What’s the difference between orange-derived CBD & marijuana-derived CBD?


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Orange-derived CBD is 100% identical to hemp-derived CBD.
The effects are more or less the same and the quality and production can be expected to be stable.


The production process for orange CBD starts with terpenes, which are essential oil components found in many plants and flowers.

Terpenes are common biosynthetic building blocks, and through a proprietary process, highly pure CBD can be produced.


High Purity, Stability and Consistency of Orange CBD

It is the world’s first bio-identical CBD that is identical to the highly purified molecules present in plant-derived CBD.


Maintains a purity of over 99.5%.
Manufactured in a cGMP facility
Manufactured in accordance with the U.S. Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA)
Available in all product forms
GRAS certified
No residual solvents
Commercial-scale quantities available
Manufacturing sites in the U.S. and U.K.


What is the difference from plant-derived products?

Orange CBD is the only high-purity CBD that can be produced on a commercial scale, without the complications and risks associated with plant-based CBD products.


Chemical structure is 100% identical to hemp-derived CBD (bioidentical).
The structural molecules do not change with production.
No THC* or other hallucinogenic substances are present in the starting material or in the finished product.
There are no restrictions on production capacity due to crop damage or other various limitations.
There are no regulatory restrictions as with hemp or marijuana.
No heavy metals, pesticides, neurotoxins, mycotoxins, or other toxic impurities
No variations in quality, always 99.5% or higher purity.


What is bioidentical?



Bioidentical or botanically identical compounds mean that they are exactly the same as the botanical compounds derived from hemp and have exactly the same effects in the body.

However, unlike plant extracts, synthetic CBD does not require significant processing to remove undesirable components such as heavy metals, pesticides, and mycotoxins.

Bioidentical benefits are then numerous like a possible large scale, consistency, and safety.



Technical Information


Orange CBD does not use allergenic substances that are required to be labeled as defined in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2004 (Public Law 108-282, Part II).

The specific allergens listed in the Act are milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.


Additives and Preservatives

Orange CBD is additive-free and preservative-free.


Gluten Statement 

Orange CBD is treated as gluten-free because it is not derived from gluten-containing grains.


GMO Statement

Orange CBD is a non-GMO product. In fact, it is made from ingredients that are certified to be free of genetic engineering and GMOs.


Product Stability

Orange CBD is stable and will not separate, oxidize, or degrade under normal conditions.


Shelf life

Can be stored at room temperature for 2 years.


Pesticide Statement

Orange CBD is a pesticide-free product in accordance with extensive pesticide residue analysis methods.


Residual Solvents

No Class 1 or 2 residual solvents listed in General Chapter <467> of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and in the International Conference on Harmonization of Pharmaceutical Regulations (ICH) Safety Guidelines for Residual Solvents (Q3C) are used in the manufacturing process of Orange CBD.


PureForm CBD™ is made in cGMP, FDA-audited facilities under FSMA guidance.



CBD California Trading Company, LLC, a Los Angeles-based company affiliated with PURE FORM, is a cutting-edge biotechnology company specializing in the development and production of “non-hemp cannabinoids”.

The company produces CBD (cannabidiol) on a commercial scale and applies the technology to produce cannabinoids for a wide range of applications.

Branded and OEM CBD products for raw material use.


Endocannabinoid system (ECS)


CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the 140 cannabinoids found in hemp / cannabis plants.

Endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced in the body) exist in our body, and they interact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to exert a regulatory function that works to maintain the homeostasis and balance of the body. Cannabinoids also interact with ECS receptors and affect many functions of the body and play important roles.




Q: What is the main difference between pure form CBD & hemp-derived CBD?

A: The quality of many hemp-derived CBD products on the market varies widely. Pureform CBD is purer and does not contain the extraction solvents and impurities found in some hemp-derived products.


Q: What does it mean to be bio-identical to hemp-derived CBD?

A: Pureform CBD is structurally identical to hemp-derived CBD, i.e., it is the exact same molecule as naturally-occurring CBD, and therefore has the same effects in the body.


Q: Does this mean that pure form CBD is synthetic?

A: Since the starting material is derived from the citrus peel plant, it is defined as a biosynthetic compound rather than a synthetic chemical.

It is synthetic but bio-identical to hemp-derived products.


Q: What are the raw materials?

A: The product is derived from terpenes extracted from the peel of Brazilian oranges.


Q: What advantages does the synthetic product have over CBD extracted from hemp or cannabis?

A: Scalability of production, more stable product, no need for pesticides, less environmental impact, no soil-derived contaminants, no crop diseases or weather effects on crop production, no THC, etc.


Q: Aren’t synthetic cannabinoids dangerous?

A: No. There is a critical difference between cannabinoid analogues synthesized from non-natural sources that interact with cannabinoid receptors and naturally-identical cannabinoids. All the dangerous synthetics we hear about, such as “Spice” and “K2,” are analogues. Unlike their natural identities, these analogues act very differently in the body and can be much more potent than those found in plants.


Q: Does pure form CBD qualify as an isolate?

A: Pureform CBD is not an isolate because it is synthetically produced, not extracted.


Q: Does it contain any cannabinoids other than CBD?

A: Yes, it does not contain any. Pureform CBD falls under the category of hemp-derived isolates and is a high purity product with 99.5% CBD.


Q: Does it contain THC?

A: THC is a narcotic ingredient found in hemp. This product is derived from orange and does not contain THC.


Q: Does this product violate the Marijuana Control Law?

A: It is not derived from hemp, i.e., it does not contain THC, and therefore is not subject to regulation.


Q: What about safety testing?

A: Third-party analysis is conducted.


Q: Is CBD effective for each disease or illness?

A: CBD is (at this time) treated as a food, so it is not possible to claim medical effects or efficacy.




Clean label project certification

Pureform CBD is pesticide-free, high-purity and THC-free certified by the Clean Label Project, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization in the United States.


High purity

The Clean Label Project evaluates the purity of products for substances of concern, including chemicals of concern, industrial and environmental toxins and contaminants (heavy metals, pesticide residues, plasticizers, etc.) that may have a long-term negative impact on health and our well-being.



Consumers do not want the psychoactive ingredient (THC) that produces the high associated with marijuana. That’s why Clean Label Project has launched a THC-free certification system for CBD products.



Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental and public health risks posed by pesticides. This certification is for manufacturers who manage their products and systems to reduce reliance on pesticides.


So that’s it for the safety of Orange CBD.

If you think that it worth the try, do not hesitate to take a look at the product catalog on the CBD California Trading Company website for more details…



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