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Garden Grove, CA (March 21, 2018) – Visitors to Alkemist Labs’ web store will notice quite a few new botanical reference materials (BRMs) available for plants and plant parts that were previously unavailable to the market. In addition to existing offerings from Extrasynthese, Alkemist Labs’ own line, and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s AHP-Verified Botanical Reference Materials,

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Alkemist Labs Has Moved!


  Dear Valued Client, Alkemist Labs is now operating out of a new state-of-the-art facility!   Samples should be shipped to our new address: Alkemist Labs 12661 Hoover Street Garden Grove, CA 92841 Download our updated Sample Submission Form   Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about our relocation: What if

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A Visit to Extrasynthese


There is nothing quite like experiencing something in person to truly appreciate it. The short version is, I can confirm from personal experience that the Extrasynthese phytochemical reference standards we distribute are exceptional. But here’s the long version: For two years it has been my pleasure to work for Alkemist Labs and with Extrasynthese as

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Beyond Compliance: Current Challenges in Quality Testing of Dietary Supplements


The regulatory climate in the dietary supplements industry has heated up recently in the wake of enforcement actions by State Attorneys General, as well as some negative media attention; many companies are allocating bigger budgets to Quality Control departments and expanding testing programs.  As business models increasingly trend toward being less vertically integrated, diversification and

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Alkemist Labs Experts On Hand To Demystify Testing At Expo West / Engredea


20TH Anniversary Champagne Celebration Friday In Booth Costa Mesa, CA (February 14, 2017) – When the entire natural products and dietary supplements industry descends once again upon Anaheim, California March 9 -12, 2017 an important goal on attendees’ minds is gathering information on the most vital industry issues. And since botanical product testing is high on

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Happy 20th Anniversary to Us: A Business Parable


Twenty years is a significant milestone, particularly for a specialized, independently owned business like Alkemist Labs, so of course I’ve been thinking about where we started, how history has shaped our company, and where we are headed. The name Sudberg is said to be derived from the word Südberger, which roughly means South Mountain Herder.

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