It was nearly a decade ago that the Care By Design team first began researching CBD. Given that CBD is currently the “It Gal” of plant-based wellness, it may surprise you that, when we started, we had a hard time finding high quality plant material. Even in California – where people love their heirloom strains and celebrate biodiversity – CBD-rich plants had been bred almost completely out of existence.
Our first step was to identify and breed high CBD plants. This took us a few years, but in 2013 we finally found some excellent strains that were rich in CBD and other healing compounds. We began planting acres and areas of clean, healthy, high CBD plants that were nurtured under the warm California sun.
Early on, few people knew how best to extract cannabinoids like CBD. Our team began working to crack the code, looking to other industries for guidance and insights. Initially, we settled on a process commonly used to decaffeinate coffee. A few years later, we developed a unique cold-pressed method designed to unlock the full spectrum of beneficial compounds – not just CBD but also terpenes, flavonoids, minor cannabinoids, and cannabinoid acids.
How your CBD is made matters. We produce our products in a pharmaceutical-grade clean room, mixing CBD with MCT coconut oil (to enhance absorption) and adding plant-based terpenes for additional therapeutic benefit. What’s the best way to consume CBD? A pill or a tincture? Since both method offers different benefits, we offer both.
By the time our product arrives in your hands, it’s been tested at least three times. We test the plant material to make sure it's free of pesticides and adulterants. We test the oil to ensure it is clean and potent. Finally, we test the finished product to ensure its properly formulated and accurately labeled. Purity, potency, and consistency: that’s our promise.
Carefully formulated with love and science, Care By Design is a remedy with deep roots, backed by a team of scientists, clinicians, and caregivers with decades of experience. Your health is our passion.