Some producers make use of modern high end laboratory equipment, Cold manufacturing processes, critical and supercritical CO2 extraction processes are sometimes utilised to produce the highest quality of CBD products available today.
Supercritical CO2 extraction, for example, is already the desired standard for the food and herbal supplement industries.
Why use CO2?
The primary reason is to create a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe to produce with little post-processing, something that is far more difficult (tho not impossible) with other methods. (Altho we have experience here too and certainly can)
CO2 is efficient, inexpensive and is a “tunable” solvent. This ability to tune an extraction process cannot be overstated in our own line of work. CO2 is also a sanitizing agent that helps prolong shelf life.
CO2 is basically pushed through a filter at high pressure where it is separated from the plant matter once this pressure is released. Then we evaporate off the CO2.
Our years of experience testing and our knowledge of the extraction means we create high-quality CBD products proven to help many people.
Does this mean we recommend C02 methods?
Not necessarily no. There are some subtle differences with the end product, a hydrocarbon with ethanol, for example, is also a clean and efficient process and for many people, has a more rounded profile. Due to our background, most of our wellbeing products are not using C02. From our RAW to decarboxylated oils they are still aimed at being powerful full profile extracts and utilise Ethanol.