TriNutra’s ThymoQuin ingredient meets USP monograph standard for black seed oil

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The USP monograph covers full-spectrum black seed oil.

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Black seed oil ingredients supplier TriNutra (Harrison, NY) and its U.S. distribution partner Barrington Nutritionals (Harrison, NY) announced that TriNutra’s ThymoQuin-brand ingredients meet the monograph standard published by the US Pharmacopeia – National Formulary (USP-NF) for black seed oil. The company says this attests to the quality of its black seed ingredients. TriNutra describes itself as a “supplier of the first cold-pressed, full-spectrum black seed oil standardized to 3% thymoquinone.”

USP monographs are benchmarks for high-quality ingredient standards for ingredient identity, strength/potency, and purity. The USP monograph for black seed oil covers full-spectrum black seed oil, including standardization for:

  • Thymoquinone minimum of 3%
  • P-cymene minimum of 1% (to prevent adulteration)
  • Carvacrol no more than 0.1%,
  • Acid Value no more than 2.5%
  • Fatty acid profile
  • Other identifications such as ash content, iodine number, etc.

“With the traction the black seed oil market has right now, and the recent adulteration report published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program, it is imperative that a better quality standard be in place,” said Morris Zelkha, CEO of TriNutra, in a press release.

“This USP monograph is just the first step in strengthening the quality of black seed oils across the industry,” added Chris Holland, vice president of sales, Barrington Nutritionals, in the press release. “I am encouraged by TriNutra’s pioneering work in providing the consumer an extra layer of quality assurance when selecting a product to buy.”

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