She wakes up at 7:30 and reaches for the glass of water on her nightstand. She pulls a weekly pill planner from her drawer.
She’s beaming with gratitude. The first thought running through her mind every morning isn’t, “I feel like crap.” Instead, it’s “Do I wanna go for a hike or a picnic?”
She’s been taking synthetic cannabidiol (CBD). She took part in an independent study looking into the benefits of CBD for cancer patients. The benefits of CBD have literally changed her life.
And she’s not alone. American’s are waking up to the benefits of CBD oil and other cannabidiol products.
Even Martha Stewart, queen of all things etiquette-related, is launching her own line of CBD products. If the face one of the most recognized brands in the world is investing in CBD, you can be sure there is plenty of money to be made in the industry…
But Doesn’t CBD Get You “High?”
Because CBD and it’s synthetic counterpart don’t give you the high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does, it can be federally legal if derived from hemp.
What is hemp? The most recent update to the U.S. Farm Bill of 2018 makes the production of cannabis with less than 0.3% THC legal across all 50 states.
So if it doesn’t get you high, what is CBD oil used for? Everything from treating seizures to cancerous tumors. This article covers recent research into the therapeutic effects of CBD.
Legalization is drawing a lot of new players to the CBD industry. There’s a lot of money to be made in private labeling, but only if you partner with a manufacturer that follows the strict guidelines around CBD production.
Extracting CBD can be done on the cheap but good manufacturers invest thousands in the equipment needed to get the purest end product. You need to know what is involved in creating CBD products in order to spot the bad manufacturers.
How is CBD Oil Made?
CBD manufacturing starts with the extraction process. The most common way to extract and separate the individual chemicals is with carbon dioxide (CO2). C02 releases the benefits of CBD without adding in unwanted chemicals.
The same C02 can keep cycling through, sorting batch after batch, making the expensive equipment more economical in the long run than the cheaper alcohol-based method.
It’s important that your manufacturer is using efficient extraction methods because if they aren’t the cost of the lost product is passed onto you. Efficient extraction allows you to have higher CBD content in your products while keeping prices reasonable.
But the heat and pressure used pulls out some of the plant materials we don’t want. So the oil goes through a refining process before it becomes usable.
How CBD Oil is Refined
After the extraction process, the oil can either be distilled or “winterized”. The latter process gets its name because the extracted oil is mixed with alcohol and then frozen.
This separates all the different components of the oil and the alcohol is allowed to evaporate, leaving you with the end product.
Distillation uses temperature and pressure to separate each of the plant’s individual components. You can then combine the compounds you want to create a unique flavor profile.
It also offers higher concentrations of CBD than winterization can. Winterization can produce concentrations of CBD up to 65%, but distillation can rake in 80% or more. This makes distillation the clear winner in terms of efficiency.
Often the higher CBD you can offer the better. That’s because our body’s ability to absorb nutrients is a huge factor in the effectiveness of CBD therapy.
How Your Body Uses CBD
Like taking vitamins, your body can’t absorb 100% of the CBD you consume. Depending on how you take your CBD, bioavailability varies. Bioavailability refers to how much of the dose actually gets into your bloodstream.
Edible doses of CBD often come in the form of infused foods. Edibles, like gummies, are an easy way for patients to get a dose of CBD.
But CBD edibles have to pass through your digestive tract before the body can start to metabolize them. This filters out a lot of the CBD, leaving you with only about 4-20% of the intended dose.
So if you eat a gummy bear containing 100 mg of CBD, you’ll absorb anywhere from 4-20 mg of it. Gummies are still a good choice but patients need more of them to achieve the same results as more potent methods.
But patients can still enjoy the convenience of edibles while getting a higher dose of medication.
There is more than one way to orally take CBD. Right under your tongue, there is something called a sublingual gland.
This gland has direct access to your bloodstream. Because of this, your body can salvage around 12-35% of the CBD. Concentrated CBD liquids called tinctures are available in small dropper bottles for applying directly to the sublingual gland.
Vaping is by far the most effective way of taking CBD. Some studies found patients absorbing as much as 56% of the CBD taken through vaping. Although effective, many patients are hesitant to take inhalants.
While vaping seems like a better choice than smoking, studies show that it does irritate the lungs, especially in younger patients. So many are willing to take a less bioavailable source in order to avoid the health effects of vaping.
More Benefits of CBD Products
We’ve covered edible, tinctures, and vaping, but did you know your body can actually absorb CBD through the skin? Lotions and balms are perfect for spot treating pain and skin conditions.
Ever heard of epidermolysis bullosa? Only 1 in every 30,000-50,000 people are born with this life-long condition.
It causes the skin to blister uncontrollably, the constant healing and reinjuring of the skin causes debilitating pain and limited mobility. There is no cure and many patients still experience severe pain even with regular treatment.
