If you want to select the safest brands of CBD products then it is important to understand the processes through which CBD oil is extracted.
There are two main methods of extracting CBD oil from plants that ready to be harvested:
- Extraction via carbon dioxide (Supercritical CO2 Extraction), and
- Extraction via Ethanol Oil and Canola
Some extraction techniques are less safe or ineffective than others due to their use of harmful neurotoxic solvents, such as hexane and butane. These solvents leave dangerous residues that often compromise certain immune functions and the body’s natural healing abilities.
1. Supercritical CO2 Extraction
The safest and most efficient method of extracting CBD is through the method of Carbon Dioxide extraction. It is termed “supercritical” because the process involves cooling and compressing carbon dioxide under such extreme pressure that it becomes “supercritical” and is turns into liquid.
This method is also used in the extraction of common products like tea and coffee, and when applied to hemp produces a pale amber-coloured extract. The CBD oil that passes through this method of extraction results in a full spectrum of the plant’s cannabinoid compound. However, this method is also relatively expensive.
2. Ethanol Oil & Canola Extraction
The second method of extraction uses Ethanol Oil and Canola and is also considered very safe and more economical than Supercritical CO2 Extraction. Ethanol is commonly used in the production of many common products such as mouthwashes and perfumes. It is an excellent solvent, but has a few slight disadvantages. One such disadvantage is that it dissolves the plant’s natural Chlorophyll along with cannabinoids and essential oils. This results in a CBD oil that is slightly green in colour. However, a simple solution to this is to remove the green colouring with a filtering process and the Ethanol is still a highly effective method for extracting the full range of cannabinoids and essential oils within the hemp plant.
Which Method Is Best?
All CBD oil products listed on our store have been extracted using the CO2 extraction method in order to achieve a high level of purity that is safe, free of chlorophyll as well as any harmful neurotoxins.
With the exciting health revolution of CBD-based products there are still many new and innovative methods emerging of how to benefit from CBD oil. Why not explore some of the products in our range and find something that suites your needs?