What is co2 extraction?
Co2 extraction is a great way to dissolve lipophilic non-polar molecules such as cannabiniods. It utilizes supercritical co2 as a way to extract organic compounds from a given substance. When co2 enters the supercritical phase of matter it’s physio-chemical properties become unique. Supercritical co2 behaves as though it is both liquid and gas at the same time, giving it the beneficial solvent properties of both phases. Due to the low temperature of the process and the chemical stability of co2 many compounds are extracted in their original form and not denatured or oxidized.