How is quality CBD produced? Interview with a Czech manufacturer of 100% natural CBD products

Jak na kvalitní CBD? Rozhovor s českým výrobcem 100% přírodních CBD produktů

We decided to collect answers to the most frequent questions of our customers and prepared an interview with one of our suppliers of the brand's popular hemp products Cannor. It is a Czech company led by Vladimir Pazitka, which grows hemp in organic quality on a hemp farm in Pilsen. It focuses on the production of 100% natural CBD cosmetics, CBD oils and hemp tea blends "for better skin and a healthy life", as Mr. Pazitka himself says.
We met with Mr. Pazika personally and interviewed him to clarify the topics that interest you most.

For those who want to start with CBD: what form would you recommend for the first time and why?

I am a supporter of the simplest and purest form. If someone is suffering from, for example, psoriasis or eczema, I would recommend applying hemp cosmetics in the simplest carrier, i.e. in the form of a cream or ointment. The product should have a maximum of 3-4 ingredients and should not contain any other unnecessary ingredients to avoid skin irritation. When it comes to internal use, it is most appropriate to start with the application of CBD in the form of oil, because it contains all the active substances of the hemp plant.

How to ensure that the CBD is of the highest quality during processing?

It is important to ensure the quality of the input raw material – in our case, the cannabis plant. It must be grown in organic farming, because hemp is a so-called soil cleaner. When planted in contaminated soil, it draws in all the heavy metals and impurities. Hemp grown in this way is not suitable for subsequent use in food and cosmetics, or for further processing in any way. A cannabis plant that is grown in contaminated soil can significantly deteriorate the quality of any extract that is obtained from it, i.e. CBD and all other cannabinoids.
Of course, the quality must be checked during the processing itself. The extract itself must be cleaned of all residues such as heavy metals from the soil and ethanol residues. CBD is subsequently isolated from the extract and filtered. Final purification is important to ensure that the CBD is of the highest quality.

So does the CBD you grow really come from an organic farm?

We are a certified organic farm. Ants run across our field, wild chamomile grows among the hemp, and we fertilize only with cow dung. We do not use any industrial fertilizers. Every year, according to the law, we have to use a new batch of seed that is certified BIO. The soil is also checked, from which we take samples every year.

We pay attention to the quality of the input plant - it must not be contaminated by anything - that is the basis. If it contains heavy metals from the soil, herbicides and pesticides, they will be transferred through the plant to its flower. From it, these impurities in the form of resin are subsequently withdrawn into the resulting extract and then into the final product. Therefore, if the raw material is completely impeccably clean, a beautiful product is created that is not objectionable in any way.

How is CBD obtained - what is the procedure for obtaining CBD?

CBD is obtained either by ethanol extraction or supercritical extraction from dried plants of technical hemp - i.e. from legally grown plants with a content of up to 1% THC, which can be up to around 14% CBD at this value.
The method of obtaining CBD by ethanol extraction takes place in such a way that the ethanol is macerated (leached), then the substance is evaporated, distilled and purified so that there is no residue of ethanol in the resulting extract.
In CO2 extraction, the process is similar. There, the substance is frozen using CO2 to a supercritical value and all the active substances in the hemp plant are extracted from the entire biomass, i.e. cannabinoids, waxes, terpenes. Supercritical extraction is cleaner than ethanol extraction.

How to recognize good CBD oil?

Quality oil is slightly cloudy. This tells you that it comes from an extract and not from isolated or distilled CBD. The main difference is that the extract contains all the beneficial substances that the cannabis plant has - cannabinoids, chlorophylls, terpenes, waxes, ... If the oil is not cloudy, but clear, it rather comes from an isolate, which is one of the many hundreds of substances that He finds the cannabis plant.
Isolate oils are not bad, but they are not as effective as they could be. We use isolated CBD in the production of cosmetics because the law does not allow us to use an extract. If it allowed us to do so, cosmetics would be several times more effective in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other diseases. The extract works best as a whole, as a single substance as nature gave it to us.
Quality CBD oil can also be recognized by having at least 0.2% THC in it. In contrast, full-spectrum oil has zero percent THC because it is from a distillate and is therefore less potent than it could potentially be.

Simply put: a quality oil should come from an extract, it should be tasty and slightly cloudy.

Is the process of processing hemp for cosmetics and for oils different?

CBD that is used in cosmetic products must come from an isolate. EU law dictates that cosmetics cannot contain THC, so no extract, only isolated CBD, must be included in its composition.
Distillates can be used in the oils, as a THC value of up to 1% is tolerated.

Do you know any negative effects of CBD?

I don't know of any yet. None of our customers have yet reported to us that they had any negative effect on cannabis, in any form.
We once had a lady thinking that hemp oil with 15% CBD in 10ml, i.e. 150mg of CBD in 15ml, was a skin serum. She took half a bottle, smeared it on her face, sprinkled herself and had an allergic reaction. This is completely natural, because the effective dose of CBD in the product is in the order of milligrams, and the borderline dose where skin irritation can occur is around 500 mg per 100 ml or 100 g of the product.

This brings us to the composition of the creams. Can you tell us something about it?

In hemp creams, the CBD content is up to 1%. CBD is a very strong active substance, and especially for sensitive skin, skin irritation can occur at concentrations above 500 mg per 100 ml. Even more so with skin cosmetics. Our chemists do not use anywhere more than 500mg per 100ml as irritation may occur. There are also products on the market that have 1000-2000 mg per 100 ml, but there I would not aim for the skin at all, I would use it on the body as much as possible, to relieve muscle tension, pain and the like.

Are there any foods or substances that CBD does not interact with? Do the effects of CBD cancel out in combination with any other substances?

Both CBD and THC substances are present in the flowers of the cannabis plant. Simply put, CBD balances the potency of THC.
One should consult a physician regarding the use of CBD and medications. CBD can increase or decrease their effect.

How does CBD react when exposed to high temperatures? For example, if we add CBD oil to the muffins - won't they be destroyed by baking?

Part of the process of processing cannabinoids is the so-called decarboxylation process. It is about heating them to increase the effectiveness of the active substances. When you add CBD to the cake, nothing happens to it and its activity remains the same. Heat does not affect cannabinoids.

Is CBD addictive?

I have yet to hear of anyone with a proven addiction to any cannabis product or anything that comes from the cannabis plant. In my opinion and available information, we can only talk about a psychological habit. But what I would mention is that the body develops a tolerance to CBD. With regular use, the body develops a resistance to these substances, and this results in the need to increase the dose to maintain the effectiveness of the product.

Convince yourself of the quality and benefits of products from the Cannor brand. You can try, for example skin cosmetics with CBD, hemp and herbal teas, or fall asleep to a soothing scent relaxation spray with lavender, bergamot and ylang ylang essential oils.

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