The hemp is grown outdoors in Colorado using organic practices. Once harvested, our extractors take the flowers (not the seeds or stems) (contrary to popular belief you cannot extract cannabinoids from either of those things unless you're processing the hell out of them) and process them using food grade ethanol (grain alcohol). Compared to C02 and fossil fuels, ethanol extraction is much more gentle on the plant and - because of that - we think it's superior to all other hemp extraction methods.
The extracts are analyzed at a third party test facility for their cannabinoid profile as well as pesticides, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, mycotoxin, and bacterial/microbiological contaminants. They must be pure, cannabinoid-rich, and pass every test - otherwise we won't accept them.
THE OTHER INGREDIENTS
(You know, like the turmeric and the black pepper and the MCT oil.)
We source USDA certified organic ingredients wherever we can. Not necessarily because we think they're better for you or your health (the debate is still out on that), but because organic agriculture is much more gentle on the planet (can you tell we've got a thing for being gentle?).
Currently, our USDA certified organic ingredients are:
Turmeric, MCT oil, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, coconut milk powder, and vanilla bean.
We are 100% committed to using the highest quality ingredients we can get our hands on and we only purchase our ingredients through trusted suppliers (in fact, many of the ingredients we use for SUPERGOOD are the exact same ones we use in our home kitchen).
Once our products are formulated, they go to third party labs for testing to ensure 1) they're safe for consumption and 2) the potency we're advertising is within the +/- 15% variance* we allow. Because of this allowable variance, we provide consumers with the the actual potency of each of our products. For instance, we advertise our capsules as being 1000MG CBD but - with the allowable variance - the actual potency could be as low as 850MG or as high as 1150MG (we always aim to be + and never -).
Due to the lack of testing requirements on the hemp side of the cannabis industry, we adhere to many of the testing standards put forth in Colorado's retail marijuana rules (rules with which we are very familiar). This is not something we are required to do but something we think is of utmost importance given the loose regulations surrounding testing on hemp products. At the end of the day, these rules exist for a reason: to protect YOU.
*This is the same variance that is allowable by Colorado's retail marijuana rules.
After 2+ years in Colorado's regulated marijuana industry, we've learned a thing or two about cannabis. So we decided to take all that knowledge and bring it over to the non-intoxicating side of the industry. Why? Because we saw the need for high quality hemp products in a market that's saturated with products made by people who have little or no experience with cannabis.
At SUPERGOOD, we hold our products to the same standards as our products on the marijuana side of the industry, and we wholeheartedly believe that's one of the things that sets SUPERGOOD apart from the rest.