Cellular Fraction Line Technology

Cellular Fraction Line Technology


- Increased bio-activity by sustaining cellular and molecular integrity


- Increased bioavailability due to:


  • Natural micronization – small particles are easier to absorb
  • Porous particle structure provides increased surface area per unit of weight (see photo below) and is more easily absorbed

- Consistent drying with no exposure to heat at any time during the process


- Sublimation and micronization accomplished in a one-step process – faster production time and decreased risk of contamination in handling


- Finished powder with exceptionally low moisture levels (normally under 2%) are better preserved

Science recognizes the freeze-dry process as the most effective method to preserve bio-active substances including herbs and botanicals. Freeze-drying became well known near the end of WWII when it was used to transport blood plasma to soldiers on the front lines. When snake venom is collected to make anti-venom it is freeze-dried. Most scientific laboratories have small desktop freeze dry machines to preserve samples with the least possible disturbance to their chemical composition. The product is dried while it remains frozen. Sublimation removes water and only water but this water does contain terpenes and traces of other active compounds and CFL can save the water that has come from inside the herbs in a 100% naturally soluble liquid form. TFD is truly where nature meets science.


While these same herbs can be found growing elsewhere, our unique processing (CFL) is where the magic is made. CFL provides you with both unique selling points as well as barriers to competition.


The biggest challenge of conventional freeze-drying functional superfoods and nutraceuticals is the high cost of machinery, operational costs, huge energy usage and small quantities produced. These factors combine to make conventional freeze-drying slow and expensive.


In conventional freeze-drying the product is laid out on trays and the trays are placed on racks inside the product chamber. The exposed surface area (the drying surface) is limited, and only a small quantity of raw material can be processed.


In our CFL process, the product is not sitting motionless on trays but is flying around inside the product chamber in a vortex. This dramatically increases the exposed surface area which, in turn, increases the rate of heat exchange allowing very much larger quantities to be dried faster.


Solid particles- Conventional Freeze-Drying


Soft, porous particles from CFL

While our process increases quantity and efficiency (expressed in lower costs) we also increase the quality. In the case of conventional freeze-drying the dried product must be mechanically ground into a fine powder. This intense grinding process can develop heat (due to friction) and hemorrhages the cells. With Cellular Fraction-Line Technology, the motion of the deeply frozen particles along with the sublimation of the ice structure that holds the particles together results in a fine powder that requires minimal or no grinding.  The resulting porous particle structure is more bio-active (better preserved natural ingredients) and more bioavailable (more easily absorbed and metabolized).

Aqueous Ozone

With no heat and no chemicals or gamma radiation used in TFD products, we need to handle the microbial plate count.  This is accomplished by imitating nature which uses ozone to clean our water and air.  This USDA and US FDA antimicrobial process eliminates the harmful microbes but does not harm the neutral and healthy microbes.  To find out more about our aqueous ozone antimicrobial process please click here.

To learn more about our Cellular Fraction-line Technology Freeze-Dry Process, please click here