Boehringer Manheim Starch Test
The minimum percentage of aloe required in products is set by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC), and our Boehringer Manheim Starch Test can verify whether a product meets these standards, determining the exact percentage of maltodextrin within the sample, providing much-needed transparency to our customers.
Dry Down and Refractormeter Tests
These tests work in tandem to determine the level of “solids” within the product sample, which are not all necessarily from aloe itself. The Dry Down test removes liquid from the sample, leaving solid specimens behind. The refractometer measures the content of solids within a concentrate, such as a powder. We can separate chemicals and compounds that aren’t naturally occurring using these two methods.
The High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) test measures the malic acid content, a naturally occurring compound in aloe vera, and separates it from fumaric and lactic acid content, compounds formed by the rapid breakdown of malic acid. This provides insight into the quality of the processing the sample underwent and, by extension, how beneficial it is to the consumer.