You may have wondered why there is such a wide range in price regarding hemp oil products. Maybe you've tried a tincture and thought it had a harsh bitter aftertaste, or you tried it and it simply didn't make any difference.
Just like other essential oils, the extraction method is very important when it comes to quality. Hemp flower oil is no different. The extraction method will change what is removed from the plant, how effective that removal process is, what solvents remain, as well as it's final flavor.
Additionally, we believe extraction with traditional liquid solvents (these include butane, isopropyl alcohol, hexane, and ethanol) often leave behind a harsh bitter taste, and worse, impurities from these chemical solvents.
The Supercritical CO2 extraction method is considered the cleanest and most efficient way of extracting any essential oil, including hemp flower, plus this process is activates the cannabinoids & terpenes, via decarboxylation. a crucial step.
Decarboxylation is simply the heating up of cannabinoids. Once decarboxylated, the cannabinoids are bio-available and in a form that is usable by your body.
Heating was traditionally achieved by "smoking" the Cannabis plant, as heat is needed to experience the full benefits of any full spectrum of cannabinoids & terpenes.
This is because the terpenes and cannabinoids on the flower are in their raw form, and not in their bio-available form, until they have each been heated to their own individual temperatures.
Supercritical CO2 extraction works by using a range of both temperature & pressure, turning carbon dioxide into both a liquid and a gas.
This allows the safe "liquid" CO2 extraction of various cannabinoids, terpenes & other naturally occurring phytonutrients of the flower. By adjusting the temperature and pressure to create heat with CO2, decarboxylation of the cannabinoids occurs.
While this method is more costly than traditional liquid solvent methods, Supercritical CO2 ensures the cannabinoids are activated and bio-available, while also ensuring harmful chemical solvents are left out of the final product, by simply using only CO2, temperature, and pressure. The process is eco-friendly as a bonus.
The end product is nothing but pure hemp flower extract, naturally free of any solvents. The liquid CO2 is released as a gas into another chamber of a closed loop system.
This process is "green," sustainable and environmental friendly.
Once the extraction is completed, all that is left is a thick oily resin of full spectrum hemp flower, rich in cannabinoids, terpenes & other phytonutrients; free of unnecessary chemical solvents or harsh bitter after taste; activated and bio-available.
Our Supercritical CO2 extraction company is USDA Organic and CDPHE Certified, ensuring a high level of standard is maintained when creating our extracts. Our 3rd party lab testing confirms these standards are met in our products.