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Ethanol Extraction vs. CO2 Extraction

Alcohol extraction is far superior to any other method of extraction as it extracts the most amount of chemicals compared to any other solvent. Since alcohol is both non-polar and polar, it can dissolve a much wider range of molecules that includes almost all of the plants medicinal oils, polysaccharides, carboxylic acids and other beneficial chemicals. In other words, alcohol dissolves both water and oil soluble chemicals found in the plant where-as carbon dioxide extraction (a.k.a CO2 extraction) can only dissolve the oil soluble chemicals.  In terms of keeping the plant whole and together while maintaining the original chemical ratios contained in the plant, alcohol is the only solvent for the job. Using the method of carbon dioxide extraction (CO2...

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10 Things to Know Before Using CBD

Thinking about using CBD, but want to know more? Let’s check out 10 things to know before using CBD! Before you try any new CBD products, it’s important that you learn as much as possible. Around the world, CBD products are rapidly rising in popularity. Before you decide to start using CBD products, let’s check out nine things to know before using CBD. CBD is one of the cannabinoids in cannabis. The two most common cannabinoids found in cannabis are CBD and THC. Both have different effects, and it’s important to remember that CBD isn’t the cannabinoid that gets you high. CBD doesn’t get you high like THC. Instead it actually reduces the effects of THC.  It is legal to buy...

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What are Terpenes?

What are terpenes? Everyone’s always mentioning them now so here’s a quick rundown… Terpenes are essential oils made by every plant. Terpenes are what give each flower, herb, fruit, and extract its own unique scent, flavor and effect. There are over 30,000 terpenes in nature from various plant species. Terpenes can be added to herbs and extract products before use for purposes of enhancing effects, or improving the scent or flavor.

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What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD CBD is only one over 80 useful compounds that have been identified in the cannabis sativa plant.  Full spectrum CBD oil includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant.  In other words, full spectrum oil includes some of the active ingredients in marijuana and hemp besides CBD and THC.  Full spectrum CBD also is full of a different variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber.  It’s important to understand that CBD from cannabis is only legal in medical or recreational states, while CBD from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states according to state law. Benefits of full spectrum CBD The benefits of full spectrum CBD...

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