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Introducing Delta CBD Honey

Our newest product, a CBD honey, is now available! Watch the launch video above or read on to learn more.

Delta CBD Honey uses our same, Full Plant, 0.0% THC CBD that you’ve come to know and love. With wildflower honey sourced from the rainforests in Brazil, this is the most delicious CBD honey you’ll find anywhere.

Easily use CBD Honey to add CBD to your daily routine—it mixes perfectly in coffee, tea, milk, or a smoothie. Or it can simply be added to breakfast items like granola or honey.

Delta Botanicals Hemp Oil Organic Honey Nutrition Facts

Bottle Size: 6oz (252g)
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Hemp Oil Per Serving: 36mg
Cannabidiol (CBD) Per Serving: 30mg
Servings Per Container: 36

Dosage: The above chart represents the lowest number of teaspoons of honey required for observable effect for low-, medium-, and high-severity conditions. Delta honey contains 30mg of CBD per teaspoon and is designed to fine-tune dosage for low to medium severity conditions.

The duration of effect is approximately 4-5 hours. To titrate, you may either increase the number of teaspoons per dose or increase the number of doses per day. It is recommended that you keep notes of your dosage and observed effects to keep track of titration. For higher severity conditions, we recommend you consider higher strength Delta products or alternative routes of administration (e.g., our oral tinctures which can be taken sublingually).

How we Make Delta CBD Honey

Our raw, unpasteurized Brazilian honey is nutritional, aromatic, delicate, and has a great taste.

Bees operate their hive and store their honey at 95F because that’s the way they like it. Any hotter and the beneficial enzymes and sugars break down, ruining the batch, any colder and the supersaturated sugar solution solidifies.

We preserve our little bee friends’ hard work by processing our CBD Honey at low temperatures (no more than 95F) with the help of high-frequency ultrasound, which quickly and thoroughly destroys the yeast cells and other bacteria responsible for spoilage and off-taste while preserving the natural sweetness and physicochemical environment of the honey (water, color, acidity, HMF).

Amazing Flavor Requires Amazing Honey

Bees produce honey by collecting nectar from various flowers and returning it to the beehive. There bees process these nectars into honey.

The flavor of each beehive’s honey reflects the flavors and aromas of the nectars the bees collect from local flowers. Brazilian honey has many benefits over kinds of honey found in North America.

Brazilian honey, produced from the nectars of rainforest wildflowers, contains no residues of contaminants such as antibiotics and pesticides artificially introduced by North American commercial farmers.

By the process described above, we preserve the light, fresh floral aromas of rainforest wildflowers. These aromas combine with herbal aromas from hemp terpenes to produce an elegantly refreshing addition to any tea or coffee.

If you have a sweet tooth, you might simply try a teaspoon of Delta CBD honey by mouth. At 30mg of active CBD per teaspoon, it has an effect somewhere between our Gold and Purple lines of oral tinctures.

Discover the Delta Difference

Many companies use CBD isolates for cost savings. Not Delta Botanicals.

Our process begins with full-spectrum oil extracted from the hemp plant using liquid CO2 extraction. Then our chemists remove all residual traces of THC via liquid chromatography. That means you receive the full benefits of the hemp plant (including CBD, CBG, CBN, and beneficial terpenes) without any detectable trace of THC.

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A warning about Delta-8 THC products

Video narrated by Daryl Guthrie. Daryl received his PhD in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and worked for several years doing synthetic organic medicinal chemistry at NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Daryl is currently Director of Manufacturing at Delta Botanicals.

 

 

Delta-8 THC products are flooding the market today. Multiple claims about Delta-8 THC benefits are being made without providing information about associated risks. 

Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive compound that makes you feel “high” the way recreational Delta-9  THC does, but to a substantially lesser degree. 

CBD, on the other hand, does not make you feel “high.” CBD delivers multiple therapeutic and medical benefits. Furthermore, Delta-8 THC being sold in infused products today is not naturally occurring and is being artificially synthesized from CBD. 

Delta-8 THC, while being produced from CBD, is nothing like CBD. It is almost identical to Delta-9 THC (the euphoric molecule in recreational cannabis). 

Additionally, Delta-8 THC that is produced from CBD is generally contaminated with concentrations of Delta-9 THC high enough to be illegal (and appear in drug tests) but not high enough to produce the euphoric effects of recreational cannabis. 

We have observed multiple CBD companies currently selling Delta-8 THC products that significantly exceed the federal Delta-9 THC limit of 0.3%. This is due to the fact that the process by which you synthesize Delta-8 THC from CBD produces a 50/50 mix of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC. It is extremely difficult to separate these two molecules. 

Our lab put together a brief video explaining chemically how the Delta-8 THC synthesis from CBD also yields Delta-9 THC:

There are significant legal issues surrounding the manufacture and consumption of Delta-8 THC. If you are seeking the euphoric effects of THC, we recommend that you follow your state’s regulatory policy and purchase such products legally as they are properly controlled for basic quality standards. If you are seeking relief from any of a variety of ailments, consider  CBD from Delta. We are Johns Hopkins-trained chemists, and we’ve been producing CBD products since 2012. We manufacture all of our products in an old-fashioned East Coast lab in Mount Vernon, Baltimore. 

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We Use the Most Powerful Hemp Oil in the World

Delta hemp products use the most refined and most powerful hemp oil available in the world today.

All Delta products use what is called full-spectrum, 0% THC or “broad-spectrum” hemp oil.

This means that after extracting our full-spectrum hemp extract, we come back in and laser-target any residual THC for removal.

