Process of Testing CBD in a 3rd Party Lab

It is important when testing your products as a consumer or a wholesaler when buying CBD to find an accredited lab and get a reliable COA (certificate of analysis).

Residual Solvent Analysis

Residual solvent analysis involves the extraction of active ingredients from hemp or cannabis via the use of solvents such as ethanol, carbon dioxide, butane, water, and other materials. Solvents play a significant role, with large volumes required in order to achieve higher purity levels and increase the efficiency of extraction.  Following extraction, further testing must be done to ensure that the highest percentage possible of solvents has been removed. Following this, the amount of residual solvent left in processed cannabis, expressed in parts per million (ppm), can be determined. Headspace analysis is performed to determine the amount of residual solvent present. This involves the use of a gas-tight syringe to obtain a small gas sample from those in the headspace of a sealed vial of the prepared sample.

Heavy Metals

Cannabinoids collects heavy metals. It absorbs them from the soil, water and air. The plant is an excellent bioremediator, soaking up a large majority of whatever the roots come in contact with. Even at extremely low levels, heavy metals such as lead and cadmium can be extremely hazardous to one’s health. Without uniform regulations for heavy metal testing, patients have no way of knowing whether their products are laced with cadmium, lead, arsenic or mercury – all of which pose serious health risks. This test can detect heavy metals at concentrations as low as one part per billion, giving patients and their caregivers an accurate profile.

Potency Analysis

The potency analysis refers to the percentage of cannabinoids contained in the sample being tested. Depending on the state in which testing occurs, a sample’s THC and CBD levels, along with its tetrahydrocannabinolic and cannabidolic acids may be all that’s required. Other labs may opt to test samples for their CBC and CBG as well. Testing for potency involves gas or liquid chromatography for a range of matrices.

Terpene Analysis

The measurement of fragrance and flavor compounds present in a cannabis sample requires terpene analysis. Gas and liquid chromatography is used to determine terpene content, which contributes to the sample’s flavor profile.

Testing Lab Setup and Educational Requirements

There are several tools and procedures required for the purpose of cannabis testing. When a sample is submitted to the lab for potency testing, it will typically undergo an initial visual inspection with a high-magnification dissecting microscope. This will reveal the presence of any mold or visible contaminants.  Several tasks are involved with the processing of cannabinoid for medicinal usage. Therefore, a wide range of degrees, knowledge, and experience is required.

Conclusion

It’s important to know about the third party lab you are taking your material to for testing. Make sure they are accredited and test for all solvents not just some. The result is keeping customers happy knowing that they can rely on you and your product, do your homework. Make sure your getting what you want and quality CBD.

Private White Label CBD

CBD Distillate For Sale

Looking for CBD Distillate for Sale? Here’s What You Need to Know…

CBD Distillate is the product of a refined extraction method used to extract the valuable compounds from hemp biomass. CBD Distillate can be in two forms; Full Spectrum CBD Distillate, which contains a small amount of THC <.03% and a variety of cannabinoids, fatty acids, oils, terpenes, and vitamins. Or… Broad Spectrum CBD Distillate, similar to full-spectrum but the THC has been removed through selective distillation, resulting in THC free product but cannabinoid-rich. One thing to know is not all CBD is created equally.

Should You Buy CBD Distillate from CNP Operating?

The challenge that most facilities face when it comes to manufacturing CBD distillate is that they are not fully vertically integrated, they have a lack of proper protocols and guidelines to be GMP compliant and they struggle to create consistently high-quality products. It’s important to know how your CBD Distillate is made.  Whether you’re purchasing CBD Distillate in bulk to wholesale or buying for your own end products, you must know exactly what you are getting.  A brand is only as good as its reputation. 

There are several CBD companies coming into the market. In order to be the best, you must have the best products.  In order to do this, you must break through the noise and successfully market yourself and stand above your competitors in every way.

At CNP Operating we help you do this in many ways as we are in control of each step of the process. 

  1. We are the farmer. We farm and cultivate our own hemp to provide CBD Distillate for sale. 
  2. We are the direct manufacturer.
  3. We are a wholesale Distributor.
  4. We have the experience; Ph.D. Scientist and Chemists and Master formulators in house.
  5. We are outfitted with full in house laboratory testing capabilities.
  6. We are GMP and ISO compliant.

What does “quality” mean in the CBD distillate world?

To us, “quality” means superiority at every step of the manufacturing process: from seed to the CBD distillate, to the private white label CBD products we offer.

Other CBD manufacturers struggle to maintain control over where their hemp flower comes from, which can lead to impure, inconsistent or contaminated products. With CNP Operating your customers will get to enjoy CBD distillate made from organically grown hemp with no heavy metals, pesticides, hexane, pentane, lead, mercury, or mold contamination.

At CNP Operating, we understand that quality alone isn’t enough to set you apart. You need something more, you need a story to back up your product line. The Unique Edge our CBD Distillate Gives You

Your customers care about where their product comes from.

While most companies are out there selling their products based on facts and features, you can stand out with both superior qualities and with a powerful story.

“From seed to sale, we deliver to you the best.” 

