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.