🧪 Why Should Nootropics & Supplements Be Tested?
In order to know if a quality product has been created, it must be tested. At Nootropics Depot, every incoming batch is tested for identity, purity, and for the presence of dangerous and toxic compounds such as heavy metals. Nootropics Depot has been regularly expanding its lab since launching the company in 2013. We are always adding new equipment, personnel, and capabilities to advance our ability to scientifically analyze products, and to assist in the research and development of new nootropics and supplements. Our efforts will never be complete. We will always be working towards expanding and improving our lab. Your support of Nootropics Depot helps to ensure we can keep pushing our mission forward. New capabilities include the acquisition of an Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatograph (UPLC) and an Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatographic Mass Spectrometer (UPLC-MS) provided by the industry leading Waters, a Headspace Gas Chromatograph (HS-GC) built by Thermo Fisher, and a cutting edge High Performance Thin Layer Chromatograph (HPTLC) provided by the founders of the technology Camag. These upgrades give the analytical chemists at Nootropics Depot the ability to test all incoming batches quickly and efficiently at a lower cost than ever before.
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What You Should Know About Current Industry Standards
Most nootropic and dietary supplement companies have a system in place whereby they do not test every batch. This is called “skip lot” testing, or “qualification” testing. At Nootropics Depot, we do not perform any skip lot or qualification testing. Every batch of raw material gets tested for every test, every time. While this adds a lot of work, cost, and time to the laboratory and quality control departments, a much higher level of certainty of product quality can be obtained using this method. This system ensures that our products are always properly identified, quantified, and have met all quality metrics for safety, for every lot produced. It also gives us a higher level of control over our supply chain, because our suppliers know we are testing every batch, so they cannot sneak a failing batch into the supply line. Because of this rigorous level of testing, we reject many more batches than our suppliers, because we only accept the products that meet our high safety and efficacy standards.