Peak Extracts: Handmade Cannabis-InfusedTreats Since 2014
Peak Extracts: Handmade Cannabis-InfusedTreats Since 2014
As cannabis continues to gain heavy traction in the health community, one company has made plenty of waves, Peak Extracts.
Known for their cannabis-infused chocolate bars, Peak Extracts is an Oregon-based company that many in the cannabis community are quite familiar with. Since 2014, they have been providing adult users with custom-tailored edibles.
About Peak Extracts
Peak Extracts was officially established in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. It was started by two ladies, Kate and Katie.
By the time they started the business, Katie had already been a medical patient for nearly ten years and had been making single-strain chocolates to control symptoms of her Crohn’s disease for most of that time.
She discovered that specific strains of cannabis were of great help but others didn’t do much good or had unwanted side effects. Her goal was to be able to control both the dosage and the effects of cannabis administration, in a time where both were commonly left to chance.
This led to Katie pairing with Kate to form Peak Extracts and provide cannabis-infused, strain-controlled chocolates. They also sell a muscle rub (it’s called Rescue Rub) and a variety of cannabis oil.
Peak Extracts Sources
They get their chocolate from a company that specializes in gourmet dark chocolate couverture that’s suitable for making cannabis-infused bars.
Peak Extract mainly use CO2 due to environmental purposes. CO2 is non-flammable and can be composted and reintegrated into the growing soil, unlike other waste materials.
Overall, CO2 gives them their best advantage in order to retain valuable compounds—it’s an extremely versatile solvent that can be used in broad range of temperatures, flow rates and pressures depending on what you’d like to extract.
One of Kate and Katie’s proud moments was when their Rescue Rub helped a Vietnam Veteran alleviate nerve damage in legs that he had been experiencing since coming home from the war.
He used the Rescue Rub before bed and was able to sleep through the night with covers on for the first time since the early 70s.
Peak Extracts Products
Peak Extract mainly have 3 products that they sell. Here is a short review for each of them.
Peak Extracts Chocolate
Their specific-strain, cannabis-infused chocolate bars is what put Peak Extracts on the map.
There are many success stories with how their chocolate bars have helped with endometriosis to insomnia to chemotherapy-induced nausea. Kate and Katie say that they hear about how their chocolate makes a positive impact on people’s quality of life.
Their chocolate bars are made with local, pesticide-free cannabis and gourmet 70 percent dark chocolate couverture.
They are vegan, gluten-free, and rich in antioxidants. And with their proprietary process, they preserve the naturally present terpenes and flavonoids that make each strain unique.
Peak Extracts Chocolate comes in 6 different strains:
1. Bright Sativa – Relaxing, but clear and functional
2. Bright Indica – Relaxing, calming, cozy
3. Heavy Sativa – Energizing, euphoric, very lucid
4. Heavy Indica – Electric, buzzy, intense
5. Hybrid – Mixed effects, doesn’t neatly fit into categories
6. High CBD – Relaxing, calming, less psychoactive
Each chocolate strain comes in a 14-ounce pouch. Peak Extracts chocolate bars are only sold throughout the state of Oregon and is around $25-30.
Peak Extracts Rescue Rub
Another product that has gained notoriety for Peak Extracts is their Rescue Rub.
Rescue Rub is a muscle rub or an all-purpose topical medicine for pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. It does not create any appreciable psychoactive effects when used under normal conditions.
Rescue Rub was developed by Katie, who is a licensed Chinese Herbalist. It is made by combining CO2 extracted essential oils of several Chinese herbs. (These herbs have been used to treat pain for thousands of years.)
Rescue Rub is based in hypoallergenic coconut, shea and jojoba oils, all high in antioxidants. No artificial scents or preservatives are used.
This muscle rub can be applied to the skin and help people who are dealing with:
- Joint Pain
- Neurogenic pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Dry Skin
- Any type of inflammatory condition
Rescue Rub comes in a 1-ounce and 2-ounce container. The 1-ounce cost $25 while the 2-ounce cost $35.
Peak Extracts Cannabis Oil
The last product Peak Extracts offer is their cannabis oil (or extracts). They use CO2 to create their cannabis oil and put it in a top-quality ceramic glass and stainless-steel cartridge.
Peak Extract create their cannabis oil with no artificial ingredients nor hydrocarbons – just naturally present terpenes and flavonoids.
This is designed to deliver a unique, full-spectrum cannabis experience. One cartridge cost $40.
Peak Extracts Single-Strain Color Guide
Peak Extracts most popular product (their chocolate bars) comes with a 6 single-strain color guide. Each color depicts the type of strain it is and the effects it gives the user.
They felt that they needed a balance for predictability while honoring the diversity of the cannabis plant.
Their color-coded packaging helps you navigate the edible experience – whether you’re a seasoned user or a novice looking to try cannabis for the first time.
Here are the 6 strains:
Bright Sativa Orange
This strain gives the user an energizing, euphoric, lucid feeling. You can perform activities such as hiking, cleaning, yard work and dancing while using it.
Wild Card Green
This strain gives the user mixed effects so it could give you any type of feeling depending on how your body responds to it.
Bright Indica Blue
This strain gives the user a relaxing, but clear and functional feeling. You can perform activities such as hiking, cleaning, and socializing.
Heavy Indica Purple
This strain gives the user a relaxing, calming, cozy feeling. You can perform activities such as watching movies and hanging out with friends.
Heavy Indica Red
This strain gives the user an electric/buzzy, intense feeling. You can perform activities such as walking and watching movies.
High CBD White
This strain gives the user a relaxing, calming feeling and is less likely to have psychoactive effects. You can perform activities such as relaxing anxiety the daytime and helping you wind down at night.
The Benefits Of Cannabis Oil
Peak Extracts (like other cannabis-based companies) provide cannabis oil because of the many health benefits associated with it.
Cannabis oil is now being suggested for people who suffer from chronic pain, inflammation and occasionally in emergency pain relief.
It helped those who go through painful episodes such as migraines and arthritis. It is even helping cancer patients who are going through the painful process of chemotherapy.
It has been well-known that cannabis usage tends to increase a person’s appetite. This is a good thing, especially if the person has battled some sort of appetite disorder (e.g., anorexia) and need to start eating more.
Cannabis oil also stimulates your digestive system in order to operate on an optimum level.
Improves Quality Of Sleep
Many people deal with sleep apnea, insomnia and other types of sleep disorders. Using cannabis oil tends to help people relax and sleep better. It gets your heart rate down and clears your mind to allow for a long, restful sleep.
Helps With Arthritis
As previously mentioned, cannabis oil helps those who are dealing with arthritis. Cannabis oil helps alleviate rheumatoid arthritis by promoting sleep, reducing inflammation, and alleviating pain.
Helping people overcome anxiety and relax is the calling card of cannabis.
The natural compounds found in cannabis oil are effective for releasing pleasure hormones that help you ease the mind, reduce stress and induce a sense of calmness and relaxation to the user.
Many people (especially military vets) deal with PTSD. This mental disorder affects those who have been through dramatic, life-altering events.
The naturally occurring cannabinoids, similar to THC, contribute to the health benefits of cannabis oil. The cannabinoids help to regulate the system that causes anxiety and fear in the brain and body.
This has led to many military vets to use cannabis oil to treat their PTSD.
Advantages Of Peak Extracts
Overall, it seems that Peak Extracts appears to provide quality cannabis-based products to its users.
What really makes them unique is the color-code system they use for their chocolate bars. This allows the user to choose a specific type of cannabis strain to meet their needs.
In addition, it appears that their products can be used by experienced or novice cannabis users.