LPLT: A Unique Extraction Method that CBD Deserves

If you’ve looked into CBD oils, you may have noticed companies mentioning which extraction methods they use. Typically, it’s with CO2 or an ethanol solvent.

And if you haven’t yet heard about extraction methods, then this is, probably, the best place to start. 

Low Pressure Low Temperature (LPLT), which we use, is the highest standard of extraction available on the market today and was developed by the globally food-renowned Wageningen University. The LPLT extraction method is so good it’s even patented. In other words, it certainly isn’t the cheapest or easiest method to get ahold of, but we consider integrating LPLT into LAYV’s CBD oils critical and an investment in our consumers’ health. It’s certainly one of LAYV’s proudest testaments when it comes to achieving CBD excellence.

So, let us explain what it is that makes LPLT so great.

The Problem(s) with Most Common Extraction Methods 

Essentially, what we all want is to have the most uncompromising extract in our hands as possible – a product that simply mirrors the beneficial properties that are naturally abundant in the hemp plant. Some extraction methods are better at preserving this natural state, while others have to make significant compromises along the way.

Using CO2 and ethanol solvents results in a more inefficient extraction. Along with the desired compounds, they also capture a large number of undesirable compounds such as waxes and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll gives the CBD oil extracts a bitter taste and waxes leave them with a cloudy, saturated composition. These extracts must go through additional processing steps to remove these unwanted properties.

Another issue these extractions present is that the more waxes found in the original extract, the more difficult it becomes to separate the desired cannabinoids from within the “sticky” oil. It could even be that some of the same steps in the process need to be repeated multiple times.

The central problem is that with every additional processing step, you’re also damaging the beneficial properties of the desirable compounds.

Terpenes, known for their aromatic and therapeutic properties, are another example of desired compounds found in hemp besides cannabinoids like CBD. When using CO2 or ethanol solvents, a significant amount of terpenes are already lost in the first step of the extraction process – and even more in any post-processing step. With CO2 and ethanol solvents, at least 60% of terpenes are estimated to be lost, whereas LPLT retains a terpene composition very similar to that of the original biomass used.

LAYV’s LPLT extraction method retains almost all of the beneficial terpenes found in the original hemp biomass used; CO2 and ethanol solvent retain less than half

So, why use CO2 or ethanol solvents? 

Generally speaking, you could argue that it’s a more practical solution for the producer; they’re easier to integrate and an all-around cheaper option. However, you could also say that it’s the hemp plant – and then the end products – that are “paying the price”, in the end.

LPLT: The Best Alternative on the Market

So, again, the whole idea is to preserve the quality of the hemp as much as possible with as little as possible intervention. 

And what better way to do that than with an extraction that only requires one step?

Our extraction method has a unique ability to draw out the desired compounds in its first – and only – step so that any post-processing becomes entirely unnecessary

From left to right: CO2/ethanol extract without post-processing. CO2/ethanol extract after post-processing and LAYV®’s LPLT. The two CO2/ethanol extracts show clear signs of the presence of chlorophyll and waxes, while the LAYV®’s LPLT extract is clear and golden due to the lack of waxes and chlorophyll.

LAYV’s LPLT delivers a single and final extract containing a higher CBD content (of almost 30%), as well as a higher percentage of other beneficial cannabinoids – and almost half of the undesirable byproducts that follow when using CO2 or ethanol solvents.

LAYV’s LPLT extraction results in a higher CBD content, a higher percentage of other beneficial compounds and almost half of the undesirable compounds compared to CO2 or ethanol solvents.

In a way, you could consider LAYV’s CBD oil, using LPLT’s uniquely clean extraction, as extra virgin CBD oil.

What About the Quality of the Hemp Itself?

So, what good would it be for us to invest in the highest-grade extraction method without the highest grade of quality hemp, in the first place?

If you’re eager to learn more, read here about what exactly makes up the quality of the hemp, the soil and its frequently related issue of heavy metal contamination (find here an analysis of our exact CBD oil contents – psst! – it’s free of heavy metals).

Why LPLT is a Necessary Quality Factor for LAYV

Our “formula” is simple: we want our efforts to make all of your efforts worthwhile.

How we invest in the quality of our products is paramount to us because it’s the only way we can make sure they work. LAYV’s ambition goes further than “just” making good products – we believe in creating a new golden standard for the CBD industry.

And LPLT lets us be “one step” closer to that.

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