Atomm Botanicals – Manufacturer of Plant Based Products

MANUFACTURING EXTRACTS

The process of manufacturing plant extracts can vary depending on the specific type of plant and the desired end product. However, the general process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Harvesting: The plant material is harvested at the appropriate time, typically when the concentration of the desired compounds is at its highest.
  2. Pre-processing: The plant material is then washed, sorted, and cleaned to remove any dirt, debris, or other impurities.
  3. Extraction: The extraction process involves separating the desired compounds from the plant material. There are several methods for extraction, including steam distillation, solvent extraction, and cold pressing.
  • Steam distillation: In this method, steam is passed through the plant material, which causes the release of the volatile compounds, which are then captured in a condenser and separated from the water.
  • Solvent extraction: In this method, a solvent such as ethanol or hexane is used to dissolve the desired compounds, which are then separated from the solvent.
  • Cold pressing: This method is used for extracting oils from seeds or nuts. The plant material is pressed to release the oil, which is then separated from the solid material.

4. Concentration: Once the desired compounds have been extracted, the extract is concentrated to increase the potency of the product.

5. Purification: The extract is then purified to remove any impurities, such as excess solvent or plant material.

6. Standardization: The final step involves standardizing the extract to ensure that it contains a consistent amount of the desired compounds. This is important for ensuring the efficacy and safety of the final product.

After the manufacturing process, the plant extract can be used in a variety of products, including supplements, cosmetics, and food and beverages.

It’s important to note that the quality and potency of plant extracts can vary depending on factors such as the type of plant, the extraction method, and the manufacturing process. To ensure that you are getting a high-quality product, it’s important to choose a reputable manufacturer that follows strict quality control standards and uses standardized extraction methods.