What is Super Critical CO2 Extraction?

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Getafix sources the finest grade hemp for our products. It would be a shameful waste to spoil the quality of our hemp extract with cheap, harmful and dangerous extraction methods. We take pride in using only the safest, cleanest and healthiest extraction of our CBD using supercritical CO2 extraction. The following information will explain exactly what this method is, how it works, and why it’s so important and beneficial.

CO2 extraction is not just more environmentally friendly, safer, cleaner, and less toxic than using fossil fuel based extraction; it results in a consistent product that is more palatable and safe for consumption.

Getafix sources the finest grade hemp for our products. It would be a shameful waste to spoil the quality of our hemp extract with cheap, harmful and dangerous extraction methods. We take pride in using only the safest, cleanest and healthiest extraction of our CBD using supercritical CO2 extraction. The following information will explain exactly what this method is, how it works, and why it’s so important and beneficial.

CO2 extraction is not just more environmentally friendly, safer, cleaner, and less toxic than using fossil fuel based extraction; it results in a consistent product that is more palatable and safe for consumption.

Getafix sources the finest grade hemp for our products. It would be a shameful waste to spoil the quality of our hemp extract with cheap, harmful and dangerous extraction methods. We take pride in using only the safest, cleanest and healthiest extraction of our CBD using supercritical CO2 extraction. The following information will explain exactly what this method is, how it works, and why it’s so important and beneficial.

CO2 extraction is not just more environmentally friendly, safer, cleaner, and less toxic than using fossil fuel based extraction; it results in a consistent product that is more palatable and safe for consumption.

Supercritical CO2 extraction has actually been around for decades. In fact it was first used in the 1980’s for the extraction of essential oil for perfumes to the decaffeination of coffee and tea. CO2 extraction has been used in a number of different industries such fruit and nut extracts/aromas, Omega-3 oils, fragrances, hop-oil extraction for beer and even oil extractions from algae to be used as an alternative energy source.

Supercritical CO2 extraction has actually been around for decades. In fact it was first used in the 1980’s for the extraction of essential oil for perfumes to the decaffeination of coffee and tea. CO2 extraction has been used in a number of different industries such fruit and nut extracts/aromas, Omega-3 oils, fragrances, hop-oil extraction for beer and even oil extractions from algae to be used as an alternative energy source.

Supercritical CO2 extraction has actually been around for decades. In fact it was first used in the 1980’s for the extraction of essential oil for perfumes to the decaffeination of coffee and tea. CO2 extraction has been used in a number of different industries such fruit and nut extracts/aromas, Omega-3 oils, fragrances, hop-oil extraction for beer and even oil extractions from algae to be used as an alternative energy source.

CO2 Extraction Machinery

CO2 Extractor

What is CO2 Extraction?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is usually present as a gas at standard temperature and pressure. CO2 is considered to be a “tunable solvent” which means that it is considerably versatile and is effective in creating a large variety of end products by ‘tuning’ or controlling temperature and pressure. Supercritical carbon dioxide refers to CO2’s fluid state, which takes place above its critical temperature and pressure.

CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract or ‘pull’ the desired phytochemicals from a plant. When used with hemp, the process pulls all of the essential cannabinoids, terpene oils and waxes out of the plant material.

At certain temperatures and pressures, CO2 acts like a solvent. However, CO2does not have the same dangers associated with most solvents which is why the best manufacturers are using CO2 as a way to create a pure, clean, quality oil which involves minimal post-processing. This greatly differs CO2 from so many other toxic solvent products offered by other CBD brands.

How does it work?

Hemp is ground up and added to the extraction vessel, where CO2 is pressurized and ‘passed over’ the plant material. The pressurized CO2 can either be processed subcritically (low pressure, low temperature) or supercritically (high pressure, high temperature), depending on the desired outcome. Subcritical extracts will require less post-processing, (filtering) while supercritical extracts will need filtering work to remove undesired plant compounds like fats and waxes.

A supercritical fluid has properties between a gas and a liquid. For instance, a supercritical fluid can fill a space like a gas; however, still maintain its liquid-like density. The supercritical fluid can pass through the raw cannabis while gently dissolving and capturing their many active compounds.

Supercritical liquids are ideal non-chemical solvents because they can pass through porous solids and also dissolve materials, and the “tunability” of supercritical CO2 extraction allows the maximum extraction of cannabidiol while keeping undesirable compounds such as chlorophyll out of the final product.

