How CBD is made and where does CBD oil come from?

In this blog, we will look at each of those steps in order to paint a complete picture of how CBD oil is made, what the different types of CBD are, and what different CBD oil products do to help you make an informed decision when buying CBD oil products.

Where does CBD oil come from?

Many CBD are made differently. There are many ways to extract CBD from the cannabis plant, each has pros and cons. Some methods are safer and more effective than others. There are the most common methods of extraction CBD from the plant:

CO2 extraction

The supercritical (or subcritical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the medicinal oil. This process requires expensive equipment and a steep operational learning curve. But, when done well the end product is safe, potent, and free of chlorophyll and unwanted compounds. When this is done well, CO2 extracted products are some of the purest in the world, but when done in less-than-optimal conditions, there is great room for error. That potential for error is why subcritical CO2 extraction is largely used by “boutique” CBD brands that cater to the “luxury” class of CBD consumers.

This is the method that Gramina use to manufacture Full Spectrum CBD oil.

Ethanol extraction

High-grade grain alcohol can be used to create high-quality cannabis oil appropriate for vape pen cartridges and other products. Ethanol extraction is perhaps the most popular CBD extraction process, as it is safe, simple, and effective. In this method, high-grade grain alcohol (ethanol) is used as a solvent to separate CBD and other cannabinoids from the plant itself. 

Types of CBD

When first-time CBD users begin their research, one of the biggest areas of confusion is over the many “types” of CBD that exist. This confusion stems from industry-specific terms like “isolate,” “full-spectrum,” and “broad spectrum,” but most first-time consumers (and even many CBD veterans) don’t really understand what those terms mean. 

So to help you fully understand what you’re getting when buying CBD oil, let’s dive into the most common types of CBD and what that means for you as a consumer.

CBD isolate

CBD isolate is isolated only CBD from the hemp. That are no any other compounds such as other cannabinoids, waxes, flavonoids, etc. It looks like a white powder (see in the picture). When we mix CBD isolate and other oil ( MCT oil, Olive oil, Hemp seed oil), we get Pure CBD oil. However, one drawback to pure isolates is the lack of other potentially helpful cannabinoids and terpenes. That’s where full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products come into play.

Broad Sprectrum

Broad Spectrum is made by Full Spectrum CBD oil removing THC. Broad Spectrum CBD oil contains all beneficial compounds that hemp has excluding THC molecule. Looking of Broad Spectrum CBD is similar to Full Spectrum CBD oil, and it’s very hard to say the difference. When it comes to Pure CBD oil,  you can see that Pure CBD oil usually doesn’t have any color, which is not the case with others.

Full Spectrum

The term “full-spectrum” simply means that you get the full array of whatever cannabinoids and terpenes were in the plant from which your CBD was extracted. And while this method certainly includes all of the compounds stripped out of isolate-based products, it also includes trace amounts of THC.


Generally, the level of THC in full-spectrum products is not enough to get you high. There are many people that are scared to try Full Spectrum CBD oil because of THC. Read in the article why you should choose CBD oil with a little amount of THC.

Only with Full Spectrum you can feel entourage effect.  It refers to the synergy achieved by all the components in cannabis. These components work together to enhance the efficient potential benefits of the plant. 

How is CBD oil made?

Pure CBD oil is made from CBD isolate combined with other plant oil.

Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum CBD oil are made from resin combined with MCT oil, Hemp seed oil, olive oil.

It is very important to look for the potency.

Here we are coming to reason why some people are telling me that they didn’t see any different using CBD oil. Most of the CBD products on the USA market are LOW POTENCY.

Do not buy and waste you money on products if it says less than 5% of CBD. Perfect and the most efficient CBD oil is about 10%.

Gramina CBD oil manufacture only with 10% of CBD. If you try our oil, you’ll se the difference. Also, it is made with out any additional flavors, so you can feel real potency of the hemp, flavor and smell.

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