Written By Alejandra Stadthagen - November 02 2018
What is CBD Extract?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the dozens of organic compounds found in hemp. In recent years, CBD has been proven to have an array of medicinal benefits such as relieving pain, alleviating anxiety, and promoting sleep. In fact, CBD is so effective and has become so popular among medical professionals and their patients that it is now being extracted and manufactured into products like oils, edibles, and beverages.
What is CO2 Extraction?
CO2 extraction refers to a method that uses pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) to create a highly concentrated form of CBD that is suitable for human consumption. This process pulls the desired phytochemicals like CBD out of the plant material isolating the substance and forming an extract that is 99.9% pure.
How Does the CO2 Extraction Method Work?
Under certain conditions, carbon dioxide acts like a solvent which is capable of creating a variety of end products. By manipulating temperature and pressure, manufacturers use this method to force CO2 into a state that is somewhere between liquid and gas. This state is known as a “supercritical” state.
In its supercritical state, CO2 works as a highly effective extraction solvent which has been used for years by food companies. For example, supercritical CO2 extraction is used to remove caffeine from coffee and to extract essential oils from plants.
When it comes to CBD extraction, supercritical CO2 is passed through a high-tech chamber where it pulls all of the desired chemicals (in this case CBD) out of the plant material. After the CBD is extracted with the supercritical CO2, the temperature is changed back to room temperature, so all the CO2 evaporates leaving behind a substance that contains no solvents or unwanted chemicals.
Pure CBD Provides Pure Relief
Supercritical CO2 extraction is the industry’s best practice for pure CBD extraction. However, this method requires top of the line high-tech equipment making it an expensive alternative to other less effective extraction methods used by many CBD companies.
If you are considering CBD for your daily routine, it is essential to buy from a CBD company like Pure Relief that gets their extracts through supercritical CO2 extraction. All Pure Relief products are made using CBD obtained through supercritical CO2 extraction. Additionally, our products are formulated by a pharmacist with years of experience in the industry ensuring each CBD item in our collection is safe for your consumption.
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