Organic growing practices matter more in hemp than in many other plants. Of course there’s all of the regular reasons organic products are a good choice, but hemp is a powerful phytoremediator, which means it absorbs contaminants from the soil. CBD products must be derived from organically grown plants to avoid ingesting toxic pesticides and fertilizers.
Whole plant means capturing all of the beneficial constituents found throughout the plant, such as bioflavonoids, terpenes, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytonutrients. Many CBD products on the market are super-refined isolates; where select cannabinoids have been isolated, the exact opposite of whole plant.
Full Spectrum products have been through a specific process of extraction designed to provide the most complete cannabinoid profile possible. This is crucial to obtaining the ‘entourage effect,’ the unique teamwork that occurs when cannabinoids and other plant components work together synergistically to amplify benefits. Isolate products are found to diminish in effectiveness with ongoing use, while the effectiveness of full-spectrum products rises.
Proper Processing is critical for a safe and effective product. There are many ways to extract CBD and other cannabinoids from hemp. We use only certified organic cane alcohol as our extraction solvent for many reasons. Ethanol, the type of alcohol in cane alcohol, has been safely used to concentrate plant medicine for over 4000 years. It extracts a broader range of plant components than more commonly used solvents like hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide, resulting in a more effective whole plant entourage effect. Avoid products extracted with toxic solvents like isopropyl alcohol, which is not intended for human consumption (cane alcohol is the alcohol in rum, while isopropyl is used to make industrial and household cleaners).
Delivery Methods: Siskiyou Sungrown offers multiple CBD delivery methods designed to optimize the efficacy of our wellness products. Our capsules offer a standardized dosage for consistency and ease of use. For those who prefer to customize their dosage, our tinctures contain graduated droppers for precise measurement. The tinctures have the added benefit of faster onset, when compared with capsules. For those who need the fastest onset possible, our distillate can be vaporized for immediate effect. Last but not least, our topicals absorb readily through the skin, and offer choices of rollerball application or traditional salve.