Subject: Vitamins: Check quality yourself -misconception!




I never said that this was how the USP did the test. I stated that this

is a way to test vitamins without the USP label. It does work and has

been tried by myself and a number of my friends and associates.




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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 22:23:40 +0000


From: owner-ismnt mailing list <ismnt@Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE>

Subject: Vitamins: Check quality yourself -misconception!






Subject: Re: Vitamins: Check quality yourself! wrote:


>A good test of vitamins is have the USP approval

>on the label. They say that the product will disolve in your system

>within 45 minutes. A good test for this is to take the vitamin pills

>and place them in a small amount of vinegar and see if they disolve in

>the required 45 minutes. if so, then you have an acceptable product.


Although quality control is a real and serious issue in the

supplement business, the self-test you describe is not the

USP method and will not yield reliable results of disintegration

or dissolution. This is a popular misconception.



Elliott Goodman




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