At Commonwealth Extracts, we use a supercritical CO2 extraction method that results in the best possible products for our clients. CO2 extraction uses carbon dioxide that’s heat compressed to a critical point in order to create a product with optimal purity, high terpenes, and superior quality. This extraction method for cannabis oil and other concentrates has become a common, superior extraction method in recent years for reasons that are clear.
We heat the CO2 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to bring the carbon dioxide to its critical point without damaging the plant’s terpenes and cannabinoids. The CO2 is then compressed into a cold, liquid state and passed through the plant itself. During this process, the trichomes and terpene-rich oils and waxes are extracted from the cannabis, resulting in maximum extraction.
Through this supercritical CO2 extraction method, we can ensure that no part of the final product has suffered from heat damage during the distillation process. For this reason, we’ll always choose this CO2 process over other conventional extraction methods. CO2 is also a naturally occurring compound that we produce ourselves, making it a very safe, controversial-free extraction method.
In addition to the lower temperature that ensures heat-sensitive components aren’t damaged, CO2 extraction remains our primary choice for a variety of reasons. Oxidation-sensitive components in our final products remain intact because of the exclusion of oxygen in this process. We’re also able to achieve a higher yield for our finished products, and you’re able to ensure a longer shelf-life due to the process’ higher selectivity and mass transfer. CO2 is also a generally cleaner process environmentally. Lastly, the product results in a finer flavor and scent compared to other conventional methods making the final product superior to competition.
The use of a supercritical CO2 extraction method is only one of many quality benefits you’ll receive when you work with Commonwealth Extracts. Our on-site PhD is able to provide Certificates of Authenticity for all products, and our in-house testing abilities mean that we’re able to provide your final product faster than competitors. Contact us online or stop by the facility to begin your journey with Commonwealth Extracts.