There are different extraction methods for pulling CBD from the plant. Using solvents like petroleum or naphtha can produce residuals that could be harmful to your health, especially in patients with compromised immune systems. Ethanol and olive oil can be used as a safe extraction method, although these oils retain the chlorophyll from the plant producing an unpleasant taste and dark color. The chlorophyll can be filtered out of the extract, but cannabinoids are lost in the process reducing the potency of the oil. Supercritical CO2 extraction is popular in the industry because it produces clean, quality oil that is safe with little processing and without toxic solvents.
Has the product been tested?
Check the label to see if the product has been tested for potency, pesticides or residual solvents.
What form does the product come in? CBD products can come in the form of edibles, lozenges, beverages, tinctures, gel caps, sprays, and more. The delivery method is a personal preference and one method may work best for your lifestyle. Another option is vaporizing. Vaporizing cannabis doesn’t burn the flower the way smoking does. Smoking releases toxins similar to cigarettes. Perhaps One study found that ammonia levels were up to 20 times higher in marijuana smoke than in tobacco smoke, although the researchers noted this could have been affected by the nitrogen-based fertilizers used to grow the cannabis.