PelaPower™ is a pelargonium sidoides standardised dry powder extract which has been made according to the principles of the European Medicines Agency monograph. By making an equivalent extract that complies with the EMA guidelines our customers can create products that enable them to make health claims of pelargonium medicines recognised in the pharmacopoeia and the EMA.
– Dry extract, (DER 4-25:1)
– Extraction solvent ethanol 11% (m/m)
Our process: The raw material is first tested as per the European Pharmacopoeia specification. We then produce a liquid extract as per EMA monograph DER 4-25:1 extraction using 11% ethanol. This is vacuum oven-dried to yield a 100% native extract. The 100% native extract is blended with excipient (maltodextrin or microcrystalline cellulose) to obtain a standardized active ingredient profile:
Umckalin: NLT 500ppm
Umckalin and Umckalin-7-sulphate as scopoletin: Range 500-3600ppm
This range of active ingredients is equivalent to commercially available European produced pelargonium sidoides extracts (speak to us for more information on technical parameters).
Afrigetics is a vertically integrated Pelargonium supplier and thus controls harvesting, drying, processing and extraction from start to finish. This means we have the ability to control starting Umckalin content of the raw material and thus determine an accurate outcome of active content in our extract as well as control raw material cost.