At Designs for Health we take the added measure of testing our raw materials and finished products throughout the manufacturing process. Our team of In-House lab professionals test for the following:
ToxinsAll of our raw materials are tested to ensure pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins are not present
GC TestingGas Chromatography is a instrument used to test raw herbs for toxins
PotencyUsed to determine the percentage of purity present in a raw material
HPLC TestingHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is an instrument for potency testing used to determine raw material purity
MicrobialBoth raw materials and finished product blends are tested to make sure there is no microbial contamination. The test consists of: total plate count, yeast and molds, E coli, staphylococcus, salmonella species, and USP testing methodology.
Even BlendingOnce mixed, ingredients are tested by either HPLC or GC to ensure blend homogeneity in our finished products
FT-IR TestingFourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) allows us to track any changes in our raw materials from lot to lot. Identity testing is an aspect of the FTIR Testing, used mainly for incoming raw materials.