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More than analyses,

The chemistry behind natural products can get rather complicated. We are committed to guiding our customers through to help them understand the data we provide by using non-technical language.

Having collected data for over fifteen years, we can efficiently determine the chemical composition of volatile mixtures.

  • Perfumes
  • Plants or plant-derived fragrant products
  • Cannabis and hemp
  • e-liquids from e-cigarettes
  • Essential oils
  • Hydrosols

We use GC-FID and GC-MS methods to analyse volatile compounds.

PhytoChemia analyzes medical cannabis and industrial hemp. We also offer scientific consulting and third-party analytical services to producers, patients and individuals of the industry.

  • Quantification of cannabinoids including THC and CBD
  • Profiling of volatile compounds including terpenes
  • Consulting services for experimental plan design and research
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  • Acid, ester and saponification value
  • Quantification of one or more fatty acids
  • Fatty acids profile
Analyses are performed by titrimetry or GC

In Natural Health Product analysis, PhytoChemia applies validated analytical protocols based on literature or regulations, such as USP, European Pharmacopoeia or any other Health Canada approved monography compendium when requesting an NPN. We can also customize analytical methods that correspond to your innovative self-care products when no other suitable option exists.

  • Quantification of compounds in a vegetal extract or finished product
  • Comparison of a chemical profile with literature or a reference profile
  • Identification of a reference substance in an unknown sample
Depending on the product, these analyses can be performed either by GC or by HPLC

PhytoChemia can help you even before a product is marketed. Let us help you optimize your extraction and production methods, choose where to obtain your raw materials and maximize the effects of your products.

  • Comparison of extracts obtained from various processes
  • Geographical, climatic or seasonal variation of plant chemistry
  • Selecting suppliers according to scientific data
  • Stability and degradation of products
  • Optimization of growth methods
  • And the list of possibilities goes on…
  • Steam distillation, hydrodistillation or Clevenger distillation for essential oils, hydrosols and cannabis
  • Solvent extraction (soxhlet, macerate, sonication) at lab-scale
  • Sample pretreatment
  • Detection of parabens above a given threshold
  • Depending on requests, possibility of extending to other compounds (e. g. triclosan, BHT, phthalates…)
  • We can analyze one or many of the following simple acids: lactic, malic, ascorbic, citric, tartaric, shikimic, fumaric, oxalic, cafeic, ferulic, benzoic, salicylic, sorbic acids and more.

The 2003/15/CE directive of the European Parliament defined specific labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in Europe. Twenty-six allergen substances must be analyzed and labelled if their content is higher than a given threshold in a product. PhytoChemia is able to perform this test.


Consulting Services

  • Business ideas with plant-based products
  • Contacts with other professionals to suit your needs
  • Explanations of your analytical results and their meaning
  • Scientific advice on the implementation of your processes
  • Consulting services to market or license a natural health product with Health Canada
  • And the list of possibilities goes on…