SEED 2 SYSTEM HEMP COMPANY

About Us: What we do:

Based in Colorado, our team at Seed2System produces and distributes high-quality, all natural CBD products derived from hemp. From our seeds to your body’s system, these products help you on your journey towards better health.

OUR ORIGINS
A seed is a tiny collection of beginnings. Each one holds the potential to become something great if it grows outwards. And, just like every plant that started as a seed, the Seed2System company story starts from a very singular point of possibility, too. It was an idea our founder had one morning that expanded outwards, eventually impacting everyone on our team, our community partners, and now our customers.

The idea was simple, but transformative: seed to (your body’s) system.

Most CBD products are sold as simple end-use products with little thought given to where the plants began or how they eventually impact customers. Instead, we thoughtfully developed every step of our process for creating our high-quality, true full-spectrum CBD oils, tinctures, and more. Ours is a truly vertically-integrated process that considers the plants themselves, the ground where they’re grown, the oil extraction method, and how our products make their way to you.

IT STARTS WITH THE SEED
We’re proud to source our seeds directly from HGH Seed Inc., a long-time hemp seed developer. Their expert geneticists and farmers work closely with Colorado State University to develop genetically consistent and pure seed varieties, along with quality testing measures.

Even with millions of seeds in the ground, HGH Seed remains committed to ecological stewardship and a better connection to the farmers and land where their seeds grow.

FROM THE SEED TO THE GROUND
At Seed2System, we work directly with local farmers or grow our plants on the hundreds of acres of farmland we own. We consistently measure plant quality, as well as CBD levels, to ensure our plants meet the amounts necessary for medicinal benefits and don’t exceed mandated THC levels.

We’re located near Longmont, CO and welcome all of our customers to come and tour our farms or call our team to ask questions. Since we’ve started, our focus has been on customer education and empowerment when it comes to the CBD space.

OUR EXTRACTION PROCESS
When we harvest our plants, we nurture the naturally occurring medicinal cannabinoids (CBD), flavonoids, and especially terpenes the plant matter contains. We do this with our Vapor Distillation™ extraction method.

Vapor distillation is the key to creating our full-spectrum CBD oils. Instead of using chemicals or solvents, we use a proprietary method of precise bursts of heated air to extract oil from our plants. This air pushes through the finely-ground plant matter, distilling into a vapor that we then condense into our 100% natural product.

Other extraction methods can neutralize the plant’s terpene and CBD profile. Ours creates an extract that is as close to whole and natural as possible. This allows you to enjoy what is known as the “entourage effect,” the understanding that naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes work together synergistically to enhance CBD’s medicinal benefits for your body.

You can learn more about our extraction process here.

FROM SEED TO YOUR BODY’S SYSTEM
Too often, we forget that our bodies are a part of the larger community and ecological systems we interact with. At Seed2System, we know that your body’s system will experience the greatest wellness and medicinal benefits from a high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oil.

We plan from seed to system, knowing that doing so helps you on your journey towards greater health.

CBD oil benefits are different for everyone, so our team focuses on educating our customers and helping them through the Goldilocks challenge. Your body is a unique singular system, a single subject design. Too much or too little CBD won’t be of much use. Instead, your body needs a certain combination of CBD dosages and products that works best for you. Our team can help you find that, or recommend products that better fit your needs.

REDEFINING SUCCESS
At Seed2System, we know success is much more than revenue or products sold. Instead of success, we think of significance. How is our work having a significant impact on the customers we’re serving and the planet we’re living on?

With our products, our customers experience new potentials and new possibilities. Like a seed just waiting to burst forth from the ground, our products can help you find greater wholeness and wellness. That is the true meaning of seed to system: a new level of dynamic connection that starts from the moment our farmer picks up a seed to your body’s experience from it.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SEED2SYSTEM
We certainly hope our CBD products reduce your body’s aches or pain, help you achieve clearer focus, or lessen the stress and anxiety from a modern lifestyle.

We offer them in a variety of application methods and dosages so you can find one that works best for you, including:

Oral sprays and tinctures
Salves
Oils

HEMP OIL VS. CBD OIL: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
In the past few years, CBD oil as a medicinal and holistic health product has exploded in popularity. According to an article published by Consumer Reports in April 2019, an estimated 64 million people in the U.S. have tried CBD oil in the last 24 months. With all this buzz, it’s important to understand what CBD oil is (and is not), especially compared with products like hemp seed oil which do not share the same health benefits. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between hemp oil vs. CBD oil.

HEMP OIL VS. CBD OIL: THE BASICS
First, the basics. In the simplest sense, CBD oil is made from extracting oil from the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant for more powerful health benefits, while hemp seed oil (commonly referred to as just “hemp oil”) is derived only from the less potent seeds.

There’s much more to it than that, though.

WHAT ARE CBD AND CBD OIL?
CBD is the abbreviation for a compound called cannabidiol found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis plants have a sticky resin on their flowers (buds). These sticky flowers are covered with trichomes. Trichomes contain the highest concentration of medicinal compounds that include not only CBD, but also tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), flavonoids, and terpenes (highly aromatic oils that offer a range of benefits).

