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Understanding how CBD oil makes it into the products that you consume helps consumers distinguish what to purchase and why.

Terrapin Select products only use CBD that is processed through CO2 extraction. This process is considered both the cleanest in that there are no solvents or chemicals that can pollute the CBD and the one that maintains the integrity of the plant and doesn’t damage the molecular structure through heat. Read on to find out all about how the CO2 process works to make the CBD products you can purchase with confidence.

Once a hemp farm is ready, farmers harvest the crop and cure it, which is simply to say that they let it air-dry. It’s dried and ventilated properly so mold and mildew don’t grow on the plant. Once the plants are cured, a process that can take 3-4 weeks, the flowers or bud are picked or stripped for processing.

CO2 supercritical or closed loop extraction process is considered the best way to extract CBD. There is a lot of highly specialized equipment needed to process CBD this way. CO2 is first cooled to -56 degrees Celsius and pressure is increased to 75 pounds per square inch. The CO2, behaving as a solvent in this case, is put through a chamber that holds the plant material. The CO2 pulls the cannabinoids and terpenes out of the plant and then passes into a separator and broken down into different parts. The extracted compounds are collected in a separate container and the CO2 moves through a condenser to be converted back to its original state. In this way it can be recycled over and over again.

While CO2 extraction is more expensive of a process, it creates a high-quality, pure oil that is safe. When it comes to the potency and quality of your CBD products, Terrapin Select only carries CO2 extracted products so our consumers only have the best of the best when it comes to CBD.