When we started UK-CBDOils our ambition was to produce the highest quality CBD products which we knew we could sell with confidence in their ability to help improve and maintain health. It all starts with our farmers who cultivate hemp under strict conditions to ensure it complies with organic standards. No pesticides, artificial fertilisers or other chemicals are used. The quality of the end crop is down to skill, care and experience and we have selected a team of farmers in various parts of Europe that meet our uncompromising standards. The hemp is grown under licence and is fully compliant with the law. The strains used are selected from the EU’s common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species. These have been thoroughly tested and do not exceed 0.2% THC in the growing plant. When harvested the plants contain the full range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids as well as vital amino acids and omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. It is all these components working together in what is called ‘the entourage effect’ which can generate such valuable health benefits when consumed as part of a well-balanced diet.
Taking the harvested hemp and turning it into an oil that delivers all these benefits is the crucial next step. Over the years a number of different processes have been developed, some more effective than others. What’s most important is that the end product is safe and preserves all the components as far as is possible. For this reason, we avoid extraction processes that use toxic solvents, such as alcohol or butane. We have chosen supercritical CO2 extraction. This uses CO2, carbon dioxide, which is heated under pressure until it becomes a ‘supercritical fluid’ with properties between a gas and a liquid. This is a very powerful solvent but is completely harmless and leaves no solvent residues. Anything that is left just evaporates off into the air.
Supercritical CO2 extraction requires extremely expensive, sophisticated technology and a skilled operator to get the best out of it. Some of the more volatile components of the oil can be lost if it is not handled very carefully. It is the skilful use of this equipment which enables us to offer a full spectrum of raw extract. Temperature is kept to a minimum which means that a substantial part of the CBD extracted is in the acid form known as CBDa and other important components are preserved, in particular, terpenes which have powerful therapeutic properties themselves and are vital to the quality of the end product. The final extract is called raw oil and it can then be used as it is, diluted with a carrier oil such as hempseed oil or processed into a cream or an e-liquid. What you can be certain of is that you have the highest possible quality in whichever of UK-CBDOils products you choose. We are extremely proud of our products and our rigorous quality control standards. We know from our own experience that only the best is good enough when it comes to CBD as a food supplement. It’s your and your family’s health that matters to us and you can rely on UK-CBDOils to deliver the very best.