Third Party Lab Analysis
HPLC Purity, GC-MS
Austinootropics Quality Mission
Austinootropics quality mission is to deliver the highest quality health and wellness products at an affordable rate to the market so that our customers can meet and achieve a healthier and improved life.
Transparent Batch & Lot Tracking
To ensure our products are consistent and meet the highest standards of quality, every batch of finished product is assigned a lot number.
Each finished product’s LOT # is visible on the product label. You can find the COAs and lab reports for your product on the web page, under the section titled Laboratory Report.
Third Party Testing
Every batch of every product is sent out for analysis and verified by an independent third party laboratory both quantitatively (purity) and qualitatively (identity) as well as for contaminants. A list of testing techniques we used and a brief explanation of each is listed below:
HPLC – Purity & Identification
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is the method by which most products are tested for purity. This method is utilized when there is a single molecule or class of molecules that can be assayed for. HPLC relies on pumps to pass a pressurized liquid and a sample mixture through a column filled with adsorbent, leading to the separation of the sample components based on the strength of their attraction to the adsorbent, after which they are analyzed by shining light on the separate sample components as they come off the
Most organic compounds absorb a certain amount of light, so as they pass by the applied light beam, a detector can pick up how much light is absorbed. The detector also records the components’ retention time based on the order in which they come off the column. This output can then be analyzed based on peak area to determine the exact nature of the sample’s components or fed into another analytical machine for additional analysis as in the case of LC-MS.
Microbiology Panel – Contaminant Testing
The microbiology panel involves ensuring products are below acceptable limits for common and dangerous microbes by culturing samples with growth media for pathogenic species. All products that are extracts of biological entities undergo this panel. The tests included in the panel are Salmonella, Listeria, E.Coli, and Total Coliforms.
GC-MS – Contaminant Testing
Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical method that combines the features of gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a mixed test sample. Applications of GC-MS include drug detection, fire investigation, environmental analysis, explosives investigation, and identification of unknown samples. GC-MS has been regarded as a “gold standard” for forensic substance identification because it is used to perform a 100% specific test, which positively identifies the presence of a particular substance. A nonspecific test merely indicates that any of several in a category of substances is present. Although a nonspecific test could statistically suggest the identity of the substance, this could lead to false positive identification.
We use GC-MS to test for residual solvents, pesticides and other contaminants in plant extracts.
Reviewing Third Party Analysis Results
After the third party test results are received, the documents are compared against the specifications for the material and deemed as pass or fail. Any material which fails to meet any specification is subject to further third party testing. The material will be rejected if one or more specifications fail the additional testing. If the material passes all specifications, then we complete the in-house testing process.
In addition to third party analysis we conduct in-house analysis with some of the techniques mentioned techniques.
Our Quality Control Policy
It is Austin Nootropics policy to assist every person in achieving their health and performance goals by consistently delivering the finest quality supplements that not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations.
Quality Mission Statement
Management will continuously review its efforts to exceed our customers’ expectations with an emphasis on making sure every aspect of the company exhibits a commitment to the Quality Policy.
This commitment will be maintained through
Appropriate testing of each product through reputable third party labs and in-house gs-ms testingSuperior customer serviceContinuous improvement of processes and proceduresHonesty and integrity in our marketing