Also referred to as hemp extract, CBD oil is extracted primarily from the cannabis plant’s flowers, stalks, and other biomass. CBD oil has levels of CBD that are higher than hemp seed oil, but it still complies with 2018 Farm Bill rules that the THC levels in the final product be 0.3% or less. This low level of THC means that people can legally experience the benefits of CBD oil without psychoactive effects.

CBD oil does not produce the high that occurs with THC and has few if any, side effects. We’ll discuss some of CBD oil’s major health benefits shortly.

WHAT IS HEMP OIL?
When people talk about hemp oil vs. CBD oil, the comparison is most accurate if we actually specify hemp seed oil vs. CBD oil.

Both come from hemp plants. Hemp and cannabis plants are different versions of cannabis sativa, with hemp plants bred specifically for high CBD-low THC and cannabis plants that are used for marijuana having higher concentrations of THC.

What we typically call hemp oil is derived from just the seeds of the hemp plant. It has low levels of CBD and is often used as a wellness product in topical applications for skin conditions. Think it as similar to olive or flaxseed oil.

WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CBD OIL BENEFITS?
From pain relief to anxiety, CBD oil can have a number of effects on the body.

When the potential benefits of CBD were first discovered, some researchers thought that CBD isolate, a highly concentrated version of CBD oil that only contains CBD would be the most effective. This followed traditional thinking that highly concentrated forms of medicine were most effective.

What they didn’t consider is something now known as the entourage effect. The trichomes on the cannabis flower contain not only CBD and THC but also a host of terpenes, terpenoids, and other compounds.

Because of this entourage effect with all of the available compounds working together, recent research using full-spectrum CBD oil has indicated that while CBD isolate does have a higher potency, full-spectrum CBD oil of the sort we produce at Seed 2 System has more potential benefits.

These are some of the leading CBD oil benefits researchers are currently studying.

1. PAIN RELIEF
CBD works on a different endocannabinoid receptor in our bodies than THC does. THC binds to CB1 receptors (related to mood, appetite, memory, and coordination), but CBD binds to CB2 receptors. These receptors are found in the immune system and connect to the body’s response to pain and inflammation. CBD oil may help prompt the body to produce more natural cannabinoids that control pain and inflammation.

A 2017 study found that CBD oil did decrease pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis, and another study in 2018 indicated that CBD oil alleviated intractable pain (that is, pain that doesn’t improve from other treatments) and the anxiety that came with it.

2. ANXIETY MANAGEMENT
A study in 2015 found that the action of CBD oil in the CB2 cannabinoid receptor provided profound relief of anxiety.

3. MUSCLE RECOVERY
Early studies and an abundance of positive anecdotal evidence suggest that CBD oil’s action on the CB2 receptor provide the same protection against inflammation as more traditional medicines.

For athletes, both professional and amateur, this could mean faster muscle recovery and more effective workouts.

4. PET USE
CBD oil has shown promise in controlling seizures, the pain from osteoarthritis, and anxiety in dogs.

Because CBD oil was classified as a Schedule 1 drug until recently, there is even less research on animals than there is on humans. But as veterinarians and pet owners report more anecdotal success in treating a variety of conditions, more research is forthcoming.

HOW CAN I FIND THE BEST CBD OIL?
When buying CBD oil, it’s crucial to focus on finding a high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oil from a reputable seller. The seller should be transparent about their process, all the way from the seeds they use to their packaging processes.

A report in 2015 found that nearly 70% of CBD oil products are mislabeled. As CBD oil is not addictive and does not come with significant side effects, it does not represent a life-threatening danger to the person using it. However, incorrectly labeled CBD oil can skew the dosage and be less effective.

At Seed 2 System, our goal is to deliver to you the purest, high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil you can find. We are committed to managing this process from the seed in the ground to the package in your hand.

Because Seed 2 System uses the vapor distillation process, the compounds in our CBD oil are preserved, extracting more of the medicinal cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from the plant. We don’t use solvents that could flavor our CBD oil or damage these compounds. Instead, a precise burst of heated air extracts them without harmful chemicals. This heated air flows across the surface of the plant, distilling a vapor that Seed 2 System then condenses into our 100% natural, full-spectrum CBD oil.

Still don’t understand the difference between hemp oil vs. CBD oil? Get in touch with us today. Our team is always happy to explain more about CBD, its potential benefits, and how we produce our products. We can answer all of your questions so you can choose the product that will work best for you!

In 2018, the Farm Bill legalized Hemp CBD in the U.S. It created regulations as to the percentage of allowable, natural THC in products (0.3% or less), but not much else. For one, it didn’t define the many differences in CBD products, and full-spectrum vs. broad-spectrum (and what is CBD isolate?) is just one of those questions many consumers have. At Seed2System, we’re committed to making Hemp CBD products more transparent and approachable for people. This is what you should know about full-spectrum vs. broad-spectrum vs. isolate CBD oils. Have additional questions? You’re always welcome to contact our team to learn more.

