At Nature's Laboratory werre reuniting science and nature through rigorous targeted research. We seek to produce natural medicines and skincare products of the highest quality. We regularly conduct research, finding evidence for the products our practitioners use.
Some of our Collaborators
We've undertaken two KTP projects with Bradford University, who have also helped us with complex formulations and provided access to advanced analytical technology.
University of East London
We're partnering with UEL on a PhD project looking at optimizing the process of extracting helpful chemicals from propolis. This should pave the way for new medicines.
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett students have undertaken research into propolis, including a project which looked at the antibacterial properties of propolis mouthwash.
Research & Analysis Services
With our in-house laboratory and experienced staff we can undertake various research projects and perform chemical analysis.
HPLC stands for High-Performance Liquid Chromotography. It can be used to detect the existence of a specific chemical or range of chemicals within a liquid. Within ourwork at Nature's Laboratory we've used HPLC analysis to determine levels of specific chemical compounds within herbal medicines, for example.
Specific Gravity, pH and Dissolved Solids Testing
Specific Gravity (sometimes called Relative Density) testing is used to determine the density of a substance in comparison to a given reference. pH testing determines how acidic or alkali a substance is, or whether it sits within safe tolerance. Dissolved Solids testing reveals how much material has been disolved into a liquid during an extraction process, this can be an indication of how efficient an extraction process is.
Trace levels of pesticides are increasingly common, as modern agricultural practices depend on chemical fertilisers. We can test organic materials for traces of pesticides and produce a report stating the safety or otherwise of the materials.
Microbial Testing determines whether a food item, or some other edible material, is safe for consumption. Microbial Testing is commonly used in food and health manufacturing.
Our team can produce reports or presentations, making scientific analysis easily digestible and undertstandable.