WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive, naturally occurring Cannabinoid derived from hemp.
CBD possesses many healthful properties that have led to its rapidly growing popularity.*
When hemp oil is extracted from hemp plants, distilled, and filtered, a purified, crystalline form of Cannabidiol is produced. This isolation of Cannabidiol from plant matter produces a highly bioavailable and contaminant-free material that allows precision dosing and shelf stability.
WHY CBD CAROLINAS?
Our products are laboratory manufactured in-house in Charleston, SC, by a biochemist with extensive experience in Cannabinoid chemistry and compounding.
We believe in healthy and sustainable CBD use: accurately dosed formulations of pure ingredients encapsulated with only plant fiber carrier and capsules. No sugar, gelatin, oil, or other unwanted components.
In addition, we offer compounds that synergize with our 99%+ pure, THC-free CBD isolate in order to increase desired effects.
Why CBD Isolate?
Most CBD products are made with an unrefined extract known as “crude hemp oil”, as it is far cheaper and easier to produce than isolate. Crude hemp oil is undesirable for multiple reasons:
Unwanted plant matter such as chlorophyll and plant waxes, along with excessive oil used for dilution, may cause gastrointestinal upset from regular use.
Residual pesticides, humic acid, and other potentially toxic chemicals that may remain from plant cultivation are further concentrated in the crude extract.
Heavy metal pollution: industrial hemp is efficient at extracting heavy metals from contaminated soil.
The purification of crude hemp oil to crystalline isolate removes such impurities, resulting in the safest form of CBD for consumption.
Additional benefits of isolate include:
0.00% THC: Legally permitted THC levels in hemp oil can cause a failed drug test. The method used to isolate CBD from hemp oil removes any residual THC present in the crude extract.
Therapeutically targeted effects: Cannabinoids have opposing effects on the same receptors, meaning mixing other cannabinoids with CBD may counteract the desired therapeutic effects of CBD administration reported in research.*
Accurate dosing: Hemp oil has constantly varying CBD levels, testing of which is often subject to a large margin of error. Such error results in inaccurately dosed products that offer inconsistent effects. In addition, many CBD products on the market contain little to no CBD.
Isolate is the healthy, consistent, and effective way to incorporate CBD into one’s lifestyle.
The Myth of “Full-spectrum”
A term describing a unique extraction process used in the marijuana industry has been unfortunately misappropriated and widely spread in the hemp industry.
“Full-Spectrum” describes a type of marijuana extract known as “Live Resin”.
Live resin does not contain the whole plant byproducts incorrectly attributed to full spectrum in hemp extracts. Instead, it retains 100% of the terpene profile present in marijuana flowers at the peak of their resin production.
Terpenes are volatile aromatic hydrocarbons. If you smell them, they are vaporizing off the plant. In order to prevent such loss, marijuana plants must be flash frozen (typically with dry ice) immediately upon harvest, and maintained at extremely low temperatures until extracted.
The drying of Cannabis plant material results in >90% loss of terpene content, which is a precursor to all the methods currently being used to extract hemp. It is impossible to produce a full spectrum extract from dried material.
Even if hemp was extracted with “live resin” techniques, it has not yet been bred to produce the significant terpene content present in marijuana. The only option to mimic such effects is to introduce terpenes derived from additional sources besides hemp.
The “Entourage Effect” that is referenced when touting the benefits of full spectrum does not refer to the whole plant byproducts that are incorrectly attributed to it in hemp products. Instead, it refers to the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes having synergistic effects in certain therapeutic applications.
The most common cannabinoid combination attributed to the entourage effect refers to the synergy of THC and CBD. The amount of THC legally permitted in hemp extracts (<0.3%) is negligible and nowhere close to a therapeutic dose required to offer any entourage effect.
Hemp naturally produces high levels of CBD, but without selective breeding does not yet produce significant levels of other cannabinoids and terpenes. Even the trace amount of other cannabinoids present in hemp extracts are constantly varying in ratios, lacking any use for consistent therapeutic application.
IS IT LEGAL?
Yes. Our 3rd party tested CBD is derived from US Farm Bill compliant hemp and THC-free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.