Supercritical Extraction Process
by New Chapter
- A Breakthrough in Herbal Therapeutics
By New Chapter
assume that herbal extracts are pretty much the same. Nothing could be
further from the truth. We offer the finest herbal therapeutics
available, thanks in large part to our Supercritical Extraction
process – the cleanest, purest way to extract the plant.
The Supercritical Extraction process delivers a
superior extract that is highly concentrated. We start with the best
herbs, many of them organically grown, and then use this state of the
art process to produce a super-potent extract. In fact, we reduce as
much as 250 pounds of fresh herb 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.
Most other 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
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
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
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.
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For Inquiring Minds, the following New Chapter article provides a more
scientific, in-depth description of how the Supercritical Extraction