CDMO Solutions Research

The key to manufacturing quality natural supplements

CDMO Solutions Research

The key to manufacturing quality natural supplements

How do we ensure the consistent quality of ingredients in our natural supplements? At this year’s Vitafoods Europe 2022, our global head of research and development, Fabrizio Camponovo was asked to briefly explain the process of how we:

  • cultivate natural ingredients and
  • standardise the extraction and manufacturing processes

Manufacturing natural health supplements requires expertise at every stage of the process, from plant species selection to cultivation, through to harvesting, storage, extraction and final goods testing. SFI Health Solutions holds a global portfolio of plant certifications that enables us to work with global clients and deliver on quality natural supplements.

Phase 1: Cultivating the plant

After careful plant selection, great care is taken during cultivation. We understand the same species of plant grown in different conditions can have varying characteristics and can contain different amounts of active ingredients. We select the soil to ensure conditions are optimal for the plant to grow and produce the right amount of active ingredients which can guarantee the desired effect.

Phase 2: Plant standardisation

Consistency matters, which is why we clearly define the location and season where the plant is collected and take great care to specify the characteristics of the plant prior to harvesting – for example the dimensions and the age of the Panax ginseng roots is a very important characteristic to standardise the quality and the amount of certain ginsenosides

Phase 3: Manufacturing standardisation

Consistency also matters throughout the manufacturing process. Our extraction processes are fully standardised while we carefully monitor all the critical parameters like solvents, temperature and processing time in order to optimize the extraction of active ingredients. After this, we complete the standardisation of the extract in order to ensure a batch-to-batch consistency in the amount of the different active ingredients.

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