Supercritical Extraction Process Explained
By New Chapter (edited by Golden Needle)
Supercritical Extraction process – the cleanest, purest way to extract the plant.
The Supercritical Extraction process delivers a superior extract that is highly concentrated. In fact, as much as 250 pounds of fresh herb can be reduced to create just 1 pound of extract.
All Of Nature’s Wisdom Inside
With New Chapter Herbal Therapeutics, you get the maximum nutritional, protective benefits of the whole herb, complete with all of nature’s healing wisdom. Most other brands extract using only a tiny part of the herb – an isolated chemical constituent that is missing the full spectrum of nature’s phytonutrients.
Super Pure & Chemical-Free
Our Supercritical Extraction process is a safe and highly effective method that produces an herbal extract of incredible purity. That’s because, in addition to starting with the very best fresh herbs, New Chapter does not use chemical solvents.
Industrial Solvents? Never.
Less high quality brands use harsh industrial solvents like hexane and acetone to extract their herbs. These same chemicals are used to make varnish, paint thinner, nail polish remover, glue and are even used in dry cleaning. Do you really want these residues in your herbal supplements?
How Supercritical (Hexane-Free) Extraction Works
Rather than using a chemical solvent to extract the herb’s nutrients, like a dry cleaner would use chemicals to remove a stain, we use a natural compound: compressed carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s a harmless natural gas found in the air we breathe and absorbed by plants every day to sustain their life. And unlike chemical extraction, our process doesn’t contaminate the herb, the environment or your body.
We then highly compress this natural gas so that it “rushes through” the natural source with incredible force and speed. This gives you an extract that is all-natural, super potent, super pure and full of the precious, vital, life enhancing plant ingredients your body needs.
Summary – Benefits of New Chapter’s Supercritical Extraction process:
For thousands of years, people have relied upon the healing properties of herbal therapeutics.
The quality of an herbal therapeutic depends mainly on three things:
1. The quality of the herb itself
2. How the nutrients are extracted from the herb
3. The synergistic effect of combining herbs, where 1 + 1 is greater than 2
Today, most herbal therapeutics use a harsh chemical extraction process that relies on high heat (which reduces the nutrient quality) and hexane, an industrial solvent also used in dry cleaning, paint thinner, varnish and glue. They do this because it is cheaper, not because it is better.
A great herbal extract starts with great fresh herbs, but doesn’t end there, no more than a fine wine starts and ends with the grape. New Chapter is deeply respectful of both the herb and how it is extracted, so that we can deliver the full spectrum of the plant’s health-giving phytonutrients.
To make many of our herbal therapeutics, we use what scientists call Supercritical Extraction. This chemical-free process yields a superior herbal extract that is highly concentrated, super potent and super pure.
We always extract from the whole herb – not just the part — to deliver the broadest spectrum of the herb’s lipophilic constituents. These constituents are often some of the most precious and necessary plant ingredients.