CBD, or cannabidiol, is a popular compound derived from hemp plants that has gained attention in the Health and Wellness community. But have you ever wondered how CBD is obtained from the plant? CBD extraction methods play a crucial role in the production of CBD products, and in this blog, we will explore different extraction methods. 


One of the most common methods of CBD extraction is CO2 extraction. This process involves using supercritical carbon dioxide, a state where it has both liquid and gas properties, to extract CBD from the plant material. The advantage of CO2 extraction is its cleanliness and efficiency, as it results in high-quality CBD extract without the use of harmful solvents. This method also allows for precise control over the extraction process, resulting in consistent and reliable products.

Another method of CBD extraction is solvent extraction, which involves using solvents like ethanol or butane to dissolve CBD from the plant material. However, this method is less preferred due to potential safety concerns, as some solvents may leave residues in the final CBD extract. It is also less efficient compared to CO2 extraction and may result in a lower-quality extract. It’s important to note that reputable CBD companies use safe and reliable solvents, if any, and conduct thorough testing to ensure the safety and quality of their products. 

On the other hand, Solvent-less extraction is a process of extracting CBD from hemp without the use of any solvents or chemicals. In this method, flower is pressed or squeezed using pressure and heat to extract the oil. The resulting oil is considered to be a more natural and pure form of CBD oil as it doesn't contain any residual solvents or chemicals. This process also helps to preserve the natural terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant. Overall, solvent-less extraction is a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce CBD oil.

Perhaps one of the most innovative CBD extraction methods is Lexaria DehydraTech, which utilizes a patented dehydration technology. Used by us here at Revive Biotech in products like our Cooling Gel and RevivD+ Drink Mix. This method bypasses the need for solvents, resulting in a cleaner and more efficient CBD extract. Lexaria DehydraTech offers improved bioavailability, faster onset, and increased absorption compared to traditional extraction methods. This method is gaining popularity in the industry for its unique advantages and potential to enhance the overall effectiveness of CBD products. 

BONUS: If you are at home, Olive oil extraction is a simple and safe DIY method of extracting CBD from cannabis plants. This process involves heating the plant material in olive oil to extract CBD, and it is considered safe for small-scale production. However, it may not be as efficient as other methods and is usually not used for commercial CBD production. It’s important to note that DIY extraction methods may vary in quality and effectiveness, and of course it’s always recommended to purchase CBD products from reputable sources that use professional extraction methods. 

CBD extraction methods play a significant role in the production of CBD products, and understanding the different methods is essential in choosing high-quality CBD products. Always choose CBD products from reputable sources that use safe and reliable extraction methods for optimal quality and effectiveness. 

Written by Dr Slimane Aboulkacem

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