Have you ever wondered how CBD oil is made? How does a simple plant like seed hemp turn into a rich, healing oil? Understanding the entire process will help you appreciate the amount of care, precision and scientific excellence required to produce a high-quality CBD product. Hempo takes this process seriously. We grow our genetically special hemp in Switzerland and use the most advanced extraction methods to produce the highest quality products. Find out how we do it.
Note: This and other articles on Hemp's blog are for informational purposes only. According to the directive of the European Commission, cannabidiol is classified as a 'new food', therefore CBD products should not be used as a food supplement in Lithuania.
Getting to know the CBD oil production process must start at the first level - the seed hemp itself. The type of hemp used has a particularly strong influence on the quality of the final CBD product. Unlike many producers who use simple fiber hemp that produces medium quality cannabidiol (CBD), Hempo prefers hemp varieties with a special genetic profile that matures a greater variety of cannabinoids , such as CBN, CBG, CBC, making the CBD product much more effective.
Hemp hemp is grown in a specially adapted environment in Switzerland to the highest quality standards. While some growers may prefer the convenience of mechanized harvesting, we believe nothing beats human hands. Each plant is carefully hand-picked by our skilled workers when it is ripe enough to ensure that only the highest quality hemp reaches the extraction stage.
Two-step extraction process
Once the hemp is harvested, the CBD extraction process begins. There are many ways to extract CBD oil from hemp, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. One of the most common methods is solvent extraction, which uses substances such as ethanol or butane to extract the cannabinoids. However, this method can leave residual solvents that can affect the purity of the CBD oil.
To answer the question of how CBD oil is made, Hempo takes a more subtle approach. We employ a two-step CO2 extraction process that begins with subcritical extraction. At this stage, the hemp is exposed to low temperature and pressure conditions, thus extracting the sensitive terpenes without damaging their structure. For the uninitiated, we explain that terpenes are organic compounds that give hemp its characteristic aroma and contribute to the "Entourage Effect" created by our CBD products.
The second stage of the extraction process uses supercritical CO2 extraction. This method uses high temperature and pressure to extract the remaining compounds from the hemp, including the much-desired CBD. This process is highly efficient and leaves no solvent residue, making it the industry's gold standard.
In order to fully understand how CBD oil is produced, it is important to familiarize yourself with the post-extraction procedures. After extraction, raw CBD oil is decarboxylated (a heating process that activates the cannabinoids). The oil is then filtered to remove any remaining plant matter, resulting in a pure, high-quality CBD product that is ready to use or blend into a variety of products.
Hempo prides itself on this meticulous process, which ensures that every drop of CBD oil provides the maximum benefit. This commitment to quality helps us produce premium CBD products that stand out in a crowded market.
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Of course, we can't help but think about the costs. It's true that Hempo's high standards and meticulous processes are reflected in our CBD oil pricing. Quality comes at a price, and advanced two-stage CO2 extraction methods, genetically special hemp, careful hand-picking in Switzerland, and rigorous post-extraction procedures influence the price. You will definitely find cheaper CBD oils on the market, but keep in mind that their effects may be weaker. Cheaper oils are often made using cheaper extraction methods or from poor to average quality hemp, which can compromise the purity and potency of the CBD oil. By purchasing Hempo's high-quality CBD products, you are essentially investing in your well-being and ensuring that you receive the maximum benefits of CBD. Quality is priceless and that is the Hempo guarantee.
Now that we've answered the question of how CBD oil is made, you can properly appreciate the science, care, and expertise that goes into making your favorite products. Hempo's commitment to quality covers all stages of production: from the genetically special hemp handpicked in Switzerland to the two-stage CO2 extraction process. When you choose Hempo, you're choosing a CBD product that has been carefully crafted with nature in mind and your well-being in mind.
The next time you use one of our CBD products, take a moment to think about how CBD oil is made, and enjoy the unparalleled quality that Hempo brings to your wellness journey. Not only is CBD important, but so is the art and science of creating it. This is the distinguishing feature of Hempo.