At MCU Botanicals our primary focus is to research and develop innovative and quality hemp extracts and to make them accessible to the general public. Using our training in organic chemistry and botany, we have developed MCU BOTANICALS CBD oil extracts using the versatile and eco-friendly industrial hemp plant that has been grown globally and used for a wide variety of applications for over a recorded 5000 years.
Every batch of hemp oil created at MCU Botanicals is tested thoroughly to ensure that our products are free from pesticides, herbicides, moulds, heavy metals, and other sadly common contaminants. We utilize HPLC, an industry standard, as well as an advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology to monitor the oil composition at all points in the production process. We take this extra step to provide our customers with peace of mind and confidence that they have purchased the finest quality cbd oil money can buy. We keep samples of every batch we manufacture for testing if it is required.
All products are non GMO, organic , produced and manufactured to a food and laboratory grade standard using the following protocols: ISO 14001:2004 certification, ISO 9001:2008 certification, HACCP certified, GMP certified
We grow our hemp in Northern Europe with low lying land and existing fertile soils, a partially favourable climate (winter frost + warm and sunny summer with rainfall over the average)
Europe’s many years of cultivation experience have created a unique management quality system in the continent, which is highly systematized and coordinated in its efforts to handle soil and groundwater contamination. Regulations in the E.U have long since made soil quality an area of great consideration, both in farming and other industries.
Method of extraction
MCU Botanicals hemp oil is extracted using a supercritical fluid extraction process where a harmless inert carbon dioxide gas is purged through the stalk and stems of industrial hemp. The extraction can be processed further by means of hot or cold filtering to purify the product and increase potency even further. These extraction processes allows us to have complete control over the molecular structure of these oils without damaging delicate terpenes and cannabinoids and can also be employed to improve the flavour, odour and colour of the extracted product without altering the basic chemical structure of the cannabinoid rich Hemp oil. During extraction, co2 is purged at low atmospheric pressures which causes the co2 to turn into a liquid state extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes and allowing them to maintain molecular stability as opposed to inferior extraction methods that use dangerous solvents, heat and chemicals to extract these oils thus resulting in an inferior degraded product and possibly containing dangerous by products within these oils. Although cbd oil contains powerful indigenous antioxidants tocopherols, often an antioxidant is added to the oil to extend its usable shelf-life and prevent oxidation during storage.
Hemp stalks accumulate considerable amounts of cbd oil (Cannabidiol).
There are at least 85 different cannabinoids isolated from hemp, exhibiting varied effects, however cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are the major constituents of the plant.
All of our products are tested for over 300 harmful pesticides, we employ 3rd party labs to confirm that our products all fall within the legal detectable limits and are completely free from these harmful toxins that many other cheaper oils on the market contain.
In the hemp industry, there is a lack in quality control. The standards are not shown to be professional or trained in the cannabinoid industry, although many people believe they are. Hobbyists or under qualified scientists, often with not any back ground in the botanical field of the hemp plant are trying to determine the standards of the new industry.
Most laboratories have limitations and difficulties conducting reliable quality testing on hemp limitations that can only be remedied by significant investment in both emerging high technology and experienced organic chemists.
Products on the market these days unfortunately contain residual pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, fungi, mold and possibly mycotoxins. Few are reluctant to invest within cutting edge analytics as the public are unaware of the dangerous lapses of the “hemp” product quality bearing in mind their sales have not been affected. Our eternal goal is to make sure our precision and perfection continues in agricultural and product testing. At MCU Botanicals, corners are never cut. We prioritize in making sure everything is certified, we currently screen over 300 pesticides, heavy metals and mycotoxins. Verified by independent GMP certified laboratory’s, all of our products are crosschecked with optimal results.
We do all of this because our mission at MCU Botanicals is to lead the hemp industry, becoming the gold standard for hemp analytics and quality assurance, so that more people will benefit from the nutritional properties of cannabinoids. We do this knowing that when we raise the bar for quality, the benefits of our mission are shared with all current and future hemp product users.
Our sincerest hope is that the hemp industry will elevate their standards in order to raise consumer expectations and demand for higher quality and, ultimately, greater public accessibility. Until that day comes, MCU Botanicals will share our expertise and knowledge via partnerships so as to ensure that the industry is delivering on its promises of quality and consumer safety.
Quality control is central to our quest to bring our customers to buy the best quality cbd oil nature and science can offer. It’s why we follow strict laboratory industry standards throughout our entire production process, and ensure our hemp is grown to meet exacting, biodynamic agricultural standards.
In cannabinoid product quality, we at MCU Bontanicals will continue to set the highest standard possible. We aim to provide laboratory grade, natural products produced from rich hemp oil in CBD. Ultimately, we will achieve to expand our products into full spectrum oils, skincare, novel cannabinoids and more other extracts from the cannabis plant for the consumer market.
The collaborative regulatory within the EU ensures our offerings and capabilities will flourish momentarily. We will continue to strive and expand. Our humanitarian mission is to certify that we put ethics before profits.