CBD Extraction Methods Explained


While it may not seem important, the different methods of how CBD oil is extracted from hemp can produce highly different end products and have different impacts on your health. It’s important to ask about and understand how different companies extract their CBD oil from hemp.

Common methods to extract CBD:

CO2 Extraction

The super-critical (or sub-critical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures. It isolates, preserves, and maintains the purity of the medicinal oil.  When done, the end result are products that are safe and potent; free of chlorophyll or any solvents.


Using high-grade grain alcohol it can create high-quality cannabis oil; appropriate for vape pen cartridges and other products. But this extraction method destroys the plant waxes that are healthy. 


Nanotechnology allows CBD to break down safely into smaller particles providing bio-availability and therapeutic effects.  Nano-emulsified CBD rapidly absorbs up to 80-90% of every dose into the bloodstream compared to only 35% with other CBD products in the market.

Lipid Extraction

A lipid extraction uses fats, or “lipids” to catch compounds produced by hemp plants. CO2 uses no harsh solvents. Instead, its extraction method uses a full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes. The bioavailability of CBD significantly increases when delivered with lipids, cannabinoids. When absorbed through intestinal lymphatic transport it is able to have a fast active effect