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Offline david522

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Layman terms?
« on: November 02, 2014, 03:59:50 AM »
Looking for layman terms of the following "Any substance that is a chemically-defined isolated constituent of plants, animals or minerals"

Would this include plant extracts like Rhodiola rosea or ginseng?

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Re: Layman terms?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 05:24:52 AM »
Is this for a patent?

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Re: Layman terms?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 08:16:09 PM »
You could use the term "naturally obtainable substance"

This is quite broad, it even includes elemental fluorine. Although I am not sure how easy this is to isolate from the mineral it does exist.
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Re: Layman terms?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 09:01:33 PM »
These are laws regarding what can go into a supplement.

Wouldn't caffeine fall under this umbrella?

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Re: Layman terms?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 12:02:52 AM »
These are laws regarding what can go into a supplement.

Wouldn't caffeine fall under this umbrella?

IMO it would.

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Re: Layman terms?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 12:13:28 AM »
These are laws regarding what can go into a supplement.

Wouldn't caffeine fall under this umbrella?

In this sense it means the natural product  rather than the synthetic product. i.e. caffeine from coffee beans falls under this definition but synthetic caffeine does not (even if the precursor is natural. Also natural menthol from Mentha piperita fits the definition but synthetic menthol prepared from α-pinene.

In some cases it is necessary to obtain a certificate of analysis from the manufacturer / vendor unless you have the analytical capabilities for impurity profiling.

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