Consumers now want to test for everything and be more sensitive to what ingredients are in their food and dietary supplements.
Sandra Lee is an analytical testing expert and CEO of NJ Labs, a nationally recognized provider and advocate for quality in chemistry and microbiology testing that serves the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, dietary supplement, cosmetic, cannabis/CBD, dairy, and food industries.
She says that although COVID has brought more attention to the importance of rapid at-home tests, there are other types of health testing consumers should get familiar with in 2022. One important test kit to have on hand is a tick test, especially during tick season (April-October). Lyme disease is a year-long problem, but most people are infected during the height of tick season. Lyme disease symptoms can easily be confused with COVID symptoms, and if not treated right away can result in lifelong health issues including chronic fatigue, joint pain and weakness, arthritis, and a compromised immune system.
Sandra tells us more about these trends, the FDA's stance, and NJ Labs' tick collection kit.