Quality Assurance

Why is our oil market leading? 

Our CBD oil is a broad-spectrum distillate with non-detectable levels of THC (0.01%). It is derived exclusively from certified organic US-grown hemp plants. We never use isolates or any man-made synthetic material – only ever natural, plant-based CBD.

Why do we source from the US?

We source our CBD from Oregon, USA for three key reasons:

(1) The American CBD market is the most well developed and mature market in the world.

(2) American producers grow the best raw materials, because they are more experienced and technologically-advanced than producers in other countries.

(3) Oregon's mediterranean climate and rich organic soils provide optimal growing conditions for hemp plants.

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The rapid growth of the CBD industry has given regulators little time to catch up, allowing a large number of poor quality products to appear on the market. With misleading label claims and no proof of independent testing, it can be difficult for consumers to be sure which brands they can trust when it comes to quality and safety.

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1. Labdoor Certification

Our CBD oil has been independently certified by Labdoor, an organisation which tests supplements for harmful ingredients and verifies the accuracy of label claims. Labdoor awarded our oil the highest possible rating (A+ and 100/100) for purity and accuracy, confirming that it has non-detectable levels of THC (<0.01%) and is free from heavy metals, pesticides and microbials. View our Labdoor certificate of analysis here.

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2. Rated #1 UK and EU brand by Leafreport

Naturecan has been rated the top CBD company in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia by Leafreport, an independent organisation focused on bringing transparency to the underregulated CBD industry. Leafreport gave us an overall rating of 95/100 and high scores across all five areas of the review: Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation; Hemp Quality; Variety of Products; Customer Experience; Price & Discounts. The review puts us in first place for the UK and other territories, and second place out of over 200 companies worldwide.

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3. Third-party lab tested

All of Naturecan’s CBD products undergo strict third-party testing with independent laboratories like Labdoor, Eurofins and TÜV SÜD to guarantee their quality and safety. This testing process consists of six stages, starting with raw materials all the way through to end products, and includes tests for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, residual solvents, pesticides and microbials. For more information, please visit our Testing Process page.

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4. Legal and THC-free CBD

Our CBD is fully compliant with laws and regulations around the world. Sourced from legal, certified organic hemp in the USA, our oil is purified using advanced chromatography technology developed by Rotachrom to remove as much THC as possible. This produces a clean, safe and high quality output with non-detectable levels of THC (<0.01%), which is at least 20 times lower than the legal limit.

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5. Certified as free from contaminants by Columbia

In addition to Labdoor, our CBD oil has also been certified by Columbia Laboratories, an organisation committed to supporting public health and safety through stringent testing. Columbia declared our oil free from heavy metals, microbials and pesticides, offering further proof of its purity, quality and safety.

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6. Sourced from certified organic hemp

Naturecan’s CBD is sourced from certified organic hemp grown in the rich, volcanic soils of Oregon, USA. The cultivation of organic hemp does not involve the use of any harmful fertilisers or pesticides, allowing us to reduce our environmental impact by protecting the plants and their environment from contamination, while enhancing the purity, quality and safety of the end product. To find out more about our extraction process, read more below.

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7. Potential for the entourage effect

Naturecan’s CBD is a broad-spectrum distillate consisting of a range of beneficial hemp compounds, including minor cannabinoids like CBDV (cannabidivarin) and CBG (cannabigerol). These various natural compounds combine synergistically to enhance the overall effectiveness of the extract, through a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect”.

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8. Novel Foods first stage validation

In March 2022, Naturecan progressed to the second and final stage of the Novel Foods Licence Application, towards UK regulatory approval. Out of over 800 companies, we were one of just 78 who made it through the first stage, with our CBD products successfully undergoing toxicology and stability testing and ADME studies to guarantee their safety. To learn more about the application process, check out our Novel Food Application page.

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9. Over 7,000 five star reviews

Since it was founded in 2019, Naturecan has received a total of over 7,000 five star reviews on Trustpilot and Reviews.io, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5. These figures are a reflection of our commitment to creating premium, safe and effective products that improve people’s lives. They’re also supported by the findings of a recent customer survey, in which 95% of our customers reported that CBD had helped them in some way. For an in-depth exploration of the survey’s findings, check out our CBD Oil Experiences blog article.

How do we extract CBD from hemp?

Once our hemp plants have been tested, qualified for use and harvested, they undergo three key extraction processes:

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1. CO2 Extraction

Pressurized carbon dioxide is passed through each plant in order to extract the desired CBD compounds and other phytochemicals. This creates a CBD concentrate (or crude oil) that is clean, high quality, and safe to consume. While most other CBD brands stop their extraction process at this stage, we go a step further and use chromatography to remove any impurities and inessentials from the end product.

2. Chromatography

We use an advanced purification system developed by RotaChrom called Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) to separate the desired compounds (such as CBD and other cannabinoids) from impurities and to remove as much THC as possible. This produces a concentrated output with non-detectable levels of THC (0.01%). 

3. Distillation

The concentrate is further refined by distillation. This process allows the oil to retain minor cannabinoids and other hemp phytochemicals (which can enhance its effectiveness through the entourage effect) while removing any compounds, such as lipids, waxes, flavonoids and chlorophyll, which may negatively affect the taste, consistency and purity of the end product.

