Did You Know Pachamama is the Only CBD Brand Using Single-Origin Hemp and an Air Extraction Method?
If you want to get the most nutrients out of your veggies, it doesn’t make sense to pan-fry them. Instead, you steam them. This is because exposing your vegetables to a high temperature for too long damages the integrity of the healthy nutrients you’re seeking. However, a gentle steaming releases extra nutrients from the vegetables that were unattainable in their raw form. Now, if you’re eating vegetables to get every ounce of nutrition that you can from them, why wouldn’t you do the same with your CBD oil?
Extracting CBD from hemp can be thought of in the same way as releasing nutrients from veggies. Hemp should only be gently exposed to heat in order to preserve the integrity of its nutrients. If it’s overexposed to heat, the integrity of the precious nutrients could get completely depleted, leaving you with a lackluster product that will not provide the benefits that you’re seeking. That’s why it’s so important to make sure every step of the extraction process is handled with care.
CAN YOU GET CBD WITHOUT HEAT EXPOSURE?
No. Just like with veggies, exposing hemp to heat is necessary to release all of its beneficial compounds. This is because the hemp plant doesn’t produce CBD right off the bat. Instead, it produces a compound called CBGA, which is known as the “Mother Cannabinoid.” As a hemp plant matures, CBGA transforms into a multitude of cannabinoid acids like CBDA or THCA. But these acid precursors are not able to be absorbed by the body until they are activated by heat.
The process of using heat to release or ‘activate’ its beneficial compounds is known as decarboxylation. The conventional way to perform decarboxylation is by exposing hemp to high temperatures of heat (≥212℉) for anywhere between 45 minutes and 2 hours, while also using chemical solvents like butane, propane, ethanol or hexane. During this process, cannabinoids become activated, making them bioavailable and ready for your body to use, which is essentially what decarboxylation means and why it’s a crucial step in CBD extraction. It also separates cannabinoids from the rest of the hemp plant material.
However, overexposure to heat and chemicals can easily damage the integrity of beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant such as cannabinoids and terpenes. That’s why we sought out to find a better way to do things. While other extraction methods use solvents and long exposure of heat, we use a precise stream of air and gentle heat to perform our decarboxylation and CBD extraction.
Incomparable To Any Other Extraction Methods Used Today
After hundreds of hours spent meticulously perfecting our craft, we found a clean and efficient way to create CBD products that work. In a single, integrated step, we extract, activate and refine our single-origin hemp to produce a potent, full spectrum extract high in terpenes. We start by feeding our hemp into a heated air stream where cannabinoids and terpenes get instantly evaporated from the plant material. Then, the undesired plant material is separated from the air stream while cannabinoids and terpenes are evaporated and condensed into a highly-effective, bioavailable extract.
With conventional methods of decarboxylation taking anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours at high temperatures, this long exposure to heat and chemicals not only damages the integrity of the cannabinoids and terpenes, but it also releases excess amounts of chlorophyll from the plant material. This can give a final CBD product low cannabinoid and terpene levels and a foul odor and bitter flavor. On the other hand, the gentle air extraction method that we use accomplishes decarboxylation in 2 seconds. Producing higher potency extracts with superior terpene content. All while preserving the integrity of our single-origin hemp compounds.
Now that you have a good understanding of all the reasons that we use a proprietary air extraction method to extract the CBD in our tinctures, click here to learn about all the other steps we take to ensure we’re effectively and efficiently crafting our products.
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