Recently in the news, it was announced that thousands of Delta 8 (D8) products were contaminated with bleach. To this note, Smilyn Wellness is on a mission to educate consumers on what to look for in safe, non-bleached Delta 8 products.
Many consumers are very informed on distillates — refined products that are rising in popularity due to their purity, potency, and clarity. But what a lot of you may not know is NOT EVERY DISTILLATE is created equal.
There are subpar, second-rate brands AND distinguished, popular brands that are taking advantage of the scarcity of Delta 8 education and producing contaminated Delta 8 and CBD products — resulting in a flood of dicey and unreliable distillate on the market.
Here at Smilyn Wellness, health and wellness is at the forefront of every product we distribute — more so everything we do. Understanding products from a technical level can help you differentiate between who is cashing in on dishonest practices and polluted products — and who is in fact supplying clean D8 distillate products.
What is Delta 8?
It’s the goldmine of the hemp-derived CBD industry — Delta 8. D8 gives consumers the same psychoactive effects of Delta 9 THC, without the anxiety or paranoia. By combining delta 8 and terpenes, our newest vape product limits psychotropic activity, creating a cool vibe, incredible boost of energy, and a calming experience — total sense of well-being.
Delta 8 is characterized by its enormous therapeutic uses, including appetite stimulation, nausea reduction, relief from stress and anxiety, as well as pain relief. With the innovative advancements in technology, labs are using the extraction and isolation of the extraordinary Delta 8 compound for Delta 8 Vape Pens, Delta 8 Gel Caps, and Delta 8 Gummies.
The Bleaching of Delta 8
Manufacturers of CBD distillate (who are now manufacturing Delta 8 products) are being influenced by CBD distillate being clear as a sign of quality — further using this method to create D8 products. This is where the interruption of clarity occurs.
Distillate is naturally a rose color and requires bleaching agents to make it clear. Manufacturers are using bleach to remove the natural color from the distillate to reach an already huge consumer base that favors clear distillate products. But consumers should be informed that this causes the pH level to be acidic, ultimately making the product unpredictable and unstable. Inhaling bleach is harmful to your lungs — and ultimately your respiratory tract.
Smilyn Wellness understands the importance of relaying not only this message to consumers — but also highlighting the difference between tainted D8 products and non-bleached, safe Smilyn Delta 8 products.
CEO and Co-founder Brett Weiss states, “Our distillate Delta 8 line is reshaping the way users experience hemp-derived products. When we launched D8 for the first time, it was important to our team to inform consumers on the product and what sets our D8 apart from the rest of the industry. We only with work with manufacturers and labs who provide seed to sale certification throughout the entire supply process. To know that brands are using bleaching agents to appeal to consumers desires just isn’t right. We are committed to using clean, natural rose-colored distillate in our Delta 8 products. We would rather lose consumers who only want clear distillate than to provide products that are harmful and contaminated.”
Choose Safe Delta 8 Products
The bleaching of Delta 8 products is a huge RED FLAG. It is not typically a problem of malevolence but rather lack of education and being motivated by consumer-cash instead of safety-first.
If you are purchasing D8 products, be sure to ask questions. Non-bleached D8 distillate will be pink or a rose color, meaning this is the natural color state of the cannabinoid. Knowing what’s in the product will help you build brand loyalty and assurance that you are purchasing clean, effective products every time.