CBD is one of the most common naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD works with receptors in our endocannabinoid system designed to accept cannabinoids like CBD. Basically we’re made for each other.
While new studies are happening everyday to fully unlock our understanding of CBD, it is thought to work with elements in the body linked to feelings of general well-being. It has also been found to have a variety of beneficial properties, with research indicating CBD being useful for pain, inflammation, anxiety and sleep.Learn More
Our Bio-identical Molecule
The molecule is what gives CBD products their superpowers. That simple structure of atoms and bonds is where the magic happens. Traditionally, CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Through our proprietary technology (more on that below), we can reconstruct that exact same molecular structure from the terpenes (the stuff that makes oranges smell nice) naturally present in citrus peels to create a perfectly pure, bio-identical CBD molecule. Even Mother Nature couldn’t pick out the Peels molecule from a lineup.
The Peels Process
We use a proprietary process called Cyclic Terpene Assembly (CTA) that produces pure, consistent, and stable CBD, which is completely free from THC, pesticides and toxic impurities. CTA is a proprietary technique for combining organic molecules without sullying them with solvents or destroying their essence.
This process combines terpenes from orange peels with olivetol, a naturally occurring organic compound, under heat and pressure in the presence of a catalyst. After minimal further processing, the result is crystalline CBD unmatched in purity and consistency.
Everything that goes into the process is found in nature and everything that comes out of the process is found in nature.
The Purest CBD on the Planet
Peels CBD is derived from citrus peels and produced with an unmatched purity of 99.5%+. While Peels is not a medical-grade company, we have employed the same standards applied to biotherapeutic products. We partner with expert analytical chemists and medical advisors with decades of experience in biotherapeutic products to ensure our purity profile is unparalleled.
Hemp-derived CBDs can opt to submit and promote their highest test results to make purity claims. At Peels, we are committed to consistent purity and consistency across batches and bottles, made possible by continuous process improvement driven by our verified lab results. We are constantly analyzing and monitoring our product with validated testing methods so we can say with complete confidence that we know what is, and is not, in our products. And that is the purest CBD on the planet, each and every time.Learn More
Learn More About the Science
A bio-identical molecule is produced via synthetic or biosynthetic means, resulting in the same molecular structure and function as a substance produced in the body or, in the case of Peels, plants.
Peels uses a cyclic terpene found abundantly in orange peels. This molecule is the building block we use to produce our bio-identical CBD. This terpene is also commonly found as a constituent in cannabis.
You already know what terpenes are because you’ve experienced them all your life. Simply put, terpenes are what gives an orange its citrusy smell. They also give pine trees their unique aroma. They’re even responsible for the relaxing effects in lavender. They are chemicals that determine how things smell. Currently, there are at least 20,000 different terpenes in existence. The cannabis plant has more than 100 of these terpenes. Many terpenes that are produced by the cannabis plant are also found elsewhere in nature like in citrus peels.
Our orange peel supplier grows citrus fruits on certified fruit farms spread across Brazil’s Citrus Belt. 84% of these farms are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. These fruits are processed at plants close to fruit groves to save energy in transit and optimize product quality.
The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of cell receptors and neurotransmitters that help maintain the body’s homeostasis or optimal balance. This includes sleep, stress, pain, immunity, among other functions. This system in our bodies is composed of receptors that have been said to interact exclusively with cannabinoids like CBD and THC.
With consistent delivery (including dosage and format), mechanistically there is no difference between Peels CBD and hemp-derived. CBD binds to several different receptors and activates them to produce its therapeutic effects.
Peels uses a proprietary process called Cyclic Terpene Assembly (CTA) that produces pure, consistent, and stable CBD, which is completely free from THC, pesticides and toxic impurities. CTA is a proprietary technique for combining organic molecules without sullying them with solvents or destroying their essence. This process combines terpenes from orange peels with olivetol, a naturally occurring organic compound, under heat and pressure in the presence of a catalyst. After minimal further processing, the result is crystalline CBD unmatched in purity and consistency.
The FDA has no deﬁnition for “all natural.” Just about all “natural” compounds still undergo processing in labs, since their extraction processes usually require the use of solvents, additives, and equipment to attain required heat, pressure, and moisture levels for the extraction. Our solvent-free process creates a bio-identical natural output from natural inputs.
Since the CBD molecules in Peels CBD are derived from naturally occurring citrus compounds, the CBD in our products is not synthetic. However, our CBD is generated with a molecular reconstruction process called Cyclic Terpene Assembly (CTA) in a laboratory environment, which means that it is not an extract or plant oil.
Peels CBD won’t ever show up on the drug test because we can guarantee that our product is 100% THC-free. If a hemp-derived CBD claims it has 0% THC, it can still have trace amounts that can result in a failed drug test. THC has been found to be present in 21.4% of products labeled as 100% CBD.
Peels CBD has been tested by some of the most rigorous labs in the US and around the world. The composition and purity of our product has been repeatedly confirmed. Professional industrial and medical advisory panels regularly review all our output, ensuring our scientific rigor. Peels conduct their research and manufacturing according to the strict standards that our scientists practiced in their decades of work in research and pharmaceutical laboratories.
Every year, citrus producers in Central and South America throw away millions of tons of citrus peels. Peels CBD puts these by-products to good use by turning natural citrus terpenes into CBD molecules. Hemp and cannabis, on the other hand, are “virgin” sources of CBD; they are grown expressly for the purpose of extracting CBD-rich hemp oil, and cannabis plants grown for CBD production may be discarded before their immense usefulness is fully exploited.
CBD has the ability of delaying the reabsorption of important neurotransmitters or brain chemicals through its binding the adenosine receptors. By activating the adenosine receptors, anxiety is reduced. CBD also has the ability to indirectly act on the GABA receptors. CBD makes the receptors more sensitive to GABA so that when GABA binds to them, its calming and relaxing effects are amplified. With these effects, CBD may help improve depression, social anxiety, PTSD and social phobia. CBD has the ability to control acute pain, and chronic pain as well. It can even control neuropathic pain — a type of pain which is poorly controlled with traditional painkillers like opioids. CBD does this by stimulating the TRPV1 receptor and enhances its function so desensitization occurs. CBD makes these receptors numb to pain.