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Cold pressing, cold pressed or cold press extraction CBD is a way to describe a CBD oil extraction method. Cold pressing CBD involves the use of pressure and time to ‘press’ the natural oils from the hemp plant. The most sought after compounds include the cannabinoids CBD, CBG and their acid states (CBDa and CBGa) with CBGa being the “mother cannabinoid” from which all others are created. These compounds are known to maintain the immune system and may help with colds and the flu and sore throat because of its anti inflammatory properties.
It is important to note that this should not be confused with hemp seed oil, which only utilises the seeds and contains a very low cannabinoid profile.
Cold pressing is a method used in the production of vegetable and plant oils, typically olive oil. During this process of using a press to gather the juice from fruits and vegetables, there’s minimal to no heating involved because the aim of cold pressing is very much about maintaining all the nutrients and properties that are beneficial to our health. Cold pressed CBD means you get a similar balance of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids – all with just as much potency as they were originally intended to have.
Cold pressing is a gentle process that uses pressure to obtain the oil or juice in fruits, seeds and nuts. Cold pressing only uses pressure and friction, without the need for additional heat or solvents. That means it preserves all of the natural components found in whatever you are pressing. For instance, if you drink cold pressed orange juice you will get all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and nutrients found in oranges.
Similarly, in the world of hemp, the cold press preserves all of the plant’s phyto-cannabinoids (like CBD), but also the terpenes, omegas, flavonoids, chlorophyll and other plant-based compounds too. We ensure our range of products are made from the entirety of the hemp plant, in the most natural, traditional way possible.
As cold pressing our hemp means we have all of these compounds in our products, they are considered ‘full-spectrum’. Full-spectrum products deliver something called the ‘entourage effect’ where multiple compounds work together to enhance the effectiveness of the product.
Terpenes are organic compounds found in the plant world. They can also be found in herbs, fruit and even in wine.
Terpenes work well with cannabinoids because of how devoted they are to helping regulate certain bodily functions that typically experience deficiency due to modern living conditions or insufficient nutrition, which can affect social behavior, cognitive learning process and burnout rates linked to certain jobs.
It’s been said that synergistic effects of terpenes and other cannabinoids truly sets the cannabis plant apart from other plants in its ability to positively benefit overall health when consumed on a daily basis under optimal conditions.
The entourage effect is a well supported theory that all compounds found in cannabis work together to produce a better effect than when taken alone.
The interaction between all these compounds is referred to as the ‘entourage effect‘.
Research says that taking phytocannabinoids and terpenes together may provide additional therapeutic benefits.
A review of studies by the British Journal of Pharmacology found that taking terpenes and phytocannabinoids together may be beneficial for pain, anxiety, inflammation, epilepsy, cancer and fungal infection.
No, cold pressed CBD products are not considered Novel Foods.
Yes, we’re extremely proud to have produced a 2.5%, 4% and 5% pure cold pressed full spectrum cbd oil, which is now available for you to purchase from our online CBD store.
We have been working hard with our suppliers to formulate the strongest lab report possible and we are confident our new range is one of the best products available to purchase in the UK today.
If you are trying CBD for the first time, you should start with a low dose and gradually increase the dose over time. It is important to consult with your doctor before using CBD products depending on your lifestyle and medical condition.
All products sold by The Good Level are made from cold pressed oils and therefore outside of Novel Foods and are classed by the FSA as “Not Novel” due to their traditional status.