TECHNOLOGIES

How is CBD made from hemp?

Most people probably realise that CBD has something to do with hemp, but they are not quite sure how it works. How exactly do we get CBD from hemp? How can we get different types of CBD from the same plant? Everything is about extraction!

One common misunderstanding about hemp is that it is synonymous with marijuana, which can be used as a recreational psychoactive substance. It is understandable that people make this mistake because technically, they are just different names for the same plant variety – Cannabis sativa. The difference between labelling a plant as hemp or marijuana is the reduction in THC content. THC is a psychoactive compound that can cause a “high” effect. Hemp and marijuana are identical in all other respects and contain both CBD and THC. The difference is that a cannabis plant designated as “Hemp” will contain no more than 0.3% THC.

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PRODUCTION PROCESSES

CULTIVATION

Growing hemp with high cannabidiol content. Our plants are organically grown and are not genetically modified.

EXTRACTION

We use a safe, state-of-the-art, chemical-free CO2 extraction process to provide the purest CBD with a broad spectrum of activity.

TESTING

We test all lots of our products to deliver the highest quality product.

PACKAGING PROCESS

All our products are packed with the utmost care in laboratory conditions.

Supercritical CO2 extraction

The first stage of this process is to obtain raw material for extraction. In order to have control over the production process from start to finish, we start with the fields… we grow our hemp organically without herbicides or pesticides so that the raw material is free of unwanted compounds – in a word, we put quality at the very beginning of this adventure. Before starting the extraction process, the raw material must be dried, crushed and kept in the best possible state. The process we use to extract CBD from hemp is called supercritical CO2 extraction. Carbon dioxide reaches a supercritical state at 1071 psi and 31.1°C. When the particle is in the supercritical state, it has both liquid and gas properties. This is beneficial because CO2 can penetrate into small spaces like a gas, but can also dissolve and act as a liquid solvent. The physical properties of supercritical CO2 can be easily modified, allowing it to bind to any particle chosen by the manufacturer.

Once this compound is obtained, it is pumped through a chamber containing dried hemp plant material. Passing through this chamber, supercritical CO2 essentially absorbs CBD – along with other cannabinoids and terpenes – from plant matter. Finally, we will lower the pressure of this mixture of CO2, CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes, which causes its separation. This is how we get CBD-rich extract! Other cannabinoids contained in this extract may include CBG, CBC, CBN, and many others.

TECHNOLOGY FOR PROCESSING GRAINS AND OILSEEDS

TECHNOLOGY FOR PROCESSING GRAINS AND OILSEEDS

Botanika Farm has a unique technology for processing grains and oilseeds. Based on our long experience and passion, a modern plant has been established. We are able to process any gluten-free raw material from organic farming towards the highest quality products such as purified grains, powdered flours (granulation up to <10 microns), grits, broken grains, cold-pressed oils, fibers, extruded cakes and pre-gelatinized flours. Our proprietary technology combines the tradition of grain processing with modernity and solutions previously found only in the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to the modern process approach and orientation towards the highest quality and food safety, we have created a technological line that allows us to process the following raw materials according to the highest world standards:

• Buckwheat

• Maize

• Rice

• Chickpeas

• Lentils

• Pea

• Hemp seed

• Flax seed

• Amaranth

• Millet

• Oats

• Quinoa

• Chia

• And many others…

Our goal is to ensure the highest quality, safety and cleanliness of products, therefore in the production process we use many stages of raw material cleaning through precise mechanical processing, gravity sorting, screening, optical sorting (by colour), ferromagnetic separation, metal detection, separation of stones and other foreign bodies as well as surface scrubbing (dry cleaning). Thanks to the innovative technology of grain cleaning, we want to be a leader in the segment of the production of healthy gluten-free whole grain products from organic farming.

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