The Dr. John’s Difference
What makes Dr. John’s Remedies superior to most other Hemp Oils on the market? Aside from countless hours of medical and legal research conducted by our founders, let us tell you about our quality and purity standards.
RARE STRAINS OF HEMP
Dr. John’s Remedies CBD enriched Hemp Oil begins with very rare strains of the hemp plant. These plants yield high levels of CBD and phytonutrients while keeping THC levels down to 0.3% or less. On a farm in Pueblo, Colorado, the hemp is grown and nurtured to maturity using organic and sustainable practices. (It is crucial to the quality and purity of the CBD oil that the hemp plants are not treated with chemicals or pesticides). Nestled between mountains and bordered by two mountain-fed tributaries, it’s a unique ecosystem that’s ideal for growing high-quality hemp.
THE LIPID INFUSION METHOD
Most companies “extract” the CBD from the hemp. It’s not uncommon for producers to use solvents that bind to the CBD molecules and drip them out, or blast the hemp with CO2 gas to force it out. Both have downsides – either contaminating the oil or compromising its integrity. We use a far superior method called lipid infusion.
Using just the right combination of pressure, heat, and time, we add a ‘carrier’ of coconut oil or MCT to the raw hemp and allow it to gently become infused with the phytonutrients. It’s a bit like the way olive oil is infused with garlic or other herbs to give it flavor. Over time, the CBD and terpenes make their way into the carrier, infusing it with all their goodness. Then, after we’ve infused the carrier with the CBD we immediately infuse it again. That makes sure we have every last molecule of goodness to maximize the entourage effect.
RIGOROUS QUALITY/PURITY TESTING
The first of many third-party quality checks that our pure organic hemp oil goes through is carried out at the farm in Colorado. Before the hemp is harvested and sent off to a lab, it’s tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) to ensure that the THC levels are 0.3% or less, and that there’s no contaminants (mold, pesticides or other chemicals) lurking in the plants. Once the CDA gives the green light, it’s harvested and sent off to the lab to make CBD enriched hemp oil.
The concentrated oil is then tested for potency by a third-party lab before being diluted with more MCT or coconut oil to the required CBD dosage amount. Once it’s at the required dilution, we send it off for testing again.
When the lab results are back, it’s time for the hemp oil to be processed into capsules or tinctures. The capsules are filled using the pipettes and the tincture jars are filled with exactly the right amount of pure organic hemp oil.