How is CBD Oil Produced?
When you think of marijuana, you typically think of a plant that can be dried and then smoked or consumed, but CBD must be isolated in order to derive its many benefits without
the psychoactive effects patients wish to avoid. There are a couple of different ways to accomplish this, but the safest and least toxic method is CO? extraction that yields concentrated CBD oil.
This process begins by exposing the hemp plant to cooling and pressure, and this is done using CO? gas that is cooled and pressurized into a frozen liquid. Next, the CO? is brought to a supercritical state with the application of heat and pressure, and this is the point at which chemical compounds, like CBD, can safely be extracted from the hemp plant.
The oil, including CBD, and often other beneficial products like terpenes and trichomes, is then separated out, tested for potency and purity, and approved for use in a variety of CBD products. Products that are 100% CBD oil are referred to as isolates, while broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products contain terpenes and other compounds.
It is believed that these added compounds could improve bioavailability, or allow for better absorption by the body, and may provide greater benefits than isolate. Full-spectrum products also contain some THC, so it’s important to understand what you’re getting.