Most people are now aware of what cannabidiol (CBD) is and how it is used for the treatment of various health conditions in humans and their pets. Since CBD belongs to the plant family of marijuana, it was presented with a mixed response from the public. However, most people are not aware of how cannabidiol and its products are made.
Cannabidiol is one of the many compounds obtained from the hemp plant. Pure CBD hemp oil is extracted from hemp plant and other innovative products infused with CBD are manufactured. The major purpose of the whole extraction process is to separate impurities and cannabinoid compounds to get high-concentration CBD suited for human consumption. THC is left out during the extraction process and the goal is to obtain pure CBD.
Cannabidiol obtained from extraction is usually sold in the form of topical products, edibles, oils, bath bombs and many more. The most common purpose of consuming full-spectrum cannabidiol oil is to treat several health conditions like epilepsy, arthritis, depression, anxiety, acute pain, cancer, chronic pain, insomnia and many more. On consumption, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the human body, and it produces a lasting effect on it.
Pure CBD hemp oil is very popular for having multiple benefits without causing any feeling of high on the users. Here are some ways in which CBD is extracted.
Extraction Using Olive Oil
The first step of this process includes decarboxylation of the raw materials obtained from the hemp plant. These materials are then put on the heat for some time on a decided temperature for activating the chemicals on the plant. The plant material is then mixed with olive oil and heated again to obtain the cannabinoids.
This process is regarded as the oldest type of extraction and our ancestors are believed to use the goodness of the CBD oil obtained through this method as it is simple, inexpensive and safe.
Extraction Using Liquid Solvent
One of the most used forms of extracting CBD is by using liquid solvents like alcohol, butane, and ethanol. This method of extraction starts when the plant material is put into a container and mixed with a solvent. The mixing results in the release of cannabinoids that are then transferred onto the liquid, which is heated again to get a more concentrated form of cannabinoids with a consistency similar to oils.