EDUCATION

About CBD

1> What is CBD
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s one of many powerful phytocannabinoids found in hemp and is known for supporting body and mind in various ways.
2> What the difference between Hemp Oil and Hemp Extract?
Many people refer to hemp oil when speaking about hemp seed oil while others use it as shorthand to refer to an oil that carries CBD (cannabidiol) extract. The first one, is from hemp seeds is primarily composed of dietary fats, which means it can provide benefits for skin but does not include all of the same plant compounds (such as CBD). These phytocannabinoids cannabidiol, among others are found naturally in the leafs and flowers (also known as “aerial parts”) of hemp. After deriving the cannabinoids from plant parts during our production process, we’re left with a broad-spectrum hemp extract that retains a range of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids - all of which are found naturally in hemp. This extract is then diluted with a carrier oil to make the final product.
3> What is the whole-spectrum CBD differ from CBD?
Although CBD is the most “famous” cannabinoid, it is just one of over 80+ cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. In fact, scientists found that these plant compounds have a better effect on the body when they work together, rather than alone (also known as the “entourage effect”). This means that CBD and all those other great compounds can support the body more fully than just CBD.
4> What are the whole-spectrum CBD benefits?
According to our clients experience, some of the main benefits are: relief from pain; a sense of calm and focus; relief from everyday stresses; help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation; and support for healthy sleep cycles.
5> How does CBD oil work?
Our bodies have a vast network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System. Its purpose is to help us stay balanced, even when challenged by external factors and certain lifestyle choices. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into those receptors helping us stay in good health by supporting many of the body’s physical processes
6> What does CBD feels like?
Well, it depends. Meaning, it depends on what your body needs. Each body is different, so everybody will have a different response. Since full spectrum hemp extract (that contains all cannabinoids) works with the body’s internal Endocannabinoid System to maintain good health, the effect is personalized based on what you have going on internally. That being said, quite a few people mention a feeling of relaxation, while others note that consuming hemp extract helps them feel focused. The best way to find out how CBD will work for you, is to try it yourself!
7> Are there any side effects to CBD use?
CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe. As with any other supplement, there is a chance that it could cause adverse reactions for some people, and/ or could interact with certain medications. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.
8> Who can take CBD?
Studies show that hemp extract with CBD can be well-tolerated by many. Since the most common results of taking it, according to our clients experience, are calm and focus; relief from exercise-induced inflammation; support for healthy sleep cycles; and relief from everyday stresses, anyone looking for balance in these areas might benefit from a cannabinoid extract with CBD and additional plant compounds.
9> What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. They have been claimed to provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. They do so by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which act to maintain internal stability and health. Cannabinoids are vital in the functioning of our immune and nervous systems. There are over 80 identified cannabinoids that the hemp plant produces naturally. Of those, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known. Other known hemp cannabinoids include Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC).
10> Why choose PSC?
We are a vertically integrated company. We develop, breed and grow seeds and varieties at our farm, and in other neighboring Colorado farms, with the help of our hemp farming friends. We also extract our oil using our in-house extracting machines and continuously develop innovative hemp and hemp derived products at our R&D center. PSC is a one-stop shop for all hemp derived products. By choosing PSC, you are guaranteed to receive in-house quality from seed to product.

Agriculture & Seeds

1> Does PSC own a certified strain?

Yes. B-11 is PSC’s in-house hemp seed variety, which we have been cultivating and developing over the last five years in different fields across Colorado. In 2018, the B-11 variety was approved by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA) as a certified and exclusive industrial hemp variety. Lab tests conducted by the CDA yielded consistently positive results, ensuring that THC levels are below the 0.3% threshold.

In addition to our proprietary strain, B-11, PSC cultivates and grows a variety of certified strains, all grown under our strict in-house protocols, in the trusted hands of the local farmers we collaborate with.

2> What is B11?
B-11 is PSC’s in-house hemp seed variety, which we have been cultivating and developing over the last five years in different fields across Colorado. In 2018, the B-11 variety was approved by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA) as a certified and exclusive industrial hemp variety. Lab tests conducted by the CDA yielded consistently positive results, ensuring that THC levels are below the 0.3% threshold, while the levels of CBD and other cannabinoids remain high. Our B11 will give you the full benefit of a range of other rich cannabinoids, not just CBD
3> How much CBD does the B11 yield?
Your CBD yield very much depends on multiple variables: the growing method, soil quality, irrigation etc., but optimally, B11 should consistently provide a yield of between 6-9 percent CBD.
4> When do you recommend sowing/harvesting the B11?
Sowing season is around May-June, and harvesting is between September-October.
5> What Conditions do I need to grow hemp?
For optimal growth, it is recommended to sow hemp in well drained sandy loam soils. However, the B11 has been proven to be very adaptive and to thrive even in alkaline soils rich in organic material.
6> Are your seeds and plants organic?
Our B11 seeds were developed and organically grown in our remote and isolated farm in Western Colorado. We do not use any pesticides, fertilizers, chemical herbicides, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. We adhere to the strictest and purest growing methods and believe in holistic and regenerative agriculture practices, the use of renewable sources and the conservation of our soils and waters.
7> What is the difference between full spectrum hemp extract and CBD isolate?
The cannabis plant contains many different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Full spectrum hemp contains all compounds that naturally occur in the hemp plant: terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. Thus, full spectrum oil comprises not just CBD, but many other rich cannabinoids. On the other hand, CBD isolate contains only the CBD molecule and is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant, leaving no other active ingredients.

