Understanding CBD Distillate and its Uses

Understanding CBD Distillate and its Uses

Where does CBD distillate come from?

CBD distillate is extracted from hemp plants. Hemp biomass (cultivated hemp plants) is ground down and run through an extraction process to pull oil from the plant that contains desirable compounds. This distilled oil can then be used in a variety of CBD products, or it can be further refined to isolate compounds to treat specific ailments and conditions.

The extraction process is highly technical and requires lots of time and funding to source the right equipment, construct the lab, get certified from local AHJs (Authority Having Jurisdictions), hire and train staff, and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Not surprisingly, higher-quality CBD distillate creates higher-quality products. In recent years, companies in the extraction industry have refined new technologies, processes, and business models to ensure that the quality of distillate found across the industry continues to improve. The extraction process and technology in the lab are both equally as important as the quality of the hemp biomass when it comes to creating high-quality CBD distillate.

CBD Distillate Uses

CBD distillate is extracted from hemp biomass.

Demand for CBD Products

Since the FDA removed hemp from the definition of marijuana as a Schedule I substance in 2018, new drugs and supplements are flooding the market to help treat people suffering from a variety of illnesses and ailments.

FDA has seen CBD appear in a wide variety of products including foods, dietary supplements, veterinary products, and cosmetics. As this new market emerges, we have seen substantial interest from industry, consumers, and Congress.

US Food & Drug Administration

Increased popularity and awareness of the health benefits of CBD oil is changing the way people look at this once taboo plant, and an exciting new industry has begun to bloom. “The global cannabidiol [CBD] market size is expected to reach USD $13.4 billion by 2028. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR [Compound Annual Growth Rate] of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028.” This industry growth is fueled in part by innovation in CBD products and distillate extraction.

Read more about how we’re helping our partners capitalize on this growing market in our discussion paper: How Aviette BioProcessing Leverages extractX Technology to Take Advantage of the Booming US CBD Market.

Types of CBD Distillate Products

There are thousands of specialized products that have been made using CBD distillate, most falling into one of the following categories:

  • Beverages: CBD beverages of all types and flavors are emerging, and are believed to be one of fastest growing market segments of CBD distillate products
  • Edibles: edibles come in many different forms, including gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and more
  • Pills, Capsules, Oils, & Tinctures: CBD pills, capsules, oils, and tinctures make it easy to take precise amounts of CBD to meet the users’ needs
  • Vapes: CBD vapes can be a preferred way to consume CBD for relaxation, and a tool to quit smoking or vaping nicotine
  • Topicals: CBD Topicals are typically used to help reduce pain and inflammation, and for management of skin disorders
extractX Partner's CBD Product

CBD distillate can be used to create a variety of consumer products, like CBD oils and creams. (Image courtesy of Aviette BioProcessing)

For companies who are experts in growing and cultivating the highest-quality hemp biomass, it takes a lot of time and energy to research and build their own extraction lab – it’s like starting a whole other business! That’s why we started extractX.

Turnkey Mobile Extraction Labs

Introducing the extractX mobile extraction lab solution – a turkney extraction lab delivered within 4 months, requiring no lab CapEx. If you are processing more than 75,000 lbs of biomass per year and are interested in a turnkey extraction lab, we want to talk to you today! Please contact us to explore becoming an extractX partner.

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