Some techniques for extracting Hemp use high heat and/or toxic solvents which are dangerous, unsustainable and don’t extract the full complement of nutrients from the plant. Even worse, they cannot always be fully separated from the end product, which is contaminated with impurities.
SuperCritical Fluid extraction is a safe, sustainable and a superior method. Using state of the art equipment we take harmless Carbon Dioxide (C02) and compress it to upwards of 10,000psi (300 times greater than car tire pressure).
At these extremes C02 becomes ‘supercritical’ where it possesses the properties of both a liquid and a gas at the same time. It is also very cold so it does not harm any heat-sensitive nutrients like enzymes or vitamins.
This supercritical fluid is an exceptional non-toxic solvent. When added to our nutrient rich Hemp it fully liberates the entire treasure of phytonutrients hidden within. The C02 and water process is then released and recycled leaving a highly concentrated, totally pure extract that is more easily digested and assimilated.
Sunshine Global’s Health cold CO2 extraction and Retrax™ water process method is better at extracting the full spectrum of nutrients. The Alcohol extraction used by others requires the Hemp/Alcohol mixture to be boiled for extended periods. The heat can damage sensitive Cannabinoids and Terpenes and can also cause many oils to be evaporated out of the mixture. As a result, you end up with an oil that may have been damaged and may be lacking some components required for proper synergy.