CO2 Hemp Extraction

1> What extraction method does PSC use?

PSC uses CO2 extraction as its method of extraction. CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals (CBD) from a plant. This method has proven to be one of the most versatile, cleanest, and safest means of producing hemp concentrates. It is also considered the more viable alternative to other methods of separation and extraction, as well as the most expensive one. CO2 is already a standard extraction method for the food and herbal supplement industries: from the decaffeination of coffee and tea to the extraction of essential oils for perfumes, this process has become commonplace in many fields.

CO2 is beneficial for the hemp concentrate market due to its customizability factor, and also because at certain temperatures and pressures it acts as a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. When CO2 extraction is used to its fullest potential, the range of CO2-based products can be much broader than other extraction methods. Modification of pressure, temperature, and solvent ratios allows us to create various products, ranging from vaporizer-friendly oils to dabbing concentrates such as waxes, crumbles, and even shatters and saps.

2> What is the difference between CO2 extraction and other extraction methods?

There are several techniques available for extracting hemp. The two most common techniques utilized by extraction facilities across the industry are CO2 extraction and ethanol extraction.

We prefer the CO2 extraction over the ethanol based technique as the CO2 method has proven to be one of the most versatile, cleanest, and safest means of producing hemp concentrates. It is also considered the more viable alternative to other methods of separation and extraction, as well as the most expensive one. CO2 is already a standard extraction method for the food and herbal supplement industries: from the decaffeination of coffee and tea to the extraction of essential oils for perfumes, this process has become commonplace in many fields.

CO2 is beneficial for the hemp concentrate market due to its customizability factor, and also because at certain temperatures and pressures it acts as a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. When CO2 extraction is used to its fullest potential, the range of CO2-based products can be much broader than other extraction methods. Modification of pressure, temperature, and solvent ratios allows us to create various products, ranging from vaporizer-friendly oils to dabbing concentrates such as waxes, crumbles, and even shatters and saps.

Hemp Extract Infused Products

1> Where do you grow your hemp?
Our breeding farm is located at Colorado’s Western Slope area. We grow and cultivate our hemp under our strict protocols across Colorado, Montana and Kansas.
2> Where is your breeding farm located? Can we visit?
Visits to our breeding farm can be coordinated in order to meet the team and experience the professional approach we maintain towards breeding, growth and cultivation.
3> Do you offer a full private labeling service?
Yes, hand in hand with our strategic partner who manages the labeling and secondary packaging aspect we offer a full private labeling service. Both packaging and labeling are usually provided to our clients by our strategic partner (or any other vendor you'll choose of course). This is done in full coordination with us to make sure you're enjoying a seamless service.
4> Can I get a lab analysis of the hemp extract you offer?
Of course. We'll be providing you with a COA (Certificate of Analysis) per each batch/end product upon delivery of the end products. This is an integral part of our standard work protocols, to ensure you have a clear, 3rd party lab analysis of each and every product you'll be offering your end consumers.
5> What stamps and logos can I present on the end product’s label?
● cGMP
● Organically grown
● Non GMO
● Vegan
● Pesticides Free
● Cruelty Free

Flavored Extracts:

1> What kind of MCT oil are you using? Can we choose the carrier?
We regularly use an organic coconut MCT oil as a carrier for our full spectrum hemp extract. That said, you can choose a different carrier such as hemp seed oil, grape seed oil, olive oil and others, and we’ll adjust the blending and use it as the final blend’s carrier.
2> Is PSC’s full spectrum hemp extract cGMP compliant?
Yes.
3> What does cGMP stand for?
cGMP is the FDA standard our extraction facility complies with in order the guarantee the end product's quality and safety assurance. It is a more stringent and up-to-date version of GMP. See below the FDA's description of this standard/certification: [...] the "C" in CGMP stands for "current," requiring companies to use technologies and systems that are up-to-date in order to comply with the regulations. Systems and equipment that may have been "top-of-the-line" to prevent contamination, mix-ups, and errors 10 or 20 years ago may be less than adequate by today's standards. See the full text here. Here's an excerpt of the FDA's overview about cGMP: "FDA ensures the quality of drug products by carefully monitoring drug manufacturers' compliance with its Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations. The CGMP regulations for drugs contain minimum requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in manufacturing, processing, and packing of a drug product. The regulations make sure that a product is safe for use, and that it has the ingredients and strength it claims to have." See the full text here.
4> Is the extract certified as Organic?
Our hemp is organically grown, meaning we comply with the stringent protocols in order to be classified as USDA Organic once the relevant standards will be examined across our fields. We are awaiting the USDA’s guidelines for organic growth of hemp in order to be officially considered USDA Organic.
5> What about compliance with Vegan, non-GMO, Natural?
Our extracts are all Vegan, non-GMO and Natural.
6> What flavors do you currently offer?
● Natural Flavor
● Sage, rosemary, lemon
● Mint, rosemary, lemon grass
● Orange, ginger, cinnamon
● Lemon, turmeric, ginger

Cosmetics:

1> What products do you offer?
PSC offers the following 5 products which our R&D lab developed using our in-house formulations:
Body Butter, Face Oil, Body Cream, Hand Cream, Foot Cream.

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