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This section breaks down the cannabinoid content in each Receptra Naturals product. You will notice that CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid in each of our 100% American grown and manufactured hemp extracts.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant. Our hemp phenotype naturally produces CBD in abundance compared to other cannabinoids. CBD is non-psychoactive, non-addictive and antibacterial. Generally, our customers are most concerned with CBD content. You will notice that Receptra Plus contains a minimum of 49.83 mg/mL as defined in the “Pass Value” column. In order to receive a passing grade, the CBD content must meet or exceed the advertised value. Since 2003, the United States Government has held a patent on CBD for its use as an antioxidant, neuroprotectant and anti-inflammatory.
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBD-A) is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid produced by the hemp plant. When CBD-A is heated, the carboxylic acid group is expelled in the form of CO2 . When this reaction occurs, CBD-A is converted to CBD. Research shows widespread health benefits of CBD-A.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant cannabinoid produced by the most cannabis plants. Our proprietary hemp genetics naturally produce low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD. THC is legally permitted in Hemp products as long as the products contain less than the federally mandated 0.3% as defined in Section 7606 of the Farm Bill of 2013. All of Receptra Naturals’ products comply with the Farm Bill of 2013 by containing less than 0.3% THC.
Cannabichromene (CBC) is a non-intoxicating compound with the same origins as both THC and CBD in that they all stem from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). It converts from CBGA into cannabichrome carboxylic acid (CBCA), and then finally to CBC after exposure to heat. CBC in particular is known to interact with the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), both of which are linked to pain perception. In addition to its analgesic properties, CBC is widely believed to have significant antimicrobial (anti-bacteria and anti-fungal) effects. CBC is the third most abundant cannabinoid found in the Receptra Naturals product, only CBD and CBG are found in higher levels.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid produced by the Hemp plant. Currently there is little research about the effects of CBG. What scientists do know, is that CBG acts as the “stem cell” of most other cannabinoids. CBG is converted to other cannabinoids by enzymes in the Hemp plant. This explains why there is generally a very low concentration of CBG in mature Hemp plants.
Cannabinol (CBN) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid created by the degradation of certain cannabinoids. As the cannabinoids oxidize, they are converted to CBN. This process is stimulated by either heat or oxygen. CBN shows effectiveness in helping people relax and can promote better sleeping patterns. Receptra Naturals growth and extraction processes naturally converts low levels of the cannabinoids into CBN. Receptra Naturals growth and extraction processes naturally converts some low levels of THC into CBN.
The solvents remaining in Hemp extracts after the extraction process. In order to obtain a passing grade in this category, the residual solvents must exist in a concentration below the accepted pharmaceutical industry standards set forth by the U.S. pharmacopeia.
Ethanol is the solvent used to extract the cannabinoids from Receptra Naturals 100% Colorado Grown Hemp plants. We use only 100% pure, reaction-grade, non-denatured Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol) in our extraction process.
The FDA’s “Permitted Daily Exposure” to ethanol is 166.7 mg/day. All of Receptra Naturals’ Hemp oils contain less than 1 mg ethanol per gram.
Yeasts, Coliforms, and Molds
The presence of outside organisms can contaminate any product. It becomes especially concerning when they are found in products you are meant to ingest. This section informs the consumer of the presence of any outside organisms within the product. You will notice that in order to obtain a passing grade in this section, there can be ZERO presence of any yeasts, coliforms, or molds (contaminants).
Total Aerobic Count
This is a reference to the aerobic bacteria content of Receptra Naturals’ Hemp oil. Aerobic bacteria are bacteria that grow when oxygen is present and are a common cause of clinical infection. Receptra Naturals’ finished Hemp oils will never contain aerobic bacteria.
Coliforms are bacteria commonly found in the soil, human and animal waste, and water that has been contaminated by runoff. Coliforms are typically not harmful to humans and are often found in the gut of warm-blooded animals. The Environmental Protection Agency and others, use coliform content to determine the ability of other bacteria and pathogens to thrive in things like drinking water and products meant for ingestion.
