Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Testing
Venture Laboratories provides product testing of novel compounds, routine raw material quality assurance testing, and label guarantee using AOAC, USP, FCC and other methods.
A few of our services are listed below. If you don’t see what you need, contact us.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
α-Lipoic acid (also known as thioctic acid) has been documented as an enzyme cofactor and an antioxidant.
Identification and Quantification of α-Lipoic acid by HPLC (USP-NF Method).
Beta Glucan Content (Yeast, Fungi and Algae)
1-3)-β-glucans are widely distributed in nature, especially in algae, fungi and yeast, and also in higher plants. Venture Labs offers 1,3:1,6-beta-glucan specific testing as well as quantifying α-glucan in preparations. Contact Us for assays to address your specific needs.
Cholic Acid Content
CoEnzyme Q10 Assay
Fatty Acid Analysis
An important source of antioxidant compounds the flavonol glycosides are water-soluble pigments responsible for the yellowish hues of cereal grains, fruits and vegetables. Among the most prominent flavonol glycosides are Quercetin, Resveratrol, Gallic acid and Ellagic acid.
HPLC analysis of many Flavonol glycosides using USP-NF methods. Contact us for the availability of analysis of specific flavonol compounds.
Folic Acid Analysis
Gluconic Acid Assay
Glucomannan from Konjac Flour
Konjac flour is a hydrocolloidal polysaccharide from the tubers of Amorphophallus species of plants. It is a glucomannan polysaccharide consisting of β-1,4 linked glucose and mannose with a molar ratio of 1.6(mannose):1.0(glucose). It is commonly used as a diet aid, gelling agent, thickener, and emulsifier.
Food Chemicals Codex microscopic test
FCC Gel Test
FCC Heat Stable gel test
FCC Total carbohydrate (by subtraction)
Percent glucose and mannose (by HPLC)
Inulin and oligofructose occur in foods such as chicory, garlic, onion, artichoke, asparagus, and leeks. The associated fructans are fermented by desirable bacteria such as Bifidobacteria. It is thought that a number of health benefits are associated with increased levels of Bifidobacteria including reductions in Clostridia and coliform bacteria and antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties (Sparkes et al., 1998; Reddy, 1999).
USP Method of Analysis
Magnesium Citrate Assay
Methylsulfonylmethane Assay (MSM)
MSM by USP Method
Total Phenolics Assay
The polyphenolics are important secondary metabolites produced by plants. Pholyphenolics are responsible for the color and flavor of plant materials. Many have been found to have strong antioxidant and anticancer activities.
Total polyphenolic compounds – By Folin-Ciocaltaeu Colorimetry. Contact us for the availability of analysis of specific Polyphenolic compounds.
Rutin by AOAC Official Method 952.28 (spectrophotometric method) or USP-NF USP40–NF35 Page 7005 (HPLC Method)
Water Soluble: Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Cyanocobalamine (B12), Folic acid, Niacinamide, Pantothenic acid, Para-aminobenzoic acid, thiamine.
Fat Soluble: Vitamin A, A acetate, Vitamin D2, D3, Vitamin E, E acetate and Vitamin K.
Quantification by American Association of Cereal Chemists methods, USP, HPLC and AOAC methods.
Volatile Fatty Acids
(Formic, Acetic, Propionic, Butyric, Isobutyric, Valeric, Isovaleric acids)
Quantification by HPLC or Gas Chromatography.