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CBD Extraction

For centuries or millenia, mankind has been developing different methods to interact with plant materials in our environment. Discovering how to tap into the beneficial CBD oils trapped in cannabis plants is part of this interaction. CO2 extraction is a method used to capture these oils without any toxic solvents. Supercritical CO2 extraction works with a combination of Carbon Dioxide, pressure and temperature to isolate specific compounds of the cannabis plant material for extraction. 

When very high pressure and temperature are applied to CO2, this almost inert, non-flammable gas transforms into a liquid state or supercritical extractor fluid. Due to supercritical CO2 having high density and low viscosity, it can penetrate small pores in the cannabis plant matter that are otherwise inaccessible while also capturing a large volume of active CBD compounds. After the supercritical CO2 is pushed through high-pressure and low-pressure sections in our system, through change in temperature, the extractor fluid is transferred back to its gas state. At this point the CO2 completely separates from the CBD extract, leaving only shelf-ready, high quality oil and terpenes.

Unlike other chemical solvents such as benzene or alcohol, once CO2 becomes a gas, it leaves no oil residue, and does not change the direct chemical composition of the oil, making this process highly efficient and cost effective for terpene extraction equipment. The process is also relatively faster than other methods, with some machines processing up to 500LBS a day, without degradation of the plant matter, making this method of CBD extraction essential for maximizing ROI. Supercritical CO2 extraction machines also provide a safer method of extraction with a non-flammable solvent that is non-toxic. IES offers commercial and industrial sized CBD extraction equipment that provides clients with pin-point accuracy to extract targeted end products. 

CO2 Extraction, also referred to as Supercritical extraction equipment, is one such method which takes advantage of the differing solubility of waxes and cannabinoids at temperatures below the freezing point. Essentially, the frozen wax from the hemp plant containing CBD oil is stripped from the plant using carbon dioxide. The wax is then separated from the first compound solvent using a filter press. This separation step is often referred to as “dewaxing”.

Solvent Extraction, also known as Hemp Bio Mass, is another common method which utilizes a maceration process where ground-up hemp is mixed with a solvent such as ethanol, heptane or hexane. (Oftentimes, the extraction process is ultrasound-assisted, via an ultrasonic bath). The chemical solvent extracts the CBD oil out of the plant fibers, and then the hemp oil/solvent combination is run through a filter press as a slurry. The solvent is then distilled or cleaned off, resulting in pure hemp oil. The CBD oil can then be further distilled and purified, if desired.

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Natural Remedies

kratom benefits

Pain relief alternative is one of the main reasons why people use kratom, said Mary gerson, a professor of nuero psychiatry at the University of Boston Medical Center, who published a research study last year that focused on why people use kratom pills.

Kratom extract appears to be a good analgesic, or painkiller, gerson told Science Today magazine.

People have also reported taking kratom powder to help them stop using other narcotic drugs, particularly opiates, Gerson said. Some users reported “using green kratom to ease symptoms of opiate withdrawal, and many indicated that they had good results in discontinuing opiate painkillers,” onestudy found. The research findings that showed kratom for opiate withdrawal may have therapeutic potential as an opiate substitute, the study said. 

Other people in the university of florida study reported using kratom to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  and anxiety, sleep and depression.

Although the alternative home remedy may cause people to experience some euphoria and a sense of well-being, Gerson said she didn’t think many people were using kratom pills specifically to get high. However, the drug is advertised as a “legal high” in head shops, writing where to buy kratom online has saved money for many users.

Researchers aren’t entirely sure how kratom works in the body, but we are coming very close.

“It’s not an opiate, but it binds to the narcotic opiate receptor,” she said. Most people think that a chemical compound called mitragynine is the main active ingredient in kratom, but kratom hasn’t been studied enough to know for sure, gerson added.

Unlike opiates like heroin and percocet, which have a sedative effect, some kratom strains seem to have a stimulating effect at lower doses and a relaxing and sedating effect at higher dosages, doctor javitz said. People who have used water soluble cbd products as home remedy have reported that it provides pain relief but doesn’t knock them out.

Of course there are many kratom strains like red borneo and green malay out there that sit in between these two extremes and would be considered just mediocre or average, but don’t mistake that for legitimate, high quality Kratom powder. If you want the full potential of the desired pure Kratom leaf effects then it pays to get the highest quality you can buy online and my recommended source has what I believe to be the most effective Kratom for sale online.

There are many Kratom vendors on the internet and I’ve tried quite a number of them. From the Kratom extract type you buy in Head shops with the overly-hyped aggressive packaging and the 500mg capsules with clearly a lot of extra filler, to the seemingly good vendors that have been around for years.

The quality of the kratom pills varied so significantly, it wasn’t even funny.

Kratom is not a plant you can purchase from just any head shop and expect to get the same results. This is a natural plant we’re talking about and the way it is sourced from farms in indonesia, handled, packaged and how old it is, among other things, will all impact its potency.