Is Hemp extract oil a controlled substance
Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Whether you work in construction, transport, policing, the armed forces, or professional sports, you may at some point be required to take a drug test by your employer. As the use of Hemp extract oils become more commonly used by those seeking respite from pain or mental illness without resorting to typical prescription drugs, people are becoming interested in the properties that it possesses and whether these products could show up on a drug test.
Hemp extract is legal in the UK because it has no psychoactive properties, it is not searched for on any drug test, and will not show up as a banned substance.
In 2018, Hemp extract was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency Banned Substances list, so it is also now freely used in sport for its neuro protective and muscle relaxing qualities.
Our Hemp extract oils will not show on a drug test
The legal maximum limit of THC in Hemp extract oil products sold in the UK is 0.02%. Drug tests that are looking for THC will not show up as positive after you’ve taken Hemp extract oils products that contain 0% THC.
If you are likely to take a lot of a Hemp based products and are concerned that a small amount of THC may show up on a drugs test, just make sure you’re choosing products with 0% THC in them.
What are the benefits of Hemp extract oils
Hemp extract is claimed to reduce seizures in epileptic children, muscle stiffness in MS patients. There’s also evidence (both scientific and anecdotal) to prove that it can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, stress, depression, and insomnia.
It also gets used by athletes as an anti-inflammatory in a range of sports, as it’s known to have properties that can reduce pain and swelling after strenuous physical activity.
Hemp Gold Drops extraction process
There are several ways to extract active compounds from hemp, we use CO2 extraction. CO2 extraction is usually done with a closed-loop extractor, a machine with three chambers. The first chamber contains pressurised CO2, the second chamber has the dry hemp, and the third chamber will hold the finished product.
Solid CO2 is pumped into the second chamber causing it to become ‘subcritical’ in a state between a liquid and gas. Then, the CO2 compound mix is pumped into the third chamber where the CO2 gas rises to the top of the chamber whilst the oils from the hemp can be collected from the bottom.
This is the method that a lot of professional manufacturers use, as there is less risk of contamination.