11 May Down and Dirty – Black CBD Oil Extraction
As some of you know there’s a few different ways CBD oil is extracted. In this article we are going to go discuss how and why some CBD companies follow the correct extraction methods right the way through and why some take shortcuts.
There are many ways to extract the oil from the plant to make CBD oil. CO2 extraction systems use CO2 as a solvent to extract the oil. The solvent is considered a cleaner – it’s a purer form of extraction because there is no residue after extraction.
To isolate the individual compounds (CBD being one of them), the extracted oil needs to be distilled after extraction. The first step is a process called “Winterization” the next is “Short Path Distillation.”
Extraction Process – Winterization
The oil is extracted using CO2 extraction. This process is considered the most important part of the whole extraction process. The oil at this stage is black, just like crude oil. The oil carries fats, waxes and lipids. Some argue that this oil is more beneficial than a clear CBD oil. We reached out to a company in Ireland who sells full spectrum CBD oil.
David from 123cbd.ie who has been part of the cannabis industry since 2005 explained…
When a cannabis plant is grown outside it draws all its minerals and nutrients from the soil. Iron, nitrogen, phosphors to name but a few, which in large doses are very dangerous for consumption. How do company’s selling black raw CBD oil insure that all these minerals are removed from the CBD oil? This is why winterization is so important! We know that there is zero trace of any mineral or compound left in our full spectrum CBD oil. Yes it costs more to refine but I sleep better at night knowing that my customers are not ingesting anything they shouldn’t be!
Winterization is the process whereby undesirable elements that were extracted from the plant are removed, such as 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 product. The extracted oil is effectively crude oil, which needs refining.
Think! We wouldn’t put raw unrefined engine oil into our petrol tank! Should we put black unrefined CBD oil into our body? Are companies skipping extraction methods to save money and charge more than they should?
When you buy from 123CBD.ie
We take care of every aspect of your experience. Your order arrives at your door quickly and discreetly. Many of our customers prefer dry vaping our CBD hemp flowers. Also the effect of using a tea strainer works very well in extracting the CBD from our flowers.
We do encourage all of our customers to seek medical advice before beginning with our CBD products. Medical conditions should always be discussed with your doctor.