Biological Activity and Potency Testing
The Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research specializes in assessing the ability of nutritional supplements and pure compounds prepared from botanicals to act as antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, antiviral, immunostimulant or immunosuppressant agents. We have developed a number of testing protocols using both human cell lines and mouse animal models to ensure the biological activity (bioactivity) and potency of both nutritional supplements and pure compounds prepared from botanicals. These protocols have also been adapted for use in human clinical studies. We also offer testing to determine the concentrations of specific ingredients that can be extracted from different botanicals, such as the levels of ginsenosides and complex polysaccharides in ginseng and cannabinoids and terpenes in hemp.