CO2 extracts, also known as supercritical CO2 extracts, are extremely pure plant extracts produced from a relatively new and highly efficient extraction process. CO2 is a unique solvent because it has the ability to change its solvency power simply by adjusting the temperature and pressure of the CO2 during the extraction. One of the most effective ways of reducing cannabis to its essential compounds relies on botanical extractors and carbon dioxide.
CO2 extracts or “amber or honey oil” can be vaporized in a variety of ways with one of the most popular methods being portable vaporizer pens. CO2 is nontoxic and is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA for use in food products. With CO2 as a solvent for oil extraction, no toxins, heavy metals or hydrocarbon materials come in contact with the extracted oil. CO2 is solvent free, non-flammable, inexpensive and environmentally friendly too.