As part of our mission at Nature Science Group, we’d like to educate the crowd so that misleading information and thus fallacies about cannabis wouldn’t create further confusion and a barrier for potential customers in experiencing the positive effects of products extracted from this wonderful plant.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF COLD PRESSED CBD?
WHY IS COLD PRESS THE BEST PROCESSING METHOD FOR HEMP PRODUCTS AND CBD OIL?
The cold press method of extracting CBD oil from hemp is by far the most natural, the most environmentally friendly, and results in a CBD oil that contains more elements of the hemp plant, in the ratios found in nature, for the best Entourage Effect.
WHAT IS COLD PRESS HEMP EXTRACTION AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE ALTERNATIVES?
Let’s compare making CBD oil to making orange juice. There are 3 main methods of turning hemp plants into CBD oil: cold press, alcohol extraction and CO2 extraction.
What we do is called “cold press” extraction. That’s very similar to fresh squeezed orange juice. We take the hemp plant, AND NOTHING BUT THE HEMP PLANT, and put it through a small press/juicer. The pure, organic hemp extract that comes out of the press is what we use for our products, Nature Science CBD Oils and Nature Science CBD Cream. Because it contains more elements of the hemp plant, like natural fats, vitamins, oils, nutrients, and phytonutrients, our product looks and tastes different than CBD oil from alcohol or CO2 extraction.
Alcohol extraction is like making orange juice from concentrate. Hemp buds and/or leaves are submerged in alcohol, penetrating the plant cell walls and dissolving the CBD into the alcohol solution. That solution is then run through a still, and at various temperatures, the terpenes, CBD and THC are condensed. The final product is dependent on the quality of the distillation, and amounts of each substance vary from batch to batch. Even worse, the remaining biomass is soaked in alcohol and unusable, so it gets thrown away.
CO2 extraction is also like making orange juice from concentrate. But in this case, the concentrate is made by forcing CO2 in an extremely unnatural “supercritical” state through the hemp. Supercritical CO2 is neither a liquid nor gas, but wants to be both. It flows through the hemp like a gas but dissolves the CBD like a liquid solvent. When the CBD is exploded from the cells it turns into a yellow foam, and no longer resembles anything that grows on planet earth.
The oil is then mixed with alcohol during processes called emulsification, filtration and distillation to eliminate the lipids (which seems dumb to us, as CBD absorption rates in the body are higher in the presence of lipids, this literally makes the CBD less effective for use). CO2 extraction is the least natural method of CBD extraction.
To make or final product the resin undergoes a controlled pressure mechanical filtration process. This guarantees the maximum purity of the product which is deprived of any residues of waxes and chlorophylls, keeping the terpentic profile intact.
The resin is diluted in pharmaceutical grade MCT oil, guaranteeing the product maximum stability and shelf life for 2 years. the product can be diluted depending on the percentage of CBD required and with the use of any food vehicle.
Then, we pass to a further and final analysis of the finished product to test concentration, purity and absence of contaminants.
Look at the pictures below. Which looks more natural to you? Fresh Nature Science liquid from the press, or the CO2 extracted yellow foam?
Which extraction method is the most environmentally friendly?
Last, and very importantly to us, cold pressing is very environmentally friendly. We don’t throw ANY part of the plant away. All of our Oils are product of our cold press process (Nature Science Absolute Premium CBD oil, Nature Science Anma Premium CBD Oil, Nature Science Anma Pet Premium CBD Oil and Nature Science Anma Hemp Seed Oil)
With alcohol or CO2 extraction, there is much energy use for post processing distillation, etc. The remaining biomass, about 75 – 85% of the total hemp plant, is sent to the landfill.
So if cold press creates a better product, and is more environmentally friendly, why do most processors use alcohol or CO2 extraction?
That’s an easy question to answer… for maximum profit and maximum scale. You see, cold press extraction creates the best, most natural and most environmentally friendly CBD product, but it is also the least efficient and hardest to scale.
We aren’t out to maximize profit. We are out to maximize the quality of our product, and to be good friends to mother Earth.
We’re here and working on bringing you closer to this world, step by step.