How We Produce CBD
We have spent the last few years exploring and sourcing hemp growers from around the world. We set very high standards and guarantee that our suppliers grow plants responsibly, in contaminant free soil.
With the relaxing of the laws regarding the production of hemp and marijuana in various states of the US, sourcing the Sativia variety of hemp is vital because of itʼs low levels of THC and higher natural levels of CBD. We therefore had to source producers of the correct and ethical raw material, which is vital in meeting the strict criteria we set down.
Our CBD is sourced from a production facility in the heartlands of the USA. The production facility operates in line with the Good Manufacturing Practice pharmaceutical standards, (GMP). The facility is supplied with plants from a collaboration of local growers, who all share in the positive philosophy of growing high-quality pesticide free hemp. This unique approach means that we can trace our CBD right back to the field it was grown in and know exactly where the seeds came from. This kind of traceability is critical to understanding the quality of the CBD products that we supply.
All of our growers refrain from using pesticides, which ensures that the soil is free of contamination. Not only is this good for the final CBD by ensuring no strange additives are present, but itʼs also better for the flora and faunas of the surrounding environment. We feel this positive approach to farming more naturally not only produces a great product, but also one which is more sustainable for the future and is part of the Plantinum CBD corporate responsibility.
Traceability is something that we pride ourselves in for all of our products, alongside a pesticide free, sustainably farmed and ethical raw product.
There are three commonly used core methods of CBD extraction. The two most basic and inefficient methods are called Carrier Oil and Isopropyl Alcohol. Isopropyl extraction is a solvent based method which is one of the least expensive options, it is relatively easy and quick but is regarded as dangerous due to the flammable liquids used. A toxic residue can also be left behind from the solvents. Ultimately, these methods can damage the CBD oil and create a less pure product. The carrier oil method is one of the oldest methods, it is a safe method and cheap to carry out however the output needs very specific storage requirements which donʼt work well for many CBD consumers.
To avoid producing an inferior product and damaging the raw material, here at Plantinum CBD we utilise a far superior extraction method – Supercritical CO2 Extraction, which uses carbon dioxide to get pure plant extract without having to use hazardous chemicals or solvents which potentially could contaminate the end result.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction is the most expensive method of production, but itʼs also the most reliable and is seen within the industry as the best method, as it preserves all the beneficial qualities of CBD. The finest and purest CBD oil is created by stringently sticking to this approach. Not only is this the favoured method of extraction, it is also considered to be a more environmentally friendly and a safer extraction method than other fossil fuel-based methods making it the best method for a sustainable future.
This means that we can guarantee that our clients are supplied with products of the highest quality.
Test and Legal Compliance
CBD is derived from the hemp plant which contains small quantities of THC, which is a controlled substance. The Plantinum CBD manufacturing team have invested in state-of-the-art testing equipment to ensure our products meet stringent UK laws. We even work with third-party University laboratories to check our results. This, along with our pharmaceutical team adds peace of mind for our clients so they know that they are getting the best products, which are tested to the highest levels.
At Plantinum CBD we truly pride ourselves on producing the very best products for you, with years of research and development invested into the manufacturing process. This means that our clients are assured of ethically safe, legally compliant and environmentally friendly products.