All About Excipients

Excipients are a crucial part of product formulation in the hemp extraction industry. Excipients act as a delivery method for desired cannabinoids like CBD to reach the bloodstream when taken by the end user. Without these excipients like surfactants, SEDDS, terpene blends, oils and others, the desired hemp compounds would be less available for the human body to absorb making them vitally important to the overall formulation process. There are a variety of important factors to consider when evaluating the right terpenes for extract products including stability, viscosity, solubility, delivery compatibility and more – all of which are covered in this podcast. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon discuss the importance of excipients in product formulation in the extraction industry. They cover important topics including how to establish your formulation requirements, risk assessment, sourcing quality ingredients, and proper formulation methods in your extraction operation.


0:00 Introduction
2:30 What is an excipient?
5:08 Difference between ingredients and excipients
5:14 The formulation process
6:05 Compatibility of certain excipients
7:00 Conduct risk assessment
11:18 Qualify a vendor
13:10 Source ingredients
13:40 Quarantine
14:44 Examples of excipients in hemp formulations
17:14 Formulate according to batch record
24:34 What are the requirements for excipients
25:08 Where to get excipients
27:38 Required documentation for excipients
30:47 How to qualify an excipient for use
32:56 What is a vendor quality agreement?
34:53 Final thoughts

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