Application Note: Determination of Metals in Dietary Supplements Using HR-CS Solid AAS
7 December 2016

The consumption of dietary supplements is widely spread and on the rise. These dietary supplements are generally used without prescriptions, proper counseling or any awareness of their potential health risks. To ensure the safety of these products and increase the awareness of the citizen to benefit from these dietary supplements it is of great importance to perform diligent analysis for (toxic) metals present in dietary supplements. Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) is a robust, reliable, and sensitive analytical technique which is well suited for the determination of heavy metals. This analytical technique is therefore widely employed for this purpose.