Total Yeasts and Molds
This is the total count of yeasts and mold contained in the tested batch. You will notice that in order to obtain a passing grade, there can be ZERO presence of any yeasts or molds. Yeast and mold belong to the fungus family. Both yeast and mold require organic hosts to derive nutrition. Yeasts and molds grow on most foods and materials where there are available nutrients and small amounts of moisture. While most yeasts and molds are harmless to humans, it is recommended to consume as few yeasts and molds as possible. Receptra Naturals finished Hemp oils will never contain yeasts or molds.
Escherichia coli (E. Coli) are bacteria commonly found in the environment, foods, drinks, and the intestines of humans and animals. You will notice that in order to obtain a passing grade, there can be ZERO presence of E. Coli in the tested batch. Generally, E. Coli bacteria are harmless, but some types are pathogenic and can cause illnesses like diarrhea and respiratory illness. The most common transmission of E. Coli is through contaminated water supplies.
Salmonella is a bacteria that is found in the environment and all warm-blooded animals. Salmonella derives its nutrition from organic sources and can thrive with or without oxygen. You will notice that in order to obtain a passing grade, there can be ZERO presence of Salmonella in the tested batch. Children are most at risk for infection or sickness from Salmonella. It is imperative to ensure that there is no presence of Salmonella in products designed to improve the quality of life of children and adults.
Hemp is a reclamation crop that absorbs toxins and metals from the soil where it grows. The Hemp used to create Receptra Naturals’ products is grown in contaminant free soil in order to prevent the absorption of heavy metals. Often times, Hemp imported from Asia and Europe shows a higher concentration of heavy metals as a result of poor soil quality. Receptra Naturals takes special care to ensure heavy metal free products.
Lead is a chemical element that is soft, malleable, and a heavy metal. As a remediation crop, Hemp absorbs small amounts of lead from the environment. While the majority of lead is removed from the hemp during extraction and refinement, small amounts can still remain. This is common in many things we consume daily, such as foods, water, and pharmaceuticals. The total lead content allowed in children’s products, as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is 100 parts per million—this includes pharmaceuticals. While lead is legally present in many everyday products and consumables, Receptra Naturals maintains a lead content threshold well below the accepted safe limits. While the safe limit for lead is consider 100 parts per million, Receptra Naturals batches will only pass third party testing with a lead content of less than .005 parts per million.
Arsenic is a chemical element that occurs in many minerals. Trace quantities of arsenic are an essential dietary element in humans and other species. Arsenic is commonly used in insecticides. Though Receptra Naturals does NOT use arsenic nor any other pesticides to control insect populations, we test for the element to ensure no unintended contamination from the environment occurs. In order to obtain a passing grade in this category, the batch must contain less than .005 parts per million arsenic.
Cadmium is a chemical element that is a minor component in zinc ores and is a byproduct of zinc production. Cadmium use is decreasing worldwide, but it is still used in a variety of phosphate fertilizers. Receptra Naturals does NOT use cadmium in any part of the growth or production of our hemp and hemp products. In order to obtain a passing grade in this section, there must be less than .005 parts per million cadmium in the finished batch.
Methylmercury is a bioaccumulative environmental toxin that is formed from inorganic mercury. Microbes convert inorganic mercury to methylmercury in aquatic systems like rivers, sediments and soils. Natural sources of methylmercury include volcanoes, forest fires and weathering of mercury-bearing rocks and minerals.
Receptra Naturals tests for methylmercury to ensure that uncontrollable environmental circumstances do not introduce this toxin to our Hemp crops. Often times, methylmercury will concentrate in herbivorous fish and aquatic life that are common in our diets. For this reason, some believe it is important to introduce plant based sources of omega fatty acids to our diets in lieu of animal (fish) based sources. In order to obtain a passing grade in this section, each batch must contain less than .005 parts per million methylmercury.
This section is used to identify the individual sample tested and its category classification. The Sample ID is used to track each batch tested. The Category is used to define what type of batch is tested. Currently, all of Receptra Naturals’ products are categorized as “concentrates”.
This section is used for the chemist to provide any pertinent feedback regarding the referenced batch tests. In general, this area will confirm the testing results, but can also be used to clue in on any areas of concern. While this section can provide valuable insights into a contaminated batch, it is important to understand that Receptra Naturals will never offer a product that has been compromised in ANY of the stated categories.
This section shows the name and date of the chemist who performed the batch tests.