EXTRACTION OF CBD OIL
Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) is a psychoactive chemical that is found in plant species known as Cannabis Sativa. It is a vital ingredient in the production of marijuana. The oil may induce addiction but it is also believed to have medicinal properties that are helpful in curing epilepsy, arthritis, anxiety and insomnia. For a booming sale, a manufacturer needs to acknowledge the Best way to extract cbd oil. There are several methods discovered for the extraction of this oil.
- Steam Distillation: The raw plant contains essential oils and cannabinoids as well. So, steam is used as a separating component that releases the volatile materials that hold the cannabinoids which is then later condensed with low temperatures.
- CO2 Extraction: It is a three-autoclave process which first transforms CO2 into liquid by controlling temperature and pressure, then when it reaches the supercritical point, it goes into the hemp container where the optimal stage of CO2 separates the rich oil and other component. Later CO2 is evaporated and the cannabinoid remains are collected.
- Extraction through Solvent: Here a food grade solvent like ethanol rinses the plant cuttings. It combines the cannabinoids with the solvent and through distillation process, a concentrated and refined version of oil is extracted leaving terpenes as by-product.
But throughout all these processes, extraction by CO2 is considered to be the most ideal one as it secures the purity of the oil. It prevents them from getting mixed with the toxic plant components like chlorophyll.