We’ve always loved our full-spectrum CBD oils. It was the very first product we sold at hapihemp and we are proud of the quality product we have made available to our customers. So why change something we love?
All our full spectrum CBD oils were extracted using the C02 extraction method – considered the safest and cleanest method to use however due to the recent changes in novel food regulations for CBD products, all C02 extracted full spectrum CBD oils have become difficult to get onto the FSA’s register of CBD products linked to novel food applications. This is because, unlike THC Free CBD oils that are made from isolate, it is hard to ensure every bottle of C02-extracted full spectrum CBD oil will be exactly the same as the last – due to naturally occurring variations in the plant. So, it is very likely that all C02-extracted full-spectrum CBD oils will have to be removed from all stores in the near future and you may have even noticed that some products have already been removed from your local shops.
For some time now C02 extraction has been considered to be the best and cleanest method used to extract CBD oil and is still regularly used for THC Free CBD oils. This is why up until recently we always used it for our full spectrum CBD oils, but compliance is a priority for us at hapihemp, so it was important that we address the issue and tried to find a new way.
But what about our customers who still want that trace amount of THC in their oil?
It’s true. A trace amount of THC can bring some real benefits, and to some of our customers, this is an important compound within their CBD oil, so it was also important to us.
At hapihemp, we wanted to find a way to ensure our customers who loved our full spectrum C02 extracted CBD oils still had an option that was as good, if not better. So instead of waiting to see our customers being forced to change to THC Free CBD oils when they may not want to, we have been busy looking into what is available within the UK market that doesn’t break any rules and is just as safe and effective as our full spectrum C02 extracted CBD oils had been.
We set out on a path of discovery and were pleased to find that cold pressing had surfaced again in the world of UK CBD, which meant we could offer cold-pressed full-spectrum CBD oils to replace our full-spectrum C02-extracted CBD oils. Both types of full spectrum oils ensure you get the best effect as the compounds within the plant work best with each other, but cold pressing isn’t a novel food as it’s actually an ancient extraction technique – meaning that any product produced this way is not classed as a novel food.
We took some time to source a top quality, safe and effective cold-pressed CBD oil that is also available in a higher strength but doesn’t break the legal limits for how much THC is allowed per bottle (a common issue with cold-pressed oils in a higher strength). We are truly delighted to say that we found exactly that and have it available in both 5% and 15% strengths!
Cold pressing means that you are getting the purest, most untampered with, raw full spectrum product that’s as close to the natural plant as an oil can get! As good as C02 extraction is, some of the nutrients are lost in this process as it involves heating the oil, which has a similar effect to when you cook your veggies, and they lose some nutrients. With cold pressing high temperatures are not needed in the extraction process, meaning you get an even better, more nutrient-packed oil. It’s a win-win situation!
Like with all our other products, here at hapihemp we are super proud of our cold-pressed CBD oils and are so happy to be able to ensure we can continue to offer a variety of strengths and flavours to our customers.
And you don’t have to take just our word for it as we are not the only ones to shout about how wonderful our cold-pressed oils are. In the short time, we have moved over to cold-pressed oils we have had two amazing accolades within the UK press. Here is what Woman & Home magazine and the Evening Standard had to say about them.