VOS Group’s extracts and active ingredients are truly unique for two key reasons. First of all, they derive from medicinal plants which are not ordinary plants, but rather those cultivated in the Pollino National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage geopark in Basilicata (Southern Italy). Secondly, all the extracts and active ingredients are produced within a 100% traceable production chain. In fact, our medicinal plant extracts come from the first and only ISO 22005-certified supply chain in Italy.
Producing extracts from the Pollino "single supply chain" does not only mean having the raw materials regulated and certified, it also means ensuring that the entire manufacturing process, from start to finish, is regulated. We are able to guarantee this because, once the raw materials are collected, the extraction process is carried out directly in the laboratories in Basilicata, only a couple kilometers from the fields where the medicinal plants are cultivated and harvested. By "single supply chain extracts," we therefore mean that we guarantee our complete control over every single aspect of the manufacturing process, from testing the raw materials to packaging the extractions, maintaining full traceability and guaranteeing extracts and active ingredients of the highest quality.
Our highly technological manufacturing systems synergistically combine various complex extraction techniques, including our own patented techniques. For complex extracts, we employ our exclusive Phyto-Physio Equivalent®(CPF) technique. Active substances, extracted with the advanced CPF® technology, have the characteristic of having greater activity, greater skin bioavailability and greater safety. For complex, usually hydrophilic substances, we use high pressure extraction-separation, which makes it possible to extract the characteristic components of the plant in a balanced way, without damaging the phytocomplex and ensuring the quality of the final extract. For lipophilic substances, we employ a special extraction technique utilizing Supercritical Fluids (CO2).
Whereas for simple substances that are mainly hydrophilic, we use our traditional extraction technique, employing ethanol/glycol/glycerin/water solvents.
One of the best preserved natural parks in Italy, Pollino is an uncontaminated area with pure soil full of nutrients. The land is extremely rich thanks also to the unique quality of the air, which is a blend of the winds from the 3 surrounding seas (Mediterranean, Ionian and Adriatic) and which makes the area's crops distinctive from those grown in the rest of the world.