Essential Oils testing expertise
At Vitac laboratory we use advanced analytical techniques to identify, and quantity Essential oils in different matrixes . We have developed extraction methods to analyze protected Essential oils, with different encapsulation techniques.
Essential oils applications
Essential oils (EOs) are widely used as feed additives they are classified as phytogenic ingredients.
EOs are traditionally used in aromatherapy, in cosmetics and foods. New scientific research and discoveries found new applications in pharmaceuticals, they are used as active ingredient, for antibacterial, antiviral, fungicidal, insecticidal, acaricidal, antiparasitic, antipyretic, expectorant activities. EOs are environment friendly, therefore they are being used as biopesticides.
Why essential oils are encapsulated ?
Due to the high sensitivity of EOs to temperature, pH, and other factors, they need to be encapsulated to ensure stability and consistency of the bioactive components and programmed to release in the gastric tract.
For example, alginate-whey protein microcapsules are used for intestinal delivery of lipophilic compounds Carvacrol, and Maltodextrins, as carriers for volatile thymol and cinnamaldehyde.
How essential oils encapsulation is achieved ?
Microencapsulation can be achieved using maltodextrins, lipids, alginate-whey protein, every microencapsulation technique is specific to a class of EOs and targeted release site in the animal.
Among the essential oils, frequently tested in our lab
|Thymol||Oregano ( Cymene, Terpinene)|