At CNP Operating, we maintain full control over the toll processing to make CBD Distillate. Having our own exclusive source of high-quality, organic hemp guarantees you that your distillate is being made from the finest and purest hemp.

With every order of our CBD Distillate, you’ll receive a seed-to-sale certification so that your products are backed up by a unique story to distinguish them from the competition. The seeds we used, how they were grown and what makes them beneficial. Buying CBD Distillate & Pricing

Trust, integrity, and value are at the center of every successful business partnership.

That’s why we want to hear your story and who you are. At CNP Operating we know the importance of building a long-standing relationship and having a proper fit. It is important for you and your brand and us at CNP Operating. 

Through our contact page, you have the option of just dropping us a quick message or requesting a quote on the products of your choice, or services required. Full Spectrum CBD Distillate Vs Broad Spectrum CBD Distillate

CBD Distillate exists in two forms.

The first is known as “Full Spectrum” and it contains the “full-spectrum” of beneficial vitamins, terpenes, and cannabinoids found in the CBD Biomass.

Full Spectrum CBD products contain less than .03% THC.

Broad Spectrum CBD Distillate goes through an extra step in the distillation process to remove any trace of THC. Converting Full Spectrum CBD Distillate into broad-spectrum is more difficult, requires additional steps, and advanced machinery that few facilities have access to. At CNP Operating, however, we’re able to produce bulk orders of Broad Spectrum distillate in just a few days. Learn More About Full Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum refers to a vibrant and diverse cannabinoid profile, meaning it preserves all of the therapeutic cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that occur naturally in hemp.

In Full Spectrum CBD oil, none of the cannabinoids have been removed, including the psychoactive compounds (THC).

All of the numerous cannabinoids work in unison for the betterment of the whole. A full-spectrum CBD oil will have less than 0.3% THC in the formula.

Because full spectrum CBD contains all compounds that naturally occur in the plant, your body is able to benefit from the entire plant when you consume this type of CBD oil.

This brings on the Entourage Effect; the term used to describe the synergistic relationship of the compounds that naturally occur in cannabis (i.e. what the body experiences when all the compounds of the cannabis plant work together upon consumption).

Learn More About Broad Spectrum CBD Distillate

Broad-spectrum CBD represents a middle ground between full-spectrum and CBD isolate.

A true broad-spectrum product is high in CBD, contains absolutely 0% THC, but retains some of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and similar potentially beneficial compounds that an isolate does not.

The refining process of extraction is critical for crafting broad-spectrum oil. During this step, you can remove unwanted cannabinoids from the formula (aka THC).

Buy CBD DISTILLATE FULL SPECTRUM:

Total Cannabinoid Range: 80-100%
CBD Range: 75-85%
THC Range (Post Dilution): 0.1%-0.3%†
Full Spectrum: Yes. Contains the cannabinoid profile minus parts of the plant profile such as the lipids waxes, and terpenes*
Custom Potency: Can be diluted to the desired potency
Color: Medium to Dark Maple
Appearance: Thick dark semi-solid oil
Consistency: Thick and sticky
Contains Terpenes: No. Terpenes can be added for a customized profile.*
Packaging: Sold in 1-kilogram liters
Shelf Life: 12 months unopened. Store in a cool, dark location

Buy THC Free Distillate (Broad Spectrum CBD Distillate)

Total Cannabinoid Range: 80-98%
CBD Range: 70-90%
THC
Range: 0% THC
Decarbed: Yes
Broad Spectrum: Yes
Custom Potency: Can be diluted to the desired potency
Color: Light to dark honey
Appearance: Semi-solid
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Packaging: Sold in 1-kilogram liters
Shelf Life: 12 months unopened. Store in a cool, dark location.

Wholesale and Bulk CBD Distillate

At CNP Operating we sell directly to B2B,  processing and manufacturing companies in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverage sectors.

What Is CBD Distillate?

CBD is an abbreviation of the term cannabidiol, a compound produced by the cannabis plant that has become popular as a dietary and health supplement.The world of CBD extraction has rapidly developed over the past few years.

One of the methods that are redefining the CBD extraction scene is distillation. Distillation is the process of separating components of a liquid mixture through selective heating and condensation. The final product of this process is known as a distillate.

Therefore, CBD distillate is a highly refined form of CBD.

It is one of the purest forms of CBD and has limitless practical applications.

CBD distillate is a highly concentrated extract derived from hemp and cannabis plants, although the latter is not very common. CBD distillate typically has upwards of 90% cannabidiol and it’s considered one of the purest and cleanest extracts available on the market, second in purity only to CBD isolate.

Distillate retains a minimal amount of other compounds like plant waxes, vitamins, antioxidants, terpenes, and some minor cannabinoids.

Whether it contains trace or illegal levels of THC depends on whether it was extracted from cannabis or hemp, although most of the time, hemp is preferred.

This makes it great for anyone who needs accurate dosing but also needs the medicinal benefits that come from the entourage effect.

CBD Distillation Extraction Processes

At CNP Operating we have built and expanded large scale hemp processing labs.

We have created a laboratory capable of processing up to 10,000 lbs of biomass daily to meet the growing demand for high-quality CBD from US grown hemp.

