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BioActive Dehydration™: More About the Process

When drying botanicals, the primary causes of natural essence degradation are high temperatures, oxygen exposure (oxidization), and duration of exposure to destructive forces. However, heat is by far the most critical factor.

BioActive Dehydration™ offers the solution to all three of these problems. As illustrated in Figure 1, with the BioActive Dehydration™ process, the product temperature never exceeds 106F (41C) and is above body temperature (98.6F) for less than 2 minutes.

This graph illustrates exact and estimated temperatures (C) versus time for Barley juice.
Results vary slightly with different products.

Figure 1

Many components of a botanical’s natural essence are more vulnerable when the product is wet than when the product is dry. Water is a necessary catalyst for most biochemical reactions, including heat degradation. BioActive Dehydration™is a delicate process designed to be the coolest when the product is wet.

Figure 2 below illustrates that LiquaDry’s juice powder reaches it’s maximum temperature when it has a very low 8% moisture.

This graph illustrates exact and estimated product temperature versus moisture for barley juice.
Results vary slightly with different products.

Figure 2

With the BioActive Dehydration™ process the product temperature never exceeds 106F (41C) and exceeds body temperature (98.6F) for less than 2 minutes. BioActive Dehydration™ incorporates proprietary OxyGuard™, which involves an inert gas that shields the product from oxygen during most of the drying process.

 

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