CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of a large number of chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is a cannabinoid, a compound that interacts with our body’s natural Endocannabinoid System (a system which helps cells maintain optimum performance) and is widely regarded as a supplement that can promote wellbeing.
Not to be confused with the psychoactive cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD oil won’t make you feel ‘high’. Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids that are found in Cannabis Sativa, but the strain of Cannabis Sativa that we use for our CBD products is Industrial Hemp, a plant that is described by Health Canada as having less than 0.3% THC in the flowering head and leaves. To find out more about the difference between Hemp and Cannabis, please visit our knowledge centre.
All of our CBD products have to meet strict UK guidelines and are fully legal. Our CBD oil (and other products) must contain a THC level of 0.2% or less to be considered legal in the UK, as products with a level of THC above 0.2% become a controlled substance under UK law. Our extracts come from organically grown Cannabis Sativa plants and there are microscopic amounts of THC present in the oil, though these are at an undetectable level (of less than 0.05%).
Hempura Full-Spectrum Original extracts are left in a relatively raw state after extraction from the industrial hemp plant, and therefore still contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and compounds (including beneficial terpenes) found within the original plant.
Hempura’s Broad Spectrum refined extracts are manufactured from the same base extract as our Full-Spectrum CBD oil, but the extract has also been winterised (where a solvent and cold temperatures are used to separate the various compounds in the extract) and further purified after initial extraction. These filtration and refinement techniques allow unnecessary compounds to be removed (like the original hemp constituents), leaving a milder tasting CBD oil which contains a refined cannabinoid and terpene extract.
To find out more about the differences between Full and Broad-Spectrum CBD Oils, please visit our knowledge centre.
Our customer’s health, safety and wellbeing is our priority at Hempura, so we only use the very best quality hemp and have strict and exacting standards throughout the manufacture of our products to ensure excellence throughout the growing, picking, refining, manufacturing and distribution processes.
The hemp used to manufacture all Hempura products is sourced from carefully selected and highly regulated EU farms. The Industrial hemp is organically grown and free from herbicide, pesticide and fungicide. Every harvest is carefully and comprehensively tested before purchase and before entering the UK, and also throughout the manufacturing process to ensure the consistency and quality of our products.
Hempura is proud to be registered with the Vegan Society, with all of our products (except our dairy chocolates) registered as vegan thanks to the fact that they meet the strict Vegan Society standards (which include good hygiene standards across production, zero animal ingredients, by-products or derivatives, no animal testing and no genetically modified ingredients).