You shouldn’t need a PhD to find the right CBD product. Here are some of the most common questions people ask Harvey. Do you have a question? Ask us!
Along with being a natural anti-inflammatory, possessing natural anti-anxiety qualities, providing natural pain relief and many more extraordinary qualities, CBD has a very similar molecular structure to that found in the human endocannabinoid system – which is made up of endocannabinoids and their receptors. These are found everywhere in the body, from the brain and other organs to glands and immune cells. In a nutshell, by helping the brain better understand issues within our bodies, we can help it do the healing for us.
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of the 104 beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant. The hemp plant, in its natural state, contains no CBD. Instead, it contains a full cannabidiol profile of CBDA, CBC, CBG, CBN, etc. CBD is essentially created by degrading these quality cannabidiols through a heat process called decarboxylation.
Terpenes are basically the essence oils of the plant. Terpenes are extremely complex elements and vary from one hemp strain to another. Terpenes can have healing qualities beyond (or greater than) those of CBD.
Harvey’s All Naturals started as a labor of love from Harvey to a friend who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He knew he could make a natural elixir, far better than anything available at the time, to help his buddy. From the very beginning, Harvey’s goal was to produce the purest cannabidiols that could stay as true to nature as possible while delivering all the long-term medicinal benefits of CBD.
Boot Ranch Farms is our “mother“ farm for creating the highest quality hemp for our products. It is a small, owner-operated, off-grid farm in Colorado’s San Luis Valley using solar power and artesian water. Since large scale farms can’t grow hemp to our quality standards, Harvey also consults with other small farms to help them grow hemp to the same quality standards that we developed at Boot Ranch. Our belief is that quality hemp starts with healthy living soils. We use beneficial insects and over 20,000 species of beneficial microorganisms for insect control, disease control, and plant health. We grow for terpenes and the high quality CBDs come along for the ride.
All our flowers are slow dried in a controlled environment to maintain the plant’s natural CBD and terpene quality. High grade, low temp, closed-loop alcohol extraction is used for hemp flower oil processing. We leave a small amount of beneficial organic material in our oils to create a full “entourage effect” of the hemp flower for maximum medicinal quality.
Our genetics are based from the “Cherry” and “Wife” hemp strains, which are among the highest quality terpene profile and full spectrum CBD production in the industry.
Full Spectrum: These oils are of the highest quality and ideally leave the oils in the natural state provided by the plant or the “entourage effect.” These oils should contain the full cannabidiol profile (CBDA, CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.) and should also contain the natural terpenes, the small amount of THC in the hemp plant, some chlorophyll, and other beneficial organic material from the plant. Our hemp oil contains about 70% of the CBD profiles and the remaining contents are the other beneficial elements.
Broad Spectrum: This is a new term that seems to relate to oil that undergoes extra processing to eliminate the THC and other elements. We have found that terpenes and CBDA get degraded through the excess processing.
Isolates: Highly processed oil that degrades the full spectrum cannabidiol profile to create an oil or powder 96+% fully decarboxylated CBD. This is usually done to large scale industrial hemp with undesirable terpenes.
So what does all this mean? Full spectrum oils will vary in quality from one harvest to the next, though ours will always fluctuate at the high end of the quality scale. Isolates will be more consistent, but much further down on the quality scale, and broad spectrum falls somewhere in between.
This refers to using all that the natural plant has to offer. It has been found that CBD by itself is relatively weak. By maintaining the natural terpenoids and secondary cannabinoids in the hemp flower oil (full spectrum CBD oil), a much higher quality and long-term medicinal effect is created.
Hemp flower oil or “CBD oil” is extracted from the hemp flower. This is the oil we grow and use in all our products. Hemp seed oil is pressed from the hemp seed. It is high in complex B vitamins, but does not contain CBD. Hemp flower oil costs about 500x more than hemp seed oil. Don’t be fooled by companies claiming hemp seed oil as part or all of the volume of CBD oil or “hemp extract” in their products.
Many companies use CBD isolates in their products, which strip many of the beneficial compounds and elements, to make oils of nearly 100% or “pure CBD.” This much inferior product is mainly made so hemp oil wholesalers can provide companies, who do not farm their own hemp, a consistent oil – no matter where or how it is grown and processed. Research has found that when using CBD for long-term medicinal reasons, a full spectrum oil, with natural terpenes of the hemp plant, performs exponentially greater than a CBD isolate and the body can build up a resistance to isolates within a short time. To support long-term healing benefits, we only use the highest quality full spectrum CBD oils in all our products. We never use isolates.
Starting with great soil, growing specific hemp strains with high terpene profiles, using low temperature processing, and intentional care in every step and process, each drop of Harvey’s All Naturals is pure goodness, meaning less CBD is required for the full entourage effect. We don’t “stretch” our product with fillers and unnecessary ingredients — just grape seed oil and some of the best CBD available on the market. At 4-8 drops under the tongue each day, one bottle will last about 60 days.
Harvey’s mission is to make the finest quality hemp products available to you, the customer, and your complete satisfaction is extremely important. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you may return the unused portion in the original packaging within 30 days of the original purchase date. Refunds will be processed upon receipt of the returned product(s) and will be issued within 1-2 weeks. You will receive an email notification once we have issued a refund.
Original shipping charges and the return shipping costs are non-refundable.
Please note: Only returns on your first purchase will be refunded. Subsequent orders/purchases will not be refunded.
When preparing to ship the product for return, please include a copy of the original invoice or receipt with the return with a brief explanation of the reason for the return. We must physically receive the return within 30 days of the original purchase date.
Harvey’s All Naturals
PO Box 681
Leadville, CO 80461
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Harvey Craig, Founder