“In seeking wisdom, thou art wise. In imagining thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.” – Rabbi Ben Azai
The dedicated team at RE Botanicals, guided by Nutiva Founder John Roulac, is producing one of highest quality Hemp extracts in the recently revitalized United States hemp industry.
Re Botanicals is committed to a model of agriculture which is regenerative by design.
This begins with hemp farming practices adhering to USDA Certified Organic Standards. Standards which are based upon the following five precepts. 1. No chemical pesticides. 2. No chemical herbicides. 3. No chemical fungicides. 4. No sewer sludge. 5. No GMO’s.
Regenerative agriculture is a commitment to the building and maintenance of microbially diverse, biologically active, nutrient rich soil. Plants grown in healthy soils are better suited to grow healthy humans. Healthy humans are better suited to build healthy communities. Healthy communities are more resilient in the face of economic and ecological adversity.
Once the hemp is harvested it is processed using Organic Alcohol Extraction. The goal of this extraction method is to gently remove the inactive and bioactive constituents of the base plant to preserve the integrity of the whole plant.
Whole plant extracts convey a synergistic character commonly referred to as the “entourage effect”.
The principle of entourage can be understood by contemplating a simple chemical reaction. Take a cup of vinegar and a spoonful of baking soda. Alone they have specific, identifying characteristics. Together they create a powerful reaction, which has unique characteristics different from either individual ingredient.
Another analogy which I owe to cannabinoid breast cancer researcher and biochemist Dr. Christina SanchezYou love the violin. It’s a beautiful instrument when played by a soloist. Now bring together an entire orchestra. That’s the entourage effect.
The origin of the word synergy is derived from the Greek words sun (meaning work) and ergos (meaning together). Synergy is literally “working together.”
The modern concept of synergy is exemplified in traditional herbalism and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). According to botanical medicine expert and Naturopathic Dr. Eric Yarnell, there are “Several types of synergistic interactions… including apparently inactive constituents enhancing the effects of apparently active constituents within and between herbal medicines, various herbal compounds altering the absorption of others, reduction in toxicity of some herbal constituents by others, and direct synergistic therapeutic effects when active constituents are combined within and between many medicinal herbs.” (1)
“it should be kept in mind that it is a great challenge to find single-component new-entity drugs from these (herbal) medicines because the efficacy of most natural medicines lies in the synergy of diverse components rather than a single compound (2)
According to Dr. Hector Lopez MD, CSCS, “Full-spectrum agricultural hemp extracts, rich in CBD, provide a wide range of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and supportive bioactive constituents…” (3)