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CBD oil Analytics

CBD oils are not all equal, far from it. Many are made from “legal” EU strain. This list of allowed industrial hemp contains about 80 different strains. Most contain 2-3% CBD and less than 0.2% THC. In order to get to 10% and even 20% – 30% you obviously need some processing. That doesn’t necessarily mean this oil is not great. On the other hand, you have countries (outside the EU) that have different rules and allow more strains to be grown and processed. The more strains you can grow the better chance you have to find and grow stronger and more beneficial plants with original 10% or 20% CBD strength that requires less processing.

In order to find a good oil for you, there are few basic points you can look at on the Lab report “certificate of analyzis”

Look for the % of WW (weight for weight) A good Full Spectrum oil will contain more than just CBD, like CBG, CBC and most importantly THC.

When you compare one oil to another this is a good starting poing. However there are companies that will add both Cannabinoids and Terpenes in order to make it look great. Look for the word “formula” “blend” “unique” when shopping. This is not what we call original oil, this is a blend of many and that is not something we are a big fan of.

We have used mainly two companies to test our products, Phytovista is in the UK, quick and reliable lab that is getting a ISO17025 accrediation. The other lab we like is in Swizherland and can also test for high THC, mother plants (cuttlings) loss on drying and many more. see ISO9001 approved Swiss experts at cbd-test.ch

The manufacturer should also test for Heavy metals. They occur both naturally and as a result of human activity. Some of the most common and damaging heavy metals include arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Fish, meat, brown rice and leafy green vegetables, are higher in heavy metals than others.

Another lab test you may want to look at if you are specific about your oils is the Terpene Profile. A good Full Spectrum oil contains variety of terpenes.

The only way to know, for sure, is to grow your own or get it from someone you trust.

Trust but always Verify!

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Big Brother

Is legal Full Spectrum CBD as we know it coming to an end?

European Commission has indicated that CBD extracted from the flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa L. plant should be considered a narcotic under a 1961 United Nations treaty. Formally adopted, hemp-derived CBD will fall outside the scope of the food regulation and banned from the EU market. 

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Here in the UK “Food Standards Agency” view on this has not changed and CBD extracts themselves are not considered narcotics. However the FSA will begin accepting novel food applications from January 2021, after the Brexit transition period ends. This means that anyone who wants to sell CBD legally needs to have it approved as novel food. This will never include CBD with THC, even as low as 0,2%. 

To ban original plant extract and approve “synthetic” Isolate mixtures as safe, is just sad. This could lead to a rapid change in product quality so you should use every opportunity to tell your friends, doctors and MP´s how CBD is helping you every day!

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One year Lighter Leaf

(see below for english)

Á eins árs afmæli Lighter Leaf, kynnum við með stolti CBD olíu sem við getum kallað “Original full spectrum” og hefur alla þá mögnuðu eiginleika sem plantan hefur uppá að bjóða.

Nýjasta yrkið okkar frá Sviss er um 17-18% CBD og undir 0.2% THC. Við munum merkja framleiðsluna sem 17% en hægt er að sjá “Lab reports” á síðunni okkar þar sem fram kemur nákvæmt magn af cannbínóðum fyrir hverja uppskeru sem við setjum á sölu.  Við eigum enn til nokkrar flöskur af 20% olíunni okkar og verða þær seldar á síðunni okkar með afmælis-afslætti á meðan birgðir endast.

Okkar skoðun er að best er að hafa olíuna orginal og full spectrum og með leyfilegu magni af THC.

Þegar plantan vex á sér stað lífmyndun ensíma, hvata og efnahvarfa sem framleiða flóknar sameindir úr einföldum sameindum, líffræðilegir nano strúktúrar sem verða að ofur-strúktúrum. Olía sem er eins lítið unnin og hægt er, heldur í náttúrulegu eiginleikana, virkar sem ein heild og viðheldur margföldunar áhrifunum (entourage effect).

Ræktunin frá græðlingi að fullvaxta plöntu fer fram við kjör aðstæður á býlinu í Sviss. Eftir uppskeruna er olían dregin fram úr blómum plöntunnar með tækni sem heitir á frummálinu “super critical Co2  carbon dioxide extraction”. Öll framleiðsla fer fyrst á óháða rannsóknastofu í Sviss og síðan aftur til PhytoVista laboratories í Englandi.

