Herbal Materials & Natural Foods Analysis with Handheld Raman

To demonstrate the advantages of using a 1064 nm analyzer, the identification of two separate natural ingredients, turmeric and green tea powder was performed.

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Background

Dietary supplement manufacturers are required to use at least one appropriate test method to verify the identity of any component or excipient used in the manufacturing of a dietary supplement. Manufacturers are also required to confirm identity of all components to determine if applicable specifications are met. Progeny handheld Raman is ideal for identification due to its chemical selectivity.