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  • Pharma ,Cosmetic, Food, Vegetarian grade RM’s

    Posted by JellyFishKarma on September 19, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Except for the obvious, could certain RM grades be swapped out for another? When I call a vendor sometimes I am told their products are not meant for food, or pets just for the lab. Does that mean it is totally bad or they don’t have a clearance or protocol?

    Herbnerd replied 10 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Herbnerd

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    September 20, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Often it is around the purity of the ingredient in question - and sometimes there is no difference at all. Food products tend to have a higher purity (lower heavy metals and other contaminants) because we ingest more food and smaller quantities of pharma and in theory, not ingesting cosmetics.

    Generally (at least here in NZ) the main difference can be who is selling what and the agreements they have with various agencies. One supplier has the agency for food products and another has the agency for pharma and yet another has the agency for cosmetics.

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