How is CBD Made?

Manufacturing Process: Full Spectrum CBD

  • Hemp Seeds are Planted

    Our U.S.-grown industrial hemp is cultivated outdoors in a mild climate, using non-GMO natural farming practices.

  • Plants are Harvested and Reaped

    Industrial hemp is grown to be high in CBD and other minor cannabinoids while having less than 0.3% THC. Once harvested, the plants are lifted from the ground where the aerial plant parts are taken to an extraction facility.

  • Supercritical CO2 Extraction

    CO2 extraction involves passing CO2 through a series of columns and chambers flled with industrial hemp biomass. Pressure and temperature are adjusted to preserve the oil quality by retaining only the benefcial components of the plant, this system is able to extract the CBD molecule from the plant at 90% e‹ciency.

  • WINTERIZATION / DECARBOXYLATION

    Winterization involves cooling the oil at extremely cold temperatures, causing the natural fats and waxes to separate from the oil. These are removed to ease the formulation process and improve oil quality further. Decarboxylation also converts the inactive CBD-A molecule to activated CBD by heating the oil to high temperatures.

  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil Is Created

    After undergoing CO2 extraction and decarboxylation, the end result is Full Spectrum CBD oil. “Full Spectrum” refers to the presence of other naturally occuring hemp cannabinoids and terpenes in addition to CBD.

  • End result: Full Spectrum CBD Products

    Ground Zero Naturals carries a full line of Full Spectrum CBD Oil products containing less than 0.3% THC including tinctures, softgels, topical creams, and capsules.

Manufacturing Process: CBD Isolate

  • Hemp Seeds are Planted

    Our U.S.-grown industrial hemp is cultivated outdoors in a mild climate, using non-GMO natural farming practices.

  • Plants are Harvested and Reaped

    Industrial hemp is grown to be high in CBD and other minor cannabinoids while having less than 0.3% THC. Once harvested, the plants are lifted from the ground where the aerial plant parts are taken to an extraction facility.

  • Organic Ethanol Extraction

    Ethanol extraction involves introducing high-grade ethanol to the hemp biomass in order to extract the essential components, including CBD. Ethanol extraction is known to be incredibly effective and effcient.

  • WINTERIZATION / DECARBOXYLATION

    Winterization involves cooling the oil at extremely cold temperatures, causing the natural fats and waxes to separate from the oil. These are removed to ease the formulation process and improve oil quality further. Decarboxylation also converts the inactive CBD-A molecule to activated CBD by heating the oil to high temperatures.

  • Distillation and Isolation

    Distillation is the process of refning the already-extracted industrial hemp material by separating it into three fractions: cannabinoids, terpenes and favinoids, and unwanted materials such as chlorophyll. Isolation is the fnal step in creating a CBD Isolate which involves separating CBD from all of the other cannabinoids.

  • End result: CBD Isolate Products

    Ground Zero Naturals carries dozens of 99% pure CBD Isolate products including powder, as well as products that are formulated with isolate, such as tinctures and softgels.

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