Reviewed by Alissa B. Daschbach MA BS MH
Broad-spectrum distillate (BSD) is a high-end extract that’s desirable for products that capitalize on the entourage effect while avoiding any traces of THC. This honey-like, distilled extract is easy to work with, and it’s applicable for a wide range of different product types. Learn about the properties of BSD, why it’s perfect for CBD products, and why GVB Biopharma is one of the world’s most trusted suppliers of broad-spectrum distillate and other wholesale cannabinoid extracts.
What is Broad Spectrum Distillate?
GVB Biopharma Broad-Spectrum Distillate is a highly refined form of CBD concentrates that contains undetectable levels of THC. While CBD extract only needs to contain less than 0.3% THC to be compliant, BSD extract is the result of a process that removes all traces of THC, which may be desirable for certain product types and verticals.¹
In addition to containing approximately 85-92% CBD, broad-spectrum distillate also contains around 2-5% minor cannabinoids. Examples of minor cannabinoids include CBG, CBN, and CBC, and each of these hemp constituents has unique phytomedicinal properties that make them desirable for various product types.
On top of their individual properties, the minor cannabinoids present in BSD collectively contribute to a theorized phenomenon called the entourage effect. According to hemp research, each cannabinoid becomes more potent when it is paired with other cannabinoids, and the more cannabinoids work in concert with each other, the stronger the entourage effect becomes. For example, research has shown the benefits of the entourage effect on psychiatric disorders and the improvement of debilitating symptoms from the synergistic effects of cannabinoid compounds taken internally.²
After it has been purified by removing chlorophyll, waxes, and other undesirable components, BSD extract takes on a translucent, honey-like appearance. This distilled concentrate expresses the unique flavors and aromas of hemp extract because it retains the terpenes and flavonoids that naturally occur in hemp flower.
Which product types are ideal for Bulk Broad-Spectrum Distillate?
Broad-spectrum distillate is ideal for product applications in which high levels of CBD accompanied by minor cannabinoids are desirable but any concentration of THC is unacceptable. To label a consumer product as “THC-free” while still offering the benefits of the entourage effect, for instance, it is necessary to use broad-spectrum distillate extract or a similar form of concentrate that retains minor cannabinoids while eliminating THC.
Since it is highly refined, broad-spectrum distillate has a milder taste than other types of CBD extract, which makes it ideal for tinctures, edibles, and other ingestible CBD products.³ Broad-spectrum distillate also has a clearer, lighter appearance than other types of CBD extract, which makes it perfect for adding to products in which discoloration is undesirable.
Why is GVB Biopharma the best source of bulk Broad-Spectrum Distillate?
GVB Biopharma is widely renowned as being one of the most reputable and compliant suppliers of bulk raw materials and white label cannabinoid products in the industry. While other cannabinoid suppliers outsource their supply chains we oversee every stage of the process from seed acquisition to cultivation to extraction and processing.
We actively pursue all compliance measures we can undertake, and we promote transparency by offering comprehensive lab reports and encouraging tours of our facilities. Here are a few of the reasons that GVB Biopharma extracts are so renowned around the world:
Testing and Quality
All GVB Biopharma products are tested multiple times throughout the production process. First, we test the seeds that we use to grow our hemp crops to ensure that they meet our purity and quality standards. While our hemp matures from these verified high-quality seeds, we engage in constant quality control measures to ensure that no pesticides, or other toxins contaminate our crops.
We test our hemp flower immediately after harvesting to make sure that our quality control measures were successful. Then, we test the crude extract that we derive from our hemp flower to ensure that no residual solvents are present. Once the THC and other undesirable components in this crude extract have been removed, we test the resulting broad-spectrum CBD distillate to ensure that it only contains desirable substances like CBD and the minor cannabinoids that help make BSD such a useful extract.
You have the option of buying our BSD extract and manufacturing your own products or allowing us to infuse BSD extract into pre-made white label products that you can then market yourself. If you select this all-encompassing service, we will test the final product before shipment for purity and potency.
Very few cannabinoid producers take such stringent measures to ensure that the BSD extract they produce is high-potency and free of contaminants. Lab reports are readily available for both our bulk BSD extract and our pre-made products that contain this type of cannabinoid-rich CBD concentrate.
At GVB Biopharma, we proactively seek any and all certifications that may be relevant to our business operations. We were one of the first hemp facilities in Oregon to receive food-grade certification, and we work extensively with local fire marshals to ensure that all of our facilities are compliant with fire safety standards.
Most importantly, GVB Oregon is ISO 9001:2015 certified and holds an NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practice Registration for dietary supplements. NSF International is a leading certification agency that verifies a manufacturing facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place to produce dietary supplement products in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on dietary supplements.
GVB also recently received our Handling certification from California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and has started producing Certified Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), which affirms GVB Biopharma’s position as one of the industry’s leading hemp processors.
Each of our certifications speaks to our commitment to maintaining the highest levels of quality control and quality assurance possible. Furthermore, we observe all OSHA workplace safety standards, and fire code requirements at our facilities to ensure they are free of hazardous contaminants.
Regardless of any claims we may make about the quality of our bulk CBD isolate and other products, third-party validation is necessary to confirm the purity of our products and the integrity of our organization. Every certification effort we have pursued has proven that GVB Biopharma is one of the nation’s most reputable suppliers of CBD isolate and other cannabinoid extracts and finished products.
GVB Biopharma has locations throughout the United States, and we also have a facility in the UK. Plus, we’re in the process of opening a mainland European office, and GVB is one of the only cannabinoid producers to have a presence in South America with our Bogata, Colombia location.
Due to the diverse spread of facilities we’ve established around the world, we offer fast shipping services to more nations than nearly all of our competitors. Once you’ve placed an order with us for bulk water-dispersible powder, you can usually expect fulfillment within 24 hours. We can also use expedited shipping services to make sure your products arrive as quickly as possible.
With full tracking enabled with every order, you’ll never have to wonder about the location of your broad-spectrum distillate. Our customer service team is also available if you have any questions about your order.
At GVB Biopharma, we impose a 1-kilo minimum on all of our BSD extract wholesale orders. From your first order onward, our knowledgeable customer service staff will be standing by to discuss potential order quantities and pricing.
You’ll be supplied with a dedicated customer service contact for your first order and beyond, and we will keep in touch to make sure your order provided everything you hoped for. When it’s time to reorder, simply get in touch with your designated GVB Biopharma associate or contact us directly at email@example.com to place another order.
Add BSD distillate to your product lineup today
Broad-spectrum distillate offers many of the same benefits as cruder forms of CBD extract while entirely eliminating THC and providing a variety of other purity advantages. Think of BSD as the bridge between compliant CBD extract and CBD isolate—like forms of extract that contain up to 0.3% THC, broad-spectrum distillate offers the entourage effect, but like isolate CBD, BSD does not contain detectable levels of THC.
To provide you with the security of knowing that the supply of high-quality GVB Biopharma BSD you need to support your brand will never run dry, we make reordering easy, and we offer tracking on every shipment we send out. At every stage of the sales process, transparency and accountability is the name of the game at GVB Biopharma, and we’ll always be here to support you in your cannabinoid industry endeavors.
Experience the difference that a firm focus on certification, transparency, and quality offered in the bulk CBD industry. Contact GVB Biopharma today to find out how we can help you make your cannabinoid brand dreams come true both in the United States and abroad.
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