If you’re looking for a fast delivery and a great price on pure, bulk manufactered CBD Oils, you’re in the right place. We’re Spring Creek Labs CBD Manufacturing, and we’ve been doing this for a long time.
You want to bring the highest quality CBD oil products to market. This means, the full array of CBD Oils including: Crude CBD Oil, Full Spectrum CBD Oil, Nanoencapsulated (Water Soluble) CBD Oil, and Broad Spectrum CBD Oil.
And there’s a well-known secret in the industry if you’re looking to create a premium product: buy American.
No, this isn’t about patriotic sentiment. When CBD brands source from countries like China they end up getting a lot more than just CBD.
Which is why knowing your CBD Oil Manufacturer’s farming techniques is vital before jumping into a partnership with them.
It all starts in the dirt. While China remains a cheap source of industrial hemp, the country has some of the most contaminated soil in the world.
Not to mention water restrictions and droughts leave farmers with no choice but to use recycled water.
The biggest culprit of Chinese soil contamination is cadmium. You may have never even heard of cadmium, but it’s a common agricultural pollutant and has some serious side effects.
Cadmium is a major component of cigarette smoke, and about 70% of the cadmium gets passed through to the smoker.
You’re thinking there must be some sort of treatment for patients who’ve succumbed to cadmium poisoning.
But the most common treatment for heavy metal poisoning is chelation therapy.
Although effective, the drugs used in chelation therapy bind to metals your body needs like calcium, zinc, and copper.
This makes chelation therapy extremely dangerous as it can lead to low levels of necessary nutrients and can also cause serious kidney damage.
So how can a budding CBD entrepreneur combat this? Partnering with a CBD oil manufacturer that owns their means of production is a start.
Manufacturers, like Spring Creek Labs, are 100% vertically integrated.
Meaning their plants never touch any unapproved equipment or chemicals.
With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the CBD industry has the green light to grow as fast as the market will let it.
Unfortunately, that means a lot of fly-by-night manufacturers throwing in whatever they feel like into the mix.
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University decided to test several products from a popular manufacturer. To say the results were concerning is an understatement.
The samples they took contained ingredients not listed on any company materials.
Dextromethorphan (DXM), a common cough medicine that has a reputation for abuse wasn’t the only unlisted ingredient researchers found.
Synthetic cannabinoids often sold as “spice” were also in the samples of products being sold over-the-counter.
Synthetic cannabinoids have long been known for their toxicity. They’re marketed as legal alternatives to real cannabinoids and rarely list their potential side effects.
There is even a detailed case study on an otherwise healthy 25-year old man who suffered from a stroke a day after smoking spice.
The use of synthetic cannabinoids is especially concerning in CBD only products because they can cause psychoactive reactions.
Many patients seek out products with only CBD to avoid any psychoactive side effects of THC. But these manufacturers are putting both their credibility and the health of their customers on the line.
The manufacturer in question advertises their products as all natural with nothing synthetic added.
And you guessed it, these guys are sourcing the ingredients in their products from anywhere that will sell to them.
This why vertical integration is key to being able to trust your manufacturer.
But you want more control over your product line than what private labeling can provide.
Say no more….
Because the equipment to produce crude CBD oil at high volumes is so expensive, you can save money buying oil as it goes through the refining process.
Up until now you probably thought CBD oil manufacturers only sold finished, private labeled goods.
But sourcing product for your CBD brand just got more interesting. Yes, you have some questions racing through your mind, like:
What in the world are you supposed to do with a bunch of crude CBD oil?
Is there a demand for CBD oil at various stages in the filtration process?
Will I need to consider buying new equipment?
We’re going to answer all these questions and show you how different types of CBD oils can open up new doors for your business.
If you are planning on trying to make CBD oil from raw hemp plants, let me stop you right there.
There are already manufacturers producing more crude CBD oil from raw materials than you could ever imagine.
It’s not unusual for a production facility to take in 10,000 lbs of plants a day to make the crude beginnings for more processed CBD products.
So buying crude CBD oil as a starter for your CBD products is actually cheaper than buying raw plant matter to refine.
