Folium Biosciences produces Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil by two separate processes. The first process utilizes supercritical CO2 to produce an extract rich in terpenes, CBD, and other cannabinoids. 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 called PCR hemp oil with 60-80% 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.
IIrrespective of the process, the critical attributes of the oil (CBD %, terpenes, minor cannabinoids) are a result of post extraction purification processes and not necessarily the extraction itself. 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. Any minor differences may be solely due to aesthetics and sensory qualities, such as color, viscosity etc.
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 without any inconsistency. 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.