So after the pressurized carbon dioxide pulls the desired phytochemicals from the plant, the plant matter is filtered through a series of chambers. When the pressure releases, the CO2 converts back to a gas and is released from the extracted oil.

What is CO2 Extraction?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is usually present as a gas at standard temperature and pressure. CO2 is considered to be a “tunable solvent” which means that it is considerably versatile and is effective in creating a large variety of end products by ‘tuning’ or controlling temperature and pressure. Supercritical carbon dioxide refers to CO2’s fluid state, which takes place above its critical temperature and pressure.

CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract or ‘pull’ the desired phytochemicals from a plant. When used with hemp, the process pulls all of the essential cannabinoids, terpene oils and waxes out of the plant material.

At certain temperatures and pressures, CO2 acts like a solvent. However, CO2does not have the same dangers associated with most solvents which is why the best manufacturers are using CO2 as a way to create a pure, clean, quality oil which involves minimal post-processing. This greatly differs CO2 from so many other toxic solvent products offered by other CBD brands.

How does it work?

Hemp is ground up and added to the extraction vessel, where CO2 is pressurized and ‘passed over’ the plant material. The pressurized CO2 can either be processed subcritically (low pressure, low temperature) or supercritically (high pressure, high temperature), depending on the desired outcome. Subcritical extracts will require less post-processing, (filtering) while supercritical extracts will need filtering work to remove undesired plant compounds like fats and waxes.

A supercritical fluid has properties between a gas and a liquid. For instance, a supercritical fluid can fill a space like a gas; however, still maintain its liquid-like density. The supercritical fluid can pass through the raw cannabis while gently dissolving and capturing their many active compounds.

Supercritical liquids are ideal non-chemical solvents because they can pass through porous solids and also dissolve materials, and the “tunability” of supercritical CO2 extraction allows the maximum extraction of cannabidiol while keeping undesirable compounds such as chlorophyll out of the final product.

So after the pressurized carbon dioxide pulls the desired phytochemicals from the plant, the plant matter is filtered through a series of chambers. When the pressure releases, the CO2 converts back to a gas and is released from the extracted oil.

Sub-Critical vs. Supercritical

Subcritical CO2 extraction is the same sort of process; however, supercritical occurs at higher temperatures and pressures. In subcritical, the carbon dioxide remains in a liquid state.

Supercritical extraction produces a substance with the consistency of peanut butter made up of fats, oils and waxes. A process called winterization may then be used to remove the fats and waxes, leaving pure CBD oil.

The subcritical product also preserves cannabinoids other than CBD; which may or may not be desirable. While the Supercritical CO2 process may destroy various cannabinoids through thermal degradation, it yields more cannabidiol – and in a far shorter time. Supercritical oil extraction also kills bacteria, mold and other forms of contaminants that are harmful for our bodies.

Because the solubility in CO2 varies with pressure, supercritical CO2 can be used to extract selected compounds (rather than a combination of all compounds) with just a few small adjustments.

Sub-Critical vs. Supercritical

Subcritical CO2 extraction is the same sort of process; however, supercritical occurs at higher temperatures and pressures. In subcritical, the carbon dioxide remains in a liquid state.

Supercritical extraction produces a substance with the consistency of peanut butter made up of fats, oils and waxes. A process called winterization may then be used to remove the fats and waxes, leaving pure CBD oil.

The subcritical product also preserves cannabinoids other than CBD; which may or may not be desirable. While the Supercritical CO2 process may destroy various cannabinoids through thermal degradation, it yields more cannabidiol – and in a far shorter time. Supercritical oil extraction also kills bacteria, mold and other forms of contaminants that are harmful for our bodies.

Because the solubility in CO2 varies with pressure, supercritical CO2 can be used to extract selected compounds (rather than a combination of all compounds) with just a few small adjustments.

Sub-Critical vs. Supercritical

Subcritical CO2 extraction is the same sort of process; however, supercritical occurs at higher temperatures and pressures. In subcritical, the carbon dioxide remains in a liquid state.

Supercritical extraction produces a substance with the consistency of peanut butter made up of fats, oils and waxes. A process called winterization may then be used to remove the fats and waxes, leaving pure CBD oil.

