At INDIGO 8, we are keen to showcase the superior quality of golden CBD Oil through the unique manufacturing process. In the CBD oil market, we will mainly find 2 kind of oils, golden oil and dark oil.
Golden CBD oil
One of the main differences between the 2 types of oils is the extraction process. Golden oils are extracted via supercritical CO2 extraction while dark oils are extracted with crude methods. In addition, golden oils use specific filtration to separate the plant material, lipids, waxes, chlorophylls, important compounds, thus giving it its light and golden color.
In order to maximize the potency of golden CBD oils, they must first undergo a process of decarboxylation: a carbon dioxide molecule is removed from an organic molecule carrying a carbonyl group transforming inactive CBD into active CBD. Decarboxylation involves heating cannabis for a period of time until the compounds are fully activated for optimum efficiency.
Only golden and filtered oils, thanks to constant levels of purity, offer homogeneity in terms of CBD content from bottle to bottle. In addition, golden oils contain all of the essential cannabinoids retaining the virtues of the plant, which improves the effectiveness of CBD through the entourage effect.
Black or dark CBD oil
Dark CBD oils are extracted and then infused with a vegetable oil. Dark oil is filtered through physical filters, so there are still some impurities left, but mostly there may be some THC content. With this type of manufacturing, it is virtually impossible to guarantee flawless quality. The material in black oils that is not removed during filtration actually detracts from the potential of CBD, which can cause nausea and other side effects in some users.
Black oil varies a lot in terms of cannabinoid concentration and is more difficult to regulate precisely. This is due to the varying texture of the substance, and interference created by chemicals and preservatives that have not been removed by filtration.
Regarding THC, it can be found up to 0.2% in dark oils while golden oils guarantee a concentration below 0.005%. This is a real difference for all consumers who seek to avoid any presence of psychoactive compounds.
When you consume a product every day or even several times a day, it is nicer to smell and taste as tasty as golden oil. Dark CBD oil has a bitter, earthy taste due to the residues of fat and chlorophyll.
Golden oils, although more expensive, offer greater health potential than dark oils thanks to their very high quality of purity and the synergistic effect of the various natural compounds in hemp.