Which extract is the highest CBD oil?
It is very easy to become confused by the amount of “informational articles” on the internet advertising “high CBD hemp oil”, maintaining that their particular home-brew is the highest CBD oil around. The truth is often far from that – and sadly there are many products that contain very little or no CBD at all. Some of them contain very high levels of THC, and some even contain no cannabinoids of any kind whatsoever.
Laboratory testing of cannabis strains can give some insight into this – the higher the THC content, the lower the CBD – and vice versa. The result of this is that extracts made from most cannabis strains may contain CBD, but the amount present will be very small in comparison to the amount of THC . . . so you will get totally stoned while getting very little CBD into your system at all. (This may still be advertised as “highest CBD oil”, but the “high” will be what you feel, and the CBD will be exactly what you don’t get from it)
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Industrial hemp holds the answers for highest CBD oil production.
Cannabis strains that are farmed primarily for their fibre content or seeds, which when cold-pressed produce Hemp Seed Oil, which contains no CBD or THC and is used for culinary purposes or industrial ones like production of paint, ink, plastic and biofuel, are generally known as industrial hemp. The flowering tops and stalks of industrial hemp are particularly low in THC (less than .3% to be legal in the USA) yet they contain significant amounts of CBD, and can be cultivated to produce relatively high quantities of CBD while the THC content remains low. These varieties of industrial hemp – and specially bred varieties of cannabis that are particularly high in CBD and low in THC – are the source material for the highest CBD oil.
How is the highest CBD oil safely extracted?
Extraction processes vary, but the most common is through the use of solvents that dissolve the oils present in the raw material. The solvent is then evaporated, leaving the oil behind. In practise, the solvent can not be completely purged from the oil, and leaves a residue behind. This is not good. Solvents can also leave contaminants in their wake, like heavy metals and various other nasty substances that may have been present in very low amounts in the solvent in the first place. As the solvent evaporates, these contaminants are concentrated in the oil that is left behind, leaving you with a potentially toxic mixture. Other forms of contamination may result from the use of insecticides or chemical fertilisers that may have been used on the plants themselves, or other contaminants that may have been present in the soil and taken up by the growing plants. Last, but not least, the ratio of cannabinoids in the resulting oil cannot be controlled.
Supercritical CO2 extraction is the ultimate answer. Food-grade carbon dioxide is used under high pressure and low temperature to extract the oils from the plant material, and the CO2 then reverts to a gas and bubbles out of the oil, leaving absolutely no residue at all. By manipulating the temperature and pressure of the CO2 and by other non-chemical processes, this process can separate specific fractions from the mass of substances in the plant material. Through this highly technical but completely safe method of extraction, the highest CBD oil can be reliably extracted from the hemp plant, and by careful and strict control and analysis of the extracted substance, purity and concentrations can be guaranteed. Endoca is a company that take this process very seriously from beginning to end, cultivating their own variety of industrial hemp under the strictest organic conditions, specifically to exclude any and all contaminants.
Endoca use this process to produce a range of the highest CBD oils, pastes, tinctures, capsules, suppositories for those who have difficulties with oral ingestion . . . and CBD crystals. Crystals? Yes – and at 98% purity CBD this is the highest concentration of CBD ever produced, available to be shipped directly to you.
So the highest CBD oil is a crystal! Now you know the truth.
Author: Andrea Durrheim