The BEST Hemp Extraction Methods

The BEST Hemp Extraction Methods

Hemp might possibly be one of the most sustainable resources on the planet. It generates more pulp per acre than trees, which can be used to make paper, rope, textiles, bioplastics, and biofuels. Its seeds are chalk-full of plant-sourced protein, healthy fats, and fiber, which are brain and heart-healthy nutrients. Hemp oil is used for skin clarification, blemish control, pain relief, and it might even alleviate PMS and Menopause symptoms.* It is a powerful soil cleanser and absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It grows quickly, needs relatively few resources to grow, produces its own pesticides, and doesn’t require herbicide to control weeds.

Extraction Methods

Legal industrial hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. It is grown for its bast fiber and edible seeds. There are two types of fiber in the Cannabis sativa plant. The first are the very long exterior fibers. These are best used for textile production. The second are the shorter, interior fibers used to make paper. To get the fiber, sometimes called the fiber of a hundred uses, there is a very involved process.

First, the plant is harvested using a combine. The cut stalks are left in the field for a couple of weeks to ret. Retting is a process whereby natural bacteria and fungi are cultivated for the purpose of breaking down the pectins that bind the fibers. Retting requires moisture, generally from the daily morning dew or from local bodies of water. As the moisture produces bacteria and fungi on the harvested plant, the fibers are slowly released from the stem. The product of this process is white, easily separated fibers. These fibers are then decorticated.

Decortication machines essentially squeeze and beat the fibers out. It separates the fiber from the core so that it can be softened, combed, and spun into yarn. This yarn can then be used in the production of twine, fabric, carpets, hats, shawls, tapestries, shipping cordage, canvas, sailcloth, and more. Textiles made from hemp are stronger and more absorbent than cotton, and they hold color better. It is also an effective insulator. To make paper, the fibers are made into a pulp.

Hemp seeds are a viable food source for humans as well as in animal feed. They are used in dietary supplements and plant-based protein powders. Just like for textiles, the first step in harvesting the seeds is to cut down the stalks with a combine machine. Once the stalks are cut, they are removed from the field and stored in carefully controlled indoor environments. Once cleaned and dried, the seeds are sorted by size and grading. If used for food, the seeds are finally dehulled by removing the outer shell.

The best hemp oils are extracted from healthy Cannabis sativa plants. Some full Spectrum oils are derived by cold pressing the entire plant, including the flowers, stalks, and roots. This means that they contain all its naturally occurring compounds, including cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenoids, triterpenoids, and more. Each of these compounds offers its own unique health-promoting properties. Others, with a focus on the popular cannabinoid cannabidiol, only press the flowers.

THC is not found in hemp seeds or hemp seed oil. THC Free oils are either extracted from naturally THC-free plant parts or are processed to remove all THC. When a product from the United States in labeled THC free, you can be confident that it has 0% THC.

Origin Matters!

As a consumer, it is your legal right to know the origin of your hemp and have access to a certificate of analysis (COA) from an accredited third party—proof that your hemp product follows USDA requirements and is true to its claims. The QR code found on hemp products is there to direct you to this COA and statement of origin. Industrial hemp is grown and used throughout the world. In the United States, key growing states are California, Oregon, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vermont. All industrial hemp in the United States is grown under strict governmental regulations. However, hemp quality is affected by soil conditions and weather. Cannabis sativa plants love well drained, loamy, pH balanced soil. It also prefers mild climates and higher humidity, with a solid annual rainfall. This makes certain regions of the country more ideal than others.

Our Hemp is From Oregon!

Our hemp is from Oregon, which is ideal for two reasons. First, it is locally sourced from the United States, which means it is better regulated than international varieties. Locally sourced hemp also reduces the carbon footprint of each product. Second, with a mild climate, high humidity, and ideal soil conditions, Oregon is one of the best regions for producing high-quality hemp.

Get the maximum benefits of hemp with one of our locally sourced, safe hemp products!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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