Our unique CBD products begin their lives at Ecofibre, our parent company, and owner of the largest private cannabis seed bank in the world. This mutually beneficial relationship allows our unparalleled selection of the best hemp genetics available.
At the precise researcher-recommended latitudes ideal for growing hemp, we hand-plant these special seeds - in the fertile hillsides of Kentucky. Since we employ organic growing practices, we use no pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs - and our products are certified glyphosate free, to boot.
We work with generational farmers who take immense pride in working with our hemp plants. The sun is our growing lamp, the Kentucky rainwater our irrigation, and every plant is harvested by hand.
After harvest, we move our hemp plants to our brand-new LEED Platinum Plus extraction facility - less than 20 miles from our fields. Here, we perform our ethanol extraction. While many CBD manufacturers prefer supercritical CO2 extraction, we feel emphatical that ethanol produces superior results.
In our extraction process, food-grade ethanol is passed through the hemp flowers and brought to a simmer. As the flowers mix with the ethanol they create natural friction and produce a nutrient-rich vapor. Then, we recirculate the ethanol through the plant matter, allowing for maximum extraction and zero waste.
Our sophisticated ethanol extraction technology removes unwanted plant waxes and chlorophyll without the high-heat used in other extraction methods. Supercritical CO2 extraction is highly selective for a limited range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and waxes; on the other hand, ethanol pulls out virtually every phytonutrient found in hemp.
Our distillation process (evaporating the ethanol) is very gentle; however, there is an inevitable loss of terpene content during this step (terpenes are delicate, volatile compounds). We replenish this loss with a botanical terpene blend sourced from plants - the same terpenes that occur naturally in hemp.
Our commitment to your health wouldn't be complete without routine laboratory testing. This dedication is why every product we sell is third-party tested by ISO-certified labs. This rigorous protocol allows us to provide the utmost in quality, safety, and transparency. Locate the batch number on the back of any Ananda package, type that number into our CoA (Certificate of Analysis) lookup tool, and instantly see the lab results for the bottle you hold in your hand.