What is CBD Paste?
CBD paste is the purest form of CBD extract available on the market. It’s packaged in easy to use syringes, allowing for easy access to the concentrated oil. Because the product is so concentrated, the CBD percentages in paste products tend to be much higher than the percentages in other products (one of the main benefits vs CBD oil). The process of production renders a very high-quality organic product. Everything that goes into the paste is natural and void of any harsh chemicals. 100% of the plant remains in the paste rather than being thrown away once the extraction has been completed- as it is the case during the production of CBD Oils.
How Do You Use a Cannabinoid Paste?
Using cannabinoid paste is very simple – typically you would take a small quantity of the paste under your tongue up to 2 times per day, squeezing a small amount from the syringe onto your finger then placing your finger in your mouth. The cannabinoid paste has a pleasant earthy flavour and is often chosen as it multiple doses do not irritate the mouth or the back of the throat. Other popular methods of using CBD paste include combining it with food. Generally, you would eat Cannabinoid paste rather than smoking it or consuming it in any other way.
CBD is associated with a number of health and well-being benefits. Anecdotal evidence is rife throughout the internet and we always suggest you look into specific case studies especially if there is a specific condition in which you are hoping to find out more on. We know from our experience and feedback from our customers that CBD products can serve as a natural remedy for many health and well-being outcomes and we hope that future research will provide a lot more clarity on what we can legally say to our customers.
Despite the legality around CBD Paste benefits, we know that the Endocannabinoid system affects multiple health conditions. The Endocannabinoid system is something that we all have inside of us, and helps our body fight invaders (like bacteria & viruses) as well as promote the healthy production of cells. The endocannabinoid directly affects health conditions such as Epilepsy, Arthritis, Chrones Disease, Autism, Anxiety and mental health conditions, Skin Conditions like Psoriasis, Asthma and prevention of Cancerous cells among many, many more. CBD, alongside many other cannabinoids that stimulate the endocannabioid system. CBD paste is a full spectrum product that contains a range of different cannabinoids and has a very high concentration of CBD in it. It also contains THC so is unavailable for those under 18 years of age.
For more information on Cannabinoids & CBD paste benefits, you can click on the link to learn about the Endocannabinoid System
CBD Paste Review?
We have various EU and UK CBD products, all of which have been tried and tested by our experienced team. Check out some of our favourites below:
5G Syringe 16.5% CBD
This excellent product is made with multi-spectrum cannabinoid (CBD) paste, which consists of non-GMO organic plant derived (phytocannbinoid) making for a powerful supplementary combination. This product has been fully quality tested, and is 100% free from pesticides. The paste is also C02 extracted, further contributing to a pure end product. Like every product on Flora Fusion, this CBD paste has been selected for it’s quality and effectiveness, as we strive to provide our customers with the best products possible. For more information about this product, or to buy CBD paste, click the link.
How our Cannabis Paste is Produced?
To ensure that we have absolute hands-on control over the quality of our products we have to understand exactly how our products are produced. So below is a step, by step production rundown.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction 101:
CO2 extraction machines essentially freeze and compress CO2 gas into a “supercritical” cold liquid state. “What does it mean to be in a supercritical state?” We’re glad you asked. Carbon dioxide (CO2) usually behaves as a gas at standard temperature and pressure (i.e., in places where humans can survive without special equipment). That gas can be changed to a solid without much effort. This solid state is known as dry ice. These are the two most-common phases of CO2 that appear outside a lab.With special equipment (i.e., in a lab), you can change CO2 gas into a liquid by increasing the pressure to 75 pounds per square inch and keeping the temperature below -69 ℉. Brrr! This liquid CO2 is the starting point for our CO2 extraction.
From this liquid state, we’re going to increase the temperature and pressure past a certain point. We won’t get into the numbers here because it becomes super complicated. Just know that when you increase the temperature and pressure of liquid CO2, the fluid becomes supercritical. This means that it can adopt properties midway between a gas and a liquid at the same time. Mind blown, right? A supercritical fluid can fill a container like a gas while still maintaining its density like a liquid. This supercritical property of CO2 is great for chemical extraction because it is “gentler” than other compounds and won’t cause damage or denaturing (making unfit for consumption). And because the solubility in CO2 varies with pressure, supercritical CO2 can be used to extract selected compounds (rather than a combination of all compounds) with just a few small adjustments. So now that you have a passing understanding of what supercritical CO2 is, we can turn our attention to how it’s used to make cannabis extracts.
As you can see in the diagram above, you start with liquid CO2 (top left corner). You raise the pressure of the liquid CO2 via a compressor (top middle), and then raise the temperature via a heater (top right). The supercritical CO2 CBD Paste is then passed through some high-grade pot contained in an extractor (bottom right corner). It’s at this point that the CO2 pulls all of the essential trichomes and terpen
This solution (the supercritical CO2 containing all the ganja good stuff) is then passed through a separator (bottom middle) where it is broken down into its constituent parts. The trichomes, terpenes, and other goodies are sent to a collection receptacle (“Extract” on the diagram above) while the supercritical CO2 is passed through a condenser (bottom left) where it is turned back into a liquid. This liquid is then sent to the storage tank where it can be used to restart the process.
And if you’re wondering about residual CO2 left over in the extract, don’t worry. Decreasing the pressure on the CO2 after the extraction process is complete allows the liquid CO2 molecules to turn back into a gas and evaporate into the atmosphere. This is probably the simplest part of the whole procedure: just leave the extracts out at room temperature. This is the same chemical reaction that causes a soda pop to go flat after it’s opened and warms up. Some industrial supercritical machines can even simplify this process by recapturing, recycling and reusing the CO2 gases that are given off when extraction is complete.