Mycotoxin testing awareness has increased as countries involved in world trade of raw agriculture and processed consumer products rely on a safe global food supply
Beverages, such as sodas and energy drinks, can include a number of polar ingredients, which are easily soluble in the water matrix of the drinks. These ingredients include sweeteners (sugars and sugar substitutes), caffeine, vitamin supplements, amino acids, organic acids, and plant extracts. Because the analytes are already in solution, there is no need for extensive sample preparation. Dilution followed by direct injection into an HPLC is typically suitable.
Ascentis Express 5 micron columns provide a new choice for improving the performance of traditional HPLC systems. Based on Fused-Core particle technology, Ascentis Express provides the benefits of high speed and high efficiencies without the concerns of smaller particle columns. Due to the high efficiencies at low backpressures, Ascentis Express 5 micron can benefit conventional HPLC users with no drawbacks.
Vitamin D deficiency has become a topic of interest in recent publications (1–3). Vitamin D is present in two forms, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin D2. D3 is produced after ultraviolet light-stimulated conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin (3).