What is CO2 Extraction?
The Supercritical CO2 extraction process creates phase changes in carbon dioxide utilizing temperature and pressure. CO2 is extremely versatile for creating a multitude of end products by controlling temperature and pressure. These phase changes create an environment to drop out differing weights of components in the plant material.
The machines design, allows for separation and collection of these constituents during a single extraction. This enables collection of light essential oils separately from other desirable constituents and heavier lipids. Supercritical CO2 fluid extraction (SCFE) methodology delivers a clean, unaltered, consistent-yet-flexible product.
Why use CO2?
The primary reason is to create a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe to produce with little-to- no post-processing, unlike toxic solvents that may require many hours to purge the solvent trapped in the oil. In addition, multiple industries have proven that the highest efficiencies in commercial processing utilize CO2.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
A system in our bodies that plays a pivotal role in regulating a wide range of physiological processes that affect our mood, sleep, metabolism, energy, stress, bone density, blood pressure and more. In addition to phytocannabinoids (plant-based), there are endogenous cannabinoids that occur naturally in the human brain and body. Cannabinoids bind to the CB1, found mainly in brain and spinal cord and CB2 receptors found in peripheral tissues affecting immune function.
What are the delivery methods and which is most effective?