CBD is one of the most popular exogenous cannabinoids extracted from different strains of Cannabis or industrial hemp. It has emerged as an incredible therapeutic compound with the ability to interact with the human body and promote homeostasis and stability. Different types of methods are used to extract CBD and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant matter, but the most important and popular of all is Supercritical Carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction. It is the most sophisticated and accurate method of extraction used by world-class vendors around the world.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction
The method involves the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) at a supercritical temperature in which it exists as both liquid and gaseous phases. At low temperature and low pressure, the supercritical CO2 is passed through the hemp plant matter enclosed in a chamber which helps in retaining the terpenes essential oils and other sensitive components without damaging their basic structure. The fluid CO2 can dissolve the trichomes and captures most of the active compounds of Cannabis. CO2 supercritical extraction cannot remove chlorophyll, Omega 3, and Omega 6 fatty acids which can be removed through the process of winterization to obtain pure CBD oil. The extracted mixture is passed into the collection vessel and the supercritical CO2 is moved back to the condenser where it is again turned into liquid and use again.
Benefits of CO2 extraction method
One of the most significant benefits of using the CO2 extraction method is that it is a safe procedure that produces high-quality CBD oil that can be used for medicinal purposes. CO2 is a safe, natural, and sustainable compound that can be easily used for extraction rather than Butane or Propane which can harm the environment and may render the product useless. Another potential benefit of the CO2 extraction method is that it can help in extracting different types of cannabinoids from hemp that can be used to study their individual and combined effect on our body and mind. Most people who are new to CBD or hemp prefer high-quality products in which the CBD is extracted from the safest possible method which is certainly the supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method. We provide professional hemp extraction services in Europe, contact us to discuss your order and product formulations.