Groundbreaking Non-cannabis-derived CBD Product Line Launches


Often when we think of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids, we assume they are only found in cannabis—but that is incorrect. According to a recent press releaseIsodiol International Inc. announced the launch of the market’s first CBD-based wellness product line made from hops instead of cannabis.

Cannabaceae is a family of about 170 known flowering plants that includes not only cannabis, but Humulus lupulus (hops) and Celtis (hackberries). Hops, of course, is what is used for brewing beer, and it’s notorious for beer’s skunky scent and taste. Hops in particular also contains highly active CBD as well as monoterpenes like myrcene. The company extracted CBD and other ingredients using extraction technology that isolates cannabinoids and terpenes without destroying the chemical structure.

“The development of the technology to extract cannabinoids from a plant other than cannabis, without denaturing the molecule is an incredible achievement,” stated Marcos Agramont, CEO of Isodiol International. “As the regulatory framework within the US continues to mature, the establishment of a new non-cannabis source of CBD and the continued growth of our International pharmaceutical footprint will differentiate Isodiol as the global leader.”

Isodiol International Inc. representatives say that the technology could be applied to other plants that contain CBD. Fairly recently, scientists discovered that flax contains CBD, for instance. Other plants contain similar cannabis-like chemicals such as Echinacea, Electric Daisy or liverwort. Liverwort contains perrottetineninc acid, a chemical that’s extremely similar to THC.

The CBD market is exploding and is expected to grow into $21 billion industry by 2020. According to the press release, the company anticipates that products could be available for distribution within four weeks. The company’s growth strategy involves the development of over-the-counter and pharmaceutical drugs.

How exactly is CBD a Schedule 1 substance when hops and other plants are freely grown across the nation? The whole world could benefit from better access to CBD, and it doesn’t have to be limited to cannabis.

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