As the demand for CBD in the retail consumer market is rising, more and more small and medium sized business owners are interested in formulating their existing product line infused with CBD. If you have to do it from scratch, then it will take a large amount of your time and money. Luckily, there are white label or private label CBD manufacturers out there who can help.
Typically, a white label CBD manufacturer produces both bulk CBD distillates and finished products. They are in charge of the products’ quality control from seed to sale. By partnering with a manufacturer, you can sell their finished products with your brand logo on them, or you can purchase full spectrum CBD, CBD distillates or isolate powders in bulk.
As a business owner, it is crucial for you to choose the right CBD manufacturer. If you are new to CBD, then things can be even more overwhelming. As it goes with any other industry, you have to do your own homework.
When you source from a manufacturer as a B2B buyer, you are selling the products to your retail customers. As a result, the success of your CBD business will heavily depend on the activity of the CBD manufacturer with whom you are going to partner. Your customer trusts you for the quality of your products. That trust can make or break if you make mistakes while choosing the right CBD manufacturer.
In this short, yet highly meaningful post, we will discuss things like: What are the characteristics of industry leading CBD manufactures? What to look for while partnering with one of them? What makes a manufacturer compliant? How to make sure you are getting actually what you bought? Legislation regarding THC content in CBD products and much more.
Steps Associated with CBD Manufacturing
Before we discuss the characteristics of industry leading CBD manufacturers, let us first learn a little bit about the steps involved with manufacturing CBD. For instance, there are a number of steps involved like farming, extraction, distillation, refinements and lab testing. You can find a lot of CBD companies out there who claim themselves as CBD manufacturers. However, you can only consider a company as vertically-integrated only when they have control and access to all the steps associated with CBD manufacturing.
1. Hemp Farming
The quality of hemp plants and farming practices heavily influence the quality of the end product. Even though a manufacturer ensures all the other steps go smoothly, a low quality raw hemp can comprise the quality of the end product.
Farming practice is important because the hemp plants can absorb toxins if they are present in the soil. Because of this, fully compliant and vertically integrated CBD manufacturers alike do lab tests of the hemp plant to detect unwanted toxins. At CBD Hemp Experts, we only use USA grown hemp to manufacture CBD and finished CBD products.
Methods of Cultivation
Cultivation methods also play a vital role in the quality of hemp plants, a CBD manufacturer source from hemp cultivators. For example, you can cultivate hemp both indoor and outdoor. When you cultivate hemp in an outdoor environment with access to sunlight, it requires less pesticides. Cultivating hemp outdoors also requires much less energy compared to indoor farming. However, indoor cultivation can ensure much refined and aesthetic cultivation.
Organic farming is always preferable as it uses less pesticides and herbicides. It is also a sustainable option for hemp cultivation. At CBD Hemp Experts, they only use organic USA grown hemp to manufacture their ready-to-sell private label CBD products.
2. Pre-extraction Processing
This step is relatively simple. It refers to the way a CBD manufacturer collects raw hemp and makes it ready for extraction. Depending on the type of the end product, hemp processing in this step may vary. For instance, some manufacturers may use a low temperature heating system, while others sun dry the raw hemp flower. The next process is grinding the flowers and turning them into coarse powder of 2-300 microns particles.
In this step, CBD manufacturers remove all the unwanted compounds, waxes, fats, and toxins by applying a number of extraction methods. Extraction methods vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. However, the most sophisticated and up-to-date is CO2 extraction that top-notch manufacturers use more frequently.
The raw hemp collected from step 2 is now moved to a PX1 or PXP extraction facility. At the end of this step, all of the necessary terpenes and cannabinoids of the hemp plants are collected. We can now call this full spectrum CBD oil. The term “full spectrum” refers to the CBD oil that contains all other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, along with high concentration of CBD.
Distillation is an age-old process of separating substances or compounds from a liquid mixture by heating and cooling. Today, CBD manufacturers use the same distillation process in a complex mechanism to create some of the finest forms of cannabis and hemp products. It enables them to separate the cannabinoid compounds, terpenes, flavonoids, etc. and turn them into finished products with predictable amounts CBD, THC and other Cannabinoids.
5. Third Party Lab Tests
The fifth step, that all good CBD manufacturers do, is to test all the products they manufacture via an independent third party lab. By conducting these lab tests, both manufacturer and the consumer can rest assured about the products’ quality and consistency. Products that go through a lab test usually carry a COA (Certificate of Analysis) report. This COA report showcases levels of cannabinoids and terpenes a particular product has. It also shows if a product is free from harmful chemicals and pesticides.
How to Choose a CBD Manufacturer?
Your goal is to help your customers get the premium quality wellness products they deserve. You cannot achieve that goal with subpar products. Therefore, the CBD manufacturer you partner with is vital. We have created a checklist of standards a manufacturer must have to help you achieve your goal. A CBD manufacturer with such standards and compliance in place can help make your business a success.
What to Look for Before Partnering with a CBD Manufacturer:
CBD is an unregulated industry up until this date. Unless you do your research, there is no way to distinguish subpar products from original ones. When you are sourcing your CBD products from a 3rd party manufacturer, make sure they are manufacturing the product in a legit manufacturing facility that meets industry standards and compliances.
Take a virtual tour at CBD Hemp Experts manufacturing facility from seed to sale:
Once you have decided to partner with a CBD manufacturer, it’s time for you to take a look at the farming location and quality of raw materials. For example, some common questions you might ask: Do they use organic hemp? Do they follow the cultivation standards? Is it grown in the USA or sourced from other countries? Learning about from where your manufacturer is sourcing the hemp can give you peace of mind and ensure best quality products for your customers. If a manufacturer cut corners with raw hemp, state-of-the-art equipment won’t make much of a difference.
