities and removes as much THC as possible, creating a CBD concentrate with non-detectable THC (0.01%).
Distillation is then used to remove any compounds, such as lipids, waxes, flavonoids and chlorophyll, which may negatively affect the taste, consistency and purity of the end product. The distilled oil contains 90-95% CBD and at least 5% other, high quality minor cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBC, and CBDA. Finally, organic MCT oil (derived from coconut) is added as the carrier oil to improve bioavailability and provide a mild taste.
Naturecan’s testing process
Naturecan’s CBD products undergo a strict, seven-step testing process to guarantee their quality and safety. Before extraction begins, independent laboratories test and qualify the raw material, and products are then tested at every stage of production. This process includes tests for CBD potency, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial contamination and residual solvents.
Why buy CBD from Naturecan?
Naturecan offers an extensive and exclusive range of quality CBD products and supplements. With websites live in over 40 countries worldwide, we use our global reach to deliver the health benefits of CBD to a growing customer base.
All of Naturecan’s products are created using industry-leading technology and undergo rigorous testing practices with third parties in order to ensure product quality, customer safety and supply chain transparency.
Our CBD oil is a broad-spectrum distillate with non-detectable levels of THC (0.01%). It is derived exclusively from certified organic US-grown hemp plants. We never use isolates or any man-made synthetic material – only ever natural, plant-based CBD.
To learn more about Naturecan, check out our blog article: Why buy CBD from Naturecan?