Verify your Ingredients
Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is a cutting-edge analytical chemistry technique that improves exponentially on the capability of the industry standards of FTIR and HPTLC for both nutraceutical identification and for adulteration and contamination detection.
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LC-MS is designed to handle the sensitivity and robustness requirements of the rapidly expanding nutraceuticals industry. LC separates delicate and complex mixtures with multiple components while the MS system identifies the chemical structure of the individual compounds by mass-to-charge ratios of parent and fragmentation ions with unequaled molecular specificity. Simultaneous confirmatory tandem mass spectrometry allows confident identification of target compounds as well as unwanted contaminants and adulterants. The analytical selectivity of LC-MS/MS is rarely compromised and is thus the analytical method of choice for legal proceedings. These unwanted additions are often in concentrations too low to be detected by any other industry standard analytical method.
Mass spectrometry allows for isotope dilution, the ability to spike a constant amount of internal standard into a sample to account for matrix effects and instrument/method variability. This leads to quantitative and confirmatory accuracy and reproducibility that is not possible in any other analytical method.