Tracking Seed to Sale Cycle
Some phytocannabinoids show up in earlier stages of hemp plants’ life cycle, while some other essential terpenes develop at a later stage of plants’ growth. This is part of the reason why it is so important to keep track of hemp plants’ growth cycle.
It is important to know the properties of the raw hemp plants used by the manufacturer to manufacture your product. In doing so, you can offer your customers unique products that will help address their unique problems. Stages associated with Seed-to-Sale are: Cultivation, Harvest, Extraction, Production, Distribution and Sales. A vertically integrated CBD manufacturer keeps track of all these stages of production and can share the information with you.
Check Regulatory Licenses and Certificates
Although CBD is an unregulated industry, there are manufacturing certifications and regulatory licenses CBD manufacturers must have. The top CBD companies always align with such manufacturing partners.
Regulatory licenses and certificates you should look for:
- Good Manufacturing Process (GMP)
- FDA Registered
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
These licenses and certificates give you the indication that the CBD manufacturer you are going to work with is compliant and follows standard manufacturing practices. Manufacturers of this kind go through government inspection and their products are ready to meet customers and stakeholders expectations.
Certificate of Analysis (COA) Reports
A certificate of analysis report confirms what is there in the finished product. In addition, it also makes sure if a particular product is free from pesticides, ethyl solvents and other harmful chemicals. CBD manufactures that follow good manufacturing practices also test the quality of the products they manufacture with a 3rd party lab test. They do this for each batch of production and acquire a certificate of analysis report for that particular batch. Above all, this ensures the overall consistency of the products they are manufacturing over time.
Some of the common things to look in a COA report are:
- Amount of Terpenes
- Cannabinoids like CBD, THc CBDv, CBN, CBG and their potency
- Presence of Pesticides, Molds or Heavy Metals
The COA is a way for both the manufacturer and bulk customer to remain transparent about products’ quality and consistency. About 70% of the products that were manufactured in the year 2017 were not correctly labeled. They had inaccurate amounts of CBD content in them than advertised. Therefore, it is important for you to ask for the latest COA of the products they are offering.
Why Choose CBD Hemp Experts?
Partnering with a CBD manufacturer that meets all the standards and industry guidelines is difficult, but not impossible. CBD Hemp Experts make it easier for you. Above all, they help their customers in every possible way to maximize their business success.
Top Notch Products
CBD Hemp Experts is one of the world’s largest wholesale providers of premium Hemp-derived CBD products. They have more than 100 different uniquely formulated private label CBD products. With their industry leading products and services, they set you up for success. They have implemented cutting-edge technologies to manufacture some of the finest CBD products. They also have fully compliant full spectrum CBD products and broad spectrum CBD products with non-detectable THC.
Consistency and Transparency
CBD Hemp Experts ensure transparency and consistency in every step of manufacturing. Each batch of products they manufacture goes through several testing and quality control steps, so that you can rest assured, the products are consistent and of superior quality. You can check the COA reports from their website online. They believe in transparency and want to guide their customers every step of their journey with them.
Reliable Customer Service
They dedicate a personal CBD Hemp Expert to each of their individual customers. You can reach your personal CBD Hemp Expert anytime and they can help answer any question or concern you have. They believe their customers’ success is their success. Their customers are the most important stakeholders of their business and each of them has their own unique needs. They are always there to help build your business with your own unique requirements. To partner with them, simply go to their “request a quote” page and fill out the form there. One of their CBD Hemp Experts will be in touch with you shortly.
CBD Hemp Experts not only manufacture top notch CBD products, but also provide helpful educational resources for you. You can go to CBD Hemp Experts’ Blog to learn more about CBD, industry legislation, products and much more. By reading their blog posts, you can take actionable steps to start your journey with CBD products.
CBD Manufacturers vs Suppliers vs Companies
Typically a CBD manufacturer extracts CBD oil from hemp plants and sells it to the supplier or distributor as wholesale CBD oil. The suppliers then sell these bulk CBD oil to CBD companies where they manufacture the finished products. In some cases alike, the CBD oil manufacturer, distributor, and company are the same entity.
How to get Bulk CBD at wholesale price
Bulk pricing for CBD oil varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and the programs they offer. As a vertically integrated CBD oil manufacturer, CBD Hemp Experts offers the following programs:
White Label CBD Program
CBD Hemp Experts’ White Label CBD program is perfect for any business looking to bring high-quality finished CBD products directly to the market. Don’t know what CBD products are best for your business? No worries, their team of experts will answer your questions and help you determine the right products to meet your customer’s needs. White label products allow you to get the proven CBD products directly from them, without having any label on them. You can label and sell them later as your own products with your own price tag.
Private Label CBD Program
Private label CBD products are very similar to white label ones. You can receive private label CBD products directly from CBD Hemp Experts. But, you are able to work with a design team in order to customize your labeling and branding before it is shipped to you.
Apart from getting finished CBD products at wholesale price using CBD Hemp Experts’ White Label CBD or Private Label CBD program, you also have the option to purchase bulk CBD from them. If you do not own a brand and still want to do business with CBD, you can purchase their NAYSA branded products at wholesale CBD price.
Ready to Partner with CBD Hemp Experts?
CBD Hemp Experts is ready to help you start your own CBD business. The cool thing about partnering with them is that you can apply their experience and expertise for the success of your business. As one of the best vertically integrated CBD manufacturers, they keep track of every aspect of manufacturing CBD products from seed to sale. They are fully compliant and have all the licenses and certificates, so that you can rest assured about your business’s success with their products.
In order to partner with them simply to the “request a quote” page of their website and fill out the form there. One of their CBD Hemp Experts will be in touch with you shortly. With CBD Hemp Experts in your corner, you can simply focus on marketing and selling your products.