The fact that we got hemp-derived CBD legalized in many first world countries itself is a huge step for the global CBD community. A simple walk down the street or a ride through the interstate will reveal billboards after billboards of CBD products that you can buy. Malls are littered with CBD kiosks that offer free samples to give you an idea of what CBD is all about. You open YouTube and you might see a 5 second CBD advert playing before what you actually wanted to watch. So let’s face it, CBD is everywhere.
But there is a problem that has self-emerged because of the sudden spurt in CBD’s popularity. CBD companies and sellers have come up, but there is no proper regulation in place to ensure that they put out quality, toxin-free pure natural CBD products. The lack of regulation has made things quite challenging for the everyday consumer and you may have taken a note of it even if you are a first time CBD user.
One of the several aspects of the CBD product that is unregulated is the Extraction process. A big gaping hole of wrongs is what this is…
Does A Bad Extraction Process Make That Big Of A Difference?
A bigger difference than you can possibly comprehend! The final product is something you will be ingesting, inhaling, or applying; in simple words, it goes in your body. If the product is not free of contaminants and impurities, these will fester and grow in your body leading to tumors or even cancerous growths in some extreme cases. Rather than healing and supplementing your wellness, it will degrade and weaken your body, the irony.
In the pursuit of saving money on costly extraction equipment and making more profits, low rung CBD companies will resort to sub-par extraction process for CBD. These processes make the use of butane, propane, hexane among other fuels to separate out the cannabinoids from the hemp biomass. But with the final CBD product comes a host of the said fuels in it, in the form of solvent residue which is dangerously close to the permissible 0.5% to ensure safe use.
This is why you must go for CBD products from manufacturers that make use of more sophisticated methods of filtration like CO2 supercritical extraction, Ethanol solvent extraction and olive oil Extraction method. These processes yield pure CBD. The order in which they are mentioned is in the decreasing order of purity of the final CBD oil or product that you are left with!