After just 8 weeks patients with severe blistering saw their sores heal without new blisters forming.
This was life-changing for these patients, to say the least. Imagine your skin constantly blistering with new wounds, leaving you vulnerable to infection on top of the unimaginable pain you’re experiencing.
What would your response be if someone said you could reduce your symptoms to almost nothing by rubbing a medicated cream on your skin? Although rare, sufferers of epidermolysis bullosa now have an effective and affordable treatment option thanks to CBD.
What’s amazing is CBD’s versatility. It’s rare that the same medication can treat completely different diseases.
Research on CBD Product Benefits
Eleven independent CBD studies show a collective consensus that CBD does reduce seizures in epileptics.
Not only that but many of these patients were resistant to other forms of treatment. CBD worked for these patients when nothing else did.
CBD is even being used to treat PTSD in sexual abuse survivors. Insomnia is a well-documented symptom of PTSD and the sleep deprivation it causes can lead to other health problems.
In this case study a 10-year-old girl experiencing anxiety and violent outbursts after being sexually abused now takes a regular CBD supplement. Her symptoms improved within days and she is now able to live a relatively normal life.
The outbursts she was having at school subsided and she is getting a full night’s rest on a regular basis. She would wake up with night terrors or have trouble getting to sleep at all before treatment.
The case study found that CBD may help reduce anxiety induced rapid eye movement, aiding in insomnia relief.
Starting Your Own CBD Product Line
So you’re convinced of the possibilities CBD opens up, but how do you get started? The good news is you don’t need millions in startup capital to start your own CBD brand. All it takes is an email to get a quote today.
Manufacturing any product is a full-time business in itself. If you try to start from the ground up by creating your own supply chain, you’re looking at an expensive uphill climb.
Sourcing hemp from reliable suppliers and lab testing everything you create is expensive and time-consuming. One bad batch could not only put you out of business but endanger the lives of your customers.
Private labeling lets startups compete with big players in the industry. You can offer the same high-quality supplements while also being able to pivot your business model during industry trends.
For example, if you’re selling gummies but tinctures are taking off, you can begin selling tinctures as soon as your manufacturer can label them for you. You can get ahead of industry trends, beating your competition at the door.
You can develop and launch a new product within days thanks to private label CBD products.
Private labeling also prevents you from getting stuck with a ton of product you can’t sell. Spring Creek Labs let you start off with as little 500 bottles so you can test what products sell best for you.
Give Your Customers More
Spring Creek Labs gives you all the resources you need to create a competitive CBD line. With a strong manufacturer behind you, you’ll be ready for any size order that comes in.
CBD is hot. Don’t be caught off guard by the high demand for your new product. Don’t settle for a manufacturer that can’t handle the size of your orders.
If your customers have to wait because you’re sold out, they’ll go looking for their CBD elsewhere. Brand loyalty is key to making it in the CBD industry because there is so much competition waiting to scoop up your customers.
Why Farm to Shelf Matters
You’ve heard of farm to table, and the cannabis industry has its own take on this movement. Spring Creek Labs is one of the few CBD manufacturers that can boast about its farm to shelf vertically integrated business model.
Why should you manufacturer take care of everything from growing to packaging? Because every time cannabis is transferred it carries the possibility of being contaminated or not being tested.
Remember that for CBD to be federally legal it must come from low THC hemp. If your manufacturer is sourcing from farms it has no control over, it might end up with plants that don’t meet the limit.
Spring Creek Labs can work with you to create a proprietary custom formula. That’s what makes them the perfect manufacturer to partner with.
Because your success benefits them, they will help with everything from branding to delivery. They can take the entire logistical side of the business of your hands so you can focus on marketing your new line.
Benefits of CBD and the Placebo Effect
So was that cancer patient really experiencing any benefits of CBD other than a placebo effect?
92% of the study’s 119 participants saw their tumors shed some weight. And even more astounding is the fact that none of the patients experienced any negative side effects. That’s unheard of in the pharmaceutical world where some of the best medicines are accompanied with severe side effects.
More research is still needed but these are great preliminary findings. Uses for CBD are wide but reducing the size of cancer tumors is it’s most important. As more research is conducted into the benefits of CBD the industry will continue to grow. Experts estimate that by 2022, the demand for CBD products will reach $22 billion.
Cash in on The Benefits of CBD
The CBD product industry is a HUGE opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. Now is the best time to start your brand because many companies are still figuring out how to position and market themselves. You can build a loyal customer base that will continue to give your company value for decades to come.
Stop waiting to cash in on the CBD industry and get a quote for your product idea today. It all starts with one email. You could start manufacturing your own line of CBD products this week.
Spring Creek Labs has spent decades perfecting the CBD extraction process so you can get the quality of a top-notch lab while keeping your production costs to a minimum. Get your FREE quote now and start planning your CBD product launch today!