What Are the Benefits of Lipid Extraction?

A look at an extraction method for hemp that draws CBD and other bioactive compounds and terpenes from the plant called lipid extraction. This article will help explain how to extract CBD, what lipid infusion is and its benefits.

As you begin learning more about the finer points of hemp and how to choose quality CBD products, there may be another aspect of CBD production that keeps showing up on your radar — extraction methods. 

This term refers to the method used to pull out or separate one substance from another and isolate compounds when combined. An example of this would be using hot water to brew tea. The heat from the liquid is used to extract the compounds from the herbs, which become available for your body to consume and absorb safely. 

A similar process takes place when it comes to producing CBD. There are many different methods of how to extract CBD from hemp, including ethanol extraction. This refers to an extraction that uses the grain alcohol to strip the cannabinoid CBD from the hemp plant material. Another method to extract CBD is lipid extraction.

What Is Lipid Extraction?

Lipid extraction is a technique used to draw out CBD as well as other cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant. Lipids are naturally occurring fatty acids that provide a toxin-free way to separate compounds with minimal processing. 

The process of lipid extraction includes applying pressure, heat, and time to absorb and encapsulate cannabis plant lipids and compounds into a lipid or fat like coconut oil, olive oil, or MCT oil. It’s a simple but effective method that preserves the beneficial nutrients and cannabinoids with minimal processing. Without the use of any harsh chemicals, the integrity of the cells of the plant remains intact and free of any contaminants. 

What Are the Benefits of Lipid Extraction?

One of the major benefits of utilizing lipid extraction is that it offers full-spectrum, whole-plant extracts that don’t use any alcohol or solvents. That means many of the cannabis lipids, nutrients, vitamins, essential fats, antioxidants, and protein from the hemp plant are preserved and contained in the end product. 

Products made using lipid extraction techniques may be able to capture a greater portion of the plant material than other extraction techniques.

Lipid Extraction vs. Ethanol Extraction for Cannabis: What’s the Difference?

Ethanol extraction, known as the tried-and-true method, involves bathing the hemp plant in alcohol to coax out its cannabinoids. It’s a bit like a hemp spa day, where the alcohol dissolves the cannabinoids and other compounds, creating a robust extract. 

On the flip side, we introduce you to lipid extraction, our extraction method that uses fats to gently coax out the precious cannabinoids. It’s a dance of lipids and hemp, akin to an elegant tango where the plant’s essence is delicately cradled.

Unlike ethanol, lipid extraction for cannabis plants captures a broader spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, maintaining the integrity of the plant’s natural profile. At Upstate Elevator Supply Co., we’ve chosen the path less traveled, championing lipid extraction for its ability to deliver CBD products with a symphony of beneficial compounds. It’s not just about extraction methods; it’s about honoring the plant and providing you with the most authentic CBD experience possible.

Why We Use Lipid Extraction for Our CBD Products

Clean, natural, and pure cannabinoids are the foundation of what we do and how we make our products. We use coconut oil or MCT oil as a base in our proprietary lipid extraction and infusion process to carefully preserve the molecular structure and maximize the co-evolutionary benefits of the entourage effect. 

This method allows us to make sure that we draw the fullest possible spectrum of active compounds and cannabinoids from the hemp plant. We use USDA-certified, sustainably sourced, organic hemp flower grown on Vermont farms to make potent products that are also non-GMO and vegan. 

Some of the CBD products you can try from our lipid extraction techniques include: 

High-Quality Processing for UESC’s CBD Products 

At Upstate Elevator Supply Co., we take immense pride in our commitment to crafting premium CBD products that exemplify purity, potency, and trustworthiness. Our dedication to excellence is reflected in the purest form of lipid extraction, ensuring the preservation of the hemp plant’s beneficial compounds without compromising quality for you as a customer.

To learn more about CBD education and our lipid extraction techniques, visit our blog page.

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