C02 Extraction What is it? & What’s the Process?

What is CO2 Extraction?

In an industry that is growing so rapidly with such a lack of regulation, it pays to learn and understand as much as you can about where your CBD products are coming from. One important aspect you should know about any product you buy is the method of extraction being used.

Some of the companies on the market could potentially be cutting corners and utilize chemical solvents such as lighter fluid (butane) and hexane. Now, aside from this cheating customers out of valuable terpenes, chemical solvent extraction results in a product with possibly harmful residues. I am sure you’re not very comfortable ingesting even more chemicals?

If you don’t want potentially harmful products you need to purchase your CBD  from a brand that utilizes CO2 extraction only! This process kills harmful bacteria and ensures more terpenes and cannabinoids end up in the CBD product.

So What Is CO2 Extraction?

CO2 extraction uses pressurized carbon dioxide to take as many desirable cannabinoids from a marijuana or hemp plant as possible. It involves taking out the plant’s essential waxes, cannabinoids, and terpenes. In the end, CO2 oil is a healthy-looking amber-colored oil which you can use as a tincture or vaporize.

Manufacturers use carbon dioxide because it is a versatile, ‘tunable’ solvent. It acts as a solvent at a specific temperature and pressure range. However, it doesn’t have the dangers associated with solvents. As a result, consumers benefit from a premium-quality, clean oil with no toxic by-products.

So Why should you only use products that are made with CO2 extraction?

The most important reason to use products made with C02 extraction is to  get the most pure, clean, and quality oil that you can. Not only that, CO2 is also a sanitizing agent, which prolongs the shelf life and can yield medical grade oils.

C02 Extracted Products

All of our products here at Pure Science Lab are made using the C02 extraction method. For amazing CBD products that will never let you down check out our Shop and Our Certificate Of Analysis page with dozens of Lab Reports for all of our products. 

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