Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana. Many individuals are using CBD to help with symptoms of anxiety, pain, insomnia, and more. You can find it in vape juice, gummies, oil, and many other methods of administration.
Despite it being so popular, many people do not know how CBD oil is made. Below is a brief overview of the extraction and manufacturing processes of CBD.
CBD Extraction Processes:
Supercritical CO2 extraction is quickly becoming the favored extraction method in the therapeutic hemp and medical cannabis industries which are typically large-scale operations. Compared to fossil fuel-based extraction processes, CO2 extraction is:
- More efficient
- Less toxic
It also results in a more consistent product.
At standard atmospheric pressure and room temperature, carbon dioxide is a gas and actually makes up 0.04% of the air we breathe. It becomes a liquid at 60.4 psi at room temperature and turns into a solid (dry ice) at -78C (-109F) and atmospheric pressure.
CO2 reaches a supercritical state when it is heated to 31C and pressurized to 1071psi (atmospheric pressure is 14.7psi so this is 73 times more pressure than the air you breathe!). In this state, CO2 has both gas and liquid properties that allow it to move into small areas of the plant (gas) to extract the cannabinoids (liquid solvent).
Once the extraction is complete, the CO2 is depressurized where the cannabinoids fall out of the gaseous mixture and is collected. The CO2 itself is recycled back into the process where it begins again as above. Recycling of the gas, process efficiency, and purity of the CBD product has made supercritical CO2 extraction popular with producers.
What Sets Naturally Restored Apart?
Our products are produced in a highly regulated and audited GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified manufacturing facility. Each year our facility is audited multiple times, sometimes by surprise, as part of our certification process. Third-party certifications from our Halal and Kosher certifying parties, along with GMP and Organic certifications, give our facility a Tier 1 rating.
Because CBD and Hemp products are extremely new and mostly unregulated, there are many brands that attempt to mislead people by offering substandard products with eye-catching graphics or buzzwords on the label. We pride ourselves in making only the highest-quality third-party tested and verified products while continuing to abide by all rules and guidelines set forth by the agencies listed above. Naturally Restored, Inc. offers GMP certified products in a clean manufacturing facility dedicated to producing top tier nutritional and CBD products.