Yes. All of our peptides come in a raw lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder form and must be reconstituted with bacteriostatic water, which must be purchased separately elsewhere online, as we do not carry it.
Good question. Our primary leverage is volume and industry experience. When we purchase material at large scale we benefit from economies of scale in manufacturing and quality control. Combined with best practices and well developed processes we are able to price competitively while spending more on quality control.
Our prices are derived from operational costs plus a minimum margin that allows us to reinvest in the development of new products. We believe in sustainable business practices, so that we can focus on your needs, your satisfaction and the development of products that create the most value for clients.
We verify every batch of every product with the help of accredited independent third party laboratories. The equipment and methods required for each product vary widely. For this reason we work with several specialty labs and PhDs in analytical and organic chemistry to design our analytical methods
A certificate of analysis, like any other certificate, is as valuable as the issuer and the trust you place in the issuer. A COA from a company that you do not have a relationship with and which does not have a track record of ethical behavior is unreliable. In the absence of trust you can rely on raw analytical data and for that reason we generally try to provide this raw data or use well known contract labs for our third party analysis.
Third party testing helps assure you are getting exactly what you paid for. A vendor can tell you whatever they want but if an independent third party registered lab is certifying it, what they say will carry more weight.
Let’s go into detail about what that means. A third party lab is a lab that is not run by the vendor or the manufacturer (first and second parties). The third party lab should also be independent, meaning they are not controlled by the other parties and have no conflict of interest about the results of analysis.
It’s important the lab is reputable. If the lab doesn’t know what they’re doing or cuts corners it means their analysis might not be valid. There is a lot of fraud in the analytical chemistry industry, and it’s important to work with companies that value integrity and ethics. We’ve seen unethical labs ask their clients what they want the results to say, before they even get a sample in.
We work hard to assure our contract labs are both ethical and use well validated analytical methods.
All of our single molecule product purity standard is ≥99% and additive-free.
We do not carry any solvents for reconstitution of peptides and we have no intention of carrying them in the future.
Unless stated otherwise we guarantee a shelf life of 2 years from the date of manufacture with proper storage and handling.
For a more detailed answer, let’s take altitude. Due to the second law of thermodynamics entropy is always increasing. As a result the active chemical molecules of a product are always degrading, albeit slowly. Eventually there will be a measurable decrease in potency. This can take several years with proper handling and storage.
Unfortunately we can’t provide a more precise answer. True shelf life is variable and in most cases little data is available for novel compounds. Shelf life decreases with exposure to heat, moisture, oxygen and sunlight, which can create free radicals and break chemical bonds. Shelf life can be extended by deep freeze (-20°C or -80°C). A powder ingredient in deep freeze could have a shelf life in excess of 10 years with minimal degradation. It is not recommended to store a liquid, oil or solution product at anything below room temperature because this will alter the solubility properties and may precipitate the mixture, rendering it non-uniform and difficult to measure without resuspension.