Utrasonic topic: "antioxidants"
Antioxidants are naturally occuring compounds that inhibit oxidation. During oxidation free radicals are produced, which may damage cells and thereby negatively influence health and vitality.
Antioxidants act as free-radical scavengers. This means they can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other stressors.
Main source of antioxidants are plants. Herbs, fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and are therfore used as raw material to extract antioxidants. Plant nutrients and phyto-chemicals like vitamin A, C and E, the minerals copper, zinc and selenium, flavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, and phytoestrogens are known potent antioxidants.
Ultrasonic extraction is used to isolate antioxidative phyto-chemicals from botanicals in order to manufacture antioxidants, which are used in health foods, pharmaceuticals, supplements and as cosmetic additives. Being a non-thermal method, ultrasonic extraction prevents the thermal degradation of temperature-sensitive antioxidants. Furthermore, sonication gives high antioxidant yields in a very rapid process. Read more about the extraction of antioxidants and other bioactive substances below!
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Ultrasonication is a powerful tool used in biology, molecular chemistry and biochemistry as well as in the production of pharmaceuticals. Bio-sciences use ultrasonic homogenizers to lyse cells and extract proteins and other intracellular materials, the pharma industry applied ultrasonics…https://www.hielscher.com/coronavirus-covid-19-sars-cov-2-and-ultrasonics.htm
Liposomal vitamin formulations are known for their higher bioavailability and absorption rate. Vitamin C, an antioxidant, is a common supplement used in nutritional and medical drugs to support the human body's own immune system. Ultrasonication is a reliable and…https://www.hielscher.com/liposomal-vitamin-c-production-with-ultrasonics.htm
Mustard condiment is produced from mustard flour and water or vinegar. Ultrasonic processing of mustard is a rapid and efficient method to release the full flavour spectrum from the ground mustard seeds. In a non-thermal, mild shear process, ultrasonic…https://www.hielscher.com/improved-mustard-production-with-power-ultrasound.htm
Waste tire rubber is a toxic, non-biodegradable material making its disposal an environmental and economical problem. Ultrasonic devulcanization is a fast and efficient method to recycle waste tire rubber allowing to reuse waste tires. Ultrasonic tire rubber recycling is…https://www.hielscher.com/tire-rubber-recycling-with-high-performance-ultrasound.htm
Ultrasonic aromatisation and flavouring of edible oils is based on the ultrasonic extraction of flavour compounds from botanicals such as herbs, spices, fruits etc. Sonication is a process intensifying method, which releases bioactive components into the oil. As a…https://www.hielscher.com/maceration-and-aromatisation-by-sonication.htm
Conventional tobacco extraction is a slow, time-consuming process, which involves the use of toxic solvents at high temperatures, which makes the process hazardous. Ultrasonically-assisted extraction of alkaloids from tobacco can be run using water or mild solvents in a…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-tobacco-extraction.htm
Water-soluble polyhydroxylated C60 fullerene, called fullerenol or fullerol, is a strong free radical scavenger and is therefore used as an antioxidant in supplements and pharmaceuticals. Ultrasonic hydroxylation is a rapid and simple one-step reaction, which is used to produce…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-polyhydroxylated-c60-fullerenol.htm
Ellagitannins are a precursor for the age-defying compound urolithin A, which is converted from ellagitannins by the gut microbiome. Ultrasonic extraction promotes the release of ellagitannins from fruit and vegetal cells to produce supplements and pharmaceuticals with a highly…https://www.hielscher.com/ellagitannin-extraction-from-pomegranate.htm
Saponin extracts of the Quillaja saponaria Molina tree are the main source of saponins for industrial applications. Ultrasonic extraction of Quillaja saponins yields in high quality saponins. Ultrasonic extraction is a highly efficient method to produce high yields of…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-of-quillaja-saponins.htm
Capsaicin is the main flavour and spice compound in hot peppers, also known as chilies. To produce high-quality capsaicin as aromatic flavour and medicinal ingredient, an efficient, yet mild extraction technique is required to prevent degradation. Ultrasonic extraction is…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-capsaicin-extraction-from-hot-chili-peppers.htm
Astaxanthin is a highly potent antioxidant used in pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. In order to produce high-quality astaxanthin from natural sources such as algae, a high-performance extraction technique is required. Ultrasonic extraction is a mechanical treatment, which gives high…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-astaxanthin-extraction-for-higher-yields-and-superior-quality.htm
Vanilla extract is a flavour solution extracted from vanilla pods in a solution of ethanol and water. To produce high-quality vanillin as aroma, flavour and fragrance component, an efficient, yet mild extraction technique is required to prevent decomposition. Ultrasonic…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-vanilla-extraction-a-non-thermal-method.htm