Most other full-spectrum hemp oil manufacturers skip this step because THC remediation is expensive and not particularly easy, yet they charge premium prices saying that the residual THC in their products has no effect. That is not true. Even 0.3% THC produces a non-negligible psychoactive effect in most humans and animals.

Instead, all Delta products contain a careful balance of all of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes that provide relief for a variety of conditions without the concerns of getting “high.”

Delta hemp oil is also more powerful than “isolate.” Isolate is made cheaply from crude hemp oil through a simple acid-base reaction where CBD crystallizes our of solution. Delta’s broad spectrum oil is many times more powerful than cheaper CBD isolate due to the “Entourage Effect.” Other minor cannabinoids (e.g., CBG) and terpenes (e.g., limonene) facilitate an exponentially stronger CBD response in the body.

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Delta’s Premium Hemp Sourcing

Why does hemp sourcing for CBD products matter? Learn the difference between European, Chinese, and American hemp and why Delta only uses hemp grown in Colorado.

Why does sourcing matter?

There are three sources for hemp oil in the world – the United States, Europe, and China. Chinese hemp products are the least expensive, European hemp is the next priciest, and U.S. sourced hemp is the most expensive, mostly due to the high regulatory burden in the United States. Yet, at Delta Botanicals, we source 100% of our hemp oil from Colorado. Why is this? The answer comes down to three things: heavy metals, pesticides, and mold.

Chinese hemp

Chinese hemp oil is the least expensive. However, quality controls are not always up to snuff. All Delta Products are tested to ensure they do not contain any trace amounts of heavy metals, pesticides, and mold.

The Cannabis Sativa plant leaches a significant amount of heavy metal from soils1. Heavy metals can be toxic in the human body. They can increase the risk of psychosis2, cancer3, and kidney disease4. Chinese soils are rich in heavy metals5, and thus Chinese hemp and cannabis products may be at higher risk of containing such contaminants. Pesticides are also used more commonly in China and with less regulation than in Europe or the United States6. A recent study of Chinese herbal medicines found traces of heavy metals and pesticides in a number of samples7.

At Delta Botanicals, we do not use any Chinese-sourced hemp products.

European hemp

European hemp products are generally produced with good manufacturing practices. So why does Delta avoid these?

Due to the particulars of U.S. regulation, it is very difficult to bring purified hemp oil into the country. Most European hemp product is imported as a whole hemp plant and processed in the United States.

However, there are two problems with transporting a large amount of fresh plant matter. One is mold8. Plant matter is often wet and packed into dense, dark containers – perfect conditions for mold growth. The other problem is oxidation. Users of hemp oil want a product that is rich in active CBD. However, if hemp is exposed to oxygen for a long period of time, the active cannabinoids in hemp begin to break down into inactive materials, so the user is getting a lower quality product.

U.S., Colorado hemp

All Colorado hemp growers and processors are required to register with the Industrial Hemp Program pioneered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). They are required to use CDA-approved seed and they must submit regular samples for testing to ensure that the plant never contains greater than 0.3% THC and never contains unsafe levels of heavy metals, pesticides, or mold.

To avoid transport-related problems mentioned above, Delta works with Colorado hemp suppliers that process their hemp on-site using supercritical CO2 extraction. This means that hemp oil extraction is only done using the freshest possible hemp, straight from the farm, to avoid any potential development of mold or breakdown of the product. Furthermore, all batches are tested to ensure they contain zero-THC and are free of contaminants prior to shipment.

After a refrigerated overnight shipment to our lab in Baltimore, these pure hemp extracts are blended to produce a consistent cannabinoid/terpene/flavinoid profile. This process is similar to the way modern orange juice is blended to provide a consistent product despite the variance in orange crops year to year.

As a final quality check, Delta submits each batch of mixed product for laboratory testing to ensure every single batch contain zero-THC, full-spectrum CBD, and zero heavy metals, pesticides, and mold.

We work hard to make sure our customers receive the highest-quality products possible, and we will never compromise on quality.

References

  1. Linger, et al. Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) growing on heavy metal contaminated soil: fibre quality and phytoremediation potential. Industrial Crops and Products. Volume 16, Issue 1, July 2002, Pages 33-42.
  2. Jan, et al. Heavy Metals and Human Health: Mechanistic Insight into Toxicity and Counter Defense System of Antioxidants. Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Dec; 16(12): 29592–29630.
  3. Kim, et al. An Overview of Carcinogenic Heavy Metal: Molecular Toxicity Mechanism and Prevention. J Cancer Prev. 2015 Dec; 20(4): 232–240.
  4. Barbier, et al. Effect of heavy metals on, and handling by, the kidney. Nephron Physiol. 2005;99(4):p105-10. Epub 2005 Feb 17.
  5. Chen, et al. Heavy Metal Pollution in Soils in China: Status and Countermeasures. Journal of the Human Environment 1999 Mar; 28(2):130-134.
  6. Zhang, et al. Global pesticide consumption and pollution: with China as a focus. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2011, 1(2):125-144.
  7. Harris, et al. Heavy metal and pesticide content in commonly prescribed individual raw Chinese Herbal Medicines. Science of The Total Environment. Volume 409, Issue 20, 15 September 2011, Pages 4297-4305.
  8. Janssen, et al. Two underestimated threats in food transportation: mould and acceleration. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2014 Jun 13; 372(2017): 20130312.
  9. Colorado Department of Agriculture. Industry-Wide Bulletin Re: Industrial Hemp Testing. September 11, 2018. Accessed February 14, 2019.
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