What is Hemp Oil Made From?
As its name suggests, hemp oil comes from the hemp plant. However, hemp oil is more complex than it appears on paper. Hemp oil is a valuable health supplement and has a detailed development process. To understand the benefits of hemp oil, it is important to understand how it advances from plant to final product.
Hemp Oil Vs Hemp Seed Oil
It is a common misconception that hemp oil and hemp seed oil are the same. Hemp seed oil can be bought at your local grocery store and is used in cooking products or topical products such as soaps and lotions. Although hemp seed oil is sourced from hemp plants, it is not the same as hemp oil. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the cannabis plant and does not contain any CBD, the main ingredient in hemp oil. Hemp oil is derived from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of the cannabis plant and contains high amounts of CBD.
Where Does Hemp Oil Originate?
At Made By Hemp, we source our hemp oil from industrial hemp plants grown on European farms. Not only do these farms provide a quality product, but importing our oil makes it legal to purchase and sell in all 50 states.
You may be wondering why we import our hemp oil rather than source it from the U.S. Two major factors play into this. Currently, U.S. farmers are not permitted to grow hemp for commercial use. By sourcing our hemp oil from Europe, where hemp farming for commercial use is permitted, we are able to sell our hemp oil legally across all 50 states.
Additionally, European hemp farmers have decades of experience. European cultivators are worldly-acclaimed hemp producers. In order to provide the highest quality products, we source the highest quality hemp.
How is Hemp Oil Extracted?
Hemp oil must be extracted properly if it is to offer the full benefits of CBD. Cannabidiol can be extracted in a number of ways and the quality of extraction is of the greatest importance.
We receive hemp oil that is extracted using a CO2 extraction method. In this method, carbon dioxide is exposed to high pressure and low temperature. This method is complicated but is the safest and cleanest method of extraction. By using hemp oil that has been extracted using a CO2 method, we can provide clean and pure CBD products.
What is Your Testing Process?
Once the hemp oil is extracted, it is imported into the U.S. and is then lab-tested. After such, we receive the hemp oil in our Michigan facility. Once we receive the hemp oil, we send out a 1g sample of each batch to a third-party cannabis testing lab. The lab uses high-performance liquid chromatography to determine the cannabinoid potency and checks for any impurities. Only after all tests well do we proceed with using the oil to create our hemp products. As an extra quality control measure, we also consistently send blind samples of our products to a third-party lab to test for potency and purity.
CBD is the main ingredient in raw hemp oil. CBD is a legal cannabinoid and has been studied for the way it reacts with the endocannabinoid system to promote well-being. CBD oil is a natural solution with no psychoactive or intoxicating effects. Along with CBD, plant material and phytonutrients are present in raw hemp oil. Phytonutrients are natural plant chemicals that provide benefit to keep the body functioning at its best.
What’s in Your Other Hemp Oil Products?
CBD remains the most important ingredient in our hemp oil products. At Made by Hemp, we value all-natural ingredients with no added chemicals or synthetic substances. To give our products different uses and benefits, we add certain ingredients such as coconut oil or plant terpenes for flavor. When you shop our CBD hemp oil products, there is always a list of ingredients available for you to read.
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