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Our utilisation of different processes when appropriate is why we’re proud of our entire range.

For whole plant, this CO2 process forms the core of the product, but an ethanol extraction is carried out simultaneously. This specifically extracts key waxes and oils that are too thick and stubborn for a supercritical extraction to procure.

Where some CBD products solely extract the CBD, whole plant utilises the entire spectrum of hemp compounds, including essential terpenes, flavonoids, waxes and oils. This makes it a premium product, however it is often too thick and unrefined for regular use.

CBD: natural precision

Understanding what Pure CBD is and why we prioritise it in our products is integral in getting the most out of your CBD oils. Before you buy CBD, read this comprehensive break down of how they differ, and why each product categorisation has its own importance.

Finally there are Pure CBD products, which, as the name suggests, only extract CBD from the hemp plant. Pure CBD contains 0% THC, does not retain the additional hemp compounds found in the other categorisations, and works well when blended with specially curated ingredients.

Whilst modern horticultural methods allow for further honing and tweaking, Vitality CBD believe that the best CBD comes from respecting and working in conjunction with that natural order. Properly harnessing this natural balance is part and parcel of our Pure CBD products.

The natural world as we see it today is the result of many millions of years of evolution. Every blade of grass, every feather, and every opposable thumb is the result of countless organisms and biological systems gradually developing alongside each other.

This is our whole plant oil after it’s been blended with our premium MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) carrier oil for our tinctures. Notice the dark amber color of the oil. Isolate or distillate based tinctures will be clear to very light gold in color, and they will have very little to no taste. Our oil has a very distinctive flavor profile due to the whole plant elements below. Some sneaky companies take CBD isolate or distillate and blend it into hemp seed oil and then they call it full spectrum oil. Hemp seed oil is virtually devoid of phytocannabinoid content, so this is extremely misleading.

If you’re worried about all of these potential contaminants or the common astringent taste of CBD oil, CBD isolate — also known as single molecule CBD — is the purest/cleanest form of CBD available on the market. CBD isolate is typically 99.5+ percent pure CBD, so it is often called “pharmaceutical grade.” CBD isolate is totally THC-Free, so it’s been a safe bet for those sensitive to or opposed to consuming THC, or someone who gets drug tested for employment. Yet it’s what the CBD isolate lacks that makes it the least effective form of CBD on the market. Even though it’s pure in the sense that it’s the cleanest form of CBD out there, CBD isolate is devoid of the other therapeutic plant compounds and phytonutrients that existed in the plant before the CBD was isolated from the plant material. These missing components can be divided into several different categories, including:

Although THC and CBD have received most of the press, there are possibly up to 100 or more cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Currently, most cannabis testing labs only test for some of the more dominant minor cannabinoids including CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene), CBDV (Cannabidivarin), and CBN (Cannabinol). CBD-rich or high CBD/low THC varieties of cannabis also known as hemp contain elevated levels of these other minor cannabinoids, but once the oil is purified or the CBD molecule is isolated these minor cannabinoids are removed or destroyed. Yet by removing these other therapeutic compounds, the benefits are literally stripped out of the oil.

THE MINOR CANNABINOIDS

The goal of this blog was to demonstrate that all of the bio-active compounds found in whole plant CBD oil have major therapeutic value. We suggest that the next time you buy a CBD product, we encourage you to not just search for the highest milligram value of CBD for the best price. What else is in the CBD product besides just CBD? If your go-to CBD tincture is clear or very light in color, or it has virtually no taste, it means that the CBD oil has been stripped of its whole plant goodness. You might be paying a lower price, but in the end you’re really paying the price of not getting whole plant medicine. You’re going to use more of the cheaper and lower quality product, which in turn translates to more money being spent in the long run.

With so many CBD products currently on the market and very little regulation, do you actually know what you’re paying for? Is your CBD oil actually high quality, or is it snake oil disguised in fancy (or perhaps not-so fancy) packaging?

All of these above constituents are found naturally in whole plant CBD oil and are thought to contribute to a phenomenon known as the “Entourage Effect.” In fact, studies have shown that when CBD is isolated from the other plant compounds, it is less effective than a whole plant / full spectrum extract.

All plants including cannabis synthesize secondary metabolites called ‘flavonoids’ or ‘bioflavonoids’. Flavonoids are primarily responsible for the coloration (pigments) and aroma of flowers, stalks, leaves, and other photosynthetic tissues. Flavonoids protect plants from different biotic (living) and abiotic (environmental) stresses and act as unique UV filters, defensive compounds, and have a wide array of other biological functions such as frost hardiness and drought resistance. Flavonoids can be divided into several subgroups: chalcones, flavones, flavonols and isoflavones. Each of these subgroups have their own health boosting benefits.