There is growing interest in a digestible product and/or a topical application product comprising honey along with terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids. However, combining honey with these active components faces challenges, such as instability and inconsistent compositions, which as such are unsuitable for use as nutraceutical compositions. Using the STUPH 4525 concentrate offers a unique yet simple method of preparing such compositions.
Wild or store bought honey with low water content [under 25%] is heated to about 45°C. Other ingredients are then gradually added to the blend, such as an anti-oxidant (e.g. vitamin E / α-tocopherol), bioactive compounds (e.g. terpenes, CBD, vitamins, polyphenols, flavonoids, curcumin etc.) and 4525 concentrate in water. Mixing is continued for 10 minutes after the addition with a homogenizer (e.g. ultrasonicator) and any bubbles are released. The blend cooled to room temperature and then sealed.
An exemplary formulation
70% honey [~20% moisture]
0.2% liquid vitamin E (α-tocophenol) or STUPH 1010 as antioxidant
10% water with your choice of active ingredient (e.g. terpenes, CBD, vitamin C, curcumin, quercitin etc.) + STUPH 4525 concentrate
The amount of STUPH 4525 concentrate determines how much of the bio-active compound you can load into the honey (bioactive to honey ratio).
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