Farmers can grow hemp directly from seeds or clone it from small parts of plant tissue. However, most farmers prefer cloning as it promotes a quick production of vast numbers of genetically identical plants. With cloning, you can be sure of each plant’s quality.
How CBD Oil Is Made – The Extraction Process
High pressure/temperature extraction is so intense that it pulls everything from the plant. That’s why we refer to the extracted oil as ‘crude’ oil that needs refining.
There are several ways to extract CBD from hemp to make various CBD products. Each extraction method has its pros and cons. The extraction process results in a dark oil known as ‘crude’ as it contains the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes and other plant compounds such as fatty acids and chlorophyll.
There are many ways to extract the oil from the plant and make cbd oil. Apeks CO2 extraction systems use CO2 as a solvent to extract the oil. The solvent is considered a cleaner, purer form of extraction because there is no residue after extraction.
CBD extract oil from cannabis or hemp.
Despite the benefits of CBD as an isolate, there is much to be said for treating patients with all the compounds in the plant, not as separate isolates. Patients can still use the oil without getting high, as long as the THCa has not been heated, which converts it into THC, which is what makes you high. The Entourage Effect is the effect that all the compounds of the plant have on the body, as a whole.
Benefits and Uses of CBD
Winterization is the process to remove undesirable elements that were extracted from the plant, for example fats, waxes, and lipids. This process is only needed when the oil was extracted at high pressure/high temperature (supercritical) because this intense extraction pulls everything from the plant, including material you don’t want in the final products. The extracted oil is effectively crude oil, which needs refining.