Alkemist Labs First to Protect COAs Against Counterfeits

Scottsdale, AZ (January 24, 2024) – HealthLOQ is pleased to announce that Alkemist Labs is the first analytical testing laboratory serving the natural products industry to fully protect their certificates of analysis (COAs) against counterfeits and unauthorized tampering using HealthLOQ’s document protection software. In addition to ongoing tests and certificates, Alkemist Labs has protected the entirety of their almost 300,000 historical COAs from would-be bad actors, while protecting client confidentiality. Retailers, regulators, consumers or any other interested party are now able to verify in seconds if a given document is the unaltered, original Alkemist COA ( and 

HealthLOQ leverages zero-knowledge proof, blockchain, and cryptography technologies to enable the protection and validation of digital documents without breaching confidentiality requirements. Original, authentic documents are processed through an irreversible one-way encryption within the Alkemist Labs server environment, resulting in a unique “digital fingerprint” of the document. This digital fingerprint is then stored on an unalterable blockchain ledger and is perpetually available for comparison against the digital fingerprint of any purported authentic documents that have been processed by the same encryption algorithm. 

The HealthLOQ authentication service is non-disruptive to existing workflows, automated, and preserves the privacy and proprietary nature of each document. 

“Our transparency in including the relevant test methods with each C of A had made us particularly vulnerable to document counterfeiting over the years,” said Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs. “It’s a risk we had to take to push the needle on transparency, but we’ve been fighting bad actors who altered and misused those documents. HealthLOQ’s program helps protect both us and our customers. 

“We are proud to partner with Alkemist Labs to help establish the Alkemist COA as the industry-leading standard of integrity and digital passport that can help protect brands, retailers and consumers against counterfeits and adulteration,” said HealthLOQ CEO Derek Lurth. “Alkemist has once again differentiated itself as a pioneer of trust, transparency, and quality in the natural products industry.“ 

About Alkemist Labs 

Alkemist Labs, founded in 1997, is an ISO 17025 accredited contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification, quantitative analytical services, and contaminant screening for the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical, Cosmeceutical, and legal psychedelic and cannabis industries. Located in a state-of-the-art facility in Garden Grove, California, Alkemist Labs offers clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the identity, purity, and quality of botanical raw materials, dietary ingredients, and finished products. DEA registered 1, 2, 3n, and 4 for over 20 years, Alkemist is also approved to be on California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) list for hemp testing. 

About HealthLOQ 

The HealthLOQ platform is a lightweight, rapid-adoption transparency and trust solution that exists at the ecosystem level. HealthLOQ promotes collaboration between business partners through zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) verification of documentation of products and companies. HealthLOQ builds trust with consumers by bringing transparency to supply chains and product testing. HealthLOQ connects consumers with organizations throughout the supply chain, with other concerned consumers, and with health practitioners. 

Suzanne Shelton, The Shelton Group
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