Sourcing and Exhaustive Controls as Key Factors for Highest Quality Extracts
The panel discussion underscored the importance of sourcing and controlling the botanical raw material and how the quality of the biomass directly impacts the potency and safety of the final extracts.The importance of factors such as appropriate raw material sourcing, precise harvesting techniques, and careful biomass processing in preserving plant integrity and bioactive profiles is discussed.
Additionally, the article clarifies the complexity of quality control and testing. It looks into the challenges of identifying and addressing contaminants, such as pesticides, heavy metals, microorganisms, and toxins that may be present in plant matter. The use of modern analysis techniques and adherence to international standards ensure that finished extracts meet minimum quality requirements for homogeneity, purity, and stability