THE POWER OF CANNABINOIDS

full spectrum vs broad spectrum

Cannabinoids are unique compounds in cannabis plants. Of the hundreds that exist, the two most well-known are THC and CBD. Along with terpenes and flavonoids, THC and CBD can provide a host of potential benefits that may include:

One of the main differences between the two, and the reason many people are turning to CBD instead of THC, is that CBD acts on the endocannabinoid receptors in a way that does not trigger psychoactive effects. In other words, CBD has the potential to provide the same benefits as THC but without the feeling of being “high.” As CBD is legal in all 50 U.S. states, it is also more readily available.

However, with this ready availability comes questions about quality and the product itself. Providers throw terms like “full-spectrum” and “broad-spectrum” around, but what do they actually mean in terms of the effectiveness of the product?

An educated consumer is the best kind. It’s crucial to know what these terms mean when shopping for high-quality and highly effective CBD oil.

WHAT IS FULL-SPECTRUM CBD OIL?

Full-spectrum CBD oil might be considered the most “natural” form of CBD. This type of CBD oil utilizes the entire plant in the extraction process: the seeds, stalk, leaves, and all other plant matter. It distills not only CBD from this process, but also other flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids.

The beneficial compounds in full-spectrum CBD oil work together in what is known as the entourage effect. In the simplest sense, these compounds working together provide more benefits than if they were to be isolated and taken on their own. With full-spectrum varieties, a trace amount of THC may still remain (though always less than the 0.3% amount required by the Farm Bill).

WHAT IS BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD OIL?

Broad-spectrum CBD oil is similar to full-spectrum CBD oil but with one major difference: the THC is completely removed.

This may occur after extracting a full-spectrum CBD, or manufacturers might isolate all compounds first and then combine them for different purposes. Since this process removes some compounds from the oil, it may not produce the same entourage effect and benefits that occur with full-spectrum oils.

WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE OIL?

CBD isolate oil is exactly what it sounds like: it consists of isolated CBD oil molecules only.

No terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, or other beneficial cannabinoids are included in CBD isolate oil.

FULL-SPECTRUM VS. BROAD-SPECTRUM VS. ISOLATE: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Full-spectrum CBD oil is largely considered to be the most effective choice between full-spectrum vs. broad-spectrum. One of the reasons CBD oil has medicinal promise for so many conditions is that the hundreds of cannabinoids are all working together. Each enhances and compliments the effects of the other (the entourage effect, mentioned above).

Unlike traditional prescription medications that stress the purity of one compound, high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil relies on all of the compounds to contribute.

For consumers who are particularly sensitive to THC or who do not want to ingest any THC at all (due to your job or other reasons), broad-spectrum CBD oil might be a good choice. The main concern with broad-spectrum CBD oil becomes knowing exactly what compounds are in your oil and in what amounts. As mentioned above, because there is very little regulation about what goes on the label for CBD products, this can be a challenging spot for consumers.

Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oils do have many applications. However, CBD isolate oil on its own seems to have limited benefit for the health conditions listed above.

HOW TO CHOOSE CBD OIL

Because it can be challenging to find a high-quality product you can trust, here are five tips when choosing your CBD oil.

1. BUY FROM A STATE THAT HAS LEGALIZED CANNABIS

Consumer Reports found that states who have legalized cannabis have stricter standards and tighter regulations even when it comes to CBD oil.

For example, Seed2System uses hemp seeds from HGH Seed Inc., a hemp seed producer that works with researchers from Colorado State University for high quality and consistent seeds. Located in a state that has legalized cannabis means we stress the quality of every aspect of our product, from seed to final extraction.

2. PAY ATTENTION TO THE EXTRACTION PROCESS

Chemical or prolonged high-heat extraction methods may claim to produce full-spectrum CBD oils, but they can damage or change beneficial cannabinoids in the process.

At Seed2System, we use a patented vapor distillation process that uses water to gently extract the highest concentration of compounds possible.

3. FOR MOST PEOPLE, CHOOSE FULL-SPECTRUM CBD OIL

Read labels carefully. Avoid products that say “pure CBD” or “no THC” as these are not full-spectrum products.

Because of that, they will not provide the benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil (but they might come with the same price tag – buyer beware!).

4. AVOID ADDITIVES OR FILLERS

When you read the label, make sure your full-spectrum CBD oil doesn’t contain sweeteners or thickeners as these can introduce unknown and unregulated materials into your CBD oil.

Seed2System never includes artificial flavors or colors. Our 1500 mg gold tincture (and our 600 mg silver tincture) are available in their natural, lightly nutty flavor or with a pure mint taste.

5. ASK QUESTIONS

Reputable sellers are happy, willing, and able to talk directly to consumers. They’ll be ready to answer all of your questions about their products. They should be able to talk about where their seeds are produced and grown, as well as their extraction process.

At Seed2System, we are dedicated to providing you the highest quality product from the seed to your bodily system. Get in touch today to learn more!

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
All products being sold on this site contain .03% THC or less.

Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

It is important to work with your doctor when using CBD oil for any reason, as it may interact with other medications that you are taking. Your doctor can help coordinate your care, keeping track of any medications or supplements you may be taking for best results.