As ambassadors of this plant with a profound respect for its power and potential, we take its sourcing very seriously: its origin, the soil it’s planted in, how it’s cared for and how it’s processed afterwards. It matters. A lot. Because at the heart of it, these factors influence purity, concentration, land health and ultimately, your health. So we sought out the very best, traveling to hemp fields across the country, eating at farmers’ kitchen tables, and inspecting extraction facilities in order to find it.
One very special farm met our uncompromising standards. Family owned, multi-generational, good people. Their depth of knowledge (agronomy and botany) and dedication to soil health, organic quality and sustainability were second to none — they were exactly the partner we had been searching for.
But the story doesn’t end there. Our commitment to ingredient quality begins with seed and soil and carries all the way through to our extraction process.
We use proprietary plant genetics of industrial hemp — which have multiple patents pending for groundbreaking breeding techniques — all made possible and substantiated by advanced genomic mapping.
Our uniquely feminized hemp seed genetics are optimized for a high concentration of CBD (cannabidiol), as well as minor concentrations of other cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBG, CBN and CBC. The whole hemp flower, like the one we use to create our broad-spectrum extract, also has various percentages of many therapeutic compounds like terpenes, flavonoids, amino acids, polyphenols, enzymes, aldehydes, ketones, alkamides, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, chlorophylls and vitamins/minerals.
We believe in regenerative agriculture. Unlike hemp grown in greenhouses, biodynamically growing outdoors allows “our girls” (hemp plants) to be fully nurtured by natural sunlight, wind, moonlight and other seasonal biorhythms, creating what we feel is the highest quality and dynamic raw material.
All of our hemp biomass is naturally grown using only organic principles as defined by the United States National Organic Program (NOP). This means no harsh, synthetic additives during the entire process: no pesticides, no insecticides, no herbicides, no petroleum-based chemical fertilizers, no hydrocarbon solvents and no irradiation.
Cannabinoids are natural compounds and molecules of hemp oil that are extracted from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, a well known cannabinoid, is just one of many cannabinoids and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.
We extract and purify our hemp using CO2 supercritical fractionation to remove waxes, chlorophyll, and pollutants. We are not isolating any one specific cannabinoid, but rather, using a full spectrum of cannabinoids in combination with polyphenols, terpenes, sterols and flavonoids to work synergistically, as nature intended.
How hemp oil is extracted from the plant truly matters. We never use ethanol, steam, or hydrocarbon solvents to extract and purify our oil in order to remove unwanted constituents (like waxes and chlorophyll). We’ve chosen to use supercritical CO2 from beginning to end for many reasons:
And just like the farm where we chose to grow our hemp, we selected a best-in-class extraction partner with a shared commitment to uncompromising quality and standards. With over 30 years of experience, they are experts in the supercritical CO2 extraction process and operate a state-of-the-art, licensed, FDA-registered, GMP-certified facility located in Colorado.
It’s these choices — and so many more — that allow us to be your trusted source for plant-based wellness.