From Plant To Product: Solventless Extraction and CBD

Your favorite CBD products might be made this way—here’s what you need to know about it. 

Ever wonder how a flowery, leafy plant becomes the CBD gummies you take? Or the muscle salve you rub on? If you do, we got answers.

Even those who take CBD might not know how their CBD goes from plant to product—which is perfectly okay because as long as the CBD works, there are no issues, right? Not quite. The way a CBD product is made matters.

Solventless extraction creates reliable CBD products. Products made with solventless extraction are often considered superior and safer than other products. Read on to learn more about solventless extraction and CBD and how solventless CBD products can benefit you.

What Is Solventless Extraction?

Before anything, let’s talk about extraction. Extraction refers to the method of separating the resinous trichomes from a cannabis plant. These trichomes contain all the good stuff: terpenes, cannabidiol, THC. These compounds help with pain relief, stress management, better sleep, and more.

Now, moving onto solventless extraction. There are many types of extraction in the cannabis industry, but solventless extraction is known for maintaining the rich terpene profile and most cannabidiol compounds. Unlike other forms of extraction—there are no chemical solvents (like butane and propane) to separate the trichomes from the cannabis plant. Many labs and facilities use solventless extraction machines, in which the plant is put under large amounts of pressure and heat. Essentially, the plant is squeezed very tightly until it begins to release the trichomes.

Other forms of solventless extraction include freeze-drying, water-based extraction, and agitation.

You might be wondering: since solventless extraction keeps all the trichomes, does that mean your CBD products have THC in them? It depends. Usually, they do. But don’t worry—CBD products are legally required to have less than 0.3% THC in them. With this low THC level, you’ll get all the benefits of THC without any of the psychoactive effects. If you do prefer a product that contains no THC, look for broad-spectrum CBD. 

Benefits of Solventless Extraction for CBD

There’s a reason solventless cannabis extracts are gaining more and more popularity. Solventless extraction creates products with a slew of benefits, and these products are overall known in the cannabis industry for their superior quality.

Benefits of solventless extraction include:

  • Purer products
  • No harmful solvent residue
  • Beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes are kept
  • Quicker extraction time
  • Less hazardous and dangerous to make
  • No toxicity risk
  • Natural alternative to extraction

The Bottom Line: Solventless extraction creates cannabis products that are safer, more effective, and healthier. Look for CBD products that are solventless or solvent-free. 

What Types of Products Can Be Made With Solventless Extraction?

When it comes to CBD, solventless extraction can aid in the making of products like:

  • CBD gummies
  • CBD tincture
  • CBD-infused essential oils
  • CBD rosin

Looking for a great CBD product? Try A88CBD™ Vegan Gummies. With four flavors to choose from and 250mg of lab-tested, full-spectrum hemp per jar, these gummies are designed to help you feel your best and bring clarity to your day. 


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