The equipment needed for the 1st step in the extraction process is expensive. Really expensive.
A CO2 extraction machine can start around $130,000.
But guess what? A rotary evaporator can be yours for about $20,000. What does a rotary evaporator do? They’re a common sight in many labs, not just those producing CBD products.
A rotary evaporator is a complex machine that does a simple job: removes any solvents from crude CBD oil without damaging any of the fragile cannabinoids.
While it is a big investment, it’s still much cheaper than creating an entire hemp supply chain from scratch.
You can get quality starter oil for a fraction of the price of a finished product.
But how do we get crude CBD oil and why does it need to be processed further before it’s ready to sell?
It all has to do with the science behind the extraction process…
Just like the crude oil that eventually becomes gasoline for our cars, CBD oil takes several steps to get to a usable product.
Why is this good news for CBD entrepreneurs?
Because crude CBD oil costs far less than a finished product, it gives you the chance to increase your margins.
You see, private labeling is great. It lets the professionals handle all the manufacturing and packaging so you don’t have to.
But what if you want to offer the cannabinoids that are often left out of more refined products?
We shouldn’t write off crude CBD oil as useless in its original state. CBD is actually a different compound before it’s heated.
What am I talking about? Before CBD oil is decarboxylated (a fancy word meaning to add heat) we actually have a very potent form of CBD-A.
In fact, hemp hosts a variety of compounds similar to CBD and some with totally different effects on the body.
The cannabinoids most often found in industrial hemp are:
Cannabidiolic acid (CBD-A) was thought to be nothing more than an inactive form of CBD.
But recent studies show promise for using CBD-A in reducing the spread of breast cancer.
And what about some of these other cannabinoids you’ve probably never heard of.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a small component of the hemp plant. However, it’s precursor, CBG-A is the parent compound of both THC and CBD.
The plant’s own enzymes are responsible for converting CBG-A into either THC-A or CBD-A.
And while CBG only makes up about 1% of the hemp plant, researchers are still finding impressive therapeutic benefits of the compound.
In an experiment mimicking inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) CBG was able to reduce the inflammation of the intestines.
So you can see why crude CBD oil is still intriguing as a source of unrefined cannabinoids.
Not only that, but not everyone is looking for isolated CBD oil. That’s why customers are starting to seek out alternatives like full-spectrum CBD oil.
That’s why it’s important to work with a CBD oil manufacturer that offers more than just private labeling.
For a long time, researchers believed isolating CBD from all other plant compounds to be the most effective form of CBD.
But in 2015 an experiment lab rats were given either a pure CBD extract or a dose of full spectrum CBD oil containing other cannabinoids.
The results turned a new page in CBD research.
Full spectrum oil didn’t just provide more anti-inflammatory effects, but it’s effectiveness increased as doses were raised.
The effects of isolated CBD leveled off and larger doses didn’t make it any more effective.
So what does this mean for patients using CBD extracts?
While isolated CBD shouldn’t be written off as useless, it’s clear full spectrum extracts work with CBD and our cannabinoid receptors to provide a more potent product.
This phenomenon is known as the entourage effect.
And it’s effects aren’t negligible. Children with Dravet syndrome are a common starting point for researchers because the disease is known to be resistant to traditional seizure medications.
A recent experiment studied both the efficacy of CBD in treating seizures caused by Dravet syndrome and whether CBD isolate was a better option than a full spectrum oil.
Patients taking a full spectrum CBD supplement almost doubled their reduction of symptoms.
But new issues arise when we have other ingredients other than isolated CBD in our products.
Researchers sampled 75 different products from 47 different CBD brands and guess what?
Over 80% of products tested were mislabeled. Less than 1 in 5 products contained the amounts of cannabinoids listed on their packaging.
How does this happen?
Products tested came from 3 major metro areas: Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
These brands came from unregulated CBD oil manufacturers. The FDA and WHO are trying to create standards for the CBD industry as fast as possible.
But there are plenty who are slipping through the cracks.
And it’s no surprise that some of these products contained more THC than what was on the label, exposing patients to adverse side effects.
