What is CBD?
CBD is just one of the hundred plus cannabinoids found in both male and female cannabis plants. Cannabinoids in essence, Are chemical compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system we have naturally throughout our bodies. Check out the example below!
Although our endocannabinoid system was only discovered in 1992 it is thought that cannabis had been used for hundreds of years as not only a natural remedy, But its fibres and leaves came in handy for construction and clothing, Without this endocannabinoid system, CBD and the whole family of cannabinoids would be useless to us!
CBD is made from Male cannabis plants, commonly referred to as hemp, Hemp is a sturdy plant requiring much less care and water than trees (another reason for hemp being referred to as industrial hemp) it produces little to no THC ( the intoxicating and psychoactive compound found in cannabis), However it is high in CBD and its helpful counterparts making it the perfect little helper for many things!
The plants are harvested and the leaves and plant body are put under an extraction process, This is achieved by purging the plant matter with supercritical C02, When supercritical CO2 is used in CBD extraction, its gas properties allow it to effuse through all plant matter, while its liquid properties allow it to extract compounds efficiently. The exact process varies and some labs start the extraction with liquid CO2 while others start with CO2 in gas form. In both cases however though manufacturers add CO2 in a chamber that includes plant material and use the exact amounts of pressure and temperature needed for CO2 to reach its supercritical state. At this point, and with the help of some additional heat, CO2 acts as a solvent and causes the plant material to separate, carrying with it all the essential compounds. Once done, CO2 is separated from the organic compounds, and manufacturers are left with CBD Oil. As you can tell it is pretty scientific stuff and all of our products are done under ISO class lab conditions & tested every 6 months for consistency!