Why are we testing this?
Lead is one of the most well known poisons and it is also relatively easy to detect since it has a distinct taste. This element can easily be found in various forms throughout nature, especially within rocks from which it may leach into soil and water during rainfalls, etc.Some plants absorb lead very efficiently, in part because of the fact that plants are immobile and so they must rely on what is available to them.
Why do I care?
Normal synthesized health supplements containing vitamins and minerals will not contain lead. Tablets like Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), B complex formulations are a few examples. However, when it comes to herbal extracts, the chances of lead content are more.Lead content is naturally present in the soil and will thus be present in the plants and herbs from which we take the extracts. However, in some cases, the lead content can go to high levels of toxicity and can cause permanent and significant damage to the human body. Through this test, we ensure that the lead levels are at negligible levels and do not affect the human body, thus making it safe to consume.