Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Appa Extracts in-house scientist, Dr. Todd Griffin, Ethan Berney, and Ashley Neill have formulated 4 unique blends of essential oils and terpenes for 4 of our purposely made CBD products. With each having their own unique taste, from Earthy to Citrusy.
Flavors so distinct and strong that, your customers will not doubt that what they are consuming is indeed a Cannabinoid product with all the Terpenes and Flavanoids still intact. A taste that can only be achieved using a Subcritical CO2 extraction method.
A good rule of thumb to remember is, the less flavor you’ll taste on a CBD product, the more diluted it probably is. Meaning the CBD content on its label is most probably wrong.
Oh… here’s a little “Fun Fact” for you. Nearly 70 percent of CBD products sold online are mislabeled
Both Subcritical and Superctritacal extraction uses C02 (the preferred method by hemp processors) to extract the oil from the hemp plant. However, subcritical, does not involve any heating elements during the extraction process (unlike supercritical).
Ever wonder the difference between regular and virgin olive oil? And why virgin olive oil is more expensive? It’s the way it the way the oil was extracted from the olive. Whilst adding heat to the olive during the extraction process helps to extract more oil out of it, it’s done so at the expense
of destroying its delicate flavors and aromas. Virgin olive oil, on the other hand was extracted using a cold-press method thus preserving its flavors, aromas as well as some the olive oil’s antioxidants compounds.
The same goes for hemp oil extraction.
The less heat involved in the extraction process, the more of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are preserved. Hence Cold C02 extraction or Subcritical is deemed the best method by the majority of the hemp processors.
To learn more, check out this article: SUBCRITICAL C02 EXTRACTION… IS IT WORTH IT?
If you’ve heard someone say that CBD products without THC does not give the user an “Entourage Effect”, chances are, they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Even if you were to eliminate the THC completely from the CBD product, you’ll still be left with hundreds of other Cannabinoids – not to mention Terpenes and Flavonoids – all of which when consumed will still give the users the semblance of the Entourage Effect. Though not quite as powerful with the absence of THC.
That said, a Full Spectrum CBD product still is undisputed when it comes to delivering the user said Entourage Effect.
And Broad Spectrum CBD products are best to market to customers that are in a position where they absolutely cannot be caught with a THC positive drug test result i.e. athletes, employees working for a company with strict drug policies, etc.
We’re currently focused on manufacturing subcritical CO2 extracted CBD oil tinctures. But due to our partners’ request, we plan on producing other products derived from our proprietary Carolina Sweet Crude™ such as topicals, flowers, vapes, and edibles as soon as March of 2020. Your feedback is also valued by our science department to develop products that your customers will find useful. If you’d like to share your ideas or learn more about these product options, give us a call by clicking this link: I Have Some Ideas I’d Like To Share
Appa Fast Track™ Program was meant for you to validate your ideas and to gather data without you spending too much time and money. You will have the option to customize the potency of your product (amongst other options) with our white label program. By then, you will have better information that will help you make better decisions on how to customize your products. For more information on product customization, click this link to schedule a call: Tell Me More About Your White Label Program
The same reason why they keep wine in tinted bottles. And that is to protect it from the elements, mainly, the sun’s UV rays.
We’ve spent a significant amount of resources by using subcritical C02 extracted CBD oils as this method extracts far lesser oil from the hemp plant. Not to mention it takes longer to be extracted compared to other methods such as supercritical and 10 times more expensive than solvent based extraction methods.
We choose subcritical C02 extraction despite these expenses because it is the best method for retaining components such as essential oils, terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, etc within the hemp plant. Something that your customers will immediately see, taste and feel in every drop.
And the last thing that you’d want, is to have your products be accidentally exposed to the elements such as sunlight. And reducing the potency of your product by half.
Our matte black packaging solves this by protecting your products from the elements such as the sun’s UV rays, so you won’t have to worry about your customers using a diluted product.
If you do want to live dangerously, and prefer to have clear and transparent bottle tinctures, you will have that option on our white label program