High temperature/High Pressure
The big trend now is cooked or low temperature processed. Some companies offer not only offer regular CBD but also have raw CBD. So many people are confused over if they need cbd that was from high pressure and high heat that gets nearly all the constituents out and some people want raw that doesn't get most of the constituents out but doesn't denature them. The middle of the road to get the maximum constituents but minimal denaturing is low pressure. I had a hard time with this as a raw foodist and wanted everything 100% raw. I still use my favorite raw CBD brand but use it when I prefer raw.
Note: Partial VS Complete Constituent oils
Each have their own advantages and disadvantages. The high pressure and heat draw out more of the constituents and and create more dynamic constituent profile but low heat and pressure don't get as many constituents but the main ones are more intact and less damaged from excess heat.
For most of the expensive cbd oils, companies have to decide weather to waste 25 to 30% of the fats in the hemp they are processing or damage some of the therapeutic value of it. There is nothing wrong with overprocessing that damages the therapeutic constituents as long as these oils are sold to those using it for non therapeutic purposes only. So, before I use a CBD oil, I want to know how complete the constituent profile. I prefer to sacrifice even double the constituent profile for more intact constituents at lower heat.
Note: when looking for strength or "potency" of an oil, knowing if has a "complete" extraction or a partial constituent extraction is what I first look out. If the company can give me the analysis of constituent breakdown IN WRITING of how much of this or that percentage of constituent it has. Many brands will have more of one constituent but less of another. Certain CBD oils have more value when they have more of the constituent I want. If the oil has been fractioned and parts of it processed that can also be good for some people. This can make the CBD stronger but the constituent count less.
Note: along with high pressure and high heat some companies use toxic solvents which are cheaper to process CBD but denature the constituents in the hemp plants. Also, they may get a lot of constituents but the product now has lots of denatured constituents.
Note: CBD from super critical CO2 is fine but the CBD I look for must be done at a certain pressure. Just like some juices at the health food store are high pressure pasteurized (HPP), they still say it's raw but not in my book. Most CBD is processed around 10,0000 psi. The higher the psi the more constituents it can extract. Lower pressure vs higher pressure is a decision someone needs to make before knowing which brand to choose.
Note: if a cbd oil dealer says low pressure extracted, ask them what pressure they use. Just like high pressure juice extracting (unlike the Norwalk), too high of a pressure denatures the oils just like juice.
This damages the therapeutic qualities of the CBD, for their profit and the consumers expense. NOTE: It is not just the temperature of making CBD, its also what temperature they store them at.
The best practices are to store oils at about 65 degrees in a totally dark room. If someone is storing oils for years, it costs lots of money to keep a room at 65 degrees, especially in summer.
The voltage of the oils drop as the temperature gets higher. If an oil has been sitting out several years before it gets sold, you can also test the energy of the oil by using a laser. The tingling sensation I get from a freshly distilled oil is no where near the low intensity of a bunk oil. See my voltage page.
There are only a few companies I know of that extract their CBD the way I want them to and store them in cold rooms. With CBD oils like this, you don't need a salesperson telling you how good their oils are, you know once you get them when you compare it with stuff you already have.
On a side note, Watch out for Irradiation!!
A few companies can get away with irradiating because irradiation is generally a new technology standard for herbs and spices. In many States not the raw herbal material needs to be irradiated before going off to the processors. If the end product is not irradiated (the CBD) then there is absolutely no necessary labeling or guidelines for letting consumers know something has been treated this way. I have a problem with irradiation because of what it induces in the Living plant structure on a molecular level. This effectively destroys the bio-coherency potential and biophotonic healing effects of the herbs. If someone thinks this is just woo woo superstition I can gladly show you hard scientific data to back this up. The intelligence of the way herb or CBD oil products work in the body has very much to do with the energetic principles much like homeopathy. If you live in certain states, I only ship by UPS and not the USPS as I don't want them to irradiate the mail. Before ordering CBD make sure you are not in one of these states that mandatory by law irradiates the mail in certain zip codes.