Ethanol CBD Extraction vs CO2 CBD Extraction

Ethanol Extraction Process

Ethanol extraction is a process of which the solvent ethanol is introduced to the hemp plant with intent to extract the cannabinoids which are present, in addition to a variety of other terpenes and plant compounds.

Differing from other traditional extraction methods, ethanol extraction methods produce CBD Oil that is up to 99.9% pure – producing some of the highest quality, most effective, purest products on the market. Which is why a vast majority of top-end CBD brands utilize this thorough and effective extraction method.

Ethanol extracted CBD Oil tends to have a significantly longer shelf-life in comparison to other popular extraction methods, making ethanol extraction one of the superior go-to methods when seeking to produce a pure, highly effective, lasting end-product.

When ethanol extraction is executed properly, it can eliminate the need for dewax or winterization of the product in turn increasing the shelf-life without risking contamination or dilution of potency.

Ethanol extraction has become very popular for the safety and efficiency that it provides. Ethanol is one of the safest and most efficient methods for extracting CBD as well as other cannabinoids from hemp or marijuana plants.

Did you know…?

CBD can be used to fight addiction. Many CBD consumers have reported outstanding results when using CBD in place of harmful and addictive pharmaceutical medications such as Opioids, Muscle Relaxers, and much more. Studies indicate that addicts’ cravings have gone down significantly once taking advantage of the benefits of which CBD offers.

CO2 Extraction

CO2 Extraction is another very popular method of extracting CBD from the hemp or marijuana plant. This process uses carbon dioxide, through pressuring the carbon dioxide an extraction lab becomes capable of pulling the desired cannabinoids and other phytochemicals from the plant.

In addition to pulling the desired cannabinoids, terpene oils, waxes and other plant components are also capable of being extracted through CO2 extraction.

CO2 extraction is becoming very popular, like ethanol extraction, however this sophisticated extraction process does not allow much wiggle room for contamination during the process. The end-extraction is typically 99.9% pure (similar to ethanol extraction), making CO2 extraction an excellent method for extracting CBD, terpenes, and other plant components. The real downside is that the CO2 extraction process isn’t a process that can be repeated consistently. Each time, the materials and equipment must be sterilized and treated, reducing the consistency between batches.

CO2 is a naturally occurring compound, this fact contributes to the purity – as harmful chemicals such as butane, propane and other chemicals are not used during the extraction process.

Which is better?

While each one has their own benefits, we believe because of the higher product consistency and longer product shelf life that ethanol extraction is the best direction. Keeping high level of purity, potency, and quality is what we always aim for, and having a shelf stable product that keeps those attributes longer is a win for us and our customers.

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