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How is CBD Oil Extracted?
CBD can be obtained from the cannabis plant in a few different ways. Some of these methods are used at the industrial level, while others can be used domestically as well. Here are the most common methods of CBD extraction.
Supercritical C02 Extraction
The main ingredient used in this process is carbon dioxide. However, it is used in a supercritical state in which the gas is in a transition state between solid and liquid. With adequate pressure and temperature, supercritical CO2 is passed through the cannabis plant matter, and the chemical compounds are mixed up with the carbon dioxide because it acts as a solvent. When the carbon dioxide is removed from the mixture, we will get full-spectrum CBD.
This method of CBD extraction is general the most expensive, but it is the quickest and most efficient way to obtain quality CBD oil.
Some manufacturers take the processing one step further to create a CBD isolate. While we don’t believe this is a superior form of CBD, it still exists in the market to accommodate strict THC laws. In this process, full-spectrum CBD oil is converted CBD isolate by cooling the extract and transforming it into a purified crystalline form. The oil is converted into a flavorless powder that contains the maximum amount of CBD with no traces of THC or any naughty or earthy flavors.
Using Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
The Best Method Of CBD Extraction
Along with the extraction method, also check out the third-party lab tests for the CBD product that you are buying. All reputable manufacturers include a third-party test, which shows the CBD’s quality and potency.