There are many different factors that can be assessed in order to determine the quality of CBD Oils. The most common being: whether the hemp has been grown organically, the cannabinoid profile (wide range of cannabinoids), the production standards (GMP, ISO), or whether the product is full-spectrum or not. But the length of the supply chain can also have a considerable impact - read on to find out why.
Technically, CBD Oil is classed as food in the UK. So as with any other food - the fresher the ingredients the better. From the moment a food is harvested, its nutrients, or cannabinoids begin to degrade.
In hemp, popular cannabinoids such as cannabidiol are actually abundant in their acid forms such as cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). While the current trend of CBD has prompted manufacturers to focus on this cannabinoid alone, the acidic forms are an important component of effective CBD Oils. While many of the benefits of CBD &CBDa overlap, CBDa is known to exhibit its own unique effects on the body. Furthermore, a study from Italian scientists found CBDa to be 18x more bioavailable than CBD, meaning it can be used much more efficiently by the body.
What does this have to do with the length of a supply chain?
Well, the issue with CBDa is that it is sensitive to heat & light and will naturally convert into CBD by the day. So generally, the shorter the supply chain, the more CBDa will be preserved in the final product. Because of this, many American producers fully convert the CBDa to CBD in order to homogenise their products - hindering the potency and applications of the final product. While cannabidiol is the dominant compound found in full-spectrum cbd oil , it is also important to retain a balance of CBDa.
But it is not only CBDa that can degrade - all cannabinoids will eventually degrade, and so do other important compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids. So the quicker the oil gets from the original plant to your letter box, the better!
BROWN'S CBD is a UK based brand who take pride in supplying the best CBD oil UK that is obtained directly from the source in Holland, just across the sea. Their ISO-certified manufacturing team can be regarded as 'craft producers' as they create fast-moving, small batches that quickly make their way from the original plant directly to the consumer. Meaning that the final CBD oil is as fresh and as potent as can be!
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