What Is ReAction®?
ReAction® is beyond CBD. ReAction® is a full spectrum extract, which means our products utilize every part of the hemp plant – nothing is left behind. ReAction® products are derived from hemp that is grown under the guidance of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. This Program was made Federally legal by the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. ReAction® works exclusively with a NCIHPP Licensed Hemp Cultivator and Processor who is the only company that is ISO 9001 and certified in both. In simple terms, being ISO 9001 Certified is recognized as the ideal way for an organization to prove they take delivering a quality service seriously. In addition, ReAction® is made in an ISO 17025 Lab and Manufacturing facility. Every ReAction® product undergoes rigorous testing throughout every step of the process by a third party, state certified lab to guarantee quality, purity, safety and potency – ensuring all products meet or exceed regulatory requirements. ReAction® owns and controls every step of the process – from the hemp farms where the product is grown, to the processing, production and packaging – and it’s all right here in the U.S. We’re 100% committed to the highest quality, full spectrum extract product on the market today.
Why Full Spectrum vs. Distillates or Isolates?
The Entourage Effect
ReAction is a True Full-Spectrum Crude
“True” Full Spectrum also known as “Whole Plant” is everything out of the hemp plant including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, amino acids and fatty acids. Scientist believe there are over 120 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. With a “true” full spectrum product, you have the advantage of something called the “entourage effect.” This is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy, something that broad spectrum and isolate products will lack. Using a Broad Spectrum, these products have often gone through additional processing to try to isolate and remove as much THC as possible while trying to maintain the other cannabinoids and terpenes. Using a broad spectrum, you will not get the “entourage effect” and will receive only some of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. Products labeled as isolates will generally be highlighted as being 99+% “pure CBD.” Usually, these products will have nothing but CBD in them because the CBD has literally been isolated from everything else. When using Isolate CBD, you are getting only one of the cannabis plants molecules.
The Cryosonic™ Extraction Process
To understand extraction, initially two terms must
be understood… Hydrophilic means that a molecule
or substance is attracted to water, rather than repels
it. ... Hydrophobic means a molecule tends to repel
or fail to mix with water. Cannabinoids are hydrophobic due
to their oily base, and as we all well know, oil and water do
not mix. With that said, extraction is typically
performed using a solvent so the molecules can be
placed in suspension in the solvent as part of the
extraction process. Examples of these solvents would
be butane, carbon dioxide, and ethel alcohol. There
are many ways to extract, but to extract in volume it
generally boils down to only two methods…supercritical
CO2 or ethanol.The differences between extraction using
carbon dioxide and ethanol involve polarity, bio-availability
and ester formation.
Carbon dioxide is a liquid gas that only extracts the non-polar chemicals of a plant. Carbon Dioxide also extracts heavy metals and pesticides from the plant biomass and concentrates their volume in the final extracted product. Hemp is an “accumulator plant,” which means as it grows it removes and absorbs nutrients and any contaminates that are in the soil where they are grown. This would include heavy metals like arsenic, boron, cadmium, including pesticides. Caution is the operative word for this type of extraction. The use of carbon dioxide results in a very limited extraction of the plant. Since the extracts of carbon dioxide are non-polar; carbon dioxide extracts are not water-soluble. This plays a vital role in bio-availability. Since our bodies are 70% water, oils must be digested by different acids and enzymes to become active. During this digestion process, the active ingredients of the oils are degraded.
Alcohol (Ethanol) is a solvent that is made as a result of plant fermentation and is a by-product of plants themselves. It is a solvent made “by the plants for the plants”. Alcohol is also the only solvent that maintains the original chemical ratios contained in the plant. This is due to alcohol extracting both water soluble and oil soluble components. The CryoSonic™ Extraction Process uses pure ethanol (similar to the 200 proof alcohol that is sold in liquor stores) and sub-zero temperatures combined with Ultrasonic sound waves to extract all the compounds found in the plant…. exactly as they exist in the plant. All 120+ cannabinoids, amino acids, proteins, terpenes, etc. are extracted and maintained in their original form for maximum therapeutic effect.
Since alcohol is both non-polar and polar, it can dissolve a much wider range of molecules, that includes almost all of the plants medicinal oils, polysaccharides, carboxylic acids and other beneficial chemicals. In other words, alcohol dissolves both water and oil soluble chemicals found in the plant while carbon dioxide can only dissolve the oil soluble chemicals. In terms of keeping the plant whole and together, alcohol is the only solvent for the job.
Cryosonic® Extraction Using Nanotechnology
The Cryosonic® extraction process, in part, uses highly specialized equipment
incorporating ultrasonic electric generators used to power titanium reactor transducers.
Piezoelectric crystals convert the electrical signal into a mechanical sonic vibration
which is preserved, amplified and transferred to the hemp biomass during the extraction
process. The alternating ultrasonic pressure forms microscopic vacuum bubbles in the
mixture causing a reaction known as “cavitation.” This creates an immense amount of
energy in the cavitation field, disrupting the biomass at a molecular level which causes
the cell walls of the biomass to collapse and release all the compounds (cannabinoids,
lipids, proteins, etc.) contained in the plant.
During the extraction process, hemp biomass,
maintained in a cryogenic state is broken
up at a molecular level via sonication and all
components in the plants are emulsified
into a solution. In doing so, these tiny particles
of matter, measured at 100nm or less, are
afforded enhanced bioavailability and absorb
easier because of their small size.
Ultimately, research has shown nanosized
particles obtain absorption rates as high as
100 percent. With nanosized cannabinoids, when the consumer takes a 20mg dose,
they can absorb the entire dose. This increased bioavailability results in achieving the
same results using a much smaller dose when compared to doses delivered by other
conventional methods. “In other words… you get more bang for your buck” and because
nano particles are more easily absorbed, the consumer experiences faster onset than