Panther Wellness Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Products Start With Superior Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp
We love full spectrum hemp oil And judging by the waves of new customers we get every month; you do too. This week, we thought we’d give you a little bit of a primer on exactly where the full spectrum hemp oil in Panther Wellness’ full spectrum hemp lotions, hemp oil capsules, and full spectrum hemp oils come from and how they are made.
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil All Starts With the Plant
Just about everyone here understands that full spectrum hemp oil comes from the hemp plant. But did you know that there are a number of different kinds of hemp? There are a number of products aside from full spectrum hemp oil that are made from hemp, and each particular line of products is made with particular types of hemp.
For example, hemp protein and hemp seed oil are made from hemp seeds. And hemp seeds are produced from a particular type of industrial hemp known as — you guessed it — seed hemp. Farms that produce seed hemp have to grow both male and female plants so that the flowers can be fertilized to produce seeds. The plants are then grown to full maturity when the tops are heavy with abundant, nutritious seeds. These seeds are then pressed to squeeze out the oil, or the hearts of the seeds are processed to isolate the protein.
Another line of hemp products is textiles — things like clothing and building materials. A completely different type of industrial hemp is used which grows tall and strong. This crop is harvested well before maturity when the plants reach full height and just before they begin to flower to harvest the strongest fibers.
Interestingly, neither of these two types of industrial hemp contain sufficient amounts of full spectrum hemp oil. Seed hemp, because it is fertilized as soon as it begins to flower stops producing full spectrum hemp oil and puts its energy into producing seeds. And fiber hemp never even makes it to the flowering stage. And since the cannabinoids are produced in the highest abundance in the plant’s resinous flowers, there’s not enough full spectrum hemp oil in these plants to warrant putting them through the extraction process.
The Full Spectrum Hemp Oil You Love
There’s a third type of hemp known as phytocannabinoid-rich hemp, or PCR hemp for short, which is grown using completely different strains of hemp and farmed in a completely different manner.
PCR hemp, rather than being a descendant of industrial hemp, is descended from high-cannabinoid-producing plants which have been bred over the past 25 years or so to produce full spectrum hemp oil. These plants produce as high as 25 percent full spectrum hemp oil content.
To produce full spectrum hemp oil in abundance, only female plants are grown. This is done using what is known as feminized seeds — seeds that only produce female plants — or using clones from a female “mother” plant. If any plants show signs of producing male parts, they are culled. By avoiding the production of male plants, the flowers can continue to grow without producing seeds, allowing them to produce the sticky, cannabinoid-rich buds from which full spectrum hemp oil is extracted.
Unlike industrial hemp crops which are harvested using massive pieces of farm equipment, these mature PCR hemp plants are harvested by hand when the buds have reached just the right stage of potency.
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil: Where The Good Stuff Is Found
After full spectrum hemp oil buds are harvested, they are dried and ground up and put through an extraction process which separates the plant solids from the oils. This first extraction stage produces what is known as raw hemp extract. This extract, although rich in cannabinoids such as full spectrum hemp oil as well as beneficial terpenes also contains some unwanted ingredients and has a very strong, unpleasant taste.
The raw hemp extract then undergoes a filtering process to remove the unwanted ingredients to produce what we in the industry refer to as full-spectrum hemp oil. We call it this because it still contains the full spectrum of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes found in the original plant.
This product is far more palatable than the raw extract. It can be sold as is or combined with seed oils such as hemp seed oil, grape seed oil, and coconut oil to produce a tincture which has consistent levels of full spectrum hemp oil. It can also be encapsulated in gelcaps which are taken orally.
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, Pure and Simple
Full-spectrum hemp oil is an amazing product. So, there you have it! Now you know. Next time you’re talking to your friends about full spectrum hemp lotions or full spectrum hemp oil, you can wow them with your amazing insights into where it all comes from and how these products are produced.