Dietary Supplements Testing Information

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Nature provides the source for many dietary supplements. But there is still much to be learned about these molecularly diverse compounds. Our instruments and products allow customers to confidently extract, qualify and identify these complex natural products.

Analysis of Trace Elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The administration of natural drugs is one of the five pillars of TCM that additionally encompasses acupuncture, massage techniques, kinesiatrics and dietetics. Over 90% of the used drugs are herbal products, mineral and animal products.

Ensuring Food and Dietary Supplement Safety Using High-Resolution Accurate-Mass Orbitrap-Based Mass Spectrometer Detection 

Adulteration of dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical ingredients and their analogues provides an excellent example of the challenges Covance faces and how these challenges are addressed using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer. 

Quality Control of Dietary Supplements

The FDA has implemented current good manufacturing practices regulations that mandate appropriate quality control and process control testing for dietary supplements, from incoming materials to finished goods. Learn what these regulations mean and how to address the issues.

Traditional Chinese Medicine HPLC Applications Notebook

Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) is a group of treatments that have been regularly employed over many hundreds of years and are still in use today. Thermo Scientific HPLC systems offer distinct benefits to help ensure the efficacy, purity and safety of these traditional remedies. 

Rapid Separation of Catechins in Tea Using Core-Shell Columns

This application brief evaluates an Accucore C18 High-Performance LC (HPLC) column to rapidly (<6 min) determine catechins in three different types of tea. 

Understanding New USP Chapter <2232> for Trace Elemental Contaminants in Dietary Supplements and Nutraceutical Products 

This white paper is intended to help the dietary supplements and nutraceutical industries better understand the new methodology described in United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter <2232>, which sets limits for elemental contaminants in dietary supplements. 


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Application Note Analysis of Trace Elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine Trace Elements AN43263
Application Note Determination of Organic Acids in Cranberry and Bilberry Extracts Chromatography AB112
Application Note Separation of Schizandrin, Schizandrin A, and Schizandrin B in a Tablet Sample Chromatography AB138
Application Note Rapid Determination of Hesperidin in Orange Peel Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction and UHPLC Chromatography AB142
Application Note Methods for Determining Aristolochic Acid in Various Matrices Chromatography AB158
Application Note Determination of Glucosamine in Dietary Supplements Using HPAE-PAD Chromatography AN197
Application Note Determination of Phytic Acid in Soybeans and Black Sesame Seeds Chromatography AN295
Application Note HPLC Analysis of Six Active Components of Caulis Lonicerae Using a Phenyl-1 Column Chromatography AN299
Application Note Determination of Trace Sodium in Cranberry Powder Chromatography AN1003
Application Note Product Authentication and Adulteration Determination Using a Novel Spectro-Electro Array Platform Chromatography AN1064
Application Note Two-Dimensional HPLC Determination of Water-Soluble Vitamins in a Nutritional Drink Chromatography AN1069
Application Note Simultaneous Measurement of Vitamins A, D, E and K Along with CoQ10 and Carotenoids in Multivitamin Tablets Chromatography AN1110
Application Note Separation of Isomers of Vitamin K1 Using Normal Phase HPLC Chromatography AN20284
Application Note Determination of Plant-Derived Neutral Oligo- and Polysaccharides Chromatography AU150
Application Update Evaluation of Acclaim HPLC Columns Using the National Institute of Standards Standard Reference Material 870 Chromatography AU156
Application Note Determination of Triterpenes in Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) by HPLC-CAD Chromatography CAN111
Application Note Determination of Triterpene Glycosides in Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh) by HPLC-CAD Chromatography CAN113
Poster Note Mercury Speciation Determinations in Asian Dietary Supplements Chromatography PN70284
Poster Note A Novel Platform for the Measurement of Secondary Metabolites in Botanicals, Supplements, Foods and Beverages - Part 1: Theory and Concepts Chromatography PN70019
Poster Note A Novel Platform for the Measurement of Secondary Metabolites in Botanicals, Supplements, Foods and Beverages - Part 2: Targeted Analyses Chromatography PN70020
Poster Note A Novel Platform for the Measurement of Secondary Metabolites in Botanicals, Supplements, Foods and Beverages - Part 3: Metabolomics Chromatography PN70027
Poster Note A Novel Platform for the Measurement of Secondary Metabolites in Botanicals, Supplements, Foods and Beverages - Part 4: Beer Polyphenols, Proanthocyanidins and Bitter Acids Chromatography PN70045
Application Note Single Mode Multi-Elemental Analysis of Traditional Chinese Medicine using ICP-MS Mass Spectrometry AB43193
Application Note Combining the Synergies of Ion Chromatography and Inductively Coupled Plasma to Identify Mercury Contamination in Herbal Medicines Mass Spectrometry AN43130
Poster Measuring Phytosterols in Health Supplements by LC/MS Mass Spectrometry D21265

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