How is THC Removed from Hemp Oil?

How is THC Removed from Hemp Oil?

You might already know that, in order to remain legal, hemp oil must have its THC removed. THC must also be removed to prevent psychoactive effects from showing up and getting a user high. This concept is easy enough to fathom, but how exactly does it work? How is THC removed from hemp oil? 

There are two types of hemp oil – full spectrum and broad spectrum. They’re very similar, with one key difference. Full spectrum hemp has very, very low quantities of THC – but it’s not entirely removed. Broad spectrum, on the other hand, is entirely devoid of THC. 

When it comes to full spectrum hemp, it’s all about the breeding process. Because this process of THC removal occurs naturally, breeders can create new strains that have ever-shrinking amounts. This means that there might be a scant amount of THC left inside.

What is also left inside is the wide range of other cannabinoids. Full spectrum hemp is known for its ‘entourage effect.’ The entourage effect happens when all the cannabinoids present inside hemp work together to create the positive feelings that hemp is known for. Cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, and CBG… along with many others (over 140!)

What is CBG? Well, CBG is the parent of all cannabinoids in the way that every cannabinoid starts out as CBG and morphs into their final form from there, due to the presence or lack of heat, sunlight, or and/oxygen. 

How about CBN? CBN is very similar to CBD, besides the fact that it focuses more on sleep. Knowing this, we took advantage and created CBD + CBN + Melatonin softgels to aid sleep – helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. 

These softgels qualify as broad spectrum. Unlike full spectrum hemp products, which can have up to 0.3% THC (probably not enough to get you high, but if you have a sensitive system or have never tried full spectrum CBD before, this is something to be aware of), broad spectrum products have absolutely none. 

We also offer broad spectrum CBG softgels that assist with all-around health and wellness. Since these are broad spectrum, the THC is removed in a lab. The various processes of THC removal when it comes to broad spectrum products include:

• Steam distillation

• Using heated air

• Solvent extraction

• Separates compounds into two different unmixable liquids

• Carbon dioxide extraction

• Uses pressurized carbon dioxide

• Lipid extraction

• Uses water to extract lipids

Whether you feel more at ease with full spectrum or broad spectrum hemp, we’ve got quality products that fall under both categories. Our hemp products mesh seamlessly into any lifestyle.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. ICHOR products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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