Learn more about how to extract CBD in part two to determine what makes a good CBD Extract.
CBD isolate is significantly different from full -spectrum hemp oil and even broad spectrum hemp oil. This process involves a thorough winterization process to remove terpenes, cannabinoids, waxes and other natural parts of the hemp plant.
We’ve already covered the different types of CBD oil, so now you’re ready to get into more details about how CBD extraction works. When you understand the process that turns the plant into hemp extract oil, you’ll see how these convenient products preserve the original material’s natural essence. Many smart people are working to figure out how to extract CBD more effectively, but you don’t have to be a scientist to understand some of the basics.
Is There THC in CBD Extract?
This is ideal for people who only want pure CBD because, as the name implies, the cannabidiol has been isolated in this particular type of hemp extract. Many experts say that the whole-plant, full -spectrum approach is best, but some people still prefer to buy CBD isolate because they think it seems purer with the rest of the plant removed.
The cannabis plant comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s related to the hops plant and some others you may have heard of. Here in the United States, we categorize different cannabis plants as either hemp or marijuana for legal reasons, which is especially important since there’s still a prohibition on marijuana on a federal level.
No matter which of the extraction processes are used to create hemp oil, the extract will contain other cannabinoids besides CBD. CBD should be the most prevalent cannabinoid in the hemp oil (assuming actual hemp was used, not marijuana). Some extraction processes move on to a winterization stage to remove other natural compounds and isolate the CBD. Still, full spectrum hemp extract includes everything that was pulled out of the plant.
The name says it all. Full spectrum hemp extract is just a refined hemp product. A CBD extraction process uses pressure, temperature, solvents or a combination of the three to collect the most desirable natural components from the hemp plant.
This concentrated form of CBD and other organic compounds from the plant is hemp extract oil. Like almost anything else you can buy, the finished product’s quality will largely depend on the materials you start with.
Below, you will find a breakdown of some of the most common extraction techniques used, including their main pros and cons.
• Working with solvents can cause injury if not used correctly, they are highly flammable
• The oil can remain contaminated with solvent, which is dangerous for the end-user
• Higher temperatures risk destroying some essential terpenes and other smaller compounds
Pros of solventless extraction
First, to perform olive oil extraction at home, you need to make sure your plant material is decarboxylated. In short, that means it undergoes the process of acidic cannabinoids being activated via heat. That, of course, happens when you smoke or vape it, but it can also happen if you put it in the oven.
However, highly sophisticated extraction is only the beginning. Cibdol goes above and beyond for its customers, publishing a detailed analysis of every CBD product batch. Performed by an independent third-party, these analyses indicate levels of all common cannabinoids, allowing you to make the most informed decision possible.
Although there are many ways to extract CBD from hemp, some methods are much more efficient and safer than others. It’s essential to know the difference, since how you extract CBD affects the purity and efficacy of the final product.
As we have covered there are a huge variety of CBD extraction methods and we hope this has answered your questions about how CBD oil is made, from the growing process to THC extraction. Environmental impact is important to us here at ULU. Although while we prefer the ultrasonic extraction process, there are benefits to some of the others too. As we have covered, the different methods will affect the quality of the final product. So looking for a company that is transparent about their manufacturing is vital.
With the wellbeing industry on a rise and the world becoming more vigilant about environmental impact, it is likely to see methods that favour kinder processes and better quality. Methods such as carbon dioxide extraction will continue forward, thanks to the high-quality product that it produces. However, with its high price point, methods such as the Ultrasonic extraction will prevail. Thanks to its less harmful impact on the environment, high-quality CBD oil and low cost.
It’s important to look for a company that is transparent about its CBD oil production. Because it’s likely it’ll be a higher standard and a safer method. With a variety of CBD and THC extraction methods on the market, the different processes will produce varying qualities of CBD oil. To ensure your product is of high quality, it is imperative to know how CBD oil is made.
Supercritical Co2 is held at a high pressure and pressure compared to its standard ‘critical’ state – this is when it becomes a liquid and can be used as a solvent.
What will the future hold for novel extraction methods?
During this CBD extraction, an alcohol solvent, like ethanol, is used because it mixes well with water and will dissolve water-based molecules. During this process the ethanol will extract the cannabinoids and chlorophyll. Resulting in the oil having a darker colour and harsher, grassy taste. The chlorophyll can be removed with further post-extraction methods however this may reduce the cannabinoid and will lower the quality of the CBD. Despite this, it seems to be a popular method due to its cost effectiveness.
Using a plant-based oil, such as olive or coconut oil, ground hemp is immersed in the oil and the cannabinoids and plant components get absorbed into it. This combination gets heated for two hours before it is cooled and filtered to remove any plant residue.