Currently, we are able to make 50kg per day of CBD Distillate.

We farm our own hemp and process our own cultivation farm.

We also work with farmers who want to process their own material and set up tolling partnerships to benefit our farmers’ growth.

How is CBD Distillate made?

The process of distillation has been practiced for many centuries. It is similar to producing spirits from fermented grain, we can distill our hemp.

Step 1: Initial Extraction

The first step of the process of creating CBD distillate is to extract cannabidiol from the hemp plant matter.

There are a few different ways to do this including Ethanol extraction, solvent extraction, C02 extraction or the rinsing and sifting method (physical) method.

Step 2: Winterization

This step removes the unwanted impurities that are inadvertently extracted from the hemp plants during step one.

During winterization, the extracted solution is placed into an extremely cold (winterized) environment for 24 to 48 hours.

At this point, any impurities congeal and separate from the rest of the solution.

The impurities are thrown out and the remaining product is filtered.

Step 3: Decarboxylation

Before being exposed to heat or oxygen, cannabinoids exist in an acidic state (CBDA, THCA, etc.).

To convert the plant cannabinoids into their active state, the extracted solution is heated thoroughly.

Step 4: Distillation

In the final process of distillation, the solution is vaporized and collected in a distillation cooling system.

Each compound in the plant can be separated because of the variations in volatility, or boiling level, so the result is a relatively clean product.

The Difference Between CBD Distillate and CBD Isolate

The purest form of CBD is CBD isolate. It is strictly isolated cannabidiol made from hemp.

After it is extracted from the hemp, all waxes, oils, chlorophyll, and every other bit of plant matter is removed, leaving nothing but CBD in a crystalline powder.

That powder can range from 95 to 99 percent pure CBD and is completely flavorless. CBD isolate contains no THC whatsoever.

There is no risk of psychoactive effects and minimal risk of flagging a false positive on a drug test.

Furthermore, CBD isolate is both tasteless and odorless. 

CBD distillate is made through distillation.

This means the cannabis is purified by a heating or cooling process to produce highly concentrated CBD. CBD distillate is not as pure as CBD isolate.

It usually contains roughly 80 percent CBD. It still can contain other cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant matter in the remaining 20 percent. The THC content of CBD distillate can vary.

If it is made from marijuana, it likely contains at least some THC in it, although not much. In all likelihood, you will not feel any intoxicating effects despite there being some THC in there.

If it is made from hemp, it probably only has trace amounts of THC.

Some of the suggested Therapeutic Benefits of CBD Distillate Oil 

  • Acne
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety 
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction and withdrawal
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Parkinson’s disease
 

 

Expert CBD Predictions….

The Farm Bill Legalized CBD and hemp in 2018, and specified guidelines, that hemp can be sold as long as contained less than <.03 THC; anything that contains more than this is deemed to be federally illegal. The legalization has really bombed the industry in such a way that CBD has become a thing for vendors, retailers, advertisers, and manufacturers. As the market changes more and more investment groups and investors are turning to new opportunities in manufacturing facilities and product development. Although banks are still in the grey area, as FDA is clamping down on business that sell CBD as food additives or label as dietary supplements.

A press release from Patrick McCarthy, who is the CEO and co-Founder of ValidCare and a provider for market intelligence and research for the hemp-derived product industry is providing predictions in this space.

“Today’s consumer cares about where the products they put in, and on, their bodies come from. From big breweries to boutique ice creams, mainstream brands showcase their farmers in their advertising and market organic, cruelty-free and hyper-local manufacturing practices on their packaging to assure consumers their products are natural, safe and worth a premium price. This trend will hit the hemp industry next, as consumers demand information on plant origin, farming practices, product composition and sustainability.”

Baby Boomer Consumption Escalates

“The AARP crowd is one of the largest demographics using hemp-derived CBD for chronic joint pain and sleep. Expect this trend to increase as Boomers seek to replace prescription and OTC pharmaceuticals with hemp-derived products — and to lobby for coverage and/or reimbursement through FSAs, HSAs and supplemental MediCare policies.”

Hemp As Mental Health Aid

“Today, one in five Americans report they use hemp-derived CBD for ‘mental health reasons’ such as anxiety. In 2020, we’ll see even more people ditch Prozac prescriptions for non-impairing hemp-derived CBD to support their mental health goals. Expect brands targeting this audience to commission research on hemp-derived CBD’s functional benefits for mental health.”

Paving The Way For Minor Supplements

“CBD was this decade’s craze, but as the market for cannabidiol becomes oversaturated, product companies will introduce other interesting minor cannabinoids like CBN and CBG, already touted as having functional benefits tied to sleep and appetite. Expect the FDA to voice concerns about these ‘cannabis derived compounds’ and mirror its communication to industry and the public about the need for these products to be properly vetted for safety and use – and for product companies to market them nonetheless.”

At CNP Operating we believe that being transparent with our customers is very important. We have aligned ourselves so we can in full control of the entire vertical when it comes to manufacturing CBD. We strongly believe that in order to have a long lasting product you need to have a reliable manufacturer. We pride ourselves with opening our facility and doors to our clients to know exactly what they are getting each and everytime.

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