Not to mention the legal consequences of crossing the 0.3% THC content threshold.
But what makes full spectrum CBD oil different than the crude stuff it starts off as?
Full spectrum CBD oil is more familiar to store shelves than crude oil because any solvents used in the extraction process are removed 1st.
It is also decarboxylated, meaning the less active forms of cannabinoids like CBD-A become the more bioavailable CBD.
And that’s what makes CBD such a booming industry. An entire business can be built around just 1 type of CBD oil.
Crude and full spectrum aren’t your only options either.
Like full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum oil contains more than isolated CBD.
It’s the next step of refinement, somewhere between full spectrum and CBD isolate.
But full spectrum CBD oil can contain trace amounts of THC.
Even though full spectrum CBD oil must cap its THC content below .3%, some of your customers may be wary of the possible psychoactive side effects.
So broad spectrum CBD oil removes THC entirely from the equation.
Keep in mind it takes more processing to remove all the THC from the oil, so broad spectrum products cost more to produce than those using full spectrum.
But we can refine CBD oil even further…
This brings us to 1 of the newest forms of CBD extracts, Water Soluble (Nano Encapsulated Water Soluble) CBD Oils.
We all know oil and water don’t mix. CBD oil is no exception to the rule.
But if we could make CBD oil water soluble it would open a whole other world of possible products.
But how do you make oil and water compatible?
Through a process called nanoencapsulation. We can break down CBD oil into tiny particles that can actually be dissolved into a liquid.
How is it possible for these tiny little particles to stay separated? Each particle is coated with some kind of surface coating in order to keep its form.
You’re probably wondering what is the point of nanoencapsulation when there are so many other ways to consume CBD.
But what is the biggest component of our bodies? Water.
If the majority of our bodies are water, it doesn’t take a scientist to realize ingesting water resistant oils is not the most effective route.
So nanoencapsulation actually makes CBD oil more bioavailable. Patients can absorb more CBD when it is nanoencapsulated making larger doses unnecessary.
And the benefits don’t stop there. Because encapsulation requires a surface coating, researchers can use a fluorescent coating in order to track CBD’s journey throughout the body.
We can see exactly where CBD ends up in the body using imaging technology.
What is good manufacturing practice (GMP) and why does it matter?
When it comes to producing pharmaceuticals and the like, we can’t test every single pill, gummy, or cream before the customer does.
But we can make sure that our production line is running as smooth as possible. This helps ensure the consistency and quality of our products.
By building quality assurance practices into the production line we can avoid expensive mistakes that might go unnoticed until it’s too late.
That’s why cutting corners never saves you money in the long run. Not only will you lose the money on a questionable batch of product, but your brand as a whole also loses credibility.
And when it comes to CBD, credibility is everything.
The FDA is in charge of GMP which dictates everything from employee hygiene to incident reports.
This all sounds good in theory, but how do we know it’s being enforced? The FDA sends out investigators to check on companies claiming to use GMP.
And even though the FDA is an American institution, GMP is internationally acknowledged as the gold standard of manufactured products.
Spring Creek Labs is GMP certified, so you can be sure their products are kept to the same standard as pharmaceutical makers.
Remember that manufacturer that’s been putting out CBD products laced with cough medicine and synthetic cannabinoids?
Who would’ve guessed they don’t follow GMP in the slightest.
You need a CBD oil manufacturer that acts as more than a store for your raw materials.
That’s why Spring Creek Labs offer so much information on products you may not have even known existed.
Because when you work with Spring Creek Labs you get a business partner, not just a manufacturer.
Whether you need private labeled goods for your CBD brand or are looking to source your own crude CBD oil, we’ve got you covered.
We have experts in all areas of the hemp supply chain from farmers all the way to the lab.
We’ve invested millions in our lab equipment so you can come out swinging full force just like the big guys.
Your customers deserve the best and even more importantly your business deserves the best.
Getting caught with unwanted chemicals in your products can get you in steep legal trouble.
There’s so much opportunity in the CBD industry don’t get left behind because you chose a bad manufacturer.
Go with the safe option and choose 100% American grown lab certified CBD. Email us now for a free quote!