ARKOPHARMA uses a hi-tech process
known as freeze-grinding (otherwise known as ("cryogenic grinding") to extract the best from
each plant with all its active ingredients, for the
sole purpose of conveying them to you intact.
Freeze-grinding consists of
powdering the active part of the dried
plant by cold-crushing it in liquid
nitrogen at –196° C (-358° F). This
produces a perfectly fine, homogeneous
powder, the whole plant powder or plant totum.
Why use extreme cold? Quite simply
because studies have shown that the
heat and oxidation typically used during standard
grinding by some firms cause deterioration of the
vitamins, enzymes, volatile substances,
and active ingredients.
Thus, the plant totum obtained by
freeze-grinding contains not only
whole active ingredients but also all
the plant constituents that act synergistically to provide greater
All our capsules, therefore, consist of
whole powder in order to bring you all
the plant components, intact.