Frequently Asked Questions About Private Label CBD

Frequently Asked Questions About Private Label CBD

by, Tracey Roizman, DC

Over the past few years, the doors have been thrown (practically) wide open for hemp and hemp-derived products, including everything from cultivation and manufacture to marketing and advertising. While the industry is well-positioned for tremendous growth and there is a pervading sense of curiosity and excitement, the atmosphere around the hemp industry is also swirling with confusion mixed with a dash of trepidation.

As one of the original white labelers of CBD products we at UBIX know and understand how you feel. Much of the confusion stems from decades of miscategorization and misinformation about hemp and part is due to imprecise terminology being used in the industry today. Here we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions in order to clarify what’s what when it comes to hemp, cannabis, and CBD.

What is the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis?

The short answer is all hemp is cannabis but not all cannabis is hemp. Still confused? We thought so. It all comes down to which species and varieties of plants contain the psychoactive molecule THC. Those with negligible amounts of THC are referred to as hemp while the term cannabis is usually reserved for cannabis species with significant amounts of THC. To learn more you can read our article about the history of hemp and cannabis here.

What is Hemp Oil?

There are many culinary uses for hemp seeds; whole hemp seeds are often used as an ingredient in smoothies or sprinkled over cooked dishes. Hemp seeds can be pressed to make hemp milk or hemp oil, which is used as a cooking oil. Hemp oil is a nutritional and medicinal powerhouse that contains all of the amino acids and fatty acids that are considered essential to human health as well as an array of health-promoting non-essential substances, making hemp oil a valuable functional food and health supplement.

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What is CBD Oil?

One important component of hemp that is not found in hemp seed oil is CBD. Though it is also an oil, CBD is found, along with a full spectrum of over 100 bioactive cannabinoid compounds, in the stalks, leaves, and buds of the hemp plant. CBD offers a wealth of health benefits ranging from reducing pain and inflammation to managing anxiety and mood disorders, regulating nervous system activity, and balancing endocrine and immune function.

CBD oil also contains valuable terpenes. These aromatic compounds give CBD oil its characteristic earthy aroma and contribute to its anti-inflammatory, sedative and anxiolytic effects. Terpenes have also been found to provide antiallergenic and cell-protective benefits. One such terpene, known as myrcene, is a potent analgesic and also has antibiotic, sedative and anticancer effects.

How is CBD Oil Made?

CBD oil is made using one of three main extraction techniques: ethanol, which uses pure ethanol at low temperatures; CO2, which uses pressurized CO2 gas known as subcritical extraction or a form of liquid CO2 known as supercritical extraction; and butane/propane extraction. The CBD extract is then processed into a thick, brownish tar-like substance known as crude or raw CBD oil.

How is CBD Used?

CBD oil is available in an impressive variety of convenient delivery forms that you can choose from, depending on your product needs and preferences.

Pure Concentrate CBD Oil has a paste-like consistency. It is a condensed form of full-spectrum hemp oil in which all the phytocannabinoids and bioactive ingredients are left in and it contains no added ingredients. Hemp oil concentrate can be taken sublingually by placing a rice-grain-sized serving under the tongue for 60-90 seconds to allow it to be absorbed.

CBD Tinctures are liquid preparations that are dispensed with a dropper. Tinctures are often used sublingually by placing the desired number of drops under the tongue and holding them there for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.

CBD Vape-Oil is the fastest delivery method. CBD Vape-Oil is inhaled with the use of a vaping pen, so it quickly passes through the lungs and into the bloodstream, which makes it quite powerful. Many CBD consumers also find that vaping is a relaxing ritual for the fact that it promotes calm, deep inhalations and exhalations.

CBD Topical Salve is a great way to get targeted relief from sore, achy or inflamed joints and muscle aches or to soothe mildly irritated skin.

Why Should You Private Label CBD Supplements?

With the increasing legalization of hemp, the CBD supplement industry is experiencing rapid and unprecedented growth. CBD is now legal in all 50 states and social stigmas around CBD are falling away. Consumers are curious to find out what CBD offers for their health and their family’s health.

The CBD industry is well-positioned, with projections to reach a staggering $2.1 billion by 2020, up from a mere $202 million in 2017.

A budding industry means relatively few sellers to supply market demand and that translates to high-profit margins for companies that participate in the early stages of the industry’s growth. Large e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and eBay have opened their doors to CBD advertising and merchant account services are following suit with online merchant accounts for hemp supplement companies.

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