If you are reading this article, chances are you’ve already taken CBD oil. There’s also a high
the likelihood that you have a fairly decent idea of where CBD oil comes from and how it’s made.
While most consumers have a general understanding of how products they typically consume
are manufactured, assembled, or extracted, a little bit of understanding can go a long way.
I’m not talking about just general understanding so you kind of know what’s up, or you have
superior knowledge compared to people you talk to at dinner parties. I’m not talking about
that. I’m talking about knowing what you need to know so you can make a truly informed
decision when it comes time for you to buy your next batch of CBD oil.
If you are looking for any kind of CBD oil benefits, from insomnia to depression and anxiety
alleviation, to weight management as well as seizure, nausea and vomiting alleviation, listen
up. There is a tremendous amount of differences regarding the extraction of CBD oil.
If you’re clueless regarding how CBD oil is made, it’s very easy for you to buy a product, that
first of all doesn’t contain any CBD, and ultimately, may even be harmful to you. I know that
sounds crazy because there are so many products out there that claim to contain CBD.
But the problem is if people remain clueless regarding how CBD oil is made, it’s very easy for
them to get taken again and again and again. There are lots of misrepresentations out there because
let’s face it, the CBD market is blowing up.
As marijuana becomes legal in jurisdiction after jurisdiction in the United States, expect the
hype to continue. As marijuana’s legal problems start to lift, more and more people are
becoming aware of its tremendous health potential. The health benefits related to marijuana-
derived compounds is a mile long.
A lot of these are untested. A lot of these are anecdotal in nature, but there are so many people
vouching for compounds made from this plant that really cannot dismiss all these claims. After
all, as the old saying goes, where there’s heat, there’s fire.
So given all this hype and frenzy around CBD, consumers have to be aware that there will be
unscrupulous manufacturers, distributors, and online sellers looking to ride the hype. A lot of
them will simply mislabel products. They can sell you cooking oil, and say that it contains
If you are clueless regarding how CBD oil is made as well as the intricacies behind CBD, it
would become very easy for you to get ripped off. It would become very easy for you to
become to be victimized online. And the worst part to all of this is you wouldn’t know.
So wrap your mind around the process of how CBD oil is made so you can be more
discriminating. At the very least, you would more likely to make an informed decision.
The first thing that you need to understand is that the vast majority of CBD oil out there is
made through machine press. These are machines that use metal plates, and there is a motor
or some sort of pump that puts pressure on the feedstock so it yields liquid, which is then
filtered into oil and non-oil components.
At the core of this process, is machine pressing. The alternative to this, of course, is to use
grindstones and manual or physical milling systems. While that may seem attractive, the
problem with those methods is that they increase the temperature of the feedstock being
ground or processed that the heat ends up changing the quality of the oil; bad news.
So understand that there is nothing inherently wrong or suspicious about machine pressing. It
just depends on how it’s done.
The majority of ethical and high-quality CBD producers use a cold press method. In other
words, when they’re using machine pressing processes to put pressure on the feedstock, so
as to release extract, they are very conscious of the temperature of the process. They know
that once the temperature reaches a certain point, the oil being extracted will change in taste
and its qualities can also change on the chemical level.
In other words, this is bad news. You’re looking for a high-grade, high-quality all-natural CBD
oil and what you get is a foul-tasting and essentially ineffective mess. You wouldn’t want to
buy that. So insist on a manufacturer that uses a cold press method.
Hot press process
Unfortunately, there are manufacturers out there that want to produce the most product in the
least amount of time. Of course, the best way to do this is to grind up a lot of hemp, and apply
a tremendous amount of pressure on it with no consideration regarding the high heat
We are still using machine pressing, they can even pass this off as cold pressing because the
temperature doesn’t really reach boiling. But make no mistake, if your main concern is to
enjoy pleasant-tasting CBD oil that packs a lot of its biochemical benefits, stay away from hot-
pressed CBD oil products. They are just a waste of your time and money.
Residue harvesting of industrial hemp
A lot of unscrupulous or low-quality CBD oil manufacturers would actually use second-hand
hemp. I know that sounds nasty because it is nasty. What happens is the hemp was originally
used for other industrial uses, so they would then take this garbage or “trash” hemp, and then
extract CBD oil from it.
What makes this really deceptive is that just based on appearances, it seems that you’re
getting quality stuff. But keep in mind, that this is junk hemp. This is a secondary use for the
hemp. Maybe it was used for rope. Maybe it was used for something else. Whatever reason,
it was “recycled” to yield CBD oil. Not exactly a recipe for product excellence.
Custom-planted CBD feedstock
Other manufacturers set out to extract CBD oil from their feedstock from day 1. In other
words, they don’t buy junk hemp. They don’t use by-products. Instead, they plant all-organic,
all-natural hemp plants, harvest them and process them once for CBD.
In other words, the whole process is built around extracting the very best CBD oil from day 1.
This is the type of process you should look for. If you come across any kind of manufacturer
or distributor online, make sure your questions lead to the issues above so you can make a
truly informed decision.