We have found that lab procedures are not consistent throughout the country and, as a result, the lab reports and results are not consistent. Due to these inconsistencies, we felt the need to build our own State-of-the-Art laboratory with standardized and consistent procedures and practices, so we will be able to consistently provide accurate lab results.
Most testing looks at one cannabinoid, not the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes that create the entourage effect. Also, in laboratories there can be a dilution rate as a result of lab procedures.
With Hemp Cannabinoid blends, all essential oils and plant-based products will vary per batch. Plants are not going to produce the exact same result year after year so there will be a -/+ for every batch.
We are poised to take advantage of new nanogram testing technology as it applies to the market of products containing Hemp Cannabinoid blends.
From our experience, the focus on quality and/or standards has been absent within the hemp industry. More recently there has been a unified push by regulators, trade organizations, producers and consumers to create a cohesive universal set of compliance standards that are clear, measurable and enforceable. These standards will apply to Hemp Cannabinoid derived products that are sold as finished products or in raw-material form, and for all uses (ingestible, topical, and so on).
Inherent to our approach to build a strong foundation are the following advantages:
As more industrialized nations across the globe adopt a favorable stance toward Hemp based products, prospects for well-run, customer focused, and innovative company is great.
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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.