Draco Product Lines
Ratio based extract ingredients
If you make products containing herbal extracts, the choices you make for your raw materials are critical for your success. You know you can count on the superior quality of Draco extracts. If you want premium quality for your blended and ratio-based products, take a close look at Draco’s Vital Spectrum™ Ratio-Based Herbal Extracts, made with our proprietary, full spectrum water extraction process.
Chamomile has calming, antiaging, and anti-inflammatory activity mainly from its apigenin flavonoid content.
Vital Spectrum Features
1. Full Spectrum – providing the full range of plant constituents in the balanced proportion that nature intended.
2. Ratio Adjusted – providing consistent concentration for specific raw plant to extract ratios. Matodextrin may be added.
3. Solvent Free – processed in pure, clean, natural water, without ever having touched a drop of non-water solvent.
5. Water Soluble – optimizing water solubility for any given herb, even while retaining the full spectrum of constituents of low water solubility, like oils and resins, that appeared in the original plant material. Good news for beverage and cosmetic products!
6. Sealed – clean room packaged in a low humidity environment in special oxygen and light barrier double bags, then sealed in damage resistant drums.
7. Quality Assured – extracted from carefully selected plants, harvested at peak activity levels by botanically trained farm workers. We control the process vertically from seed to drum.
8. Quality Controlled – extracted in-house in our own state-of-the-art 125,000 square foot, ISO9001:2008 certified, GMP certified manufacturing facility.
9. Tested – Every production lot is checked and rechecked in-house for purity and consistency using an array of analytical equipment that includes High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC), UV Spectrophotometry, and thorough microbiological testing.
10. Certified – We provide you with a lot specific Certificate of Analysis to meet your strictest quality standards. Additionally, we are GMP, ISO9001:2008, HACCP and Kosher certified; and with the right source materials, our products can be Certified Organic to either NOP or EU guidelines.
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About Vital Spectrum™ Ratio Based Extracts
A ratio based herbal extract is made by extracting the biochemical constituents of a plant from its cellular structural components using a liquid solvent. Draco uses only water as a solvent. The ratio refers to the weight of dry plant material used to produce 1 kilogram of extract. If the extraction process yields an extract of higher concentration than specified, the extract is adjusted with the addition of an excipient like maltodextrin. All ratio-based extracts are verified by HPTLC fingerprint.
1. The first advantage of Vital Spectrum™ extracts is their higher concentration. Insoluble plant materials like cellulose have been removed, leaving a full spectrum of botanical chemical constituents in a concentrated form. Higher concentration means that a single dose takes up less room in the capsule or other delivery system, leaving more room for other ingredients.
2. Another advantage is potency. When the therapeutic chemical constituents in the herb are freed from their cellular matrix during extraction, they are more readily bioavailable. The work required by the digestive system to access the beneficial compounds in the herb has already been performed by the extraction process.
3. Ground herbs may have high microbiological plate counts. In a typical operation, it is not uncommon for dirt, bird droppings, mold and other foreign materials to make their way into the grinding equipment. Draco’s extraction process eliminates these materials – and your concerns! Bacterial plate counts calculated as live aerobic bacteria organisms per gram typically measure from 100,000 to over 1 million in ground herbs, whereas in Draco Vital Spectrum™ extracts, they average less than 3,000.
1.The single most important advantage is Quality. Vital Spectrum™ extracts are produced using the same process and equipment as Draco’s premium line of Full Spectrum Standardized Herbal Extracts™. Although Vital Spectrum™ extracts are not standardized to a marker compound, they are extracted to contain a full spectrum of whole plant chemical constituents in the balanced proportions that nature intended.
2. Vital Spectrum™ extracts are extracted in pure water. They are never produced with alcohol or other industrial solvents like hexane or acetone that can leave behind residue traces. We also take special precautions to assure that our herbs are free from pesticides like quintozene, and below very stringent limits on heavy metals like lead. Our ratio-based extracts are pure and simple, clean and natural.
3. Because our quality assurance is vertically integrated, you can be sure that the extract you order is the right species without aldulteration from extraneous plant material.
4. To insure your accuracy in controlling dosage levels, we adjust our Vital Spectrum™extracts to your specified concentration using only pure food grade maltodextrin. The result is a homogenous water soluble powder, ready for a wide range of product applications.
1. Our fully staffed headquarters office based in the United States approves all incoming extract materials according to stringent US standards of quality, with a regular schedule of US based outside independent laboratory verification.
2. Our brand new state-of-the-art 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility in China is ISO 9001:2000 Certified, Kosher Certified, and adheres to cGMP Standards. Additionally, the manufacturing facility is Certified Organic to both NOP and EU guidelines, so that we may provide you with clean, pure certified organic ingredients to meet your strictest requirements.