USDA Certified Organic CBD Oil
Everyday Cannabis has USDA Certified Organic CBD Oil
It would seem as if there are more CBD brands on the market than most people can keep track of, with even more new ones popping up everyday. In such a flooded and unregulated market, how can one know if the CBD they are intending to purchase is of high quality? We feel that one of the best ways to tell if your CBD product is of superior quality is by ensuring that it has been harvested and processed in accordance with USDA Organic guidelines. These guidelines essentially mandate that the product(s) bearing their seal has been grown and produced in a safe manner consistent with nature. As such, a great way to help ensure that the CBD product you are using is of safe and natural origin is by verifying that it's stamped with the USDA Organic Seal.
Examples of USDA Organic Seals
Many Companies Make False Claims About Their Organic CBD Products
We've seen numerous other CBD companies that often make claims about the "organic" products that they are selling, without actually having any branded USDA Certified Organic products bearing the USDA Organic Seal. This type of marketing behavior is most often a form of "greenwashing", through which the company is marketing their products in misleading fashions, often in a deliberate attempt to falsely associate their products with those of a higher quality which have actually been certified and proven to meet strict criteria.
In the emerging CBD and legal cannabis markets, it's just as important as it ever was for customers to know what they are buying so that they can avoid the many unscrupulous, fly-by-night sellers.
You Can Trust Everyday Cannabis USDA Certified Organic CBD Tinctures
At this time, the American CBD industry is essentially unregulated. Many companies are currently entering the growing CBD market with the intent of making a "quick buck," and are putting profits over quality.
Did you know that hemp/cannabis pulls toxins and heavy metals from the ground as it grows? It does, and this process is known as phytoremediation. The obvious upside of this is that cannabis plants may be used to help rid contaminated ground of harmful pollutants. The downside being that if hemp grown on non-organic, contaminated soil would be used for extraction, it's highly possible that some of these harmful pollutants could end up in your CBD oil. You can help mitigate such risks by ensuring that your CBD products have seals of quality such as USDA Organic Certification, are made with American grown hemp, and have undergone third-party testing.
Everyday Cannabis CBD Oil is Made With Third-Party Tested Hemp Extract
In addition to our premium CBD Oil being USDA Organic and Kosher Certified, it's important to also realize that full-panel tested extract is used in our manufacturing process. This means that the extract used in the production of our wellness products has been third-party tested for such things as fungus, pesticides, and heavy-metals: risks associated with the phytoremediation aspect of cannabis. We took the extra step of using fully-tested, USDA certified organic extract to ensure that nothing but the best possible ingredients are used in the production of our world-class CBD Wellness Products. Is your current brand of CBD as focused on the quality of their wellness products as Everyday Cannabis?
Many companies advertise their CBD products as third-party tested, but few companies ensure that their products are tested with a full-panel laboratory test. In fact, the vast majority of third-party tests conducted within the hemp industry are completed for the sole purpose of product strength testing. There are two critical factors when laboratory testing CBD products for strength: verifying that the product has the amount of CBD as advertised, while also verifying that the product does not have delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆-9-THC) concentrations that exceed the current legal limit of .3% of the product's total weight.
Everyday Cannabis Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is as Strong as It Can Be
When formulating CBD wellness products, especially full-spectrum tinctures, it's very important to take the THC concentration into consideration. Our 1800 mg USDA Organic CBD Oil is about as strong as we can legally make a full-spectrum oil without the addition of CBD isolate. This is because our USDA organic full-spectrum hemp extract, which we formulate our full-spectrum CBD tinctures with, contains an excess of .3% ∆-9-THC concentration by weight. Our full-spectrum hemp extract must be blended with other compounds such as gelatin for gummies or MCT oil for tinctures, which lowers the product's concentration of THC by weight, therefore making the product legal to sell on a federal level. However, if we were to add additional CBD to our 1800 mg tincture via the addition of broad-spectrum or isolate (which would maintain a legal THC percentage), we wouldn't still have a product that is maximizing the full-spectrum capacity of our hemp extract due to the decreased THC percentage. This is why our strongest full-spectrum CBD oil tincture (which is also our flagship product) is 1800 mg of CBD per 30 ml.
Our 1800 mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil in Natural and Mint flavor options.
True Full-Spectrum Organic CBD Oil
As just previously mentioned in the previous section, Everyday Cannabis uses USDA certified organic full-spectrum hemp extract in its CBD oil tinctures. Our hemp extract is also Kosher certified. We're able to offer Kosher certification due to the fact that food grade, Kosher alcohol is the solvent utilized in our extraction process. Many companies utilize various other solvents in their extraction, often eliminating the possibility of USDA organic and Kosher certifications in the process.
In addition to separating ourselves from the pack with our choice of the high-quality, food-grade solvent used for our CBD extraction process, we're also proud to have a slightly different extraction technique than most.
The vast majority of CBD companies out there choose to use CBD extract which has been pulled from hemp biomass through the use of solvents, CO2, and super-critical extraction techniques. While this is quite economical on a large scale (the likely reason so many companies choose to do it), it's important to know that full-spectrum extract that has been created in this fashion is actually not as true of a full-spectrum CBD extract as it could be. This is because many of the valuable terpenes, amino acids, flavonoids, and cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant are often lost during the CO2 supercritical extraction process. Our method of extraction for our full-spectrum oil is subcritical, and allows for a full-spectrum CBD oil with a much more diverse and natural expression of the cannabis plant.
