CBD oil begins life as a plant that’s a member of the cannabis family, such as hemp. Its official name is “cannabidiol oil,” but CBD is the acronym by which it’s known, and is far easier to say (not to mention, spell!).
The oil itself has to be extracted from the plant, a specialized process that’s carried out once the plants have been successfully grown and harvested. By far the most important aspect of making CBD oil is that of using a variety of the cannabis plant that’s high in CBD but low in TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol), the component of the plant that contains psychoactive compounds.
For this reason, hemp is often the preferred choice as it’s far higher in CBD than THC.
Step 1: The Harvest
On reaching maturity the plants are harvested. In most cases, this is carried out by machines for efficiency.
Step 2: The Extraction
Immediately following the harvest the oil is extracted from the seeds and stalks of the hemp. This is done using extraction solvents that’ve been certified as safe by the FDA for use in the food industry.
The component plant parts are ground down into small particles, and the solvent is then forced through them under pressure. This draws out the oil, fats, and desired compounds. The final step of the extraction is the removal of the solvent, leaving a smooth oil high in CBD.
Step 3: Testing
The oil should now be tested for its cannabinoid content, any contamination or degradation, and its safety for human consumption.
Step 4: Decarboxylation
This is a process whereby the oil is heated and transforms the CBD into a form that can be easily absorbed and utilized by the human body.
However, while the creation of CBD oil is regulated by the FDA, methods of production vary wildly between manufacturers. In addition, the levels of CBD within various hemp plants can also differ, and the quality of the extraction method used by some provider leaves a lot to be desired. To further muddy the waters, the testing process, and therefore reliability and quality of the oil, also fluctuates.
These reasons make it vital that you purchase CBD oil from a trusted source. Vīb has proven themselves as a leader within the industry, using only hemp plants with the highest concentrations of cannabidiol and the ultimate process of extraction. Without exception, their rigorous testing protocols ensure all of their CBD oil products are of a premier standard throughout.
Vīb decided that, in an industry littered with sub-standard providers, it was time to set the benchmark for others to strive to reach. This was achieved by sourcing the purest of products and partnering only with industry-leaders in the production process. Customers soon came to realize that Vīb is the stand-out provider of CBD tinctures and vape pens for quality and consistency, and this is true of all the products within their range.