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How is CBD made?

Posted by: Colorado Body Divine

CBD is made in a two-part process. First, CBDA is extracted from the hemp plant. Second, CBDA must be converted from CBDA to CBD so that it may interact with our bodies. This conversion process is known as “decarboxylation” (the removal of a carboxyl group from an organic compound, in this case CBDA).

Why do Extraction and Conversion Methods matter?

Although CBDA may be extracted and converted in various ways, not all extraction and conversion methods yield clean, high-quality CBD. The FDA does not regulate CBD, so it is up to the consumer to ensure they are choosing a healthy and effective CBD product.

Colorado Body Divine’s True Spectrum™ CBD is extracted by Thermal Vapor Distillation, and is decarboxylated via flash activation. This patented method is far superior to the rest as explained further below.

Step 1: Extraction

Extraction MethodHow it WorksRanking
Thermal / Vapor DistillationHeated air gently evaporates cannabinoids and terpenes from the surface of the hemp plant, creating vapor. The vapor is collected and condensed.#1 (Winner!)

This is by far the best extraction method, and yields the purest high-quality CBD without harsh residual chemicals.

CO2Pressurized carbon dioxide is used to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant.#2

This method yields CBD with high levels of carbonic acid, which can create a sour flavor.

Solvent  / EthanolChemical solvents (comprised of butane, ethanol alcohol, or other chemicals) are added to the hemp plant, stripping cannabinoids from the hemp plant.#3

Avoid it! This method yields low-quality CBD that may contain chlorophyll or other harsh residual chemical solvents.

 

Step 2: Decarboxylation (converting CBDA to CBD)

Decarboxylation MethodHow it WorksRanking
Flash ActivationCBDA extract is heated for two seconds or less to convert CBDA to CBD naturally.#1 (Winner)

This method leaves all of the plants beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids intact. Terpenes are necessary to experience the full effect of CBD and other cannabinoids. Each terpene and cannabinoids has a unique property and benefit. When combined, terpenes and cannabinoids work together to create a powerful entourage effect.

 

Extreme HeatCBDA is exposed to high temperatures for approximately 45 minutes to chemically convert CBDA to CBD.#2

Exposure to prolonged high temperatures kills many of the plants terpenes and cannabinoids, lowering the overall effectiveness of the extract.

 

Colorado Body Divine is proud to offer True Spectrum™ CBD – the most potent and clean CBD on the market. In addition, our hemp is grown in Colorado’s first USDA organic certified hemp farm. From seed to extraction, our CBD is truly organic.

If you are considering CBD, make sure you get the best available product on the market – for a very competitive cost.