Differences in CBD
Not all CBD oil is the same.
There are also several types and formulas, which typically fall into one of the following categories:
Full spectrum contains the full spectrum of CBD, minor cannabinoids, cannabis-derived terpenes, and trace amounts of THC.
The legal UK THC limit is 1mg per closed container, this is very difficult to translate directly to percentage due to varying container sizes, however, 0.01% is the definition of THC-free, with amounts under 0.05% acceptable on the basis that it cannot be consistently detected below this point and would not form reliable evidence.
Broad spectrum contains a full spectrum of extracted cannabinoids and terpenes, but with ALL trace amounts of THC removed.
PuregenicsCBD is Broad Spectrum CBD and has had all of the THC removed, but it also contains the full spectrum of extracted cannabinoids and terpenes
Broad CBD provides you with a full spectrum of compounds This includes the terpenes, oils, and every cannabinoid found in the plant–for example CBD , CBG, CBDA, CBC, etc.
CO2 extraction……. CO2 is the safest (non-toxic) and reusable, environmentally friendly solvent extraction method. No trace amounts of toxins are left behind in the finished product.
There are different parts of CBD and these can be seen on the analysis of the CBD on the laboratory results.
CBDa (cannabidiolic acid) in the hemp plant converts to CBD when the plant is exposed to sunlight, heat or becomes aged, so CBDa is basically a raw form of CBD or predecessor to CBD.
When CBDa is aged or heated it breaks down from this “acid” and forms CBD. CBDa is found in hemp plants that have not been exposed to excessive heat or sunlight.
In a natural state, the hemp plant contains over 85 active compounds called “cannabinoids” These compounds are secreted in a sticky resin through the trichomes (glands) of the cannabis plant.
When the hemp plant is processed, cannabinoids can be changed or removed. The final hemp product can contain one cannabinoid or all the available cannabinoids depending on how it is manufactured.
Environmental factors such as heat, air, and light can also affect what cannabinoids are present in the plant. Cannabinoids levels will vary slightly between each plant—even those that are grown right next to one another!
With the amount of emphasis that is placed on CBD, it may be surprising to learn that the raw hemp plant contains very little CBD. Instead, it contains an abundance of CBDa (the ratio is about 95% CBDa to 5% CBD at the highest.)
Through a process called decarboxylation, CBDa is heated to break down the acidic form. What is left is referred to as “activated” CBD (cannabinoids in their acidic form have been considered “inactive”). CBDa also converts to CBD naturally by way of time and heat. Decarboxylation in scientific terms is a type of chemical reaction removing a carboxyl group. (As a carboxylic acid, CBDA contains a carboxyl group with one carbon, one hydrogen, and two oxygen atoms. When heated, the molecule breaks up into carbon dioxide and hydrogen, leaving behind CBD).
There are so many CBD products on the market in the UK and in fact worldwide.
PuregenicsCBD UK Ltd is a member of The Hemp Trades Association UK Limited trading as The Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) and is the largest and oldest cannabinoid centric trade association for the UK and Europe, working with all sectors of the hemp and cannabis industry to promote good practice, provide practical advice and ensure consumers of legal cannabis and hemp products have access to top quality information.
PuregenicsCBD UK Ltd is proud to be a member of Ifoam International. Ifoam–Organics International is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement which represents close to 800 affiliates in 17 countries. The Organic Guarantee System (OGS) of IFOAM – Organics International is designed to facilitate the development of organic standards and third-party certification worldwide and to provide an international guarantee of these standards and organic certification.
Allergy Warning If you had an allergy to coconuts, coconut oil , medium chain trilycerides (MCT), or any other part of MCT oil, please be aware that our CBD Oil contains MCT Oil.