This material is produced through our top-of-the-line supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) process. These product are in their raw form, which means that they’re non-decarboxylated and high in acidic cannabinoids. Our supercritical process is able to reduce the wax that one would normally find in similar SFE processes, but the final raw product has not been fully winterized (dewaxed). This raw material consistently averages above 50% total CBD (which includes CBD as well as CBDa) with a less than 3% water content average.
Full panel COAs are available upon request from our on-site PhD chemist. All of our materials are free of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and mold spores. All of our bio-mass used is grown under contract following organic protocols, and we do not use hemp sourced in the open market in order to ensure controlled quality.
Winterized/dewaxed – This product comes from a post extraction process wherein the non-cannabinoid material (wax, lipids, fats, sugars) are all removed. This process is completed through the use of an eluting agent as well as filtering all materials through a progressively finer filter media. The eluent is then removed, and the CBD oil is then ready for further refining and processing.
This process is necessary for the efficiency of equipment such as any distillation or isolation apparatus. Without removing these materials from the product prior to these next steps, equipment could be damaged, yields are drastically reduced, and cost efficiencies are eliminated.
Decarboxylated – Raw hemp extract is traditionally high in the cannabinoid CBDa. The decarbing process consists of converting all of the CBDa into CBD using heat.
This process is particularly important while making isolate because the equipment used is so sensitive that CBDa will not pass through, and yields are severely reduced. By converting 100% of the CBDa into CBD, a processor can simply load the material as is. During the decarbing process, only 87.7 of the CBDaa will be converted into CBD due to a loss ratio.
For a more clear understanding, reference the following equation:
CBD + (.877 X CBD-a) = total maximum CBD.