The CBD industry is set to normalise and standardise its market offers sooner rather than later, and some serious producers can already guarantee the content of their extracts. Nevertheless, most manufacturers still rely on consolidated methods for maximising production, instead of preserving the natural healing phytocomplex contained in hemp flowers.
Furthermore, just like veggies and fruit, hemp flowers and stems used for extracting cannabinoids and terpenes may contain pesticides, herbicides, mould, and other organic or inorganic toxins. And just like veggies, nature doesn’t create all plants in a field equal. The concentration of cannabinoids, terpenes, antioxidants, and other substances in the typical cannabis phytocomplex can vary tremendously. It is one of the extractor’s duties to select the best raw material and make the final product consistent over time.