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Organic CBD Oil: Processed Naturally Thru Lipid Infusion

CBD Oil Lipid Infusion by Sunsoil

Sunsoil is on a mission to create affordable access to the best CBD products. This mission guides every choice they make, from their organic farming methods to their simple, efficient lipid infusion process.

The team uses lipid infusion because its simplicity preserves the purity and integrity of plants. Lipids are naturally occurring molecules that form a group of compounds (fatty acids) and are insoluble in water.

Common substances like coconut oil and olive oil are considered lipids. Lipid infusion is a straightforward, toxin-free process that uses heat and pressure to capture the full spectrum of USDA certified organic hemp plants and their cannabinoids, terpenes and additional phytocompounds.

Lipid infusion enables them to make high-quality, whole-plant hemp extract that is minimally processed and efficient – two qualities that help feed the core of Sunsoil's mission.

Using the Whole Plant

Lipid infusion is the best method for maintaining the integrity of the whole plant. Just as unprocessed whole foods have holistic nutritional benefits, whole hemp plants provide a similar value when compared to their isolated molecules. Hemp plants are rich in cannabinoids and terpenes, naturally occurring phytocompounds that they aim to preserve in their extraction (infusion) process.

Sunsoil's process preserves the plant's full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes in their natural ratios. Lipid infusion is an efficient and natural way to ensure that the full range of these naturally occurring compounds makes it into their finished products.

Lipid Infusion vs. CO2 Extraction

CO2 is the most prevalently used process for extracting CBD, as the technology was already scaled for the marijuana industry. CO2 extraction is a multi-step process that uses compressed carbon dioxide to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp. Some CO2 processes break apart the plant's different constituents, cannabinoids and terpenes, then reconstitute them. In most cases, this reconstituted extract is added to a lipid carrier oil.

Alternatively, Sunsoil uses organic coconut oil (a lipid) to do the infusion. The dried organic hemp plants are soaked in organic coconut or MCT oil at the beginning of the infusion process, then heat and pressure are added to help extract all the plant's compounds in their naturally occurring ratios. This creates a whole-plant coconut oil infusion that preserves the plant's cannabinoids and terpenes in a simple, raw, distilled form that's easy for the human body to absorb.

Sunsoil does not use any harsh solvents or elaborate equipment, and the whole process takes place in a USDA-certified organic processing facility. The plant's cannabinoids and terpenes are never tampered with or altered, so the whole plant's constituents are left intact.

Lipid Infusion vs. Solvent Extraction

Solvent extraction is another method for producing hemp concentrates. With solvent extraction, chemicals such as ethanol, butane or propane are pressurized and run through the plant material to strip it of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. The resulting concentrate can then be infused into oil or be refined into an isolate powder.

Solvent extraction is generally more efficient and less expensive than CO2 extraction, but the chemicals used can potentially pull waxes from the plants and leave behind trace contaminants. Like CO2 extraction, it also requires substantial secondary processing to create a usable extract that's ready to be formulated. Sunsoil believes in simple, natural products. This is why you'll find fewer ingredients on Sunsoil's ingredient panel.

Why Sunsoil Uses Lipid Infusion

Lipid infusion uses organic fatty acids to absorb and encapsulate compounds, capturing and preserving the hemp plant's qualities without requiring any alcohol, harsh solvents or CO2. Lipids have also been shown to promote the absorption of cannabinoids that are taken orally, significantly increasing bioavailability.

The single-step process of lipid infusion allows Sunsoil to create a full-spectrum, organic whole-plant extract that doesn't require any additional manipulation to be instilled into a separate carrier oil. Instead, the essence of the entire plant is directly infused into the oil from the beginning.

Because lipid infusion encompasses multiple stages (extraction from the plant, infusion to the carrier oil, decarboxylation) at the same time, it creates a versatile, organic, two-ingredient product that's immediately ready to formulate.

Sunsoil's Process

Sunsoil's Vermon Farms

From seed to shelf, Sunsoil's process is simple, efficient and vertically integrated. From planting to extraction to the formulation, they take a hands-on approach every step of the way.

Sunsoil's process begins with breeding their own seeds and starting them in warmed greenhouses in the spring. Each seedling is then hand-planted in organic, nutrient-rich Vermont soil. After 100 days of being tended in the field, each plant is harvested by hand at its peak ripeness and hung to dry in barns built with untreated wood (with heat and ample airflow).

Finally, the dried organic hemp is added to large pressure cookers along with a measured amount of organic coconut or MCT oil. Heat and pressure work together to infuse the plants' cannabinoids and terpenes into the oil, thus creating a full-spectrum CBD Oil.

Sunsoil's CBD oil is tested in its two-ingredient form and twice again after it's mixed with ingredients like organic peppermint oil and formulated into their finished products.

The simplicity of this approach makes for a better extract in every way – from quality to efficiency to price point.

As Nature Intended

Sunsoil is committed to using only the simplest and purest ingredients and processes to make their full-spectrum organic hemp extract. The sun, seeds, and soil work as nature intended and the team uses the cleanest, most efficient means possible to bring a high-quality product to Sunsoil's consumers.

Sunsoil recognizes cost can be a prohibitive barrier to people accessing whole-plant CBD oil. Lipid infusion allows us to offer quality CBD products at one of the lowest prices per milligram among leading CBD manufacturers. This makes lipid infusion the natural choice for pursuing Sunsoil's mission of doing the most good for the most people. Accessibility and quality are at the core of this mission. Lipid infusion enables Sunsoil to live up to both.


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