The indoor vertical farming pledge: better botanicals, better planet
Ecological rescue: taking nature indoors
Soil depletion is negated and local ecosystems are impacted to a much lesser degree. VFT gives Nature a chance to recover from the damaging burden of traditional agriculture and resource hungry contemporary capitalism. At the same time, yields are elevated without the need for a single drop of pesticides.
After several years of dedicated research by some of Europe’s best botanical minds, BOTALYS has evolved VFT to produce pristine medicinal plants that have quickly become industry benchmarks. Indoor farming is performed in ultraclean spaces, meaning that there’s no air or water pollution and no need for pesticides to preserve the crops.
Plantlets grow in aqueous solutions on stacks and under strictly regulated conditions. Thanks to indoor farming, each plant growth variable can be measured and optimised. Temperature, humidity, light and nutrients are all meticulously controlled to achieve ideal molecular profiles. Climatic events such as seasonal change or droughts can be simulated to support and stimulate the production of active constituents from any plantlet.
Aside from drastically reducing farmland area, avoiding deforestation and soil depletion, indoor vertical farming ensures the highest quality, standardised ingredients. Vertical farming resolves one of the biggest challenges in naturally sourced ingredients: achieving compound consistency.
It ensures the biological material and environmental input (growth conditions) are precisely reproduced all year round to optimise molecular profiles and boost active constituent levels.
Wild quality, lab purity
BOTALYS’ adventures began with one of the most praised and difficult medicinal plants to grow, Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng). Unfortunately, this ancient Manchurian forest herb has been spoiled by decades of yield-oriented farming that has led to low quality products and high pesticide contamination levels. These issues make Asian ginseng the ultimate flagship botanical for BOTALYS’ unique VFT approach.
Melding horticultural expertise with a deep understanding of phytotherapy and pharmacognosy, BOTALYS developed growth conditions to obtain ginseng with an optimised molecular profile (compatible with a mature wild specimen). This profile can now be replicated harvest after harvest.
Post-harvest and gentle steam cooking, the roots are then ground into a fine powder called HRG80, which can be used in dietary supplement and functional food/beverage formulations. Traditional extraction is completely bypassed.
BOTALYS’ unique technology means that HRG80 is like no other ginseng on the market. As well as being grown in a pristine environment that’s 100% free from any adulterants (pesticides, fungicides or solvents), none can match its wild harvest-equivalent, full-spectrum nutrient profile.