WHAT CBD IS…
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant. CBD comes from the cannabis sativa plant and is short for cannabidiol. CBD is a cannabinoid (chemical compound) and is one of over 100+ different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, naturally produced by the plant. CBD has been universally recognized for its health benefits in humans and animals alike.
CBD is one of the higher concentration cannabinoids found in the plant along with tetrahydrocannabinol
or THC. Hemp plants are defined as any cannabis plant that has 0.3% or less THC (legal limit).
So… here’s the really good news and what all the buzz has been about… This non-addictive, non-psychoactive compound has been shown to offer the body a variety of health benefits. Our bodies have
a naturally occurring system (present in all vertebrate’s) called the endocannabinoid system that helps maintain biological balance in response to environmental changes.
So what’s the Endocannabinoid System…? Our bodies naturally produce compounds, known as endocannabinoids, which help to regulate biological functions through their interactions with specific receptor proteins (i.e. CB1, CB2) which are expressed on the surfaces of cell membranes.
Science has found that our endocannabinoid system not only reacts to the endocannabinoids the body
produces but also reacts to external cannabinoids like CBD. So… by introducing CBD to our bodies and stimulating the endocannabinoid system, we can help reduce symptoms from a variety of diseases and medical ailments, reduce anxiety and the sensation of pain, promote homeostasis, and help decrease
And… CBD is widely used in products like oils, food and beverages, ingestible and topical applications so you can enjoy it and its’ relaxing and calming effects in numerous ways.
WHAT CBD IS NOT…
CBD is not psychoactive which means there are no “high” side effects from CBD.
CBD is not addictive.
CBD does not have more than 0.3% THC
*CBD does not claim to cure any particular ailment.
In order to get CBD, it must be removed from the cannabis plant, which the farmers grow as agricultural hemp. Through an extraction process (conducted by a processor like PrimeEx), this chemical compound is then “isolated” as pure CBD or CBD Isolate and everything else is stripped away from the plant EXCEPT for the CBD. CBD isolates contain only CBD, so no THC, terpenes, or other cannabinoids are present. CBD Isolate as the final product is a white powder, without taste that can be used in foods, beverages, topicals, personal care and pet products and so much more.
What is Distillate?
One item that’s been getting a lot of media attention lately in the CBD market is Distillate. But what exactly is Distillate? It actually refers to a process of distillation that removes highly refined CBD (see “What CDB Is”) from the hemp plant.
CBD Distillate typically contains about **80% pure CBD, along with other cannabinoids (chemical compounds naturally occurring in the plant) and terpenes (aromatic oils that distinguish color cannabis
varieties, distinctive flavors and scents, produced by the plant to ward off predators and lure pollinators).
There are two types of CBD Distillate and both have their place in the consumable and smokable categories. So… let us take a closer look at Distillates…
Full Spectrum Distillate
Full spectrum or “whole plant” distillate is a popular form of CBD that you may have heard about and is not as refined as broad-spectrum distillate products. While CBD is the most prominent component in full spectrum products, they also contain higher amounts of phytocannabinoids, aromatic terpenes, and other naturally occurring hemp components.
You may have heard about a process called the “entourage effect”. This term refers to the fact that
various cannabinoids tend to work better together to produce a more comprehensive benefit. Although research into this effect is ongoing, scientists believe hemp cannabinoids and terpenes have the highest value when they are kept together, which includes low levels of THC.
Full spectrum distillates can be further processed to provide even more refined versions of CBD making them a good choice for products such as vape cartridges, tinctures, and edibles, sometimes having an “earthy” aftertaste. Infusion of full spectrum distillate into topical or edible products will typically dilute the THC levels to <0.3%, making them legal hemp products, while also diminishing the earthy taste.
**PrimeEx THC-Free Distillate contains ≥90% CBD and 90-95% total cannabinoids.
Broad Spectrum Distillate (THC-Free)
Broad spectrum distillate is a more refined version of full-spectrum CBD, which has had Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) removed using a separation process called chromatography. For those that do not want or cannot have any traces of THC in their system, broad spectrum distillate is an excellent choice. With non-detectible THC content, broad spectrum distillate products do not illicit any psychoactive effect (i.e. “high”) and can be legally transported across state lines. Unlike CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD contains other terpenes and non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
PrimeEx’s Broad spectrum hemp distillate is rich in phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD),
cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidivarin (CBDV). Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been removed, making it non-psychoactive, and fully compliant with all regulatory definitions of industrial hemp products. Our products are Non-GMO | Manufactured in USA | Colorado Grown & Processed | Organically Cultivated Hemp | 100% Natural Hemp | THC-Free | Kosher | Gluten-free
Broad Spectrum Distillate (THC-Free) Summary
· Total Cannabinoid Range: 95%+
· CBD Range: 90%+
· THC Range: <0.1%
· Decarbed: Yes
· Physical Form: Waxy, Solid, Milled
· Color: Amber
· Scent: Herbaceous, musky
You cannot go wrong purchasing high quality CBD Isolate or THC-Free Distillate from PrimeEx. There are so many ways to use these products to produce your own edibles, foods, beverages, topicals, pet products and more. Let us know how you use these products in your daily lives.
We look forward to hearing your stories!