Hemp Supercritical CO2 extraction
After the hemp plants are harvested the manufacturers use a supercritical CO2 extraction process to create the highest quality hemp oil available. Utilizing their expert knowledge and the safest and most effective method available.
The manufacturers continue to pioneer innovative ways to produce the purest and finest hemp oil in the world.
CO2 extraction is the process of extracting the essential cannabis oil from plant matter by using supercritical CO2.
Supercritical CO2 is a fluid state of carbon dioxide where it is held at or above it’s critical temperature and critical pressure. This allows the carbon dioxide to separate from the desired elements in the plant — in this case, a cannabis plant. CO2 extraction eliminates the need for harmful solvents and preserves the essence of the plant, resulting in pure, clean, concentrated cannabis oil that is free of impurities.
Super Critical CO2 extraction
Finally, a more expensive but non-toxic and extremely efficient method to obtain CBD oil is CO2 extraction. This requires complex equipment and expertise, but uses safe solvents and ensures a highly potent and pure extract.
The CBD oil obtained through super critical extraction is a full spectrum cannabinoid-rich product, with numerous health benefits. The oil is transparent and has an amber color, being more qualitative than the fluid obtained through the previously mentioned techniques.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction Is Safe and Effective
Supercritical CO2 extraction is already a standard extraction method for the food, dry cleaning and herbal supplement industries. It is a common food additive as well.
In fact, CO2 is used to produce carbonated soft drinks, in the removal of caffeine from coffee beans in order to make decaffeinated coffee, as an environmentally friendly solvent for dry cleaning, and as an extraction solvent when producing essential oils.
Supercritical CO2 is also common when pesticides and metals are extracted from agricultural crops.
“The CO2 extraction process allows compounds to be extracted with little damage and low toxicity.”
The CO2 extraction process allows compounds to be extracted with little damage and low toxicity; it utilizes a high pressure vessel containing cannabis.
Supercritical CO2 is inserted into the vessel, and pumped through a filter where it is separated from the plant matter once the pressure is released.
Next, the supercritical CO2 evaporates and is dissolved into the cannabinoids