Lighter leaf proudly presents on our one year anniversary, Original full-spectrum CBD extract. This Sviss strain is 17-18% CBD and below 0.2% THC. It offers all the magical benefits from the plant. We market our oil as 17% and you can view lab reports on our webpage for the exact amount of Cannabinoids. There are still few bottles remaining of our 20% oil, which will be available in our webstore with special anniversary discount until sold out. We believe that true original full-spectrum CBD oil requires only minimal processing in order to retain all the natural effectiveness and offer the best entourage effect. As the plant grows, biosynthesis, enzymes, catalyzing chemical reactions, produce complex molecules from simple molecules (biological nanomachines using chemical energy, to build superstructures). At the farm in Switzerland, the growing cycle from clone to fully grown plant is carefully monitored and the extraction is made using supercritical carbon dioxide technology. Every production is tested, first in Switzerland and again in the UK.

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Full Spectrum CBD oil

Just as mother nature intended, full spectrum oil comes with all the cannabinoids naturally occurring within the cannabis plant. Depending on the strain of the plant, often high in CBD it contains a variety of other cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBDV, CBDVA, CBG, CBN, CBC, Delta-9, Delta-8 (THC).

Original full spectrum plant resin is made in the plant, not in a lab. It is a synergy of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids within the one and same plant. These are naturally occurring friends, made by trichome cells, in the same plant. A process called biosynthesis, enzymes, catalyzing chemical reactions, produce complex molecules from simple molecules (biological nanomachines using chemical energy, to build superstructures). Not from another production, chemical process, isolates, or mixed together by someone.

CBGA is the firstborn in a biosynthetic reaction that joins together smaller pieces. Then moves on to be naturally “cyclized” via enzymes, to form other cannabinoids like THCA, CBDA, and CBCA (synthase). CBG a 5-HT1A receptor is being researched for potential effects in disease conditions.

After harvesting, the decarboxylation process (heating the plant material or resin) helps break off the “A” (acid) structure. Transforming CBDA to CBD, THCA to THC, CBGA to CBG etc.

Terpene is an important part of the plant with multiple benefits from treating pain to relieving anxiety. Common terpenes are; myrcene, pinene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene.

Flavonoids, phytonutrients, contribute aroma and flavor, can offer therapeutic effects (Quercetin being famous during virus outbreaks).

All of the Cannabinoids have a function and can benefit you in different ways. They work extra well together with other “friends” from the plant, cooperation known as the “entourage effect”. The small amount of THC present in some legal EU strains, 0.1-0,2% is said to multiply the effectiveness of the oil without causing any “high”.

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Image; The three types of glandular trichomes on female cannabis flowers.

(a) Flowering female ‘Finola’ plant; inset: isolated floral cluster containing numerous calyces bearing densely populated glandular trichomes. (b) Dissecting microscope image of the calyx and styles of an individual female flower. (c) Image of the calyx of an individual female flower using conventional SEM; scale bar 500 μm. (d–f) Cryo‐SEM images of the three types of cannabis glandular trichomes, classified as stalked (d), sessile (e), and bulbous (f); scale bars 20 μm. ref the plant journal Cannabis glandular trichomes alter morphology and metabolite content during flower maturation

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Decriminalize Hemp products

1961 scheduling of cannabis as a dangerous drug was based somewhat on misinformation but more likely as an order from “above” – The big corporations (big corruptions).

The scheduling implied that cannabis is one of the most dangerous, addictive narcotics on the planet with absolutely no medicinal value. We know this isn´t completely true, but alcohol, tobacco, and sugar all fit this description perfectly (none of these were even scheduled)

World Health Organisation has admitted the 1961 scheduling is wrong! This week, when trying to reverse the mistake, the big companies (EU as front) placed pressure on the member states who were due to vote and delayed voting until the end of this year at least.

When will we open our eyes and see that we are being let down by corruption and greed? Causing our self unnecessary pain and suffering to keep a few cotton, plastic and pharma shareholders happy?