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Why Are Wax And Chlorophyll Removed from CBD Products?

When producing wide and full-spectrum hemp oil, we are committed to employing the entire plant. This is not only a more sustainable method, but it also allows for the inclusion of additional nutrients in the final product. Hemp plants feature unique chemicals in their leaves, seeds, and stems that aren’t found in other plants. This is what distinguishes a leaf from a seed. There are various botanical components that we choose to leave out while utilizing the complete plant. From Saha Self-Care CBD products, we extract plant materials, including chlorophyll and wax. But, if utilizing the whole plant is recommended, why are wax and chlorophyll removed from CBD products?

Let’s go through these things and why so many natural health firms leave them out of their products.


About Plant Wax


Let’s begin with the least difficult of the two. Let’s take a look at a well-known example: stinky pits. What do we do before heading to the gym if we know we’re going to work up a sweat? Hopefully, it has applied deodorant. Plant wax is similar to our underarm wingman.

When we exercise, our body heat rises, which is why we sweat so much beneath our arms. The optimum place for moisture to build up is inside this small cave of our armpit. When we apply deodorant (or essential oil sprays) to our arms, a slippery covering forms, this is a dome-like structure that will keep moisture from accumulating too much beneath the surface.

Let’s move on to the hemp plant now. The hemp plant sweats in its growing habitat. Plants produce wax when exposed to the high heat of light or the sun. Around the cuticles, the wax will build a barrier. This is done for the plant to survive. Hemp leaves strive to preserve the plant’s nutrition while the light source tries to take moisture from it. Cannabis produces wax to hang on to its water supply for as long as possible. A water dome is created by wax.


Why is Wax Removed from CBD Products?


Although plant wax has significant advantages, eliminating it is a common procedure in many plant-based businesses. Other businesses will use the scraps to make new goods, the most notable being carnauba wax. On the other hand, many other plant waxes are poisonous, which is why certain botanical firms may avoid them. Hemp wax, thankfully, is not known to be harmful. So, why would a business want to take plant wax out of its CBD products? The problems are primarily related to the wax itself.

Wax, as its name implies, has consistency. Plant wax has a sticky consistency. If you want to utilize plant wax in a recipe like tinctures or softgels, you’ll need to dissolve it with a solvent. Users would not be able to take the vitamin correctly otherwise. Everything would cling together! It’s virtually futile to break down the wax. When this happens, you begin to lose some of the beneficial nutrients you were trying to keep. Instead, the wax can be utilized in various ways that preserve its quality. Let’s move on to a more complicated issue now that you know why plant wax is removed from CBD products. There are no armpits in this one!


About Chlorophyll


Hemp’s green color is due to chlorophyll. This chemical is found in chloroplasts, which are little pods found inside plant cells. Only mesophyll cells provide food for these pods. Only the inside of a hemp leaf has mesophyll cells. Because chlorophyll is found in the leaf, all hemp products (wide spectrum or not) must deal with it. If your product isn’t broad spectrum and has an overpowering earthy flavor, there’s a strong probability it contains chlorophyll.

The chlorophyll inside the leaf is fed by mesophyll cells on the leaf’s inside. Chlorophyll absorbs the sun’s energy and transfers it to the plant. The sunshine is then broken down into nutrients, distributed to regions that require vitamin supplementation. Plants put oxygen back into the air for humans to absorb, thanks to chlorophyll!

A plant’s chlorophyll content may be determined simply by glancing at it. Chlorophyll is responsible for your plant’s vibrant green color, much like a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day. As a result, chlorophyll changes the color of everything it comes into contact with.


The necessity of Removing Chlorophyll from CBD Products

Chlorophyll is good for your health. These pigmentation cells have demonstrated the ability to repair DNA damage in cells. Chlorophyll also has anti-inflammatory properties, according to studies. Chlorophyll supplements are now accessible in the health food industry as a result of these realizations. Why would CBD products eliminate chlorophyll again? Simply said, it tastes terrible. This chemical produces a taste that is considerably worse than the olive green color it produces. Whatever you mix chlorophyll with, the earthy fragrance will dominate the other ingredients. This isn’t going to be a pleasant CBD experience!


Process of Removing Wax And Chlorophyll from CBD Products

With chlorophyll and wax, it’s not about you. They do not work for the majority of the items we sell. With that in mind, we’d want to explain how these plant components are distinguished from the phytocannabinoids we preach about. CBD products are made in sterile facilities with top-of-the-line equipment and technology. You must manage the environment to remove plant material from a plant. That way, when the cannabinoids are separated from the wax and chlorophyll, the molecules aren’t lost to the atmosphere. Extraction is the process of isolating all of these components.


How is Extraction Done?

This rationale is used for hemp plants when creating CBD products. Producers put a strain on the plant. In case of the hemp plant, this response causes the plant’s trichomes to rupture. CBD is released and collected when this happens. Wax and chlorophyll, on the other hand, become entangled in the mix. As a result, they must be segregated as well. Hemp wax and chlorophyll may be extracted in two methods. Let’s look at the first of the two, CO2 extraction, which is the more difficult.


Extraction of CO2 from CBD Products

CBD firms like Saha Self-Care use a more scientific extraction method rather than having hemp run a mile. To stress hemp, most firms utilize pressurized carbon dioxide. This method of inducing the trichomes to rupture is non-toxic. On a pink backdrop, there is a dropper of CBD. The temperature of pressurized carbon dioxide is kept below freezing. It freezes everything it comes into touch with, even cannabis plants (and their molecules).

The temperature gradually rises inside the regulated environment. Frozen solid molecules begin to get energized as the temperature rises. This will allow the less dense CBD, cannabinoids, wax, and chlorophyll to attach to the compressed CO2’s heavier carbon molecules. The carbon is eventually filtered away. A slew of hemp components follows in its aftermath. The plant material is then meticulously separated.


Chlorophyll and Cannabis Ethanol Extraction


This is a much simpler & quicker method of removing undesirable components from hemp products. Hemp trichomes will rupture due to the harsh fumes of alcohol. Phytochemicals become stuck in the environment as a result of this. The ethanol is then filtered out of the product. There is a chance that ethanol residue will persist.

Companies that utilize butane should be avoided. This is a potentially harmful chemical. Check the label to ensure that no hexane was used. Hexane is a chemically synthesized solvent. As a result, the total strength of your CBD products may be affected. We ensure that plant debris such as wax and chlorophyll are removed at Saha Self-Care. We carefully isolate the THC to ensure that it does not enter our recipe. Scientific tests have revealed that our products contain no detectable amounts of THC. 

Finally, broad-spectrum hemp oil is available, which is high in phytocannabinoids but lacks the flavor of chlorophyll, the consistency of plant wax, and the hallucinogenic effects of THC. Have more questions regarding the removal of wax and chlorophyll from CBD products? Please contact us as soon as possible; our customer service staff is standing by to assist you!

About the Writer

Kehlia D.

Kehlia is a freelance writer with degrees in Chemistry, Plant Science and Agricultural Technology and focusing on cannabinoid science. Her studies and research have taken her to three continents and she is currently digital nomading in Israel while studying the CBD industry based there.

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