ReAction® is made using Full Spectrum Extract (FSE) derived from Hemp 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. This bill allows licensed Farmers to grow specialized cannabis genetics (Hemp) that are CBD rich but must contain THC levels under .3% (that's less than 3/10 tenths of 1%). THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis that gives users the feeling of being "high". Typical cannabis grown for "medical purposes" could have THC contents as high as 10-25%. CBD is the non-psychoactive, analgesic compound that is just one of the more than 120 cannabinoids, proteins, amino acids, terpenes, etc. that are found in the Hemp plant.
ReAction® works exclusively with a NCIHPP Licensed Hemp Cultivator and Processor who is the only Company that is ISO 9001 certified in both. This Quality Management System (QMS) certifies that ReAction® Products are able to meet certain prescribed standards and demonstrates the ability to consistently provide high quality products that meet Regulatory and Customer requirements.
Cannabinoids work better synergistically, rather than individually. This interactive synergy between cannabis compounds has been coined the "entourage effect," and once you know what this is, you'll see why medicines containing only THC or CBD aren't always sufficient for many medical conditions. The diverse chemical availability in whole plant medicines is remarkable in its own right, but research looking into how cannibinoids and terpenoids work together adds another level of intrigue. Cannabis compounds influence each others's mechanisms. We aren't just talking about the well-known THC-CBD tag team here - even small amounts of terpenes (fragrant oils that give cannabis its smell), amino acids, and proteins make the difference. Scientists believe there are over 120 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. When consumers buy products that are refined from industrial hemp, we always recommend purchasing a TRUE "Full Spectrum" Extract. Full spectrum means that ALL of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, amino acids, proteins . . . basically everything found in a plant. . . have been extracted and used in the Full Spectrum Extract Products.When a consumer ingests Full Spectrum Extract Products, many scientists believe that it takes advantage of the "Entourage Effect". This effect means that all cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and other plant compounds are working in concert with one another to maximize their therapeutic benefits.
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
"This plays a vital role in bio-availability."
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.
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 usually expected.