Once distilled, the oil contains 90-95% CBD and at least 5% other, high quality minor cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBC, and CBDA. This rich and potent mix of phytochemicals and cannabinoids, with non-detectable levels of THC, makes this oil a highly desirable core ingredient for CBD products.

The final step is the addition of organic MCT oil (extracted from coconut) as our carrier oil. We use MCT oil because it improves the bioavailability of CBD (the amount of CBD that enters the bloodstream) and has a mild taste.

For more information about our extraction process, check out our blog article: How is CBD oil made? Extraction process explained

More about Rotachrom Chromatography 

At Naturecan, we use an advanced purification system developed by RotaChrom called Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) to ensure that we can deliver 100% US grown CBD oil of the highest purity and thus quality.

While traditional chromatography techniques, such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and flash chromatography, are useful for extracting small amounts of purified product, they are costly (due to their use of silica) and time-consuming (owing to a more complex process), and therefore cannot be scaled effectively for medicinal use.

Furthermore, they utilize larger quantities of solvents, such as butane and ethanol, which can contaminate the extracted CBD distillate.

Thus, CPC offers an effective and efficient solution for the production of broad-spectrum CBD oil with non-detectable THC. It also offers a greener and more sustainable chromatography solution, minimizing the environmental impact.

When using any Naturecan CBD product, you can be 100% assured of the high purity of the CBD oil, and 100% assured the oil was grown and produced in the USA, the most technologically-advanced cannabinoid heartland in the world.

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Why Choose Naturecan? 

Our CBD oil is broad-spectrum. This means it contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the hemp plant (including cannabinoids, terpenoids and other phytochemicals) and non-detectable levels of THC - making our oil as potent, pure and safe as possible. Here are six main reasons why our oil is different:

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What’s the difference between broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oil?

The difference between broad- and full-spectrum CBD is that broad-spectrum contains non-detectable levels of THC (the intoxicating compound in the hemp plant that makes the user “high”), while full-spectrum CBD contains traceable amounts of THC, making it unsafe for use.

Full-spectrum CBD products contain a mixture of naturally-occurring plant extracts (such as terpenes and other cannabinoids) and up to 0.3% THC or more. While broad-spectrum CBD products also contain many plant compounds, they are either completely free from THC, or contain negligible (trace) amounts of it, i.e. less than 0.3%.

All our products contain non-detectable levels (<0.01%) of THC.

To learn more, check out our blog article: Full-spectrum vs broad-spectrum CBD

CBD & Safety

Our oil is not only market-leading in terms of quality - it is also the safest product on the market.

All our raw materials are tested and qualified for use before entering the extraction process, and all our end products then undergo rigorous independent testing to have their safety and potency guaranteed. This process consists of six stages, and includes tests for CBD potency, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial contamination and residual solvents.

For more information about our testing process, please click here.

CERTIFIED QUALITY

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Labdoor Accredited

Naturecan’s CBD oil has been independently tested by Labdoor, a company that helps customers to make informed buying choices by verifying the accuracy of label claims and testing supplements for harmful ingredients.

Our oil received the highest possible rating (A+) from Labdoor, with non-detectable levels of THC (<0.01%) and zero heavy metal (lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury) and microbial (yeast, mold, coliforms and E. coli) contamination, providing further confirmation of the integrity and quality of our product. 

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TÜV SÜD tested

Naturecan’s CBD oil has been certified by another independent testing partner called TÜV SÜD. With an expansive portfolio of testing and certification services, TÜV SÜD protects customers by providing safety and security solutions and inspiring trust in technological developments.

TÜV SÜD confirmed that our CBD products contain non-detectable levels of THC (MOQ: 0.01%). They also verified that each bottle contains the declared amount of CBD and that our oil contains additional cannabinoids, such as CBG, which increase the effectiveness of the oil through the entourage effect.

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Eurofins certified

Eurofins, a world-leading independent laboratory for food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products testing, has also certified Naturecan’s CBD oil. Eurofins provides customers with accurate data and expert advice to enable them to make the right decisions when it comes to choosing safe and quality products.

Eurofins tested many of our products, including the 40% CBD oil, confirming that they contain non-detectable levels of THC (MOQ: 0.0025%). They also provided further confirmation that our oil contains other cannabinoids like CBG, and that each bottle contains the declared amount of CBD.

Labdoor Accredited

Naturecan’s CBD oil has been independently tested by Labdoor, a company that helps customers to make informed buying choices by verifying the accuracy of label claims and testing supplements for harmful ingredients.Our oil received the highest possible rating (A+) from Labdoor, with non-detectable levels of THC (<0.01%) and zero heavy metal (lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury) and microbial (yeast, mold, coliforms and E. coli) contamination, providing further confirmation of the integrity and quality of our product. 

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TÜV SÜD Tested

Naturecan’s CBD oil has been certified by another independent testing partner called TÜV SÜD.With an expansive portfolio of testing and certification services, TÜV SÜD protects customers by providing safety and security solutions and inspiring trust in technological developments.

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Eurofins certified

Eurofins, a world-leading independent laboratory for food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products testing, has also certified Naturecan’s CBD oil.Eurofins provides customers with accurate data and expert advice to enable them to make the right decisions when it comes to choosing safe and quality products.

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