“The path from seed to final product requires thoughtful steps.”
Hempika comprises experts who have spent years studying the beneficial effects of industrial hemp and continue to admire its enormous potential. We complement and upgrade traditional practice with the latest findings and a cutting edge approach.
We strive to provide superior products with a high concentration of cannabinoids so that each product represents the fruit of our combined knowledge, hard work and enthusiasm.
But the path from seed to final product takes quite a bit of thought and foresight. It is only by taking careful steps that we can guarantee the purity, safety and best possible consumer choice in our final product line.
We plant only certified industrial hemp that contains a higher concentration of cannabinoids as per the List of Varieties of the EU.
Our hemp is ecologically grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
We pick our hemp by hand during optimal trichome ripeness by taking the upper third part of the plants, including the buds and young leaves.
Our hemp is dried naturally under controlled conditions. This prevents the growth of microorganisms and has a strong effect on the quality of our product.
Dried hemp is stored in premises specially designed for this purpose and in accordance with the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice.
Our lab determines the cannabinoid content of hemp and analyses the plant’s microbiological suitability.
The process of extracting cannabinoids and other beneficial agents is carried out in accordance with the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice in the pharmaceutical industry. Supercritical carbon dioxide is used as the extraction solvent.
The primary extract contains a wide range of phyto-cannabinoids and other beneficial active plant agents such as terpenes, flavonoids, waxes and pigments. The delta-9-THC content is normally too high in the primary extract, so it must be further processed.
Separation of the primary extract is carried out in two steps, which results in resin of a golden and amber colour. Waxes and a portion of psychoactive THC are removed. The final product contains a wide range of cannabinoids and other useful substances that are naturally found in hemp.
Two complex and technically demanding procedures are required to obtain a high concentration of cannabidiol CBD (> 99%) from the separated hemp extract. The degree of purity is controlled using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).