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Supplements, Nutritional Foods, and Personal Care Product Testing

Know what's really in your supplements, nutraceuticals, functional foods and personal care products and ensure the contents, quality and safety of these product categories meet rigorous standards.

The dietary supplement industry continues to grow fast. In 2023 the global market was valued at over $177 billion1. Innovations including formulations and ingredients, personalization, and new delivery methods are hitting the market at pace.

Show you’re sure of what’s in your products by working with our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. We can perform a wide range of testing giving confidence in the purity and content of your product. Our chemistry, toxicology and microbiology labs are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities to meet the testing demands for sensitivity, selectivity, and accuracy using scientifically fit-for-purpose methodologies.

We have experience in the development and execution of methods covering nearly 300 banned compounds.

Our technical expertise includes:

Major Chemical Analysis Instrumentation.

  • Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC, HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC, GCMS, GCMSMS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy and Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICPMS, ICPAES)
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (LCMS) and High Resolutions Accurate Mass LCMS
  • High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)

Botanical Ingredient Identification

  • Botanical identity determined by HPTLC in comparison to known authentic reference materials.
  • Phytochemical profiling using UPLC and GC to determine conformance to standards.

Chemical Analyses

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Phytochemicals
  • Marker Compounds
  • Fatty Acids
  • Oils
  • CBD and THC
  • Enzymes
  • Protein
  • Heavy Metals
  • Residual Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Contaminants
  • Adulterants: ~ 96 compounds
  • Banned substances: ~ 280 compounds
  • And many others

Microbiological Analyses

  • Contaminants & Pathogens
    • Salmonella
    • Yeast & Mold
    • E. coli
    • Enterobacteria
    • Total Aerobic Plate Count
  • Probiotics
    • Viability
    • Identification
    • Enumeration

Independent and impartial testing carried out by our accredited laboratories can help validate that the ingredients you use and the formulations you develop contain what you expect. With extensive in-house capabilities and by partnering with specialty laboratories, NSF delivers results that can be trusted and relied upon when assessing products to compliance requirements.

Go beyond testing with NSF Certification. Earn a visible mark of third-party verification to display on your products and show consumers they can trust your products.


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