Every good product starts with great raw material. Our high CBD hemp distillate starts with our own high-CBD hemp strain, Medicine Mother, bred by our owner and grown right here on pristine mountain farmland on our 66 acres lying at 6000 feet above sea level outside Hotchkiss, Colorado. It is grown with pure, direct-from-the-mountains irrigation water, using only organic nutrients, microbial soil enhancements, and, only if necessary (twice in the past 5 years), careful and judicious application of only organic pesticides and/or herbicides. Our isolated location with mountains on 3 sides and desert on the fourth means few insects, fungi and other pests make it over natural barriers to infest our crops; this is why the North Fork Valley is known statewide for high-quality, farm-to-table organic fruit and vegetable production.
We are now producing hemp in the same pristine environment.
We produce THC-compliant (under 0.3% THC) “Broad Spectrum” distillate , THC-free (under 0.03% THC) distillate for bulk sale to natural-product compounders, and formulators of high-quality nutraceuticals and topicals, “Full Spectrum” crude which contains all the THC naturally occurring in the low-THC hemp plant (sold dissolved in carrier oils to under 0.3% THC.)
Distillate provides unparalleled purity and potency for a wide array of products.
We extract the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytochemicals naturally present in the plant using pure grain alcohol in our newly-constructed, state-inspected, sanitary, fully-licensed GMP kitchen located right here on our farm. The production of our distillate begins by our dousing the freshly-harvested hemp flower in a bath of pure, food-grade grain alcohol, thereby dissolving the cannabinoids, etc. off our biomass and into an aromatic solution called “hemp juice.”
We produce THC-compliant (under 0.3% THC) “Broad Spectrum” distillate and THC-free (under 0.03% THC) distillate for bulk sale to natural-product compounders, and formulators of high-quality nutraceuticals and topicals.
We grow our own strain of high CBD hemp, Medicine Mother, using only organic nutrients, microbial soil enhancements and pure direct-from-the-mountains irrigation water.
Carbon-based impurities like fats and lipids, as well as tiny plant fragments, must then be removed in a process using very cold-temperature filtration called “winterization” to initially refine it for further distillation.
Then, we distill the alcohol away from the plant essences using roto-vap equipment operating at low temperatures to protect delicate terpenes and cannabinoids. This results in a dark-brown, highly- aromatic residual called “Full Spectrum Crude.” We will sell this, dissolved in carrier oils or alcohol to under 0.3% THC for shipment, for the production of full-flavor, whole plant, full-entourage finished products. Some customers prefer a more natural product and our high CBD hemp distillate is how to produce that.
We douse the freshly-harvested hemp flower in a bath of pure, food-grade alcohol to create an aromatic solution called “hemp juice.” This is then distilled into crude and distillate.
The synergistic action of key Photocannabinoids and terpenes working together is truly what offers the widest range of potential medicinal benefits of cannabis.
The crude is then distilled by “fractional distillation” in a piece of equipment called a “shortpath” by vaporizing and re-liquifying it into a clear, honey-like substance which separates it from all solvents (which volatize first, are captured and discarded) and residual phytochemicals, chlorophyll and other carbon-based contaminants, which are left behind, as they will not vaporize.
Then, this “Full Spectrum Distillate” is sent off our farm for chromatography separation, which “remediates” the THC to the point that the quantity remaining is too small to be detected by an outside testing lab, or is under that lab’s Limit Of Quantitification (LoQ), so the lab’s Certificate of Analysis (CoA) lists the THC quantity as Non-Detectable (ND).
This creates a near-zero-THC (THC ND) honey-like product called “Broad Spectrum Distillate.” This can be mailed and shipped around the US, as it contains no THC.
The resulting distillate is transparent and light amber in color, with a color and consistency like honey. It has almost no taste or aroma and is very consistent, solvent-free, and fully decarboxylated. (This means that the acidic or raw form of CBD or CBDa that occurs in the raw plant has been cooked into CBD.) The cannabinoid content is also higher (in the range of 80%) than that of crude which is about 55% to 60% CBD.
Our process results in high-quality phytocannabinoid-rich distillate that contains no pesticides, solvents, or heavy metals and has a luminescent, clear, honey-like appearance.Jan VanDenBerg, Mountain Flower Botanicals owner
Our extract and distillates contain multiple phytocannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBN, CBG, and up to 100 other naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids.
As the terpenes were added back into the Full Spectrum Distillate before THC remediation, this will maintain the levels of these aromatic compounds, many of which have specific actions, such as the soporific effect of myrcene (the active ingredient in the hops found in your beer). There certainly are specific health benefits that are attributed to the isolated CBD molecule, but the vast majority of clinical research on cannabis suggests that the synergistic action of key phytocannabinoids and terpenes working together is truly what offers the widest range of potential medicinal benefits of cannabis.
There are many other types of natural compounds in our hemp extracts such as amino acids, carbohydrates, omega fatty acids, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, & D), trace minerals including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, & potassium, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and many more. Scientists claim that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, linking with the two main types of cannabinoid receptors. Those receptors being CB1 and CB2, and are found within cells throughout the body. CBD has been said to help bring the body back into a state of homeostasis – a natural state of balance in the body.
The high CBD hemp distillate is transparent and light amber in color with a consistency like honey.
CBD has been said to help bring the body back into a state of homeostasis – a natural state of balance in the body.
The complex biochemical interaction of the matrix of phytocannabinoids working synergistically in the body is referred to as the “entourage effect.” Cannabidiol is but one of more than 100 known phytocannabinoids that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help restore normal balance and physiological homeostasis.
All our products are fully tested and come with third-party Certificates of Analysis from ISO-certified laboratories which attest to their potency and prove the are free of all residual solvents, pesticides, microbials, yeasts, and heavy metals. Results from this testing are posted on our website and included with our products.
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