What Is Cold-Pressed Extraction?
There are several ways to extract cannabinoids from hemp, some better than others. Cold-pressed extraction is one of the most unique, offering one of the cleanest oil extracting methods available. It doesn’t require heat and uses zero chemicals. The result? Clean cannabinoid-rich hemp extract that contains zero solvents or chemicals.
What exactly is cold-pressed extraction, though? Here we’ll take a deeper look into what cold-pressed extraction is and why it’s so beneficial.
What Is Cold-Pressed Extraction?
At Tay’s, we’re passionate about providing our customers with the purest hemp-derived products you can find. Our cold-pressed CBDA oil is produced using a state-of-the-art cold-pressed extraction method, resulting in one of the most holistic hemp extracts you can find.
Cold-pressed extraction is performed with what’s known as an oilseed press. It is subject to strict temperature control, with the entire method performed at temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit or less. The low temperature employed in cold-pressed extraction is critical for preserving delicate plant compounds that might otherwise be destroyed in other extraction methods that require a lot of heat.
Cold-pressed extraction used to extract CBDA and other cannabinoids from hemp is very similar to cold-pressed extraction of raw foods. Instead of using heat or solvents, cold-pressed extraction uses a technique where the entire raw plant matter is placed in a cylinder or basin that’s compressed with a device that resembles a large, revolving screw. This all-natural technique essentially forces all the beneficial compounds out of the plant matter, resulting in a product full of pure, natural goodness.
At Tay’s, our pure, raw CBDA oil is produced using this holistic extraction approach. When it comes to hemp extract, we believe consumers can benefit most from products that are as close to their natural state as possible. Mother Nature has given us everything we need to thrive, so why would we manipulate something that’s already perfect as it is?
Other methods of cannabinoid extraction use heat or solvents. While these products certainly contain their own benefits, we truly believe that cold-pressed CBDA extraction offers the cleanest hemp extract available.
Cold-Pressed Extraction vs. Supercritical CO2 Extraction
One of the most common methods of cannabinoid extraction is supercritical CO2 because it doesn’t involve solvents such as ethanol. While supercritical CO2 extraction does work for cannabinoid extraction, it’s far from natural.
Cold-pressed CBDA oil, on the other hand, offers a hemp extract that’s as close to its natural state as possible. Manipulating CO2 into a supercritical condition and forcing it through harvested hemp doesn’t even come close to being “natural.” Cold-pressed extraction, on the other hand, retains the natural state of the hemp to offer a product rich in the cannabinoids and phytonutrients that make hemp so beneficial.
Cold-Pressed Extraction vs. Ethanol Extraction
Ethanol extraction is another method used to produce hemp extract. Ethanol extraction is done forcing ethanol (alcohol) through harvested hemp to extract cannabinoids and other beneficial hemp compounds. After these compounds are extracted, hemp extract is then flushed to remove most of the ethanol that remains in the oil.
Much like supercritical CO2 extraction, there is nothing natural about using ethanol to extract beneficial compounds from the hemp plant. Processing after ethanol extraction also employs several methods of filtration and refinement to remove any excess impurities, resulting in hemp extracts that are generally less pure and potent than other extraction methods.
CDBA Cold-Pressed Extraction
Did you know that hemp contains over 100 different cannabinoids? While CBD has stolen the spotlight for years, research shows that CBDA could be even more beneficial than CBD.
For one, contains a higher bioavailability than CBD. What does this mean? It’s simple, really. More of the compound reaches the bloodstream faster, offering quicker results and more absorption of the compound by the body. CBDA also displays a higher binding affinity to serotonin receptors in the brain and body. This means that its potential anxiolytic effects may be even stronger than that of CBD.
CBDA is different than CBD and requires meticulous extraction to preserve its molecular structure. Cold-pressed CBDA extraction allows for the preservation of the compound’s unique molecular structure because no heat or solvents are required during extraction. The result is raw, pure hemp extract exactly the way nature intended.
Last Thoughts On Cold-Pressed Extraction
Cold-pressed extraction is one of the best ways to preserve all of the outstanding benefits contained in hemp and other beneficial plants. Because there are zero chemicals and very little heat involved in the process, consumers attain one of the purest hemp extracts you can find, full of all the plant’s natural elements.
Keep in mind that with cold-pressed extraction there are zero nutrients lost in the process. With hemp full of phytonutrients that show to significantly support natural wellbeing, cold-pressed extraction offers a superior product as close to nature as you can possibly get.