HOW ARE CBD TINCTURES MADE?
HOW DOES ETHANOL EXTRACTION WORK?
This may be the oldest form of extraction. CBD can be stripped from the plant by soaking it in ethanol or a high profile alcohol. Not only is this an efficient way of extracting CBD from the hemp plant, but it’s also classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) by the FDA. This method is great for creating a full spectrum of hemp extracts and tinctures as it aims to extract all cannabinoids, not just the CBD.
HOW DOES WATER EXTRACTION WORK?
WATER CAN ALSO BE USED FOR THE EXTRACTION OF CBD
The processing for ethanol extraction does require more work and involves the use of several different methods of refinement and filtration. Although if it is done properly, then there is no need for winterization, the process to remove undesirable elements which were also extracted from the plant. For those just starting in the industry, this process is easily scalable and obtainable at a small scale.
As a hemp testing facility, first and foremost we’re scientists and we know first-hand the various methods to extract cannabinoids all take time and lots of care. All of this would be for nothing if the extracts are not taken care of after processing. Properly stored CBD oil has a shelf life of approximately one year. Something to consider before deciding how to store your oils is researching the carrier liquid your CBD oil is in.
Consider possible factors such as: severity of illness, tolerance levels of CBD, diet, metabolism, weight, and potency before consuming and making CBD tincture.
Since tinctures are in liquid form and have droppers to distribute the dosage, this is one of the most accessible types of CBD products. If applying directly under the tongue (sublingually), usually 30ml will result in a noticeable effect though dosage does vary in each tincture formulation.
CBD products generally target pain, inflammation and anxiety in the body. Neurotransmitters bind to cannabinoid receptors that can target general pain or more specific, chronic physical illnesses.
How To Make CBD Tincture With Ethanol or CO2
Other topical or oral treatments may cost more, have less variety, and there may be a longer wait period to see any results.
To fully understand the difference between the two methods, ask for a live demo.
In contrast, Broad-Spectrum tinctures include less compounds from the original hemp plant and excludes Delta-9. These tinctures contain no THC at all, lessening the effects.
This process allows the consumer to have their choice of organic ingredients and varying flavor profiles. An isolated cannabinoid is the result of remediating all other cannabinoids and other plant components to create a 99-100% pure product.