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Going Beyond Testing

We have released a new podcast series called, ‘Going Beyond Testing’ in 2022 to give companies and consumers an insider’s look at testing practices and what should be tested to keep products safe and effective. The series will cover the importance of analytical testing, emphasizing transparency and integrity in the testing practices and what’s required by testing labs to make dietary supplements, including cannabis and CBD products, as well as pharmaceutical drugs safe. The podcast series aims to educate both businesses and consumers about these practices, taking viewers through various areas of testing disciplines, including potency, heavy metal testing procedures, as well as highlighting what types of companies should be testing products.

The podcast content is delivered by Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs, a privately owned FDA and DEA inspected facility that has been a mainstay in the testing industry for 85 years. Joining Lee as host and executive producer in the series is Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive director of “Late Night Health Radio,” a consumer-driven show focusing on a myriad of health topics in holistic naturopathic and traditional healthcare.

“Transparency is important in every aspect of our work with manufacturers and it is vital to the health and safety of consumers,” said Lee. “It’s important for companies to prove that a product is safe with testing, as well as be honest with customers if something has gone wrong and show how it is going to be corrected. This is why a trusted lab is needed as a partner in the process to be honest about testing results even if it’s not what the company wants to hear.”

Check out all the episodes below:

Episode 1 – Believe in Science

In this premier episode Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” interviews our CEO Sandra Lee about the “science behind everything.”

Episode 2 – What do Testing Labs do?

In this episode Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with our CEO Sandra Lee about the importance of what testing labs do, specifically with regards to testing for potency and method verification.

Episode 3 – Who should be testing and why?

In this episode Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with our CEO Sandra Lee at who should be testing and why?

Episode 4 – Potency

In this episode, Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with our CEO Sandra Lee at Testing for Potency. Plus, Sandra Lee explains the quality checks that go into the testing processes that analyze product potency.

Episode 5 – Heavy Metals Testing

In this episode of Going Beyond Testing, Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee at an important topic: Heavy Metals Testing. Let’s face it. Heavy metals are just about in all products everywhere. Lee explains the intricacies of testing products for heavy metals and lets viewers in on the fact that the FDA prefers testing for heavy metals using ICPMS.

Episode 6 – CDB and Cannabis

In this episode of Going Beyond Testing, Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist, and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee at the challenges of CBD and Cannabis testing. What is discovered is that we still have a situation of “Buyer Beware” due to conflicting regulations and lack of recognized and validated testing methods.

Episode 7 – Testing Methodologies

In this weeks episode, Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist, and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee at how to find the “sweet spot” in components within your product samples to achieve more consistent, accurate testing results.

Episode 8 – Mycotoxins and More

This week’s episode of Going Beyond Testing discusses Mycotoxins and More. Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist, and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee at how protocols for mycotoxin testing are so important and required by the FDA.

Episode 9 – Tips on Dealing with FDA Regulations

Pharmaceuticals vs. Nutraceuticals vs. Supplements. On the surface, the FDA might allow manufacturers to treat these categories slightly different than pharmaceuticals but, in the end, this might spell trouble. Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee at how developing a Quality Management System that treats all product samples like a pharmaceutical is in the long run, your best approach.

Episode 10 – Solving for Solvents

Find out how and why the use of solvents and the proper testing for them is a critical part in the manufacturing of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical products. Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist, and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio” takes an inside look with NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee at Solving for Solvents.

Episode 11 – We are all Consumers

In the end, we are all consumers and as consumers, we trust product manufacturers to do the right thing. In episode 11 of our Going Beyond Testing series, NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee discusses this motivation which has inspired her work in the testing industry with Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio”. That motivation is to let consumers know what is in the products they use and more importantly, to use them while knowing they are safe.

Episode 12 – Why we need testing

“Trust but verify.” In episode 12 of our Going Beyond Testing series, NJ Labs CEO Sandra Lee discusses with Mark Alyn, an award-winning journalist and executive producer of “Late Night Health Radio,” the principle of “trust but verify” which will ensure that the highest standards of quality will be maintained when testing products.