FAQs

What is Purple Cray?


Purple Cray is our fun brand name for our hand selected health and wellness products. Purple is a color that represents, historically, wealth. We at Purple Cray believe that the greatest form of wealth is HEALTH. Purple Cray is our way of bringing these resources and solutions to you in the form of supplements, water solutions and in the near future, branded products.


Why did you start the company?


It is our belief that you should leave the world a better place than you found it. Purple Cray is a small contribution to improving the world through a sense of mission about creating an ideal world, improved relationships and, of course, optimized health. We’re dedicated to healthy minds, healthy hearts, healthy bodies and positive interactions. Our products are just the start. Look for Purple Cray podcasts, and community involvement as we grow. We want to give back!

How do you select your products?


Purple Cray was born from a series of events, but mainly from an unexpected injury on the part of one of its co-founders. She was incapacitated by pain and it led her to seek alternative treatments to address it without being susceptible to addiction. The experience opened her mind to a host of options and resources for dealing with health issues. The balance between natural solutions and technology is constantly being struck and Purple Cray is dedicated to finding and adjusting to that balance by identifying high quality and highly effective products that produce minimal side effects.


What about traditional healthcare?


Purple Cray totally believes in traditional healthcare and the important role of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. We encourage you to start with your doctor for all ailments and health concerns.


CBD


As you're probably aware, CBD products are a source of great excitement and skepticism in the healthcare industry right now.  Many people have stories of how CBD (cannabinoids) have helped them with every day ailments from stomach issues to anxiety to chronic pain.  It has helped people with seizures and depression.  It's applications for wellness seem limitless.  


The passage of the Farm Bill in 2018 allowed for hemp cultivation more broadly than ever before, with restrictions.  Hemp derived products for sale legally in all 50 states in the US cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC.  (THC is the psychoactive ingredient in the marijuana).  Ultimately, the Farm Bill legalizes hemp. 

Additional information available here:
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/12/14/the-farm-bill-hemp-and-cbd-explainer/


At Purple Cray, we seek to properly source the highest quality CBD, manufactured at the highest and most consistent quality standards, for a safe and effective product.  The FDA is evaluating CBD and, at this time, we are not allowed to state that it can be used to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  There is, however, a great deal of credible information available online and elsewhere about the health benefits of CBD oil and hemp-derivatives.  We invite you to do your own research and then come back to Purple Cray for the best CBD available on the market.  


We source our products from manufacturers that offer a FULL SPECTRUM EXTRACT, are ORGANIC AND NATURAL, are THIRD PARTY VERIFIED, utilize GREEN EXTRACTION METHODS to preserve potency and are USA GROWN.
Try them and you'll see the difference for yourselves!

What is CBD?


Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high.


What’s the difference between CBD from hemp and CBD from marijuana?


Both hemp and marijuana are from the same genus and species (cannabis sativa). The characteristic of having low THC is the single difference that most rely on to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana. CBD taken from hemp and marijuana is the exact same compound.


How is CBD consumed?


The CBD oil we offer has a couple different applications. You can hold a sublingual dose under the tongue for 30-60 seconds (recommended for fastest absorption), apply the oil topically to your skin (can be applied directly to a problem area or mixed with your favorite moisturizer), or blend the oil in a health-conscious smoothie. We will include further dosing instructions with the product.


Will CBD help my condition?


Due to federal regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not natural CBD hemp oil can help with specific ailments. We do however urge everyone to research the widely available information online. You can easily find many resources about CBD hemp oil and its possible benefits.
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How do you know how much CBD is in your products?


Our CBD oil is lab-tested as soon as it is extracted and then again by a third party lab (Steep Hill) in Berkeley, California, to ensure an accurate amount of CBD. In addition, they test for over 200 pesticides, herbicides, mold, fungi, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. They use cutting-edge testing and world-class equipment to ensure that our products are safe and healthy. Please contact us for current lab test results.


Is your CBD a whole plant extract, synthetic, or an isolate?


We would never sacrifice quality by providing a synthetic CBD or CBD isolate blend. They use a whole plant extract that is rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial oils. The Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sought to compare the effectiveness of a completely purified CBD extract versus a full-spectrum extract of cannabis flowers containing large quantities of CBD. The conclusion of the study was that the whole plant extract, which contained a large percentage of CBD but also contained traces of the other cannabinoids, proved far more effective than CBD-only solutions in alleviating inflammation and pain sensation.


What other cannabinoids are in your CBD oil?


Our full-spectrum CBD oil contains high concentrations of CBD and also other beneficial cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBDA, and CBDV. These beneficial cannabinoids are not psychoactive and are being studied scientifically for a wide variety of health benefits. Cannabinoids work synergistically together with what is known as the entourage effect.


When does the product expire?


Without refrigeration, the product will last for 12 months. Refrigeration is completely optional but will extend the shelf life of the product to 18 months.


What other ingredients are in your CBD oil?


Our CBD oil has only one ingredient, hemp! Our extracts contain 100% organic cold pressed hemp oil and our proprietary full spectrum CBD concentrate. There are no other additives, preservatives, emulsifiers, or flavorings.


Where do you source your hemp from?


Our CBD oil is extracted from organic hemp plants cultivated on licensed farms in Colorado, USA – all nourished with pristine Rocky Mountain water and lots of sunshine. It’s grown the way nature intended and harvested at peak perfection.
Green Extraction Methods


How do you extract the CBD and other cannabinoids from the raw plant material?


They use green extraction methods that utilize CO2, which leaves behind no toxins, heavy metals, or chemicals to degrade the product in any way. CO2 is safe to use in food products and commonly found in carbonated beverages, and our bodies even produce CO2 when we breathe!


What type of CO2 extraction do you use?


They use a combination of both Subcritical and Supercritical extractions. This allows us to perform a “fractional extraction” by first extracting at lower pressures to remove the lighter, temperature-sensitive volatile oils, and then subsequently extracting the same material at a higher pressure to remove the remaining oils. This approach is the best because it allows us to extract a complete range of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other beneficial phytochemicals that yield a more potent blend.

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*Products available from some of our other CBD suppliers may not use these methods.