The subcritical product also preserves cannabinoids other than CBD; which may or may not be desirable. While the Supercritical CO2 process may destroy various cannabinoids through thermal degradation, it yields more cannabidiol – and in a far shorter time. Supercritical oil extraction also kills bacteria, mold and other forms of contaminants that are harmful for our bodies.

Because the solubility in CO2 varies with pressure, supercritical CO2 can be used to extract selected compounds (rather than a combination of all compounds) with just a few small adjustments.

What are the benefits?

Our bodies naturally produce carbon dioxide (CO2) when we breathe so it’s considered a “natural” product.

CO2 extraction processes do not release the CO2 into the atmosphere and therefore do not contribute toward carbon emission increases in our atmosphere.

CO2 extraction doesn’t use flammable petroleum-based solvents (like butane). This removes the danger of explosions from the CO2 extraction process as well as potentially harmful petroleum-based butane particles from the final, very fine, concentrated CBD product.

Another benefit of CO2 extraction that it kills any microbial bacteria, mold, mildew or insect mites This guarantees that your concentrates will be cleaner and significantly healthier for you.

What are the benefits?

Our bodies naturally produce carbon dioxide (CO2) when we breathe so it’s considered a “natural” product.

CO2 extraction processes do not release the CO2 into the atmosphere and therefore do not contribute toward carbon emission increases in our atmosphere.

CO2 extraction doesn’t use flammable petroleum-based solvents (like butane). This removes the danger of explosions from the CO2 extraction process as well as potentially harmful petroleum-based butane particles from the final, very fine, concentrated CBD product.

Another benefit of CO2 extraction that it kills any microbial bacteria, mold, mildew or insect mites This guarantees that your concentrates will be cleaner and significantly healthier for you.

Due to the lack of chemicals and preservation of terpene aromas, CO2 extracted oil is also much better tasting, making them ideal for cannabis concentrates.

Because C02 is a “tunable solvent”, we can extract and isolate specific cannabinoids, terpenes, and other botanical components of the plant. CO2 extraction preserves the plant terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids without the use of chemicals. Once the extracted plant compounds are heated, or pressure is reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the extracted oils.

Since carbon dioxide can also be used as a sanitizing agent, CO2 extraction improves the shelf life of cannabis oil.

Due to the lack of chemicals and preservation of terpene aromas, CO2 extracted oil is also much better tasting, making them ideal for cannabis concentrates.

Because C02 is a “tunable solvent”, we can extract and isolate specific cannabinoids, terpenes, and other botanical components of the plant. CO2 extraction preserves the plant terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids without the use of chemicals. Once the extracted plant compounds are heated, or pressure is reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the extracted oils.

Since carbon dioxide can also be used as a sanitizing agent, CO2 extraction improves the shelf life of cannabis oil.

Due to the lack of chemicals and preservation of terpene aromas, CO2 extracted oil is also much better tasting, making them ideal for cannabis concentrates.

Because C02 is a “tunable solvent”, we can extract and isolate specific cannabinoids, terpenes, and other botanical components of the plant. CO2 extraction preserves the plant terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids without the use of chemicals. Once the extracted plant compounds are heated, or pressure is reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the extracted oils.

Since carbon dioxide can also be used as a sanitizing agent, CO2 extraction improves the shelf life of cannabis oil.

In Summary…

Getafix uses the supercritical CO2 extraction method and this process maintains the purity of the plant terpenes and cannabinoids. Many companies choose not to use this process since the required equipment carries a high price tag and the process is expensive and time consuming.

Supercritical CO2 produces CBD that is cleaner, has significantly less toxicity, and is more aromatic than butane hash oil products.

Furthermore, when purchasing a CBD product for yourself or for your beloved pet, it is even more essential to be confident that you are getting a product that is clean, pure, safe and effective.

In Summary…

Getafix uses the supercritical CO2 extraction method and this process maintains the purity of the plant terpenes and cannabinoids. Many companies choose not to use this process since the required equipment carries a high price tag and the process is expensive and time consuming.

Supercritical CO2 produces CBD that is cleaner, has significantly less toxicity, and is more aromatic than butane hash oil products.

Furthermore, when purchasing a CBD product for yourself or for your beloved pet, it is even more essential to be confident that you are getting a product that is clean, pure, safe and effective.

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