The process of extraction from any organic substance is complex, specific and requires a keen understanding of chemistry. The traditional method of extraction has widely employed butane and occasionally hexane, both petroleum-based solvents. However, there’s a new methodology that is becoming more broadly adopted for its’ precise extraction benefits. Supercritical Carbon Dioxide extraction is gaining steam or should we say losing steam to be more scientifically accurate.
The cannabis plant has over 85 cannabinoids and approximately 120 various terpenes. That leaves a lot of wiggle room when trying to pull the the most or the right combination of both and also how much solvent residue remains after extraction. The problem with using butane is that it often does leave contaminants such as pesticides and not so good for you petroleum based particles. Butane overall is a faster process, but with that expedience comes the cost of a greater margin for error for a malignant extraction.
The Supercritical Co2 extractions compresses and freezes gases into a cold-liquid state. The process is by no means exclusive to the cannabis industry. Infact premium coffees, fragrances and hop oil extraction for your beer utilize the same process. Supercritical Co2 is “green chemistry”. It’s non-toxic, non-solvent and much more favourable to the environment. It gives producers maximum range and acute targeting of the whole spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes beyond just THC and CBD.
So if you’re a concentrate connoisseur and you’re interested in a clean, pure and green concentration this high-tech approach delivers all of the above hands down.
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