What are the best extraction techniques for CBD?

What are the best extraction techniques for CBD?

CBD, a cannabinoid, is a natural compound extracted from hemp – a cannabis plant. CBD is not impairing, does not cause a high, or brings the same effects as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - a chemical found in marijuana. Also, CBD does not cause dependency; therefore, it is safe. 

Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol (CBD) and terpenes, aromatic plant compounds that may also have therapeutic properties. To create broad-spectrum CBD products such as Primabee's easy-to-swallow Softgels, CBD can be extracted from the hemp plant in various ways, including

CO2 extraction: 

This method uses carbon dioxide (CO2) to extract CBD and other compounds from the hemp plant. This method is widely used in the industry to produce high-quality CBD products and is regarded as one of the safest and most effective extraction methods. The ability to precisely control the extraction process, which can result in a highly concentrated and pure extract, is one of the advantages of CO2 extraction. In addition, CO2 is a gas that is neither toxic nor flammable, making it a safer and better option for the environment than other solvents like propane or butane. So far, CO2 is considered the best extraction method by many manufacturers and industry experts.

Ethanol extraction

This method utilizes ethanol (high-grade alcohol) to extract CBD and other compounds from the hemp plant. High-quality CBD products using this extraction method are widely used in the industry. Ethanol extraction is a cost-effective and relatively straightforward method for producing CBD extracts of high quality. Because it is a solvent suitable for use in food, ethanol is safe to consume and free of harmful contaminants. 

Lipid extraction

The process of extracting CBD and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant using fats and lipids like coconut oil, MCT oil, or olive oil is known as lipid extraction. Because it is simple, safe, and doesn't require harsh solvents, this extraction method is popular for people looking for a natural, gentle approach. The hemp plant is heated in the lipid during the lipid extraction process, which binds the cannabinoids to the fat molecules. After that, the mixture is filtered to eliminate any plant matter. The result is a CBD-rich oil that can be eaten or used in tinctures, edibles, and topicals.

Third-Party Lab Testing

Regardless of the manufacturer's extraction method, third-party lab testing is the most critical step in making quality CBD oil. An independent laboratory will analyze if there are any contaminants, harmful elements, or solvent residue in the product to ensure CBD oil is safe for customers. Always ensure CBD you purchase has undergone this crucial step. 

THC Removal

After the CBD is extracted, the extract is refined further to remove undesirable compounds like THC and other cannabinoids while keeping beneficial compounds like terpenes, flavonoids, and other minor cannabinoids.

Why CBD?

CBD has become popularly used with increasing evidence showing several positive effects on health, including:

Pain management

CBD has analgesic properties that can assist in reducing inflammation and chronic pain. It's interesting to note that 60% of U.S. individuals who use CBD products do so for its natural and non-depended pain relief.

Relief from depression and anxiety

By interacting with the serotonin receptors in the brain, CBD may assist in alleviating anxiety and depression symptoms.

Anti-seizure properties

CBD has anticonvulsant properties, which may help people with epilepsy reduce the frequency and severity of their attacks. A study found that CBD may lessen the adverse effects of anti-seizure drugs and appears to enhance patients' overall health and quality of life. Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing CBD, was approved by the FDA.

Cancer treatment

According to a study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, cancer patients who received CBD treatment in addition to opioids experienced significantly less pain than those who received opioid treatment alone. According to a different study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, CBD may help alleviate chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. CBD has antitumor properties, which may assist in slowing the growth and spread of some types of cancer. Recently, Canada approved CBD for pain relief. 

Treating acne

Acne is a prevalent skin condition that various factors, including inflammation, excessive sebum production, and bacterial overgrowth, can bring on. CBD has been studied for its potential benefits in treating acne for its anti-inflammatory properties. 

Improve sleep

Sleep deprivation can affect anyone and is a prevalent but treatable condition. CBD has been shown to improve sleep for those who are sleep deprived.

The removal of THC is the most crucial step in producing broad-spectrum CBD. In many states, THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis that can cause a "high," is against the law. Winterization, where the extract is dissolved in ethanol and then frozen, is typically used to remove THC from the plant. The undesirable substances, such as THC, crystallize and precipitate out of the solution during freezing, resulting in a CBD-rich, THC-free extract. Without the risk of THC intoxication or positive drug tests, broad-spectrum CBD products offer many of the same potential health benefits as full-spectrum CBD products.

At Primabee, we use the best extraction technique - CO2 supercritical extraction to ensure the best quality and potency while preserving all natural hemp compounds and preventing any unwanted ingredients in your products.

Best of all, your CBD experience now is hassle-free. You can subscribe to your favorite CBD product and save more. 

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