How is CBD Oil Made?
Cannabidiol (CBD) CBD OIL can be simply described as a natural extract of the cannabis plant. It’s THC-free, so it’s legal and non-addictive. Unlike THC, CBD has no addictive or psychoactive components. Therefore, it is known that many people use CBD for its restorative properties.
CBD is primarily available in the form of oil, which is extracted from the hemp plant and blended into a “carrier” oil. In this article, we explain how Gross & Company CBD oil is made, outlining the series of processes involved in growing, extracting, and refining CBD oil.
cultivation of marijuana plants
First of all, CBD must be extracted from “industrial hemp” legally grown in Europe and the United States. According to EU regulations, it is grown from seeds with a THC content of less than 0.2%. These plants are grown and bred to contain high levels of CBD, not THC.
Extraction, purification and distillation of CBD oil from the hemp plant
There are many different techniques for extracting CBD from the hemp plant.
Typically, any commercial CBD extraction technique requires the use of solvents. These solvents are important because they are very effective at separating the CBD molecule from other compounds found in the cannabis plant and purifying the solution. The solvent is then evaporated, leaving only pure CBD oil.
carbon dioxide extraction
The most common method of extracting CBD is “CO2 extraction” (supercritical carbon dioxide). The method uses a closed-loop extractor, a system used to extract essential oils for perfumes and food additives. Cannabis is placed in a chamber filled with carbon dioxide. By pressurizing the chamber, the carbon dioxide turns into a liquid, which then absorbs the oil and flavor of the marijuana. The end result is a liquid containing carbon dioxide and CBD. This liquid is then pumped into the final chamber, where it is converted to carbon dioxide gas.
While this extraction process has a reputation for being safe, effective, and effective in the end result, it’s important to know that the process isn’t always alcohol-free. CO2 extracted material typically needs to be refined with an alcoholic solvent to produce CBD isolate or distillate.
Another possible way to extract CBD is with a liquid solvent, such as ethanol, butane, or isopropanol. It is widely regarded as one of the easiest extraction methods. As a plant solvent, ethanol helps preserve the natural chemical properties of cannabis during the extraction process, experts say. However, some tests have shown that solvent residues are not always completely removed during the evaporation stage. Also, when natural solvents like ethanol are used, the chlorophyll can also be extracted during processing, making the oil less flavorful.
Gross & Co. Extraction
As Gross & Company is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality CBD oil, we have found that alcohol (IPA) is the most effective in ensuring complete consistency during the extraction process.
The benefits of using an IPA when creating compatible pure CBD products are numerous. The IPA consistently delivers high quality pure CBD that meets the highest production standards. It has excellent safety profiles and numerous medical uses, and is used in many health and beauty products. This extraction method plays a key role in determining the type and relative amount of extractable botanical components that must be removed during purification.
Our products also benefit from extraction machines exclusive to our production facility, again ensuring the highest quality. As a result, we are able to better control the purity and grade of our CBD oil.
Creating a CBD isolate or distillate is not a solvent-free process, and while solvent choice is important, it is not the only part that supports the extraction process. After extraction, CBD oil undergoes a precise multi-stage distillation and refining process until pure CBD oil remains.
The Gross & Company line of CBD products are manufactured using narrow-spectrum CBD distillates and isolates rather than full-spectrum CBD. This ensures that each product contains the correct amount of high-quality CBD, while full-spectrum CBD may often contain trace amounts of THC. Narrow-spectrum CBD isolates and distillates provide better taste and flavor, helping our customers incorporate CBD into their habits