Why we love hemp?
Hemp belongs to the “Cannabis sativa L.” species that have a high CBD content, low THC content and is NO psychoactive properties. Unlike its cousin, the marijuana plant with high THC content, low CBD content with psychoactive properties.
Hemp is an impressive carbon sink that fixes the CO2 in the soil (thanks to its deep root system) and removes CO2 from the air. One acre of hemp can capture up to 6 tons of CO2, making it as efficient as one acre of a tropical forest.
All parts of hemp are used. Nothing goes to waste! Stalks, roots, leaves, flowers and seeds can be transformed and used for many different products: textile, paper, ropes, insultation material, fibre boards, bioplastics, compost, animal bedding, fuel, paint, feed, food, dietary supplements (CBD tinctures), cosmetics (balm & gel).
Used as a catch crop, hemp improves the yields of subsequent crops and restores soil health with its ability to remove heavy metals from soils (we test for heavy metals in all of our final products). Hemp crops use very little water and regenerative farming practices are generally used. We are currently in the process of obtaining our Organic certification.
What is the CX3 “Craft small batch” Production Process?
We care about conservation and mother Earth, that is why we use a cold-press solventless process to avoid using harmful chemicals (ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, hexane, and pentane) or using supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2). Our “craft” process uses extraordinarily little electricity, hemp waste goes back into the soil and our MCT oil waste is repurposed into biofuel.
Why is Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Compliance so important?
Since the industry is still “unregulated” by the FDA, it is still like the wild west when it comes to CBD products. CX3 Chief Compliance Officer, Fenella Keig, (25 years of GMP experience) has obtained our third-party certification according to the FDA CFR Part 111 Dietary Supplement regulations. Our GMPs cover a variety of areas, including the qualifications of personnel, hygiene, facility conditions, manufacturing batch records, material control, and responsibilities of the quality unit. GMP are what every company should be following whether they are making food, dietary supplements, or drugs. It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure the product is safe for consumer use. A facility that complies with Good Manufacturing Practices is generally a safe choice for consumers, as opposed to a facility that follows their own standards or none at all.
What is Industrial hemp?
Industrial Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa L plant, though it is the non-intoxicating cousin of the marijuana plant. Hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species but have different genetics and cannabinoid profiles. To be non-intoxicating, the federal law states the plant must contain be less than 0.3% THC prior to processing. We test every lot of hemp for CBD and THC potency in-house and nothing is processed unless it is less than 0.3% THC.
What is Hemp CBD oil?
Hemp CBD oil is gently extracted (infused in our proprietary process) from hemp flowers and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant.
What does CBD stand for?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, the main bioactive compound found in hemp and one of more than 150 Phytocannabinoids produced by Cannabis sativa L.
What is CBD?
CBD, naturally found in hemp, interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. Research suggests that the major pathway for CBD’s actions is the inhibition of the breakdown of the endocannabinoid anandamide, just one of many endocannabinoids produced by our bodies and potentially impacted by CBD use.
Does CBD oil contain THC?
CBD oil contains very small amounts of THC (less than 0.3%). This amount of THC is not enough to have intoxicating effects or make you feel high.
Why does CX3 use a third-party testing lab?
All of our CBD oils are analyzed by an independent 3rd party lab to assure the final CBD products are of integrity, consistency, and free of contaminants and heavy metals.
Is CBD oil legal?
Yes, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp and hemp-derived products are legal to produce, sell and consume throughout all 50 states. That being said, states still have the final say on whether to allow the sale and production of hemp products. Luckily, Colorado has been an early adopter and has a robust industrial hemp policy. We encourage you to continue to research CBD to see if it is the right product for you.