How is CBD oil extracted?

How is CBD oil extracted?

Cannabidiol - or CBD - is one of the three major ingredients that are found in the cannabis plants. CBD oil has gained a lot of attention after its potential uses have been proved by the recent studies.

The best quality CBD is extracted from the industrial hemp. It has a reliable quantity of THC and no psychotic effects. There are different ways that are used for the extraction of CBD from the hemp plants. Extraction from hemp is simplest because the plant only contains CBD. The equipment used for the process is easy to use.

Because it takes a significantly larger amount of hemp stalks to produce hemp oil, there is an increased risk of contamination of toxins contained within the plant. This is a result of hemp's strong bio-accumulator properties, where it pulls toxins from the soil it grows in. Unfortunately, many hemp oils are also known to lack the full spectrum of terpenes and other cannabinoids that are believed to act synergistically with the CBD, meaning that consumers receive less of a benefit. That being said, there are some brands that test rigorously to make sure that the CBD content, as well as the terpenes and other cannabinoids, are up to par.

At Formula Swiss we always provide a certificate of analysis, which will tell you exactly what kind of compounds are in the hemp oil and in what concentrations

The extraction process involves using a solvent to extract the oil from the hemp stalk. There are numerous solvents used commercially, all of which have benefits and drawbacks. 

Commonly a solvent is used for the extraction process. The commonly used solvents are CO2, olive oil, and other liquid solvents. At FormulaSwiss, we assure to maintain the quality of the CBD that is extracted from the plants. That is why we use the best quality plants and extraction techniques.

In this article we describe some of the methods that can be used to extract CBD from hemp.

CO2 extraction of CBD

The CO2 extraction technique is supercritical. It is the most efficient and safest methods used for the extraction of CBD. However, the process is a little costly. Our experts used high-tech equipment for the process that helps to change the phases of the CO2 by the application of pressure and temperature. The CO2 gas is compressed at cooled for storage at 1000 psi. the gas will become supercritical when it is compressed under such extreme conditions. It means that under this pressure the gas is converted into a liquid.

Once compressed the CO2 is in the gas and liquid state at the same time. The CO2 heated up and passed through the hemp in a device called closed loop extractor. It helps to extract the CBD oil. The pressure and temperature are managed with such perfection to assure that the nutritional content of the hemp will not be harmed.

The results of the process are the high-quality CBD that is the purest form of the extract available. The extra is commonly transparent and light amber in shade. It is the full spectrum CBD that is stored in the dark containers to assure that heat and light will not affect the concentration of the chemical of the extracts. Our experts are using the same process to understand the other chemicals present in hemp and what might be their positive effects on the human body.

At Formula Swiss, we always use the CO2 extraction method to ensure optimal quality of all our hemp oil products.

Olive oil or ethanol extraction

Ethanol has been labeled as safe by the FDA. It is safe for human consumption when available at 16000 ppm. It is a good general-purpose solvent because it is commonly found in most of the items that we use in daily life. It is used as a preservative in most of the edible items. As well as it is present in some of the cosmetics that we have been using. It is miscible in water which makes it a reliable product from the extraction of hemp.

1. Ethanol can be used for the fill-range CBD extraction from hemp.
2. However, there are some drawbacks of ethanol extraction.
3. It is water soluble and will easily dissolve chlorophyll due to which the flavor of the product will grassy and bitter
4. Chlorophyll will be easily extracted but the additional methods will increase the cost of production.
5. It has been found that when chlorophyll is removed from the extracted CBD, it will reduce the potency of the oil. That is why we commonly do not use this technique. We deliver our customers with the highly potent and best quality CBD.

Instead of the ethanol, olive oil extraction method is preferable. It is very simple because the olive oil is heated at 200 degrees Fahrenheit and then the extracts are filtered from the plant. The only issue with these extracts is that they cannot be filtered. This is the reason that leaves become less potent and so the users will have to take a larger dose to get the best effects.

Butane or hexane extraction method

It is also known as the Rick Simpsons method. He was suffering from tinnitus and dizzy spells after an accident at his workplace. The treatment was not very effective, and he saw a documentary about the benefits of CBD. He asked his doctor to use CBD for the treatment, but they refused. So instead he started to extract his own CBD and saw improvement in his condition after utilization of CBD.

For the process of extraction, Rick Simpson used different hydrocarbons like:

1. Butane
2. Hexane
3. Pentane
4. Propane
5. Acetone

The hydrocarbons have a low boiling point that can be purged during the extraction process. In this process, the purest form of CBD oil is extracted. The process is very easy and cheap but at the same time, it is dangerous because it can lead to explosions or fires. During the extraction, it produces open fumes that are susceptible to flames.

At FormulaSwiss we produce only the very best CBD

At FormulaSwiss. We have been using the CO2 extraction technique because it is the most reliable and authentic process. It helps us to extract the purest quality CBD oil that is properly stored to assure that the customers will get the best quality results. After the extraction or experts test the extracts to assure that they are pure, highly potent and will provide the results that the customers want. We have been working in this field for many years and know how to assure that best quality CBD is extracted.

The hemp used in the process is grown in our own gardens. Our experts use the best cultivation techniques to assure that the hemp plants would healthy. We check the nutritional and CBD content of the plants and only the best plants are used for the extraction of the oil and rest are discarded. For optimal quality, conditions within the extraction department are properly managed and experts supervise the entire process to assure that everything will be handled professionally. That is why the extracts available FormulaSwiss are the best. 

You can read more about, how we perform quality control at Formula Swiss and see our latest test results.


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