If you are considering to make, take, or buy CBD products, it’s important to take into consideration a huge detail that will directly affect the quality of the Cannabidiol you will obtain. This #1 factor of importance is the extraction method of how the CBD is obtained.
There are indeed three different ways to extract cannabidiol, but we only recommend the two of them.  Continue reading to find out why.

Three Ways To Extract CBD From Cannabis & Hemp Plants

Extraction Using Butane & Propane

This was the first way that farmers, cannabis/hemp growers, and backyard CBD enthusiast’s extracted CBD. It is the easiest way for the average Joe to extract CBD, but as you can imagine, it yields the poorest quality CBD.  This extraction process involves HIGH HEAT and HIGH PRESSURE.  Furthermore, the solvents carry over into the final product. This is a no-no for Cannabidiol Life and it should be the same for each and every one of you.

Extraction Difficulty: EASY
Time Needed To Extract:  3 HOURS PER PLANT
Product Yield: MILD-HIGH

Overall CBD Quality: 2 OUT OF 5 STARS
(Not Recommended)

CBD Extracted by Super Critical CO2

This is the most popular way to obtain CBD right now because there are no additional additives and it literally squeezes out every last drop of Cannabidiol from a hemp plant using 3,000 lbs of pressure. This process is a much faster extraction process and it also allows manufacturers to yield the most product possible from a hemp plant.From a manufacturer standpoint (retailer), this is 100% the way to go.  It is quicker, cheaper, and it creates the most product possible out of the three.From a user/buyer standpoint (you), it is a good option due to the fact that there are not any additives and no extreme heat is applied (which destroys the plant).  The pressure used, on the other hand, does destroy the plant, and as a result, you miss out on some of the health benefits of the hemp plant, but you get most!

Extraction Difficulty: MILD-HARD
Time Needed To Extract:  5 HOURS PER PLANT
Product Yield: HIGH

Overall CBD Quality:
( Recommended)

By Hemp “Cradling” in Organic Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol)

This is a much slower process in comparison to the prior two options, but this is undoubtedly the best and purest way to enjoy the full benefits of Cannabidiol and actually, the hemp plant in general (minus the THC).  This process is amazing, which is what sparked this article in the first place.  

This is the “Tiffany & Co.” extraction process and is rarely found from a retailer stand point.This extraction process brings the hemp plant and the organic (food-based) ethyl alcohol to a very low boil. During this low heat boil, the hemp plant is actually cradled back a forth in the kindest way possible, almost like cradling a baby to sleep.  As the plant mixes with the ethanol and as the slow rocking creates natural friction (molecule movement), it will gently produce a vapor that is just full of all the benefits that one could naturally and organically extract from a hemp plant and Cannabidiol.

The care that goes into this extraction process, along with the quality of the product being the #1 goal at hand, is what makes this the absolute best way to produce a health and wellness CBD product.

Extraction Difficulty: HARD 
Time Needed To Extract:  8 HOURS PER PLANT
Product Yield: MILD

Overall CBD Quality: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS! 

For More Information

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Christopher Visser

Christopher is the Founder of Cannabidiol Life and is an extreme advocate of natural holistic healing.


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