6 Step Process For The Highest Quality THC-Free CBD
Step 1: Superior Farming
Every product is created with natural proprietary strains of hemp that are high in CBD. All of the hemp we use is grown in nutrient-rich soil in the state of Colorado. The farmers operate under strict guidelines. Not only does this enhance the quality of our natural proprietary strains, but it also makes sure our products are safe, regulated and unsurpassed in their potency and consistency.
Step 2: Raw Hemp Processing
The plants are dried and warehoused after they are harvested. When a plant is used for production, it is milled into a coarse powder. The milling process adheres to the highest standards in the industry. Once processed, it is shipped to processing and manufacturing facility in Colorado.
Step 3: Proprietary Extraction
A proprietary hemp extraction is used and a purification process that involves supercritical CO2, a commonly used method of extraction. This makes sure that many of hemp’s beneficial phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are preserved in the process. The result? The highest quality broad spectrum hemp oil available. While CBD on its own offers many benefits, a growing number of clinical research has found that broad spectrum product leads to multiplying benefits. This is called the entourage effect. The process isn’t quite done. Once extracted, undesirable plant solids like waxes are removed from the oil.
Step 4: Separation
Before further refinement, the hemp extract is separated from the supercritical CO2 used in the extraction process. Once this step is completed, the CO2 is recycled and used again in the distillation process.
Step 5: THC Removal and Refining
One of the most important steps in the process is to extract even the most minute traces of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol ). THC is the compound found in cannabis that produces the “high” associated with the plant. Proprietary technology is used to remove unwanted compounds still present in the oil. These compounds include wax, chlorophyll, plant pigments and trace amounts of THC. It is then “washed” and “polished.” As you can see on our lab reports, our products contain no detectable THC.
Step 6: Third-Party Lab Testing
Before any batch is released, it goes through rigorous third-party lab testing. We have set a new bar of testing in the industry. Every batch receives the most comprehensive testing available: microbial (E. coli, yeast, mold), potency (ensuring what’s on the label is in the bottle), heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium) and pesticides (60 total).
Each of our products includes a QR code linking to both the internal lab reports on the raw oil and the third-party testing on the finished product.
Better process, better products, better results — with Duke's Naturals, you only get the best.