CBD Base Blend (Also known as “100” series)
Full Spectrum CBD CO2 Extract
CO2extraction of cannabidiol is a form of supercritical gas extraction which differs from conventional methods of extraction such as steam-distillation or cold-press extraction that is common with essential oils . One of the main advantages of CO2extraction is that it allows for the extraction of active ingredients (like CBD) with a higher quality yield. This higher quality yield can be explained by the extracts lack of thermal degradation of labile compounds. CO2extraction is performed at a reduced temperature. Importantly, there is also a lack of light and oxygen during the process of CO2extraction – this results in the prevention of oxidant reactions which could potentially attenuate the antioxidant potential of the cannabinoids. Yet another advantage of CO2extraction is that the high-pressure gradient during the pressure release yields cannabinoid extracts which are free from pathogenic microbes including spores. This method also results in a longer shelf life of the product as compared to traditional extraction techniques [2, 3]. Learn more about our CBD here!
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has been widely praised for its antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-tumor effects! [9, 10]. For this reason alone, rosemary is the ideal candidate for a natural preservative in CBD 100. The phenolic compounds in rosemary which are antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant in nature, prevent the contamination, oxidation or spoilage of CBD 100 essential oil .
MCT Coconut Oil
MCT Coconut oil is used to emulsify the CBD CO2 extract for more simple and accurate use. It is a fraction separated from Coconut Oil, that has proven to be a more efficient delivery carrier for cannabinoids. Most other formulators use Hempseed oil, which contains oxalic acid, and may be contraindicated for some users (in particular, for children who experience seizures). We have found Hemp extract diluted in MCT Coconut oil to be much more palatable than other alcohol or oil extracts.
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