We’re not expecting the FDA to endorse natural CBD oil for the treatment of any health conditions anytime soon. While the gears of government grind slowly towards more sensible regulation us laymen can benefit greatly by learning more about companies such as NutraCanna that offer pure, natural, and THC-free cannabidiol oil products right now.
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The future of legalized marijuana and hemp products we were promised has finally arrived—albeit while sneaking in the door one toe at a time. Only a handful of States have legalized recreational marijuana but CBD products are readily available nearly everywhere now. Pharmaceutical companies are also racing to provide patented formulations of cannabidiol products as well.
NutraCanna is a CBD oil manufacturer with the stated mission of “supporting sustainable farming methods, working with family farms, while also embracing science as [their] guide ” They source all their products from family-owned farms in the State of Kentucky and are licensed by the Kentucky State Department of Agriculture. That may sound boring—but in emerging markets such as hemp-derived oil it’s important to buy from reputable sources. NutraCanna is not ran from the basement of someone’s house.
In addition to selling high-purity and naturally-formulated cannabidiol oil products, NutraCanna also maintains a very informative blog. There you can find detailed explanations of the benefits of hemp-derived oil, discussions of the latest CBD oil research, and even guides on how much hemp-derived oil you should consider taking.
Several main types of procedures are used to determine purity and potency as well as the presence of contaminants: high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), thin layer chromatography (TLC), high-pressure thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography (GC), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy as well as UV-visible (Vis) detector, diode array detector, refractive index (RI) detector and nuclear magnetic resonance. Testing for adulterants and contaminates is of upmost importance as the implications of a contaminated product can be harmful.
When choosing a supplier, a supplement brand should ensure a botanical ingredient supplier can continue providing the ingredient at the same level of quality for a sustained period of time. Switching suppliers and sources can leave room for error.
With an increased battle on the claims and packaging that promote the healthy benefits of botanical extracts, todays consumers want guarantees of efficiency, said Damien Guillemet, technical development director at Nexira. A product has to be safe, of quality, natural and effective for consumers. This effectiveness can be measured by in vitro, in vivo and clinical analysis and supported by an extensive literature review. The properties highlighted have to be demonstrated and supported by scientific studies and related to a recommended dosage and an explanation of mechanism of action.
Sourcing and TestingA very important factor in creating a botanical product is the raw
Next comes the testing. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, said when it comes to botanical testing, identity, purity and potency need to be considered. Identity asks the question, Is this or is this not [enter genus and species of botanical], [enter plant part]?, while purity asks, How free from adulteration and contamination is this material? he said. Those two together are the foundation of quality control (QC). Potency asks, How much [enter phytochemical] is in a portion of this botanical?