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The difference between supercritical hemp oil vs. ethanol extracted hemp oil?

Folium Biosciences produces Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil by two separate processes. The first process utilizes supercritical CO2 to produce an extract rich in terpenes, Cannabidiol (CBD), and other phytocannabinoids. This extract is further subjected to winterization in ethanol and solvent removal through vacuum distillation. After the chlorophyll, waxes, and THC are removed, the resulting product is a PCR hemp oil with 70-90% CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes.

The second solvent-extraction process utilizes ethanol for extraction, followed by the same purification processes as the first, to remove chlorophyll, waxes, and THC. The only difference between the two processes is that the first step, extraction, utilizes different solvents; CO2 and ethanol, respectively.

Irrespective of the process, the critical attributes of the oil (CBD %, terpenes, minor cannabinoids) remain the same. Since the extract from both processes undergo the same set of purification steps, the resulting hemp oil attributes remain comparable and similar from the two approaches.

Folium Biosciences uses both types of oils to fulfill orders, as they are comparable and interchangeable. The resulting products possess the same level of quality and consistency. The PCR hemp oils are the same irrespective of the extraction solvents as the manufacturing is designed to arrive at the same quality attributes that are critical to our customers.

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