The name C-potency is a shortcut for centisimal potency and implicates the dilution of the homeopathic remedy. Centisimal potencies are diluted in a ratio of 1:100.
Production of C-Potencies
C potencies are produced using the multi-vial method, which means the vial that's used to dynamize the remedy is tossed after each production step. At Remedia all C-potencies are succussed by hand in a ratio of 1:100 with 10 strong schakes on an elastic body or by grinding the original substance with lactose.
In simple words: 1 drop mother tincture + 99 drops water/alcohol are sucussed 10 times. 1 drop of this mixture is extracted, poured into a new and unused glass bottle, diluted with 99 drops water/alcohol and succused 10 times (=dynamized) => C2 1 drop of this mixture is extracted, poured into a new and unused glass bottle, diluted with 99 drops water/alcohol and succused 10 times (=dynamized) => C3 This procedure is repeated as often as necessary to receive the desired potency level.
The dilution is then used to moisten blank pellets and thereby transfer the active ingredients to the sugar pellets. To produce globules, saccharose pellets size 3 (described in the HAB) are used. This equates to approx. 120 pellets per gram.
When C potencies are produced, potencies up to C6 are usually potentised by trituration and after that liquids are potentised. With C3-Trit. liquid potentising starts already at a C3.