OUR METHOD OF EXTRACTION
MCU Botanicals hemp oil is extracted using a supercritical fluid extraction process where a harmless inert carbon dioxide gas is purged through the stalk and stems of industrial hemp. The extraction can be processed further by means of hot or cold filtering to purifiy the product and increase potency even further. These extraction processes allows us to have complete control over the molecular structure of these oils without damaging delicate terpenes and cannabiniods and can also be employed to improve the flavour, odour and colour of the extracted product without altering the basic chemical structure of the cannabinoid rich Hemp oil. During extraction, co2 is purged at low atmospheric pressures which causes the co2 to turn into a liquid state extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes and allowing them to maintain molecular stability as apposed to inferior extraction methods that use dangerous solvents, heat and chemicals to extract these oils thus resulting in an inferior degraded product and possibly containing dangerous by products within these oils. Although hemp oil contains powerful indigenous antioxidants tocopherols, often an antioxidant is added to the oil to extend its usable shelf-life and prevent oxidation during storage.
Hemp stalks accumulate considerable amounts of CBD (Cannabidiol).
There are at least 85 different cannabinoids isolated from hemp, exhibiting varied effects, however cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are the major constituents of the plant.