Full-Spectrum, vs Broad-Spectrum, vs Isolate
You may have seen various descriptions of CBD oil tincture products when shopping online or at your favorite brick-and-mortar store. It's important to know what they all mean.
CBD Oil is typically broken down into three main groups: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate based.
Full-spectrum CBD oil typically contains a variety of beneficial plant substances such as terpenes, flavonoids, and various cannabinoids such as CBD and THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is often essentially the same as its full-spectrum counterpart, except without any of the THC.
Isolate based CBD oils are a mixture of CBD isolate, plus the other ingredients of the tincture (sometimes just a carrier oil such as MCT or olive oil).
If you're not sure what THC and CBD isolate are, don't worry. We'll cover those topics in our next two sections.
The above chart illustrates the differences of CBD spectrum options.
What is THC?
THC is an abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol, a type of cannabinoid present in cannabis plants. THC is typically associated with psychoactive effects, like getting people "high"—which would make sense since THC is much more prevalent in marijuana than hemp.
In fact, the amount of a special kind of THC known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆-9-THC), is the only differentiating factor in the federal classification of cannabis. Cannabis plants with ∆-9-THC concentrations over 1% are recognized as marijuana and cannabis plants with less than .3% are recognized as hemp. Plants with ∆-9-THC concentrations between .3% and 1% fall into a legal gray area where numerous other factors influence their classification.
In addition to delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC (∆-8-THC) is another very popular type of THC. Delta-8-THC is often referred to as less potent than delta-9-THC. The majority of products available today that contain ∆-8-THC as their primary active ingredient are legal per the 2018 Farm Bill. This is due to the fact that ∆-8-THC is often made by converting CBD isolate (from hemp) into ∆-8-THC. Delta-8-THC is different enough from ∆-9-THC that (at this time) the American federal government is not considering it an illegal substance if it was derived from hemp.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is, quite simply, an isolated form of CBD. This means that unlike other common CBD extracts that often contain a variety of beneficial plant extracts such as terpenes, flavonoids, and various cannabinoids—CBD isolate is refined/isolated to the point of purity where it often contains CBD concentrations in excess of 99% of its total composition. A stark difference to the dark, tar-like liquid commonly associated with cannabis extracts, CBD isolate takes the form of a white powder.
CBD isolate is most commonly used in beverages, due to the fact that it's often considered to be tasteless and dissolvable. However, many people prefer isolate for the use of gummies and tinctures due to the fact that it doesn't have the plant-like taste associated with many other extracts.
Some organizations have suggested that, due to its purity, CBD isolate may not trigger positive drug screenings. It's important to realize that Everyday Cannabis still suggests that all individuals who are subject to cannabis/THC testing refrain from using all cannabis products due to the risk of positive results, no matter how unlikely positive results may be.
The Entourage Effect and the Benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD
The entourage effect is essentially the proposed beneficial synergy that results when ingesting multiple natural compounds of the cannabis plant at the same time. In a sense, it implies that the sum of the parts combined is greater than the possible sum of individual compounds.
There are two primary subsets within the entourage effect:
Intra-entourage, which implies a synergy between various cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, and THC
Inter-entourage, which implies a synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes
According to the entourage effect, and the research surrounding it, products that contain a variety of both cannabinoids and terpenes are the most likely to harness the power of the entourage effect to its full potential.
Full-spectrum CBD products, which contain both CBD and THC, are the most likely to offer the greatest potential of benefits associated with the entourage effect. This is because full-spectrum CBD products—especially those made by Everyday Cannabis due to our sub-critical, Kosher alcohol based extraction technique retaining more flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids than others—offer a greater variety of compounds than other products such as broad-spectrum (which has had its THC removed) or isolate (99+% pure CBD) based products.
What Type of CBD Product is Best for Me?
That's a great question, and we're very much unable to answer it as the answer would depend on numerous factors distinct to an individual. We can say that we believe in the power of the entourage effect, and we also believe in high potency CBD products rather than weak ones. Our aforementioned logic is why we chose to make our flagship CBD Oil Tincture a full-spectrum product with 60 mg of CBD per ml, higher than most. We could of made our CBD tincture stronger, but then we would of had to add isolate and it wouldn't be a true full-spectrum product.
Is CBD Oil the Best Way to Take CBD?
Everyday Cannabis believes that CBD and the market surrounding it are still in their infancy. Despite this, there is already quite an abundance of high-quality, diverse products available to the consumer. While we believe that tinctures are the best way of consuming CBD—due to their lower cost (than other types of CBD products) and inherent bioavailability—we also believe in the power of choice, and that of the individual. Some people prefer the convenience and familiarity of CBD gummies, while others have issues that are best solved with a topical, or it's possible that they prefer the traditional act smoking CBD flower.
Whatever the choice of the individual may be, we hope that our brand offers something for them. We're already planning quite a variety of new products that we're adding to our 2022 lineup, so if we don't have something for you now, please check back in the future. Our company is proud to support freedom through cannabis distribution and normalization, and by employing a workforce primarily composed of combat-veterans. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog. We hope that it helped to answer some of your questions.