By now, you may have noticed the Supplement Facts panel on your RYTE CBD bottle and/or box. While we aren’t yet required to, we do add this Supplement Facts panel and elect to follow the FDA’s labeling requirements for supplements. Not all CBD companies do this; as of the writing of this blog post, the FDA is not currently regulating hemp extracts or CBD oil under any regulatory framework. Therefore, since there are no regulations to meet, there are no official requirements for how companies should label hemp extracts that contain CBD.
However, the industry is hopeful that when FDA does put forth a regulatory framework for the hemp industry, full-spectrum hemp extracts with CBD will fall into the ‘dietary supplement’ category. With that in mind, RYTE full spectrum hemp oil with CBD is labeled with a Supplement Facts panel that meets FDA requirements for supplement labeling. Here’s how we do it:
- Under current supplement regulations, there is a requirement to include the source material used to make the hemp extract. In this case you will see the term ‘aerial parts’ listed in parenthesis after ‘full spectrum hemp extract’. This means we use the aerial parts of the hemp plant, which are the flowers and stems.
- The amount listed in milligrams is the amount of total hemp extract used to make the tincture.
- This is not an amount we can measure in a lab; therefore, you will not see this listed on our COA’s. Instead, this is a calculation based on the amount of concentrated full spectrum hemp oil we used to make the tincture.
- The amount listed in mg is the minimum amount of hemp extract in the bottle. This could potentially be higher in your specific bottle, because the amount that goes into a bottle is actually determined by the amount of CBD in our extract.
- CBD is tested and the amount determined by our third-party lab, ACS. We use the CBD potency number from the lab to calculate the amount of concentrated full spectrum hemp extract that we need to mix with organic fractionated coconut oil or MCT oil, to ensure that we can list the correct amount of CBD onto the label.
In summary, this is why you see two numbers on our tinctures’ Supplement Facts panels. One number is the total amount of full spectrum hemp extract used to make the tincture, and the other number is the total amount of CBD in the tincture. Both numbers are reported in milligrams or mg.
If you’re interested in trying full spectrum hemp extract with CBD, check out our online CBD store.