Product Testing

IA Superpharma employs industry-standard laboratory testing to ensure purity and potency of all products. Testing is performed systematically throughout the year as part of our internal quality control process. Due to the volume of testing required, we outsource approximately 60% of this testing to registered 3rd-party laboratories.

Testing Step 1: High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
HPLC is used to identify ALL compounds present in a given mixture. The purpose of this test is to confirm the presence of all active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and also to confirm the absence of everything else (contaminants). The numbers resulting from this test are compared to numbers obtained from testing a "reference standard" in the exact same manner (reference standards are typically purchased from Sigma Aldrich).

Testing Step 2: Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
GC-MS is used to quantify the exact amount of a given substance present. The purpose of this test is to validate product dosing and concentration.

Some notes on DIY home-testing:
For peace of mind, many customers opt to test their PEDs using popular at-home test kits such as LabMax or ROIDTEST. In today's world that's filled with counterfeit products and knockoffs, it's the smart thing to do. Fortunately, because we ship directly to you, you don't have to worry about resellers or rogue pharmacies switching product out or faking labels. Anyway, if you do choose to test at home, there are a few caveats to these kits:

  • The strong acids in these tests are dangerous. Wear gloves and always follow instructions!
  • Once you combine a test sample with reagent, the resulting mixture is NO LONGER EDIBLE OR INJECTABLE. Don't do it!
  • Binders and fillers in oral capsules vary depending on the active ingredient. SOME of our oral caps contain Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This will substantially throw the color of the test (usually lighter in color).
  • DIY kits are created to test for the presence of a particular compound only, and do not cover possible contaminants.
  • Ratios of test ingredient to test reagent affect test outcome. If counting drops, ensure you're using the correct gauge needle. For powders, an inexpensive milligram "jewelry" scale can assist in getting an accurate sample size.
  • A 365nm UV flashlight may be useful in confirming some tests. Don't get scammed on eBay or Amazon trying to buy cheap - most of those are 395nm/405nm. Search specifically for 365nm UV!

Need help with the at-home test? Send us a note, we'd be happy to offer additional advice -- we've used quite a few of these tests in the past.

Recent Testing Results

Examples of our most recent testing will appear below in PDF format. These tests are performed on our bulk powders as a first step before any processing or assembly is done. Because we own the entire production cycle, we certify our bulk powders and finished retail products using the same testing process.

Note: Products that were 3rd-party tested in the USA are specifically omitted, by request of the laboratory (legitimate labs in the USA cannot legally perform these tests unless the request originates from an agency authorized to request such tests -- e.g. Law Enforcement). If you're interested in the numeric test values for an unlisted product, please inquire here, and let us know if you're looking for latest stock (what's currently for sale), or stock from a previous order you placed (tell us your order number).

Previous Testing