What is Pure CBD Hemp Oil?
Everyone knows the best CBD products are made with pure CBD hemp oil. Makes sense, right? The best products come from the best oil. And if you take that a step further you will realize the best pure CBD hemp oil comes from the best organically grown hemp plants. That is why Alpine Hemp has partnered with only the best farms that have a proven history of growing the finest organic hemp.
A lot of companies may claim that their oil is the purest CBD hemp oil or the most potent. In our commitment to transparency, Alpine Hemp proudly displays the certificate of analysis for all of our products.
Certificate of Analysis
What is a certificate of analysis and what does it have to do with pure CBD hemp oil? A certificate of analysis is an official document that you receive from a lab or testing facility. What is actually on this document can vary from industry to industry. In the CBD industry, certificates of analysis let companies and customers know the exact composition of the CBD oil that is being tested.For example, the most basic component everyone is looking for is the percent of CBD in the oil. This can range anywhere from the low thirty percent range to the slightly above ninety-nine percent range. This basically depends on the level or the amount of processing the oil has been through. COA’s can also tell you the number and amount of other cannabinoids that are naturally occurring or present in the pure CBD hemp oil at the time of testing.
Types of Pure CBD Hemp Oil
Full-spectrum pure CBD hemp oil can be a confusing term. Some may think every cannabinoid (over 100 different cannabinoids) are present in full-spectrum CBD oils. This is almost never the case. This is because cannabinoids occur at different amounts in different cultivars of cannabis. In marijuana plants, THC is the most prevalent with CBD, CBG, CBC or CBN occurring at levels around one percent.In hemp plants, CBD is the most prevalent with CBG, CBC, CBN, and other cannabinoids in the one to five percent range. These full-spectrum oils usually begin as crude CBD oil. The CBD content in these oils is usually in the mid-thirty percent range. Depending on the methods and the advancements of current technologies, some companies have been able to preserve these cannabinoid profiles while increasing the CBD content past sixty percent. But usually, the percentage of other cannabinoids drops as you process the oil to increase the CBD percent amount.
Broad-spectrum pure CBD hemp oil is more refined or processed to raise the CBD content per kilo. Where full-spectrum oils contain thirty to 60 percent CBD content, a broad-spectrum will test at anywhere from sixty to eighty percent CBD. However, the content of other cannabinoids and terpenes is usually lower as a result of the extra processing. One other positive of a broad-spectrum oil is the clear color of the oil and the reduced plant taste. This makes broad-spectrum oils especially popular for use in edibles and tinctures. These also happen to be two of the most popular groups of CBD products.
CBD isolate is about as refined a product as you can have. As the processing and technologies have improved, so have the percent purity of CBD isolates. Nowadays you can find CBD isolate that is almost 100 percent pure CBD. This means that there are no other cannabinoids or terpenes present in CBD isolate.CBD isolate is ideal for products like facial creams and lotions where having an oil on your face might cause your skin to breakout. It is also very common for CBD manufactures to use CBD isolate to combine with their full or broad-spectrum oils to boost the overall percentage and amount of CBD in their products.