What CBD Extraction Method Is Best?

With so much wrong information published online about CBD oil, and the most common questions we receive from consumers is “How high-quality CBD oil is extracted and from which part of plants?”

Different parts of the plant are used for different uses: Seeds are often used in food and cosmetics, but flowers, on the other hand, are mostly collected for its cannabinoid content. CBD and other cannabinoids are extracted from cannabis using one of methods:

  • Ethanol extraction. Perhaps the oldest type of extraction, when CBD be removed from the hemp plant by soaking the flower in ethanol or a high proof alcohol.
  • CO2 Extraction. Using liquid CO2, both CO2 and supercritical CO2 extraction provide a clean and efficient way to remove CBD from the hemp flower.
  • Water Extraction. Some manufacturers have begun using water, water vapor, or even ice to extract cannabinoids from hemp.
  • As science move further into the future, new methods of extraction will emerge, providing even purer CBD products.

Extracting oil at a lower temperature is preferred because prevents the possible loss of cannabinoids in the extraction process. CO2 extraction is arguably the best extraction method for CBD oil and is the method used in the majority the products.