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Auric Gold offers some of the highest quality medicinal grade cannabis oils you can find in the industry today. We take pride in producing premium therapeutic cannabis extracts crafted with a meticulous attention to detail. At Auric Gold we believe that good health is vital to us all and truly strive to provide medicine that will make a positive difference in our patients’ lives. This is why we exclusively use supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction in the making of our cannabis oils. The process of using CO2 to extract the essential oils from botanicals has been used for many years as a way to reliably and efficiently obtain a consistent and pure end product. Today CO2 extraction is used for many applications, such as fruit and nut extracts, Omega-3 supplements, hop oil extracts used for beer, decaffeinated coffee and cannabis oils.
There are several advantages to utilizing extraction methods with carbon dioxide. The ability to separate out specific compounds with slight variations in pressure or temperature allows us to create custom cannabinoid profiles. Along with its superior selectivity, supercritical CO2 is also a powerful cleaning agent capable of removing gross contamination, particles as small as nanometers in size and hydrocarbon residues. The cleansing capability of CO2 provides users with a pure concentrate that boasts a prolonged shelf life. Carbon dioxide in its supercritical state is used in the botanical supplement industry as a means to eliminate dangerous organochlorine pesticides and metals from agricultural produce. Since extraction with CO2 is a comparably gentle process on the plant material, many unwanted compounds can be removed without the adulteration of the desired components.
One of the chief concerns of cannabis concentrate users is inhaling or ingesting harmful, often petroleum based residual solvents from the extraction process. These hydrocarbon residues are known carcinogens and deserve no place in a medical grade product. In Auric Gold’s CO2 extraction method the only solvent used is medical grade carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a natural chemical produced by all aerobic organisms during the oxidation of fatty acids, carbohydrates and proteins. All land mammals (humans included) inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide during normal respiration. Carbon dioxide can be found all over the Earth and due to its solubility in water, it even exists naturally in rivers, lakes and seawater. Photosynthetic organisms use energy from light to convert CO2 and water into carbohydrates. It is also FDA approved for use in human consumption products, most commonly with carbon dioxide being used as a food additive in carbonated beverages.
With laboratory grade supercritical CO2 extraction equipment, Auric Gold produces completely solvent free cannabis oils. Our machine first pressurizes and cools the CO2 into a liquid, once a liquid gentle heat is applied. This increase in pressure and temperature puts the CO2 into a supercritical state where it has the properties of both a liquid and a gas. Supercritical CO2 can move through materials like a gas and dissolve solids much like a liquid. After reaching the supercritical state, the CO2 is run through the plant material extracting the medicinal essential oils. When the extraction is complete, the pressure is lowered and all residual CO2 is converted back to a gas where it evaporates into the atmosphere. The same process occurs when a soda can is opened and left out to go flat.
As explained above, CO2 extraction employs significantly less heat than other extraction processes and there is no need to vacuum purge the oil to remove the solvent. We are able to eliminate all plant waxes and plant matter with zero post processing, leaving a product that really captures the essence of each cannabis strain. Unfortunately in petroleum based extractions there will always be a residual amount of solvent present in the finished concentrate, even after purging. By using less heat during the extraction procedure we can preserve the natural raw state of the cannabis material to provide a truly well-rounded medicinal product. In addition to producing an all natural pure cannabis oil, CO2 extraction is easier on the environment and more energy efficient than other extraction methods.
High quality medicinal cannabis concentrates that our users can trust has been Auric Gold’s prime goal since its inception. Extraction with supercritical carbon dioxide consistently creates top of the line clean extracts without the need for dangerous and flammable petroleum derived chemicals. It is no wonder why CO2 extraction has been the industry standard for years in pharmaceutical and food production. With the relatively low temperatures used during processing and carbon dioxide’s versatility in selectively extracting compounds, Auric Gold is able to offer raw cannabis concentrates which possess unique and medicinally beneficial cannabinoid profiles. All of our cannabis oils are genuinely solvent free, laboratory tested and contain no trace toxins. Try some of Auric Gold’s concentrates today to experience the distinctly refreshing physical and mental effects!
Auric Gold Team