D E R I V I N G T H E O I L
What is Extraction?
Extraction in a literal sense is to take a particular component or compound out of a given substance. Here is a more applicable example for all of us to better understand. You wake up and make yourself some coffee, add some sugar, and stir up the goodness. How would we get the sugar back out of the coffee? That is extraction, to take a component of something that has multiple ingredients and separate it. The sugar, in this case, would be the sweet cannabinoid oil being separated from the hemp plant! There are many different methods in separating this component from hemp with each having their own pros and cons which we’ll get more into next!
T H E M E T H O D
How are they different?
Characteristics unique to the ethanol extraction method is the ethanol solvent itself. It’s what takes the sugar out of the coffee! The advantages of using the ethanol chemical is that it binds very easily to all of the goodies we want to take out of the hemp plant such as various terpenes, various other cannabinoids, and of course, CBD! Now chemistry is not everyone’s strong suit, it’s not mine either, so I’ll save the nitty gritty compound names for another day. In essence the big advantage with using ethanol is that it contains properties that allow it to be very fairly soluble in water. This is key because it affects the rate and effectiveness of the oil during consumption since our bodies are about 70% water. The extracted hemp oil will have a fuller, more potent effect since it can enter our bodies with much less resistance!
"Balancing profit and preservation is difficult, delicate work. Achieving it is a win-win for all" Dr. Hemp