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Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Introduction

  • Welcome to our quick guide; we will go over the differences between bulk chemicals and supplements.
  • Providing consumers and businesses an overview of the regulatory differences.
  • We'll use Ascorbic Acid (you might know it as Vitamin C) as our example.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Bulk Chemicals

  • Ascorbic Acid can be purchased in bulk from various sources, including our website.
  • When purchased from us, you have multiple sizes of 1 kg jars, 4 kg small pails, 12 kg medium pails, and 25 kg boxes.

How we repackage products

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Documents

Generally speaking, when requested for a purchase, a chemical distributor should make accessible:

  • Certificate of analysis, commonly called COA.
  • Multi-page document called an (SDS) safety data sheet or (MSDS) material safety data sheet.

Examples of documents for Ascorbic Acid are listed below.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Certificate of Analysis

There is two ways to access our COA's certificates of analysis.

  1. By selecting any product picture on our website, you can scroll and find the certificate of analysis.
  2. To obtain a PDF copy of the certificate of analysis for a purchase made with Ingredient Depot, send our compliance team a quick note.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Safety Document

  • The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is available upon request for your purchase.
  • This PDF document contains the details on the chemical's properties, hazards, safe handling procedures, storage requirements, emergency response measures, and disposal guidelines.

It's a document to help businesses keep everyone safe while working with the chemical.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Other documents

  • All our products have available a certificate of analysis and safety data sheet.
  • A few other products may have available other documents.
  • For our Ascorbic Acid, we have the manufacturer's nutritional information and four additional documents.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Product Labels

  • Bulk chemical product labels will contain the various identifiers of the raw material.
  • Also include required referenced information from the COA and SDS documents for technical and safety information, ensuring proper handling, storage, and use.
  • Bulk chemicals are not labelled or packaged for personal consumption.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Conclusion

  • They are sold to businesses of all sizes and entrepreneurs who are formulating or manufacturing final-use products containing ascorbic acid.
  • Bulk chemicals provide technical and safety information for proper handling, usage, and compliance with industry standards.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Supplements: An Overview

Always in context of Ascorbic Acid

Stores with supplements

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplement

Availability

  • You will find Ascorbic Acid in consumer products like dietary supplements or over-the-counter medications.
Individual doses

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Packaging

  • These products are labelled, formulated, dosed, and packaged for personal consumption.
  • Always read the labels to see what other products are included in the formula.
Reading labels

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Label information

  • Dosage instructions provided on consumer product labels help ensure the right amount of Ascorbic Acid is consumed.

Purchasing Bulk Chemicals vs. Supplements

Conclusion

  • They are sold to businesses of all sizes and entrepreneurs who are formulating or manufacturing final-use products containing ascorbic acid.
  • Bulk chemicals provide technical and safety information for proper handling, usage, and compliance with industry standards.

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