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What is Organic Rosemary antioxidant CO2 extract ?

Rosemary Antioxidant Extract (24% Diterpene Phenols) Organic:  The product has antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties; for retarding oxidation in fatty oils, carotenoids, and essential oils. 

Supercritical CO2 Extraction:  This method of extraction separates bio-active substances such as antioxidants, natural flavors, and essential oils from plant matter.  Carbon Dioxide, the gas that gives all the sparkle to sparkling drinks, is a GRAS-approved solvent for lipophilic molecules.  The high pressure process works without the stress of high temperatures and under the exclusion of oxygen which preserves valuable plant ingredients.  CO2 acts like a gas at standard temperature and pressure or as a solid (dry ice) when frozen.  If the temperature and pressure are both increased to be at or above the critical point for CO2, the CO2 adopts properties between a gas and a liquid – it expands to fill a container like a gas, but has the density of a liquid.  The CO2 extraction process is non-toxic and non-flammable.  The CO2 simply evaporates off into the air after extraction – or can be recycled by condensation in a cold recovery vessel.