CO2 CBD Extraction Methodadmin
Cannabidiol (otherwise known as CBD) is one of the 100+ chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in cannabis or marijuana plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is not psychoactive, making it a great treatment option for a number of illnesses. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, exhibit effects similar to antipsychotic drugs and some studies even suggest CBD can suppress cancer growth.
There are several different oil extraction methods, however supercritical CO2 extraction is the most regularly used. This method uses pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) to pull CBD from the hemp plant. Lab equipment is utilized to turn CO2 gas into a liquid to the point where it becomes “supercritical”, meaning it has the ability to adopt properties in-between a gas and liquid simultaneously. The CO2 then needs to be passed through high-quality cannabis where it will pull essential trichomes and oils out of the plant. The final step is to pass the solution a final time through a separator to separate the oils from the CO2, which can then be reused in the process all over again.