Which Celebrities are releasing CBD product lines?
Celebrities, from music to sports, are rushing into the CBD market and with it, educating consumers about the health benefits.
Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Rob Gronkowski have all released CBD wellness products. Celebrity Influencers include Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston.
Whether you like influencers or not, there are benefits to these celebrities jumping into the CBD market. Without these celebrities, many more people would still associate CBD products with a “stoner stigma” instead of understanding the health benefits of CBD.
Also helping to educate the market is the federal government. The FDA approved the CBD product EPIDIOLEX® for the treatment of seizures and the 2018 Farm Bill reclassified hemp, and now CBD products produced from hemp can be legally shipped to all 50 states.
Tens of millions of CBD users in the United States are already using CBD for relaxation, focus and recovering from exercise. Celebrities will help more people to be educated about the benefits of CBD products.
How do you Select the Healthiest CBD products?
How your CBD is grown, processed, and extracted affects how it works in your body.
At Northeast Kingdom Hemp, we welcome celebrity influencers and hope they will expand their educational efforts. It is important that consumers understand the importance of being certified USDA Organic and that the Healthiest CBD products also capture a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that work together with CBD for optimal response in the body.
Our family farm doesn’t have a celebrity marketing budget, but we know how to produce the Healthiest CBD oils. When selecting your CBD products, we believe you should consider the following:
Make sure your CBD products are USDA Organic Certified
Because hemp is a bio-accumulator, meaning that compounds in the environment concentrate in the plant, no pesticides or herbicides can be used, ever. Even organic pesticides can be unhealthy.
At Northeast Kingdom Hemp, we know exactly how all our hemp is grown. By caring for each plant by hand, and with cold winters eliminating almost all pests naturally, we can be sure that our CBD products are free from contaminants and are rich with healthy hemp compounds.
Pesticides are never used at Northeast Kingdom Hemp and our products have the USDA Organic Certification. Producing on pristine land in northern Vermont has its advantages in making the purest CBD oils.
Know Why Terpenes are Important
Terpenes that create hemp’s flavors and aromas have health benefits (including promoting relaxation, calm and sleep). These compounds are crucial to the range of beneficial action that hemp extract has on the human body.
Cost cutting and labor-saving practices causes reduced terpene and cannabinoid levels in the final product.
The Healthiest CBD oils are made using cultivation and production methods that grow, preserve, and capture more of these natural hemp components.
Harvesting and Processing Matters
The delicate trichome hairs that cover hemp leaves and flowers are like tiny factories producing resins of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that give each hemp strain its unique character.
Abrasive industrial scale harvesting and processing may strip trichomes and resins from the plants. Large producers may use industrial dryers that dry hemp so quickly that the highly volatile terpenes also evaporate in the dryer.
Even natural drying in the low humidity air of western states like Arizona, Colorado, or California can cause loss of terpenes because the hemp dries too fast.
Operating on a smaller scale, hand harvesting keeps the delicate trichomes and resins that coat hemp plants intact. Natural drying by hanging hemp plants in cooler higher humidity Eastern air provides optimum drying rates for preserving terpenes. These methods take a lot more work but are essential for producing the Healthiest full spectrum CBD oils.
Extraction is Critical
Extraction must efficiently preserve and capture the full spectrum of healthy hemp compounds while rejecting undesired components. CO2 extraction is the best chemical-free technique, but flow rates in high-volume processing may blow terpenes through the system without capturing them.
Alcohol extractions leave chlorophylls in the extract giving a taste like a freshly mowed lawn. Subsequent steps to remove chlorophylls can degrade or drive off terpenes.
Small batch CO2 extraction with multiple collection chambers and precise control provides the best chemical-free capture of cannabinoid and terpene oils and removal of undesired waxes and chlorophyll.
Though it may only be possible to process a single pound of hemp per hour using this technique, it produces the richest full spectrum oil with the most complete capture of cannabinoids and terpenes.
This time-consuming process may not fit the business model for large scale manufacturers, but it’s the way to make full spectrum CBD oils that are teeming with healthy hemp compounds.
What Should You Do?
When selecting CBD products, make sure you getting the Healthiest. That means finding a source that puts quality first in every step of the process. How your CBD is grown, processed, and extracted affects how it works in your body.
Northeast Kingdom Hemp is a small family farm that puts quality before profit. They only make the Healthiest CBD oils.
|The Healthiest Way||Reason||Most Major Brands||NEK Hemp|
|Never Sourced. All hemp grown on own farm||Full control. Who knows what has been done to sourced hemp.||No||Yes|
|Fully Organic USDA Certified||Pure healthy hemp||?||Yes|
|Never any pesticides or herbicides ever.||Hemp is a bio-accumulator. Even organic pesticides aren’t healthy||?||Yes|
|Well-spaced healthy clean individual hemp plants||Prevents mold on lower branches. More natural healthy compounds in hemp plants.||?||Yes|
|Hand harvesting||Avoid loss of terpene crystals on outside of hemp plants through harsh abrasive industrial harvesting||No||Yes|
|Natural drying by hanging in open air||Avoid destruction and loss of terpenes and other healthy hemp compounds due to industrial dryers||No||Yes|
|Optimum slow drying humidity||More humid eastern climate preserves terpenes. Drying too fast in low humidity Colorado, California, Arizona weather causes loss of volatile terpenes||No/?||Yes|
|Precise small-batch CO2 extraction||Preserve and capture volatile terpenes and healthy hemp compounds. Industrial scale extractions don’t. Not all “Full-Spectrums” are equal.||No||Yes|
About Northeast Kingdom Hemp
Northeast Kingdom Hemp is a family farm producing full-spectrum CBD oils and other hemp products in Barton, Vermont. Four generations of family farmers – all born and raised in Vermont – lovingly tend all the hemp on our USDA Certified Organic farm. We follow sustainable practices to grow pure and healthy hemp plants. We do all the processing of our hemp, including small-batch supercritical CO2 extraction which preserves and captures the more than 80 active compounds naturally found in hemp. The result is pure, great tasting, healthier CBD oils that are teeming with naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are largely lost by more industrial extraction methods. Because we perform the entire process from planting to bottling right on the farm, we know that every step is done right to give you the purest and healthiest CBD oils.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.