Utrasonic topic: "Phytochemicals"
Phytochemical is an umbrella term for plant-derived (greek word “phyto” means plant) chemicals, which includes a wide variety of compounds that occur naturally in plants. Many phytochemicals are known for their beneficial effects on human health and are therefore highly valued compounds of nutrition. Terpenes, phytosterols, isothiocyanates, organosulfides, stylbenes, isoflavonoids, alkaloids, phenolic acids and anthocyanides are the most important sub-groups of phytochemicals, which include numerous phytochemicals such as caffeine and theobromine (alkaloids); allicin, glutathione and sulphoraphane (organosulfides); ptherostilbene and resveratrol (stylbenes); or epicatechin, naringin and quercitin (flavonoids) to name just a few.
To use phytochemicals as drugs or nutritional supplements, the plant chemicals must be isolated from the cell matrix. Ultrasonic extraction is a powerful and reliable method to release phytochemicals from plants such as vegetables, herbs, fruits, roots, and bark. Ultrasonic extraction equipment is used in small and large scale, e.g. for the production of terpenes from hemp and cannabis, quercetin from apples, tea and onion, allicin from garlic, caffeine from coffee, theobromine form cocoa beans or ellagic acid from pomegranate.
Intense ultrasound waves are used to create acoustic cavitation, whose shear forces disrupts cell walls and flush the phytochemicals from the cell interior into the solvent. As a non-thermal method, ultrasonic extraction prevents the thermal degradation of heat-sensitive compounds and results in high-quality extracts. High extraction efficiency, (almost) complete extraction, rapid processing and safe operation are further advantages of ultrasonic extraction.
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Olive leaf extracts are a potent dietary supplement and therapeutic as it contains strong antioxidants such as the polyphenols oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol and verbascoside. Ultrasonic extraction is highly efficient technique to release and isolate bioactive compounds such as polyphenols, flavones…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-of-olive-leaf-extract.htm
Are you looking for a powerful and reliable extraction setup to produce high-quality botanical extracts? Here you can find a comparison of common extraction techniques including ultrasonic extraction, supercritical CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, maceration amongst others and their advantages…https://www.hielscher.com/most-efficient-botanical-extracts.htm
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Ultrasonication is well known to be highly efficient in the preparation of liposomal formulations. Typical liposome formulations encapsulate vitamin C, CBD, curcumin, quercitin, astaxanthin, peptides and manifiold other bioactive compounds using ultrasonication. Ultrasonic liposome encapsulation is a simple, fast…https://www.hielscher.com/liposomal-encapsulated-bioactive-molecules-with-ultrasonics.htm
Skin care products such as cremes, lotions, moisturizers, balms and ointments are generally based on stable submicron- and nano-sized emulsions. Ultrasonic emulsification creates high-shear forces and is well-established as a potent and reliable blending technique for skin care and…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonically-emulsified-cremes-and-cosmetic-products.htm