To properly understand the answer to this question, you must first understand the differences between the different extraction techniques. It may be a bit technical in some areas, but then you know how CBD oil is made.
There are two main types of products that can be made from cannabis, namely distillates and isolates. An important distinction between distillates and isolates is the purity and the method of extraction. Distillates are acquired using CO2.
The CBD extract is thus made from hemp, also known as cannabis. There are many ways to extract the oil from the plant. In addition to CBD oil, there are several other types of oil that can be made from other cannabinoids:
Especially the cannabinoids that are rare, you can buy almost anywhere. However, these can be purchased from us and all have their own specific function.
CO2 extraction systems use CO2 as a solvent to extract the various active substances. This solvent is considered a cleaner, purer form of extraction as there is no residue left after the extraction. That’s important because you want it to be a healthy product.
To isolate the individual compounds (including CBD), the extracted oil must be distilled after extraction. In the first step you are left with a crude oil (Raw oil/Crude oil). This oil still contains all the fats, waxes and lipids of the oil. There has been no purification yet.
CBD oil is nowadays available at every drugstore or online provider. Many people wonder when they search for ‘buy CBD oil’ on Google, why there is so much difference in price. This is mainly because the hemp biomass used for this extraction in the first process is cheaper. This crude oil is often used by budget providers.
What should you pay attention to when you buy CBD oil?
When you buy CBD oil, it is very important that you pay attention to the following things. In this way, in our opinion, you can distinguish whether you have a somewhat cheaper brand in your hands or not.
The oil is characterized by:
- Dark color;
- Less liquid and more difficult to dose;
- Lower percentages of CBD up to 10%.
In addition, the oil is:
- Often diluted with olive oil;
- Often a product that resonates less with humans and animals;
- Cheaper, often in offers.
Finally, there are often higher margins for the manufacturer due to low purchasing.
* The above is not to point the finger or to discredit other parties, but to give a realistic picture of the practice, which you as a consumer should pay attention to.
The second step to make CBD oil is a process called “winterization,” followed by “short-path distillation.”
Winterization is the process of removing unwanted elements taken from the plant, such as fats, waxes and lipids. This process is only necessary if the CBD oil has been extracted at high pressure/high temperature (supercritical) as this intense cannabis/hemp extraction extracts everything from the plant, including material that is not wanted in the end products. The extracted cannabis oil is in fact raw hemp oil, which must be refined.
Once extracted, the mixture is combined with alcohol and stirred vigorously until completely mixed. It is then placed in a freezer overnight.
In the morning, the mixture will look cloudy and ready for filtration. One way to filter out the fats and other impurities is to run it through a filter paper into an extraction jar. A commonly used device for this is the Buchner funnel.
Once the oil has been satisfactorily filtered and the unwanted elements have been removed, it is time to remove the alcohol. This happens with heat. The extraction is heated and as it is heated, the alcohol evaporates because the boiling point of alcohol is lower than that of the oil. The removed alcohol can be reused in a subsequent batch of crude oil.
For the people who buy CBD oil, that process has often already been applied with the more expensive brands.
This CBD oil is characterized by:
- Lighter color, often honey/gold;
- More subtle taste, in which the natural mounds and flavonoids can be better tasted;
- Product can be absorbed faster into the bloodstream, because it does not have to affect all kinds of fats and waxes to absorb the active ingredient in the body;
- Higher percentages possible, without adding crystals.
This oil is in a higher price segment and is characterized by lower margins for the manufacturer. There are often more niche players in this segment, who focus on quality.
The cannabis oil that remains is the product that we use for our CBD oil. So we really only use the best of the best.
The distinction we make with our company, which I will tell you more about later, is that we have a much broader profile of active substances than other manufacturers. This is due to the use of specially grown hemp, which is then processed in a more refined process into the products that we sell and therefore have in our range.
The last option to extract is to isolate. A substance is isolated in the CBD oil or cannabis oil. This is done according to the short-path distillation method.
To further refine and isolate the CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, CBDV or THCV extract, the oil goes through a short-path distillation process. This works in much the same way as winterization. The extract is heated and all the compounds are separated, as they each have a different boiling point. Each connection is isolated and can be used on its own.
As a company, we try to lead the way. We combine scientific insights from chemistry and physics to get the very best out of the plant.
Each active ingredient has its own application and way of functioning within the body. If we know exactly what we are doing, it is also much easier for us to help our customers with advice and assistance and to provide them with ‘really good’ advice.
Which ingredients does CBD oil contain?
Due to the explanation of the various extraction methods, it is of course also nice to understand which ingredients contain CBD oil.
CBD oil contains several active substances. We make a subdivision of one component called terpenoids. These can then be subdivided into two active groups, namely cannabinoids and terpenes.
We know more than 130 different substances from cannabinoids. The most well-known are THC and CBD. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol will get you high or stoned. CBD or cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive known substance.
In addition, there are a whole pallet of many different cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBC, CBN, THCv, CBDv. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to make medicinal statements about what our CBD oil does. Of course you can request a free consultation and we will be happy to help you find a suitable product for your wishes and needs.
Finally, we have terpenes. Here you have to think of the fragrances that are naturally present in the various plants. For example, the most well-known here is Alpha-Pineen. For example, it is reminiscent of the smell of a pine forest. Or Limonene, this is again known from, among other things, a lemon.
These so-called terpenes have a very important effect on the mood of a person. That is why good CBD oil must also contain a profile of natural terpenes in order to support the effect even more. In our CBD oil you will find naturally preserved terpenes and we do not add any extra substances.
To make the CBD oil complete, a carrier oil is also needed. This is used to dilute the CBD extract. In this way you can use the oil usable. There are several carrier oils available. Think of olive oil, MCT oil or hemp seed oil.
At Cannabas they always use hemp seed oil. The reason is that this oil is the most rich. This oil naturally contains omega 3-6-9 and zinc and calcium. Moreover, bursting with amino acids and of biological origin. In addition, the oil is also made from hemp, so it fits within the same profile. In short, perfect to use as a carrier of the CBD oil made by us.
I can imagine that you may have more questions after reading this article. Our team is always ready to help you answer all your questions. Be sure to reach out to us. You can call us on 040-7859520 or send an email to [email protected]
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