Development Of Digestion Methods

Development of Digestion Methods for Determination of Elemental Impurities in Ayurvedic Supplements

Authors: K.Davis and M. Cree

USP is revising General Chapter <231> Heavy Metals to update methodology and establish acceptable limits for metal impurities. <2232> Elemental Contaminants in Dietary Supplements is being developed to provide guidance for supplements. As herbal products can be notoriously difficult to digest, the purpose of this work is to develop suitable microwave digestion procedures to support USP General Chapter <2232>.