CBD oil is a natural product, known for its positive effect in many different situations. CBD is made from the male hemp plant. This is a hemp variant which has virtually no psychoactive substances. When it comes to the final extraction and manufacture of CBD, there are a number of options. In this article we explain step by step how CBD is made, where it comes from and what is being watched. After reading this article, you are fully aware of the way in which CBD is produced.
Hemp, the basis
The best plant material available is used to produce CBD products from The CBD Company. The hemp plants are grown in the north of the Netherlands where the plant can grow freely in the open air. The fields are specially designed to achieve the highest possible quality. The soil used to grow the plants undergoes strict controls. For example, the soil is regularly checked for bacteria, pesticides and chemicals and strict quality controls are introduced executed. The entire process is designed to make the hemp plants grow as naturally as possible. As soon as the hemp plants are old enough, and the harvest season begins, the farmers prepare themselves for harvesting the plants. This is done by separating the plant from the root, after which the plant material is bundled.
Filtering and pressing
Once the harvest is complete, the raw hemp proceeds to its first phase of extraction, namely filtering and pressing. The plant material is pressed, and then filtered. Additional items such as grass, soil and the like are separated as a result. What remains is pressed raw hemp, which is ready to proceed to the final stage, namely the extraction of CBD from the plant material.
CBD extraction methods
When it comes to extraction (separating the CBD substance from the plant material), there are various options for doing this. In some cases, heat is used to separate the CBD from the plant material, and in other cases freezing is used. In this article we will discuss the 2 most used methods, namely alcohol extraction and CO2 extraction. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, which we will discuss one by one.
Alcohol extraction (heating)
When talking about an alcohol extraction, alcohol is used to separate the CBD from the plant material. The plant material is soaked in alcohol for a longer time. This will cause the CBD to separate from the plant material. After this process, the alcohol is evaporated by heating. To ensure that all alcohol disappears, this process also takes a longer time. Once all the alcohol has evaporated, a syrupy CBD paste remains. The pasta is now ready to be processed into the end product. We will return to this later in this article.
CO2 extraction (freezing)
Another, and fairly new, extraction method is super-critical CO2 extraction. This process also starts with filtering and pressing the plant material. This extraction method is very popular and efficient and is therefore increasingly used. By exposing the plant material to extreme cold for a longer period of time, the CBD will separate itself from the plant material after a while. Because freezing is used, other natural and essential substances from the hemp plant are preserved that can make a positive contribution to health. The disadvantage of this extraction method is that this method is fairly new and is still quite expensive. At The CBD Company we like to use this technique. By producing in large quantities, we can still offer the CBD products extracted from CO2 at a low price.
The end product, CBD oil
With both extraction methods, a CBD paste remains as the end product. This is a syrupy pasta, rich in CBD. The disadvantage of the pasta is that it is very difficult to take. To make intake easy and pleasant, the CBD pasta is mixed with a carrier such as hemp seed oil or black cumin oil ( nigella sativa ). This makes the CBD product fluid and easy to dose. After the correct proportions are achieved, the CBD bottles are filled and made ready for shipment.
Because we believe in high-quality products and are committed to this at all times, the entire production process of The CBD Company is certified. For example, The CBD Company has a production line at its disposal that is officially certified through the prestigious GMP and HACCP certificates. In addition, certified and recognized pharmacists also participate in production, which also constantly check the end product for content and quality.
The final step of the entire production process is laboratory research. Once production has been completed, samples of production are sent to independent laboratories. These laboratories check the content and quality of the end product and assess it in a report. As soon as everything meets the strict requirements , the product is ready to be used.